Our workshops are primarily photographically based in the mystic Angkorean complex, As well as the better known iconic temples, we will also show you some of the lesser known yet equally stunning gems that site has to offer.
Whilst improving your photographic skills with the best light conditions the day offers, we also have a hidden gem. Photographer Ota, has an archaeological background. He has worked as a deputy director of archaeological research team who endeavoured to unlock the magical secrets of this ancient civilisation.
Whilst his main expertise is of course photography, his knowledge can only enhance your experience. An initial workshop would include the well known sites of Angkor Wat, sunrise and / or sunset, the magnificent trees of Ta Prohm, a temple dedicated to the kings mother, and the giant faces of Bodhisattva Lokeshvara at Bayon. Photography and camera skills are the essential core of the tours but with added expert historic vision to accompany you on your visit to the Angkor park.
Many tour operators will tell you about King Suryavarman, the second, who founded the splendid and most famous temple, Angkor Wat, but there is so much more. What, for instance, is it’s original name? Angkor Wat represents the mythical Hindu mountain, Meru, the center of the universe,home to the Gods. It was a gigantic astronomical observatory. Most guides will inform you of the number giant faces at Bayon but not mention the mythylogical status of the number 108, repeatedly used in the construction of Angkor temples and steeped in the heart of Hinduism.
Ota, a multilingual Czech national, has a deep knowledge of the building blocks of Angkor and would only bring an added bonus to any photographic tour. His studies of the Angkorean empire, the life and times of it’s peoples, it’s spiritual, astrological and astronomical importance are of great benefit.
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Photographs copyright Ota