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

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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.

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