Angkor Wat Photography Workshops and Tours

Angkor Wat Photography Workshops and Tours

Angkor Wat Photography Workshops and Tours
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Angkor Wat Photography Workshops and Tours is not a regular tour company. We don’t tell you much about the history of Cambodia over the last 1000 years because we simply don’t know. What we know is where to make the best pictures and we certainly know how to handle a camera! Our tours are “Instructed photography tours”" - that means we teach you how to handle you camera and how to improve your pictures. We focus our tours on photography. A photographer will guide you through the temples of Angkor, the Tonle Sap lake, Phnom Kulen or the city of Siem Reap helping and teaching you to make the best possible pictures while showing you all the highlights of this great country. WE SPEAK GERMAN AND ENGLISH!
Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Amal_travels
Paris, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
I decided to take a photography tour in Cambodia having missed the opportunity in Vietnam.

The booking went smoothly. My emails were answered quickly and in details. I would have preferred a group photography tour but there weren’t any other people signing up. Matthias kindly suggested a solution for a private tour fitting my budget.

I was picked up from my accommodation sharply on time and had a great afternoon with the professional photographer George. He was very gracious and took me to non-touristy temples where I got to practice my newly acquired skills in peace. All throughout the session, he was very patient in giving me advice on the spot on the composition and lighting.

I am very happy with the pictures I took since.
Written April 10, 2018
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FabioSabatini
Rome, Italy21 contributions
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Sep 2014 • Solo
I did two "Personal photographer tours" with Ota in September. It was a great experience that went far beyond my expectations and was worth any penny. I am an experienced photographer who mostly does portraiture, so I asked Ota to avoid temples and architecture to focus on local people. He was very good in meeting my needs and escorted me in what I would define as the "perfect" tours. The first day, we first visited the old market in Siem Reap. Then, we did a tour around the rural areas surrounding the temples, where we entered local people's houses to chat with (and taking photos of) them. It was a great occasion to take unconventional portraits and a touching experience as well. Then we went to the Tonle Sap lake to visit the floating village of Kampong Phluk, which, photographically speaking, was a great source of inspiration. The second day I did a half-day tour to visit the Preah daek area and a meditation temple. Once again, it was a remarkable experience. Ota is a great guide and taught me a lot on how to deal with people for taking street portraits. He has a deep knowledge of Cambodia and shared a huge amount of interesting and useful information and details about Cambodian people's way of living (and thinking). I definitely feel enriched after these days with Ota and look forward to experiencing further, new tours, with him the next time I will be in Siem Reap. Thank you!
Written September 23, 2014
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Rajiv C
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Mar 2018 • Couples
This is believe it or not my first review!

After planning my trip to Cambodia I researched some of the photography tours, being a novice at photography I wanted a custom tour that would help me cultivate and enhance my skills and at the same time help me and my wife enjoy the beautiful temples and sight see.. I came across Angkor wat and what led me to chose them is their customization of private tours .. I emailed them and got a reply right back with all the details and information including costs. Prices were reasonable and it included tours, photography lessons on the go, air con car with driver and pick up from the hotel.

Finally as the tour day neared we received an email from their main telling us who our guide is and time of pick up including detailed itinerary.. we ended up doing one half day and one full day. On day of tour Elliot (photographer par excellence from USA) picked us up from the hotel. He was very respectful and gracious.. while we drove we took stops at some of the main temple sites and he gave me tutorials on using right aperture, composition, finding the right exposure.. and much more.. I was thoroughly satisfied to say the least.. he not only took us to off touristy spots but was patient while I took multiple shots at different exposures.. he was very polite and humble .. the next day we treated him to lunch and spent more time learning right angles and improving photography skills and visiting the other temples ..

I was highly content and I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for photography tours to capture the beauty of Angkor wat .. you will not regret!!
Written March 2, 2018
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leisurelymonkey
Sydney, Australia128 contributions
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Jun 2014 • Couples
I was after some tips on how to photograph cultural sites and some real composition expertise. While I got some tips on composition, it was largely what the pro photographer wanted to take shots of, not necessarily what I was interested in.

I like to use full manual mode and take my time to get the exposure to my liking, but again I was discouraged from using manual in favour of aperture priority - I guess it's not too much of a drama, but when you are framing most shots on a tripod, manual can easily be used.

I think this would be very good for someone who is using their DSLR (or SLR) in an auto mode and wants to take the next step towards controlling the outcome of the exposure.
Written June 15, 2014
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Anne T
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Oct 2017 • Friends
I booked a private tour before I left home and I was so happy I did. Matthias communicated with me very well answering all my questions and telling me what to expect.

Elliot walked me around all day and did a fantastic job missing the crowds and seeing the sights at the best time of day and showing me places and sights I would never found on my own. I felt very at ease with Elliot and his knowledge on photography and the history of the places was wonderful.

I loved Siem Reap and the people and I hope to return and if I do I will certainly book another tour with Angkor Wat Photography.

I am a 72 year old woman and Elliot walked me at my pace and helped me up and down the steps for which I was very thankful.

I came home with some great shots and lots of memories and I will recommend this company to anyone I know going to Siem Reap.
Written October 26, 2017
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skimamaaus
Sydney, Australia95 contributions
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Feb 2016 • Couples
This workshop provided a number of benefits - our photography skills improved significantly during the day, we visited spectacular temples for photography without the crowds, and our guide Ota (an ex pat) had excellent knowledge of the history of the area.

I would describe us as developing intermediates using the 'P' setting, but by the end if the day were confidently using 'Manual' settings. Ota was able to guide us through best use of camera settings, and provided positive advice and feedback on composition.

We were taken to a number of sites that were rich for photography, but almost empty of people. He knew where to go for the best light conditions during the day. At our last site of the day we were the only people there, and it felt very special.

And what a destination to do a photography course. We did this at the start of our trip in order that we could benefit from our refined skills for the rest of our holiday.

Matthias was excellent from the start as we started organising our trip and the different options. He was very responsive to all our emails and provided some great suggestions to finalise our photography workshop.
Written February 24, 2016
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Jayson T
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
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Nov 2014 • Couples
My wife and I toured the city and Tonle Sap Lake with Regis in mid-November. Our driver who was a monk at one time took us to pagodas and Buddhist temples where there was not a single tourist! We were able to take our time looking around the buildings with Regis who was very patient with my wife. We were also able to take some photos with a monk who offered us a blessing in his house. What a treat!

After lunch, we made our way to Tonle Sap Lake and the floating villages. Once again, another pleasant surprise as Regis knew someone who lived in the village (not a tourist attraction) and we got to meet the local people, take photos with the kids and even play some volleyball. While the floating villages were beautiful, I would say taking portraits of the locals was the highlight of this tour.

I only have good things to say about Angkor Wat Photography as they were responsive to (last minute) emails, offer friendly tour guides (who knew the city) and timely services. I would recommend their service to anyone from professionals to amateurs as my wife picked up the T3I for the very first time. Thank you Regis and Angkor Wat Photography for an awesome time in Siem Reap!
Written November 24, 2014
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Daniel O
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Couples
I did this tour with my partner and it was an experience we will talk about for a very long time to come. It started very early in the morning, when we were meet at our hotel by our guide for the day Ota. We set off on our journey to catch the sun rise at Angkor wat, unfortunately there was not a great sunrise this morning, but this didn't spoil us getting some good shots. As we continued on our day Ota was most helpful and friendly in his approach to helping us produce the best shots we could. Even giving us helpful tips along the way. He showed us lots of useful ways to gain more from our cameras and shots. We all enjoyed a well earned lunch break and a quick down poor of rain before we set off again. As the day progressed with Ota's help and advice we became more confident in producing great shots.

In the end Ota was a perfect guide for our day giving us just the right amount of background information about the temples which helped inspire us as well as his great expertise in photography.

The great experience started with the booking. The communication with Matthias was fast and easy. Then it continued on the day with our guide Ota, I would highly recommend this tour it was such a great day and we learnt so much. Thanks again Matthias and Ota.
Written July 16, 2014
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rachaelOz
Canberra, Australia866 contributions
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Apr 2014 • Family
Disclaimer - I did not personally participate in this tour, but I arranged for my 17 year old daughter to go while we were in Siem Reap on a family holiday, having found the tour group through TA. I was looking to balance the interest of my oldest child (a very keen photographer) with also travelling with two very young children not up to hours exploring temples, and happily I found Matthias and Ota!

From the first, everything about the tour was easy to arrange. Matthias corresponded with me in the weeks leading up to our arrival, helping us to settle on a tour my daughter could attend. Unfortunately her first choice of the Kulen tour was not running while we were in Siem Reap, and Matthias offered us both the Angkor tour (12 hours from pre dawn to sunset) and the Tonle Sap tour. If my daughter hadn't been so tired from the first, she would certainly have done both tours, but on this occasion they were running on consecutive days.

I was a bit worried about sending my 17 year od by herself in a new country, but Ota took excellent car of her. She returned not only with 100's of photos she is very proud of, an email with notes Ota took for her to help improve her photography skills, she returned more confident in venturing out 'by herself', with lots of stories about bargaining, the language and the local area. This was an experience that will stay with her and has also helped her in the big adventure of growing all the way up - thank you very much to Matthias, Ota and your driver!
Written April 30, 2014
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Jill P
Newcastle, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
Fabulous day spent with the help of Mori...from sunrise to late afternoon. So happy with the photos I manage to take under the skilful watch and guidance of Mori. I now have the confidence and a better understanding of how to play with the setting to achieve great results....thanks..
Written March 27, 2014
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