In-depth photo tours at the temples of Angkor, the streets of Phnom Penh and stunning locations all around Cambodia



A 8-days photography tour / workshop, 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 camera settings, composition and light. This high-end photo tour comes with critique and editing sessions. 
Day 1. Phnom Penh
Introduction in the morning before we are going to walk and explore the streets of Phnom Penh. We'll focus on street life, portraits, architecture, sceneries and details. We will be visiting local markets, pagodas, Vietnamese area. After lunch we will visit Tuol Sleng, the famous Central Market and we'll walk around the Chinese area. In the evening we'll have a night shoot in the streets of Phnom Penh.

Day 2. Oudong / Kompong Chhnang
We leave the busy capitol by car/minivan along rice fields and rural life towards Oudong Mountain, once the capital of ancient Cambodia. After lunch we continue our trip to Kompong Chhnang on the borders of Tonle Sap lake and end the day with a countryside tour and a sunset tour by boat to the floating village. In the evening we'll have a closer look at your pictures of the day.

Day 3. Battambang
In the early morning we're heading downtown Kompong Chhnang for a street photography session before moving on to Battambang. The afternoon we 'll take a 4-wheel drive up Sampeau Mountain, famous for its Killing Caves. We'll end the day with a drink downtown Battambang.

Day 4. Battambang / Siem Reap
Early morning we drive along the Sangket River before visiting Ek Phnom area, a pre-Angkor temple site followed by a street photography session downtown and lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Siem Reap and make a stop at Sisophon.
Optional: We take a private boat from Battambang to Siem Reap (6 hrs) for probably the most photogenic trip in Cambodia (Aug-Jan)

Day 5. Siem Reap
A full day at the temples within the Angkor Archaeologic Park for a photo tour to Angkor Wat, the Bayon, Preah Khan and more photogenic spots, the highlights. After sunrise we'll have an arranged photo shoot with some monks from the nearby pagoda. A critique session and editing workshop are planned in the evening.

Day 6. Siem Reap
Explore and discover the beauty of Siem Reap's countryside. We'll show you the villages along the ricefields, local markets, scenic pagodas, life in the floating villages on the Tonle Sap. A ride out of town to the countryside and a boat trip to one of the unspoiled floating villages close to the lake.

Day 7. Koh Ker and Beng Melea
A full day to the remote temples of Koh Ker and Beng Melea, a great trip through Cambodia's countryside. On the way we will stop in some rural villages, places tourists normally don't go..

Day 8. Siem Reap
The last day of our tour we're heading out to Ta Prohm temple site, famous for its tree roots, and Angkor Wat inside. After lunch we'll have a street photography session in Siem Reap followed with a visit to the big local market. In the evening we say farewell at our well deserved dinner while having a closer look at your Cambodia images.
Full tuition all days (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by car / tuktuk / boat (cool drinking water on board)
9 nights hotel accommodation (3-star / upgrade option)
Lunches on all days
All entrance fees
Exquisite farewell dinner

not included:
International flights to and from Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
travel insurance
personal expenses, tips etc

photo cambodia monks at angkor

photo cambodia fishing net

photo cambodia ricefield


Get in touch with us

Eric d Vries @ Photo Cambodia
Siem Reap Cambodia 855 12 299659




Welcome to Photo Cambodia

We are proud to offer the best photo tours and workshops in Cambodia today. Eric d Vries is a professional photographer and teacher, and is dedicated to your learning, fun and adventure. We want you to get the most out of your photo tour and workshop, so we do everything we can to ensure the best results and your success.

Come see why so many friends come back to our photo tours and workshops, again and again… We offer photo tours and workshops in Angkor (the most popular) and other beautiful and inspiring locations within Cambodia.

About the tours and workshops

Passion for Photography is All You Need
Photo Cambodia customers are both professional and amateur photographers. We welcome enthusiastic photographers of all skill levels on our tours. Our aim is simply to help you, find and create images that express your unique experience in Cambodia.

All tours and workshops are private so no team-up with strangers for the best approach, exploring and teaching. All tours and workshops are flexible. We will try to avoid the big crowds so we have more time to work on our photographs. Because the tours are flexible we can start early morning until lunchtime and start again late afternoon for the Golden Hour (option)

What to bring?
Camera: DSLR or mirrorless cameras
Lenses: medium zooms and wide-angles are recommended
Raincoat (during monsoon season)
Charged batteries and charger
Formatted memory cards
Sunscreen, hat and scarf for sun protection
Comfortable shoes a must!
Bug spray during the rainy season
Laptop including Adobe Lightroom for editing workshop participators

All tours and workshops are not for phone, tablets and Go-Pro shooters.
If you don't have a decent camera you can borrow the brand new entry-level Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens which we got especially for our clients. No extra charges.

More information and how to book?
Please send email to Photo Cambodia and tell us which date(s) and which tour(s). Eric will reply within 24 hrs about availability and how to proceed.

The cameras I use

Sometimes I get questions from (potential) clients what cameras/lenses I use. Well… look at the picture. I got the Nikon D700 full frame using at the moment only for portrait sessions. The very handy Fuji X100T is mainly for street photography. The Fuji X-Pro 1 (love that camera) with a 10-24mm, 35mm and 60mm I carry in and around the temples and during other photo tours/workshops and… the analog LEICA M2 with a VOIGTLANDER 35mm/1.4 Nokton.

More Great Reviews...

“Just amazing! Best Photo workshop and tour possible!”

I went around Cambodia with Eric for seven days, from Phnom Penh to Sieam Reap. It was just a dense workshop of street photography, stunning. We went to places I would have never never found and visited if I had been on my own. Eric can teach you the art of photography and especially the art of street photography in a stunningly relaxed way. I had a great great time.
When going to Angkor only, I can only recommend that you try to get hold of Eric. You will find the places also on your own. But you will not be at the best places at the right time. You will miss Eric's inspiration and hidden treasures. And if you are late (or early), you are amongst 100 tourist.
Thank you so much, Eric!

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The Majestic Angkor Photo Tour

Siem Reap's Countryside Photo Tour

Street Photography Sessions

Remote temples Photo Tour

Ultimate Siem Reap Experience

Around Cambodia Photo Tour

Photo Gallery in Monochrome

Photo Gallery in color




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