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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.
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.
We’re seeking talent devoid of ego; our aim is for you to work, elbow-to-elbow, with the photographers of greatest acclaim, in your chosen destination.
We wanted to create a tour that spoke to our intrepid guests. The ones whose bucket lists are a bit more…lofty. Jordan is that tour, and together we’ll venture through hidden cities, over endless dunes, in search of wonder, magic, and of course, unbelievable photographs.
If you’re asking yourself, “What could be so amazing on a tour in the desert?” Good. We like to see our guests’ jaw drop.
With our local Bedouin guides and translators, our caravan will wind its way through this beautiful country, starting in the capital city of Amman and visiting Jerash, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum Desert and the lost city of Petra. We’ll venture to fruit and spice markets, sampling local delicacies, tour area mosques and travel camel-back across the Mars-like red desert to explore cities dating back before Julius Caesar ruled. Fedora and bullwhip optional.
Of course, you will capture all this beauty while traveling side-by-side with our professional photographers. With their hands-on guidance, vast experience, and professional tips, you’ll capture the intricate details, vivid colors and ancient wonders of each place we visit.
When we get to Petra, after the sun has gone down, we’ll wind our way down a narrow path, lit only by candlelight, and photograph its Treasury and local ceremonies. We’ll even get a moment with the Treasury, surrounded by nothing more than desert land and lit candles, before other tourists arrive and after they leave; an experience that is especially exclusive to our group. This is just one of the many magical moments we’ll experience together on this Discovery Photo Tour.
We only allow twelve friends to join us, as we like to save this tour for smaller, intimate groups. Read below to find out all of the magical experiences we’ll share together, and after you reserve your spot, feel free to reach out to us if you need any help booking your flights.
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Tanzania VIP Safari
A once in a lifetime epic experience.
During our 11-day VIP photo safari, we are welcoming a select 4 guests to join us per vehicle, working elbow-to-elbow with our photographers in the field. Together you will capture incredible African wildlife, landscapes, culture, and experience the unimaginable wildebeest great migration and so much more. Prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime!
Travel with us across red sands and over endless dunes. Through Petra, to the Dead Sea, Ancient Roman Ruins and more. Join our world class photographers on this once in a lifetime tour. One of our favorite adventures, however not suitable for those with a fear of riding a camel through the desert. Fedora optional.
Antarctica & South Georgia
Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as we explore the frozen continent of Antarctica and South Georgia Island. Sail the south sea with us on a bucket list photo expedition that you'll never forget. Spaces are extremely limited on this exclusive offer.
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.