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Aung Pyae Soe

Aung Pyae Soe, Freelance landscape photographer

Name: Aung Pyae Soe
Country: Myanmar (Yangon)
Job: Freelance landscape photographer

Where is your favorite place to photograph in Myanmar?
My favorite place is Bagan, an ancient city of Myanmar. The city filled with pagodas is one of the attractions to me.

What do you love about your job?
For the moment, I have full attention on photography. I notice the beauty of nature whenever I get a chance to travel.

What do you dislike about your job?
Nothing really. Because this is not only my profession but also my passion.

What are the difficulties you face as a travel photographer?
As a photographer, I will always learn new things.

I have new destinations to explore and new challenges to face. I won’t ever be fed up with my job.

Tell us about your favourite photo that you have taken in Myanmar.
This photo was taken in the early morning of Bagan, the ancient city. One can see the most picturesque scene of golden rays on the pagodas only in this place. This scene will appeal to everyone’s eyes. At Bagan, all the seasons have their own beauties to enjoy so we photographers never feel bored to record those scenes.

On a typical photography trip in Myanmar, what gear do you usually take with you?
Normally I take these things: camera, lens, batteries, memory cards, hard drive storage, tripod, laptop, camera bag, lens and sensor cleaning kits.

What advice would you give to someone interested in becoming a professional travel photographer?
Just one piece of advice that is: don’t forget the importance of passion within photography. A travel photographer needs patience, passion and enough time to get a good photo.  

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