Who is this tour suited to?

These photo tours cater for a wide spectrum of people at a range of different levels. Steve's skill in explaining things, patience and tireless energy mean that he is able to pitch talks and individual tuition so that they are relevant for a range of different abilities.

These tours are primarily aimed at people who have at least a basic knowledge of their cameras and are keen to develop their skills further.

The people who get the most from a trip like this are those who are aware of the areas that they want to develop. It might sound obvious, but if you know your own shortcomings then you are better able to tackle them!

If you have a greater knowledge, then Steve will be able to fill in a lot of the theories behind things that you might have already thought that you knew, which will help make decisions more instinctive and more confident. He will also be able to help you to take your photography forward to the next stage and can teach you a number of advanced techniques and theories.

If you are an absolute beginner, then these tours will still teach you a vast amount about photography. A large part of photography is artistic and not technical. Selecting viewpoints and angles, composition and especially approaching people to take their picture are as vital as apertures and shutter speeds. Allied to this Steve will explain all of the technical aspects that you need to know as they relate to you and your camera.

You will get more out of these tours if you have a basic familiarity with your camera. If it is new, and out of the box then you might spend a great deal of time thumbing through the manual, and not learning about photography. I should also point out that whilst I has a lot of experience with different cameras, he doesn't know everything about all of them! If you are not familiar with your camera, then you should definitely bring the manual with you! Between us, we should then be able to sort out most things!

Different trips will offer a differing level of comfort, and also include varying degrees of physical activity. The specifics for a given tour will be included in the trip notes. Impressions of Morocco is based on the Intrepid Comfort style, which (very) loosely equates to three star accommodation; but we will also be staying in a desert camp and an atmospheric guesthouse, where the accommodation will be more basic. There will be some long drives and a fair amount of walking on this trip, although at the time we are travelling the temperatures won't be too high. A good level of fitness will help you to get the most out of this trip. The trek is not a long one, but there will be lots of steep steps and hills, which can be challenging both uphill and downhill.

Finally, it is important to remember that whilst photography does need patience and sometimes you need to wait for a picture; this is a group tour. There will be a lot of time for you to go off on your own, but there will also be times where we have to meet at a certain time, or during a journey need to maintain our pace. If the group dynamic is not really for you and you have the opinion that everyone else can just wait for you if you are taking a picture, wandering off or shopping then these (or any group tours) probably aren't for you!

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

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

• Japan's Red Leaf Season

• Historic Kyoto

• Fushimi Inari Shrine

Tsukiji Outer Market, Tokyo

Itsukushima torii gate

• Okunoin cemetery, Mt. Koya

• Japanese food & culture

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Japan Itinerary

Day 1: Kyoto
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Osaka
Day 4: Mount Koya
Day 5: Hiroshima
Day 6: Hiroshima
Day 7: Tsumago
Day 8: Matsumoto
Day 9: Lake Yamanaka
Day 10: Tokyo
Day 11: Tokyo
Day 12: Tokyo
Day 13: Tour ends

Included in the trip price

10 nights hotel accommodation

• 1 night Ryokan accommodation

• 1 night Monastery accomm.

All transport as per itinerary

• 11 breakfasts & 4 dinners

• 7-day JR Rail Pass

• Kyoto walking tour

• Nara Park & Todaiji Park

• Mount Koya cemetery tour

• Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park

• Miyajima day trip

• Matsumoto Castle

• Yamanaka sunrise/sunset drives

Roppongi Hills Observation Deck

• Tokyo walking tours

• Entrances as per itinerary

• Pre-trip Facebook group

• Experienced Intrepid leader

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D815251This tour is led by Jamie Marshall - a professional photographer, based in Brighton. Jamie has spent the past 30 years pursuing a career in photography that has taken him to some of the highest, lowest, driest, hottest, wettest and wildest parts of the globe, photographing for travel guidebooks and major magazine and newspaper publishers.

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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 agents. Use this link for more information

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Starts: 15 Nov. 2019
Ends: 27 Nov. 2019

Code: IOJ19

Price: From 3950 pp
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Min 10, max 12 people
Places available: 12
Trip is to be confirmed.

 

Optional single supplement: 1295
 

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flight cost 650 - 750

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who is this tour suited to?

Our photo tours cater for a wide spectrum of people at a range of different levels of photography. Jamie's skill in explaining things, patience and tireless energy mean that he is able to pitch talks and individual tuition so that they are relevant for a range of different abilities.

These tours are primarily aimed at people who have at least a basic knowledge of their cameras and are keen to develop their skills further.

The people who get the most from a trip like this are those who are aware of the areas that they want to develop. It might sound obvious, but if you know your own shortcomings then you are better able to tackle them!

If you have a greater knowledge, then Jamie will be able to fill in a lot of the theories behind things that you might have already thought that you knew, which will help make decisions more instinctive and more confident. He will also be able to help you to take your photography forward to the next stage and can teach you a number of advanced techniques and theories.

If you are an absolute beginner, then these tours will still teach you a vast amount about photography. A large part of photography is artistic and not technical. Selecting viewpoints and angles, composition and especially approaching people to take their picture are as vital as apertures and shutter speeds. Allied to this Steve will explain all of the technical aspects that you need to know as they relate to you and your camera.

You will get more out of these tours if you have a basic familiarity with your camera. If it is new, and out of the box then you might spend a great deal of time thumbing through the manual, and not learning about photography. I should also point out that whilst I has a lot of experience with different cameras, he doesn't know everything about all of them! If you are not familiar with your camera, then you should definitely bring the manual with you! Between us, we should then be able to sort out most things!

Travel in Japan
Although the price of this trip is relatively high, it is still a relatively budget price for a photography tour in Japan. This means that we will have to rely a lot on public transport, and the accommodation won't necessarily be of the same standard as similar costing trips in other countries. Unlike most of our trips, there will be no-one to help you with your bags, and you will need to manage these yourself on public transport.

This also means that you will need a good level of fitness, as we will need to get around by a good mix of public transport and walking.

As we have timed our tripfor the Read Leaf season, days will be a lot shorter than in the summer, and so to fit everything in, we will need to have a lot of early starts. Sometimes this might mean that we miss an included breakfast.

Eating out can be quite expensive in Japan, and so we will try to offer cheaper alternatives wherever possible.

Group tours and personalities
It is important to remember that whilst photography does need patience and sometimes you need to wait for a picture; this is a group tour. There will be a lot of time for you to go off on your own, but there will also be times where we have to meet at a certain time, or during a journey need to maintain our pace. If the group dynamic is not really for you and you have the opinion that everyone else can just wait for you if you are taking a picture, wandering off or shopping then these (or any group tours) probably aren't for you!

Similarly, if you are the sort of person who gets offended or irritated by other people easily, and just "have to speak your mind" about it, then maybe any group trip is not for you. These trips work better if everyone is prepared to work together as a team, and help each other. We will all have a better time, and come away with better pictures and better memories.

Non-photographing partners
We are often asked about non-photographing partners coming on our trips, and he always say that they are more than welcome - as long as they are not photographer-phobic! We believe that travel photography is a great way to engage with a place and the people who live there. Because we are photographers we will see more sunrises, talk to more locals, try more foods and visit more markets than ordinary trips. This means that non-photographers can engage with us - and some even go away with a new interest in photography. We are also about having a good time too - we are mindful that this is a holiday as well as a photography tour - so we aim to have lively meals, a lot of laughs and the odd drink or two. As someone recently stated abut our tours:

"Your love of photography and travel is infectious and I can honestly say I have never laughed or learnt so much on a holiday before!"

If Steve had to have a mission statement for these tours, then this is it!

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