For keen photographers and visual storytellers, luxury photography holidays can bring together a harmonious blend of possibility, personalized attention and the chance to enjoy seamless travel that pulls out all the stops. A private luxury photography holiday goes beyond the basics of a workshop and takes you out into the world where you can hone your skills and perfect your craft. From the golden light spilling like yolk across the Taj Mahal to the morning fisherman in Napoli hauling in their catch, photography tourism helps you to discover the moments that are worth capturing. Custom itineraries Taking a private photography holiday ensures that every moment is dedicated to your own unique interests to bring out the best in your portfolio. Exquisite organizations who curate photography vacations will craft their itineraries with location in mind, customs of the locals and the right time of day to bask in the best light. You are almost sure to capture a great shot if you catch French cathedrals or Eastern temples bathed in the soft glow of sunrise, yet if you dont rouse yourself out of the hotel until mid-morning then the light will be harsh and your image sub-par. This is why its often better to book with smaller boutique companies who practice photography as they can bring their intimate knowledge and personal experience to the table when crafting the ideal trip. Travel like a local Private tours give you the opportunity to embrace a more local way of life and indulge in authentic experiences. When traveling with large groups it becomes painfully obvious that you are a tourist and this means you see the world through the eyes of a tourist. Yet traveling in a more personalized way allows you to blend in, to communicate and to get off the beaten track. You will also be able to have more input on where you want your days to go, whether its trekking through the rainforest or dining with the local villagers. Flexible schedules Imagine stepping into the world of the colorful hill tribes in Southeast Asia, children grab your hand, the villagers stir the cooking pot, chickens run wild through the muddy banks and the light pours down bathing everything in the perfect photography moment. These are the spontaneous moments you dont want to miss and with luxury private tours you can skip that lunch reservation to stay in the moment, something you cannot do with ease when it comes to traveling in larger more impersonal groups. The best opportunities The more the merrier method of touring can be fun especially with the sense of camaraderie, the mix of people and the chance to travel with others who share your interests. However, group travel is not always conducive to capturing the best chances when it comes to inspired travel photography. Large groups can be distracting, can reduce your chances of capturing the best angle as everyone jostles for the best spot and can take away invaluable one to one time with the host photographer. In smaller groups or on private photography holiday tours the whole world will be yours to hold in the palm of your hand without restriction. Tailor-made masterclass On a private photography holiday, you can indulge in as much or as little instruction as you want from a seasoned professional. Some photographers want to perfect their craft through assignments, critiques, a brush up on theory and more, others simply want to explore with their camera in hand and bask in the freedom to express themselves as they find their own visual voice. With mentoring and specially curated tours designed for you, you will spend your time doing what you love without having to compromise. Seamless first-class travel Finally, fabulous luxury private photography holidays are seamlessly designed to help you explore and enjoy the world without one second of worry. Bespoke photography tour holidays will ensure that every morsel of your trip is taken care of. From riding in chauffeured cars to dream destinations to dining in style, sleeping in world class accommodation and gaining unrivalled access to significant cultural sites, you can indulge in the best every step of the way. Jerroid Marks is Founder of Band of Light. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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