Travel and photography are ideal partners, with one often inspiring the other. The quest for the perfect shot is something many of us aspire to and the end result if often highly subjective. Whether you're a prolific snapper, a keen amateur or a serious professional, photographs are a way of capturing the moment you are in. From a glorious sunset over a dramatic landscape to the dancing aurora borealis, an opportune wildlife encounter to a glimpse into distant cultures, our holiday destinations offer a smorgasbord of possibilities from behind the lens. And for those looking to develop their photography skills further, we offer a collection of dedicated photography holidays from Scandinavia to Canada to Namibia.
Namibia Photo Tour
Aurora Photo Tour
Polar Bear Photo Safari
Epic landscapes and abundant wildlife provide the eye-catching subjects in Namibia, including an exclusive two-week Namibia Through a Lens tour in the company of expert photographers Thomas Heaton and George Turner.
On our dedicated photography holiday in Swedish Lapland you are in the hands of award-winning photographer, Peter Rosen, to learn the art of photographing the northern lights and give you insider tips and techniques on getting the most from your camera in these winter conditions.
In Canada, visit some of the most breathtaking locations in the Canadian Rockies whilst developing your skills behind the lens or head up to Churchill on a polar bear photo safari offering unique opportunities to capture the world's largest land predator on 'film'.
Ideal for wildlife photographers is a bear watching break in Finland, right in the thick of prime brown bear territory. Staying in specially designed hides, you stand an excellent chance of photographing not only bears but other wildlife such as wolverine, lynx, capercaillie and goshawk.
Top 10 tips for travel photography
- Never compromise a fragile habitat in pursuit of the perfect shot
- Always ask permission before photographing people
- Use a companion to add scale and drama to a shot
- Check behind you before stepping back for that extra wide view
- Make sure your photographic gear is insured
- Try fast and slow shutter speeds to capture movement
- Light is the key! Be bold and experiment
- Try different viewpoints to emphasise drama
- Do your homework and plan shots that tell a story
- Don't let a speck of water or dust stop you taking pictures
From protons to pixels
If it's the aurora borealis you seek, award-winning Travel Writer & Photographer, Will Gray shares his top tips on photographing the northern lights.
Remember, it's not about having the latest equipment - it's about the joy of taking photographs and concentrating on mastering the kit that you have".
Ragnar TH Sigurdsson