Angkor Photo Workshop

Angkor Photo Workshop

Gavin Gough instructing some of the students at Beng Melea ruins.

I am currently in one of the most amazing places on the planet, Seim Reap, Cambodia, the home of Angkor Wat. I am staying at the wonderful FCC hotel – classic French colonial mansion restored to make a comfortable, classic and luxurious place to stay. But, as with so many of the places I travel to there is a limited amount of  high speed internet. However, I have fought the urge to wait till I return home to post images and will try to upload a few images from this amazing workshop.

The fourteen students participating in the workshop are all getting a lot of qualify time with the four Amigos instructors, Karl Grobl, Gavin Gough, Marco Ryan and myself. This is not your average run-of-the-mill photo workshop: four instructors of this quality in a location like Angkor Wat makes this an exotic treat.  The mornings and afternoons are spent out working on photo stories whilst the mid-days are in a classroom with Gavin teaching Lightroom, Marco instructing the class in blogging and social media and myself teaching Soundslides Pro. Much of the photography coaching is done either in small group critiques sessions or out shooting at places like small village schools, orphanages or at Angkor Wat itself.
Here is a sample of what I am seeing.

A young school girl caught in the sunlight of her class.


A young girl recieves coaching from her sister through the school window.


Two children on a bike outside Beng Melea. (Look close and you can see Gavin's instant photo in her hand.)


A girl waits for her friends at lunch break.


This monk awakes from a nap to find a room full of photographers visiting his monastery.

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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


    • Matt Brandon

      @mateamiche:disqus –  I wish you were too. We are having fun. This has been a great workshop with the four of us as instructors.

  1. Peter Pham

    Ooh, my favorite place. I wish I knew about the workshop to join. Look like a great time with 4 great instructors.

    • Matt Brandon

      @6e79dcf219abfc27ecf66e966309c157:disqus Thanks for commenting. Keep checking back as I always talk about these workshops. That way, you wont miss the next one.

    • Matt Brandon

      @Cathy_Topping:disqus Next time join us!

  2. Andy Wilson




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