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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!

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Around Iceland Autumn Photo Tour

Iceland

Photo Tour Summary: When: Sep 10 – 23, 2020 Where: Iceland Cost: US$6,700 Group size: 10 maximum Category: Photography Tour Tour Leader: William Yu Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/iceland2020 Contact: [masked] ​ Join us on a two week photography adventure through the the best of Iceland’s majestic landscapes. Look skywards to capture the northern lights, photograph glaciers from a stone’s throw away, gaze through ethereal waterfalls, and marvel at some of the finest coastlines you’ll ever come across. This is a workshop like no other, set in autumn in arguably the world’s most photogenic country, with two expert guides well versed in both the local culture and the art of photography. 'Around Iceland in September’ is as comprehensive a photo tour of Iceland as you could wish for. The group will cover almost all epic locations around the island, travel aboard a comfortable and spacious bus and our modified jeep, learning new techniques as together we take your photography skills to the next level. The cost of this Workshop is US$6,700, it includes: 13 nights of accommodation in guesthouses or hotels with private bathroom with double occupancy. (Single occupany USD1,000 extra). We provide custom-built 4x4 super trucks to safely transport you to amazing locations and we provide 2 seats per photographer, offering ample room for you and your photography gear. Breakfast only during the tour, from day 2 to day 14. 2 Professional photo guides, providing on location photography tips and recommendations. ​ The cost does NOT include: International Airfare. Lunch and Dinner. Gratuities for driver and local guide. 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. Frequently Asked Questions: What to bring for this trip? Your camera, tripod, lenses covering the range of wide angle through telephoto(15mm through 300mm), filters including polarizer, graduated neutral density, neutral density. Winter clothing for the chilly morning and night, sometimes windy weather. We will be shooting at early morning and late evening, even at night. ​ How do I sign up and pay for this tour? A deposit of $300 is required for this tour to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due May 1, 2020. Former williamyuphotoworkshop attendee discount and group discount available, email [masked] to inquire. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form upon signup. ​ How many participants do you allow? Workshop size is limited to 10 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 8 attendees to make the trip. ​ What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour? Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective! ​ What is your refund or cancellation policy? No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations. Here is the policy of refund due to cancellation: No refund of deposit. May 1 - June 1, 2020: 50% of full amount will be refunded. June 1 - July 1, 2020: 25% of full amount will be refunded. After July 1, 2020: No Refund. ​ I have some questions, how do I learn more? Please send email to [masked]. More details at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/iceland2020

Italian Alps-Dolomites Autumn Photo Tour

Dolomites

Come join us during this 8 day Italian Alps – Dolomites Autumn Tour. This tour will visit the Drei Zinnen, Lago di Braies, Alpi di Siusi, Langkofel, Lago Imides, the St. Johann Church, Passo Rolle, Cenque Torri and many more – including some hidden gems! We will stay in wonderful hotels where we can relax between the hectic shooting schedules. ​ When: Oct 10 –17, 2020 Where: Dolomites, Northern Italy Cost: US$3,980 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/dolomites Contact: [masked] The cost of this tour is US$3,980, it includes: 7 nights of hotels based on double occupancy (Oct 10 – 16, 2020). Single occupancy for extra USD900. Two professional photographer guides (William Yu + Local Guide). All transportation including to and from airport. All tuition, post processing sessions Indoor and outdoor photography instruction. ​ The cost does NOT include:​ Gratuities for local guides and the driver. Any services not mentioned above. International flights. Meal and any personal items including alcoholic beverages, snacks, souvenirs. Travel insurance, visa. ​ Activity Level: Easy ​ Arrival: Munich, Germany. Oct 10, 2020 – No later than 11am. ​ Departure: Munich, Germany. Oct 17, 2020 – After 1pm. 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, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on June 30, 2020. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts. How many participants do you allow? Photo tour size is limited to 12 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. We need minimum of 6 attendees to make the trip. What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this tour? ​ Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective! What is your refund or cancellation policy? ​ No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, (which interestingly, can result in some of the most some amazing shots!), either before or during the tour. If the tour is cancelled by the organizer, we will notify you immediately and you will be issued full refund. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to any delays or cancellations. ​ No Refunds for USD300 deposit if cancelled. No refund after July 1, 2020. ​ I have some questions, how do I learn more? ​ Please send email to [masked] Itinerary and more info at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/dolomites

Zhangjiajie National Park & Xiapu Coastal Mudflats Photo Tour

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

We will visit Hunan and Fujian province of China during this tour. ​ First, we will photograph the very first national park in China – Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Well known for the towering sandstone pillars, sometimes in seas of cloud, and tranquil streams. It’s also where the movie “Avatar” got its inspiration for “Hallelujah Mountain”. The fall is the best season to photograph the early morning mist over beautiful pillars and peaks. ​ Next, we will stay and photograph the beautiful ancient town of Fenghuang (means Phoenix). After visiting Hunan province, the next stop will be the county of Hui'an, the hometown of famous Hui'an maidens(or Hui'an women). who are part of a distinct Han Chinese community residing in Hui'an County of Quanzhou, Fujian province. They have a distinct dress and marital customs that have been the focus of both anthropologists and governmental censure. More than their appearance, Hui'an women is better known to outside is their industrious and virtuous qualities. Before 1990s almost all men in Hui'an women's town made a living as a fisherman. They went to sea far from their home land even for months one time, so Hui'an women had to shoulder all the responsibilities for raising children, taking care of aged parents, cultivating farmland, doing daily housework, and even arranging house building. This situation got improved as Hui'an grew into the most important stone products production base of China. Our last stop is the coastal area of Xiapu county, Fujian province, the most charming coastline of China, Xiapu is located at the northeast part of Fujian province. As a small region along the southeast China coastline, Xiapu nevertheless has the largest mudflat in the country, encompassing 40 square kilometers and more than 400 kilometers of coastline, which is known for its traditional way of life - Sea farming and fishing in coastal mudflats. The scenery is constantly changing with tidal movements. It provides abundant photography opportunities for beautiful coastal sunrise/sunset, as well as photographing people collecting/drying seaweed, fish or other offerings by the sea, tendering their nets and cages, etc. ​ When: Oct 21 - Nov 2, 2020 Where: Hunan and Fujian province Price: US$4,399 based on double occupancy. (US$470 extra for single occupancy) Group size: 12 maximum Category: Photography Tour Tour Leaders & Photography Instructors: William Yu Language spoken: English Tour URL: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/zhangjiajie-xiapu Contact: [masked] Tour Highlights: ​ Shooting the mist-shrouded peaks and pillars at Zhangjiaje National Park Photographing the unique Tianmen(Heaven's Gate) Mountain, with a huge hole at its peak. Visiting the ancient town of Fenghuang, Hunan province. Capturing the beauty of Hui'an women. Exploring photographic elements at the most charming coastal area in China Capturing traditional lives in coastal farms and fishing villages. ​ The cost of this tour includes: ​ 11 nights of accommodation(Oct 22 - Nov 1) in hotels with private bathroom with double occupancy. (Single occupany USD470 extra). Transportation: Dedicated Bus and driver will be with our group for the entire tour. Entrance fees of scenic areas, parks. One way airfare from Tongren(TEN) - Xiamen(XMN) Local tour guide and Model fees. ​ The cost does NOT include: ​ International Airfare to/from China. Alcohol, snacks and beverages. Hotel at the city of Zhangjiajie(DYG) on Oct 21. Meals Gratuities to local guide and driver. Details at: https://www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/zhangjiajie-xiapu

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