Born in Beijing, China in 1988, Tianran Qin started to learn photography during his undergrad study. After earned the bachelor’s degree in engineering in industrial design in 2010, Qin became a commercial photographer. In 2015, Qin went to the U.S.A. and studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2018, Qin got the M.F.A. in photography.