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The Better Travel Photography range of travel photography tours are bespoke photographic holidays, designed and led by Steve Davey with land arrangements by some of the biggest names in the adventure travel industry. They draw on Steve's years of experience and intimate knowledge of some of the most fascinating and evocative parts of the planet.
"Your love of photography and travel is infectious and I can honestly say I have never laughed or learnt so much on a holiday before!"
This comment from a recent tour more than anything sums up what Steve is trying to achieve with these tours. Yes, we want people to learn as much as possible about photography, but it is also supposed to be enjoyable!
These travel photography trips will benefit your photography in a number of ways. Firstly you will be exploring some of the most incredible and photogenic parts of the world on a tour designed around photography and maximising the photographic opportunities. You will also be in the company of other keen photographers, benefitting from their enthusiasm and experience and certainly not look down upon for wanting to spend time taking pictures. Lastly you will benefit from the expert tuition and encouragement from Steve Davey - a professional travel photographer. Steve mixes nightly illustrated talks, personal tuition and practical demonstrations so you learn more about travel photography than you ever thought possible.
The land arrangements for these tours are provided by some of the most established names in the adventure travel industry, giving you the benefits of their experience as well as Steve's knowledge as a professional photographer.
Better Travel Photography range of Photography Tours
As Steve is trying to juggle his professional and family life with running these tours we are only planning four or five departures a year. The key for these trips is coming up with unique and stimulating travel photography experiences, so the itineraries and destinations will regularly change. Each of these photo trips explores the highlights of the area and we are trying to schedule in order to visit a different festival or unique cultural event with each departure: giving us the greatest possible cultural experience, as well as a fantastic opportunity for shooting portraits and local colour.
Impressions of Ladakh 2017
We love Ladakh, and are really excited to be heading back again in 2017. We have extensively changed the itinerary though: this time, as well as the incredible towns and monasteries of the Leh Valley, we will be exploring the Nubra Valley, and visiting the Zanskar Festival. To see more click here.
Impressions of Morocco 2017
Morocco is a fantastic place, and the Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech is one of my favourite places in the whole world. As well as this exotic city, we will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Essauoria on the coast, trek to a mountain village of Armed and shoot star trails over the incomparable kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. To see more click here.
Impressions of Vietnam 2017
This itinerary encompasses the widest range of photographic subjects: landscapes, village life, portraits, historic towns, street photography, seascapes, beaches, markets, bustling cities and even the odd set of ruins thrown in! Travelling by train, bus, cyclo and plane, we will have plenty of time for intensive photography tuition and review - as well as enjoy the friendly people and glorious food of this incredible country. To see more click here.
Impressions of Madagascar
Many places are called unique, but Madagascar is a truly unique place. The landscapes, the culture and of course the wildlife are like nowhere else on earth; and this exciting toour takes in some of the best that Madagascar has to offer. We will visit charming towns, cultural villages, rainforests and a sea of rock Tsingy; and of course, you will have plenty of chances to see the endemic wildlife of this incredible island. To see more click here.
The tours are primarily designed around photography and we aim to visit as many places as possible in the best light and spend as much time as we can taking pictures. On one of these trips you will learn more about travel photography that you ever thought possible. But these tours are about more than photography and learning: we also aim to give you an enjoyable holiday where you can explore, relax, interact with locals and see some of the amazing highlights that your destination has to offer.
All land arrangements are provided by some of the biggest names in the adventure travel industry, and they handle payments, meaning you are fully protected by their travel industry bonding.
On one of Steve Davey's photo tours you will be shown as many photographic opportunities as possible and receive custom tuition in all aspects of travel photography. Steve mixes illustrated talks most evenings, group practical demonstrations, individual tuition and photo critiques to tailor learning to your own needs and interests. Although primarily for people who want to learn more about Digital Travel Photography, you will learn a vast amount if you still shoot film.
Travelling with other keen photographers, allows you to benefit from their enthusiasm and also be in a picture-taking environment where your hobby will not just be tolerated, but actively encouraged and by other members of the group.
Steve Davey is a professional travel photographer and writer, whose work appears in magazines, newspapers and websites all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die and Unforgettable Islands to Escape To Before You Die (BBC Books). These books have sold around 500,00 copies and ben translated into some 30 language editions. More...
Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), a major title covering everything you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. This book is sponsored by Intrepid Travel and Nikon UK More...
Our tours have been featured in The Telegraph, Metro, The Sunday Times & Mail on Sunday
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