Up your travel photo game with these expert-led photography tours.
While our photography guide on page 71 is packed with all the tools and tips to raise the bar on your travel snaps, sometimes it’s easier to put yourself in the hands of a pro. These three tours give budding photographers a chance to make the most of thei
See India from behind the lens with this 10-day photographic rail journey on board the fit-for-a-maharaja, totally Wes Anderson, Palace on Wheels. With guidance from big-league photographers like photojournalist Ed Kashi and intrepid Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Kingston, you'll take professional shots of the country's best sites, including, of course, sunset over the Taj Mahal. The tour will also capture the marble palaces of Udaipur's Lake Pichola on a scenic boat ride, camels trailing the dunes of the Thar Desert, and even a potential tiger sighting in Ranthambhore National Park. nationalgeographic.com; tours in 2019 are scheduled for February 11–21, March 18–28 and September 30–October 10; from US$13,195 per person, double occupancy.
If traveling in a pack isn't quite your style, why not bring your own professional photographer on your trip? Luxury tour operator Scott Dunn has appointed its first Asia-based “Flying Photographer,” frequent T+L contributor Scott A. Woodward. Guests on any of their tailor-made itineraries can choose to book Woodward for the full duration of the trip or just for a few days. So you can start your travels with an imagetaking crash course. Whether it's catching the action at the Pasola festival in Sumba, Indonesia, or visiting the remote hill-tribes in Burma, Woodward can assist with lighting, composition, exposure and more, and can customize each trip to guests' photography skill levels. prices vary based on the itinerary, for details visit scottdunn. com or call 65/3158-6530.
This Singapore-based company takes pride in promoting Asian photographers, hosting exhibitions, lectures and workshops around the region. Eager snappers can also join their intimate 12-person tours that hit offthe-beaten-path locations during regularly off-limits hours—a travel photographer's dream. Spots are filling fast for their 10-day trip in February to Hokkaido, which will capture the snow and icy seas around Cape Notoro and the frozen Oshinkoshin waterfalls and Kussharo Lake; the tour will be led by accomplished British landscape photographer Paul Gallagher. Next year the group will also host journeys to Bali, Burma, Iceland, and the Yellow Mountains in China. monogramasia.com; Hokkaido tour runs February 1–10, from US$4,400.
An eagle hunter in Mongolia by Scott A. Woodward.