Welcome to Cambodia Photo Tours.
We are here in Cambodia-Phnom Penh to help you get to “off the beaten track” locations, and to help you to be prepared to take wonderful pictures. Feel more confident and in touch with your photography passion during your stay in Cambodia, and produce some amazing photographic work that will last.

*This is not a large group tour experience we keep it limited to 1-6 people.

Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual photo workshop-tour since 2013 in Phnom Penh. During a half-day or full-day photo tours, you will learn to set your camera for optimum results first if needed to get to grip with the basics if needed and discover exciting Phnom Penh City with your camera during “street photography” and intimate portraits. This hands-on photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer and get you safely to the best locations. For all levels, beginners, intermediate or advanced pro photographers.

For Bookings Call: +85560873847. e-mail: info@cambodiaphototours.asia
website Photographer Michael Klinkhamer:
    • Half-day from 7.15 am or 8 am or 13.30 pm until 17.15 pm. $60,- (4 hours)
    • Full day from 8 am until 17.15pm. including all transportation $150,- (8hours) Your non-photographer partner or friend can tag along for a 50% discount. (I-phones welcome)
    • Two and half hour fast track street/high impact photo tour available $45,- 
    • Transportation by tuk-tuk. (1/2 day $15- Full day $30,-)
    • Starts daily  from FCC Restaurant and Bar, 363 Sisowath Quay, Riverside, Phnom Penh
    • Early bird photo tour from 7.15 am until 11.30 am $60,-
    • Night photo tours from 7 pm until 23.00 or later are available on request.
    • A tripod will be provided for long exposure night photography. 
  • 3 hour Night photography tour Phnom Penh $60.- When te sunsets over PP we will see the city transform. We will capture the city lights go on and traffic illuminating the streets, boulevards. Long exposures and atmosphere at the temples and streets. Amazing views from high vantage point locations. Tripod is available for hire. 
  • *Including all transportation by tuk-tuk on standby pick up from hotel available as an option depending on where you stay in PP.

Cambodia Photo Tours also provides multi-day workshop tours outside of Phnom Penh from 1 day up to 10 days workshop photo tours Cambodia wide.

Cambodia Photo Tours Day Tour to Kampong Chhnang: 1-day photo tour. From $175,- including transportation. (90km outside of Phnom Penh)

This is a full-day tour photo opportunity for an exciting adventure into the heart of the Cambodian kingdom. Here we can find a lot of subject matter and authentic non-touristy Cambodia off the beaten track with its amazing people and it’s valuable Tonlé Sap river landscape on the horizon.
Kampong Chhnang is somehow overlooked by the tourist hordes heading to Siem Reap-Angkor Wat and leaves us with a genuine hard-working small city with a lot of charm and possibilities to do nice pictures off and on the water.



Including Siem Reap’s amazing Angkor Wat Temple complex,  the rice paddy economic and upcoming cultural city of Battambang and also the former Khmer Rouge stronghold town Pailin, now a frontier town near the Thai border crossing, a haven for photo treks into the wild.
Please check out what we have to offer on the menu, and if you are aiming at something even more or personalized, let us know. We are here to help you and do like to talk about photography, travel and the endless photographic possibilities in South East Asia.

Thanks. Yours truly, Michael Klinkhamer.



Photo Tours & Workshop in Phnom Penh and Cambodia wide by Michael Klinkhamer.

Professional Photographer for over 25 years, Michael Klinkhamer is living and working as a photographer and photo tour leader in Phnom Penh-Cambodia since 2013.

“During my photo workshops and street photography day field trips, I like to share my experience and pass my knowledge on photography and local insight of Cambodia with other photographers.

I really like to provide you with more confidence and professional tools and useful tricks, so you will start to take better pictures, right away.

*This is not a large group tour experience we keep it limited to 1-6 people max.            

Private phototours are available.

Our photo tour is based on street photography and capturing the “moment” and experiencing the real Cambodia up close and personal.

Cambodia Photo Tours participants reviewed on Tripadvisor: “Excellent Photo Workshop” “Showed results” “Wonderful way to visit Phnom Penh, great pictures too!”  “Fabulous intro to Phnom Penh – and great benefit to my photography”  “great day, learned a lot”   “Knowledgeable, flexible and patient!”

For Bookings Call: +85560873847. e-mail: info@cambodiaphototours.asia
Photographer Michael Klinkhamer: check Instagram: instagram.com/michael_klinkhamer/

  • Half day from 7.15 am or 8 am or 13.30pm until 17.15pm $75 including all transportation.
  • Full day from 7.15 am until 17.15pm. Including all transportation $150,- (8hours)
  • Private/standby Tuk Tuk Transportation is included. 
    • Half-day from 7.15 am or 8 am or 13.30 pm until 17.15 pm. $75,- (4 hours)
    • Full day from 8 am until 17.15pm. including all transportation $150,- (8hours) Your non-photographer partner, spouse or friend can tag along for a 50% discount. (I-phones welcome)
    • Two and half hour street/high impact photo tour available $50,- 
    • Transportation hire by tuk-tuk. 
    • It starts daily from Eric Keyser Coffeeshop, located at #275 Sisowath Quay, Riverside, Phnom Penh.
    • https://goo.gl/maps/hKtJxauXmnc79Qef6
    • Early bird photo tour from 7.15 am until 11.30 am $75,-
    • Night photo tours from 5.15 pm until 20.30 or later are available on request.
    • A tripod will be provided for long exposure night photography. 

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Photographer Michael Klinkhamer’s latest exhibition, “pure thomacheat,” is a reminder of the fragile natural world that is often overlooked by the inhabitants of cities such as phnom penh. “in the cities with people rushing to get more money and more business, the power of nature the power of flowers…subsequently they’re suffering from our environmental impact and it’s very delicate, the secret life of plants,” he said, speaking at his exhibition this week.

Dutch photographer Michael Klinkhamer was exhibiting his photo series “Can’t Go Wrong Here” at the famous Cambodian FCC-restaurant in Phnom Penh, from 29-February until 29 April 2014. The photo show featured a series of photographs he made during the Cambodia Photo Tours and workshops, he was conducting throughout Phnom Penh from August 2013 until February […]

A lot of photojounalists are genuinely interested in their fellow humans and hope to open people’s eyes through their work. But there are also photographers who just do their job and have no compassion with the people they portray. Michael Klinkhamer talked to Nhem Enh, a former photographer for the Khmer Rouge. It was his job to portray the prisoners in the infamous S-21 prison in Cambodia. These pictures were never intended to be published and had no journalistic purpose but turned out to form a impressive document of ‘la sale guerre’ (dirty war) and are now on permanent display at the S-21 genocide museum in Phnom Penh.

Michael Klinkhamer Photo Collection. Phnom Penh_Cambodia 2013.

In this digital age, most of my pictures appear in magazines, on the internet via I-pads or on social media.
“I believe it is time for a couple of my images to be freed from their digital containment in order to open up fully and scream their message of beauty and horror on a larger scale on XL print”. “Working in Cambodia and around the Capital city Phnom Penh was very rewarding exciting and often spicy. It’s a full-on life’s combustion of experiences and random emotions.

Any visitor to Cambodia will remember the people long after they returned home. Blessed with warmth and a curious mind, their faces radiate a deeper sense of strength, spiritual lightness and determination to give everything in this life.

Photographer Michael Klinkhamer captured these Cambodian Faces in a black and white photographic journey, mostly around the capital city of Phnom Penh for over a year, between 2011-2013. Including the national mourning period after their king Norodom Sihanouk passed away in October 2012.

The historic pictures on permanent display at the former prison S-21 in Phnom Penh are a small but very powerful testimonial of the horror inflicted on humans by the Khmer Rouge. Today the S-21 prison in Phnom Penh is a holocaust museum. It draws millions of tourist a year into its sinister walls. Inside S-21, 15.000 people where imprisoned and tortured for a confession and killed at a nearby Killing Field.

Tim Page is a an English born, war photographer(68)whose pictures became best known during the Vietnam war. During the 1960s Page operated as a freelancer for UPI and Associated Press. His images where published around the world, including in Time and Paris Match magazines, and helped shape people’s perceptions on the conflict in South-East Asia. The drug-addled-brave war photographer played by actor Dennis Hopper in the movie Apocalypse Now (1979) was largely based on Page.

Chum Mey personifies the tormented history of his country, surviving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. At the age of 47 he was dragged blindfolded into the Tuol Sleng prison, secret code name:S-21, where he was beaten and underwent electrocution for 12 days. At this Tuol Sleng Prison, 12.000 people, man, woman and children were chained and tortured for day’s, weeks, sometimes months in order to tell anything their tortures wanted to hear.

Landmines and other explosive remnants of wars still remain within Cambodia as a lethal legacy of many decades of wars and civil conflicts, which continued in some parts of the country until as late as 1998. As a result, Cambodia became one of the most heavily landmine contaminated countries in the world.

Fotografie is een belangrijk medium voor verslaglegging en geschiedschrijving. Soms kunnen foto’s zelfs de geschiedenis beïnvloeden. Zo hebben twee foto’s met name bijgedragen aan de beëindiging van de oorlog in Vietnam: die van een meisje dat naakt en gewond vlucht voor napalm, en die van een executie midden op straat.

Tussen de schuifelende marktbezoekers, boeren en Italiaanse schonen in bontjas, loopt Jan Cremer breedgeschouderd, ferme tred, hier en daar ontspannen handenschuddend met enkele dorpsbewoners. Samen met Babette, zijn blonde vrouw en een voormalig topfotomodel, lopen ze het terras van Café des Arts op. Ze zijn een opvallende verschijning tussen de kleine, Italiaanse bergdorp bewoners.

Benedikt Taschen vergaarde een fortuin met boeken. Vorig jaar verkocht zijn uitgeverij er bijna 20 miljoen. Het geheim achter zijn succes: diversiteit, in titels en de juiste prijs. Van loodzware limited ohammeds voor duizenden euro’s – Helmut Newtons SUMO, Muhammad Ali’s GOAT – (red. Greatest Of All Time), tot handzame boekjes voor een grijpstuiver.

Het werk van de architect Daniel Libeskind is wereldwijd verspreid, zijn belangrijkste opdracht kreeg hij inNew York aangeboden. De beroemde architect heeft de Freedom Tower ontworpen, op die beruchte plek waar tien jaar geleden, vóór 9/11/2001 de Twin Towers stonden.

Helmut Newton was de bad boy van de mode- en glamourfotografie. Met zijn krachtige beelden van vrouwen – al dan niet naakt en vaak in extreme poses – tartte hij de grenzen van acceptatie. De creatieve nalatenschap van de beroemde fotograaf wordt beheerd door zijn vrouw June. Michael Klinkhamer ontmoette haar aan de vooravond van een nieuwe expositie van Newtons werk in het Museum voor Fotografie in Berlijn.

Monroe’s schoonheid is tijdloos. Haar prachtige lach en onweerstaanbare schoonheid vastgelegd op duizenden foto’s zijn nog altijd, als je er even op let, over de hele wereld te zien.
5 augustus 1962, nu precies negenenveertig jaar na haar tragische dood laten unieke foto’s van fotograaf Milton Greene de weerslag van hun vriendschap en liefde voor de camera zien. Een eerbetoon aan Norma Jeanne (Los Angeles 5 augustus 1962) en Milton Greene.

Het fundament van schrijven én fotograferen is verrijkend voor michael klinkhamer, zowel voor zijn geest als onderneming. De van origine fotograaf reist daarom in zijn zoektocht naar kennis en positieve energie de hele wereld rond. “ik wil antwoord hebben op mijn foto’s.”

In de Alpen zijn echte oerkrachten nog in hun volle glorie zichtbaar. Ook al hebben de belangrijkste gletsjers door de opwarming van de aarde veel van hun ijslaag verloren, ze blijven een indrukwekkende aanblik bieden. De natuurkracht en de schoonheid van deze hoogste toppen van Europa blijft een bron van inspiratie en oefent op vrijwel alle Europeanen een bijzondere aantrekkingskrachten uit. Om dat aan den lijve te ondervinden beklom Michael met zijn zoon Robin (15 jaar) per motor de twee hoogste bergen van Europa.

Al meer dan veertig jaar is Jan Akkerman de ongekroonde koning van de Nederlandse rock- en bluesmuziek. Bekend geworden met de prog-rockformatie Focus en de Jan akkerman Band, speelde de Nederlandse gitaarvirtuoos ook samen met een breed scala aan muziekvrienden, van bluesgod BB King tot Paco de Lucia, de grote flamencogitarist. Michael Klinkhamer zocht Akkerman op, thuis in Volendam, voor een gesprek over de nieuwe Cd “Minor Details”, rotzooien op de gitaar en de geluiden van zijn leven.

De krankzinnige genocide van Pot Pol van 1975 tot 1979 heeft in het dagelijks leven van Cambodja diepe wonden en trauma’s achtergelaten. Tot op de dag van vandaag zijn familie banden ontwricht. Langzaam is de economische situatie zich aan het verbeteren. Helaas niet voor de meerderheid van de bevolking. De kinderen van een grote groep arme verschoppelingen worden blootgesteld aan alcohol, drugs, en prostitutie.

Peter Klashorst, in de jaren tachtig een van de meest spraakmakende kunstenaars van zijn generatie, woont en werkt tegenwoordig in de Cambodjaanse hoofdstad Phnom Penh. Daar exposeert de 53-jarige vanaf 14 januari in de voormalige Tuol Sleng-S-21 gevangenis zijn meest recente werk. Michael Klinkhamer bezocht de kunstenaar in zijn Aziatische domicilie en sprak met hem over zijn eclectische oeuvre, zijn hang naar zelfdestructie en, hoe kan het ook anders, vrouwen, macht en de totale redeloosheid van het bestaan.

Half and Full Day Photo Tours And Safari.

Best Phnom Penh photography experience.

Overview: 2020 program.

Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a powerful photo workshop-street photography tour in Phnom Penh since 2013.

*This is not a large group activity, we work in an often 1:1 or maximum of 4 people capacity to ensure you get our full attention.

For Bookings Call: +85560873847. e-mail: info@cambodiaphototours.asia
Photographer Michael Klinkhamer: check Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michael_klinkhamer_photo_tours/

  • Half-day tours from 7.15 am or 8 am or 13.30 pm until 17.15 pm.
  • $75,- (4 hours) including all transportation.
  • Full day from 8 am until 17.15 pm. including all transportation.
  • $150,- (8hours)
  • Your non-photographer partner or friend can tag along and get a 50% discount (I-phones welcome)
  • Two and half hour street/high impact short photo tour available for $50,- only.
  • It starts daily from the Eric Keyser Coffee Shop, located on the Riverside. Sisowath Quay 275. One block from the Wat Ounalom Temple.
  • https://goo.gl/maps/hKtJxauXmnc79Qef6
  • Early bird photo tour from 7.15 am until 11.30 am $75,-
  • Night photo tours from 5 pm until 8 pm or later times are available on request.


Join us for a unique 2 or 10 days of photography adventures in Cambodia and optional Thailand.

We offer a couple of wonderful photo safari options: Phnom Penh-Mekong River-Siem Reap/Angkor Wat and more.
*Arrival in Phnom Penh- Departure from Siem Reap or vice versa is possible.
This photo safari includes Phnom Penh, the Mekong River, and Angkor Wat:
 For more personal itinerary information and pricing contact us: 

For Bookings Call: +85560873847. e-mail: info@cambodiaphototours.asia

Michael Klinkhamer: https://www.instagram.com/michael_klinkhamer_photo_tours/

Extra Long Custom organized Photo Tours and Workshop. ‘Into the heart and soul of Cambodia’.

Photography workshops and safari adventure phototours for Photographers of all levels in beautiful mysterious Cambodia.

*This is not a large group tour experience we keep it limited to 1-5 people.

Two days or even up to 10 days of photo tours for photography tours & workshops in and around Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kratie, Mondulkiri, Battambang, etc.                   

Exciting Photography tour Packages including all accommodations and all transportation are available.

  • Michael is a long term resident in Phnom Penh for four years conducting safe and well-organized photography tours in Phnom Penh and Cambodia wide.
  • *This is not a large group activity, we work in an often 1:1 or maximum of 6 people capacity to ensure you get our full attention.
  • Enjoy your safe and good organized photography adventure in Cambodia in the company of an all-round experienced photographer and a long term resident in Phnom Penh for four years.
  • Get your photography skills to the next level with special assignments, nature, people, social, fine art, landscape and discover the deep cultural spirit of Cambodia through your lens. Daily image reviews and critique, editing sessions with Lightroom or other image editing apps.
  • Stay in personally selected hotels & resorts and fine accommodations while traveling and working on your photography.
  • Meet Colorful friendly Khmer people and enjoy a safe and eco-conscious creative photo tour around Cambodia.
  • Travel safely in a small group (3-4 max) or book your private tour.
  • Leave back home with a substantial portfolio on Cambodian images that will be personal and precious for many years. Contact Michael Klinkhamer directly for your personal advice and custom Itinerary.


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