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.
My winter Japan Photo tour is back, bigger and better than ever… actually it’s smaller than ever, as I am now taking just 6 participants for 13 days of wildlife and minimalist landscapes in the beauty of Northern Japan.
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…
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.Read the rest of this entry »
As you may have heard, the Bhutanese government has put the price of their daily tariff up, starting from next year. Way up… They are doing this in an effort to control their rampant tourism industry and mitigate the damage that tourism can do to delicate cultures and fragile ecosystems.Read the rest of this entry »
After nearly 3 years of (covid imposed) no photo tours to Bhutan I am headed back there in 2023, for my 11th trip.
I completed the details on the website a few days back and sent a short notification email to 8 people who had expressed a specific interest in Bhutan for 2023. As of today there are 4 places taken already, which leaves just 2 left…
I will be sending out a general newsletter later this week, and with only 2 places remaining I don’t imagine they will last long. If you think you might be interested in my Bhutan photo tour for 2023 you can read all the details HERE>> If you have any questions regarding this tour please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Following on from my previous 2 posts on why I don’t shoot on my Karijini photo tour
Only 4 participants and a Landcruiser
I only take 4 participants on my Karijini photo tour, it’s a very small group by any tour standard, and the perfect number to fit into just one Landcruiser with camera gear. The Landcruiser is a lot more comfortable on the terrible roads within and around Karijini than the smaller Toyota Prados or Pajeros that you can normally hire locally. The Landcruiser is much roomier, especially the leg room, and the better suspension makes for a smoother ride on gravel roads with corrugations and the odd pothole…Read the rest of this entry »
Following on from my previous post on why I don’t shoot on my karijini Photo tours Part 1
Why don’t I shoot on my Karijini Photo tour? (Part 2)
The other reason I don’t shoot while on my Karijini Photo Tour is about limited room at locations. Many of the locations in Karijini are narrow and shooting spots are few, so just 4 participants is the ideal number, especially without me hogging the best spot (not that I would do that anyway). If I don’t even carry camera gear then the temptation to shoot is completely removed. I get my photography fix vicariously by ensuring all of my group get their best shots.Read the rest of this entry »