Educational getaways are becoming increasingly popular, as people choose to enhance their experiences by learning new skills or improving on ones they already have.
One form of this is the photography holiday, which takes place both in the UK and abroad. These give travellers the opportunity to be taken to some of the most photogenic spots and learn how to make the most of their camera equipment to capture stunning images.
What to expect
Choosing to book on to a photography vacation with an experienced tour company should give people the chance to experience destinations in a way that they never have before. Groups are usually kept to a relatively small number of people, so that holidaymakers get the attention they need in order to improve their photography skills.
Tour agencies usually provide experienced and expert landscape photographers to lead the groups. These guides should have the inside knowledge and experience to be able to show students some of the best locations and viewpoints in their respective areas.
People often choose to take a photography holiday not only to enhance their skills, but also to meet other people who share the same passion for the art as themselves. This is a great way to be introduced to new likeminded enthusiasts, so that you can discuss tips and experiences with them.
The getaways usually consist of trips to stunning landscapes, as well as often urban areas, and then the chance to take photographs whilst receiving coaching from the experts. Usually there is then the opportunity for post-shoot critique, which is a great way for people to learn how they can improve their technique and how they can apply this to their next shoot.
There are a large number of photography holiday operators that conduct trips around the UK and abroad. Some of the most popular spots in Britain include Snowdonia, the Lake District and London.
Tuscany is a very popular overseas location for photography holidays. The area is simply stunning and travellers have the opportunity to capture shots of the beautiful rolling Italian landscape, medieval abbeys, and traditional towns and villages.
Morocco is another choice destination for photography travellers. Its valleys and deserts contrasted with the people and cities all make for fascinating subjects.
New Orleans has to be one of the most favoured locations for street photograph. The city’s intense blend of cultures and vibrant nightlife provide enthusiastic photographers with endless opportunities to capture their best shot.