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Making the best of photos on a South East Asia tour

For many people a South East Asia holiday will be the trip of a lifetime and they will wish to capture the essence of it with fantastic photos.

While flicking through the pages of National Geographic and Lonely Planet books not only gives inspiration for trips, it also gives the impression that travel photography is easy.

This is not always the case and despite having a good camera, it can be easy to be intimidated by the hustle and bustle of a place when it comes down to actually taking a shot.

Some of the best travel photos are of people, which can offer a real insight into a destination's culture and offer a real sense of place.

In reality these can be very difficult to take, especially in a way which is sensitive to the subject, who may change their bearing if they are self-conscious of being photographed.

While reading up on techniques in advance can help, there is nothing better than having a qualified professional on hand to provide in the field advice.

Specialist photography tours offer the opportunity not just to enjoy a trip to South East Asia, but also learn a new skill at the same time.

The region is particularly lush with fantastic colours in abundance, meaning that there is the potential to take some stunning photos with just a few hints and tips to help travellers achieve this.

Vietnam's Mekong Delta is one place where fantastic photos can be taken as traditional boats glide throw myriad waterways, surrounded by lush vegetation.

Local traders ply their trade on floating markets, creating a picturesque scene with brightly coloured fruit stacked high and providing a startling contrast to the green backdrop.

Visitors will also be able to see how the cultures change as they move upriver and into neighbouring Cambodia.

Putting an emphasis on improving a traveller's photography skills will result in them returning home with photographs which their friends and family will be more than happy to be shown.