“What a perfect day – phototour with Eric!”
I found Eric´s tour and workshop here on TA and I am so glad that I did!
Being an amatour/hobby photographer I booked my first phototour ever wanting a great tour around Angkor with a professional photographer who could show and teach me more about photography in the middle of a great wonder – the Angkor complex!
Had a full day tour – Eric picked us up at 5:00am heading for sunrise at Angkor Wat.
During our day we also visited Preah Khan, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Bayon temple and a great photoshoot with monks at Prasat Kleang.
Eric knows the complex very well and picked the perfect timing for visiting the different temples. I was very glad that he took us to places less crowded and with few other tourists, making the photo opportunities even better and I could take my time..
Eric was a great teacher – pointing out great objects, creative compositions – thought me to work with the elements, the light and made me thinking in new ways choosing my photo objects.
And not to forget – he was very patient with me – thank you Eric, you´re the best!
We had a great lunch in the middle of the day and cold water was provided for on a very hot day. We returned to our hotel around 4:00 pm after a great day out!
Looking back on that day and at my photos – going on the photo tour with Eric was dollars very well spent!
“Make it darker” has been ringing in my head since this day – AKON Eric!
A day I will remember forever! Highly recommended, you will not regret it!
(on TripAdvisor / visited November 2016)
Some images from last week’s photo tour to Koh Ker and Preah Vihear (a full day trip)
Prasat Pram at Koh Ker is still my favorite place to shoot and in my opinion better than crowded and wasted Ta Prohm. Also… no tourists at the pyramid of Prasat Thom!
We only saw a handfull of tourists at the uphill temple of Preah Vihear close to the Thai border.
All images (c) eric d vries
The water level of the Tonle Sap drops, the water goes back to the Mekong. That means the floating houses of Mechrey have to move towards the lake. Here an impression of 2 countryside photo tours of the last week… And… the weddings are on…
All images (c) eric d vries
The Photography Tour You’ll LOVE
Eric picked me up at my hotel very early at 5 am and from there he guided me through the ins and outs of Angkor Wat. I can’t even begin to explain how talented and thoughtful Eric is. He guided me through EVERY SINGLE situation — coaching me on settings, explaining light, all of the mechanics needed to take stunning photographs. He’s really a fantastic teacher, he’s really among the best I’ve ever had. He’s patient and understanding. Once you get the hang of things, he’ll push you to take new approaches. I highly recommend taking his tour if you want to increase your photography skills, learn a bit of history about the temples and gain new perspective. Top to bottom, it was a world class experience and my friends and family are raving about my photos. This is a MUST-DO experience in Siem Reap for any photographer.
Visited December 2016 / TripAdvisor
A Painting? No, just being creative and putting the camera upside-down. (no editing)
Here’s The Bayon temple at Angkor Park recently…
I booked 3 days with Eric and I explained to him before I came that I was a novice in photography. I totally recommend Eric to novices and experts alike. He knows the best places , times , subjects etc and he is a great teacher.
He doesn’t tell you what to do but advises . He has patience and encourages you to experiment to get good results . He is also serious however he has a good sense of humour and is great to get on with. There was never a dull moment.
I had a 2 day trip with Eric and then a 1 day trip. As a result I got fantastic shots with him and from what I learnt I carried on getting great shots when I was on my own.
He also introduced me to Cambodian coffee with sweet milk . Unreal !
I am already planning another trip with Eric next year. Will it be Banteay Chmmar , Pailin , Battambang , …… who knows.
Visited November 2016 (TripAdvisor)
Thanks Paul, great days with you… and see you next year
Some images from the last couple of days with clients from UK, Norway and US in and around Angkor Park… All shot with Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and XE-1