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What about a photography holiday in 2023?

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In our last article – Where in the World will you take photographs in 2023? – we explored some of the most photographed destinations worldwide, and also shared some useful tips for taking great travel photos.

But what about taking things one step further, and going on a full-blown photography holiday in 2023? And yes, that is a thing! 

In this article we explain more about photography holidays, and look at five different types of photography holiday and what you could expect from each.


What is a photography holiday?

A photography holiday is a trip that combines a holiday with guided photography sessions. You will learn how to take better images from both a technical and creative perspective, with the expert instruction of a professional photographer. 

You will also get inside information about the destination you are visiting, have many opportunities to engage with local people, and be advised on how to compose some truly amazing shots.

If you Google “photography holidays” you will find many companies that offer them, in destinations all around the world. And if you are a bit wary of a long trip in far flung corners of the world, there are also various options for shorter trips, including mini breaks and photography days out in UK cities.



What are the pros and cons of a photography holiday?

If you are passionate about photography and want to learn more, a photography holiday has plenty of pros. You get the opportunity to spend time focusing just on your photography. You will be able to improve your skills in a fascinating environment, and will also gain an in-depth knowledge of your destination, its culture and its people. A photography holiday is also a great choice if you are travelling solo, as there will be plenty of opportunity to interact with others in the group.

One of the main cons is that a photography holiday can be expensive, particularly a longer trip further afield. It is also a very active holiday – some days can be literally dawn till dusk – so if you’re looking for a completely relaxing break, it may not be the right choice for you.


Five types of photography holiday

There are many different types of photography holiday, so whatever your photography interest you are likely to find a holiday that you will enjoy.

Five of the most common types of photography holiday are:

  • Landscapes and natural phenomena
  • Architecture
  • Wildlife
  • People
  • Festivals and carnivals


  • Landscapes and natural phenomena

Whatever kind of landscapes you love, there will be a photography holiday that will enable you to spend time in that environment and learn how to take some wonderful photos of it. Whether you love mountains, deserts, coastlines, lakes or dream of capturing the Northern Lights, your instructor will help you to get the very best out of your photographic equipment to take memorable shots to treasure.


  • Architecture

Perhaps buildings are more your kind of thing, so look for a photography holiday that focuses on architecture. Whatever era of history you are most interested in there will be something that’s right for you and that will enable you to create tremendous shots in different kinds of lights. 



  • Wildlife

For many photographers, the opportunity to photograph wildlife in its natural environment would be a dream come true. Popular destinations for wildlife photography holidays are Africa and the Amazon. But whatever your wildlife passion there will most probably be a holiday for you to visit their habitat in the company of an expert wildlife photographer and learn how to get those amazing shots you love. 


  • People

If you love photographing people, a photography holiday could provide the opportunity to really broaden your horizons. Outings will be arranged to well-populated venues such as villages, markets, farms and workshops, where you will be able to engage with local people willing to be photographed. Your expert photographer will help you to compose your shots and also give you tips on how to put your subject at ease.


  • Festivals and carnivals

If you love photographing both people and places then what better than choosing a photography that takes you to a major festival or carnival? By travelling with a professional photographer you will gain insight into the meaning behind the event, the best vantage points to take photos from, and some of the key unmissable moments. You will then be able to get shots that truly represent the event and its participants.


We hope that this article has given you some helpful information on what photography holidays are all about, and some ideas of the best kind of photography holiday for you. 

If you do decide to go on a photography holiday you will have so many amazing photos when you come back that you won’t know what to do with them all! But at the very least you must showcase some of your favourites around your home. Stylish metal prints from Print Your Memory are an ideal way to do this, and can be displayed not only inside your home but also outside, for example in your garden. So you could create a gallery wall – either inside or outside – with lasting memories of your wonderful photography holiday. Memories that you will never forget.

Check back here soon for more lifestyle and photography tips from Print Your Memory.


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