What a question! But don’t worry; it’s not as deep and mind-boggling as it sounds. Why are Photography Holidays here? That’s an easy one to answer…
We simply love photography and we love travel. And we love them even more when they are combined together. And why not? They are perfect partners! Photography gives you a reason to travel and travel gives you a reason to take photographs!
But, like any seemingly perfect relationship, it‘s not all plain sailing. So what are our options to indulge in these two passions of ours?
Well, we could go on a standard group tour…
This seems like a great way to get our travel and photography fix doesn’t it? Cheap and well organised, group tours take us to all the top highlights of a destination and all the hard work is done for us. However, who wants to be negotiating the buffet breakfast and attending the day’s briefing when there is perfect light outside and the city is just starting to come to life? Who wants so spend 2 hours listening to a guide and then only have 10 minutes to take photos? Who wants to visit sites when they are full of tourists with selfie sticks standing right in front of a glorious scene?
Not us. So independent travel must be the way to go, right?
Well, if you have the time and the money. If you are ready to spend weeks and months researching the best places to go, the best times to visit, and then book the hotels yourself. If you are ready to pay for a car and driver to travel with you and to also stay in hotels. If you are ready to hire a local guide, fixer and translator to help you out with those niggling day-to-day things that can, and do, go wrong… And if you are willing to travel with limited or no financial protection…
OK, how about tailor-made photography trip?
Ahhh, this must be the prefect compromise! Travel expertise to do the legwork, peace of mind and cheaper rates… well, maybe. While your standard tailor-made travel company may well have cheaper rates, they have a significant margin to add on. And the whole concept is based on them arranging what you want them to. So, although they are often experts in certain destinations, they are usually not experts in photography, and you will still have to do most of the hard work yourself. So, not cheaper, and probably no less work either.
So, it must be a specialised photography holiday?
Yes! This way you get the benefits of travel expertise, you get to travel with other photography enthusiasts, and you get the help, advice and coaching of a true photography expert. But beware, not all photography trips are equal. Some are led by great photographers that have limited experience of travel, and some are led by photographers that charge you extra just for their name.
OK, how are your photography holidays different?
We are truly experts in travel and work very hard to give you the very best of a destination at a very reasonable price. Our itineraries are planned to make the most of photography opportunities by visiting the right places at the right times. Our photography experts are not only successful photographers, but they are also great people to travel with. Chosen as much for their personalities, patience and caring approach as their awesome photography skills. We are as passionate about photography and travel as you are, and do everything in our power to ensure you have a great travel experience as well as a great set of images from each trip.