Smiles of Thailand is a photo essay showcasing the lovely Thai people in both posed and candid portraits. The following photos are from the capital city of Bangkok and the regions north (including Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, etc). Thai people are known for their hospitality and wonderful smiles; however, what may not be as well known is that a smile does not always indicate happiness. During some of what many would consider ‘stressful’ moments a Thai person might be smiling. One thing I’m quite certain of though is that the smiles I’ve captured here are authentic and genuine happy faces.
This lovely lady from the Akha Hill-Tribe in Northern Thailand loved having her picture taken as is very evident by her smile.
This Thai vendor is smiling while dealing with a customer. I must say I love his hat!
These two Thai ladies are hamming it up for the camera. As a travel photography tip, one should always be ready to take the photo because one never knows when that magic moments is going to happen.
This smiling Thai girl collects donations as she entertains a crowd of mostly foreigners during the Thai Night Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
These two Thai girls have great big smiles.
A mother and daughter walk down the street together sharing a special moment – Bangkok, Thailand.
Who says I can’t show any inanimate objects? 😛 This happy looking big is experiencing a bit of bliss. As a travel photography tutorial, consider using a slower shutter speed to give the water a blurring effect, as I have done here in this photo.
This Thai lady is laughing and smiling while talking on her cell phone.
A Thai performer plays some traditional instruments in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A happy looking vendor reaches down to hand something to his customer – Bangkok, Thailand.
This Thai Lady has a bit of sassy looking grin on her face 😛
This kind rickshaw driver peddled me all over Chiang Mai on a hot afternoon and was still nice enough to let me take his picture afterwards.
Now that’s a happy looking object!
A happy vendor.
Some Thai teenage girls sharing a laugh in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Two adorable girls laughing from the Long Neck (Karen Hill Tribe) in Northern Thailand.