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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Charlie Boyd/International Expeditions

THE AMAZON
From giant anteaters to Amazon kingfishers, International Expeditions (www.ietravel.com; from $2,898) reveals the wonders of the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, on a 10-day journey through the rainforest. Photographer Rick Sammon escorts travelers through Brazil's grasslands for face-to-face encounters with the country's wildlife.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Grasshopper Adventures

CHINA
Grasshopper Adventures (www.grasshopperadventures.com; from $2,600) encourages travelers to experience China's rich culture before getting behind the camera. Each day for 14 days, director Ewan Bell (a commercial photographer whose work has appeared in several Australian newspapers, including Melbourne's Herald Sun), introduces students to a new photo concept, such as portrait techniques and capturing still lifes. The Great Wall, Beijing, and Yangshuo make excellent practice grounds.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Lindblad Expeditions

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Nature lovers will enjoy the combination of photography and wildlife encounters aboard the MS Polaris in the Galapagos Islands with Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com; from $4,150). The Lindblad photo team arranges special sunrise and sunset photo opportunities, onboard presentations from nature photographers, and snorkeling trips with sea lions and penguins.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

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ICELAND
Serious photographers can sharpen their skills with the help of Mark Sincevich, executive director of the Bethesda, Maryland Digital Photography Institute (www.digitalphotoinstitute.com; 301-654-3010). During a five-day trip, Sincevich teaches travelers to improve aerial shots and take photos of a country from a native's perspective. On this trip, photographers visit some of Iceland's most famous sites: Althing, the world's longest-sitting parliament; and Geysir, the oldest known geyser in the world.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Zann and Pinkerton Photography

VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE
Capture the brilliant colors of fall foliage in Vermont and New Hampshire on a four-day trip with Barefoot Contessa (www.BCphotoadventures.com; from $675). Amid cascading waterfalls, rustic farmhouses, and the region's White Mountains, participants (limited to 12) learn basic photo-editing and composition skills.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Carole Deviller's Adventure Photo Expeditions

PARIS
Travelers are familiar with the most famous Parisian landmarks; Carole Deviller's Adventure Photo Expeditions (www.adventurephotoexpeditions.com; from $2,135, per person, double) presents the city in a new light. Deviller leads participants on a nine-day tour of the city's unusual or overlooked sights, such as the Père Lachaise Cemetery, the Roman Arènes de Lutèce, and Islamic architecture in the Latin Quarter.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Photo Courtesy of Thomson Safaris/Copyright Andy Biggs

TANZANIA
Thomson Safaris escorts participants on a 10-day journey (www.thomsonsafaris.com; $6,990) through some of Tanzania's most scenic game-viewing areas. With the assistance of outdoor photographer Andy Biggs, who was recently selected as Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the group will explore Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater while learning techniques such as how to use a projection flash and how to take action shots.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

National Geographic Expeditions

SIENA
Explore Siena's rolling meadows, lush vineyards, and historic monasteries with an expert photo team from National Geographic Expeditions (www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com; from $4,295). The seven-day program focuses on digital photography basics, including downloading, cropping, and archiving. The trip ends with a slide show of students' best photos.

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Photography 101: Photo Expeditions and Tours

Off the Beaten Path

THE GRAND CANYON
Along the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Off the Beaten Path (www.offthebeatenpath.com; from $80) leads a three-hour excursion, taking participants to Desert View and Grandview Point—the best locations to capture sunrise and sunset photos of the canyon. Twice a day, an hour before dawn and an hour before dusk, a tour leaves from the National Geographic Visitor Center in Tusayan. Group leaders will provide water, hats, and hiking poles (though not cameras).

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