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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 villages keep a watchful eye on the distant blue sea. Its rural architecture and colorful untamed beaches almost beg to be photographed. They say, when it comes to Provence, be prepared for a heart-and-soul seduction.…

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 critique, we will work to uncover themes and lines of vision that may not have been previously evident to you.There are few places on earth like Tuscany. This workshop will allow you to experience Tuscany’s…

11 days, Oaxaca and Sierra Norte, Mexico Photo workshop   Our Journey Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca and surrounding mountain areas is a mysterious journey on a very different level. The Day of the Dead celebrations developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. The festival developed into the Day of the Dead. The festivities are dedicated to the goddess known as the “Lady of the Dead”. In…

Cuba, 7 days/8 nights, Havana and Valle de Vinales Adventure Photo Workshop October 12 (SAT) – October 20 (SUN), 2019 | 7 Full Workshop days / 8 Nights | $1750,- OCT 12 (SAT) – Arrive in Havana as per your itinerary and meet us at the accommodation. We will meet in the afternoon/evening. We start OCT 13 (SUN) with our workshop. OCT 19 (SAT) – This is the last day of our workshop where we will enjoy our last evening together. OCT 20 (SUN), Departure day. Creative Adventure Photo workshop…

Thailand and Angkor Wat are an irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty and inspiring temples. Travel through bustling Bangkok with its brightly decorated temples, wander through traditional Thai markets, and trek through the hill tribes from Chiang Mai, where you will interact with and feel at home in the local villages. Fly to Cambodia, walk amidst the fascinating jungle clad temples and mysterious stone carvings of Angkor Wat, along with lesser known visited ruins, and photograph the unique floating fishing villages. In Bangkok you will explore the Grand Palace, Wat Phra,…

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 dramatic mountain ranges and fecund forests; and the central and southern coasts feature a garland of islands floating tantalizingly close to a shoreline teeming with wildlife. The range of outdoor activities on offer is equally…

Travel is a wonderful thing.  It allows us to discover new places, to meet new people, to experience new customs and, of course, to make new memories.  As photographers we are exposed to so many opportunities to create art while traveling that it can often be overwhelming:  What gear should I bring?  How do I plan my shots?  What time should I be on location?  How do I tell the story of this amazing place I am visiting?  These questions, and many others, will be answered in “The Story of…

For centuries, Turkey has been at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, Turkey is a modern country with deep roots in tradition. Istanbul in particular is a vibrant city with cultural influences that gives colour, texture and flavour to every experience we will encounter. We first meet in Istanbul to greet each other and have a meal together. For those who feel up to it after a day of traveling, we will head out for a shooting session on the streets. The next day we take a short…

We have spent countless exploration trips to this hardly discovered part of Russia surrounding Lake Baikal.  Lake Baikal is considered a “Sacred Sea” by the local Siberians, it is also the deepest lake in the world, containing 25% of the worlds’ available fresh water and many endemic fish species. Our exploration trips resulted in many welcoming local friends whom we will visit during our journey. You will find out what their life is about. With the advantage of travelling in a small group, you will feel welcomed. We will start…

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 the mythical Dragon lake on the edge of the cliffs! Refine your skills in photography by joining one of the most experienced and inspiring travel photographers in Greece, Nikos Kokkas. Open to all levels –…

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 and modern architecture, with a mix of Berber, Arab and African peoples. The Atlas mountains run like a spine from southwest to northwest, separating the cities from the desert. Its architecture spans from the Almoravid,…

Join us for our Dubrovnik & Montenegro Photo Workshop Adventure We begin with 4 days in Dubrovnik, which proudly lives up to its 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 one amazing photographic journey not to be missed. Dubrovnik, Croatia is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, and fountains, and is proudly a UNESCO World Heritage…

Imagine standing in front of Stonehenge (without a massive crowd of visitors) capturing the mystery and history of this unique sight. Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury are just a few of the spots that we will photograph during our week long stay in the Cotswolds of England. I spent years working in England getting to know its villages and history, and I am thrilled to offer this very special workshop with private access to Stonehenge. This 7-day/7-night *inclusive workshop will take us through the countryside of England, exploring many villages in the Cotswolds, and photographing…

Sicily, Italy’s Most Photogenic Region Sicily, with its millennia of turbulent history, majestic Mt. Etna, picture-perfect hilltop villages, baroque towns, mesmerizing landscapes and seascapes, and cultural treasures is one of the most fascinating and versatile destinations for a photography holiday in Europe. Eastern Sicily, the area surrounding Catania, which also includes Taormina, Mt. Etna, Syracuse, and the baroque towns of Noto, Modica, and Ragusa is jam-packed with some of the best and most varied photographic opportunities you could ever want. ​There will be interesting opportunities for street photography in the…

Princeton Photo Workshop: North Rhine-Westphalia-Photokina Photography Tour & Workshop Join Princeton Photo Workshop’s Alan Kesselhaut and German photographer and teacher Siegmund Bergemann for a 7-day travel photography workshop and tour in one of Germany’s most diverse, fascinating and less-traveled regions, including a day in Cologne at Photokina, the world’s leading imaging fair. We’ll start the week in the post-industrial Ruhr district, home to some of the world’s most unusual industrial heritage sites. The group will have a private tour to shoot in Essen’s Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, a UNESCO…

Experience 12 days photographing and exploring one of the most beautiful environments in the high Himalaya with former National Geographic photographer William Thompson, and nationally recognized photographer Sarah Waters. Ladakh and Zanskar are enormously interesting visual environments that offer an amazing experience for the photographer and explorer. This high-altitude slice of the Himalaya is sparsely, yet colorfully populated, with its long history of Buddhism reflected in remote monasteries and small Tibetan villages. The opportunities for image making exist virtually everywhere—from dawn to dusk and beyond—in the people, the faces, and…

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 sea cliffs of Skógar, you’ll tour Iceland’s finest folk museum before exploring the glaciers, lava fields and black-sand desert at Skaftafell National Park. Boat through Jökulsárlón Lagoon’s massive blue-tinted ice forms and take a “midnight…

“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 tours.  I’d love to show you around.” – Olaf Reinen, tour director & professional photographer The price shown is for the 4 hour tour – shorter or longer options are available. I never mix groups…

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. All of the rooms we have reserved for attendees at the Inn have wonderful views of the beautiful working fishing and lobstering harbor. Stunning scenery and dramatic seascapes are just outside your door. Great photo…

Upon popular requests from former photo tour members, we designed this tour to photograph one of the most beautiful region in China, abundant with natural beauty and cultural heritage. ​Fall Colors and Ancient Villages of Huizhou Region Huizhou(徽州) consists Wuyuan county in Jiangxi province and several counties in southern Anhui province, it is famous for ancient streets and buildings in historic villages, such as ancestral temple, memorial archway. Residential buildings in Huizhou attach importance to Fengshui and Yinyang. The Huizhou-style building is one of the most important architectural schools in China, using bricks, wood,…

http://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com https://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Mexico 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 experiencing an amazing slice of the country. We will practice both candid and posed portraits taking advantage of natural scenes and light using supplemental lighting. All should return home with new found experiences and…

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 a great nightlife, and many architectural and street photography opportunities. As we head south into Dalmatia we will explore two breathtaking National Parks, Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO) and Krka. Their beauty will make you speechless. Šibenik…

Join me in San Miguel de Allende February 8-15 for the photographic experience of a lifetime.  Nestled in the central highlands of Mexico, the historic colonial town of San Miguel del Allende, and its beautiful surrounding landscape, is the perfect place to express, stimulate, or rediscover your passion for photography. Spanish Colonial architecture, colorful storefronts, a Botanical gardens, the Santuario de Atotonilco, the Fabrica Aurora, a lively and vibrant city center, and a friendly local populace, all make San Miguel del Allende a photographer’s paradise. Enrollment in this tour and…

Uzbekistan is recognizing its potential and rolling out the welcome mat to visitors curious about this Central Asian country and its people. Its association with the famed Silk Road and its impressive historic architectural and archeological sites offer the adventurous photographer a banquet of sumptuous images for the taking. Traveling through the country with knowledgeable guides, a professional photographer and a small group of 6 conscientious travelers means you will have all the time and space you need to make things happen. What to expect on our photo tour. Christine…

Get your kicks on Route 66. From Victorville, CA to Gallup NM https://www.californiaphotographyworkshops.com/Route66 Get ready for the iconic road trip on the Mother Road. Route 66! See it while you can! This will be my 7th Route 66 workshop. We won’t be touring from Chicago to LA but we will be touring from Victorville CA. to Gallup NM… more than 450 miles! Last years trip was a total success and I have thoroughly scouted and photographed our route. We will make many iconic photographs of structures that are classic and quaint…

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 our adventure in Dublin, the capital, and largest city, in Ireland, but most of our time will be spent in western Ireland, home to Galway and the Connemara region, best known for its natural beauty.…

Our epic 23 day exploration of little villages and towns along the legendary Trans Siberian railway line. For the fourth year in a row, we will travel on the Trans Siberian Railway during our Adventure Travel Workshop which is packed with diversity like no other photo workshop we know of. During this 23-day journey you will sleep 7 days on the Trans Siberian Train. The remaining nights we will stay in hotels or small guest houses in the many little villages where we will be welcomed by our local Siberian…

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 missing out. Naples is Italy’s third largest city and one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museums boast some of Europe’s finest archaeology and art, and its collection of royal palaces and castles make Rome look positively provincial. Naples is also one of Italy’s culinary heavyweights, serving up…

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 an unrivalled choice of options for eating, drinking and nightlife. Most photographers who visit this city are quite overwhelmed by the sheer number of photographic opportunities it has to offer. Each neighborhood has a unique…

Welcome to Morocco, a crossroads of language, culture and civilization. Get ready to employ all your senses and immerse yourself in the sands of Moroccan culture. This is a fully guided, all-inclusive 8-day photography tour. ITINERARY NOTE: Because our guides are local we are able to keep our finger on the pulse of a place. Because our groups are small we are able to move around with fluidity. Both of these things allow for meaningful changes to our itinerary so we’re sure not to miss out on something extraordinary. This…

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 few remaining glaciers. Patagonia is famous for being a magnet for wanderers. It has an almost other worldly feel, from the colors embedded in the landscape… teal, mauve, mahogany, periwinkle, azure and lavender – to…

Join us  Classic Cuba 100% Compliant and Legal Travel to Cuba Photo Workshop Adventures LLC travels to Cuba legally under the license category for Workshops. Additionally, we offer “Support for the Cuban People”. We are unaffected by the June 5, 2019 changes. Photo Workshop Adventures LLC holds a U.S. Treasury OFAC license CT-2016-327909-1 / C.F.R. 515.567 (Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibits – C.F.R. 515.567). Our 9-day Classic Cuba Photo Adventure includes 6 days in Havana followed by 2 days in Trinidad and 1 day in…

“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 salons of art patroness, Mabel Dodge Luhan, to the magnificent landscapes of Ansel Adams, and sensuous paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, the towns, pueblos, arroyos, soaring cliffs and deep gorges have provided infinite subject matter for artists…

The old West… for many these words conjure up images of times gone by.  In small town Texas the lifestyle can still be seen and captured today. Through the experience of photographing rodeo and western life, you’ll learn tips and techniques you can use in all areas of photography… lifestyle, sports, portraits and nature photography. This class brings it all to you, with a western flair. Photojournalist, Joe Duty, has been teaching photography classes locally for 8 years.  When he decided to expand that business and share his knowledge to…

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 shore littered with shipwrecks, often shrouded in fog where only giant seal colonies and hungry jackals live. These deserts have the world’s highest dunescapes, great “galleries” of Bushmen rock art, remote communities of Himba tribes…

Cuba, 14-day Cuba Roundtrip Adventure Photo Workshop Explore Cuba during this unique 14 day road trip with our own transport on the roads less travelled. This journey will bring you from bustling Havana to the countryside, exploring many towns and villages around the island, passing through Trinidad, Camaguey and Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara and Vale de Vinales (to name a few). We started this journey in 2007 and believe that having our own car and doing this journey with a very small group makes the experience unique and diverse.…

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 greatest small cities in the world. From its canals, to world famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam can be counted as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Amsterdam is also a…

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 food. Palermo, the island’s capital city, is renowned for its fascinating blend of Arabic, Norman and Baroque architecture. On the east side of the island is the 18th century re-built city of Catania, located between…

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 of our time exploring the many “barrios” (aka neighborhoods), which are unique in their own ways. Known for its European-style architecture, Buenos Aires offers plenty of opportunity to photograph it’s intricate, beautiful buildings and landmarks.…

Meet 6pm at entry to exhibit.  Cost includes entry to exhibit.  20% Discount to Joe Duty Alumni Ever have problems with your night photos being grainy or out of focus?  Join us as we tour the amazing Chinese lanterns.  We will make two passes, one during the day and twilight and our return journey will be at night. See how your camera settings need to change to capture the moment.  What do you need to do to capture a great image using the existing light or absence of light? Grab…

Explore the villages and countryside of Tuscany for eight days as we travel through Brunello wine country, visit exquisite gardens, tour historic cities with incredible architecture and become immersed in the Tuscan culture.  Under the expert guidance of Joel Wolfson,  who has photographed and developed many lasting relationships in the region, you will receive an authentic Italian experience, complete with culinary, culture and stunning photography. Based in Pienza, our group will take daily excursions to idyllic locations for great photography.  When not capturing the region’s beauty we will enjoy wine…

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, Genoa’s great ship-owning families made the city into a Mediterranean power, touching every ocean around the globe, and was once considered one of the maritime capitals of the world. Trade flourished and wealth abounded. The…

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 as you learn and gain skills that apply to all your future adventures. Pros, you’ll get an insight into the best spots to shoot, selected by a local photographer, and come out with inspiring compositions. Plus,…

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 in small groups and give you more one on one attention. The true essence of travel photography is to be in the right place at the right time and see what elements come together. ” ​Very ​small…

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 experienced photographer/guide/tutor Alfonso Calero truly authentic travel experience – a trip of lifetime!​

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 from Japan to Washington, D.C. in the early 20th century, are one of the first to blossom to announce the arrival of spring. Blooming in troves of white and pink, these “Yoshino” cherry blossom trees…

Explore, Create and be Inspired Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop Series, Portugal Our small group intensive workshop is designed for those who want to deep dive into the world of photography while exploring the bests sites. In collaboration with Canadian photography instructor, Rick Hulbert, Marion McCristall and Fernando Picarra invite you to explore the vibrant old world capital, Lisbon, the seacoast of the Atlantic, and the charming UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. Autumn, with all of the vibrant colours, is one of the most beautiful times of year to photograph…

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 mountain peaks, terraced rice paddies, grazing water buffalo and fishing villages seemingly frozen in time. The iconic cormorant fisherman is another must-shoot over there. Guizhou province is known for its ethnic minority groups and their unique cultures,…

Photo Workshop Istanbul Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics. During our workshop we will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia and the blue mosque, the open markets…

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 the Crusaders have long since hung up their swords and shields, but travelers still come in droves, almost magnetically, to this land still considered holy by countless millions. The appeal of Israel’s ancient and holy…

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 its majestic Mughal heritage, and then angles to Agra, where one of the world’s most famous tombs, the Taj Mahal, defines the city. The triangle is completed at Jaipur – a city painted pink with some of the…

Description: Easter Island is a remote volcanic island, famed for its mysterious stone statues called moai. The more than 900 statues are found all over this island of rugged coastlines and friendly local people. The statues were created by the island’s earliest inhabitants and there are many different theories about why they were created. Tom’s favorite way to capture the moai is using speed lights with gels to bring out the striking details of the statues against a beautiful sunset. We also plan to use speed lights to photograph the local…

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 with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday. It is said that the Carnevale of Venice was started from a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico in the year…

The old West… for many these words conjure up images of times gone by.  In small town Texas the lifestyle can still be seen and captured today. Through the experience of photographing rodeo and western life, you’ll learn tips and techniques you can use in all areas of photography… lifestyle, sports, portraits and nature photography. This class brings it all to you, with a western flair. Photojournalist, Joe Duty, has been teaching photography classes locally for 8 years.  When he decided to expand that business and share his knowledge to…

Join us in exploring the Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The beautiful colonial town of La Antigua will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, crafts, food, and culture. We will stay at the luxurious Meson Panza Verde Hotel, and their sister property Palo Santo Hotel, with lush courtyard gardens, and unobstructed volcano views. Our hotel is not far from Parke Central, the town center where abundant street life and many small shops revolve around. Our workshop begins with a…

Details: Come join Tom and Cree on a classic road trip; Route 66.  Steeped in history and Americana, Route 66 was one of America’s first highways stretching from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA.  During the dustbowl of the 1930s thousands migrated west on Route 66 looking for jobs and a better life.  In later years Route 66 was replaced by the interstate highway system, but many segments were preserved and are still drivable today.   More recently many classic neon signs, diners and hotels have been restored, and we plan…

Come explore and photograph the best that Moab, Utah has to offer on our annual Arches & Canyonlands Photography Workshop. We will be visiting both parks and photographing some of Southern Utah’s most iconic landscapes in eluding Balanced Rock, Mesa Arch, Delicate Arch and many more lesser known and arguably as beautiful and otherworldly red rock landscapes. In addition to expert photo instruction in the parks, Joe and Kurt will also be conducting classroom sessions on composition, light, special techniques such as focus stacking and creating mind-blowing panoramic as well…

Explore the Southern coast of Ireland on this unique photo tour. After a walking tour of the great city of Dublin, we will travel along the Eastern coast to photograph the fishing village of Howth Bay, the charming village of Avoca, and the beautiful Wicklow Mountains. Then we will cross the Southern coast of Ireland to Kinsale, one of the most colorful towns in all of Ireland. After that, it’s on to famed County Kerry, which includes many photo opportunities that most tourists never see, from Killarney to the breathtaking…

Large grounds, vibrant crowd and herds of camel all around are the epic scene you witness when you are at the Pushkar Camel Fair. Also known as Pushkar Mela, it is one of the largest camel fairs in the world.  It is an opportunity for villagers from distant and adjacent villages to assemble together and relish in the dazzling style and tones, a pleasant break from their hard living in the desert. With Photography Tours India, Mind-boggling opportunities for Pushkar camel fair photography await as you head down the dunes to Pushkar…

Join us in exploring gorgeous Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, crafts, food and culture. We will stay at the luxurious Meson Panza Verde Hotel, and their sister property Palo Santo Hotel, with lush courtyard gardens, and unobstructed volcano views.Our hotel is not far from Parke Central, the town center where abundant street life and many small shops revolve around. Our workshop begins with a walking tour of…

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 of the American War everywhere. This impressively resilient country will surprise you at every corner. Not only is it physically beautiful (amazing beaches, rice fields carved from mountains), but it’s also historically fascinating, and the…

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 as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is not to be missed. Istanbul is Turkey’s most populous city as well as its cultural and financial center. The mosques, bazaars and Turkish…

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 that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park-where you can explore and photograph over 200 miles of trails, float the Snake River and enjoy the serenity of this special place. Sixty species of…

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 its neighbors. Even if you visit the country just briefly, you’ll come away with a strong appreciation of all things Japanese. Things are just done differently here. Come and see for yourself. Our adventure in Japan will give us many experiences that are just not seen anywhere else…

Sicily, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean, but also the one offering the most variety in terms of culture, architecture, and land- and seascapes for shooting. The ancient Greek and Roman monuments are among the world’s most beautiful. Discover Byzantine, Norman, Arabic, medieval and baroque treasures in each of the cities, towns, and small hamlets we will visit. The land- and seascapes are captivating, ranging from the majestic Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest and most active volcano, to the sleepy island of Favignana…

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 valued.” Nick Mobile, Malvern, Pa. Sponsored by the Cuban Photographers’ Union, Fototeca, this is a workshop to learn and practice the techniques of street photography as taught by Steve Anchell at the International Center of…

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 food and the famous Greek light of the Aegean Sea, Tinos is certainly a one-of-a-kind photography travel experience . The workshop The idea throughout your photography workshop is to have daily photo shoots that we…

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 senses will be overloaded with the scents, sounds and tastes of one of the world’s most popular and exotic cultures. And finally ending in Phuket where the beauty will arrest you. Our journey will cover many…

ONLY 2 VACANT SPOTS LEFT! DONT MISS OUT Type of Tour – Small Group Lead Photographer – Andy Yee Cost – $6500 (AUS),  €4000 (Euro), $4500 (USD)   Home of the famous lost Rose city of Petra and the vast martian landscape of Wadi Rum, the 7 day Jordan photography workshop offers you some of the most breathtaking landscapes and monuments the world has ever seen. Led by award-winning official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee, this small group workshop will have an itinerary brimming with a variety of opportunities unique to only…

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 Japan winter workshop for some of the most rewarding and unique opportunities for any photographer! Japan Winter Itinerary Days 1 & 2 — Tokyo The trip commences in Tokyo and takes in the bustling street…

Sicily, with its millennia of turbulent history, picture-perfect hilltop villages, baroque towns, mesmerizing landscapes and seascapes, and cultural treasures is one of the most fascinating and versatile destinations for a photography holiday in Europe. Western Sicily, the area surrounding Palermo, which also includes Cefalù, Erice, Marsala, and the Medieval towns of Castelbuono, Petralia Soprana and Polizzi Generosa are crammed with some of the best and most varied photographic opportunities you could ever want. ​​There will be interesting opportunities for street photography in the markets, squares, and streets we will visit, and for shooting…