10 of the Best African Photo Safari Companies in the World

Lions heading toward a woman in a vehicle taking their pictureAfrican Photo Safaris

Do you dream of photographing wildlife in Africa? One of the best and most economical options (relatively speaking) is to join a group on an African photo safari led by a professional wildlife photographer whose job it is to help you make the best images possible. 10 of the Best African Photos Safari Companies To […]

Photography Workshops and Tours: Are They Right for You?

Learn the difference between workshops and tours; what to expect, and how to find a photography workshop or tour that's right for you.

One of the best ways to improve your photography skills is to take a workshop with a pro. But workshops cost money, require commitment, and only succeed if you’re serious about learning. Is a Photography Workshop Right For You? Let’s start with a little Q & A to provide some context. What is a photography […]

What Photojournalist Peter Turnley Taught Me About Street Photography

Two kinds on Coney Island - Peter Turnley New York Street Photography Workshop

My photography has felt a little uninspired lately. When I travel it’s easier. A new place, new people, I burst with motivation. But at home in New York City, a place I’ve lived and gotten used to for over 15 years, I go blank. In hopes of igniting a spark of creativity, I took a […]

14 Tips on How to Prepare for an African Wildlife Photo Safari

Leopard sitting in a tree in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

One of the most spectacular photographic opportunities on the planet is an African safari. I wish I had the skill to properly convey how amazing it is in all the ways one would dream about. And how impossibly inspiring it is from dawn until dusk. But even as I read this I know my description […]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Travel Photography Tour

Large man photographing buffalo from a jeep

Going on a travel photographer tour can be a spectacular adventure: You’re exploring a bucket list destination, making new friends who have a shared interest, and improving your skills as a photographer with the help of a talented professional. But with the myriad of organizations offering excursions of all kinds, it can be a challenge […]

Cuba Photography: Exploring Havana with Santa Fé Photographic Workshops

Front facade of a colorful home in Havana

For the avid traveler and photographer, photographing Cuba and its people is the definitions of an embarrassment of riches. It’s visually compelling and the source of 24/7 inspiration far beyond the brightly colored buildings, decaying facades, and a seemingly inexhaustible fleet of vintage automobiles. Cuba’s challenging history and complicated present should not be ignored, and […]

5 Important Lessons I learned about Photography at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Outside the gates of El Sanctuario de Chimayo in Santa Fe

When you first arrive at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Reid Callanan, the company’s founder, will tell you no matter what course you take the week is not about creating masterpieces, it’s about learning new approaches to photography, opening your mind and eye to fresh ideas, and challenging your skills. It was all that and […]