Photo Tours Booking Now


impressions of uzbekistan

impressions of nepal

impressions of burma

impressions of morocco

Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.

Bookings are made through the Intrepid Private Groups in the UK not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information

Land arrangements for this tour

The land arrangements for Impressions of Jordan are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel who will use their extensive knowledge from over twenty years in the travel industry to make sure that you have the best travel experience, and to work in a way which will be the most beneficial for the countries we travel in.

Our arrangements are now handled by the UK Private Groups office, which opens up a range of payment options and also means that your trip can now be protected by the UK travel industry protection. Intrepid in the UK can accept payments by bank transfer, cheque, debit card as well as Visa and Mastercard credit cards (although credit cards are subject to a 2.4% surcharge).

Intrepid are also able to book flights for you, which will mean that your entire trip can be covered by their full ATOL protection. The price that they quote you will include their booking fee. More details on their industry protection by clicking here.

Intrepid Travel were formed over twenty years ago in Australia, and have been running excellent small group adventures ever since.

Intrepid's Core Purpose - Intrepid's core purpose is to enrich peoples lives by creating unique, interactive travel experiences. They provide fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities.

Home From Home - Where you stay is all part of your Intrepid experience. Whether it's a centrally-located city hotel, or a homestay in a tribal village, staying close to a region's people and culture is the guiding principle. Our choices are based on friendliness as well as facilities, character as much as convenience.

Small Groups - Travelling in a small group makes it more like travelling with friends than on an organised tour. It means you get to experience more of the local culture, and we don't dominate; we can actually get to know people and do the things they do.

Experienced leaders - Intrepid have some of the best leaders in the business: well trained locals who act as ambassadors between you and the place you are travelling in. This means that you can get the most from the country and the people you meet.

Please remember though, these tours are based on the Intrepid product, but are a completely separate product. They don't appear on the Intrepid website, and you should address any questions through Steve on this link and bookings here.

Intrepid's Responsible Travel Policy

Intrepid Travel has a comprehensive and well developed Responsible Travel policy, which is one of the main reasons that they were selected to provide the land arrangements for this trip. This doesn't just benefit the locals in the countries they travel to: by sourcing local guides and staying in locally owned properties, our tours manage to get closer to our destination, which helps to give you a more connected and empathetic experience on your holiday.

With the Better Travel Photography tours we wholeheartedly support all of the Intrepid Travel initiatives towards responsible travel. The main features of this policy are as follows:

• We favour grass roots travel using local public transport where possible – which minimises demand for special tourist vehicles and fuel. If we do need to use private transport we ensure that we use local operators and drivers giving employment to locals.

• We choose small-scale locally owned accommodation and homestays where available and local restaurants and markets for dining, retaining revenue in local communities.

• Our group leaders facilitate communication of our values to travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices.

• We employ local guides to aid travellers' understanding of local culture and etiquette.

• Our small groups allow travellers to experience cultures first hand, offering greater opportunity for cross- cultural understanding.

• We are committed to putting back into the communities and regions we visit by supporting development and conservation projects in these areas. We achieve this through supporting The Intrepid Foundation and our travellers are invited to contribute. We also visit a local community project on our trip and encourage our travellers to support local business when buying souvenirs and other items.

At the welcome group meeting, our passengers receive the standard Intrepid Travel introduction, which includes all aspects of the Intrepid Travel Responsible Travel policy. This includes initiatives for minimising the environmental and cultural effect of their trip. These policies are also incorporated into our trip notes, and guests are expected to conform to them when they are travelling.

In addition to conforming to, and endorsing the Intrepid Travel policies, we have our own initiatives, primarily concerning the impact of travel photography and also concerning the environmental impact of our business.
 

The Intrepid Foundation

Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 they have been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of their travellers want to contribute something too. To make things easier they established The Intrepid Foundation. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar, up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$300,000 for all donors in each financial year. And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support in the region, through The Intrepid Foundation; or go to their website: www.theintrepidfoundation.org

We endorse the Intrepid Foundation, and people travelling with us are encouraged to visit any supported projects wherever possible on our itineraries, and also to consider contributing to the foundation on their return. The specific visits to local projects and the various projects supported by Intrepid Travel are detailed on the individual tour pages.

land arrangements

Steve's tours generally cover a wide range of technical and practical techniques for improving your travel photography. This is done with practical group and individual demonstrations, daily illustrated talks on aspects of travel photography and group reviews and discussions.

Steve tailors the subjects covered on the tours depending on the level of knowledge of people on the tour, individual requirements and the nature of the itinerarySteve is very approachable, and is always willing to give individual help, look at pictures or enter into a spirited discussion about just about everything.

Although the schedule is flexible, and will be responsive to the needs and interests of the group, a typical teaching schedule will include:

Introduction to the tour and travel photography.

Advanced DSLR techniques:
Shooting RAW and its benefits.
Achieving sharp pictures and focus
White balance
Exposure & Histograms
ISO and Sensitivity
Choosing between Aperture and Shutter Speed.
Panning

Telling a story with composition:
Combining objects
Viewpoint, angle and lens choice

Composition for Balance and Aesthetics:
Rules of composition
Compositional devices

Shooting Travel Portraits:
Approaching people
Candid photography
Creative portraits
Fill-in flash

Travelling with your camera:
Cleaning your gear
Backing-up
Safety and security

Shooting at night:
Night photography
Shooting star trails and post-production
Using flash

Other techniques:
Shooting panoramas and post-production

Post production
Backing up strategies
Digital Asset Management
Sample digital workflow
Simple RAW processing
 

We will also cover a number of photographic styles to equip you
for the days ahead, including the following:

Portrait styles
Shooting photostories
Sunsets and sunrises
Night photography
Landscape photography
Shooting panoramas
Shooting interiors
Photographing food and markets
Shooting cities and buildings

If there is anything else that you would like covered on the trip, then please ask at any time. Steve is always happy to include anything in the trip tuition.

This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!

Highlights of this trip

• Lemurs and chameleons!

Morondava Baobab Alley

Tsingy of Bemaraha

• Soatanana village

Explore laid back Antisirabe

Extensive photographic tuition

The land arrangements for Impressions of Madagascar are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel who will use their extensive knowledge from over twenty years in the travel industry to make sure that you have the best travel experience, and to work in a way which will be the most beneficial for the countries we travel in.

Our arrangements are now handled by the Intrepid Travel UK Private Groups office, which opens up a range of payment options and also means that your trip can now be protected by the UK travel industry protection. It also means that we can draw on the experience and contacts of other companies in the Intrepid Group. Intrepid in the UK can accept payments by bank transfer, cheque, debit card as well as Visa and Mastercard credit cards (although credit cards are subject to a 2.4% surcharge).

Intrepid are also able to book flights for you, which will mean that your entire trip can be covered by their full ATOL protection (for any flight/trip combination that starts and finishes in the UK). The flight price that they quote you will include their booking fee. More details on their industry protection by clicking here and scrolling to clause 27. As you are booking with the UK office, your booking will be covered by the UK booking conditions.

Intrepid Travel were formed over twenty years ago in Australia, and have been running excellent small group adventures ever since.

Intrepid's Core Purpose - Intrepid's core purpose is to enrich peoples lives by creating unique, interactive travel experiences. They provide fun, affordable and sustainable travel adventures that are beneficial to local communities.

Home From Home - Where you stay is all part of your Intrepid experience. Whether it's a centrally-located city hotel, or a homestay in a tribal village, staying close to a region's people and culture is the guiding principle. Our choices are based on friendliness as well as facilities, character as much as convenience.

Small Groups - Travelling in a small group makes it more like travelling with friends than on an organised tour. It means you get to experience more of the local culture, and we don't dominate; we can actually get to know people and do the things they do.

Experienced leaders - Intrepid have some of the best leaders in the business: well trained locals who act as ambassadors between you and the place you are travelling in. This means that you can get the most from the country and the people you meet.

Please remember though, these tours are based on an Intrepid trip, but are a completely separate product. They don't appear on the Intrepid website, and you should address any questions through Steve on this link and bookings here.
 

intrepid's responsible travel policy

Intrepid Travel has a comprehensive and well developed Responsible Travel policy, which is one of the main reasons that they were selected to provide the land arrangements for this trip. This doesn't just benefit the locals in the countries they travel to: by sourcing local guides and staying in locally owned properties, our tours manage to get closer to our destination, which helps to give you a more connected and empathetic experience on your holiday.

With the Better Travel Photography tours we wholeheartedly support all of the Intrepid Travel initiatives towards responsible travel. The main features of this policy are as follows:

• We favour grass roots travel using local public transport where possible – which minimises demand for special tourist vehicles and fuel. If we do need to use private transport we ensure that we use local operators and drivers giving employment to locals.

• We choose small-scale locally owned accommodation and homestays where available and local restaurants and markets for dining, retaining revenue in local communities.

• Our group leaders facilitate communication of our values to travellers and local communities, educating them in sustainable tourism practices.

• We employ local guides to aid travellers' understanding of local culture and etiquette.

• Our small groups allow travellers to experience cultures first hand, offering greater opportunity for cross- cultural understanding.

• We are committed to putting back into the communities and regions we visit by supporting development and conservation projects in these areas. We achieve this through supporting The Intrepid Foundation and our travellers are invited to contribute. We also visit a local community project on our trip and encourage our travellers to support local business when buying souvenirs and other items.

At the welcome group meeting, our passengers receive the standard Intrepid Travel introduction, which includes all aspects of the Intrepid Travel Responsible Travel policy. This includes initiatives for minimising the environmental and cultural effect of their trip. These policies are also incorporated into our trip notes, and guests are expected to conform to them when they are travelling.

In addition to conforming to, and endorsing the Intrepid Travel policies, we have our own initiatives, primarily concerning the impact of travel photography and also concerning the environmental impact of our business.

 

the intrepid foundation

The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, contributing to health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and environmental and wildlife protection.

Contributing to one of the many projects supported by The Intrepid Foundation is your chance to give back to the places you've travelled to and help improve lives around the world. There are two ways you can help:

The Intrepid Community Project Fund supports around 40 grassroots non-government organisations doing great work in Intrepid Travel's operating destinations. Many of these organisations and their projects can be visited during your Intrepid trip.

The Intrepid Perpetual Fund supports a range of Intrepid's 'partner' non-government organisations, such as Amnesty International, Medicins Sans Frontieres and the World Society for the Protection of Animals. All donations made to this fund are equally divided each year, with half retained to conserve and grow capital for funding projects into the future and half distributed to our current partner non-government organisations.

And the best bit? Intrepid Travel matches all donations to the foundation dollar for dollar - up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year. We also guarantee that 100% of your donation will reach your nominated project, because Intrepid Travel covers all administration costs.

See more about the Intrepid Foundation on this link.

better travel photography•COM

tours home
MgMorsD0081

impressions
of madagascar

responsible travel policy

press coverage

testimonials for these tours

privacy policy

contact us

about steve davey

steve's vision for these tours

footprint travel photography

things to look for in a tour

how are steve's tours different

photo tours with steve davey

Impressions of
Madagascar Itinerary

Day 1: Antananarivo
Day 2: Marofandilia
Day 3: Bekopaka
Day 4: Bekopaka
Day 5: Bekopaka
Day 6: Morondava
Day 7: Antsirabe
Day 8: Ranomafana
Day 9: Ranomafana
Day 10: Fianarantsoa
Day 11: Fianarantsoa
Day 12: Antsirabe
Day 13: Antananarivo
Day 14: Tour ends

Included in the trip price

12 nights hotel accommodation

1 night in superior camp

All transport as per itinerary

• 13 breakfasts

• 11 lunches

• 13 dinners

• Entrance & guide fees in National Parks

• Full day Fianarantsoa tour

• Full day at Soatanana Village

• Extensive guided photo walks

• Entrance fees as per itinerary

• Flight to Morondava

• Pre-trip Facebook group to meet other group members

• Experienced Local leader

Expert photographic tuition

Website, Images and text Steve Davey/stevedavey.com 1990 - 2016

IntrepidlogoBlue15a1a1a
about steve davey
steve's vision for the tours
footprint travel photography
what to look for in a
how are steve's tours different
responsible travel policy
press coverage for these tours
testimonials for these tours
Contact us &

unforgetPlaces4PCThis tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.

Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.

Bookings are made through the Intrepid Special Groups Dept. in the UK not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information

tour summary

tour itinerary

land arrangements for this tour

what is covered?

who is this tour suited for?

booking conditions

frequently asked questions

book my place on this tour

Trip Postponed to Spring 2018.

Due to unavailabilty of rooms, we have had to delay this trip. More details soon.

Code: IOBL16

Price: From 3250 pp
excl. flights, based on

Min 8, max 12 people
Places left: 12
Trip is to be confirmed.

Approx other currencies*:
€ 3845 • US$ 4080

AU$5310 • NZ$5660

Compulsory single supplement: 650

Estimated current
flight cost 750 - 800

If you have travelled with us before you can get a 5% discount on this trip!

bookbutton
501 tips
galleries
features
home
mentoring
about
photo tours
photo courses

land arrangements

impressions of madagascar
impressions of myanmar
impressions of sri lanka
impressions of ladakh

Photo Tours Booking Now

impressions of myanmar (burma)

impressions of sri lanka

impressions of ladakh

impressions of madagascar

bookbutton