Steve's Impressions of India trip did everything it said on the tin and more. Not only did I get to see some of the most incredible sights, I've got spectacular photos to prove it. The combination of an intrepid tour guide with local knowledge and Steve's travel experience and photography instruction made it stand out from other trips I've been on. In three weeks I managed to go from complete beginner to competent user. SLR's not needed!
SG - Impressions of India
The Better Travel Photography range of travel photography tours are bespoke photographic holidays, designed and led by Steve Davey, drawing on his years of experience and intimate knowledge of some of the most fascinating and evocative parts of the planet.
"Your love of photography and travel is infectious and I can honestly say I have never laughed or learnt so much on a holiday before!"
This comment from a recent tour more than anything sums up what Steve is trying to achieve with these tours. Yes, we want people to learn as much as possible about photography, but it is also supposed to be enjoyable!
These travel photography trips will benefit your photography in a number of ways. Firstly you will be exploring some of the most incredible and photogenic parts of the world on a tour designed around photography and maximising the photographic opportunities. You will also be in the company of other keen photographers, benefitting from their enthusiasm and experience and certainly not look down upon for wanting to spend time taking pictures. Lastly you will benefit from the expert tuition and encouragement from Steve Davey - a professional travel photographer. Steve mixes nightly illustrated talks, personal tuition and practical demonstrations so you learn more about travel photography than you ever thought possible.
As Steve is trying to juggle his professional and family life with running these tours we are only planning three or four departures a year. The key for these trips is coming up with unique and stimulating travel photography experiences, so the itineraries and destinations will regularly change. Our current range of tours is below. Click on an image to see more.
Impressions of Ladakh 2017
We love Ladakh, and are really excited to be heading back again in 2017. We have extensively changed the itinerary though: this time, as well as the incredible towns and monasteries of the Leh Valley, we will be exploring the Nubra Valley, visiting the Zanskar Festival and driving the Srinagar-Leh highway to the town of Srinagar and staying on Dal Lake. To see more click here.
Impressions of Morocco 2017
Morocco is a fantastic place, and the Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakech is one of my favourite places in the whole world. As well as this exotic city, we will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Essauoria on the coast, trek to a mountain village of Armed and shoot star trails over the incomparable kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. To see more click here.
Impressions of Vietnam 2017
This itinerary encompasses the widest range of photographic subjects: landscapes, village life, portraits, historic towns, street photography, seascapes, beaches, markets, bustling cities and even the odd set of ruins thrown in! Travelling by train, bus, cyclo and plane, we will have plenty of time for intensive photography tuition and review - as well as enjoy the friendly people and glorious food of this incredible country. To see more click here.
Impressions of Madagascar 2018
Many places are called unique, but Madagascar is a truly unique place. The landscapes, the culture and of course the wildlife are like nowhere else on earth; and this exciting toour takes in some of the best that Madagascar has to offer. We will visit charming towns, cultural villages, rainforests and a sea of rock Tsingy; and of course, you will have plenty of chances to see the endemic wildlife of this incredible island. To see more click here.
My trip to Morocco with Steve Davey was truly inspirational and one of the best I have ever been on. Steve gave me a great insight into what it takes to be a great travel photographer. He willing shared his expertise with all the group throughout the day whilst we took photographs and gave talks most evenings. Personally, Steve has help me improve my photography both technically and artistically – I particularly remember him pointing out a great photo opportunity in Casablanca which he taught me to anticipate and take the photo I want rather than missing the opportunity. Steve is a very charismatic and funny guy who is great fun to travel with - I would definitely travel with Steve again!
NC - Impressions of Morocco
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