Taken during the latest Angkor Photo Tour with a lovely French/English couple… (Aug 11)
One Day at the Temples
the photographer’s personal guidance, teaching, transport and lunch
Park entrance fee ($20 p.p)
The Angkor tour has a large selection of temple sites within Angkor Archaeological Park, a selection made by the photographer himself. The tour is especially for participators who want to make better pictures and want to explore Angkor Park at the same time. The tour is also very recommendable for amateur- and semi-pro photographers. Included sunrise at Angkor.
From 5am to 3pm but can change on clients wish.
Pick up/drop off at hotel.
Been to Pailin last week with my family to check the area and also Memoria Palace Resort to see if I can develope a tour in and around Pailin or put it into the 7-day Around Cambodia tour in combination with Battambang.
The landscape is stunning, green hills and mountains everywhere. Nice waterfalls and rivers. Busy markets and Phnom Yat, an uphill pagoda, in Pailin itself.
One of the activities is gem stone mining and sure I went for it although the season starts just after the rainy season in October. For sure it’s something different and photogenic as the locals are lined-up with their plates and baskets digging for gem stones in the rivers. I will let you know in a couple of months if it will work as a tour…
In the meantime we stayed at Memoria Palace Resort in the hills close to Pailin. The place is wonderful, spacy and not expensive. Although we had our own eco-lodge (see picture) we had an inspection of all fully equipped rooms and bungalows while the kids were swimming in the saltwater swimming pool.
The resort is located 20 minutes from the border of Thailand and so… easy to access from Bangkok. We also checked out the border crossing and I can tell you that this is a quiet one compared to the hectic one of Poipet and all its scams…
Great review (again) this week on Tripadvisor…
Thanks Adrian. Had a great time with you…
“Transformational Experience with Photo Cambodia Day Tours”
I’ve been a keen photographer for a few years now, but Eric de Vries breathed new life into my photography and has set me on a different track than I was on.
Last week, I did the one day Angkor Wat & Monk shoot, with a second day around the Siem Reap area visiting local villages, markets, wats and a floating village at Tonle Sap.
Eric is a straightforward, practical photographer who focuses on the basics. I realised this after I met him at my hotel, with my daughter and I each carrying camera bag with body, three lenses, filters, tripod, flash, etc, etc., plus another back pack with essential stuff, and Eric with only a small shoulder bag I later realised contained a Nikon D3300 (on trial for his clients’ use). First valuable lesson was I didn’t need to carry all that stuff in order to take great pictures. Camera and spare battery are all that’s required. Even for the sun rise shot at Angkor Wat.
Eric’s passion for use of natural light, good background and creative angles was a real lesson for me that I won’t forget. I think the key lesson for me has been how to simplify my photography at the same time as improving my results.
I you value the arts of use of natural lighting, creative composition and getting great images straight out of your camera, then Eric is the guy you need to see.
Visited July 2014