Angkor Wat Photography Tours

Angkor Wat Photography Tours

For some people visiting Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat temples photography is a way to bring back home great memories. For others learning about their cameras and how to take good pictures is an equally important issue.  Angkor Wat Photography Tours takes care about both needs. We bring you to the best places showing you the proper handling of your camera.

When it comes to the best places to take pictures, first thing to mention is of course the Angkor temples. Apart from Angkor Wat, where we usually take the sunrise pictures, there are a number of other temples worth a visit. For those who have enough from the temples and want to do photography tours somewhere else, there are some more places to visit such as Tonle Sap lake, Phnom Kulen mountain and of course Siem Reap as such. The following list gives a bit of an overview about where to go and what to see/photography:

  • Angkor Wat – The sunrise at the Angkor Wat temple is a must for almost anyone visiting his area. However, the quality of the pictures depends very much on the weather. If you have a sky that is covered by clouds you will most probably not have a great sunrise experience. Same is true for a sky without clouds. what you need to do in such case is to use post-production software in order to increase the vibrancy of the pictures. Post-production can be added as a part of our tours.
  • Tonle Sap Lake – Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in south East Asia. During dry season the size is around 3000 sq-km and increases to around 12000sq-km in rainy season.  The Tonle Sap Photography Tour has two major subjects. We start at around 10am and the first thing we do is we go to the Old Market to take pictures of this incredible busy and vibrant market. You will hear everything you need to know about low-light photography. At around 2pm we drive to the lake where we will beard a private boat. This boat will bring us to the village of Kampong Phluk, the village on stilts. The houses in Kampong Phluk are built on stilts that are up to 10 meters high. when the sun is about to set we will spend some time on the open lake to take pictures of the sunset. Before the sun disappears behind the horizon we are going back to the village. Here we take pictures if the last few minutes of the sunset which usually ends in taking pictures of an incredible vibrant red and orange sky.
  • Siem Reap by Night – This tour is all about night photography. We will visit the Old Market in Siem Reaps city center and we will also visit the Art Market, a pla1ce where local artists display and sell their works. It is an amazing colorful place with all sorts of great picture opportunities. The second part of the Siem Reap by Night Photography Tour is about long exposure photography. You will learn how to take pictures of places with exposure times of up to 30 seconds. the 3rd and last part of the tour is focusing on photographing moving objects and how to do light painting.
  • Phnom Kulen Photography Tour – Phnom Kulen mountain is the major religious site in Cambodia. It is said to be the birth place of the Khmer empire. The temples at Phnom Kulen are not very photogenic and there are only some few which are mostly still used for prayers and ceremonies. So the reason why we make tours to Phnom Kulen is its waterfalls and the river of the 1000 lingas. Have you ever seen a waterfalls when photographed with 30 second exposure time? It gives a certain kind of texture, it adds mood. For this tour a normal TukTuk will not do. Phnom Kulen is around 60km outside of Siem Reap and we will go there with an aircon-car or an open jeep.