Incredible Sights, Delightful Cuisine.
Wild and Free
July 9th-22nd 2017
A journey full of magic and wonder
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.
Ahhh Italy… rich history, legendary cuisine and unimaginable beauty wherever you gaze. It’s where Julius Caesar ruled, Michelangelo painted and the Pope blesses the masses from his haven in Vatican City. No one comes back from Italy unchanged – and for good reason. This is the photo tour you’ll be talking about for years to come.
From the crowded, cobblestone streets of Rome, to the slow, winding roads of the Tuscan Hills, we’ll immerse you in the abundant culture Italy has to offer. Together, we’ll explore historic ruins in the capital city, sip wine from Chianti vineyards and gaze upon priceless frescos painted for kings. Starting in Rome, we’ll journey east to the Mediterranean Sea, with stops in Florence, San Quirico, Pienza and more along the way. You’ll soon find that, in Italy, there’s magic around every corner.
Oh, and we almost forgot… we’ll take some extraordinary pictures, too.
Lots of them. Our pro-photographer tour leaders have years of experience capturing Italian subjects; the Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. Of course, these are expected. But sunrise over the Val D’Orcia countryside, with its early morning fog and quintessential hillside farmhouse lined with Cypress Trees? We’ve got that shot, too. And many other off-the-beaten-path spots as well.
We only take 12 people on this life changing tour. Read the details below and reserve your place in our group.
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Endless photo ops, incredibly delicious food, 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 our professional photographers, we will capture all the incredible sights this country has to offer. Don't wait, this is our fastest selling tour!
A rugged oasis with red sand dunes and erratic trees, to seemingly impossible plant life, salt mines and watering holes, Namibia's dramatic and diverse landscapes bring so many wonderful photo opportunities on this tour. But there's so much more. We seek out and capture Africa's wildlife in their natural habitat. Cheetahs, elephants, lions, giraffes, leopards, rhinos, wild dogs, gemsbok and so many others. Lets also not forget about the portrait sessions with the Himba, Dhimba and Herero tribes. Truly incredible, so much to capture. Don't blink.
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.
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!