PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS and WORKSHOPS IN CAMBODIA
 
The Photography Tours / Workshops in Cambodia with professional photographer Eric D Vries are a great way to improve your photography skills and explore parts of Cambodia at the same time.

These photo tours / workshops are educational and hand-on experiences and Eric’s goal is to show you the best spots and locations in Angkor, Siem Reap Cambodia during your photography workshop, by sharing his experience and knowledge of photography to help you understand your equipment and archieve your goals, and to take you on incredible photo workshops that will inspire you for the rest of your life.

The ANGKOR SIEM REAP Photography Tour/Workshop
 
2-day photo experience in and around Siem Reap - Cambodia
with pro-photographer Eric d Vries.
 
“Get your cameras out and learn how to understand your camera settings and take great pictures while exploring the temples of Angkor, the lively markets, the streets of Siem Reap and the rural countryside around temple town. Not only will you learn how to shoot with more confidence, you will also learn how to choose your best work and post-process your images to create beautiful photographs with impact during the 2-day photo tour and workshop

The Siem Reap Photography Tours/Workshops is for all levels from the beginner, to the serious amateur, professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to improve their photography skills. You will be guided by a professional photographer personally to make better pictures. At the same time you will get a good view of life in Cambodia, its typical landscape, the spectacular temples and the always friendly Khmers. 

 

ULTIMATE SIEM REAP PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
2-day photography tour in and around Siem Reap

Get the most of your stay in Siem Reap while exploring the Angkor Temples, the Streets of Siem Reap and the Countryside close to the big lake. Photography Tours and Workshops in Siem Reap with professional photographer showing you the best spots and highlights during this 2-day in-depth photography tour and workshop based on light, composition, camera settings and getting more creative with your photography.

TEMPLES, THE STREETS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

First day (from 8am to 6pm)

After pick up from your hotel we’ll have a short introduction of the basics of street photography before putting in practise. The morning will be all about street photography in and around Siem Reap. After lunch and a critique session we’ll take you to the most beautiful photogenic spots at Angkor Park. We will finish at the Bayon temple during the Golden Hour. 
 
Second day (from 5am to 6pm)
 
An early morning start for sunrise at Angkor Wat (optional). We take you to some more temple sites and Angkor Park highlights before we have our lunch and a closer look at your pictures from early morning. After lunch we’ll drive into the countryside near Siem Reap. We'll show you the villages along the ricefields, local markets, scenic pagodas, life in the floating villages on the Tonle Sap. A ride out of town to the countryside and a boat trip in the late afternoon to one of the unspoiled floating villages close to the lake. We end the day watching the sun goes down over the ricefields.

Price: US$ 585 (1 and/or 2 persons)

All Year Round

 


 

Prices include:
Pick up/drop off at hotel
full-time guidance by a professional photographer
all transport (tuk tuk/boat), lunches on all days
drinking water on board

not included : the Angkor Pass (1-day 37 usd / 3-day 62 usd p.p.)

What to bring?
Camera: DSLR / mirrorless cameras
Lenses: medium zooms and wide-angles are recommended
Raincoat (during monsoon season)
Charged batteries and charger
Formatted memory cards
Sunscreen, hat and scarf for sun protection
Comfortable shoes a must!
Laptop or tablet for editing workshop participators

*All tours and workshops are not for phone, tablets etc shooters.
If you don't have a decent camera you can borrow the brand new entry-level Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens which we got especially for our clients. No extra charges, just bring a SD-card. Let us know if you want this option on your photo tour.

 

AROUND CAMBODIA PHOTO TOUR / WORKSHOP
6 days from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

 

SCHEDULED: 2020

AUGUST 17-22
OCTOBER 12-17
DECEMBER 7-12

SCHEDULED: 2021

FEBRUARY 8-13

other dates on request

 

A 6-day photography tour / workshop, led by Siem Reap-based photographer Eric d Vries, is an unique opportunity to explore Cambodia. During this exclusive tour you will get the best out of the camera and with the personal guidance you will become a better photographer. Much time during the tour will be spend on several aspects of photography, like camera settings, composition and light. This high-end photo tour and workshop comes with critique and editing sessions.

Day 1. Phnom Penh
Introduction in the morning before we are going to walk and explore the streets of Phnom Penh. We'll focus on street life, portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. We will be visiting local markets, pagodas. After lunch we will visit Tuol Sleng, the famous Central Market and we'll walk around the Chinese area.

Day 2. Oudong / Kompong Chhnang
We leave the busy capitol by car/minivan along rice fields and rural life towards Oudong Mountain, once the capital of ancient Cambodia. After lunch we continue our trip to Kompong Chhnang on the borders of Tonle Sap lake and end the day with a countryside tour and a sunset tour by boat to the floating village.

Day 3. Battambang
In the early morning we're heading downtown Kompong Chhnang for a street photography session before moving on to Battambang. The afternoon we 'll take a 4-wheel drive up Sampeau Mountain, famous for its Killing Caves. We'll end the day with a drink downtown Battambang.

Day 4. Battambang / Siem Reap
Early morning we drive along the Sangket River before visiting Ek Phnom area, a pre-Angkor temple site followed by a street photography session downtown and lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Siem Reap and make a stop at Sisophon.

Day 5. Siem Reap
A full day at the temples within the Angkor Archaeologic Park for a photo tour to Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Preah Khan and more photogenic spots, the highlights.

Day 6. Siem Reap
Explore and discover the beauty of Siem Reap's countryside. We'll show you the villages along the ricefields, local markets, scenic pagodas, life in the floating villages on the Tonle Sap. A ride out of town to the countryside and a boat trip to one of the unspoiled floating villages close to the lake.

Price: 1850 USD

Included:
*Full tuition all days (camera settings, light, composition)
*Critique and editing sessions
*Transport by A/C minivan or car / tuktuk / boat (cool drinking water on board)
*Lunches on all days
*All entrance fees

not included:
*International flights to and from Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
*7 nights hotel accommodation (ask Eric for options)
*travel insurance
*dinners
*personal expenses, tips etc

What to bring?
Camera: DSLR / mirrorless cameras
Lenses: medium zooms and wide-angles are recommended
Raincoat (during monsoon season)
Charged batteries and charger
Formatted memory cards
Sunscreen, hat and scarf for sun protection
Comfortable shoes a must!
Laptop or tablet for editing workshop participators

*All tours and workshops are not for phone, tablets etc shooters.
If you don't have a decent camera you can borrow the brand new entry-level Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens which we got especially for our clients. No extra charges, just bring a SD-card. Let us know if you want this option on your photo tour.


If you have any questions about the workshops please don’t hesitate to contact Eric at ericdvriesphotography (at) gmail (dot) com
 
Check out the gallery with photographs taken during the workshops here...

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
As an advanced amateur photographer who wanted to visit Angkor Wat and the the temples of Siem Reap area, I and my wife signed on to Eric's three day program. We received more than we expected. Of course we visited and photographed the temples.We also visited the countryside villages, markets and monasteries -getting a real "behind-the-scenes" view of life in Calmbodia. Photographing people is a favorite of mine and Eric really gave pointers on techniques to improve my skills in that area. This "tour" was like a class that not only taught me new photo skills but critiqued me just enough to allow me to improve, with the correct balance of praise versus constructive assessments. My wife, who is not into photography, was also thrilled with our tour with Eric and the special places he took us to. Eric is easy to get along with and a very skilled photographer. I would totally recommentd his tour as a unique and special way to tour Cambodia.

A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR WITH ERIC
We spent 3 great days with Eric in Siem Reap on a comprehensive photography tour covering the temples, villages and countryside. I definitely feel that my photography skills have improved a lot, he made me think about light and shadows, and street photography in a completely new way. I would wholeheartedly recommend Eric's tour to anyone who loves photography and wants to take his/her skills to a new level.

AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH ERIC
I booked 3 days with Eric and I explained to him before I came that I was a novice in photography . I totally recommend Eric to novices and experts alike. He knows the best places , times , subjects etc and he is a great teacher . He doesn't tell you what to do but advises . He has patience and encourages you to experiment to get good results . He is also serious however he has a good sense of humour and is great to get on with . There was never a dull moment . I had a 2 day trip with Eric and then a 1 day trip . As a result I got fantastic shots with him and from what I learnt I carried on getting great shots when I was on my own . He also introduced me to Cambodian coffee with sweet milk . Unreal ! I am already planning another trip with Eric next year.

JUST AMAZING! BEST PHOTO WORKSHOP AND TOUR POSSIBLE
I went around Cambodia with Eric for seven days, from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. It was just a dense workshop of street photography, stunning. We went to places I would have never never found and visited if I had been on my own. Eric can teach you the art of photography and especially the art of street photography in a stunningly relaxed way. I had a great great time. When going to Angkor only, I can only recommend that you try to get hold of Eric. You will find the places also on your own. But you will not be at the best places at the right time. You will miss Eric's inspiration and hidden treasures. And if you are late (or early), you are amongst 100 tourist. Thank you so much, Eric!

HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP
My friend and I searched through the numerous Siem Reap Photo Workshop Courses which are reviewed in Trip Advisor and it did not take long for us to home in on Eric d Vries who seemed to have consistently good reviews - he did not disappoint.
From the outset Eric had us taking consistently great shots and it was not long before our confidence was such that under his careful eye we were off shooting subjects whilst making our own composition and camera settings.
The highlight of our time with Eric was the Monks Photoshot set amongst the ruins of a small Temple this was brilliant and even the Monks enjoyed Eric setting them in various poses for us to shoot. There is no doubt that this was the highlight of our trip to Siem Reap and it was a joy to have a professional like Eric sharing his experience. Next year we are going back for another Photo Workshop but we got so much out of the day course that we plan to go with Eric on his 1 Week Tour of Cambodia which we think will be awsome.


 

 

 

If you have any questions about the workshops please don’t hesitate to contact Eric at ericdvriesphotography (at) gmail (dot) com

All images by Eric D Vries

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