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Camera Treks


Our tours and workshops are in-the-field experiences exploring the visual richness of the planet; journeys tailored for you, the photographer. If you possess a keen desire to refine and hone your skills in capturing content, crafting a story-line, and developing a style – all in the beautiful and engaging environs of Cuba, Mongolia, Venice, Barcelona, Scotland, Santa Fe, Upper Mustang, Papua New Guinea and East & Southern Africa, our trips are for you! Bring gear suited to the classic image-making activity in which we engage: travel and street photography/ portraiture, documentary work, landscape and neolithic monuments.


Our Tours are small affairs for 6 photographers and are accomplished without the frills and gussied up accouterments many tours seem to have moved toward. (If a no-expense-spared trip is what you are after, our excursions are probably not for you.) We are committed to responsible, low-impact travel and concentrate on authentic cultural immersion in some of the last wild, peopled places on planet earth – while they still exist.


We recognize today's photographer has myriad choices when it comes to choosing and joining a tour. We would be pleased if you would join us on one of ours!



Effort - Not Perfection




Mindfullness / Be Here Now

Just as Buddhism attempts to get one to live in the present, mindful of the now, we boost your visual story-telling by helping you focus on the image in front of you at any given moment. The knack is to create the best, most engaging and captivating photograph you can with this one chance – right now!

Digital imaging and zoom lenses often obscure this idea, submerging it deep below the level of conscious thinking. With our ability to freely churn through hundreds of images we forget that it is this one picture right now, there before us, that is the most important image we will ever make – at least until we approach the next shot!

In photography, the path we choose may include a goal, but the goal is not the end, it is simply a signpost toward which we move. Reality suggests there is no end, there is simply the journey. Taking this journey we improve our mental and physical discipline – our eye and heart, our hand and good posture, to discover personal rhythms and our own sources of photographic power.




Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin



Covid-19 Notice


With the spread of Covid-19, Camera Treks has had to cancel all trips in 2020, 2021 and the first half of 2022. We hope to resume operations in May 2022 with a trip to Madagascar. Then in October with a trip to Neolithic sites in Scotland (the Orkney Islands and Outer Hebrides) and Ireland (Bru na Boinne complex). Then in July in East New Britain and New Ireland (Cancelled! The dance grounds have been sold to make way for a Civic Center), Papua New Guinea and December in Milne Bay, PNG for the Canoe Festival (aboard a luxury yacht with six staterooms.)


Acknowledging there is no 100% safe travel into the foreseeable future, we will engage in COVID-19 mitigation protocols appropriate and legally required for each locale until the World Health Organization deems such procedures unnecessary.


With the above in mind, we will now require, in addition to the requirements we have always had (medical insurance, med-e-vac insurance, etc.:


- Proof of a full course of Covid-19 vaccinations in the form of a copy of your Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or country-appropriate vaccination card. This applies to all leaders and Camera Treks staff;


- Face masks (when indoors, in vehicles and when less than 6 feet of separation between us is impossible) are required for all participants, guides, porters, and staff on our trips;


- A PCR COVID-19 test may be required for international air travel. Regulations for such tests are in a constant state of flux and differ with each airline so we will 'go with the flow' on this as required;


- Participants ought to bring a small bottle of hand sanitizer for their use during the tour. Do not forget that bottles with more than 3 fluid ounces are not allowed in your flight carry-on;


- Each participant will be required to sign a Medical Waver acknowledging an understanding of the medical and physical risks in their/our travel.



Camera Treks will send out Covid information update(s) before each trip and we will encourage group discussion about the requirements and what steps we will take if one of our number begins to exhibit signs of a Covid infection.


We will permit each participant to decide whether they wish to partake of their restaurant/group meals in their rooms or at our group tables. In either case we will adhere to the rules in place at each location.


On our tours we have always encouraged participants to switch the vehicle they are riding in throughout the trip in order to better get to know everyone on the trip. We may change this to each participant staying in the same vehicle with the same companions for the duration of the trip.


The rules and regulations pertaining to Covid change and we will, similarly, need to amend our requirements to stay in compliance. Major changes to our requirements will be sent out via email.




Participant Interviews


Camera Treks requires at least one in-person or online interview with each person unknown to us who wishes to travel with us. No exceptions. We seek a good, hassle-free experience for these fairly informal interviews and if in-person is not feasible we use Skype, What’s App, Zoom or some other service. Variables like server traffic, internet provider speeds, and both your and our hardware can contribute to issues during interviews. As well, the Internet can throw unforeseen obstacles into the mix. We do try to minimize these annoying problems.



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