On most of our tours we set a limit at 8 photographers. A group of this size is ideal for us and our regular local guides to give everyone the attention they may need. This intimate group size forms a stimulating dynamic where participants can share their experiences with like-minded people, and more often than not leave with new friends. Whether you are a single traveler, or you come with a partner you will find being in a small group who share a common interest a great way to get something extra out of your trip. No more worrying about keeping people waiting whilst you get your shot. There may be some occasions where we allow a non-photographer on tour which will raise the tour numbers. This is only possible where the transport size is appropriate. We reserve the right, in exceptional circumstances, to increase the group size.Private Tours:
Nathan does not run private tours as he has a full calendar set up to two years in advance.
However we can run private tours in Cambodia on request. Cambodia is well covered with three photographers potentially available to run tours in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and other areas of the country. We welcome enquiries and will do our best to work with you to set up a tour to suit your needs.
We also have the potential to run private tours in Rajasthan, Bali and Vietnam. Subject to the availability of a photographic tour leader.Tuition:
All our tours are suitable for all levels of photographer. We focus on giving you an in-depth understanding of good travel photography. We are especially keen to promote three aspects of travel photography; technical competence, creative observation and ethical responsibility. Nathan’s introductory workshops cover all three and although they don't leave the novice out of their depth there's usually enough there to keep even the most seasoned practitioner interested. After the workshops on the first day of the tour most of the teaching is done on location. Constantly unearthing interesting scenarios, we will work alongside the group to help you understand particular technical challenges, give you artistic inspiration and most importantly, lead by example in approaching local people. This approach will both open doors and help you take better pictures. Time is also put aside to help develop your post-production skills so that you can 'up the wow factor' of your pictures and go home with a portfolio of the tour that anyone would be proud of. In fact many of our past participants have gone on to win awards or competitions.Engage:
Running photography tours in S.E Asia for over 10 years now Nathan has always believed that his field trips should open up a country by presenting opportunities to engage with local people. One of our principal aims, going far beyond teaching good camera technique, is to show participants that instead of being a barrier between the photographer and subject, the camera could be used as the key to open doors. We aim to show how, when used sympathetically, the camera can help to establish a vital connection between the traveler and the locals they meet.What to Bring
Your best camera, be it a DSLR, mirrorless or an advanced compact with some manual controls. Your lens(es) should cover at least a medium zoom range. If you have them, a wide-angle lens (useful in temples and pagodas) and a longer telephoto lens (good on boat trips) would be useful but not essential. A fast standard lens with aperture of f1.8 or f1.4 is another good option.
- A torch
- A polarising filter
- A tripod
- Plenty of memory cards and a spare battery
- A laptop is not essential but is very useful for backing up the day’s shoot, and also for reviewing what you have taken and the post production wokshop. We also recommend a portable external hard drive - just in case!
- A rain cover for your camera and one for yourself are recommended, and are essential during the rainy season