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What is covered on this tour?

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, nightly illustrated talks on aspects of travel photography and group critiques 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 itinerary. Subjects which you can expect to be covered are as follows:

Technical aspects:
Exposure

Different exposure modes
Why exposures go wrong
Histograms and exposure compensation
Dynamic range and increasing it
Getting the best from Auto
Manual exposure
Metering modes
Balancing shutterspeed and aperture

Digital Photography
White balance
Benefits of shooting RAW
Techniques of shooting RAW
ISO and how to exploit it creatively

Other techniques
Lens choice
Composition for visual harmony
Composition to introduce meaning
Using light
Flash and fill-in flash
Using filters
Travelling with your camera
Photographing movement
Making photographic decisions
Shooting around a subject
 

Photographic styles
Techniques for improving portraits(this includes strategies for approaching people)
Portrait styles
Shooting photostories
Sunsets and sunrises
Night photography
Landscape photography
Super long exposures (star trails)
Shooting panoramas
Shooting interiors
Photographing food and markets
Shooting cities and buildings

Depending on the itinerary, we will cover more relevant localised skills that you will encounter.

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

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!

what is covered on this trip?

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

Ethiopian Easter at Lalibela

• Boat ride on Lake Tana

• Carved churches of Lalibela

• City and hyenas of Harar

Simien Mountains walk

Extensive photographic tuition

better travel photography•COM

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Included in the trip price

13 nights hotel accommodation

13 breakfasts

14 lunches

• 14 dinners

All transport as per itinerary

• Addis Ababa to Lalibela flight

Lalibela to Axum flight

Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa flight

• Dire Dawa to Addis Ababa flight

• Zege Peninsula visit

• Addis Ababa & Harar city tours

• Harar Hyena Man visit

• Other inclusions as per itinerary

• Local guides where necessary

• Pre-trip Facebook group to meet other group members

• Experienced local leader

Expert photographic tuition

Website, Images and text Steve Davey/stevedavey.com 1990 - 2018

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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 you need to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.

Start:24 April 2019
End:
7 May 2019
Code: ETH19

Price: From 3245 pp
excl. international flights, based on

Min 6, max 12 people
Places left: 1 (male roomshare)
Trip is to be confirmed

Optional single supplement: 495

Estimated international
flight cost 650

The price consists of two portions: a trip cost of 2950 and an internal flight cost. This is currently 295 if your international flight is also with Ethiopian Airlines.

The trip portion is fixed, but the internal flight portion is subject to change. We will update this price if it does indeed change, and will notify you of the prevailing rate at the time of booking.

If you choose not to fly Ethiopian Airlines, then the internal flight cost is currently 595.

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

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Impressions of Ethiopia Itinerary

Day 1: Addis Ababa
Day 2: Lalibela
Day 3: Lalibela
Day 4: Lalibela
Day 5: Axum
Day 6: Axum
Day 7: Simien Mountains
Day 8: Simien Mountains
Day 09: Gondar
Day 10: Bahir Dar
Day 11: Bahir Dar
Day 12: Harar
Day 13: Harar
Day 14: Tour ends

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As well as enjoying the stunning country of Ethiopia and the atmospheric Easter celebations, you will learn a massive amount about photography and many of the techniques used by a professional travel photographer.

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

We have recently completely revitalised our teaching schedules on our trips: we will be setting a lot more projects for people to work towards, and also holding more personal image reviews.

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 itinerary. Always very approachable, Steve is always willing to give individual help, look at pictures or enter into a spirited discussion about just about everything.

 

There are a number of specific skills that I will be covering on this trip, including:

• I will show you simple ways to improve the focus and sharpness of your pictures.

• I will teach a number of techniques to achieve great portraits of the people we meet on our travels

• I will show you how to see pictures and prepare your camera ready to take them

• I will help you to learn to see pictures

• I will show you a number of ways to improve your exposures!

• I will show you how to use composition to tell a story in your pictures.

• I will teach you a simple technique for focus-stacking to maximise depth of field

• I will show you how to use a polarising filter to get vibrant shots of tea plantations

• I will teach you some techniques for better wildlife photography

• I will show you how to shoot stunning star trails photographs

• I will show you how to use panning for exiting action shots

• I will teach you better ways to use your flash

• I will show you how to shoot and process panoramic pictures

• I will teach you how to shoot photostories of the places we will visit.

• I will teach you the rules of composition (and when to break them)

• I will teach you some simple post-production techniques to give your pictures more punch and impact.

• I will teach you how to back up pictures and clean your camera.

Our schedule is flexible, and will be responsive to the needs and interests of the group. 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.

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