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One of the benefits of booking on a Better Travel Photography tour is that they are all designed and led to fit with Steve Davey's unique vision on travel photography, travel and life in general.
Even the best larger travel company can loose its vision when it is diluted by the numbers of people that are employed there. These tours are very much the vision of Steve Davey and this has been honed with his experience of leading tours, and as a professional photographer. You can read about this vision, and what Steve is trying to achieve with his tours here.
At Better Travel Photography we select the best company to provide the land arrangements, but our tours are a completely separate product to anything that they offer.
What we are able to do is to take the best of what they have to offer; often drawing on a number of styles and products, and create something unique that is far better and more angled towards travel photography. This might be visiting the highlights in the best light, spending an extra day at a key place or using more private transport, to allow us the freedom and flexibility to stop when we need to take pictures. Sometimes it will involve timing our trip to attend a festival or a key event.
The result is that we can create a totally unique product - calling on the experience and organisation of some of the best names in the travel industry and combining it with the drive, knowledge and flexibility of a professional travel photographer. Some of the main differences between our tours and the competition can be found here.
I realise that booking a tour for anyone is a big decision. More than just being a case of money, the most precious resource for most of us is time.
I am very keen to ensure that people do not book on the wrong tour: whether this is someone booking on another tour when they should come with me, or indeed someone booking with me when another tour would be better for them. In part this is a moral decision, in part it is because unlike the vast majority of people running travel companies I actually lead the tours myself. There is nowhere to hide for me on a trip and so wanting to get the right people doing the right things on the right tour is not just a matter of personal pride! If you are not happy about booking the trip, we are both going to have a miserable time!
The most important thing about any photography tour is the photographer leading the tour. No matter how good the itinerary, if the photographer isn't up to the job, the tour won't go very well. Here I have outlined some of the questions that you should ask yourself about the person who will be leading any photography tour that you might be considering, and also the answers that I would give to these questions. I hope that this helps you to make the right decision - even if you decide not to come along on one of my trips.
A bespoke range of photographic tours, designed and led by travel photographer Steve Davey. These tours draw on Steve's years of experience and intimate knowledge of some of the most fascinating and evocative parts of the planet.
More than a holiday, you will benefit from many picture taking opportunities as well as tailored photographic tuition & encouragement.