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    Sunset and cloud Reflections

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    When there’s not a breath of wind, what do you know about water? There’ll be Reflections! Armed with that knowledge, what could you do? Grab the camera and go find some. Look around your area and get to know where there is some water so you don't waste time looking for ...

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    Sunset Clouds and Reflections

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    Steve Bray was with me on a 1:1 photo day when we were lucky enough to get some heavy clouds and sky as the sun was going down. AND there wasn’t a breath of wind so we knew that meant flat smooth water and reflections. When composing a sunset ask yourself if you just wan...

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    Lonely Boat, Sea, Sky & Sun

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    I had the 10-22 on the camera and bag back in car so there was no way to get close into this little boat almost on the horizon. You can get a great shot with loads of mood and capture the feelings of what’s going on by using Negative space in the composition of an image. I...

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    Bayon Temple Reflection

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    Bayon Temple is part of Angkor Wat and when there’s water in the moat, it’s a great place for reflections. By taking care where to stand you can find shapes in the trees which further mirror the shape of the central spire and frame it beautifully.

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    Reflections and Monks

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    At a small monastery near Siem Reap the head monk invited us to a tour and to photograph the young novice monks going about their daily lives. These guys were wandering through a rice paddy and their reflection is what really caught my eye. To capture it the camera needed t...

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    Wooden boat and Lotus Leaves

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    Keep an eye out for patterns and shapes which can often say more about a place than the big picture. I was attracted by the regularity of the man made things agains the natural rounds of the Lotus leaves. That splash of red and blue helping it along. Take time composing sho...

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    4 Faces of Buddha

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    If you stand in just the right spot at Bayon Temple which is part of the massive Angkor Wat complex, you can align 2 massive statues and make the 4 faces of Buddha line up nose to nose and lip to lip. Composition is all about being in the right place, bending knees or standi...

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    Rain drop in a Lotus leaf

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    It was cloudy when we visited the Lotus farms near Siem Reap and the big landscape picture wouldn’t work because the light was in-appropriate for that. But it was perfect for little details like this rain drop in a lotus leaf. I loved the lines and the sea shell like drop...

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    Sharing a Moment

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    My co-tutor Simon Taplin sharing a photo of these two boys in a stilt village. Notice the boy on the left has a frog in his hand. Simon had just photographed him with it and was sharing the moment with him. When photographing people it's always best to invest a little time...

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    Big Smile on A Small Girl

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    This young girl and her friends were playing a game of 'trow the flipflop' - a version of Boules as played in France. She was sitting on the step at the foot of the door when i spotted her, so 1st step is get the camera set upm before approaching. She was unlikely to run a...

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    Girl with Bicycle in Rice Fields

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    Sometimes it's best to find the right place and light, then wait for something to happen in it. I loved the light on the fields and blue sky. So step one, frame the shot, zoom the lens to get the composition and framing with the sugar palms, find the right exposure - then wa...

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    Young Monk in Classroom

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    On visiting the school house at a small monastery we were invited to photograph the young monks in class. A difficult shot because it was small and cramped and very dark. Pre-set the camera for the conditions before looking for images so you're ready. I had lens wide open an...

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    War Veteran Suong

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    Suong was forced to be a child soldier at the age of 13. As he was telling his story I noticed the shape of his fingers and moved myself so they'd line up with the window and stand out. Then it was just a case of waiting with the camera pre-focussed and exposed for him to ho...

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    Sticky Rice Lady

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    This lady and her family grow rice in their field. Then the women mix it with coconut and beans, stuff it into bamboo tubes and cook over an open fire. It’s truly delicious. Rural Asia is the perfect place to photograph people and life. They are so friendly, happy and gene...

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    Girl on a scooter in the rain

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    No chance of a sunset that night so we looked around in the rain for something else. Wet roads mean reflections; low light is great to shoot movement. So we lined up and got wet ourselves to shoot pan-blurs of people rushing home in the rain. Asia is packed with crazy loads ...

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    Raining in a TukTuk

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    Searching for a sunset that didn’t happen! Instead it rained rain like rain and we were in a TukTuk. Rain is no excuse not to take photos. The light was perfect to photograph my friends, even though there wasn’t much of it. Don’t be scared to pump up that ISO…

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    Lonely Girl on a Boat

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    Heading out to a stilt village on Tonle Sap I was standing on the roof when I noticed Sharon sitting alone on the bow, looking lonely. Negative space composition always conveys the feeling of being alone. Be careful with composition. It’s not a function of your camera – ...

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    Sunshine & Sugar Palms in Rice Paddy

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    Venture into the farmlands West of Siem Ream, Cambodia at the right time of day and you'll be rewarded with scenes like this all around you. Don't be afraid to shoot into the sun - just be careful with the exposure and remember, just because your camera says the exposure is ...

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    Light on Boats

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    In Kampong Phluk fishing village in Cambodia there's alway loads going on and it can be hard to find an image in the clutter. I was drawn by the highlight on the up-turned boat on right and the leading line it makes. The buildings on stilts left and right hold this busy scen...

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    Boats in the rain

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    Fishermen on the moat around Angkor Wat returning home in the pouring rain. We hoped for a sunset but only got the faintest hint of pink in the sky. But I love the misty wet feeling and soft pastel colours. You don't have to restrain photography to sunny days and wonderful ...

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    Young Girl in Village

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    I loved the light on this girl's face and her soft expression. This time in Cambodia I challenged myself to get more engagement with my subjects instead of just shooting candid people pictures.

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    Street Artist at a Temple

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    A street artists draws an admiring crowd at Beng Melea Temple in Cambodia. This kind of image is all about patience. It took about 15 minutes of watching behaviour and getting him used to me being there before I was lucky and the two japanese girls arrived, wearing similar d...

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    Cambodian Lady in Pink

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    I challenged myself to shoot some street portraits and get direct engagement with the subjects. This woman was wearing the same shade of pink as the bag in her basket so it made a link between the two. Always spend time with people, have fun and talk to them so they are re...

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    Sunset reflection and monks

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    Sunset is always beautiful as the sky burns red. But sunset and landscape are more than that. It's choosing how you want to portray them. This could just be sunset water and sky, but isn't it more interesting to include some life in the form of the monks? The environment by ...

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    Farmer and cows at Sunset

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    The farmlands near Siem Reap are rich with sunsets, sunrises and landscapes. But you have to be ready for the shot. Watch behaviour so you know where to be at the right time. Don't get distracted whilst waiting. Had I gone to shoot water buffalo in a nearby fireld instead of...

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    Portrait of land mine victim

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    Tum lost his left arm aged 10 when the land mine his childhood friend was playing with exploded, killing his friend and shrapnel taking Tum's arm. He now works at the Cambodia War Remnant Museum helping with reconciliation. War is not usually between the people, it's between...

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    Children playing in Kampong Phluk, Cambodia

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    I love to capture moments of life, and where better than a remote fishing village in Cambodia? The trick is to wait for the action to happen, then stay with it. Don't chimp the back of the camera or you'll miss the next shot...

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    Boy and bicycle returning home at Sunset

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    Watch what people do, look for patterns of behaviour then find the place to shoot from so you're ready before it happens. As the sun went down I waited for someone to enter the image, camera low to capture their reflection in the water. Check and re check exposure whilst wai...

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    Angkor Wat Spirit Gate

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    The Spirit Gate at Angkor Wat is rarely visited and stands deserted in the Jungle, making it a perfect place for photography. It's a challenging location but with time and effort to find the right place to compose a shot from, then waiting for the light it's spectacular.

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    Cloudy Sky over farmers Shelter in Rice field

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    Light is everything. Driving back from Beng Mealea temple we saw this shelter in a rice paddy field and has a competition to see what everyone came up with. We found our compositions then waited for the sun to break through the clouds to add colour and shade to the scene, th...