After rain comes sunshine

Couple of photographs taken during half day and full day private photo tours with clients from Australia, USA and Hong Kong at Angkor Park last week.

Been doing the sunrise shots at Angkor many many times and if I’m correct the first time I (and also my clients from last saturday) photographed the main building of Angkor Wat in the fog. Something special.

The rest of the days we had pretty good light early morning and some rainshowers in the afternoon. The contrast we had afterwards was brilliant…

 

“Thank you for a great morning.  Highlight of our trip. I learned many useful tools…”

“I wanted to thank you for the morning you spent with us and specifically with Jane. It was fun to see someone flex their expertise and see them at work. I was hoping the tour would give Jane something to take away and use in the future and we definitely got that…”

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

angkor photo tours siem reap

Banteay Kdei

Several private Angkor Photo Tours coming up this week and when the light is right we’ll be visiting this beautiful spot at Banteay Kdei temple site for sure…

banteay kdei

Fantastic Experience

Fantastic Experience!

I did the half day temple tour, starting at 5am for the sunrise at Angkor Wat. I’d consider myself an “enthusiastic amateur” with some experience on analogue (film) and printing gained in college, but I haven’t used anything more complicated than an iPhone or point and shoot for the past decade. I was a bit nervous that I’d get swamped by all the digital bits and bobs on a DSLR but I needn’t have worried.

I borrowed Eric’s Nikon D3300 for the session (he has one available for clients to use free of charge) and after a quick tutorial on how to use the various settings and determine the exposure levels, within 10 minutes I was confidently snapping away at the sunrise over Angkor Wat.

As well as teaching you how to use the camera, Eric has loads of useful tips on composition, and how to get the best shots even when there are loads of tourists in the way (anyone who’s watched the sunrise at Angkor Wat or been to Ta Prohm in the afternoon will know what I mean). He will also point out some excellent spots off the usual temple circuit and recommend the best time of day to catch the best light.

Eric is a great teacher, even for impatient people like me who want to get everything perfect on the first attempt. My boyfriend, who came along for the ride but only had his Pixel 3 phone to snap with, also learned a lot about composition; despite the fact that my boyfriend thinks he can’t take a decent photograph, even his phone snaps are now vastly improved. As for myself, at the risk of sounding immodest, I’m actually very impressed with a good number of the shots I’ve taken, and I definitely wouldn’t have pulled them off without the knowledge gained in the workshop.

My only regret after taking this workshop is that I didn’t get a 7-day pass to return to the temples at multiple times of day. That being said, when we return to Cambodia (and we will!), we’ll definitely sign up for one of Eric’s workshops again (review on TripAdvisor)

Thanks Leslie and Neil

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Angkor Temples Siem Reap

A few pics from the Angkor Temples Photo Tour yesterday with a lovely couple from the USA. They only had 1 camera with them so they borrowed my Nikon DSLR which I bought specially for my clients to use. It’s the rainy season here in Cambodia so we ended the tour before the rain came in late afternoon…

Interested in a Angkor Temples Photo Tour (full or half day) check out my website… here.

angkor wat

angkor wat

angkor wat

angkor wat

angkor wat

More info:

The Majestic Angkor Temples photo tour

Exquisite one day photography tour with pro-photographer Eric d Vries showing the Angkor Park Highlights, the beautiful spots. The tour comes with camera instructions by the photographer who also will show and challenge you to get the perfect composition and framing of your pictures.
This photo tour includes sunrise at Angkor, the colours of Preah Khan, the faces of The Bayon, the famous tree roots of Ta Prohm, details of the Leper King Terrace and more photogenic spots all trying to avoid the big crowds…

“Get your cameras out and follow Eric along the temples of Angkor…”

Full Day
US$ 265 (1 and/or 2 persons)

Full day from 5am to 5pm but can change on clients wish.
Pick up/drop off at hotel.

Included:
Full tuition (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by tuktuk (cool drinking water on board)
Lunch at one of the best restaurants inside Angkor Park

Half Day
US$ 165 (1 and/or 2 persons)

Full day from 5am to 11am but can change on clients wish.
Pick up/drop off at hotel.

Included:
Full tuition (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by tuktuk (cool drinking water on board)

Excluded:
Park entrance fee (US$ 37 p.p.)