Are you going on a photo tour or signing up for a photo workshop? And does it really matter?
If you’re going somewhere exciting, surely all that matters is you have a good time and come home with some great photos? And to some extent, this is all that matters. A great trip can be had with any number of different travel providers and possibly the most important thing of all is that you get on with the guide or leader – and the other people joining you.
However, if you want to optimise your time away so you have a good time and actually learn something useful, then the differences become more important.
The terms ‘tour’ and ‘workshop’ can be used somewhat interchangeably, so it’s important to read the brochure or website carefully and ask relevant questions about what is included in the photo tour (or workshop)!
Strictly speaking, a photo tour is a trip or voyage with the purpose of taking photographs, while a photo workshop is an instructional course that is designed to teach you something about photography. Sometimes you can get the best of both worlds with a photo tour which has some photo workshop components as well. And photo workshops which include photography sessions on location as part of the itinerary are very popular and so any tour or workshop can be both tied in together.
So how do you choose? Read 7 essential issues you should consider for your next photo tour in the current issue of Better Photography magazine! Not a subscriber yet? We'd love you to join - take $20 off with our coupon code IDEAS20.