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Next Photo Workshop in Vietnam-Cambodia (16 – 29 August 2017)
14 days in Indochine for a total photo full immersion. 2 days in Phnom Penh, 3 days in Kep sur mer, 3 days in saigon, 3 days in Hoi An and the last 3 days in Hué.
14 jours et nuits au Vietnam. 2 jours à Phnom Penh, 3 à Kep sur mer, 3 à Saigon, 3 à Hoi An et les derniers 3 jours à Hué
Cambodia-Vietnam Photo Workshop 16 to 29 August 2017
As in all the other workshops I teach, my ultimate goal is to help each participant to create an appealing body of work with personal strong individual images. Each student will be encouraged to develop his or her own photographic language and to search for the invisible thread that ties his or her images together. I’ll help you to improve your ability to see and create new photographs, to discover your hidden potential. It will definitely be a valuable educational experience where you will develop the skills to look at your own work more critically, to appreciate and discuss yours and other people’s work by learning a new visual vocabulary. Our final objective is to produce a series of revealing; lasting images that will display a sense of the place, of its people and traditions.
What we do and how we do it ?
Day 16 and 17 August in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
2 full days of street photos, days and nights in the capital of Cambodia
Riverside of Phnom Penh Each day at sunset : focus on street photography along the Mekong river. Both before and after the sunset. This is the soul of Cambodia, the real old and modern life of the capital in front of the Royal Palace.
White building : Very large and popular construction inside the city. The story of the notorious and poor of Cambodia
Island of silk 18 kilometers from the capital. A peaceful island with some vegetation, beach, and the simple life…to get there we must take a tuk tuk from the hotel and cross the Mekong river by boat.
Street photography by evening in the capital such as the markets and the old French colonial houses.
Tuol Sleng S21 Genocide Museum
Day 18, 19, 20 in Kep sur Mer (Cambodia)
Each morning we start the day early to take photos of the Crab market of Kep (front of the hotel) and we walk along the China sea.
We search and visit some beautiful destroyed villas from the aera when Kep was the Saint Tropez of Cambodia. Abandoned big villas of the 1960s, devoured by the jungle forest. Very impressive ! Each sunset along the China sea (also Crab market at evening)
Beach of Kep Rice fields, countryside, jungle around Kep.For this, we rent a tuk tuk for 3 days to be free to move to various locations and no waste time. Adventure photography !
Day 21, 22, 23 in Saigon (Vietnam)
3 days in full street photo, days and also nights!
Reunification Palace (The story of the Vietnam War))
Each evening after sunset in a popular building near China town. Full of life, hustle and bustle, colors and people.
Morning in Cho Lon street (China aerea) where people speak chinese, popular area with the market and café…
Sunset (one time) around the Cho Lon market, the largest in Indochine. Very impressive. Full of life and crazy streets.
War Museum (in particolar, the story of photographer’s war)
Street photography on the Saigon river and also the beautiful French colonial area in down town. Temple Taoiste, is the only Taoiste temple in South Vietnam (beautiful and still a hidden secret)
Hindu temple (amazing and mysterious place)
Day 24, 25, 26 in Hoi An (Vietnam)
3 days by bicycle.
Rice fields, fishing village, life near the beach, old city, fish market etc…
2 sunsets and also early evening in the old city of Hoi An, China and French colonial architecture
(UNESCO) and also along the river. The old city is full of life, colors, markets, old bridge on the river, very old temples…really amazing and unique.
Morning at the fish market in city center.
Day 27, 28, 29 in Hue (Vietnam)
3 days by bicycle. We stay in the old city near the Citadelle area (UNESCO)
Each day we go to the secret old gardens-workers (only I know this!), very amazing and it is the real popular life of Hue. It looks like Vietnam 50 years ago and by bicycle it’s a full adventure ! Street photography at sunset to see the real authentic life of Vietnam along the river of the 5 perfumes.
Ming Mang tomb and also Khai Dinh tomb in the countryside : just beautiful.
Where we sleep during the workshop ?
Phnom Penh : Beautiful villa-hôtel (just 11 rooms) in center city, great service, beautiful swimming pool with small garden around. Lunch and dinner with good food on the garden. Very clean and quite area. The staff is the best!
Kep sur mer : Simple wood bungallow with big vegetation like jungle, big simple room in front of the sea (10 meters), also a small swimming pool. Beautiful breakfast the morning with the sea in front of you!
or : http://www.lepontonhotel.com/the-hotel
Saigon : swimming pool on the roof, beautiful view and quiet area. More expensive but clean and quiet (rare in Saigon!) In a very central area, just 100 meters to Reunification Palace and War Museum, in the best district of Saigon.
Hoi An : very New hôtel, clean a lot, nice swimming pool, very good price, in front of the river and old city. Quiet area. 5 minutes walk to the Japan bridge.
Hué : the only one in the old city in front of the Citadelle, unique location! Old hotel but nice garden and swimming pool, nice trees and vegetation for your breakfast in the garden. The authentic Vietnamese style of old time. good price.
Workshop Price 2000 Euros.
*The price includes only the photo workshop. Nicolas is present and available throughout the entire duration of the workshop, 24/7 hours.