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Land of Mystery
Discovery Photo Tours
Take your photography to the next level with Discovery Photo Tours.
Discovery Photo Tours takes you to exotic destinations around the globe alongside our team of internationally acclaimed photographers. Our all inclusive tours are a life changing experience, filled with culture, cuisine, incredible photographs and unforgettable memories. We think you’ll enjoy them.
Discovery was created by photographers, with the goal of designing tours that we would like to go on. So before you dive in, we’d like to tell you about our Gold Standard, it’s what makes our tours truly unique and is woven into each and every tour we create.
We only photograph places where we love the food, culture and the people.
Each of our tours is designed around the “Discovery Gold Standard”, which means you’ll join some of the best photographers in travel photography, experience the culture that makes our destinations so unique, and capture it all from our favorite locations.
If you’d like to be treated as a friend being shown around to the best and most intimate discoveries we’ve made, we think you’ll enjoy our approach.
While our tours are designed by photographers, for photographers, they are ideal for couples as well. Explore our individual tour pages to find out why
Discovery Gold Standard
Our tours are designed specifically for photographers – typically a step beyond what other tour operators offer… therefore destinations are chosen based on our ability to offer the highest level of expertise, on all fronts, for our guests.
Our passion is to create extraordinary cultural discoveries – through people, cuisine, art, architecture and more – to compliment your unmatched photographic experience.
Our talented photographer leaders are devoid of ego and some of the nicest people you’ll ever have the pleasure of travelling with. Our aim is for you to work, elbow-to-elbow, with the photographers of greatest acclaim, in your chosen destination.
Land of Ice and Snow
Iceland Winter Ring Road
A rugged oasis of celestial waterfalls, hidden volcanoes, volcanic black-sand beaches, steaming geysers, ice-blue lagoons, glacial lakes and the famed Northern Lights, you go to Iceland not knowing what to expect, but always come back changed.
Join our team in Iceland and together we will capture the most breathtaking photographs in some of the most remote areas Iceland has to offer. Our loose itinerary will bring us to the northern reaches of the ring road, free to roam and explore the diverse landscapes, while our local expert, guide and driver makes traveling decisions based on the ever-changing weather patterns, insuring us the best shooting conditions possible.
Photography tour guides
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will take our intimate group around the golden circle of Iceland, delivering photographic opportunities reserved for only the truly diehards. No articles or photographs can prepare you for the range of experiences you will encounter during our tour. Ice caves and waterfalls, cliffs teaming with puffins, black volcanic beaches, Icelandic horses, hot springs, moss covered lava fields and so much more.
This tour, like each Discovery Photo Tour, is designed around intimate and exploratory experiences with guidance and lessons from our team. To ensure our guests experience the magic we intend, we only allow 6-8 participants to join us on this small group tour. If you’re looking for the ultimate photography experience, reserve your seat before they are all gone.
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Join us on this epic once-in-a-lifetime adventure capturing and exploring the breathtaking archipelago of Lofoten. Situated in northern Norway, this remote region offers stunning snow covered mountains, pristine fjords, quintessential nordic fisherman huts and some of the most captivating scenery you'll ever experience. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!
Endless photo ops, incredibly delicious gourmet food (and wine!), a rich and deep culture - this tour is unrivaled! Join us as we travel through the heart of Italy with stops in Rome, Florence, Val D'orcia, Cinque Terre and much more. Together with your professional photographer, we will capture all the incredible sights this country has to offer. Don't wait, this is our fastest selling tour!
Iceland Winter Ring Road
Join us as we travel to the northern reaches of Iceland to the capture and discover the less traveled locations this incredible country offers. Volcanos, lava fields, basalt columns, black sand beaches, and of course many wondrous waterfalls!
what our guests have to say
The team at Discovery photo tours had put together a truly amazing and life-altering trip, and I was only on the scouting tour! The locations, the guides, the quality and of course the photo ops, were truly top class. Even better, these guys are genuinely talented, humble and helpful.
The trip to Tanzania had it all. Animals, wonderful accommodation, an excellent and knowledgeable guide, organisation (it just ran smoothly!) and a small group of strangers who have now probably become lifelong friends with a common passion. The companionship, laughter, and fun cannot be underestimated.
This trip changed my life and I aim to do a trip with Discovery Photo tours each year, or every second year at worst. Book a tour, you will not be disappointed.
Leaders: Patrick & Ken
Ken Kaminesky is a star amongst photo tour leaders. I had the pleasure of traveling with him twice, first to Jordan and then to Japan. He showed enthusiasm and passion for both photography and the countries we visited. Ken is one of the most friendly and fun people I know. And yet, he is organized and ready with a solid plan for getting the best shots in the best light possible. I also have to commend him for selecting excellent local guides who miraculously open doors closed to most tourists. We stayed after hours at Petra, an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life. We spent time speaking with and photographing a geisha and we dined and stayed in unique local places not found in typical guide books.
One look at his website will tell you that Ken knows photography. His images are strikingly beautiful and he is generously willing to share his techniques and knowledge. What his website won’t tell you is that Ken’s tours will give you a chance to travel with folks who will become friends, who will laugh with you, who will teach you and who will be there to offer all the support you may need. I can’t wait to chase the light with him again soon.