Photo holidays & digital photography courses & workshops



uk flagAigas Field Centre

based: Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
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Discover the wildlife of Scotland on ready-made or tailored nature and wildlife holidays, including animal and bird watching, wildlife and nature photography; see pine martens, badgers, otters, beavers, dolphins, red deer, capercaillie, red squirrels, ospreys, red kites ... Accommodation is in timber lodges in the arboretum of the House of Aigas. Specialist small group tours also catered for.

| animals/safari | whale/dolphin watch | birdwatching | photographic | Scotland |


Dublin Photography School

based: Dublin, Ireland

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Photographic holidays, short breaks and guided tours in Ireland or Iceland. Digital photography courses or workshops for all levels from beginner to advanced.

| photographic | Ireland | Iceland |


Entrée Destinations

based: British Columbia, Canada

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Polar bear safari and photo shoot, Churchill in northern Manitoba, Canada. A tour designed to provide keen wildlife photographers with ground level opportunities to photograph polar bears, caribou, Arctic fox and other wildlife in an untrammeled setting.

| animals/safari | bear watching | walking/trekking safaris | photographic safaris | photographic | birdwatching | Canada |


uk flag us flag ISSOS International Summer Schools

based: St Andrews, Scotland | Cambridge, England | New Haven, USA

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Summer school program offering high school students (13-18) the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the amazing, historic and picturesque university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale. A three week program welcoming students from over 80 nationalities (each nationality limited to 10% to guarantee a truly international experience).
| summer schools | youth/teen | multi-activity | English language | painting/drawing | photographic | film/video | golf | tennis | writing | Scotland | UK | USA |


Outdoor Photo Workshops

based: Florida, USA

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Specialist nature and adventure photography workshops; offering hands-on in-field instruction, backed up with classroom sessions and critiques, suitable for all photographers regardless of skill level or camera equipment. Also weekend nature photographic workshops and travel photography sessions.

| photographic | USA |


National Geographic Expeditions

based: Florida, USA

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Photography programs and expeditions from National Geographic, designed for amateur photographers of all levels. Week-long and weekend workshops to learn techniques and tips from National Geographic photographers while exploring picturesque places.

| photographic | USA |


Shore Cottage Studio

based: Merseyside, UK

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Creative photography courses linked to nature, with a focus on finding inspiration from natural surroundings. These courses are designed to help people get more from their digital SLR cameras and are suitable for beginners with a new camera, or those that want to move on from auto mode.

| photographic | USA |



based: Bucharest, Romania & Tel Aviv, Israel

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Making activity-driven vacations simple, UpTrek provides some of the world's most interesting and highly rated vacation packages and offers a discovery and booking platform that brings excitement and simplicity back to travel. Choose from hundreds of unique travel experiences and book online easily and instantaneously.

| working/volunteer | photographic | cookery | gastronomic | yoga | weight loss | fitness | detoxification | canoe/kayak | diving/snorkelling | mountain biking | Worldwide |


Greek Island Photography

based: California, USA

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Digital photography workshops in Greece for beginners and experienced photographers.

| photographic | Greece |


Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris

based: Washington, USA

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Worldwide photographic safaris, offering a range of trips and tours designed exclusively for outdoor and nature photography enthusiasts.

| photographic | photographic safaris | Worldwide |


Kathleen T Carr

based: California, USA

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Polaroid transfer and SX-70 manipulation workshops and women's photographic creativity retreats.

| photographic | women | USA | Hawaii |


Manchester School of Photography

based: Manchester, UK

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One and two day courses covering subjects such as: travel, weddings, fashion, studio portraits, product photography, post production and lighting.

| photographic | UK |






Dip in with a short photography experience

photography coursesIf you don't want to commit to an entire holiday of photography, or if you just fancy a quick brush up on your photography skills before you head off on your own trip, why not try a short course?


The one and two-day courses and tours listed in this short article encompass a broad range, covering particular interests, destinations or photographic challenges. These may include animal and wildlife photography, taking photos at night or during the evening, city tours that focus on capturing the tourist sights at their best. There are also more in-depth beginners and introductory sessions, and private photography tuition with an overnight stay included.


These photography courses are available in a range of locations across the UK. They vary in content but most are designed for people with compact or DSLR cameras and offer expert tuition from working photographers. The courses listed are packaged as gift experiences, but can equally be purchased for personal use.


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