These testimonials were written by my clients on Tripadvisor for the company that I cooperated with, in the past. I copied only a few of them from the last year. And yes, I didn’t get any negative rating on Tripadvisor.
A Different Perspective on the Angkor Wat area
This workshop provided a number of benefits – our photography skills improved significantly during the day, we visited spectacular temples for photography without the crowds, and our guide Ota (an ex pat) had excellent knowledge of the history of the area. I would describe us as developing intermediates using the ‘P’ setting, but by the end of the day we were confidently using ‘Manual’ settings. Ota was able to guide us through best use of camera settings, and provided positive advice and feedback on composition.
We were taken to a number of sites that were rich for photography, but almost empty of people. He knew where to go for the best light conditions during the day. At our last site of the day we were the only people there, and it felt very special.
And what a destination to do a photography course. We did this at the start of our trip in order that we could benefit from our refined skills for the rest of our holiday.
What an amazing day definitely worth doing
Ota was amazing, so patient and I learnt so much both about the camera and Angkor Wat. Ota is wonderful company and so enjoys what he does.
We were picked up early in the morning and unfortunately it was not the best sunrise ever but that did not matter as he made the day so interesting. We got to see part of the temple that we would never have seen on our own and Ota was so good at encouraging me to try to get better photos. He also explained what I was doing wrong, how to focus better. I just wish I had a longer time in Siem Reap as I would definitely have done another tour with Ota.
If you get the chance to do a tour with him, jump at it. Especially if you are a beginner and even if you are not a beginner I am sure you will enjoy the day.
Fantastic day with Angkor Wat Photography
We initially wanted to do the night tour but it wasn’t available so we did the Angkor Wat day tour. It was amazing. The site says that the tour is focused on photography but not meant to teach about history/culture but we had it all.
Our guide Ota was perhaps the best guide we could have dreamed of. He was so knowledgeable about photography (used to be a photo-journalist) and knew all the great spots even in the crazy crowds. But in addition, he was also knowledgeable about the history and cultural significance of the sites which was a fantastic addition.
Our pictures were great and our experience was fantastic. I couldn’t have asked for more.
The best way to see Angkor Wat and photograph the area often without crowds
We were picked up at 5am in a Tuk Tuk, and photographed Angkor Wat at Sunrise. Our guide Ota was fantastic, his camera skills and help very comprehensive. His knowledge of the park and ability to find spots where tourists were almost non-existent, were great. 12 hours of very enjoyable photography, highly recommended.
We were taken to Ta Prohm as part of our Siem Reap Photography tour with our guide Ota.. Fantastic,we arrived without the crowds and the photo opportunities were great
Trip of a lifetime, made better by these guys!
Having been to Angkor Wat many years previously, I was adamant to leave this time with some half decent photos. Organisation over emails were swift and very efficient for our private tour and very accommodating to tailor the day to suit us.
Picked up at the crack of dawn by the delightful Ota, we had a fantastic day learning how to make the most of our cameras, both myself an my partner of varying ability at some fantastic off the beaten track locations.
Ota is also a fountain of knowledge of the Wat and Cambodia.