Nathan Horton Photography
Nathan Horton Photography
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Nathan Horton Photography offers photographic workshops, field trips and tours around Cambodia and further a field in Asia. A combination of teaching and practical experience in a number of different stimulating environments is designed to help participants to take better travel photo's whilst also getting to see Cambodia in a much better way. A real emphasis is put on engaging with local people. Over the years the years Cambodia has become a base for offering more regional tours in 7 different countries.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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PsaltyDog
Sarasota, FL46 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Solo
I recently completed Nathan’s 2023 India Holi Festival tour. I’m pretty well traveled, but this trip has to rank at the top of my trips .

From my initial inquiries, to the trip’s conclusion, Nathan’s operation was first-rate in every aspect. Beginning with Tim, Nathan’s admin POC, the registration and administrative preparations were straight forward and easily completed. I encountered no glitches in traveling to India and clearing Customs and Immigration in New Delhi. We were kept informed of important information throughout the preparation phases. I arrived two days early to rest and adjust to the time changes. Working with Nathan’s local expert, Ash, Tim also arranged for me to have a private guide and driver before the actual start date of the Holi tour.

When I discovered that I had packed the wrong charger for my camera batteries, Ash produced a loaner that was a trip-saving bonus.

Once the tour started, it was action-packed with access to places and sights I would have never seen otherwise. Much more than simple postcard subjects, we got up close and personal with Indian locals in their environment. At every stop we photographed subjects that conveyed the essence of the country. The Holi Festival ceremonies in Vrindivan and Kolkata, while different, were simply amazing.

At each stop, the hotel accommodations were first class and conveniently located. The quality of the food and service were excellent across the board. The Varanasi hotel was particularly impressive since it directly overlooked the Ganges, making it perfect for early morning observations of the worshippers and their activities.

As promised, at the Taj Mahal, we were first through the gate, led by Tommy, Nation’s local expert who led us in succession to all the prime photo venues before the hordes descended.

Without exception, I found each of my fellow travelers to be avid and capable photographers. Nathan and Ash were always available to share their photo knowledge, leading me to new perspectives and techniques for my own work.

In summary, Nathan’s tour was among the top highlights of my life. I plan to take a future trip with Nathan, most likely Vietnam. I strongly recommend you do the same.
Written March 19, 2023
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Ali S
United Kingdom5 contributions
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Nov 2022
I've just returned from a 12 day trip around Cambodia with Nathan and cannot recommend his tours more highly. Nathan spent 14 years living in Cambodia and that is really evident in his ability to speak Khmer, his understanding of Khmer culture, his deep friendships that he has developed over time and his thorough understanding of the country and its hidden gems.

Nathan's tour was extremely well planned, he is a great teacher and very patient - he clearly loves what he does and the people he interacts with. This tour is not about "taking" photos but about building relationships with the people who we photographed and is a refreshing and respectful approach to photography. I will definitely be booking another tour - the question is which one?
Written December 14, 2022
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Mary W
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Oct 2022
I have traveled throughout my career to over 42 countries. Traditionally, I travel alone with a friend and a driver. But as an exception, hands down, the three trips I took with Nathan Horton are the most memorable. If you want to be with one of the most premier talented photographers you should choose Nathan. His photographs are works of art, full of emotion, full of culture and tell an instant story of the peoples and country in which they were taken.And, he shares it with his group giving technical support and suggestions to improve your own photos. With Nathan you will be integrated with the culture in such a personal way you will experience the true nature of the country, its peoples and landscape. He is the peid piper so congenial with the locals that they willingly allow themselves to be photographed. He organizes the tribal peoples in costume to be photographed in their element. His tours travel through the countryside to find the most spectacular landscapes as well in out of the way locations not often impacted with bus loads of tourists. The groups sizes are limited so you can expect personal attention. I hope I have the privilege of traveling again with Nathan as I have a portfolio of the best photos I have ever taken and an understanding of the country in which we have traveled because of my trips with him.
Written October 26, 2022
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Thanks for your fabulous review Mary. In return, I hope to have the privilege of your company in the future. Anyone with such experience in life as you is always welcome, but you always bring a very personal touch which is also an asset to the tour. Thanks for your good company. Kind Regards Nathan
Written November 7, 2022
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Excursion770154
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Jun 2023 • Solo
After completing a trip to Ladakh I now understand why travellers sign up for more adventures with Nathan. Nathan's photographic excursions are professional in every context and participation is an eye opener, not only for the scenery but photographic knowledge gained and the unpretentious style that Nathan explains the best angle, lighting and camera settings to capture images. He generously shares his knowledge and experience with location opportunities and post production which encourages the traveller to continue to seek a better understanding of photography and camera settings and maintain enthusiasm.
Written August 11, 2023
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Kevin N
Calgary, Canada75 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Solo
This tour of north Vietnam is truly an amazing experience of the cultural lifestyle and scenery of this mountainous region where the people have lived for centuries. The rural areas of the country is where the Vietnamese Hmong people live and demonstrate their traditional style and way of life. Hanoi is a vibrant and lively city with endless days of excitement. Nathan provides a great itinerary for the travel through this northern region of the country with amazing photo opportunities and professional guidance along with a feeling of getting to know the people of the areas visited.
Written October 9, 2023
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Irishcaz80
Manchester, UK132 contributions
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Sep 2022 • Solo
Did my second photography tour with Nathan this September and if I had the funds I’d already be booking my third! There is a reason Nathan gets so much repeat custom, he is simply excellent at what he does. His tours are well researched, well executed and well, just fantastic! He is an amazing teacher with the patience of a saint. Whether you’re a keen amateur, a professional or just picking up your first camera , you are guaranteed to come away with amazing shots and have a ball with like minded people in the process. Having been doing his tours for as long as he has, he has cultivated close relationships with the locals, which makes for such fantastic photos and seeing their faces when he hands them a copy of a picture he took on his last trip is just heartwarming, not to mention all the hidden gems he has found throughout the years that I would never in a million years found by myself. His local guides are excellent, helpful and informative. All in all, I can’t recommend a tour with Nathan enough
Written November 17, 2022
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Alison R
Oxford, UK983 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Solo
Nathan's trip to Laos was fantastic. It's my sixth photography tour with Nathan & as always I really enjoyed it. Laos is a beautiful country, and its people - especially away from the main tourist areas - and very welcoming and open. Photography is a dream here, lots of rural & village life, temples and monks, ruins and tribes including the Hmong people. It was timed to take in the main festival in Vientiane around the temple there, and that was an amazing experience! Laos is waiting!
Written December 11, 2023
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Vickie L
Houston, TX2 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
This tour with Nathan is not to be missed! He is excellent at getting you to the right place at the right time and answering any all all of your questions both in the field and after. I know my photography skills are much better today thanks to Nathan than before I went on this trip. His tours are truly an opportunity to learn develop and experience the thrill of good photography.
Written September 3, 2023
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Lynn M
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Aug 2023 • Couples
Fantastic trip to the north east of Vietnam. These stunningly beautiful hills are home to rice growing terraces and the H’Mong people who tend them. The H’Mong are made up of many tribal groups, some of whom we were able to spend time with to get an insight into their lives and capture unique images. All made possible by Nathan Horton’s meticulous research and photographic leadership.
Written October 7, 2023
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kotw46
Florida28 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
Nathan leads photo tours in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, several areas in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. This photo tour of Nepal was my 9th photo tour (3rd in Nepal) with Nathan. He is a great human being who instills in every photographer in his tours how to be sensitive of the culture and feelings of the local people in large cities and small villages, how to find the best photo opportunities at the best time of day in the best available light conditions, and how how to optimize street, people, and landscape photography opportunities. All of his tours emphasize interactions with the local people, usually in their normal environment.
Written December 17, 2023
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