18-Day Vietnam Cambodia Photography Workshop
Join us for a 18-day adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia
Our 18-day photography expedition takes in the very best of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the colourful minorities villages in Sapa to the most supreme of the Angkor temples; from the magic atmosphere of Hoi An to the green countryside of Battambang; picturesque local markets in Cambodia and a cruise in the heritage site of Halong Bay; Buddhist pagodas, monks, and remote villages on the Tonle Sap lake.
18 days, Sept 04-21 2017
Small group: 4-8 Participants
18-Day Vietnam & Cambodia Workshop Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi
Day 2: Halong Bay
Day 3: Halong Bay
Day 4: Sapa
Day 5: Sapa
Day 6: Sapa
Day 7: Bac Ha, Sunday market
Day 8: Hanoi – Hue
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An
Day 11: Siem Reap
Day 12: Angkor
Day 13: Phnom Kulen
Day 14: Battambang
Day 15: Battambang
Day 16: Siem Reap
Day 17: Kompong Phluk
Day 18: Siem Reap
Inclusions and Exclusions
Accommodation: 4-star (Best available in remote locations)
Transport during photography excursions
Breakfast, Arrival and Farewell Dinners, and other meals as specified.
Guiding/Tuition from a Western professional photographer.
All tickets and entrance fees.
Round-trip airport pick-up and drop-off
Airfare to and from Cambodia/Vietnam
Meals, Drinks and Snacks beyond those specified.
Alcoholic beverages beyond one with specified meals
Tips for Guides/Drivers etc.
Medical & Travel Insurance
Who Our Tours are Designed For
Our adventures are perfect for anyone who loves travel and photography, whatever your level of experience with a camera – the most important thing is enthusiasm. Our tours are specifically designed for photographers and aim to unlock opportunities that wouldn’t be open to the casual visitor, all while ensuring that we shoot in the best light, away from the crowds.
Refine your Vision
Mastering photography is a wonderful lifelong journey; the objective of our tours is to help you become a better photographer, day by day, so that you not only capture wonderful images of Cambodia, but that you take away a wealth of new skills that will serve you well for all of your photographic endeavours yet to come. With our expert guidance, you’ll quickly become more familiar with your equipment and refine your vision for incredible imagery without feeling swamped by technical details. You’ll learn how to read light, how to frame a scene, and how to inject the element of story into your captures.
The best camera is the one that’s with you! Don’t get me wrong, we like a new toy as much as the next photographer, but you really can make incredible images with any setup – an entry-level DSLR/mirrorless and mid-range zoom is really all you need to make the most of Cambodia’s best photographic opportunities. Of course you’re welcome to bring more, a wide-angle zoom and your favourite prime are always handy, but they aren’t a requirement for attendance. Compact cameras and smartphones are welcome, too. If you can, bring along your laptop so we can critique your photos and also show you a few tips for using Lightroom.
Meaningful Interactions with Local People
You’ll get to meet local people and make meaningful connections, all the while capturing a beautifully intimate portrait of their way of life. Feel free to capture the people we encounter candidly, or we can show you how to break the ice so as to make your camera an asset that creates interesting opportunities like never before.
Expect the Unexpected
Our itineraries are fun and flexible, and flow naturally – each of our photography adventures is unique as spontaneous encounters and varying light conditions will mean different opportunities at every turn. One moment you’ll be marvelling at the sun rising over the iconic towers of Angkor Wat; the next you’ll be sat appreciating the harmony of a monk praying by candle light; or perhaps find yourself in a stilted home above the Tonle Sap, or bumping down a dusty track straddled by farmers in oxcarts pulled by water buffalo.
Small Group Experience
The largest tours we run are for groups of twelve. With two experienced professional photographers as tour leaders, this ensures that each of our participants will get plenty of individual, hands-on time with the instructors. It also means that we can travel in a less conspicuous manner, blending into our environment and not overwhelming local people during spontaneous encounters.