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Whether you're an amateur or well practiced, photography focused group tours and excursions have become increasingly popular. They are often specified to a subject or theme, making it a great opportunity to meet like minded travelers. Set your f-stop and shutter speed and let Stride help you get shooting!

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Photography Tour Reviews - Summary
99% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 145 Great 10 Average 1 Disappointing 0 Terrible 1
Value
4.9 Guide
4.9 Activities
4.9 Lodging
4.9 Transportation
4.9 Meals
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Red sand dunes, game drives, new friends October 2018

4.0

Namibian Family Adventurer

  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
African adventure with something for all family members: climbing the sand
dunes in the early hours to sit and watch the sun come up, desert colour
palatte, sand-boarding at speed, the contrasts of colonial Swakopmund,
township tour and an education in Herero history, game drives in Etosha -
hearing jackals howling whilst in your tent at night, sitting through dark
hours watching the animals at the water hole, searching for those elusive
leopards, closing windows at Waterberg lodge to stop the baboons climbing in
and sharing a terrace with the warthogs, watching an orphaned baby oryx being
fed from a bottle. And of course Jonas' famous BBQ dinners - with stories
around the fire from Jack afterwards! Hundreds of photos and a travel diary
to try and store the memories in a more organised fashion.
Thank you again for a fantastic holiday!
Hard to choose, but probably sitting atop the sand dunes or star gazing in
the desert


Steffan was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the trip - especially the
wildlife. But, you had to ask him questions to learn things, rather than him
teaching us about Namibia. So, I just asked lots of questions!!


For those with younger children, I'd caution that some of the drives are
long, and that it gets very cold in the early mornings both for breakfast and
the first few hours on the bus


Just another thank you!


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Operator Exodus Travels

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EXPERIENCE PARK TOURS IS A SCAM --YOU WON'T FIND ANY LEGITIMATE REVIEWS, THEY HAVE THEM DELETED. September 2018

1.0

Experience Park Tours Company Reviews

  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
This company brought a used white bus from busforsale.com to the tour, the owner, Frank Smith is Cecil Franklin Smith, told all of us that his other buses had been damaged at the Kentucky Derby. This was a lies. There's a webpage that has been started as this company has scammed many people of the years, it's www.facebook.com/stopfranksmith Read more

Operator Experience Park Tours

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Recommends

Truly recommend you as a travel agency September 2018

5.0

Travel Zone Greece Company Reviews

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Very organized, your travel agent (Dilimar Gallardo) was very nice and gave us a warm welcome!
The punctuality of the tours and the drivers of each bus were very friendly too.
The hotels were fantastic, specially the Titania Hotel in Athens gave us a delicious fruit plate welcome in our room, and the view of it was the best, spectacular.
In other words our vacation were perfect because we never have to worry about anything, just enjoy it and relax.
I will truly recommend you as a travel agency to any of our friends or family.
Thank you!
Best regards: Patty Cuervo
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Operator Travel Zone Greece

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Recommends

I recommend with closed eyes!!! Excellent service June 2018

5.0

Travel Zone Greece Company Reviews

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
At First I was a little afraid to close the cruise for a company I didn't know and even more distance. But I recommend with closed eyes!!! Excellent service. And look I'm detail, boring really.. lol. I traded several emails with Susana. Several questions. And everything responded immediately. Susana is exceptional!! solved flawless everything for our trip! Very Happy!!! Read more

Operator Travel Zone Greece

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Tours of Kathmandu, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jodhpur, Udiapur, Marari and all point between. April 2018

5.0

Golden Triangle India tour

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
We spent three weeks touring Nepal and India. We can really recommend Safhands Travel and especially Mr. Rohit. The tour and itinerary suggested by Rohit was excellent. The service received by the Safehands representatives, welcomers, drivers and guides was first class. We will treasure our memories of this holiday. Thank you Rohit. Read more

Operator SafeHands Travels

Photography Tours and Travel Guide


Photography Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Whether you're an amateur or well practiced, photography focused group tours and excursions have become increasingly popular. They are often specified to a subject or theme, making it a great opportunity to meet like minded travelers. Set your f-stop and shutter speed and let Stride help you get shooting!

Capturing the Perfect Moment on a Photography Tour

It’s a feeling every photographer, novice, amateur, and professional alike will recognize. That elation when you’ve captured the perfect moment; the sun filtered just right through the clouds, the fleeting smile from a local, the curiosity of a child, the exciting safari moment, an elusive animal, the perfect shadows highlighting the nuance of ancient architecture. Photography guided tours will enlighten and enhance your skills as you discover a new f-stop setting for a specific light situation, or learn the opimal shutter speed to perfectly capture the aurora borealis.

Landscape & Nature Photography

Landscape and nature photography can take you anywhere and everywhere. Choose a destination based on the scenery you are interested in, but also keep in mind the difficulty in getting to this scenery. For example, Himalayan mountainscapes make for great photos, but don't show the effort the photographer had to go through to lug heavy equipment up a steep mountainside. Whichever landscape takes your interest, the best times for photographs will usually be early in the morning and later in the evening (the middle of the day often means glare and sharp shadows).

So plan your trip accordingly. It's also worth planning your trip around certain seasons. Rain is obviously a hurdle to most outdoor photography, and grey dreary skies can ruin otherwise beautiful landscape shots. This doesn't mean you have to travel during the country's summer, however. For example, forest scenes can be even more colorful in autumn, and a layer of snow can make even a dull a landscape look magical.

Wildlife Photography Tours

Wildlife photography often requires quick reflexes and even quicker camera gear. Choose gear that can be used in low light and can capture fast movement (if only those darn animals would just stand still!). Safaris are a great way to spot animals. Africa is a wildlife photographer's dream, with numerous iconic safari parks and a high chance of seeing animals (maybe even the Big Five!).

While visitors to South America may want to dive straight into the Amazon, the wetlands on the outskirts of the jungle, such as the Pantanal in Brazil and the Pampas in Bolivia, offer better chances of wildlife sightings. For those more interested in bird life, birding hotspots can be found on every continent, though be sure to bring a decent zoom lens.

Street Photography

Street photography can be difficult, as it usually involves capturing people in natural situations. If you ask permission first, it may ruin the shot (i.e. people will pose and smile for the camera), but if you don't, you may get in trouble. Different cultures have different attitudes towards being photographed, so bear this in mind when choosing a destination.

For example, people in parts of Africa and aboriginal Australians may object to their photo being taken due to cultural beliefs, and people in Western Europe may find it rude to have their photo taken without permission (and taking photos of children you don't know is usually a big NO!). In some places, especially poorer cities with a large number of tourists, people may agree to a photograph for a fee, or may agree to the photo then ask for money afterwards. In most places, if you take photographs of street performers, it is expected that you give some money.

Do some research regarding photographing people in your destination of choice, but also accept that it takes a bit of trial and error. If somebody objects to having their photo taken, accept this and move on, and if you have already taken the photo, offer to delete it while they watch. It's annoying to have to miss out on a great photo, but be polite and accept that it's their decision. 

Underwater Photography

Underwater photography need not be seen as off-limits by travel photographers. True, going underwater requires watertight casings, and going deep underwater requires all sorts of lighting equipment and specialist knowledge. However, great underwater shots can be captured using a simple point-and-shoot waterproof camera, and relatively cheap waterproof casings can be bought for cameras such as GoPros.

Choose a destination with clear, shallow water, where sea life and underwater formations can be seen from the surface. For great snorkeling encounters, try the coral reefs of Indonesia, the giant whale sharks of the Philippines, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic, harmless jellyfish in Palau, the iconic Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and the incomparable Galapagos Islands.

Architecture & Monument Photography

Architectural structures and monuments are perhaps the easiest things to photograph, but the hardest things to photograph well. Beautiful European cities such as Paris and Vienna are perfect for strolling around the streets snapping shots of pretty buildings, and countries with incredible monuments such as Egypt and Cambodia make for impressive photos.

When photographing structures, seek out the unusual and the original. Does the world really need another photo of the Eiffel Tower, or should you look for some lesser known sights? Also, when photographing a monument or building, try to find an unusual angle to give your photographs some originality. Get down low or climb up high, or try to zoom in on a certain aspect.

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