Iceland

Waterfalls and Glaciers Await!

March 2019

Tanzania

Incredible Calving Season Safari

Feb-March 2019 (Two Start Dates)

Japan

SOLD OUT

Our Most Elaborate Tour EVER!

Italy

A Feast for All the Senses!

May 2019

Tanzania

Great Migration Safari

August 2019 - Two Start Dates

Jordan

A journey full of magic and wonder

2019 Tour Now Open!

Antarctica

2019 Expedition Now Open!

The ULTIMATE Adventure!

Myanmar

Land of Mystery

December 2019

Norway

Awesome Arctic Adventure - SOLD OUT

February 2019

Welcome to

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

01 Locations

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.

02 Culture

Our passion is to create extraordinary cultural discoveries – through people, cuisine, art, architecture and more – to compliment your unmatched photographic experience.

03 Photography

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.

See our latest

Upcoming Tours

Tanzania Calving Season Safari

February 16th-25th & March 2nd-11th 2019

The circle of life unfolds in front of your eyes!
On this incredible 10-day photo safari, our guests get to witness the calving season where over 8,000 wildebeest are born every single day! This is the best time of year to photograph the big cats and other predators as they stalk the massive herds of wildebeest, zebra, and antelopes. Cheetahs, leopards, and lions are the stars of the show but that's just the beginning of this awesome life experience.

Iceland Winter Ring Road

March 2nd-12th

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!

Incredible Italy

May 5th-12th

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!

what our guests have to say

Testimonials

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.

Ashley Sowter

Tanzania Safari
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.

Susan Flickinger

Jordan, Japan
Leader: Ken Kaminesky
Thank you for a wonderful experience, thank you for all the planning and preparation and blood, sweat, tears and worry you put into it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences and your personalities. Thank you for getting us around safely (big props here). I went to Norway to experience a new culture, immerse myself and understand what it is like to live in a world foreign to my own. I got all that, but I also made (at least from my side) two wonderful new friends, and when I say friends, in my world, that means family.
I will see you again. Jordan and Tanzania are next!

Mark Zaglas

Norway
Patrick & Ken