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Adam Monk Photo Tours & Images Gallery

We make Dreams come true.

Come with us to explore the almost limitless possibilities of the world of photography. To wonder, to learn, to be inspired, to create images you have only dreamed of with Photo tours to some of the worlds most amazing places with your guide and mentor Adam Monk.

Latest Photo Tours – Come explore the world with us.

Japan Winter photo tour with Adam Monk

Japan Winter Wonderland

Wildlife & Snowy Landscapes

Feb 2025

2025 details up shortly

Karijini Photo tour with Adam Monk

Karijini Gorges

Landscapes like no other

May 23-28 2024

Only 2 spots left

Bhutan Photo Tour

Beauty of Bhutan

Happiness really is a place.

Sep 10-25, 2024

Full details shortly

Into the Light Photography

February 22nd, 2024

I still remember reading the exposure guide pictograms on the Kodachrome 64 box when I was young.  It showed in wonderfully simple graphics how you should always shoot portraits with the sun over your left or right shoulder so that the bright sunlight shines directly onto your subject, and never with the sun in front of you shining into your camera lens…  This gave us many generations of family photos of people with screwed up faces as they squinted directly into the bright sun.

Into the Light for Drama

Regardless of what the old Kodak film box says, shooting into the light can produce some stunning results if you are careful with your exposure and practise a little.  

It’s not going to be right for every subject, but there are many situations when an image shot into the light can add enormous drama to a scene, especially if you can create strong shapes and take advantage of the shadows produced.

The image to the right was taken at the Mongar Tshechu, a cultural festival in the far East of Bhutan, shooting into the light, deliberately.

Look at the shadow stretching out in front of the dancer, see how it’s adding so much to the narrative and the dynamic nature of the image?

You could even say that the subject of this image is the dancers shadow rather than the dancer himself.

This shadow also gives a real 3D depth to the image, something that can be difficult to achieve with a 2D medium like photography.

Bhutan Festival dancer, shot into the light
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Travel Insurance Traps

October 13th, 2023

Travelling is back, bigger and better than ever. Well, the bills are bigger… better is all relative. Relative to not being able to travel at all it’s definitely better. Something nobody wants to think about when planning a big adventure is Travel Insurance… its expensive, and unless something actually goes wrong you never really know what you are getting.

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What happens when you don’t use a Forex

October 10th, 2023

The most common question I get asked regarding Photo tours is… “why do I need to pay with that currency (whichever “that” one is)?” This question I have answered more fully on an earlier post that you can find HERE>>

A recent question was more interesting… “Why don’t you use PayPal? (or stripe etc…), they accept multiple currencies…” Yes, they do but… I have extensively researched PayPal, Stripe and a bunch of other gateways…

Bhutan Photo Tour Thimphu Festival
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Why print your photos?

November 25th, 2022
Digital Photo Printing and Colour management workshop

The print was always the natural end product in the old film days, but now everything is digital so can’t we just look at our images on the monitor?

Of course you can, and that’s a great way to enjoy your photography. But a beautifully made print of a well crafted image is something special all by itself. It’s many steps beyond the image on the monitor, but it can be even more than that, it can also fast track your photography skills.

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