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Late March 2018
Oct 20th-30th 2017
A journey full of magic and wonder
October 7th-16th 2017
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.
Photography tour guides
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 small, 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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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.
Spring in Japan
Travel with us to the Land of the Rising Sun as we follow the Sakura blossoms from the southern island of Miyajima all the way north to Tokyo. This tour is an all encompassing cultural journey featuring ancient temples and shrines, breathtaking landscapes, unbelievable japanese cuisine, authentic Ryoken accommodations and much much more. This tour will touch your soul.
Iceland 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 time I spent in Iceland on Ken’s tour is time I will remember for the rest of my life. Over the course of the tour we witnessed a vivid northern lights display, stood in the heart of a 10,000 year old glacial cave, and ate food found nowhere else in the world. And during the week and a half we spent in the beautiful Icelandic countryside, Ken and Patrick Di Fruscia were always there, providing essential insight and invaluable tips. I signed up for Ken’s tour to visit an extraordinary location with fellow photographers. I left the tour with an abundance of knowledge and lifelong memories.
Leaders: Ken & Patrick
Fun, educational, inspiring, adventurous and life-changing… just a few of the words I’d use to describe how incredible my experience of joining a photo tour in Jordan with Ken and Patrick was. Not only did I get to tick off one of my ‘bucket list’ travel destinations, but I did so in the company and under the guidance of two very kind and talented photographers. Meticulous planning ensured that we were met with one jaw-dropping location after another as well as being there at the perfect time of day and with ample time to photograph the scenes. As a novice photographer I was nervous about joining a photography tour but I needn’t have been. Patrick’s endless patience and ability to explain things in simple terms ensured I came away with a suite of new techniques as well as stunning photographs. Aside from this, I also made friends for life – who knew that traveling with a group of strangers from all over the world could be so much fun?! I’ll never forget sitting under a blanket of stars at the Monastery in Petra, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour ignited my passion for photography and has changed my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined… I can’t wait for the next destination with you!
Leaders: Ken & Patrick
I have taken three photography tours with Ken Kaminesky, and each one has been special and awesome in its own way. On my first tour to Jordan, I had no idea what to expect, but had one of the best experiences of my life. On my second trip, I went to my #1 bucket list destination, Italy, and it went beyond my expectations – even with some crazy weather. On my third trip to Cambodia, I was profoundly impacted by what I saw and the people we interacted with. Each trip has been unique, and each was an amazing experience. I have come home each time with a wonderful set of pictures, but even better – a whole new group of friends. I can’t wait to go on my next trip!