The Kampot Cambodia Photography Tours

Instructed photography tours in the beautiful settings in and around Kampot Cambodia

 

Kampot is a great little town on the Praek Tuek Chhu River in southern Cambodia, a two and a half hour drive from Phnom Penh. It's known for pepper plantations and salt fields which are just out of town. Many buildings downtown date from the colonial period, a mix of French colonial and Chinese style shop houses. You’ll find restaurants and cool arty cafes. The promenade along the river gives some awesome sunset views. The stunning and hilly countryside starts just minutes outside town with rice paddies, houses on stilts in small villages and palm trees along the road.
Closeby is Bokor Mountain, once a retreat for colonial residents in the early 1920 to escape the hot afternoons in Kampot town. Nowadays some hotels and a casino are operating but the area up hill is still very photogenic. The South Chinese Sea is closeby and so is Kep-sur-Mer, an old colonial beach resort still with some decaying French villas which were destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, within a half hour drive of charming Kampot...


 

 

The Kampot Cambodia Photography Tours
1 to 3 days private in-depth photography tours/workshops with photographer Eric Devries showing the best of Kampot area, the beautiful spots all year round. The tours are based on street-, architecture- and landscape photography. The tours/workshops come with camera instructions by the photographer who also will show and challenge you to get the perfect composition and framing of your pictures

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THE 1-DAY KAMPOT PHOTO TOUR

The 1-day photo tour starts with an short introduction (and coffee) before walking the streets of Kampot for some street photography sessions. After lunch (included) we’ll take a tuktuk and drive into the lovely countryside with charming villages, beautiful sceneries of the Secret Lake and impressive caves nearby before heading back towards Kampot and visit the Cham fishing village and the salt fields…

Topics: shophouses, colonial architecture, market, pagoda, old bridge, countryside, rural villages, plantations, secret lake, pre-angkor temple in cave, fishing village, salt fields

-Introduction and coffee at cafe at 8am
-Photo walk downtown, market and bridge
-Lunch and review
-Countryside, Secret Lake and caves, Salt fields, Cham fishing village
-Back in Kampot at 6pm

Price:
US$ 350 (1 and/or 2 persons)
US$ 410 (3 and/or 4 persons)

Included:
Full tuition (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by tuktuk (countryside)
Lunch

 

 

THE 2-DAY KAMPOT PHOTO TOUR

The 2-day photo tour starts with an short introduction (and coffee) before walking the streets of Kampot for some street photography sessions. After lunch (included) we go uphill by car to Bokor Mountain and visit some abandoned buildings from the French colonial era and the highest pagoda in Cambodia. The sceneries along the way up are spectacular. When back in Kampot an option is to take an evening river cruise. The second day we’ll start early to see fishing boats arrive near the Cham fishing village before taking a tuktuk that will drive us into the lovely countryside with its plantations, rural villages, the rice paddies the salt fields, the Secret Lake and the nearby caves (pre-angkor temple), and having lunch (included) in the coastal town of Kep with its infamous crab market. Back in Kampot around 4pm for some drinks and a review of your photographs.

Topics: shophouses, colonial architecture, market, pagoda, old bridge, Bokor Mountain, abandoned buildings, French era, countryside, rural villages, railway track, plantations, secret lake, pre-angkor temple in cave, Kep-sur-Mer, the beach, crab market, Cham fishing village, salt fields

Day 1
-Introduction and coffee at cafe at 8am
-Photo walk downtown, market and bridge
-Lunch
-Bokor Mountain tour by car
-Back in Kampot at 6pm

Day 2
-Muslim fishing village and market at 6am
-Coffee
-Tuktuk countryside, Secret Lake and Cave Temple
-Pepper Plantation tour optional
-Lunch in Kep / Crab market
-Tuktuk countryside / Kep beach / railway track
-Kampot salt fields (dry season)
-End of tour with drinks and reviews at 4pm

Price:
US$ 595 (1 and/or 2 persons)
US$ 685 (3 and/or 4 persons)

Included:
Full tuition (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by tuktuk (countryside) and car (Bokor Mountain)
Lunches on both days
Entrance fees to Bokor Mountain

 

 

THE 3-DAY KAMPOT PHOTO TOUR

The (ultimate) 3-day photo tour has the same itinerary as the 2-day photo tour but with a little more time in and around Kep-sur-Mer and a visit to the beautyful Fish Island (Koh Trey) including the mangroves of Coconut Mountain and beach, the rice paddies and rural communities all very photogenic.

Topics: shophouses, colonial architecture, market, pagodas, old bridge, Bokor Mountain, abandoned buildings, French era, countryside, rural villages, railway track, plantations, Koh Trey, Coconut Mountain, mangroves, secret lake, pre-angkor temple in cave, Kep-sur-Mer, the beach, crab market, Cham fishing village, salt fields

Price:
US$ 795 (1 and/or 2 persons)
US$ 945 (3 and/or 4 persons)

Day 1
-Introduction and coffee at cafe at 8am
-Photo walk downtown / Market / Statues
-Lunch downtown
-Bokor Mountain tour by car
-Back in Kampot at 6pm

Day 2
-Muslim fishing village and market at 6am
-The Bridge
-Koh Trey (Fish Island)
-Lunch
-Mangroves / Rural communities
-Tuktuk countryside / railway track
-Salt fields (dry season)
-Back in Kampot at 5pm

Day 3
-8am Tuktuk countryside, Secret Lake and Cave Temple
-Pepper Plantation tour optional
-Lunch in Kep / Crab market / beach life
-Abandoned villas
-Wat Samathi Pagoda in Kep
-End of tour with drinks and reviews at 5pm

Included:
Full tuition (camera settings, light, composition)
Transport by tuktuk (countryside) and car (Bokor Mountain)
Lunches on all days
Entrance fees to Bokor Mountain

 

 
     
 
 
 
     
 

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Photo tours / workshops led by Eric Devries are educational and hand-on experiences and his goal is to show you the best spots and locations in Cambodia, during your photography workshop by sharing his experience and knowledge of photography to help you understand your equipment and archieve your goals and to take you on incredible photo workshops that will inspire you for the rest of your life.

My mission is to show you the best spots and locations in Angkor and Cambodia during your photo tour and workshop, by sharing my experience and my knowledge of photography to help you understand your equipment and achieve your goals, and to take you on incredible photo tours and workshops that will inspire you for the rest of your life.

The Photography Tours/Workshops are for all levels from the beginner, to the serious amateur, professional photographers and enthusiasts who want to improve their photography skills. At the same time you will get a good view of the beauty of Cambodia, its typical landscape, the spectacular temples and the always friendly Khmers.

Welcome to Photo Cambodia / Eric Devries Photography
-20 years of photographing Cambodia-
We believe that a photography tour and workshop should be about learning, creativity, exploring and becoming part of the landscape and surroundings you are photographing. We are dedicated to providing professional, hands-on training and instruction in the field. Our instructor ratio helps you archieve the best results possible. Our mission is to create workshop experiences that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you are an advanced photographer, or just started, our workshops and photo tours are designed to help you archieve your goals. These photo tours and workshops are more than bringing back incredible images of Cambodia, they are about bringing home a memorable adventure. Our high quality private photo tours and workshops are for every photographer from beginner to advanced.

 

 
 

Difference Maker

"The difference for me and my wife between a good trip to SE Asia and a GREAT trip is Eric D Vries. We have now attended photo tours with him to Siem Reap, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Hanoi. As a teacher myself, I can say that some can teach, and others while good at their area of expertise, simply can't . Eric can teach. He serves as our photography mentor, part-time tour guide, and upbeat attitude coach. We have now spent about a dozen days with Eric, and every one has been a blast. On top of his being a superb photographer and mentor, I find his fees very fair. My favorite vacation days are consistently the ones I spend with Eric..."

 
 

Another amazing experience

"After having such a great time last year with Eric I decided to book again . This time we went to Banteay Chmmar , Battambang and Pailin . A year has gone nowhere and I still consider myself a novice and again Eric was such a great teacher . Showing me new techniques and encouraging me to be creative . The difference this time we decided to try street photography in Battambang and Pailin . I must admit I was nervous and again Eric encouraged me to just lighten up and go for it . I found my confidence and before I knew it I was interacting with the lovely people of Pailin . It was such a good experience . Something I will not forget . Eric is a great teacher and really knows his skill . He is great with people and very easy going but at the same time pushes you to shoot . I totally recommend Eric to both both novices and experts alike..."

 

JUST AMAZING! BEST PHOTO WORKSHOP AND TOUR POSSIBLE

"I went around Cambodia with Eric for seven days, from Phnom Penh to Siem 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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