Culture underpins all of our tours, but beyond that, photography tours are what our guests ask us about the most. We’ve planned and run several photography-focused tours varying in size from a single guest to fifteen. In all cases, we choose guides who have experience working with photographers. Namgay, who has accompanied photography tours as a head guide for years, personally trains and briefs our guides, so they have worked on their “eye” for spotting photo opportunities, and are more than ready to help you with your equipment. This applies to all photography groups, regardless of size.
Our pre-scheduled larger photography tour groups have the added benefit of being led by renowned professional photographers. Peter Eastway, for example, is a Grand Master of Photography who has been awarded titles such as the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) Australian Professional Photographer of the Year (twice!); he also publishes the Better Photography magazine and website. Robert van Koesveld, whose gorgeous book Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto recently won the AIPP Photography Book of the Year (2015), is another tour leader. He co-authored Bhutan Heartland with his wife Libby Lloyd, and many of the photographs and experiences described within come from the photography tours they led with us. Both Peter and Robert are intimately aware of the special challenges posed by travel photography and, fittingly, are familiar with Bhutan and its low light/high contrast environments and with capturing aspects of its dynamic dance of life.
Please feel free to browse our photo gallery for some photos that we’ve taken ourselves, or were shared with us by our photography tour leaders.