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Join us for our Namibia 15-Day Photo Adventure & Safari Namibia has the world’s most spectacular and varied desert landscapes. Nowhere else do you see families of desert elephant moving silently through desolate, beautiful valleys in search of life-giving oases. No other desert has a Skeleton Coast where the great Atlantic Ocean waves pound a burning…

A sensory exploration of the ancient cultures, award-winning cuisine and iconic landscapes of one of the world’s most beloved destinations Our Peru photography tour offers a sensory immersion into three of the most stunning and culturally intriguing destinations in South America—Cusco, the Imperial City of the Incas, the pristine and awe-inspiring landscapes and villages of…

Join us  Classic Cuba Our 9-day Classic Cuba Photo Adventure includes 6 days in Havana followed by 2 days in Trinidad and 1 day in Cienfuegos, both located on the southern coast of Cuba. A tropical paradise with a storied past, Cuba offers us a unique view of a world few have been able to…

Rich Learning Environments Full Of Diverse Photo Opportunities Chiang Mai is alive with photography opportunities. On our one day workshop you will experience cultural richness in diverse locations around the city. – the authentic flavor of bustling markets where you get to feel this city’s heartbeat – Traditional local transport – beauty and history at…

Join us on our Istanbul Photo Adventure East meets west and old meets new in vibrant Istanbul, Turkey. Historically known as Constantinople after the Roman Emperor Constantine I, Istanbul was for years the centre of the Roman Byzantium and Ottoman Empires. Home to many of the most recognizable images of the country of Turkey, such…

Join us for our  Naples & Amalfi Coast Photo Adventure If you view Naples as an unruly port city to famous destinations like Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, you are making a mistake. Naples is Italy’s third largest city and one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its historic centre is a UNESCO…

We will visit Zhejiang and Fujian province in Southeast China during this tour. First, we will photograph two classic rural scenes at two locations in Zhejiang province: Villagers crossing an acient stone bridge with the morning mist at the background Traditional fisherman and their sail boats on beautiful Ou river. After visitng Zhejiang province, our…

Photographing the Best of Yunnan & Myanmar – The Ultimate Asia Photo Tour Photo Tour Summary: ​ Whether you are landscape shooter or street/portrait lovers, this tour is designed for you. You will embrace both with this tour at their best locations and time. We will first visit the beautiful Yunnan province in the southwest…

Photo Tour Summary: ​ In this amazing journey, we are visiting two of the best photography destinations in China at best season. Guilin is known for its unique Karst sceneries along the winding Li river. The landscapes along the river look like a Chinese scroll painting come to life, with its conical limestone karsts, mist-shrouded…

“Dubai is my winter home. It’s one of the few places in the world that can still take your breath away. What’s even more amazing are all the fantastic hidden spots that most tourists never see. If you come to Dubai you can join me on one of my fun and relaxed photography and sightseeing…

Take your photo skills to the next level while exploring Athens with our pros in a 4-hour photo workshop tour! Either you want to document Athens’ life or to create compelling images out of city’s great landmarks, there is no better way to do it than shooting alongside a professional photographer. Exploring the city through…

8 Days, Small-group Eastern Cuba – Santiago De Cuba and Baracoa Explore the untouched eastern shores of Cuba. The eastern half of Cuba, know as The Oriente, is often considered Cuba’s most interesting region because of its physical beauty, its cultural diversity, and its historical significance. Surprisingly, it is also the least traveled region of…

Join us Ireland Photo Adventure Although Ireland has modernized dramatically in recent years, some things never change. Ireland has long been a magnet for writers, artists, playwrights and musicians. They were all inspired by the soft light, the gentle mists and almost ethereal scenery – you’ll surely be enchanted by this magical land. We start…

Small-group, 8 days, Havana – Valle de Viñales – Cojimar Our 8 day photo adventure workshop provides and in-depth exploration of the backstreets of it’s exotic neighbourhoods including Havana Centro, Old Havana and Vedado. We will visit a famous boxing gym, the oceanside promenade Malecón, and the Prado. During day trips we will visit the communities of…

Cuba: a photographer’s paradise. Whether it’s people, architecture, or landscape; cities or villages; old cars or horse drawn carriages; Cuba is the place to be and now is the time to be there. “Listening to, observing, and following Steve Anchell in the city streets of Cuba is an experience not to be missed and long…

Explore, Create and be Inspired Autumn Photography Tour in Portugal Autumn, with all of the vibrant colours, is one of the most beautiful times of year to photograph in Portugal, the oldest country in Europe. This tour includes wonderful photo opportunities in Sintra, (the most romantic town in Portugal,) the Atlantic seacoast and villages of the…

Join us for our Thailand Photo Adventure Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. You’ll experience this many times over on your adventure with us in the Kingdom of Thailand. And you will leave this wondrous country with many smiles of your own. When you first arrive in Bangkok, the heartbeat of the country, your…

If you love travel and photography, our Tasmania Photography Tour is a chance to experience some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes while learning to photograph it. The images above show in order all the locations we will be photographing. Very ​small group learn at your own pace one on one hand picked BEST locations led by an…

Choose Northern or Southern Spain Itinerary Ever wanted to venture further with your photography and new cultural experiences? Our Spain Photography Tour gives you the chance to capture the colour and movement of a unique country while experiencing the sights with an experienced, Spanish speaker, guide and instructor with professional photographer Alfonso Calero. ” I prefer to travel…

Join us for our Washington DC Cherry Blossom Photo Adventure Once March rolls around, most of us are tired of winter weather. Months of cold air, snow, ice, and short days wear us down. We long for the rebirth of spring and the return of life and warmth. Enter the cherry blossoms. These trees, a gift…

Discover Vietnam from north to south by rail while learning the art of great travel photography. Our journey begins in Hanoi, with an exploration of the residential areas alongside the tracks, where people eat, sleep, work and play as trains pass between their houses. After a brief trip to stunning Ha Long Bay, we head…

Join us for our Israel Photo Adventure At the intersection of Asia, Europe and Africa – both geographically and culturally – Israel has been a meeting place of cultures, empires and religions since history began. Everyone from Moses to Mark Twain has dreamed of going there. The appearance of prophets seems to be dwindling and…

8 Days, Small-group Eastern Cuba – Santiago De Cuba and Baracoa Explore the untouched eastern shores of Cuba. The eastern half of Cuba, know as The Oriente, is often considered Cuba’s most interesting region because of its physical beauty, its cultural diversity, and its historical significance. Surprisingly, it is also the least traveled region of…

Join us  Provence Photo Adventure The South of France is drenched with character, probably due to its turbulent history with the Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks and nomadic tribes dating as far back as 300,000 BC. The rocky heights of the Maritime Alps lie in tiers, tumbling down to the Riviera’s dramatic coast. On its bluffs, perched…

Join us in  Rajasthan, India Rajasthan is the jewel in India’s crown. From fairy-tale palaces and epic forts to colorful festivals and wildlife encounters, this is India at its vibrant best. The famous Golden Triangle is a traveller’s survey of Indian icons with Rajasthan’s capital, Jaipur, at one of the apices. It kicks off at the daunting mega-metropolis of Delhi, with…

Duration: 3 hrs | Morning, evening or private tours Walk through the historic streets of Krakow and discover its most popular sights from a photographer’s point of view. Suitable for all levels of photography enthusiasts, this route includes unique points that will encourage you to venture outside the confines of the fully automatic mode. Newbies, this will allow you to practice…

12 Days, Small-group Russia – Lake Baikal and the Pearls of Siberia We have no time to waste on this workshop! We plunge right into the heart of Siberia, which is, by right, the heart of Russia too. We’ll start our journey in the town of Irkutsk which obtained its roots from the first settlers…

Join us  Cinque Terre Photo Adventure There really are no words to describe the picturesque landscapes of the southern Ligurian coast, better known as the Riviera di Levante. The contrast between the coastal deep blue sea and the jagged mountains only add to the fascination for this land. From the beginning of the 12th century,…

Join us for our Buenos Aires Photo Adventure Argentina, the eighth largest country in the world, is home to many historical sites, and is undoubtedly teeming with culture. Buenos Aires, a passionate and dynamic city that’s always on the move, is the capital and largest city in Argentina, and where we will be spending most…

A 5-Day Premium “Experience Thailand” Workshop by Chiang Mai Photo Workshops in Northern Thailand We run these workshops every cool season – November, December, January and February Come and be immersed in northern Thai culture while enjoying rich photography experiences in a friendly, encouraging environment. Professional photographs Kevin and Pansa Landwer-Johan will provide you with…

Join us for our  Tuscany Photo Adventure  Experience a full sensory experience complete with amazing food, fine wine and breathtaking landscapes. Located in central Italy, Tuscany stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Central Tuscany is dotted with medieval hilltop fortresses, vine-planted hillsides and sculptural stands of cypress trees; the northwest and east harbor boast…

Highlights * Tokyo streets and skyline sunset * Mt Fuji * Matsumoto Castle * Takayama + Hida Folk Village * Snow monkeys * Sapporo Snow Festival * Biei landscapes * Shirogane waterfall * Otaru Snow Path Festival * Ebisu Rocks + Nikka Distillery * The food! * The culture! Come and join us on a…

Join us for our Barcelona Photo Adventure Barcelona is the place to go for visitors looking for a modern city with a strong sense of tradition. Here you will find the most eccentric architecture ever designed, no less that 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites, exciting markets, Roman, Gothic, Modernist and Bohemian influences, unique local fiestas and…

Join us for our  Morocco Photo Adventure King Hassan II (1929-1999) once described Morocco as a country whose roots lie in Africa but whose leaves breathe in European air. Morocco’s rich history, multicultural population and varied geography make it a fascinating country. It’s villages and cities offer a striking contrast of ancient kasbahs, mosques and souks…

Join us for our  Croatia Photo Adventure Our Croatia Photo Adventure is a wonderful combination of the must visit cities, coastal villages and National Parks in Croatia. Our journey will have us based in Zagreb, Vodice and Split. Zagreb is the capital, and the cultural, administrative, educational and political center of Croatia. A cosmopolitan city with…

Trans Siberian Railway Photo Workshop. Cities and small villages along the Classic route through Siberia. Join us for 21 days to a unique experience photographing Russia from the Far East all the way to Moscow, through seven time zones and a striking variety of ethnical cultures on its legendary Trans Siberian Railway. We want you to have…

Join us for our  Grand Teton Photo Adventure An ethereal mountain landscape where jagged peaks tower more than a mile above Jackson Hole Valley, Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park, and just north of the town of Jackson Hole. These are mountains of the imagination. The mountains…

Join us for our Vietnam Photo Adventure This is not your father’s Vietnam. Things have changed, and fast. Vietnam is one of SE Asia’s fastest growing economies, and our visit here will show plenty of evidence of that. But there is also lots of history on display in Old Vietnam, with substantial French colonial influence, and remnants…

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com This is a cultural and street style photography workshop. Both your instructors have extensive photojournalism and education skills. We will be using nearly all our time from dawn into the night to shoot a variety of subjects and scenes including people, architecture and cityscapes. In the five days you will improve your skills while…

The Workshops are day excursions to TENT ROCKS, CHIMAYO/HIGH ROAD TO TAOS, SANTA FE STYLE etc. These workshops are also open to all whom better want to learn photography and creative process using their iPhone. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME for all workshops offered. Workshops will be day trips with photo instruction every step of the…

8 Days, Small-Group Cuba – Havana – Santa Clara – Las Parrandas de Remedios – Trinidad Our 8 day photo adventure workshop roundtrip starts with an in-depth exploration of the backstreets of it’s exotic neighbourhoods including Havana Centro, Old Havana and Vedado. We will visit a famous boxing gym, the oceanside promenade Malecón, and the Prado.…

The place Tinos, our favourite island, is a unique travel and photography destination. Besides the typical characteristics of the Cyclades Islands, Tinos is defined by rich history and a long tradition in the arts, which impart a genuine, refined character to the island. Combined with diversified scenery, distinctive villages, a multitude of amazing beaches, exquisite…

Highlights * Kyoto (Arashiyama, Golden Pavilion, Fushimi-Inari, Kiyomizudera, Gion, Byoudin, Geisha) * Nara Park (Deer!) * Mount Yoshino * Mount Koyasan * Maruyama Senmaida * Seiganto-ji + Nachi Falls * Hashiguiiwa Rocks * Mt Fuji – Five Lakes district * Minoo Park * The food! * The culture! * The colour!   In early November…

This photography workshop begins in Shanghai and is all about beautiful visuals and vibrant cultures. We focus on two distinct cultures: The quiet pastoral mountain villages of Wuyuan, west of Shanghai and the equestrian culture of Inner Mongolia. Wuyuan enjoys a very old and traditional way of life with historic architecture and traditional living contained in a region of striking beauty. ​ Leaving…

Photo Tour Summary: ​ “Patagonia – the farthest place to which man walked from his place of origin.” Bruce Chatwin ​At the southern tip of South American continent across both Chile and Argentina, lies the mighty wilderness of Patagonia. To this day, it is still sparsely populated, shrouded with mystery and awe-inspiring in the mind…

How do photographers develop a personal style? When – and how – can you as a photographer begin to establish a direction in your work? Perhaps most importantly, what makes a photograph become a “personal” statement? Through lots of image making, a blend of formal and field instruction and plenty of time for discussion and…

Description: Twenty five years ago Tom and I pushed our sea kayaks off a rocky beach into the pristine waters of Seno Aysen in Patagonia.  We began a two month sea kayak journey deep into remote fjords and rainforest rarely visited by anyone.  We encountered exotic wildlife, rolled our kayaks while penguins swam past, and read…

A 9-day photography trip that we are thrilled to share with adventurers shutterbugs. Round-trip Athens The majestic scenery of Meteora with the monolithic vertical cliffs, a gift to landscape enthusiasts. The Zagorochoria villages with their unique traditional architecture settled among the steep slopes of the mountain range and finally to reach the ultimate locale of…

Join the winner of PDN’s Great Outdoors and Epson International’s Pano Competitions, Hank Gans, and B&W Magazine Excellence Award winner Michael Stimola, for a magical five day photographic exploration of Midcoast Maine. Workshop attendees will stay at the East Wind Inn, which sits on the rocky shore of Tenants Harbor on Maine’s Saint George Peninsula.…

Join us  Japan Photo Adventure The world is becoming homogenized more every day. With modern communication and technology, countries are starting to blend together. But amidst all this world-shrinking, Japan still maintains a very unique identity that is unmatched by any of it’s neighbors. Even if you visit the country just briefly, you’ll come away…

Join us for our Amsterdam Photo Adventure The Netherlands is the country where light astonishes the visitor. It is no wonder that the Dutch gave human civilization several very important painters. Our adventure takes us to a number of lovely and interesting areas of the Netherlands, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Delft. Amsterdam is one of the…

Join us  Dubrovnik & Montenegro Photo Workshop Adventure We begin with 4 days in Dubrovnik, which proudly lives up to it’s nickname the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. We then add two days in Montenegro, also referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic or the Mediterranean” depending on who you speak with. Combined, this is…

Join us for our Sicily Photo Adventure Sicilian shores are washed by three different seas, and it’s reflected in the island’s ancient name for Sicily: “Trinacria”, the three-cornered island. Sicily has had a long and tortuous history dating back more than 2,000 years. To know Sicily, you must first breath in its aroma and taste its…

Come photograph one of the most iconic landscapes of the West, the Sonoran Desert.  Tucson is the perfect location to fully explore and photograph this mountainous desert environment. We’ve designed this workshop to be loaded with special photo opportunities, and timed to catch wildflower blooms in the desert. We’ve spent many years photographing in this…

Small-group, 8 days, Havana – Valle de Viñales – San Lazaro pilgrimage in Rincon This 8 day Photo adventure provides and in-depth exploration of the backstreets of Havana and it’s exotic neighbourhoods and beaches. We will visit the San Lazaro pilgrimage in Rincon and travel to Valle de Viñales before returning to Havana. Our 8…

Join us  Venice Carnevale Photo Adventure Join us as we photograph the world’s best-known baroque fancy-dress party, it’s as extravagant as Rio’s Carnevale is riotous, celebrating the approach of spring with refined gusto. The Carnevale (Carnival) of Venice is guaranteed not to disappoint. The Carnevale of Venice is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnevale ends…

“After an intense, exhilarating and exciting week of working with Steve, I left with an entirely different way of seeing the world and photography—an enormous shift in perspective that was Steve’s gift to me.” –Christine Beck, Tacoma, Wash. Northern New Mexico is an enchanted land famed for its beauty and artistic inspiration. From the famous…

From the colorful and spice laden souks of Fes and Marrakech, to the expansive dunes of the Sahara, Morocco beckons us to experience her from the road; and I don’t mean in a tour bus. We will ride through and photograph the blue city of Chefchaouen, Roman ruins, the historical capital of Fes, the sand…

Join us for our  Patagonia Photo Adventure Patagonia is a region in the south of Argentina bordered in the north by the Cuyo and Pampas regions, in the east by the Atlantic Ocean and in the south and west by Chile. It occupies roughly 490,000 square miles. Patagonia is a windswept frontier bequeathed with the earth’s…

Hill Tribes, Orchids and Elephants Photo Opportunities On this one day workshop we travel a short distance north of the city to the Mae Sa valley to experience a variety of visually stimulating locations. During this workshop we visit: – A majestic rural temple – Stunning orchid flower gardens – Experience elephants close up and…

Join renowned Argentine photographer, teacher, and documentary filmmaker, Ossian Lindholm, on the world’s only photography tour to be paired to an exploration of the high-altitude wines of Northwest Argentina—a magical journey that is perfect for photographers of all levels. An exceptional and inspirational teacher, Ossian is dedicated to capturing, conserving, and sustaining the landscape, nature…

Join us  Iceland Photo Adventure The summer sun never sets on this breathtakingly lush land of verdant hills, active volcanoes, fumaroles and mud-pots. Experience Iceland’s surreal beauty. From Þingvellir National Park to nearby world-famous Gold Falls, you’ll journey to Vík, whose huge black sea columns are said to be trolls turned to stone. Beneath the…