* One Day at the Temples - photo tour/workshop
High quality and in-depth photography workshop at selected temple sites within Angkor Park. The workshop is especially for participators who want to learn how to make better pictures and want to explore Angkor Park at the same time. Eric will teach you about light, composition and camera settings.
* Two Days at the Temples / photo tour
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.
* Two Days at the Temples / photo tour and editing workshop
The Angkor tour has a large selection of temple sites within Angkor Archaeological Park, a selection made by the photographer himself. The tour is also very recommendable for amateur- and semi-pro photographers. Included sunrise at Angkor, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, The Bayon etc…
Including a Post Production – Editing workshop on the second day
* Half Day at the Temples - photo tour/workshop
The half day Angkor tour/workshop has a selection of temple sites within Angkor Archaeological Park, a selection made by the photographer himself. The photo tour/workshop is especially for participators who are new to DSLR cameras. Included sunrise at Angkor, Preah Khan, Leper King…
* The Ultimate Siem Reap Experience
a 3-days photo experience in and around Siem Reap.
Three days of shooting in and around Siem Reap. We will visit a selection of temple sites, we go on a trip through the countryside and take a boat to one of the floating villages close to Tonle Sap. Meet the always friendly Khmer people...
* Street Photography Sessions: PHNOM PENH
2 days Photography Tour/Workshop in Phnom Penh with professional photographer Eric d Vries
“Learn how to photograph the moment while exploring the streets of Phnom Penh. Not only will you learn how to shoot on the streets with more confidence, you will also learn how to choose your best work and post-process your images to create beautiful photographs with impact”
* Street Photography Sessions: SIEM REAP
Half day or full day Photography Tour/Workshop in Siem Reap
Besides Street Photography we'll also focus on portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. We also will be visiting local markets, a pagoda and more…
Option is a 3-hrs Post Production workshop (Lightroom). Please bring a laptop.
* Post production – Editing / workshop
An option is to do the post-production workshop at Eric's new gallery and studio. He will teach you how to use Adobe Lightroom (basics) by showing some of his own work as example. We will take a closer look at your temple shots before you get to work on one of your best images of the tour with some personal help.
* Around Cambodia - photo tour/workshop
A 5-days photography tour, 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 composition and light.
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tailor made multiple days tour/workshop to remote temples (Beng Melea, Koh Ker, Preah Vihear, Banteay Chhmar) around Cambodia
* Remote Temples in a Day / photo tour
Beng Melea and Koh Ker
Lovely trip through the countryside to visit Beng Melea and Koh Ker. Beng Melea features in the movie Two Brothers and is a so called jungle temple. Of course we explore that temple before bus loads of tourist will enter the site. It's just less than an hour drive from Beng Melea to Koh Ker with the beautiful towers of Prasat Pram and Prasat Nean Khmau. This is a full day photo tour and starts at 6am. Transport by car.
Full day to Preah Vihear and visiting the town of Anlong Veng on our way back to Siem Reap is an option. A 2-days combination trip to Preah Vihear and Koh Ker is also an option.
Photo Cambodia’s day and multiple photo tours and workshops are operated by Eric d Vries, a professional photographer and Cambodia expert who specialises in capturing the real Cambodia on film, away from the tourist traps and chaotic crowds. With his help, photographers can not only learn to take better pictures, but they will discover that the beautiful landscapes and culture of Cambodia make for the most spell binding photographs. Based in the Siem Reap area of North-Western Cambodia, d Vries is perfectly placed for a wide variety of photo tours and workshops.
Photo Cambodia offers a range of private workshops that are ideal for providing both beginners and experts with high-quality, one-to-one tutoring in the finer points of photography. These personalised workshops concentrate on street, portrait and fine art photography styles. One of the most popular of these private tours is the One Day at the Temples photo tour/workshop, where travellers will have the opportunity to improve their photography in the beautiful Angkor Wat Archaeological Park.
Photo Cambodia also offer a three-hour workshop in post-production and photo editing, tutoring photographers in software such as Adobe Lightroom so that they can get the perfect finish on those hardearned stills.
While Angkor Wat is an incredible setting for photography in the country, Photo Cambodia also offers several tours that are further off the beaten track. These serve to give travellers an unparalleled view of the unseen side of Cambodia, and help them to find spontaneous, unique photography opportunities. Day 2 of the Ultimate Siem Reap Experience takes travellers out to hamlets along the rice fields, scenic country pagodas and floating villages on the Tonle Sap lake. For those who are more interested in urban settings and street photography, the Streets of Phnom Penh Tour takes travellers around the sights of Phnom Penh City, focussing on portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. However, if travellers wish to really develop their photography skills and take in as much of this wonderful Cambodian region as they can, the Around Cambodia five-day tour/workshop provides an incredible opportunity for discovery. Based around the Tonle Sap lake, this tour will yield a huge amount of high-quality photographs and unforgettable memories of the area, combining practical lessons in composition and light with an exclusive look into day-to-day life in the region.
Eric uses Nikon full-frame cameras and Fuji mirrorless cameras, all digital. Sometimes you will see Eric taking out his analog Olympus OM-1 during Street Photography sessions.
He’s living with his wife and two kids in Siem Reap for more than 8 years.
KHMER LAND = CAMBODIA
A COLLECTION OF MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHS MOSTLY FROM THE LAST 2 YEARS TAKEN DURING PHOTO TOURS AND WORKSHOPS WITH CLIENTS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD.
A COLLECTION OF PHOTOS OF ANCIENT TEMPLES, THE KHMER PEOPLE IN THE CITIES AND IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND SCENIC SPOTS AROUND THE COUNTRY. SOME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN KHMER LAND WERE SHOT DURING PRIVATE PHOTO SHOOTS AND EXCURSION TRIPS.
Khmer Land by Eric d Vries
226 pages / Royal Crown format 7.5’ x 9.9’
paperback and eBook
Another Great Review...
“Epic photos with Eric”
“My friend Judy found the Photo Cambodia Tours on TripAdvisor. We booked two days with Eric during our most recent trip (our 3rd) to Siem Reap. Booking was easy and Eric sends reminders to bring your charger and second battery!! Do this as you are taking hundreds of photos and don’t want to miss a thing. The first day we had a private photo session with monks and captured the temples in unique and beautiful ways, the second day we went to the countryside and Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating villages. Both tours offer lovely photo opportunities. The countryside tour took us a bit out of our comfort zone as we were right in the shops, restaurants and barbers taking photos of people. I’m a bit uncomfy walking into someones place of work and doing this; however, Eric visits these villages often and the people get to know him and his small groups. Eric told us that the respectful gesture is to show your subject the beautiful photo you’ve taken of them and we found they were immediately engaged and loving the experience. It connected us to the community in a unique way. Eric knows his way around all kinds of cameras and he wants to teach. For us booking Eric’s tours was perfect as we’d already seen all the temples on our own. Having Eric assist us with capturing the perfect photo (and not letting us walk away until we did-“make it darker!”) was fun. Highly recommended.” (Tripadvisor review Dec 2015)
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