Going remote…

Last weekend we did a 2-day tour with a photographer from US to the remote temples in Cambodia. Starting in Siem Reap we went to Sambor Prei Kuk to Koh Ker and spent the night in Sra Em close to Preah Vihear. Up the mountain of Preah Vihear the early next morning with a 4-wheel drive visiting the temple and the soldiers who are still around. After lunch we went close to the Thai border to have a look at Pol Pot’s grave and Ta Mok’s house near the lake of Anlong Veng. Absolute brilliant 2-day tour which I will start to promote on my websites soon…

And… we were really suprised by the good roads all the way.

Here’s an impression of the tour…
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Sambor Prei Kuk…

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Koh Ker…

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Preah Vihear…

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Pol Pot’s graveyard…

tripadvisor review NEW
“Photography teaching and sites at their best”
I spent this past weekend up neat the Thai border with Eric. It’s my third tour with him, and it only gets better. He’s helped my manage my camera better, and more importantly compose much better shots. He’s a very good teacher who makes the entire trip fun. He will get you to places and photo shots you would never get on your own. I strongly recommend you use him.
Visited March 2014

Your picture taken

Sometimes I take pictures of my clients during the tours and workshops and send the pics by email to them. Some posing, some in action… Here are a couple of last week…

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Latest review on Tripadvisor…

“Definitely one of the best things we did while in Cambodia, and we did a LOT of stuff :)”
We visited Angkor Wat and surrounding temples in February 2014 and it was very important to me to take good photos to remember my trip by, which is why I am so glad we booked this tour with the lovely Eric De Vries! 

Eric is a very friendly, easy going guy, and due to these qualities, he is also an excellent teacher. I am a relative novice when it comes to photography but eager to learn more, and his patience and knowledge of photography helped me achieve this. We met Eric from outside hotel shortly before sunrise and right from the start of the tour, it was clear he knew his stuff and way round the temples.

He found us the best spots in all of the temples we visited, and I got some amazing shots, that make it look like nobody else was even there at the same time as us, which is no mean feat at one of the most visited tourist attractions in Cambodia!! 

Eric has lived in Cambodia for about ten years, and his local knowledge really added an extra insight to the tour. He also helped me to set up some amazing shots in the various locations that we visited that I will treasure forever. And the one on one time that he organised for us with the monks, was truly priceless.

I know I will never forget it! (but just in case, I now have some awesome photos to remind me!) ;-)

This tour was the best value for money ever! And Eric even found time to take us for a beer at the end of the tour which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was so nice relaxing at the end of a long day with him and his friendly tuk tuk driver (sorry I forgot his name!) talking about the local culture and the day we had just spent together over a nice cold beer!

If you are ever in Cambodia, you will probably visit Angkor Wat, and if taking a nice photo to remember it by is important to you, then DO THIS TOUR!!

Go to Tripadvisor here…

Thank you Eric, for a day I will never forget, good luck with everything in the future and hope to see you again one day for another tour!!

The Gallery

The gallery is almost finished.
First plan was to open by the end of January but because of the many many tours and workshops delayed. April 1st (not a joke) the gallery including a small portrait studio with daylight lamps will open for my clients.

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School in the countryside

Visiting a local school during the Countryside Tour is getting more into the program. That means only on weekdays. And the kids love it when we enter the classroom for a short period of time just before lessons begin…

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