Luminous Journeys Photo Tours

Luminous Journeys Photo Tours

In conjunction with Luminous Journeys, 2023 will be David’s tenth year leading his acclaimed, small group photo adventures in some of the most photogenic destinations in the world – Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan and Japan. Visit the Video gallery to go behind the scenes on some of his recent Luminous Journeys tours.

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

David works with top local professionals to craft his itineraries not only to include inside access to iconic locations, but to go off the beaten path to maximize rare, impact image making opportunities. On tour, David works with you according to your stated needs and focus, with the overarching goal of creating a rich folio of powerful images that will take your photography to the next level.

People to Landscapes

In addition to often photographing people in an impromptu manner, Luminous Journeys arranges for local models, and on some occasions professional models, to meet the group in a variety of photogenic locations. This guarantees a rich array of emotive people images within the limited time frame of a two week photo tour. The use of models who won’t be running off at any moment allows you to relax and see clearly how David visualizes a scene and interacts with his subjects to shoot the artistic style of images he is known for. Moreover, it gives participants the chance to practice the same! Mind blowing landscapes, culture, street, event, and documentary image opportunities are also key elements of a Luminous Journeys itinerary, thereby ensuring a maximum mix of great travel photography over a two week period.


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Workshop Elements

It’s not possible for a photo tour to be an intensive photo workshop, nor would it be desirous to attempt it. Photo tours are overwhelmingly about learning and working in the field, where practice makes all the difference. However, when not in the field there will be time for certain workshop elements for those interested.

In the Field

Identifying types of natural light and how to work with it

Identifying backgrounds & foregrounds to perfect your compositions

Approaching, interacting and working with people

Photo review during shooting with real-time suggestions to improve the image that can be applied in the moment

Off the Field

Photoshop and Lightroom tips and tricks to bring out the very best in your work

Image review and insight into to picking your best images

Chatting about photography in an always relaxed, fun and social atmosphere


Great Opportunities for All Photographers

A Luminous Journeys photo tour will benefit photographers of any skill level, from beginner to professional. The itineraries have been planned with much care and thought to guarantee stunning shooting opportunities every day, allowing photographers to create consistently powerful and artistic images that will captivate and impress an audience. Click on the individual photo tours listed at the top of this page to learn more and to find out how to join a tour with David.