2019 Autumn Photography Workshops

As the mercury rises and heat of summer takes full charge, I am thinking about skipping out of work early to take a dip in the open swimming pools along Paris' canals. It is funny how during Winter we can't wait fast enough for Spring to arrive, but while we are in Summer, we complain that it is too hot, while Autumn leaves us wanting to stretch out the last of the warm weather. Well, I have a few plans on how to make that summer last a little longer, and it lies in the Arabian Peninsula where we have a couple of photography workshops lined up. October is a warm, but not a sticky kind of heat, and there are plenty of Oases to cool off in between shots. For those seeking a cooler climate though, we also have a French workshop that will cover the grand chateaus of the Loire Valley and the spectacles of the Normandy coast. Whatever your temptation, Aperture Tours has your autumn destinations covered.

Places are strictly limited and our Japan Autumn Workshop is already sold out, so book soon to secure your spot. If you have any more questions about the tours, please feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to answer all of your inquiries.

Normandy and Loire Valley Photography Workshop

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From the majestic Mont Saint Michel to the captivating castles of the Loire Valley, France's old word splendour will impress your sensors, and fill your memory card. We will embark on a seven-day intensive photography workshop covering the most photographic sites France has to offer, from the Cliffs of Normandy, the D-Day beaches and cemeteries to quaint French villages and the majesty of the Royal Castles in the Loire Valley.

The workshop is predominantly landscape focused, and the duration is designed to provide you with the time the French countryside deserves. It is a round trip from Paris, and it will develop and hone your skills in a creative, friendly environment as your guides oversee your technical skills as they take you to their favourite locations to capture the majesty of Normandy and the Loire Valley.

Lead by 2018 Photographer of the Year Award finalist Alexander J.E. Bradley, and accompanied by renown photographer William Lounsbury, this tour will push your photography to the next level. The intimate group size is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision.

Dates
Sat 31 Aug - Sat 7 Sep 2019

Duration
7 days / 7 nights

Type of Tour
8 Guests Max

Lead Photographers
Alexander J.E. Bradley
William Lounsbury

Cost
€3500

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The image of Jordan is already burnt into your mind, from the famous lost Rose City of Petra to the expansive Martian landscape of Wadi Rum. Now join award-winning official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee to help burn them into celluloid on a spectacular seven day Jordan Photography Workshop. It promises to offer you the change to capture most breathtaking monuments and landscapes the world has ever seen.

Starting in the Jordanian capital of Amman, the workshop will traverse the most spectacular parts of the country. After shooting the citadel in the capital, you will spend time in the mysterious Petra Valley, filled with the famous carved buildings whose history has been lost to time. Spend the night in a luxury desert camp in the Martian landscape of Wadi Rum before returning along the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea.

This workshop is limited to only four participants to ensure maximum attention to personal development and cover the rugged terrain as swiftly as possible. Four-star minimum accommodation will be provided. With locations selected on location, convenience and comfort with some exceptional luxury camping provided in the Wadi Rum desert.

Once the tour is over, either head home, or continue the journey and join the Oman Photography Workshop starting on the 20th. See details below.

Dates
12 - 18 October 2019

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Type of Tour
4 Guests Max

Photographers
Andy Yee

Cost
€4,000

 

Oman Photography Workshop

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Magical and mystical, Oman is a beautiful corner of the Arabian Peninsula that is warm and welcoming, steeped in Bedouin and Arabic history and hospitality it is the place engage with the Arab world without the distorted lens of the opulent wealth of its neighbours. It is bursting with photographic opportunities, from the capital Muscat to the deserts, riverbed oases, labyrinthine souk and a long coastline that is home to turtles and flamingos.

This nine-day intensive workshop encapsulates the most exceptional locations that Oman has to offer, and the chance to see some camels as well! A round trip from Muscat we will travel in private vehicles as we crisscross the countryside, climb the steep mountains to reach impressive rocky formations and spectacular sunsets, all the while with the oversights of our photographers to ensure you develop your technical and creative skills.

Lead by award-winning official Sony advocate photographer Andy Yee, and accompanied by Aperture Tours founder Alexander J.E. Bradley, this tour will push your photography to the next level. The intimate group size is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision.

Dates
20 - 29 October 2019

Duration
9 days / 9 nights

Type of Tour
7 Guests Max

Photographers
Andy Yee
Alexander J.E. Bradley

Cost
€4,500

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In early November Japan explodes into a dazzling array of colour as autumn hits its peak. The Japan Autumn Workshop is timed to see the flora at its fiery peak; the countryside awash in a sea of reds, oranges and yellows. This nine-day intensive workshop encapsulates the most exceptional landscapes, temples, shrines, waterfalls and lakes that Japan has to offer, and the chance to see some deer as well!

We begin our adventure in Kyoto; the cultural capital of Japan and home to some of the most colourful temples and shrines; we may even spend an evening with a Geisha. The deer roam free in Nara where the turning leaves will encircle the largest wooden building in the world. The coast of Kansai is famed for its spectacular rock features. No trip to Japan in Autumn would be complete without Mt Fuji and the five-lakes district will be perfect at this time of year. We round out the workshop in Tokyo to shoot the capital in all of its colours.

Lead by landscape award-winning photographer Andy Yee, and accompanied by self-admitted Japanophile Alexander J.E. Bradley, this tour will push your photography to the next level. The intimate group size is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision. 

Dates
7 - 16 November 2019

Duration
9 days / 9 nights

Type of Tour
6 Guests Max

Lead Photographers
Andy Yee
Alexander J.E. Bradley

Cost
€4500