Photo tours 2022

Greece

30 April – 07 May ’22
Sailing trip on legendary Greece islands. Every night – new island. Blue sky, snow-white houses and antique feel!

SICILY

04 – 11 Jun ’22
Photography tour to volcanic archipelago on the North of Italy. There are 8 islands and two active volcanoes which erupt every 15 minutes.

Provence

02 – 08 July ’22

The smooth curves of the lavender fields of Valensol, the deepest in Europe canyon Gorges du Verdon, and white Camargue horses galloping through the sea in the rays of setting sun. You will fall in love with Provence.

ICELAND

19 – 28 Aug ’22

Iceland is a country of alien landscapes, incredible beauty, rare animals and birds. Its scenery is pristine and versatile: icebergs melting under the summer sun, countless waterfalls, colorful mountains, volcanoes, rivers and boiling lakes. In one word, Iceland is a photographer’s paradise!

Czech Republic

21 – 30 Oct ’22
The picturesque landscapes of the hills and foothills of the Alps in the enchanting colours of European autumn.

Tuscany

18 Nov  – 27 Nov ’22

Misty hills, lonely houses, olive groves, cypresses and vineyards together with pastoral and inspiring artists of the last six centuries. This is Tuscany…

ICELAND

19 – 28 Aug ’23

Iceland is a country of alien landscapes, incredible beauty, rare animals and birds. Its scenery is pristine and versatile: icebergs melting under the summer sun, countless waterfalls, colorful mountains, volcanoes, rivers and boiling lakes. In one word, Iceland is a photographer’s paradise!

Czech Republic

21 – 30 Oct ’23
The picturesque landscapes of the hills and foothills of the Alps in the enchanting colours of European autumn.

Lofotens

26 Feb – 04 Mar ’23
This small Northern region of Norway is very beautiful and unique, and one of the best locations to enjoy the Northern Lights. It is guaranteed you will bring amazing photos because the Lofoten islands are beautiful in any kind of weather!

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Abram Starr
Deerfield, Illinois

Tuscany landscapes are iconic and divers, synonymous with good life and pleasure. This is the place, where nature has been generous and where in turn it has been respected. This is a region, that lacks nothing, when it comes to views. Found in the heart of Italy, this is a land where time stands still, with its silvery olive groves, fields with sunflowers and puppies, stone farms and ancient medieval castles, this is the place, where we had incredible photo expedition with Pavel Oskin which you will never forget!

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Alex Rubinstein
New York City

Iceland. Rough country. Quick 10-15 degree change is a common thing. Sounds scary, right? Especially if you are camping. Can you handle it? Yes you can, because there is an experienced person taking care of you. His name is Pavel Oskin. The only guy I personally know who can manage your trip in a way that you are pretty comfortable and more importantly safe in such unfriendly conditions. He will take you to places where regular tourists would never get to. In his van we traveled through the entire island from beautiful mountains to glaciers going off roads and crossing small fast rivers. I have traveled a lot but the trip to Iceland with Pavel was probably the most exciting and memorable of them all. Thank you! And hopefully I will join you to travel to other places in the near future.

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Gennady Plavnik
Highland Park, Illinois
From the first moment I met Pavel Oskin I felt like I would have an interesting tour and a good time. Pavel’s incredible knowledge of special places in Tuscany, its history and its beauty along with his love of photography were overwhelming. For those seven days, Pavel not just brought us to the incredible beautiful places, but he showed me how to pay attention to the details of composing a better shot and as a result I returned from Italy with excellent beautiful pictures! His knowledge of Italian language and communication with locals also help to make this tour more enjoyable. I will be looking forward to my future tours with Pavel and highly recommend him and his tours to everybody who loves photography!
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Svetlana Magdel
Chicago
It is such a pleasure to share some of my greatest memories about my recent trip to Tuscany, from May 2018. Italy is always an endless excitement, traveling in a great company makes it priceless! And being on a trip with with Pavel made this whole experience simply unforgettable. Every detail of this journey was at its best and very well organised and thought through. What else had made this whole journey unique is Pavel’s charisma and his incomparable personality: his passion to photography multiplied to his love to Italy, it’s beauty, traditions, culture and people, his ability to unite a group of people from different countries and cultures into friends and soulmates! I am so grateful to Pavel for making this tour into such an amazing experience, for making me fall in love into Tuscany and wanting to come back and join Pavel on his other photo-journeys.
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Paulo Bartolozzi

One of the best trips of my life was with Pavel on Iceland photo tour. During artic summer there is virtually no night so it’s always photography time. With Pavel’s teachings I could shoot amazing pictures and my skills improved considerably. The food and drinking experience is memorable. Every day we had a variety of meat, fish and vegetables cooked in all sorts of international fashions. I dream to go again to this beautiful country and, with Pavel’s help, shoot all the pictures I missed on the previous trip. Would I recommend traveling to Iceland with Pavel? Of course!

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Alla Plavnik

A super 10-days photo tour exploring Sicily. This was our first visit to Sicily and second tour with Pavel Oskin, and it was wonderful experience. And we are planning to take more and more. The itinerary was a great mix- awe-inspiring photo scenic sites, all presented in context with details of their long stories, some truly superb views at the different time of the day, and some more day-to-day visits of Aeolian Islands such as Lipari , Volcano, Salina, Stromboli, all drawn together to provide a fascinating mosaic of Sicily. We really liked the personal touches Pavel arranged for us to photograph Sicily and volcanoes views he knew from prior trips. Pavel was attentive to a real variety of personalities and very gracious. Pavel Oskin is an excellent experience photographer and provider who takes small groups on photo expeditions, and also looks to ensure that you enjoy a place as much as possible: you always stay in places with character, and eat the finest of local foods. We were enjoying traveling with Pavel because of the strong relationships that he has developed with people over the years. This provides unique opportunities to photograph people and places that you wouldn’t ordinarily be able to. We travel with Pavel because we know that we will experience cultures in a way that we would never be able to on my own. We visited good restaurants, where we were guided; encouraged to sample local specialties. There was free time for us to see some essential sites independently, and there was guidance on how to use the free time we had. All in all a great 10 days! Pavel, Thank you for a wonderful trip that exceeded our expectations. Every event we attended was photographically superb. You can be sure we’ll sing praises of this tour and recommend you to all our photographer friends.

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Schedule for 2022-2023

Date
Tour
Info
25 Feb – 01 Mar ’22 Venice Carnival 3 seats left
05 – 19 Apr ’22 Bolivia
01 – 08 May ’22 Cyclades Yacht Tour (Greece) 3 seats left Read More
04 – 11 Jun ’22 Eolian (yacht) Sicily Read More
02 – 08 Jul ’22 Provence (France) Read More
19 – 28 Aug ’22 Iceland (Landscapes) 4 seats left Read More
21 – 30 Oct ’22  Czechia 2 seats left Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More
18 – 27 Nov ’22 Tuscany Read More

Meetup at Keflavik airport, arrival time is flexible. It will be a calm adaptation day including walks in the city center and in the port, a visit to hot springs and watching the sunset on the waterfront overlooking the monument of Drakkar. We will spend the first night at Reykjavik’s camping site.

We leave Reykjavik early morning for the village of Geysir to photograph Strokkur, the most famous geyser in the world, which erupts about every 15-20 minutes at a height of 20 meters. Near the village there is a small, little-known, but very unusual waterfall named Braurfoss, we will take photos of it too and then move on to the largest release of water in Europe, Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden waterfall). If we are lucky with the sun, we will see a rainbow (or a few!) in the background of the waterfall. Then, we will go to Landmannalaugar, the heart of the Colorful Mountains. The name translates as “cupel of the men of this Land.” The hot river flows right out of the lava field in which we can swim and enjoy the incredible scenery. Here we will set up our camp for 2 nights.

On the third day of this Iceland photography workshop we will do a trek in the Colorful Mountains. These rhyolite mountains are full of various minerals; that is where the wealth of the color palette comes from. We will see many smoking fumaroles, mountain rivers, waterfalls, lava fields, and craters of extinct volcanoes. It will be a very beautiful and life-time memorable track. Another advantage is that the trek is not difficult and even children can walk it. It takes about 5-6 hours with a maximum drop of 500-600 meters. During the trek we will make a lot of beautiful panoramic shots. In the evening we will photograph the sunset with a beautiful view over the golden ridge of the mountains and swim in the hot river.

We will head to the village of Vik. We will drive along one the most beautiful of roads in Iceland, wading through dozens of rivers, enjoying and shooting incredible landscapes that will include snow-capped mountains, endless velvet fields, rivers and lakes, and a land dotted with lava flows. It will be a scenic unforgettable drive. We will arrive and set up camp in Vik, the most southern town of the country. At sunset we will go to see two beautiful waterfalls. The first one is Glymur, little known, but very beautiful. It is hidden in a narrow gorge, almost in a cave, and is very difficult to shoot, our photo guide will give you a detailed tour that will help you to take unique pictures. Then, in pre-sunset light, we will shoot one of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls called Seljalandfoss. This is the only waterfall that can be photographed from inside, there is a path that allows you to take a walk around it. While the low sun is still shining, we will move to one of Iceland’s most iconic beaches; Reynisfjara. There we will see Atlantic puffins for the first time, and will photograph incredibly shaped basalt columns, caves, and legendary rocks of petrified trolls in the sea. After sunset we return to the camp to rest.

At dawn we will visit the famous Dyrholay Cape. We will photograph beautiful landscapes of rocky shores with Atlantic puffins in the first sunrays. You will need a 400mm lens or bigger to be able to take good shots. Then we go to the very popular Scogafoss waterfall. This is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and we will try to get there before he buses with tourists. After our morning photography trip, we will have breakfast, fold tents and head to the east to Skaftafel town. On the way we will stop by the most famous canyon Fja. It will be about an hour’s walk along the cliffs ends with a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the waterfall. We will set up a camp, have some rest and then explore the famous Icelagoon (Jokulsarlon) at sunset. You will enjoy photographing drifting majestic icebergs in the rays of the sunset contour light.

It will be the most sleepless night of our photography tour, but it will be worth it. We will meet the sunrise in Icelagoon, by the ocean, where the waves of the anthracite beach carry ice floes, and sometimes whole icebergs. To shoot them in the first rays of the rising sun, is, perhaps, the main highlight of our photo tour and if we are lucky with the weather conditions, it will be one of the best dawns of your life. And we will do everything possible to make it happen. Then we go back to the camp and if the weather is favorable, you will enjoy a flight in a seven-seat plane.

It will be an hour-long flight over southern Iceland, you will enjoy the views of the colorful mountains, beautiful rivers, Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajokul, and the alien landscapes that surround Longisjor lake. This flight might become one of the most amazing visual experiences for you. For the security reasons, there is only one window that can be opened on the plane, so only one person is able to take photos. However, we normally agree that the pictures are shared between all participants and do not have a copyright. If you are interested in an individual flight, we can arrange it for you, the cost is approximately 1500 euros. During the day we will rest, take a walk around Svinofell glacier, and in the evening, we go to photograph the most elegant waterfall of Iceland Svartifoss, its narrow transparent water flow is framed by the basalt rocks. It was this scenic view that inspired the architect… to create the largest temple of Iceland …. kirha. Since it is a very popular place we will take pictures around 21.00 to avoid crowds of tourists.

On the seventh day of our photography workshop we will head to the North of the island to the shores of the steaming volcanic lake Myvatn and spend 2 nights there. It will be the longest transfer of the tour; about 5 hours. After setting up a camp, we will go on a sightseeing trip around the lake and walk among mini craters, enjoying completely different landscapes compared to the south. In the evening after a long road trip we will relax in the thermal lagoon, which we prefer over the famous Blue Lagoon. There are less people, 2 saunas, cold beer available right in the hot lake, and beautiful views around. We will have a good rest and gain energy before the final part of our eventful trip.

On the 8th day of our photography trip we will start our morning at Dettifoss, the most mystical and captivating waterfall. We will take pictures and enjoy the primal energy of its powerful muddy stream. Prometheus, the film by Scott Redley begins with the scenes of this waterfall. Then we will go to Sellfoss waterfall; numerous streams of which fall along the walls of a long canyon. After the waterfalls we will go to Husavik, a fishing village where we will take a boat and set off to go whale-watching. We never know if we are going to be lucky, however, in 9 out of 10 cases we photograph the giant tails of these magnificent creatures, and sometimes the whales can even emerge ten meters away from the ship. This trip will end with a hot cocoa from the captain. After whale-watching we return to Myvatn village to relax. In the evening, we will visit the famous Gryms cave, and at the sunset we will go to the famous Godafoss waterfall (waterfall of the gods) that in addition to its beauty has a historical prominence. The old idols were thrown into its three majestic streams, when Iceland accepted Christianity.

We will go to the north-west of the island to the town of Hvitserkur where we will camp. In the evening, we will go to shoot photos of the seals that are enjoying the sun on the rocks of the surrounding bays. After that we can go to the hot springs.

It will be your final day of this eventful photography workshop. We will start our day early to photograph the iconic Icelandic rocks, Hvitserkur, that resembles a dinosaur drinking water, in the rays of the rising sun. Then we will fold up the camp and head to Reykjavik. We will arrive at the town after lunch and stay in a camping area. You can fly home in the evening on the same day, or the next day.

The cost of the tour includes all the logistics from and to the airport, accommodation in comfortable double rooms (exception Iceland, where we will be camping). Since we sometimes rent beautiful historic houses, we cannot always provide one bathroom per room, but it is rather an exception than a rule. For an additional fee of 90 euros/day we can provide you with single room accommodation. The price includes guide services, photo workshops and training, and discussion of photos of the participants.

It does not include air tickets, food, drinks and souvenirs.

Our tours are drone-friendly, we will show you the best locations that permit to film from drones and will help you to take stunning shots from a bird’s eye view.

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