10 REASONS TO JOIN US ON A PHOTO TRIP
"Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with they way you see them."
Our photo trips are created especially for you; not the instructor. You will come away with renewed enthusiasm for photography, having upskilled your technical and creative ability and be ready for the next level. At the end of the trip, the idea is for you to have at least one image you are proud to print and hang on your wall.
See our evening event held in Vancouver BC, showcasing past photo tripper’s images at a gallery showing.
We are conscious of people’s budgets and work hard to create trips that are as affordable as possible. We are transparent with our pricing structure and provide a full breakdown of costs. Any discounts we negotiate are passed on to you.
Because of the way some of the trip costs are structured, it may be possible for you to use your points for air travel or car hire. You may be able to self-drive to the destination if it is convenient. On one of our photo trips, two participants joined us in their campervan for the entire trip. We encourage carpooling to reduce costs or sharing the cost of a rental vehicle. In a number of cases you are able to book as a single so you don’t have to share accommodation.
A maximum of eight photographers ensures there is enough time for personal coaching at each shoot.
We have personally visited every destination before we run a trip. We have visited the accommodations; the car hire places; met with the guides; seen the facilities where we will run retreats; walked the street scenes; been at the shoot locations at the exact time of day we anticipate the shoot to happen; taking into account the angle of the sun, where it rises and sets; driven the distances between towns and shoots to make sure it’s convenient so that you get the absolute most out of your trip. With this in mind, each photo trip has been thoughtfully researched to provide a compatible combination of inspiring photo opportunities and creative experiences.
Barry loves sharing his photographic knowledge. He’s put an enormous amount of time into preparing the comprehensive course notes each participant receives. The photo trips are a way to experience active learning and people really enjoy Barry’s teaching style.
We tailor-make our trips to include experiences that wouldn’t be easy to create on your own. Where possible we try to have at least one home-cooked meal with a local resident (beats eating at a restaurant or hotel) and it’s a great way to relax and share a tale or two.
It’s not all hard work. Who doesn’t want to have fun when they travel?
Safety in Numbers:
Getting up early to shoot a sunrise or standing in the dark after sunset for a night shoot can be daunting if you are alone. As a small group, you can feel comfortable shooting in remote locations, experiencing new cultures or having someone on hand to help if you suddenly fall ill. Barry and Francis are both trained in first aid and carry a satellite phone in remote locations.
We understand people have different photography interests. As we build our portfolio of photo trips, we hope to provide a diverse selection of trip locations, subject matter and workshop content suitable for all tastes and budgets.
We hope the info on our website has given you a small insight into who we are. During our two years of full-time travel, along with all the adventures and amazing things we did and saw, it was the time we spent with people that created lasting memories.
It is our hope that the photography trips will not only inspire you to make beautiful images but that you will come away with lasting memories too.