PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

I am organising some very exciting photography workshops to some of the best landscape locations in the world. All details, including brochures, itineraries, dates, prices and conditions for each of the tours can be seen below. The workshops have been designed for anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. During the workshops we will focused on landscape photography but there will also be opportunities to photograph other subjects such as architecture, people and wildlife. I work with some of the best photography instructors all over the world.

All levels of photographers are welcomed, from the absolute beginner to the experienced photographer. We will assist you out in the field with the camera skills needed to capture those incredible moments. Regardless of your level and your camera equipment, you will improve your skills as a photographer and you will learn the craft with an expert team.

Customers and Instructors testimonials

  • Customer Testimonial

    “It is my pleasure to recommend Ignacio Palacios to anyone who is interested in doing sensational photographic tours.  I have enjoyed travelling with Ignacio in the past, which is why I’m looking forward to future trips with him.  Ignacio is a very competent photographer and also has excellent post processing skills.  He is a good teacher, so anyone travelling with him will be bound to learn some very valuable skills and techniques.”

    Ken Duncan, Patagonia and Altiplano 2017, Lofoten/Finland 2018

    “It is my pleasure to recommend Ignacio Palacios to anyone who is interested in doing sensational photographic tours"

    Ken Duncan, Guest Photographer

  • Customer Testimonial

    "The March 2014 Patagonia workshop was an excellent way for me to get to some of the best photographic locations in Patagonia. Secondly, the workshop enabled me to capture great landscapes and associated flora and fauna images. Thirdly, it enabled me to learn and increase my technical and creative skills in photography with subject matter experts. The workshop’s facilitators provided ongoing advice, support and ideas that challenged my way of thinking when photographing as well as providing me an almost encyclopaedic reference of new and relevant information to develop my photographic knowledge and skills. An enjoyable and very educational trip!"

    Craig, Patagonia Workshop, March 2014

    "This workshop was an excellent way to get to some of the best locations, to capture great landscapes and to increase my technical and creative skills"

    Craig, Patagonia 2014

  • Customer Testimonial

    “If you are looking for a wonderful photographic adventure led by the internationally renowned photographers Ignacio Palacios and Peter Eastway, this is the trip to do. The southern part of South America with its huge variety of scenery can be a photographer’s paradise: desert-like plains, snow-capped mountains, stunning glaciers and glacial lakes – all crying out to be photographed. And with the support and helpful comments from people like Ignacio and Peter – photographers at the top of their profession – this was indeed a workshop not be missed. A terrific experience – thank you!”

    John and Jenny, Patagonia, March 2014

    “If you are looking for a wonderful photographic adventure, this is the trip to do"

    John and Jenny, Patagonia, March 2014

  • Customer Testimonial

    “There are workshops and then there are really good workshops.  I am a believer in providing the best workshops available and Ignacio shares that same goal. I have had the pleasure of working together with Ignacio for several workshops in Patagonia, Atacama and Lofoten, Norway.  Each of these workshops took great planning which Ignacio handles extremely well.  He’s fun, creative and a genius at Photoshop.  Your experience by participating in one of his workshops will be very rewarding”

    Kevin Raber, Guest Photographer Patagonia, Atacama and Lofoten workshops, CEO Luminous Landscape

    “There are workshops and there are really good workshops. I'm a believer in providing the best tour available and Ignacio shares that same goal"

    Kevin Raber, CEO Luminous Landscape

  • Customer Testimonial

    “In April 2015 I was very fortunate to experience the wilds of Patagonia – Patagonia in autumn is extraordinary.  We were treated to perfect autumn weather – every one of the major peaks we visited, Torres del Paine, Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torro, were clearly visible as we stood before the magnificence of these amazing natural structures. And on our visits to Grey Glacier and Perito Moreno we had near perfect conditions – a rarity, especially for Perito Moreno, which is only clear on five days of every year. This brilliant photography tour was led by Ignacio Palacios and Richard I’Anson. I cannot express my gratitude enough to both for their absolute professionalism, generosity in terms of their time and willingness to share their expertise and for making this such a fun and exciting experience.”

    Clara, Patagonia Workshop, April 2015

    “I cannot express my gratitude enough to Ignacio's absolute professionalism, generosity in terms of his time and willingness to share his expertise"

    Clara, Patagonia 2015

  • Customer Testimonial

    “This was a fantastic photography adventure, one of the best I have experienced. What a treat to have the guidance of Ignacio Palacios and Richard I’Anson. Their different approaches to capturing images and post processing provided a rich learning environment and prompted useful discussions and personal reflection. The itinerary was designed to maximize optimal lighting conditions for sunrise and sunset which in Patagonia is breathtaking. Lower tourist numbers at that time of the year made travel easier and gave us more time for a pisco sour or two. Getting up close and personal with magnificent glaciers, staying in a refugio, waiting for early light to hit the peaks, long hikes amidst the colours of autumn in El Chaltén and marveling at the most magic cloud formations were just a few of the highlights.” 

    Lou, Patagonia Photography Workshop, April 2015

    “This was a fantastic photography tour and adventure, one of the best I have experienced. What a treat to have the guidance of Ignacio Palacios and Richard"

    Lou, Patagonia 2015

  • Customer Testimonial

    “I travelled to Patagonia with Ignacio and it was a blast! I think the mark of a good travel leader is how he or she deals with problems - and when we had a few small issues with transport and weather, Ignacio always found a solution! We visited some amazing locations and Patagonia is certainly on my return list!”

    Peter Eastway, AIPP Grand Master of Photography, Guest Photographer Patagonia 2014

    “I travelled to Patagonia with Ignacio and it was a blast! We visited some amazing locations and Patagonia is certainly on my return list!”

    Peter Eastway, Guest Photographer

  • Customer Testimonial

    “Kamchatka was a very memorable and unique tour. It included wildlife, bears, landscapes, adventure and helicopters. Ignacio put together the best of what Kamchatka has to offer. He also provided assistance with photography, composition, and photo editing.  Ignacio is an extraordinary photographer and instructor, and his passion for photography, combined with his photo editing knowledge enables everyone to achieve a very unique experience. I would highly recommend Kamchatka with Ignacio as their tour leader.  I have booked a second tour with Ignacio as I was very impressed with his leadership, photographic and editing knowledge, and ability to keep the group interested and wanting more each day. Thank you Ignacio for an incredible trip of a lifetime” 

    Margarett, Kamchatka Photography Tour July 2017

    I would highly recommend Ignacio Palacios. Having just returned from 18 days in Kamchatka with Ignacio, this was a very memorable and unique tour. 

    Margarett, Kamchatka Photography Tour 2017

Photography Awards

  • Customer Testimonial

    This is Australia's most prestigious awards. The APPAs event has been running annually for the past 40 years and is one of the largest in the world. It is the only professional photography awards in Australia that require physical prints to be submitted for judging.

    APPA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 - Runner Up

    APPA AIPP Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 - Runner Up

  • Customer Testimonial

    The LUX awards are organised by the Spanish Professional Photography Association. Founded in 1984 it is the most prestigious professional photography competition in Spain.

    Spanish Professional Photography Awards (AFP) 2014 - Landscape Winner

    Spanish Professional Photography Awards (AFP) 2014 - Landscape Winner

  • Customer Testimonial

    The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers and is one of the world's most prestigious photo festivals.

    Head On Landscape Prize Exhibited Finalist 2013 and 2016

    Head On Landscape Prize Exhibited Finalist 2013 and 2016

  • Customer Testimonial

    NSW AIPP Professional Travel Photographer of the Year - Winner 2017
    NSW AIPP Professional Science Wildlife and Wildplaces Photographer of the Year - Winner 2016 and 2017
    NSW AIPP Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year Finalist - 2014, 2016 and 2017
    NSW Epson Signature Worthy Award - Winner 2017

    NSW AIPP EPSON Awards

    NSW AIPP Professional Travel Photographer of the Year - Winner 2017
    NSW AIPP Professional Science Wildlife and Wildplaces Photographer of the Year - Winner 2016 & 2017

  • Customer Testimonial

    The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year. In 2013 I was lucky to be one of the finalist with two different images.

    ANZANG Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2013 Finalist

    ANZANG Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the year 2013 Finalist

  • Customer Testimonial

    National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist and Editors choice 2013 with an image photographed at Karijini National Park, Western Australia

    NatGeo Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist and Editors choice 2013

    NatGeo Travel Photographer of the Year - Finalist and Editors choice 2013

  • Customer Testimonial

    The Travel Photographer of the Year awards was founded in 2003 and has quickly grown into one of the world's most prestigious photography awards and is truly global, receiving entries from nearly 123 countries each year.

    TPOTY Finalist 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 highly commended 2014, 2015

    TPOTY Finalist 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 highly commended 2014, 2015

  • Customer Testimonial

    The International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards was founded in 2014 and it is one of the world's most prestigious landscape photography awards.

    International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 – Aerial category winner

    International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 – Aerial category winner

  • Customer Testimonial

    The annual Focus Awards is one of the most popular photography competitions in Australia. In 2016 it attracted 1,800 entries. There are two competitions run in parallel; The Amateur Awards and the Open Competition. The Open Competition is open to any photographer, including professionals, who are resident in Australia or New Zealand.

    FOCUS Awards Image of the Year 2016 (Open Competition)

    FOCUS Awards Image of the Year 2016 (Open Competition)

Finland winter wonderland: 14 - 22 Feb 2018 with Ken Duncan - FULL

Finland winter wonderland: 14 - 22 Feb 2018 with Ken Duncan - FULL

I am teaming up with Ken Duncan to run a photography workshop in Finland in February 2018. 

Finland: the land of snow and ice – extreme conditions and breathtaking displays of nature. For a photographer this arctic photo tour is the ultimate experience. At this time of the year the forests of the Finnish Lapland becomes a surrea­listic kingdom bathed in snow and ice. Trees turn into sculptures, and the northern lights cover the skies. Finland in winter is a dreamy landscape; it is the winter portrayed in its purest form. 

The atmosphere in far north is unique because of the short winter days. The locations we are visiting have been carefully planned, providing outstanding possibilities for landscape and wildlife photography. Because of short winter days the blue soft light makes landscape images very special.

Capture the beautifully snow covered Taiga forests in Kuusamo and the opportunity to witness and photograph Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), a magical and colorful display on the sky.

Itinerary and Dates

The tour commences and ends in Kuusamo (14-22 Feb 2018).

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras.

During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images. If the weather is good, we will be out photographing but there are always opportunities to sit down and work on your images when we are in the hotel.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit.

For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the itinerary below.

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US$7,290 pp twin share

Lofoten Islands (Norway): 24 Feb - 2 March 2018 - with Ken Duncan - FULL

Lofoten Islands (Norway): 24 Feb - 2 March 2018 - with Ken Duncan - FULL

Travelling above the Arctic Circle in winter is a unique experience. Join Ken Duncan and myself on a remarkable journey in this amazing winter wonderland.

Discover the Norwegian Arctic with this enchanting and exhilarating winter tour.
During the photography workshop we will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives to get the perfect composition.

The unpredictable weather of Loften produces a wide variety of dramatic lighting conditions. It is the best time of the year to photograph its incredible mountain peaks and frozen lakes. 

It’s hard to imagine how incredibly beautiful this place is without seeing it in person. In those moments when I am alone in the nature, alone in the landscapes and I’m experiencing this rush of awe… this is when I feel a complete connection with this amazing place called Lofoten.

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will also be opportunities to photograph lots of unique wildlife.

Itinerary and Dates

The tour commences and ends in Leknes (24 Feb -2 March 2018).

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras.

During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images. If the weather is good, we will be out photographing but there are always opportunities to sit down and work on your images when we are in the hotel.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. 

For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the itinerary below.

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US$ 6,490 pp sharing

Patagonia in Autumn - 26 March - 6/8 April 2018 - SOME SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

Patagonia in Autumn - 26 March - 6/8 April 2018 - SOME SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE

This will be my seventh trip to Patagonia and I am very excited about it as it covers the main highlights of the Classic Tour plus some really exciting locations:

- Cruise from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park / Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers

- Possibility of photographing pumas in the park with a professional puma trakker

- Trekking on top of Perito Moreno Glacier (mini-trekking or big ice experience)

- Upsala Glacier Experience, Estancia Cristina

- Viedma Glacier - Cruise and Ice Trek

- Trekking extension - Vespignani range, Desert Lake, Loma del Diablo

The mountains of Patagonia provide some of the world's most inspiring scenic photography and are a destination all serious nature photographers should shoot at least once in a lifetime. The unpredictable weather of the southern hemisphere's autumn season produces a wide variety of dramatic lighting conditions and Autumn certainly is the best time of the year to photograph Patagonia and its incredible mountains and glaciers.

Itinerary and Dates

26 March to 6/8 April 2016 - Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier), El Chaltén (Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy), El Calafate 

The trip includes 10 nights in four/five star hotels in Chile and Argentina and one night in an ECO lodge, all meals, local travel (minibus) and transfers. Tents and sleeping bags provided. There is an option to extend your stay for another two more nights. See full itinerary for details.

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will also be opportunities to photograph wildlife in the National Parks.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A non-refundable deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit.

For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$10,490 pp twin share

Madagascar and Reunion: 25 June - 15 July 2018 (20 nights) with Richard I'Anson - ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT

Madagascar and Reunion: 25 June - 15 July 2018 (20 nights) with Richard I'Anson - ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT

I am teaming up with Richard I'Anson to run a photography workshop in Madagascar and Reunion island in June/July 2018. 

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world so there is lots of unique things to see and to do since almost all of the flora and fauna on the island are unique to Madagascar. The unique ecology of Madagascar has led some scientists to refer to the country as the “eighth continent” of the world.

Réunion Island is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. An astonishing lunar landscape. Climbing up the Piton de la Fournaise reveals strange, stunning, but very accessible scenery.

You will see this iconic land at its best and If your partner is not a keen photographer, we would invite you to bring her/him along as you will both enjoy the rich photo opportunities as well as an amazing cultural experience and natural wonders. With its light, wild landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Madagascar and Reunion will feed the imagination of any traveler/photographer.

Itinerary and Dates

Tour dates: 25 June - 15 July 2018

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape and wildlife photography but there will also plenty of opportunities to photograph its amazing cultural heritage.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour is canceled and does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$13,990 pp twin share (3 internal flights included)

Mongolia, Golden Eagle Festival and Gobi Desert: 26 Sep - 7 Oct 2018, with Ricardo Da Cunha

Mongolia, Golden Eagle Festival and Gobi Desert: 26 Sep - 7 Oct 2018, with Ricardo Da Cunha

I am teaming up with Ricardo Da Cunha (Australian Professional Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014) to run a photography workshop in Mongolia in Sept / October 2018.

Mongolia has amazing landscapes and a nomadic culture offering a stunning array of photographic opportunities. Travel through the vast steppe to capture images of its horses, traditional ger camps, and camel-herding families. Catch the towering dunes of the Gobi at sunrise and the brilliant Flaming Cliffs at sunset, and spend an amazing time photographing the Golden Eagle Festival, one of Mongolia’s most celebrated festivals.

Trip Highlights

• Capture portraits of Mongolian throat singers, camel herders, and traditional nomad families. Learn about their age-old culture.
• Stay in a ger camp in the Gobi Desert, and set off on photo hikes amid nearby gorges and dunes.
• Photograph during the Golden Eagle Festival, one of Mongolia’s most celebrated festivals • Meet with monks on a visit to Gandan Monastery in Ulanbaataar, and go on a photo shoot in the Winter Palace of Bogd Khan.

Itinerary and Dates

Tour dates: 26 September to 7 October 2018

The trip includes 12 nights (13 days) in Mongolia, all meals, local travel (4WDs) and transfers. Joining this tour will give you the opportunity to discover some of the most remarkable landscapes of Mongolia and visit the amazing golden Eagle Festival. We will cover all the iconic locations for landscape photography at the right times of day with the best light, but we will also enjoy the culture and festivals of the region. 

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure.

The tour has a maximum group size of 12 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

 

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US$6,990 pp twin share

Puna de Atacama (High Deserts of Argentina): 16 - 27 November 2018, with Ken Duncan

Puna de Atacama (High Deserts of Argentina): 16 - 27 November 2018, with Ken Duncan

I am teaming up with Ken Duncan to run a photography workshop in Puna de Atacama in November 2018.

This place will take your breath away – and not just because of the elevation. The Puna de Atacama is a high desert plateau located in a remote corner of northern Argentina that contains some of the most incredible desert scenery in the world. Surreal rock formations, high deserts, massive sand dunes, endless salt pans, dramatic mountains, volcanoes, lava fields, cinder cones, and turquoise-colored pools. The region corresponds to the Altiplano-Puna, extending from Peru, going through Bolivia and ending in the Northwest of Argentina.

“La Puna Argentina” is a natural prolongation of the Bolivian highlands, with which it also differs because Bolivia has a high open plateau, while the Puna region of Argentina is fractured internally by mountain ranges and depressions. The Andean compression at these latitudes, has produced a series of longitudinal blocks: the high ones have given rise to mountain ranges, while those who fell are now large areas of depressions. The lateral portions of the Andean volcanic arc cross the plateau from northeast to southeast, giving rise to closed areas, where the famous Andean salt lakes are found.

Itinerary and Dates

Joining this tour will give you the opportunity to discover some of the most remarkable landscapes in the Argentina. We will cover all the iconic locations for landscape photography at the right times of day with the best light, but we will also enjoy the culture of the region. 

16 - 27 November 2018

The trip includes 11 nights in Argentina, all meals, local travel (4WDs) and transfers.

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will also be opportunities to photograph wildlife.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A non-refundable deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit.

For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$9,990 pp twin share

Lapland (Finland), Winter Wonderland: 6 - 14 Feb 2019 with Richard I'Anson

Lapland (Finland), Winter Wonderland: 6 - 14 Feb 2019 with Richard I'Anson

I am teaming up with Canon Master Richard I'Anson to run a photography workshop in Finland in February 2019. 

Finland: the land of snow and ice – extreme conditions and breathtaking displays of nature. For a photographer this arctic photo tour is the ultimate experience. At this time of the year the forests of the Finnish Lapland becomes a surrea­listic kingdom bathed in snow and ice. Trees turn into sculptures, and the northern lights cover the skies. Finland in winter is a dreamy landscape; it is the winter portrayed in its purest form. 

The atmosphere in far north is unique because of the short winter days. The locations we are visiting have been carefully planned, providing outstanding possibilities for landscape and wildlife photography. Because of short winter days the blue soft light makes landscape images very special.

Capture the beautifully snow covered Taiga forests in Kuusamo and the opportunity to witness and photograph Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), a magical and colorful display on the sky.

Itinerary and Dates

The tour commences and ends in Kuusamo (6-14 Feb 2019).

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras.

During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images. If the weather is good, we will be out photographing but there are always opportunities to sit down and work on your images when we are in the hotel.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit.

For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the itinerary below.

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US$7,290 per person, twin share

Lofoten Islands (Norway): 16 Feb - 22 Feb 2019 - with Richard I'Anson

Lofoten Islands (Norway): 16 Feb - 22 Feb 2019 - with Richard I'Anson

Travelling above the Arctic Circle in winter is a unique experience. Join Canon Master Richard I'Anson and myself on a remarkable journey in this amazing winter wonderland.

Discover the Norwegian Arctic with this enchanting and exhilarating winter tour.
During the photography workshop we will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives to get the perfect composition.

The unpredictable weather of Loften produces a wide variety of dramatic lighting conditions. It is the best time of the year to photograph its incredible mountain peaks and frozen lakes. 

It’s hard to imagine how incredibly beautiful this place is without seeing it in person. In those moments when I am alone in the nature, alone in the landscapes and I’m experiencing this rush of awe… this is when I feel a complete connection with this amazing place called Lofoten.

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will also be opportunities to photograph lots of unique wildlife.

Itinerary and Dates

The tour commences and ends in Leknes (16 Feb -22 Feb 2019).

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras.

During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images. If the weather is good, we will be out photographing but there are always opportunities to sit down and work on your images when we are in the hotel.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

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US$6,490 pp twin share

Ladakh (India), Himalayan Mountains and Tigers, 16 March - 1 April 2019 with Ajith Kumar

Ladakh (India), Himalayan Mountains and Tigers, 16 March - 1 April 2019 with Ajith Kumar

I am teaming up with Ajith Kumar to run a photography workshop in Ladakh (India) in March/April 2019. 

The imposing mountains, azure blue alpine lakes and barren, cold desert landscape make it a photographer’s paradise.

Ladakh is located in the northernmost part of India. Easily accessible by air, the town of Leh is the gateway in to Ladakh. At 3400 meters, it is one of the highest towns in the world. The city of Leh, an historical trading post in the 17th century, is the gateway to Ladakh and is known for the incredible Leh Palace and proximity to the rivers Indus and Zanskar. Leh town is at an altitude of 3500 meters making it one of the highest cities in the world.

For those who sign up for the tiger extension, we will descend from the mighty Himalayas in to the vast plains of Central India with a brief stopover in New Delhi enroute and then to Sawai Madhopur, the gateway town to India’s premier tiger destination, Ranthambore NP. 

Itinerary and Dates

This two-week itinerary is designed specifically to explore some of Ladakh’s famous landscapes, remote communities and biological hotspots. Hotels selected are best in class at every spot. Where there are no hotels, we will provide our own camps with luxurious canvas bell tents furnished with carpets, cots, a mobile bar, and great food. Local fixing and guiding is provided by some of the best guides in Ladakh. With 15 years of guiding and logistical experience in Ladakh, specifically for photo expeditions.

Tour dates: 16 March - 26 March 2019 (ends 1 April 2019 for the extended trip)

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will be also opportunities to photograph tigers at Ranthambore National Park if you choose to extend your trip.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$9,990 pp, twin share (Tiger extension US$3,990)

Peru, Land of the Incas - 15 - 30 May 2019

Peru, Land of the Incas - 15 - 30 May 2019

This photography workshop is a unique opportunity to visit some of the most amazing places on this planet. This includes the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the White Mountain Range, the most concentrated collection of big peaks in the Western Hemisphere and the highest mountain in Peru.

Traveling with Ignacio, you will see this iconic land at its best and if your partner is not a keen photographer, I would invite you to bring her/ him along as you will both enjoy the rich photo opportunities, as well as an amazing cultural experience and natural wonders. With its wild landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, Peru will feed the imagination of any traveler/ photographer.

Highlights

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World on July 7th, 2007. This majestic Sanctuary belongs to the List of World Heritage of Unesco since 1983. Machu Picchu is the most representative touristic attraction of Peru and regarded as a masterpiece of architecture and engineering

- Cuzco. Visit to the Coricancha museum (Sun temple) and the Sacsayhuaman fortress and wonder around this beautiful town.

- The most popular way to experience the White Mountain Range is to hike the Santa Cruz Trek, considered by many as one of the best hiking routes in the world. This 50km trail takes you through open valleys, passed high snowcapped mountain peaks along rivers and the shores of brightly colored lagoons.

- Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is one of the most spectacular places in the Cordillera Vilcanota, as it keeps a natural color that is given by the presence of sedimentary rocks that are eroding. What’s impressive is how the stones have been formed to create a set of seven colors, also known as Cerro Colorado. The rainbow mountain was ranked by National Geographic as one of the 100 places you must visit before you die, due to the beautiful colors.

Tour dates: 15 - 30 May 2019

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape photography but there will be also opportunities to photograph some world heritage sites such as Machi Picchu and its wildlife.

The tour has a maximum group size of 12 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$8,490 pp twin share

Kamchatka (Russia) 11 - 22 August 2019 with Ken Duncan

Kamchatka (Russia) 11 - 22 August 2019 with Ken Duncan

I am teaming up with Ken Duncan  to run a photography workshop in Kamchatka (Russia) in August 2019. Kamchatka is without exaggeration the most spectacular region in Russia and summer is a great time of the year to photograph the beautiful landscapes and its brown bears.

The living and breathing landscape of Kamchatka is truly unique and all it has to offer is an experience that is simply not to be missed. Kamchatka has 300 volcanoes, 29 of them are currently still active. With 10% of the world’s active volcanoes located on the Peninsula, there is almost always one erupting! Most of the active volcanoes lie along a fault line on the eastern flank of the Vostochny Range. During the trip we will visit some of the most spectacular Volcanoes of Kamchatka (Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanos) but the focus of the trip will be to photograph the bears around Kuril Lake.

Note about this trip: Kamchatka is a rough and wild environment and infrastructures are very poor. It takes time to drive to some locations and sometimes, depending on road conditions, it might not be possible to reach our destination. Mosquitoes could be an issue in some areas. Amazing images of bears are guaranteed at Kuril lake, but this is not a trip for everyone. You need to be flexible and prepared for a rough pristine environment. Weather conditions can affect the itinerary and participants will also need to be flexible with the itinerary. If you would like to discuss this with me, please give me a call.

Itinerary and Dates

Tour dates: 11 to 22 August 2019

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on wildlife and landscape photography.

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras. During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$10,490 pp, single accommodation

Ethiopia, Land of Origins, 15 October - 5 November 2019

Ethiopia, Land of Origins, 15 October - 5 November 2019

Tour the Ethiopia’s several world heritage sites including the striking Simien mountains, the Blue Nile falls, Lalibela, Erta Ale and the lunar landscape of the Danakil Depression. Traveling with Ignacio, you will see this iconic land at its best and If your partner is not a keen photographer, we would invite you to bring her/ him along as you will both enjoy the rich photo opportunities as well as an amazing cultural experience and natural wonders. With its light, wild landscapes and rich cultural heritage, Ethiopia will feed the imagination of any traveler/photographer.

Some tour highlights

- Lalibela: The legends say that, 1,000 years ago, a poisoned man was carried to heaven by the angels and shown a breathtaking city of rock-hewn churches. He was then commanded by God to return to Earth and recreate what he had seen. The result was Lalibela. Easily the No 1 attraction in Ethiopia, and one of the architectural wonders of Africa.

- Erta Ale is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area spanning the border with Eritrea. Erta Ale is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century.

- Danakil Depression is an impressive area of geological fascination, a place dotted with active volcanoes, hot springs, lava lake, salted basins and above all lunar landscapes. It is a vast unpopulated region that lies below the sea level, it’s the lowest point in all of Africa and the second lowest in the world. 

 - Simien Mountains National Park was added to the world heritage site list in 1978. It has 57 tree species, variety of herbaceous plants, 22 large, 13 small mammals and about 180 bird species have been recorded; from these Walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf, Menelik’s Bushbuck and the Gelada baboon are endemic

Tour dates: 15 October - 5 November 2019

Who should go on this photographic tour?

Anyone with a keen interest in travel and nature photography and a sense of adventure. In this workshop we will focus on landscape and wildlife photography but there will be also opportunities to photograph some world heritage sites such as Lalibela.

All levels of photographers are welcome. We will be providing instruction on all aspects of image capture and post processing and it does not really matter whether you are a beginner or an expert photographer. We welcome all levels of photographers using equipment from mobile phones & tablets, compact cameras to digital SLR cameras. During the workshop, we will have the opportunity to process and enhance your images.

There will be critique sessions and the purpose of them will be to offer one’s impression of a photo. During the session we will have professional views your work with a constructive evaluation to include feedback, suggestions and tips.

The tour has a maximum group size of 14 participants. A deposit of US$2,000 must be paid to secure your place. The deposit is non-refundable unless you can sell your place to someone else. The deposit is refundable is the tour does not go ahead.

The Registration Form must be filled in and signed by each participant at the time of paying the first deposit. For more information on what is included, what is not included, terms of payment, optional single supplement cost, cancelation policy, health considerations etc. please download the Itinerary below.

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US$11,990 pp twin share. Includes all internal flights (Addis – Bahir / Gondar – Lalibela / Mekele – Addis / Addis – Arba Minch)

To Book a Photo Workshop, please call +61 (0)455 213 073 or email

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