Great Migration Safari
August 2019 - Two Start Dates
2019 Expedition Now Open!
The ULTIMATE Adventure!
A journey full of magic and wonder
2019 Tour Now Open!
Land of Mystery
Incredible Calving Season Safari
January-February - 2020
Awesome Arctic Adventure
March 2020 Tour Now Open!
Our Most Elaborate Tour EVER!
A Feast for All the Senses!
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.
Antarctica...the Final Frontier!
Antarctica & South Georgia
We’ve been waiting a long time to launch this tour, and the moment is finally here!
Join us on our inaugural small group scouting expedition to the ultimate bucket list destination… Antarctica.
Have you ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott? Us too but without the early twentieth century hardships and canned food! So, instead of just sitting around and dreaming about Antarctica we decided that it was high time to make this dream come true. For our clients (and let’s be honest, for us too) we’ve put together an exciting itinerary that will have us all sailing across the legendary Drake passage, exploring South Georgia Island, before navigating our way to the icy continent itself.
You’ll sail the south seas in luxury on our state of the art ship, the Ocean Diamond, which was designed specifically for polar region sailing.
Our intrepid crew arrives in the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Argentina, a small but bustling port at the tip of South America. This is the ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your awesome adventure ahead.
Photography tour guides
As we cross the Drake passage you’ll be in good hands with our intrepid photography leader and the stalwart crew aboard Ocean Diamond. On the crossing, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your photography and post-production skills with expert guidance in both group and one-to-one sessions. Your expert crew will also impart their knowledge about penguins, seabirds, elephant seals and all the other wildlife that you will encounter on this epic journey. You’ll also learn about the history and exploration of the region dating back hundreds of years.
South Georgia island, also known as the Galapagos of the poles is the home to hundreds of thousands of seabirds and penguins. In fact, South Georgia’s king penguin rookeries are the largest in the world. You’ll have no trouble capturing incredible photographs at this amazing destination and you’ll be the envy of your friends back home when you show them your best shots. Visit abandoned whaling stations and learn stories of inhabitants who called this island home.
Photograph stunning ice formations on a Zodiac ride, hike glistening glaciers, share fun-filled moments with inquisitive penguins, and witness the rugged coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula from a sea kayak. Antarctica will astonish and delight, and never disappoint. This will be a trip you’ll be dreaming about for years.
Overview of shooting locations
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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.
Tanzania Great Migration Safari
A once in a lifetime epic experience.
During our 10-day Great Migration 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 awesome 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.
2019 Dates and pricing coming soon
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.