These programs are designed specifically for budding photographers and photojournalists to improve their skills and build their portfolios. A professional photographer leads these programs that incorporate workshops and teaching sessions into an exciting travel itinerary. Our leaders focus on using photography as a means to get to know the local people and share their stories with your photos. We have both introductory and advanced photography programs.
Nepal – Himalayan Photo Adventure:
Hone your photography skills during this 10-day sightseeing adventure with experienced Rustic Pathways photo guides. Capture the mighty Himalayas, one of the world’s most impressive mountain ranges, and explore Nepalese culture through visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites, traditional villages, and bustling marketplaces. Leave with an impressive portfolio of one of the world’s most beautiful places.
Cuba – Intro To Photography:
This program is designed to give students an up close and personal “through the lens” look at Cuban life, architecture, and natural landscapes. Capture life in Havana’s old city and its surrounding neighborhoods, wander the Viñales Valley on horseback, and take in the sunsets and wildlife on the shores of Cayo Levisa. Each afternoon you will have a workshop and exposition, sharing your photos with your group and guides, learning techniques that will help you develop your photography skills.
Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam – Snapshots of Southeast Asia:
Learn how to capture the sights of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam on this traveling photo workshop. In Cambodia, capture bustling Phnom Penh, take shots of the intricate temples of Angkor Wat, and homestay in a traditional floating village. In Laos, you will explore the beautiful town of Luang Prabang, give alms to monks, and swim beneath a waterfall. In Vietnam, tour the city of Hanoi, visit the country’s largest pagoda, and step back in time with a tour of Confucius’ Temple of Literature — all while practicing your skills with our professional photographers.
Morocco – Advanced Photography Workshop:
Travel across Morocco and develop a portfolio that captures the diversity of the country and your skills as a photographer. Guided by professional photographers, you’ll have both private and group lessons to improve your technique. Explore markets, learn about Berber culture in the high Atlas Mountains, ride a camel through the Sahara, and marvel at the mosques in Marrakech. Get a comprehensive understanding of this diverse country and come home with photos to show family, teachers, and possibly even editors.