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Lovers of international travel and photography. Join our community to explore the world through photography. For over 6 years, we have been organizing photography tours to beautiful and unique destinations around the world for solo travelers, couples or everyone in between. From northern lights in Iceland to stunning landscape of Patagonia; From colorful cultures in India to amazing tribal ceremonies in Ethiopia...Come with us to explore!

Upcoming events (4+)

Cypress Swamps Photo Workshop

Marshall

$3,490.00

More detail at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/swamps

Discover the beauty of the Bayou in a workshop experience that is uniquely captivating. Gliding amongst giant cypress trees hundreds of years old, branches decked with colorful foliage and adorned by the gossamer of hanging moss. As mist rises from the water of the flooded forest it creates an ethereal landscape with innumerable photographic opportunities. Soft light filtering through the branches, reflections dancing in the calm waters, the sense of serenity of this landscape is unparalleled. We will be exploring hidden locations of the Atchafalaya basin both by kayak and boat based on your preference.

We have teamed up with our world-class partners at Viking International Photo Tours and Global Elite Photographers to bring you a workshop like no other. Join William Yu & Dr. Kah-Wai Lin for this unique adventure of a lifetime!

When: Nov 12-16, 2021
Where: Texas and Louisiana, USA
Cost: US$3,490 based on double occupancy ($300 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 8 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu, Kah-Wai Lin
Language spoken: English
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/swamps
Contact: [masked]

The cost of this workshop is US$3,490, it includes:

5 day workshop with 4 nights accommodation
Transportation during the workshop in a comfortable vehicle with ample room for you and your photography gear
Use of kayaks and motor boats to get to our secret locations in the bayou
Exclusive VIP and Global Elite Photographer swag
Disposable masks and hand sanitizer availability for all participants during the duration of the workshop
Award-winning, professional Photo Guides who will provide a combination of instruction and in-field guidance
Image review session with Photo Guides
Access to exclusive discounts on gear from our partner

The cost does NOT include:​

Flights and transportation to our workshop location
Food and beverages
Items of a personal nature including (but not limited to) laundry services, clothing, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
Gratuities for Photo Guides, local guides and/or drivers

Activity Level: Easy

Highlights:​

Improve your Landscape and Wildlife photography skills with our team of master photographers
Learn composition techniques to transform your photos into compelling, creative, and engaging images
A small group (1:4 guide to client ratio) workshop to ensure your experience is truly personal, and you get to know your guide and fellow photographers
We will use kayaks if possible to protect the sensitive areas and to allow us to capture amazing reflections
Capture the autumn colors and early foggy mornings or the enchanting bayou during this perfectly timed workshop!

Safety & Medical:​

All participants are required to have full COVID-19 vaccination at least 15 days before the workshop. You will be expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.

Swamp photography is not without risk. Wind, rain, mud, wildlife and the terrain are real dangers when photographing on location. You are expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.

You must advise Viking International Phototours at the time of booking and in writing of any illness, injury, or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your attendance and participation during the workshop.

More detail at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/swamps

Death Valley Photo Workshop

Las Vegas

Join us during this unique opportunity to visit and photograph Death Valley during the best winter light with our two master photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced photographer, you will leave this workshop with many new skills and fantastic images as keepsakes. We will provide you with opportunities to learn the techniques and tricks professional photographers use to capture memorable images. Participants are instructed in everything from composition, to the use of filters for balancing a scene and bringing out those brilliant evening desert colors!

When: Dec 1-7, 2021
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Cost: US$2,990/person based on double occupancy ($3,740 for single occupancy)
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu, Kah-Wai Lin

The cost of this workshop includes:
7-day workshop with 6 nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
Travel to and from Furnace Creek
Airport transfers
Award-winning, Global Elite Photographer Guides who will provide a combination of instruction, masterclasses and in-field guidance
Transportation during the workshop in a comfortable vehicle with ample room for you and your photography gear
Exclusive VIP and Global Elite Photographer swag
Access to exclusive discounts on gear from our partners
Commercial Permit Fees for Death Valley National Park
Disposable masks and hand sanitizer availability for all participants during the duration of the workshop

The cost does NOT include:​
Food and beverages (other than breakfast)
Items of a personal nature including (but not limited to) laundry services, clothing, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
Gratuities for Photo Guides, local guides and/or drivers

Activity Level: Easy

Sessions include:​

Comprehensive gear and itinerary review with a safety briefing
Astrophotography Masterclass
The Use of Filters in Landscape Photography
Color-correction and Screen calibration session
Mastering composition and visualization
Post-Processing Masterclass
Image Critique sessions

More detail at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/deathvalley

Lofoten Winter Aurora Photo Workshop

Evenes

During the tours our main focus will be on capturing the elusive but strikingly beautiful Aurora Borealis a.k.a. Northern Lights.

No winter tour to Lofoten would be complete without bringing home images and experiencing the greatest magic show on Earth. The Aurora Borealis is visible, weather permitting, in Lofoten from September to April. Our second focus is capturing unique images of ice/winter, the breathtakingly beautiful and world renowned mountains, colorful fjords and pristine beaches, as well as the picturesque and authentic red Lofoten cabins. Photographic opportunities are present around every single corner.

When: Feb 11-18, 2022
Where: Lofoten, Norway
Cost: US$3,899 based on double occupancy ($900 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Tour
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu
Language spoken: English
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/lofoten-aurora-photo-tour
Contact: [masked]

The cost of this tour is US$3,899, it includes:
7 nights of hotels based on double occupancy (Feb 11 – 17, 2022). Single occupancy for extra USD900.
Two professional photographer guides (William Yu + Local Guide).
Transportation to and from airport.
Ground transportation in spacious minivans.
Indoor and outdoor photography instruction.

The cost does NOT include:​
Gratuities for local guides and the driver.
Any services not mentioned above.
International flights to/from Norway.
Meal, alcohol, snacks and beverages.
Travel insurance, visa.

Activity level: Easy. Spending lots of time in darkness outdoor.
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.

Tour Itinerary:​

Day 1: Arrival – Evenes
We meet up at Evenes (EVE), get settled in our spacious minivans and start our Arctic adventure. Whilst driving southwest towards the Lofoten islands, we will all get to know eachother and discuss our itinerary and the exciting days ahead. If weather and time permits it, we’ll shoot sunset and Aurora Borealis as soon as arriving at our basecamp.

Day 2-4: Reine
Our minivans leave the basecamp bright and early and we will explore the historic village of Reine, quite possibly Lofoten’s most prized jewel. We will photograph all the iconic viewpoints, traditional fisherman cabins, jagged granite mountains, colorful fjords and lots more. The surrounding area and islands are extremely picturesque and we will spend the entire days exploring new angles and perspectives. Highlights include locations such as Flakstad (Skagsanden), Fredvang, Nusfjord, Å, Ramberg, Selfjord and more.

Day 5-7: Leknes
This area is real close to all the world renowned beaches such as Utakleiv, Haukland, Unstad and Vik. All of which are ideal in regards to Auroral activity. We will be chasing the unique Arctic light and explore the before mentioned beaches, as well as Ballstad, Vareid, Myrland and Valberg.

Day 8: Departure – Evenes
After the breakfast, we will transport you to Evenes Airport (EVE) in due time for your flight home, with the wonderful memories and images.

Itinerary Disclaimer:
We try our best to adhere to the original itinerary that described above but sometimes little alterations can be born due to the situations that are beyond our control. The detail itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up and pay for this tour?

A deposit of $300 is required for this workshop to hold your spot. The balance is due on Dec 1, 2021.

What is your refund or cancellation policy?

No Refunds for USD300 deposit if cancelled.
50% refund of full payment Dec 1-Dec 31, 2021.
No refund after Dec 31, 2021.

I have some questions, how do I learn more?
​Please send email to [masked]

More info: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/lofoten-aurora-photo-tour

Iconic Iceland in Winter Workshop

Reykjavík

Join us on this 8 day Winter workshop to capture the iconic locations of Iceland – from stunning waterfalls to majestic mountains, black sand beaches, epic canyons, glacier lagoons, volcanic coastlines and the elusive Northern Lights!

During this photography adventure we hope to capture the Northern Lights while photographing the quintessential landscapes under an ethereal palette of golden colors.

Aimed at photographers of all skill level – beginner, amateur or a professional – you’ll be sure to come away from this workshop with a diverse portfolio of images of Iceland.

When: Feb 20-27, 2022
Where: Iceland
Cost: US$4,190 based on double occupancy ($1000 more for single occupancy)
Group size: 12 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader: William Yu

The cost of this Workshop includes:
8 day workshop with 7 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
Award-winning, professional Photo Guides who will provide a combination of instruction, masterclasses, and in-field guidance
Transportation during the workshop in a comfortable vehicle with ample room for you and your photography gear
Welcome lunch on Day 1
Breakfasts at the hotels during the workshop
Post-processing sessions with Photo Guides
Complimentary use of boots for the Diamond Beach
Access to exclusive discounts on gear from our partners

The cost does NOT include:
Travel to and from Iceland
Airport transfers
Single room supplement
Food and beverages (other than breakfasts and Welcome lunch)
Items of a personal nature including (but not limited to) laundry services, clothing, Wi-Fi, email, or phone charges
Gratuities for Photo Guides, local guides, and/or drivers
Physical demand: Easy
The entire trip is relatively easy physically, no long or tedious hikes/climbs. Most shooting spots are quite accessible from the road or parking lot.

Itinerary and more details: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/iconic-iceland

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Spokane

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