Japan Photography Workshop in Autumn
Join this magical 9-day photography tour of Japan, the land of the rising sun, to best capture its vibrant nature and fascinating culture.
Japan is an enigma layered with contradictions. Vast cities ride waves of innovation and offer the rest of the world a glimpse of the future, yet much of rural Japan has mainly remained untouched. The countryside is another world, one dominated by pillars of ancient tradition, spiritual temples, and nature in full bloom.
This photography tour focuses on a combination of the two, and although we will spend time in the big cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, you can expect to witness and shoot some of Japan’s most exquisite landscapes and cultural scenes firsthand.
On top of that, we’re heading over in the best season possible: Autumn. In the fall, the Japanese maple tree, Momiji, is in full bloom and its colourful leaves will decorate many of our photoshoots.
We will dedicate much of our time to the tapestry of colours to be found in the stunning city of Kyoto, and, of course, we’ll visit Kawaguchiko Lake and the legendary Mount Fuji.
So don't delay any longer! Hurry now, and you too can discover and photograph the wonders of Japan with this fabulous 9-day photography tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji I
Day 2 - Lake Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji II
Day 3 - Kiso Valley
Day 4 - Kiso Valley
Day 5 - Kyoto
Day 6 - Kyoto
Day 7 - Kyoto
Day 8 - Koyasan
Day 9 - Depart from Osaka
What to bring
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.
10-18 nov 2023: guided by Daniel Kordan and Albert Dros - full
19-27 Nov 2023: guided by Daniel Kordan and Andy Marty - last 3 spots
19-27 Nov 2024
Renowned landscape photographer, Daniel Kordan, is an explorer at heart. Having realized his passion for photography and traveling at a young age, he now spends his time sharing his vision and the many wonders of the world with people all around him.
Iurie Belegurschi is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer, as well as the founder of Iceland Photo Tours.
Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom.
Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes, he began traveling the country, with the camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. Continually winning awards in international photography competitions, his images have been published and put on display in a number of leading publications and exhibitions.
In 2012 Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, with the ambition of sharing the many wonders Iceland has to offer with passionate photographers from around the world.
Albert is a Dutch photographer with an extreme passion for landscape photography. He aims to capture places and certain moments in the best way possible by using his own vision and unique style. His style consists of strong vibrant, sometimes fairytale like images in which he expresses himself. Albert has a background in Design, Video and Animation. He has worked for himself his whole life and has as a Master Degree in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology.
Albert loves to travel. Next to photo tours and workshops he likes to explore the world on his own or with friends. He has a passion for visiting the most beautiful spots in the world, whether known or unknown. Challenging himself is what keeps him motivated. Albert loves planning his shots carefully.
He does this with great detail to make sure his efforts have the highest chances of success. He sometimes plans days, weeks, months or even years to get that particular shot he wants. Challenging himself combined with planning and writing a story of the whole process is Albert’s specialty. He is always looking for new challenges and adventures. He is able to find beauty anywhere in the world: from misty mornings in the forests minutes away from his home to rooftops of the highest buildings in Dubai to remote locations in Iceland or the US. Next to taking photos, Albert also likes to teach and write about photography.
He occasionally writes for the most well known Photography magazines both on - and offline. Along that he has worked with many brands in the photography industry and is an official Sony Ambassador of Imaging.
His work has been featured in some of the biggest news outlets & magazines worldwide, like TIME, National Geographic and Adobe.
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Andy is a passionate and talented travel photographer who has been capturing stunning images from around the world for over a decade. With a keen eye for detail and a love for adventure, Andy has traveled to some of the most remote and exotic destinations on the planet, always seeking out new and exciting subjects to photograph.
Born and raised in Australia, Andy is now based in Dubai, where he has become renowned for capturing cityscape images, including the elusive Dubai fog. Fusing his loves of photography and travel, Dubai has provided an ideal base from which to explore the world. Passionate about capturing the culture, people and landscape of a destination, Andy has worked on creating images that take the viewer with him on his journeys.
Over the years, Andy has worked with several large brands on travel campaigns - including flydubai, One&Only, Fairmont Group, Audi and Visit Dubai. His images are known for their vivid colour, striking compositions, and unique perspectives. Whether he's capturing the bustling energy of New York streets, the culture of remote tribes or the quiet stillness of a mountain landscape, Andy's work is always inspired by the beauty of the world around him.
When he's not traveling, Andy is a sought-after speaker and teacher, sharing his experience with others and inspiring the next generation of photographers. With a deep passion for helping everyone to improve and truly enjoy their photography, Andy loves nothing more than seeing people travel with their cameras and take amazing images.