This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!

Highlights of this trip

• Historic Luang Prabang

Haunting Plain of Jars

Vang Vieng scenary

• Champasak ruins

Si Phan Don waterfalls

• Mekong river boat

• Photography tuition

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Steve's tours generally cover a wide range of technical and practical techniques for improving your travel photography. This is done with practical group and individual demonstrations, daily illustrated talks on aspects of travel photography and group reviews and discussions.

Steve tailors the subjects covered on the tours depending on the level of knowledge of people on the tour, individual requirements and the nature of the itinerary Steve is very approachable, and is always willing to give individual help, look at pictures or enter into a spirited discussion about just about everything.

Although the schedule is flexible, and will be responsive to the needs and interests of the group, a typical teaching schedule will include:

Introduction to the tour and travel photography.

Advanced DSLR techniques:
Shooting RAW and its benefits.
Achieving sharp pictures and focus
White balance
Exposure & Histograms
ISO and Sensitivity
Choosing between Aperture and Shutter Speed.

Telling a story with composition:
Combining objects
Viewpoint, angle and lens choice

Composition for Balance and Aesthetics:
Rules of composition
Compositional devices

Shooting Travel Portraits:
Approaching people
Candid photography
Creative portraits
Fill-in flash

Travelling with your camera:
Cleaning your gear
Safety and security

Shooting at night:
Night photography
Using flash

Other techniques:
Shooting panoramas and post-production
Shooting waterfalls to show blur

Post production
Backing up strategies
Digital Asset Management
Sample digital workflow
Simple RAW processing

If there is anything else that you would like covered on the trip, then please ask at any time. Steve is always happy to include anything in the trip tuition.

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unforgetPlaces4PCThis tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.

Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.

Bookings are made through the Intrepid Special Groups Dept. in the UK not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information

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Start: 27 Nov. 2019
10 Dec. 2019

Code: IOL19

Price: From 1995 pp
excl. flights, based on

Min 8, max 12 people

Places left: 3

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Single supplement: 400

Estimated current
flight cost 750

This itinerary includes a domestic flight - from Vientiane to Pakse. The above trip price includes the prevailing domestic flight cost of 110. If this price changes a supplement may be payable, and will be notified at the time of booking.

Impressions of Laos Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang
Day 2: Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang
Day 4: Phonsavan
Day 5: Phonsavan
Day 6: Vang Vieng
Day 7: Vang Vieng
Day 8: Vientiane
Day 9: Vientiane
Day 10:
Day 11: Don Khong
Day 12: Don Khong
Day 13: Pakse
Day 14: Tour ends


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Included in the trip price

• 13 nights Hotel accommodation

• 13 breakfasts; 1 lunch

All transport as per itinerary

• Vientiane to Pakse flight

• Kuang Si Waterfall entrance

• Wat Xieng Thong Temple

• Luang Prabang King's Palace

• Boat trip to Pak Ou Cave

• Plain of Jars excursion

• Vientiane temple visits

• Wat Phu Temple Champasak

• Bolaven Plateau plantation

• Ban Khone Village boat trip

• Si Phan Don waterfalls

• Mekong dolphin excursion

• Entrance fees as per itinerary

• Pre-trip Facebook group to meet other group members

• Experienced Local leader

Expert photographic tuition

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