LIFE ON THE TONLE SAP

Visit and capture the daily lives of the families who live on South East Asia's largest lake the mighty Tonle Sap.
This tour starts at 10am, and we travel from your hotel, and begin at a variety of local pagodas, where we will meet and photograph Buddhist monks, as they go about their daily lives in the colourful grounds where they work, live and pray. You will be taught about portrait photography, composition, and how to deal with low light situations.

Next, we will travel to the bustling market of Psar leu, 3 km from the city centre. It has both outdoor stalls selling anything and everything, and a huge sprawling indoor market, where the labyrinth of passageways provide atmospheric scenes to photograph. Fresh local produce, live animals and gold jewellery sit side by side, and you will learn how to use certain techniques and settings on your camera to enable you to get some really great shots.

The majority of the day will be spent on South East Asia's largest lake, The Tonle Sap, and it is there that we travel to next. We will board a private wooden boat, with driver, who will take us to the floating village of Kampong Phluk or kampong Kleang dependent on weather conditions and time of year.

On route, vast houses on wooden stilts up to 9 meters high, protrude from the waters, and the local fishing communities that live in them can be seen making nets, boats, trading and selling their wares. In the dry season, we will also be able to go on land, and walk through the village where local life makes for excellent photographs.
To complete the tour, we will enjoy the sun as it sets over the beautiful surroundings of Kampong Phluk floating village. Usually, we will return to your hotel by approximately 7pm.

 


 

TRADITIONAL KHMER VILLAGE LIFE

Visit the the remote villages surrounding the city of Siem Reap, scarcely seen by foreigners. On this tour you will be taught the skills required to capture the every day lives of families who live and work in the countryside cultivating vegetables, rice and hunting their food. You will also learn the techniques needed to take high quality portraits.

The tour starts at 10am from your hotel, where you will be picked up in private tuk tuk. The bustling market of Psar leu is 3 km from the city centre, and has both outdoor stalls selling anything and everything, and a huge sprawling indoor market, where the labyrinth of passageways provide atmospheric scenes to photograph.
Fresh local produce, live animals and gold jewellery sit side by side, and you will learn how to use certain techniques and settings on your camera to enable you to get some really great shots.

After lunch, and dependent on season, we will travel outside the city, making our way to the villages surrounding the Roulous group of temples. One of the most charming parts of Siem Reap province, there are many opportunities to capture the local community in a natural setting.
The Khmer people are extremely friendly and welcoming, and with permission, are very happy to be photographed as they go about their daily tasks. Whole families are often seen working together, and with the backdrop of traditional bamboo houses, farm animals, and home based crafts, I will help you to record these interesting scenes using your camera to its full potential.

 


 

DOCUMENTARY AND STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Designed for the more advanced photographers, this tour focuses on improving your skills in reportage and documentary photography. You will be given a short assignment dependent on your skill level, and advised on how to select the correct images to make a photo essay, and ultimately tell a story through your photography. we will visit various different locations and subject matters that are dependent to your interest.


POST PRODUCTION EDITING

Learn the skills needed to produce editorial quality images. This workshop is catered for all skill levels and will be conducted at my office on the outskirts of Siem Reap. Please contact me for more information on what is required to take part in this workshop which runs for a minimum of 5 hours and a maximum of 10 per day. 


All workshops are priced at $200 per full day including hotel collection and all transportation fees.

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