A number of holidays themed around photography are on offer this year, providing groups of all abilities the chance to hone their camera skills or simply enjoy capturing beautiful photos.
Learn from scratch
HF Holidays has launched a Discover Photography Weekend in Church Stretton, Shropshire – great for groups that see themselves as photography beginners. A knowledgeable leader will guide you to handpicked locations around Church Stretton, giving hints and tips on how you can make the most of your camera throughout the day.
Holiday highlights include discovering techniques to get the great results from your own camera, and daily image review sessions offering constructive feedback throughout your holiday.
Pictured: Photography at Church Stretton with HF Holidays.
Hone your editing skills
Cruise line Silversea has also introduced something new this year; a My Photo Academy on sailings to Antarctica onboard Silver Cloud, utilising the ship's new Photo Studio. Guests will have the chance to develop their photographic skills by learning how to take and edit pictures like a professional.
The itineraries are designed to maximise expedition time and provide opportunities for shooting great images of the Antarctic landscape and wildlife. Private and group lessons are available for both beginners and pros.
Pictured: A Silversea photography cruise.
Take a private wildlife tour
Wild Photography Holidays offer small groups of up to ten private photo-themed tours taking in lots of different landscapes. Iceland, Greenland, India and Scotland are some of the places groups can tour with their cameras, all led by an experienced guide.
Examples of ready-made itineraries include a tour to see the pilgrim shrines in the Indian Himalayas, with opportunity to photograph sunrises, sunsets and night skies against a backdrop of Himalayan snow-capped peaks. Capturing the northern lights in west Iceland and the icebergs in Greenland are also experiences that groups can enjoy privately or use for inspiration to make bespoke tours.
Pictured: An Icelandic landscape.
Choose how to spend your time
Activity holiday operator, Go Learn To, offers a wide variety of photography holidays varying in length, to destinations such as Italy, Spain and Morocco. A weekend photography course in Andalucía, Spain, for example, is great for accelerating photography skills in a short space of time, and offers tailored tuition in this picturesque region.
Another photography weekend break example is available in Dordogne, south west France, and has time allocated for photographing inspiring landscapes and subjects, as well as studio time editing your images. Go Learn To’s holidays cater for different numbers of people of varying ability.
If your group fancies snapping some city landscapes and busy streets, you can read all about some of the most walkable cities, for inspiration.