Enjoy a day out at the temples with Dave or Elliot, who will give you an artistic insight into Angkor as experienced digital photographers. The primary focus will be on location, subject, and composition.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Free pick-up from hotel in Siem Reap
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Select date and participants:
Take a tour that is fully flexible for your experience level: beginner to advanced amateur or pro
See some intricate and anceint temples away from the tourist crowds
Benefit from a local Khmer guide who will share historical and cultural information
Enjoy a 1-hour Image review or image editing session using Photoshop or Lightroom
Use a tripod and some specialist lenses (Canon or Nikon only) while on tour
On your full-day photo tour, you will be accompanied by UK photographer Dave Perkes, or Elliot Leuthold from USA. They will serve as a photo guide to your trip and will assist anyone from a beginner to a pro with tips and techniques on how to take memorable and lasting photos.
The day will start at 07:00 (with sunrise option) to gain the best of the morning light. It is very flexible and informal and intended to be an introduction or revision to photo techniques you may have learned in the past.
The locations visited include: Angkor Wat, Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Elephants and Leper King Terraces. The itinerary will depend on weather conditions and personal preferences. Some people have visited Angkor before, so the trip may altered to suit your preferences.
The locations are selected to give a balanced view of the temples to try out different photo techniques. This list is not set in stone, so you may visit various different sites. You will have a long break at the middle to the day for lunch and an opportunity to review images during an editing session with the photographer. In the afternoon, continue your photography tour while making the best of the afternoon light. You will return to Siem Reap after sunset.
The tour will cover:
Subject: what to include and things to avoid
Seeing: how to look into a subject and choose details to make an interesting photo
Composition: the rules and how to enhance a shot by framing and positioning of the subject
Backgrounds: the importance of what is behind the subject
Exposure control: how to use the camera to get the best out of the sometimes‐difficult light in the area
Lenses: using the best tool for the job
Focusing: the importance of depth of field and how to use it
Camera Controls: Mode dials, ISO Settings, and white balance
Image Stabilization: What it does and its limitations
Basic Editing: a brief introduction to photo editing (optional)
Analysis: looking at shots to see where they can be improved
Kit list Recommendations...
• Digital Camera: an SLR is best, but any camera can be used from point-and-shoot to advanced all-in-one cameras.
• Lenses: 18mm wide angle to 200mm will be sufficient
• Tripod: lightweight will be OK – don’t forget your remote release if you have one
• Polarizing Filter
• Flashgun: a pop-up on camera flash will be OK
• Camera Bag: water resistant for the rainy season
•Lens Cleaning Kit: blower brush and lens tissues and fluid
•Batteries and Charger
•Memory Cards: card reader or camera or USB cable
•Notebook Computer: not essential but worth bringing
• A selection of your favorite photos: for an appraisal of your photography before starting
If you do not have any of the above items, you may be able to borrow them for the day. If you use Nikon or Canon SLR cameras you may borrow flashes or lenses on the day without extra charge, subject to availabilty.
Guidance by professional photographer David Perkes or Elliot Leuthold
Exclusive photography guide of Angkor
Image review and editing session (optional)
What’s Not Included
Angkor Temple passes
Other personal expenses
Sunrise surcharge of $25 for 5:00 start
When you get there
Know before you go
The Photo Day Tour is a flexible itinerary which can best be discussed prior to the tour. We will need to know your hotel room number and the name that the hotel booking is made under to enable easy contact through your hotel.