As the scorching heat of the summer sun enveloped Cambodia this April and May, echoing the annual rhythm of the region, it seemed that 2024 was set to be one of the most relentless years for the long-anticipated heat wave. The sweltering temperatures and relentless humidity weighed heavily on the land, promising challenges for all who called this beautiful country home. But just as despair threatened to cast its shadow, a beacon of hope emerged in the form of an eagerly awaited visitor – THE RAIN.

Kids playing in the rain in Cambodia

Mid-May brought with it the long-awaited relief as the heavens opened up, showering the parched earth with the gift of life-giving rain. The rhythmic patter of raindrops danced on rooftops and leaves, a melody of rejuvenation that filled hearts with joy and spirits with renewed energy. The farmers, guardians of the land, rejoiced at the prospect of plowing their fields once more, eager to sow the seeds of promise that would soon sprout into the iconic fields of golden rice.

Rain in the fields in Cambodia

For us, the photographers, this sudden change in weather holds a promise of a different kind – a promise of unparalleled beauty and inspiration. The once harsh, unforgiving landscapes are now transformed into a lush canvas of vibrant greens and earthy browns, dotted with bursts of color from blooming flowers and singing birds. The cloudy skies, pregnant with the promise of more rain, create a dramatic backdrop against which the ancient temples of Cambodia stand, their stoic facades softened by the gentle embrace of moss that adorns their weathered stones.

Rainy season and its clouds in Cambodia

The onset of the Green Season fills our hearts with anticipation and excitement as we eagerly await the unfolding of this natural spectacle. The opportunity to capture the raw beauty of Cambodia in its most verdant form is a dream come true for any photographer, a chance to immortalize the fleeting moments of nature’s grace and magnificence. The sound of raindrops on leaves, the earthy scent of wet soil, and the vibrant hues of the landscape all beckon to us, urging us to pick up our cameras and embark on a visual journey unlike any other.

The Green Season

As we look ahead to our upcoming photography workshops scheduled for August, we can’t help but feel a surge of excitement at the prospect of capturing the essence of Cambodia in all its green glory. The temples, shrouded in moss and mystery, present a captivating subject for our lenses, while the vast rice fields offer a picturesque backdrop for our creative vision. The rain, ever unpredictable yet always welcome, promises to create a symphony of light and shadow, texture and color, providing us with endless possibilities for artistic expression.

Pallilay in the rain

Angkor temples after rain

To those who share our passion for photography and adventure, we extend a warm invitation to join us on this journey of discovery and creativity. With just a few spots remaining for our workshops, now is the time to seize the opportunity and immerse yourself in the magic of Cambodia’s Green Season. From captivating temples to picturesque rice fields, from vibrant landscapes to hidden gems waiting to be uncovered, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring moments waiting to be captured through the lens of your camera.

Monk in the rain in Cambodia

So don’t hesitate, don’t delay – secure your spot now and embark on an unforgettable photographic odyssey through the heart of Cambodia. Let the rain wash away your doubts and fears, let the lush greenery rejuvenate your spirit, and let the beauty of this land ignite your passion for photography like never before. The time is now, the moment is here – seize it, embrace it, and let your creativity soar amidst the splendor of Cambodia’s Green Season.