Photography Tours Cambodia Myanmar South East Asia

About Me


About your guide

Dr. Laurent Dambies, a French photographer based in Siem Reap, is your personal guide in exploring and shooting in the best locations in the temples of Angkor and in the Cambodian countryside.

Before pursuing his long time passion in photography, Laurent, with both Ph.D. degree and MBA degree from France, had spent over a decade in the corporate world doing research and development for a number of organizations in North America, Europe and South East Asia. He began to realize his passion in photography when he picked up his first film camera in 1991. Even being successful in his career as a research scientist, he decided to focus his attention to what he loves doing the most -photography and travel.

His photo and video works have been distributed for over 10 years now by several stock agencies such as Shutterstock, Pond5, Alamy, Age Fotostock. With a scientific approach to photography, he likes experimenting with new techniques such as Light Painting, Time-Lapse and Long Exposure.

He started videography in 2009 with time-lapse and now does some production of small video clips for local businesses. An early adopter in technology, Laurent continues to learn, evolve and mature as an artist along with new imaging equipment and editing software.

Living for more than three years in Siem Reap, Laurent witnessed over 100 sunrises in Angkor Wat temple. With hundreds of photography hours tutoring under his belt, he is extremely knowledgeable of the best shooting locations in the temples of Angkor and in the surrounding countryside. His travel photography clients include Fortune 500 and prestigious organizations such as Google, Ebay, Apple, HP, J.P. Morgan Chase, Uber, Paypal, Facebook, GoPro, Netflix, CNN, NBC, Fox Sports, Mitsubishi bank, PWC, Merrill Lynch, Siemens, Continental, MIT, A*STAR Singapore,etc…

With him, you will be sure to enhance your photography skills whether you are a beginner or an advanced photographer.

Beyond the temples of Angkor, he explored and captured the temples of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai in Thailand, the archaeological parks of Bagan and Mrauk-U and lost temples of Inle Lake in Myanmar, My Son sanctuary in Central Vietnam. He co-lead a 14-day photography expedition in the majestic Indian Himalayas of Ladakh India and a 3-day workshop in Hoi An Central Vietnam.


Upon request, Laurent can be also your photography teacher for street photography class in the cities of Yangon, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

The mission of Angkor Photography Tours is to provide a truly unique and personalized photography experience where you will LEARN, EXPLORE, and CAPTURE exceptional photographs and bring home a one-of-a-kind wonderful collection of memories from Angkor.

Please consult the booking page to book the tour of your choice or for any other inquiries. More of Laurent’s travel photography is visible on Instagram (Myanmar, Ladakh).



Angkor Photography Tours - Siem Reap - Cambodia


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