Cambodia

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Gaining slideshow productivity with Proshow’s Remix feature

imageEspecially with the popularity of mobile devices for viewing photos, slideshows are a perfect way to show off the best of your images – or simply to share the highlights of an event or trip. Creating quality slideshows can be a time-consuming process, so any tool that helps me make better shows, faster, is a good thing. Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Proshow’s offerings – Producer and Gold on the desktop, and Web for when you’re mobile or on a Mac. However, I’ve struggled a bit with how to leverage Proshow’s powerful Wizard tool while still having customizations like beginning and end captions. Fortunately, the clever Remix command has come to my rescue… Read more »

Join us in Myanmar (Burma) this December, with an option for Angkor Wat

pl_shwedagon_1514This is a pivotal year for Myanmar (which the US & UK know as Burma). With the election of a civilian government, suspension of international sanctions, and the beginning of a banking system and independent press it is poised to break out of decades of torpor into the 21st century. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be leading another photo tour there this December. We’ll hit some of the major tourist highlights, of course, but we’ll also venture to some places that most tourists never see and create some photo opportunities that would be almost impossible to achieve on your own. Read more »

Myanmar (Burma) Photo Tour December 2015

Dates: 
2015-12-04 11:00 - 2015-12-16 08:00

Explore Burma (Myanmar) for a glorious 13 days and 12 nights

No country is evolving more quickly, and more positively, than Myanmar (for now, Burma to the UK & US governments). Thousands of years of Buddhist sites, history and culture are now open for tourism. Yet, limited infrastructure has meant that it is still a pleasure to visit, and no people loves Americans more than the Burmese -- we have been solidly on their side since WWII.

We will visit, explore and photograph amazing temples, colorful markets, and unique lifestyles throughout the country. Destinations will range from the massive golden pagoda of the Shwedagon to the hand-made wooden boats and "one-legged" rowers of Inle Lake. 

For those who want to take advantage of the proximity of Angkor Wat and other Khmer temples, we may be able to offer an optional "pre-trip" to Cambodia (depending on interest level). Taken together, sites in Siem Reap (the Angkor Wat temple complex and surrounding sites) in Cambodia, along with Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar) offer the opportunity of a lifetime to discover the legacy of several of the important cultures which form the Southeast Asian mosaic and to capture stunning images of lasting interest.

Cambodia Trip Report: Images of Angkor Wat & Environs

ev_asiajan2013_0004We’re just back from a very successful photo tour of Southeast Asia – Cambodia and Myanmar. The first part of the trip found us exploring the Angkor and Rolous temple complexes in Cambodia, along with some of the surrounding countryside and villages. Having been visiting, photographing, and leading trips to the area for nearly a decade, the increase in tourism has been noticeable. Fortunately, there are still plenty of lightly visited temples for those energetic enough to get away from the main tour routes. Read more »

Using HDR for texture

_djc9628hHigh dynamic range (HDR) images aren’t just for extreme lighting conditions and special effects. They can be used to provide more depth and texture to an image than is possible with a single shot. These statues of daemons lining the bridge approach to the South Gate of Angkor Thom in Cambodia show a good example. By the time they are lit (with side light from the southeast in the morning in this case) the light is a little hard and wouldn’t have shown detail in the rocks. Read more »