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Choosing the Right Photography Workshop or Photography Tour: What to Consider.

Group of photographers in silhouette photographing a sunset in the distance

Choosing the right photography workshop or tour is a really important when it comes to ensuring your goals are met and furthering your development as a photographer. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a photography workshop. Here are some key considerations.

  1. Workshop Focus: Make sure the theme or focus of the workshop aligns with your photography interests or goals ie: landscape photography, portrait photography, wildlife photography, street photography, etc.

  2. Location: Be sure that the locations that the workshop takes you aligns with your photographic interests. Also ensure your fitness and ability to reach some of the locations fits the workshop.

  3. Instructor Expertise: Research the background and credentials of the workshop instructor. Look for someone with experience and knowledge in the field of photography, as well as a teaching style that resonates with you.

  4. Group Size and Dynamics: Consider the size and dynamics of the workshop group. Smaller class sizes often allow for more personalised instruction as well as closer dynamics within the group, which is important on multi day trips.

  5. Set your Goals: Have a think about what you want to achieve from the workshop and measure how this aligns with the workshop offerings. ie you may want to learn more about long exposures and using filters, maybe you want to try astro-photography, or perhaps you just want to go to amazing locations to photograph with like minded people.

  6. Duration and Schedule: Landscape photography workshops can be multi day or even weeks in length. Often there is road travel required between locations and early starts and late finishes to the day to be photographing in 'golden hours' of dawn and dusk. In between this there can be discussions on photography, sessions on post production and image reviews. Be sure that the structure of a photography workshop suits your needs.

  7. Cost and Value: Evaluate the cost of the workshop in relation to the value it offers. Consider what is included in the workshop fee, such as instruction, travel, and accommodation, and what is not included.

  8. Reviews: Read reviews from past participants to gauge the quality of the workshop and the overall experience.

Photo Journeys

There is actually some conjecture about the differences between a Photography Tour and a a Photography Workshop. We know in reality people use both phrases to describe what it is they mean. In-fact we chose 'Photo Journeys' as a name because it encapsulates the best of both experiences which is an amazing experience photographing in incredible locations led by professional landscape photographers. On top of this we have sessions where we review our images, delve into post-processing, printing your images etc.

Altogether it makes for an amazing Photo Journey!



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