6 Reasons to Go on a Private Luxury Photography Holiday

BY Jerroid Marks TIMEFebruary 19, 2015 PRINT

For keen photographers and visual storytellers, luxury photography holidays can bring together a harmonious blend of possibility, personalized attention and the chance to enjoy seamless travel that pulls out all the stops. A private luxury photography holiday goes beyond the basics of a workshop and takes you out into the world where you can hone your skills and perfect your craft. From the golden light spilling like yolk across the Taj Mahal to the morning fisherman in Napoli hauling in their catch, photography tourism helps you to discover the moments that are worth capturing.

Custom itineraries

Taking a private photography holiday ensures that every moment is dedicated to your own unique interests to bring out the best in your portfolio. Exquisite organizations who curate photography vacations will craft their itineraries with location in mind, customs of the locals and the right time of day to bask in the best light. You are almost sure to capture a great shot if you catch French cathedrals or Eastern temples bathed in the soft glow of sunrise, yet if you don’t rouse yourself out of the hotel until mid-morning then the light will be harsh and your image sub-par. This is why it’s often better to book with smaller boutique companies who practice photography as they can bring their intimate knowledge and personal experience to the table when crafting the ideal trip.

Travel like a local

Private tours give you the opportunity to embrace a more local way of life and indulge in authentic experiences. When traveling with large groups it becomes painfully obvious that you are a tourist and this means you see the world through the eyes of a tourist. Yet traveling in a more personalized way allows you to blend in, to communicate and to get off the beaten track. You will also be able to have more input on where you want your days to go, whether it’s trekking through the rainforest or dining with the local villagers.

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*Image of a hot air balloon over plain of Bagan in misty morning, Myanmar via Shutterstock

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