It will be an adventure
None of us like going to those tired places where 99% of people have their phone out curating their best lives for Instagram. But to get to the places only 1% of people will ever see means sometimes we have extended overland journeys, and sometimes no hotels (ever stayed in a Ger on the Mongolian steppes or a village house on stilts?) These are the places where the word “adventure” still has meaning and these are the places our clients are willing to properly travel to.
In harmony with the local community
We are hosted by the communities in which we visit. Often they welcome us into their homes (literally) and we eat and drink together. We visit these communities regularly and build relationships. The warmth of these relationships make for better images. To earn this we are respectful of cultures and we try to build a sustainable business by building long term relationships with local operators who collaborate with the communities in which we visit.
It’s work and play
You’re going to have a fun and perspective expanding experience but the whole reason you’re with us is to also improve your photography. So whilst you’re having fun, you’re also working on assignment to build a portfolio which you will present back to your coach and classmates at the end of the workshop. Your coach will work with you to capture, edit and present work like you’ve never done before. Each client walks away with a trip portfolio they can be proud of and even exhibit.
How we do it
Angkor Wat with the other 1,000,000 tourists? No, thank you. We are photographers ourselves so we only take you to the places we want to go, to take the pictures that millions of other people haven’t taken. We deliberately go to places that are more difficult than usual to access or are off the tourist radar but have amazing scenery or wildly different customs and costumes.
We use local fixers who are well connected in the local community and have typically worked on productions with us or major broadcasters around the world. This gives us access to great people and locations that are normally not accessible to normal tour operators. They also know how to work with photographers and film crews they can help hold that light stand or reflector when required!
Great photographers who can teach
Not every professional is a good coach, so we hand pick from our network of professionals those who are not only great photographers, but we have also vetted their teaching style. We want you to have a great experience and come away being a better photographer than when you arrived.