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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 often schedule a trip 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 Northeast India 2023
The remote Northeast of India is outstandingly unique even in this amazingly unique country! Our adventurous exploratory trip starts in the fascinating city of Kolkata, before taking in the tribes of Nagaland, the monasteries of Sikkim as well as the hill station for Darjeeling. Encompassing an entrancing range of subjects, you will be able to photograph Tibetan Buddhist sites, seek out the seemingly pre-historic Indian Rhinos in the Kazaringa National Parkand cross the breath-taking living bridges, woven out of the limbs of ancient trees. To see more click here.
Impressions of Laos 2024
Laos is a relatively little visited, yet entrancing country, which so often becomes one of the most favourite destinations for many travellers. The more famous city of Laos is the incomparable Luang Prabang in the North. A city of Monasteries and literally thousands of monks who head out on their morning alms round in long and silent lines. Our trip is timed to witness the Vat Phu Champasak festival in an ancient Khmer temple in the South. Laos is a place to be felt as much as seen, and this adventurous, yet luxurious tour visits the highlights, as well as some more out of the way places. To see more click here.
Impressions of Mongolia 2024
Our adventure in this vast and little-known land has been timed so that we can visit, and photograph the ancient Naadam Festival – a centuries old celebration of the skills Genghis Khan considered vital for the Mongol warrior: wrestling, archery and horse-racing. As well as the actual festival, we tour some of the training camps allowing us to get closer to the participants. We also roam the great steppes and listen to vast singing dunes in the Gobi Desert, visiting ruined monasteries, flaming cliffs and ancient cities, whilst staying in traditional Mongolian Gers. To see more click here.
If you are nervous about travelling with strangers or would just like a more premium product where you can enjoy personalised and individual photography tuition, then our new bespoke tours service might be just what you are looking for. In discussion with Steve Davey, you can organise just the sort of trip that you want, visiting only the places that you are interested in and focussing on just the photography skills that you want to develop. To see more click here.
A bespoke range of photographic tours, designed and led by travel photographer Steve Davey. These tours draw on Steve's years of experience and intimate knowledge of some of the most fascinating and evocative parts of the planet.
More than a holiday, you will benefit from many picture taking opportunities as well as tailored photographic tuition & encouragement.
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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