Hosted by: Nathan Horton Photography Tours
2016
6th - 16th October
9th - 19th December

2017
3rd – 13th February
11th - 21st August
11th - 21st December

Cambodia


Itinerary:

First and foremost this is a photography tour and rest assured Cambodia is an exciting mix of photo opportunities. Our in-depth seasonal knowledge and good organization means you get the most out of a relatively short trip by constantly being in the right place at the right time.

Angkor Wat is justifiably on most people’s bucket list of places to visit before they die but Cambodia is much, much more than that in terms of cultural interest. Nearly every one leaves our tours agreeing it is the local people who are the real gem in the crown of this ‘ Kingdom of Wonder’.

The tour will start in Phnom Penh. Nathan will reveal the charm of this ever-changing city with walking tours around the acknowledged highlights and the river quarter. The itinerary could not possibly miss out the aforementioned majestic splendor of Angkor Wat and the many ancient temples that surround it, but this tour will introduce you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in a way no other tour can offer you. Nathan not only knows the temples inside-out after 100’s of visits but is also good friends with many of the residents, including the head monk at Angkor Wat, charismatic nuns and local families who will  make your experience all the more richer.

In between the two big cities we spend four days making scheduled stops in rural provinces that show you the everyday lives of everyday people. We encounter locals who grow rice, catch fish, pluck coconuts, shape clay pots, weave silk and even build trains, by hand with little or no recourse to modern technology. Beyond that we make many un-scheduled random stops whenever we see something interesting along the way.

On this tour you will practice photography in one stimulating environment after another. Novice photographers go away with photographs that look like they have been taking shots for years, and seasoned photographers are always happy as there are new challenges around every corner.  Time is also put aside for post-production advice and we highly recommend that you bring a laptop with you because you will be too excited to wait until you get home. The tour will start in Phnom Penh and end in Siem Reap so please book your flights accordingly. If you want to fly out of Phnom Penh we can transfer you back to Phnom Penh for free on the last day.  The tour contains 10 full days on tour and 11 nights’ accommodation.

Highlights:

  • River Quarter of Phnom Penh
  • Markets
  • Wat Phnom
  • Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda.
  • Central Marke
  • Silk Island
  • Udong
  • Kompong Chhnang
  • Potteries
  • Rice paddies
  • Floating village
  • Battambang
  • Bamboo train
  • Country villages
  • Monk processions
  • Siem Reap
  • Kompong Phluk.on Tonle Sap lake
  • Banteay Srei
  • Sunset at Pre Rup temple
  • Sunrise over Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Thom
  • Bayon
  • Sra Sang
  • Ta Phrom
  • Preah Khan
  • Rolous Group of temples
  • Beng Melea

Tuition:

This tour is focused on improving an in-depth understanding of good travel photography. Nathan is especially keen to promote three aspects of  travel photography; technical competence, creative observation and ethical responsibility. Introductory workshops cover all three and although they don’t leave the novice out of their depth there’s usually enough in these workshops to keep the most seasoned practitioner interested. After the workshops most of the teaching is done on location. Constantly unearthing interesting scenarios, Nathan will work alongside the group to help you understand particular technical challenges, give you artistic inspiration and most importantly, lead by example in approaching local people. This approach will both open doors and help you take better pictures. Time is also put aside to help develop your post-production skills so that you can ‘up the wow factor’ of your pictures and go home with a portfolio of the tour that anyone would be proud of. In fact many of our past participants have gone on to win awards or competitions.

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