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.

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

When I met Glynn I consider that the first day of my photography career and also top 5 best days in this business. I learned more in my short time with than I had in all my years of prior experience.

Lori Generose

Leader: Glynn Lavender

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

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

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

You hold us all in the palm of your hand when you’re teaching and you made it fun and we LEARNED…while you bounced around and made us laugh, you sunk into our dull minds exactly what we needed to know to capture the images we wanted to!

Carol Van Giezen

Leader: Glynn Lavender

I’m smiling so big right now!  What memories, what places and what people we were fortunate to be surrounded with.  The love and laughter will be part of me always.  Thank you Karen, as always for sharing yourself!!  We are all better people because of it.

Lauri Novak

France
Leader: Karen Hutton

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