2012 Cambodia Photography Workshop

When: October 12th – 19th, 2012

Where: Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

October is usually a pretty boring month, aside from getting painted up like a flesh-eating zombie and chasing children around. I guess Halloween is fun too. But wouldn’t you rather go on an adventure??

Join myself and fellow award-winning photographer, Colby Brown, this fall as we team up with The Giving Lens for a unique Cambodian photo adventure that will provide support for Anjali House , a special organization in Siem Reap. This scouting trip – which means we are not officially partnered with these organizations yet, but rather sending a team out to see and feel how a partnership would go —  is unique in that we can only take 4-5 people with us, making these coveted workshops practically private.

First, we will travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we will be visiting Anjali House. Anjali House aims to provide the children of Cambodia with healthcare, food, clean water, and education. They have four values that guide their organzation as they do this:1) Education, which fosters self-confidence, and provides opportunities these kids would never have otherwise. 2) Expression, which fosters creativity, social-interaction, and therapy, where it is through art, dance, music, sport, or photography. 3) Health, though clean water, good food, and health care, which produces well-adjusted youth who are prepared physically and mentally to enter the workforce and find their own path.  4) Sustainability. Anjali house would love to be run 100% by local Khmer staff, and empowering the communities in which they work. At Anjali, we will work with their photography club, which has seen students go on to win awards and have their work hung in hotels around Siem Reap. The students will be preparing to participant in November’s Angkor Photo Festival. We will do workshops with them, as well as editing classes for post-production.

Second, we will take some of the more advanced photography students from Anjali and head over to The Iron Workshop. The Iron Workshop aims to get and keep youth off of the streets, and away from begging or being at-risk for sex-trafficking, by providing Life Skills training in many areas, such as ironworking, woodworking, repairs, lawn maintainance, and much more. Their Iron and Wood Work is available for sale. We will photo-document the students at work in the shops, as well as some of their products (and teaching our students the art of the photo-essay).

Lastly, we will tour and photograph the stunning Angkor Temples. Be ready for some early mornings shooting the sunrises at Angkor Wat, as well as afternoons spent exploring other lesser-known temples overrun by the jungle. We will do 2.5 days exploring Angkor Wat, and then another half-day on the Tonle Sap river, to visit and document some of the beautiful floating villages.

Throughout our time in Cambodia, Colby and I will not only provide hands-on instruction in the field, but demonstrate some of the most cutting edge digital editing techniques currently being used in small break out digital editing sessions. We will both be present for the duration of the trip, providing you plenty of one-on-one instruction to further the specific skills you want to improve.

What’s Included in the Cost:

  • Instruction
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Entrance Fees

What Costs are NOT Included:

  • Food
  • Flight to and from Cambodia

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