Our planet is precious and it’s important we treat it properly and with respect. We at Photography Holidays adopt the most environmentally friendly practices we can, and strive to have a positive effect on the places we visit.
People of different cultures often make great subjects for photos, but it’s very important that we are respectful and receive permission before photographing them. We always travel with a local guide who will bridge the culture gap and ensure that local sensitivities are considered. A study conducted by Surrey University concluded that photography has a positive effect on destinations by encouraging people to maintain their traditions, and as a source of income for people in poorer parts of the world in the form of tips.
Travelling requires that we consume enough water to keep hydrated and healthy, especially in warmer regions, but in many cases this means having to buy bottled water. Our Photography Leaders use bottles with filters that enable them to drink tap water, and even fill up from natural sources such as streams. The bottles we use are available from Water-to-Go and we’d encourage you purchase one – not only do they reduce the amount of plastic used, they pay for themselves after just a few days of travelling in the savings made by not purchasing bottled water. On our tours we endeavour to recycle or responsibly dispose of any plastic bottles we do use.
Photographing wildlife is highly rewarding, but sometimes the most spectacular creatures attract the most attention. We try to avoid wildlife parks where the animals are crowded by Jeeps and aim for more authentic encounters. We support several projects for protecting endangered species including Africa’s most endangered carnivore, the Ethiopian wolf.
We aim to deal with our own litter responsibly while on tour, recycling whatever we can. In addition, you’ll often see our Photography Leaders and Local Guides picking up any litter they see, and we encourage those travelling with us to do the same.
In many countries begging is an unfortunate fact of life. It’s important that it is not encouraged, especially where children are involved as this can lead to them missing school. On all our trips that visit disadvantaged areas we make a small donation to a local charity that helps people at a grass roots level.
Please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
Tel: 020 8242 6618
Hours: Mon – Sat 09.00 – 17.00 Sunday CLOSED