Our tours are life changing!… At least that’s what our guests tell us. We however feel there’s always ways to improve them and ask for feedback from everyone who joins us on our tours. Here’s what some of them have to say about traveling with our photographers across the globe. We look forward to hear what you have to say after experiencing one of our tours first hand.

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!

Kathy Vick

Jordan, Italy & Cambodia
Leader: Ken Kaminesky

If you crave pristine, exotic locations to photograph along side seasoned travel photography professionals in a small group setting, Discovery Photo Tours fits the bill. I’ve been eyeing Iceland for a few years as a travel photography bucket list destination, and fulfilled that goal recently with Patrick Di Fruscia and Brian Fabiano of Discovery Photo Tours. We experienced and photographed so many beautiful sights, received so much valuable personal photography instruction from Patrick and Brian, as well as very valuable insight from Patrick having photographed Iceland many times, and his knowledge of lesser known visual wonders that avoided hoards of tourists. Some of my favorite locations were hidden, pristine areas where it was only a handful of us photographers.

Overall a great experience in Iceland with Discovery Photo Tours, so much that I would definitely consider being a return customer. Beautiful location, flawless tour execution, small but great group of people.

Benny Bologna

Iceland Winter 2017
Leaders: Patrick & Brian
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

I’ve travelled extensively, but this was a trip of a lifetime. The opportunity to photograph the Roman citadel in Amman at sunrise, the night sky over Petra, Petra’s iconic Treasury (day and night), the Roman ruins at Jerash, the Wadi Rum landscape…beyond words. Solid Itinerary. Super tour leader. Excellent accommodations. One word: Go!

Larry Hollon

Jordan
Leader: Ken Kaminesky

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

I can’t say enough about Ken and his team.   I had wanted to take a photo tour for many years, but always put it off. I am so glad I decided to go. I will not hesitate again.  The knowledge Ken has of the area, and the planning that goes into each day is self evident and amazing.   While I am thrilled with the images I was able to capture, the value of trips like this shouldn’t be measured in photos alone. The conversations over dinner, experiences shared in the field – the friendships made – that is where the true value lies. This was simply an incredible experience shared with an awesome group of people. I feel so grateful for having had the opportunity to attend. Well done my friends

Ernie Vater

Iceland
Leaders: Ken & Patrick

What do you get when you combine a group of passionate photographers and the wildlife of the Serengeti? Quite simply: One of the best experiences of my life. Discovery Photo Tours took care of all of the logistics—seamless transportation, exceptional lodging, amazing guides—and crafted the perfect itinerary to maximize photographic opportunities during our time in Tanzania. It’s hard to pinpoint a favorite moment from this adventure.

Whether flying over the immense Ngorongoro Crater and watching the vast Serengeti unfold before my eyes, observing cheetahs on the prowl, or witnessing a limitless sea of wildebeest march on their annual great migration, this trip was one ‘bucket list’ experience after another. I cannot recommend it enough!

Dottie Bond

Tanzania Safari
Leaders: Patrick, Brian, Ken

In September 2014 I made a dream come true by joining Ken and Patrick on a photographic tour of Iceland and it is the single greatest thing I have ever done! I loved every second of our trip and I cannot thank them enough for taking me on such an epic adventure with a small group of amazing people in the most special place on earth. We had so much fun and made memories on this trip that I will never forget, not to mention the wealth of photographic knowledge I gained by learning from two of the most talented photographers in the world. I cannot wait to join Ken and Patrick on another epic adventure somewhere amazing in the future!

Rochelle Dunk

Iceland
Leaders: Patrick and Ken

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!

Faye Dunmall

Jordan
Leaders: Ken & Patrick

I knew that this was going to be an awesome trip, but what I hadn’t appreciated was just how hard Ken & Patrick would work to make sure it was. In spite of some decidedly inclement conditions (it was Iceland after all), they had plans and fallback plans aplenty. Not only did I leave with great images (one of which has been shortlisted for Travel Photographer of the Year 2014), I also have a whole bunch of new friends from all over the world. Highly recommended!

Neil Downy

Iceland
Leaders: Patrick & Ken

A few years ago I contacted Ken asking him if he did workshops because I thought his work and his landscapes were magical. A little while after, I contacted him again and coincidentally, he told me he was organizing his first workshop to Iceland. There were only 3 spots left!

I quickly made my decision and undoubtedly it has been one of the best photography tours I have ever done. Everything from the magical place, to the logistics, the organization, coordination, hotels, and transportation was absolutely incredible. It was like traveling with great friends who all spoke the same language and shared the same passion, some with professional aspirations and others just simply went for the pleasure of traveling.

I would absolutely love to return on a trip with Ken and his great team to some other location. I’m sure it would undoubtedly be a fantastic experience!!

Emma Lozano

Iceland
Leader: Ken Kaminesky

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.

Chris Wirth

Iceland
Leaders: Ken & Patrick

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