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Photography Adventures & Expeditions

From Short Breaks to Longer Adventures Around The World.

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Together with our partners, Photo Iconic, we offer amazing adventures combined with the opportunity to improve your photography under the guidance of experienced tutors and professional photographers.

Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, these adventures offer fantastic photographic opportunities, balancing the photographic tuition with time to experience the location and photograph the people, the places, the landscapes or the wildlife. Our tutors will be on hand throughout the trip to help you when you need help with your photography, technique or composition. They'll put you first even if that means missing a great photograph themselves.

These trips are designed for unhurried photography and you'll also have fun doing it in the company of like-minded and enthusiastic people who are passionate about photography. Come with us on an experience to remember, and acquire photographic skills that will stimulate you for a lifetime of creativity.

TPOTY Adventures & Expeditions for 2018 and 2019

These are the dates. Full details of all our photographic adventures and shorter photography workshops can be found on the Photo Iconic website.

5th to 11th September 2018

Take a journey on one of Hurtigruten’s ships and learn photography along the way with Chris Coe as your tutor. Eary September is the start of autumn so you’ll enjoy the changing landscape and the last warmth of the summer. You’ll sail amongst the beautiful Lofoten Islands and cross the Arctic Circle. More details to follow shortly.....

7th to 12th October 2018

We're running two 6 day trips to Ireland this year, one in May as Ireland bursts into life and colour in the Spring and the other as in the October as the vibrant autumnal landscape takes on the seasonal mists. Click to find out more

24th February to 1st March

Join us next February or March 2019, for a six day Northern Lights adventure in Svalbard (Spitsbergen). This is the last place you can easily get to before you reach the North Pole and being so high in the Arctic (much further north than Iceland) the possibilities to see the Aurora Borealis - the magical Northern Lights - fill the sky are that much better. Click for more info and intinerary from travel partner Hurtigruten.

3rd to 9th March

Join us next March 2019, for a seven day Northern Lights adventure in Svalbard (Spitsbergen). This photo tour is a more strenuous version of the first trip and requires a higher level of fitness. In addition to the Aurora Borealis - the magical Northern Lights - the trip offers the opportunity to photograpi the stunning arctic landscape. Click for more info and intinerary from travel partner Hurtigruten.

July 2019 (dates to be confirmed)

This photo trip starts by sailing around the Svalbard coast in Hurtigruten’s new environmentally friendly exploration vessels. Long days and short nights give you the opportunity to see and photograph polar bears and Svalbard’s other amazing sea and wildlife. You’ll then sail to the Norwegian coast, travelling south through stunning scenery, including the Lofoten Islands, and on to Amsterdam. More details to follow shortly.....

Great photography trips....but don't take our word for it!

In past years we've had fantastic trips to Morocco, Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia where we were ambushed by an unexpected autumn snowfall!

Here's what one of our participants said about our Kwazulu Natal adventure:

“I want to express my sincere thanks for the most fun, enjoyable and informative trip to South Africa. It being my first photography course, I really didn't know what to expect, but my fears were put to rest the very first morning when Chris lined us up on the balcony at Isandlwana and talked about 'making' images. 'Find your picture before you grab your camera' will stick with me forever, and it really has made a huge difference to the way I 'make' pictures.

I also appreciated the way that you let us make our mistakes, noted our areas for development, and let that be the basis for our learning. I found that approach to be so much more valuable than a structured textbook or curriculum style of teaching.

I also enjoyed the challenges you threw at me on a daily basis, which steepened the learning curve significantly, and forced me to really think about what I was doing. Believe it or not, it just made the learning all the more fun.

The critique sessions were great also! Being able to see and learn from each other’s work led to a very collaborative approach, which allowed us to give constructive feedback in a safe and comfortable environment. Learning how to critique our own work, whilst being the most difficult, I also found one of the most valuable skills I took away with me.

All in all, the thing I most valued from you both was the way you have fun with photography. Your passion for the craft certainly inspired me, and the fact that I could learn and have fun at the same time was just magic! I think you've given me the bug! I've had withdrawal symptoms ever since I got back!

Thank you so much for a well organised, exciting, varied, fun, challenging and memorable trip! I can't believe it was even a 'class' at all, as I've never had so much fun learning.” Carly Adamsonson

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The tutors on Travel Photographer of the Year and Photo Iconic workshops, adventures and expeditions wear Páramo outdoor clothing when shooting in both hot and cold locations, and we strongly recommend Páramo it to our course participants.

If you are interested in joining us Páramo offer a discount to all photographers when booking one of our workshops, adventures and expeditions. Ask for a discount code upon booking.


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