Don’t you wish to finally start capturing beautiful photos while you’re traveling rather than snapshots? Photos, your friends will go green with envy? Hey, everyone is impressed by fascinating photos, right? And how good does it feel receiving an honest wow from friends or reading it in the comments of your Instagram feed? Photography holidays are perfect to combine the passion for traveling with photography. In small groups of like-minded people, you discover a place and improve your photography skills at the same time.
During photography holidays you are guided to the most beautiful spots of a city or country without having to do long hours of researching yourself – that’s done by the photographer. You will be inspired to try new stuff and see sceneries from a different perspective. The goal is to stop just pressing the shutter to make a photo but rather start seeing through the lens and capture stunning photographs. You will learn the basic rules of composition and how to avoid typical traps. And if you’re not familiar with the camera settings and which ones to use in which situation, you’ve got the photographer helping you. In discussions, everyone is invited to show his/her photos and ask for feedback and suggestions. This will further increase your photography eye and mind and will give you additional ideas how you can improve.
What do you think? Is that your kind of fun?
Together with my travel agency partner, I’ve set up 14 different tours designed around photography. We’ve got trips to Asia, short city trips within Europe or to the US, landscape photography tours to Italy or architecture focussed trips. And on all our trips we will photograph hell for leather.
Although the photographic approach is the focus of these holidays, I’m attaching importance to an interesting and exciting social and cultural program. We will want to experience the country and the culture, too, right? That’s why my partner and I packed a lot of things into the packages of each photography tour. Plus we’re offering spouse-friendly tours in case one would like to bring his/her partner who does not share the passion for photography. But who knows…we might set him/her on fire 😉
Here are the 14 photography holiday tours in 2018:
Photography holidays in Sri Lanka
The first one is going to be to Sri Lanka. The island offers an amazing flora and fauna. Our photography holiday takes us to the highlights of Sri Lanka in 12 days: from Sigiriya to the archeological park of Polonnaruwa and to Minneriya Nationalpark. We will visit the Buddhist caves of Dambulla, the plantations of Mathale and the last capital of the ancient kings’ era, Kandy. The highlands of Sri Lanka offers a fascinating landscape every nature lover will love to capture. We will hike Adams Peak and through Sinharaja rain forest. At the end, you will have time to relax at the beach of Bentota and try some long exposure shots or just enjoy the amazing sunsets.
Dates: March 3rd – 17th, 2018.
Photography holidays in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
Is March at short notice for you? Well, then you might want to join me in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in April. This tour is really amazing with loads of wonderful spots: the scenic Ha Long Bay or the Laguna of Hoi An – my photography heart starts beating already. We will visit the former Imperial City Hue, the Mekong Delta and the legendary Angkor Wat temple complex as one of the highlights of our photography holiday. And the great thing is, when you come back to Europe, spring’s already in all its glory.
Dates: April 7th – 22nd, 2018
Photography holidays in Lisbon
In case you’ve got plans for your holidays within the next months already, you might want to join me for a weekend: I’ve got the evergreen Lisbon with its narrow alleys and the amazing light to offer. And because Lisbon is one of my favorite cities, you can choose between two dates: May 23 – 27th 2018 and in fall from October 10th to 14th. Check out my top 10 things to do in Lisbon.
Photography weekend in Valencia
Valencia is the third biggest city in Spain and unfortunately still a bit underrated compared to its big sisters Barcelona and Madrid. Valencia wins over its charm and beauty. The historical old town is not too big but beautiful with its vivid Plazas and fascinating buildings. I could lose myself in The City of Arts and Sciences capturing the stunning architectural masterpieces. Until security chases me away from the exclusion zones… We will be off to Valencia from May 18 to 21st 2018. Here’s a guide for a weekend in Valencia.
Photography holidays in Bali
Is Bali on your bucket list? Then come join me on a photography adventure to the Island of the Gods. We’ve compiled a cool tour covering all the photographic highlights of Bali: The rice terraces, the aboriginal Bali with the Bali Aga villages or the famous and one of the most beautiful temples Pura Luhur Lempuyang. This is pretty much the most photographed temple by bloggers. Look out for Pura Luhur Lempuyang on Instagram and you will know what I mean 😉 At the end, we will have time for snorkeling on the gorgeous Menjangan Island.
Dates: June 9th – 20st, 2018
I will have a break in July. Thinking about some inspiring places already…
Photography holidays in Sicily
Before crazy Ferragosto inundates Italy, we will fly to Sicily for a week to photograph the most active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. Catania, Palermo and Cefalú will be included in the round trip and we will combine a learning experience with Dolce Vita. Va bene? Join me from August 4th to 11th, 2018.
Photography holidays in Chicago
My first solo trip ever was to Chicago. Jeez, I was so nervous before I got there and I had the wildest dreams. And it turned out to be amazing. Even though it was freezing cold in November, I was fascinated by the city at Lake Michigan with its amazing architecture and great variety. I bet the windy city spreads so much charm in summer when everyone is wandering along the pier. We will do some great long exposure and night shots and follow Al Capone’s traces.
Dates: August 19th – 25th, 2018
Photography city trip to New York City
Speaking of city trips to the US. New York, the classic, must be on the list of photography holidays. The skyline alone has to be captured once in a lifetime. I will show you some cool spots where you can capture stunning photos. The New York 5-day-pass worth more than $ 300,— which includes admission to so many sights (Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Guggenheim Museum, Williamsburg Walking Tour and many many more) is included in the price. This journey is for everyone and if you haven’t been to New York City yet, join me. We’ll have a blast.
Dates: December 1st – 7th, 2018. Radio City Christmas Show included. Let’s get in Christmas mood 😉
Photography holidays in Puglia
During my travel research in 2016, I stumbled upon some amazing photos of Puglia, in the south of Italy. I went there in September 2016 and found fascinating rock formations and a turquoise blue sea – a dream not only for a seascape photographer but also for everyone who loves the sea. The white cities Ostuni, Locorotondo and Cisternino are simply adorable and spread so much South-Italian charm. I discovered beautiful bays and grottos in Otranto and captured the most beautiful sunrise in Polignano a Mare. And the best in Italy: the food and the coffee. Check out the most beautiful photo spots in Puglia.
Dates: September 8th – 15th, 2018 – hey, it’s the week of my birthday. Come and celebrate with me!
Photography weekend trip to Croatia
One week later I’ve got a trip for nature and waterfall lovers. We’re heading to the Krka waterfalls in Croatia where we will walk through the National Park, learn long exposure photography and create stunning images.
Dates: September 21st – 23rd, 2018
Photography holidays in Tuscany
Tuscany is an evergreen. With good reason. The landscape is breathtaking and in Val d’Orcia we will hit one photo spot after another. Your shutter will glow 😉 The Chianti region offers wonderful vineyards which are great to capture before sunset and of course there will be some wine tastings, too. I will show you the most beautiful photo spots and you will return with an SD card full of wonderful photos.
Dates: October 14th – 19th, 2018. Check out the most scenic route in Tuscany.
Photography holidays in Myanmar
Myanmar. Jeez, my trip to former Burma was life-changing. When I relaxed at the beach after my roundtrip through the country, I suddenly knew that 2017 would be an exciting year for me. And it was: I quit my job, started with my travel- and photo blog and so many things happened since then. The people and the country just got me. Myanmar is one of the most photogenic places in the world to me. This photography holiday takes us to Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay and I can guarantee, that you will take awesome shots and have an unforgettable journey.
Dates: November 2nd – 17th, 2018 when it’s getting grey and cold here in Austria 😉
Photography trip to the UAE
Are you into architecture? Then you should join me for the United Arab Emirates. Our short trip takes us to Dubai where we will photograph the modern architecture including the famous Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab and wander through the souks of old Dubai. The desert tour will be an awesome adventure and great fun. From Dubai, we will head to Abu Dhabi to visit the Louvre and the fascinating Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, where we will get lost in architecture photography.
Dates: November 21st to 25th, 2018
Do you feel like joining me on a photography holiday? I’d love to share my passion with you and have a great time together. You can download the brochure with some more in-depth information here. As already mentioned, our packages include as much as possible so that you do not have to spend a lot of extra money and can plan your budget. The brochure is in German (sorry for that), but I am more than happy to answer your questions. Contact me.
See you soon 🙂