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Travel Images Photo Travel Newsletter

 

 

Hello photography friends!

Spring is just around the corner and we're now looking ahead at Travel Images as we move into our 29th year. Yes, 29 years of leading photography tours! This is something I could never have imagined when setting out on my photo travel journey in 1988!

Here are some other happenings of interest we're excited to tell you about . . . .

 

European mainland and British photo tours in 2017: This year we're offering Normandy, Brittany and the Loire valley in France, plus England and Wales.

 

The 2017 solar eclipse: Our small photography group will be in position adjacent to the Payette River in Idaho when an entire solar eclipse occurs in July of 2017. This and much more is part of our Idaho photo tour this year.

 

New tours in 2018: Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, Iceland winter which will feature the Aurora Borealis, California's Central Coast, and The Alsace region in France. We'll also be adding the Wild Birds of Mobile Bay, Alabama, plus a wild west ranch experience in warm Arizona when the north winds are blowing! The brochures for these two photography tours will be online soon.

 

We have old favorites in Europe returning in 2018 namely Tuscany and Cinque Terre in Italy, Provence, Burgundy and Paris in France, plus Scotland in the UK.

 

For details regarding all of our photography tours through to December of 2018, follow the calendar link anywhere on our site, or click on the image above.

  2016 and 2017 photo tour calendar

Travel Images on Facebook

   

The majority of our 2016 photo tour rates have been held for 2017 and 2018.

Our website is in the midst of a re-design, and will also be mobile friendlier sometime in March. Navigation around the website has been simplified and we've made it easier to get to the things that matter, i.e. the photo galleries, and calendar of photo tours. From there further information is a click away if you need it.

The majority of our photo galleries have all been updated with new images.

 

How-to articles: Recent news to share is that I've been ritting [writing], processing images, and updating older photo how-to articles so that there are now a dozen features under the heading 'Photo How-To' to get your teeth into: Go here

 

We can still customize any photo tour for you should you want a location added, or a trip brought forward a year. Just ask, and we'll do our best to accommodate your wishes.

 

'Map of overnight locations' feature:  Go here


Photo galleries recently updated: There are new galleries, and several that have been updated. Follow the green text!:  Go here

Looking for a room-mate? In response to client requests to help find a room-mate a number of our brochures now feature a line that states, "Requested . . . a female/male room-mate to reduce costs and gain discounts". When you share a room there are no single supplements, plus you also qualify for 5% off the base photo tour cost. The discount applies to couples too. Full details of all available discounts are here

Larger group photo tours: We're small-group photography specialists, and have been so since 1988. No, we're not going to abandon our popular concept, but we are adding the option for larger groups such as camera clubs or groups of friends who want to save money . . . but still receive our same small-group service. For a sample larger-group Ireland tour go here


Software - Smart Photo Editor: Those of you who have traveled with us in the last couple of years will know all about this great and inexpensive 'special effect' software. The cost is a mere $29.95, and should you download it don't blame me if you're arrested for stealing! Do not pass go, do not collect $200, just go here


Software - NIK collection by Google: $29.95 is good, very good for what you can create with Smart Photo Editor. However, what I use for contrast control while processing difficult images is NIK software. It does of course do a lot more than that and - get this - it's free now. Go here

 

Newsletter fixtures:  Sometimes ya' just gotta leave the furniture where it is! See immediately below . . .

 

Enjoy your journey from winter to spring, and no matter what you're doing . . . think photography!

John and Laurie
Travel Images Photography Tours

Copyright, 2017

 
 
                           
 
 

     NEWSLETTER FIXTURES . . . keeping you informed

 
 

Comparing photography tours

 

Before choosing a photography tour you should ask specific questions
Each of us wants good value for money, an excellent travel experience, plus the best of all photography opportunities. This being so you owe it to yourself to compare your photo tour options from top to bottom. Go here

     

 

Take any two trips in a 12 month period:  The discount benefits

  • We introduced '2 in 12' early on in 2012, i.e. take any two trips, not necessarily back-to-back, at any time during a 12 month period and you qualify for the '2 in 12' discount. This is on top of any other discounts you already qualify for  that are explained here.

  • New clients can qualify for our loyalty discount by enrolling for two trips, plus receive early enrollment discounts . . . if you don't leave it too late!

  • You can also claim up to a $200 per trip discount if you were to enroll as much as 12 months prior to any of our photo tours.

  • Full details and additional discounts are explained here

 

 

New and Updated Photo Galleries
These are galleries that are either new or have been updated recently . . .

     

 

Don't let an additional discount pass you by
In addition to various available discounts we also offer discounts for early enrollment.  Of course, the earlier you enroll the larger the discount of up to $200. The details of our early enrollment discounts can be found here.

     

Travel Images on Facebook

 

Visit Travel Images on Facebook, peruse the photo albums, ask a photography related question, or just say 'hello'.
 Click on the image at left or here
 We're also featured on the following social media sites:           

     

 

Trip Status Clarification:  It's all in the color coding
 We started posting the number of enrollments for each of our trips back in 2005, but we're sure that what you really want to know is if it is enough to run the trip of your choice.
 To aid with clarification, in early 2012 we introduced a colored check mark system on each online brochure page, i.e. . . .

       One or more participants are required for 'go' status
       We have our minimum number, and the trip is a 'go'

 Sometimes we can run a trip with as few as 2, so look for that green check mark.
 The fact is, the earlier you enroll it's more likely others will take the same step, and your trip of choice proceed as scheduled. The larger your discount will be too!

     

 

Previous client?  New Client?:  How to hold a photo tour spot
 Previous clients can hold a place with a brief email. A deposit can then be made within 14 days.
 New clients should pay the trip deposit to hold a place, but fret ye not, we have one of the most relaxed cancelation policies in the industry. See for yourself by clicking here.

   

 

Map of Overnight Locations

We recently added a 'map of overnight locations' feature to all of our photography tour brochures.

To check a map out go to our photo tour calendar, click on a location, then scroll a little way down the brochure - look for the bullets - and click on "map of overnight locations'.

Don't get lost now, d'ya hear!

     

 

2-Year Photography Tour Calendar

 Click on the image at left or here to view the Travel Images photography calendar.
 As always there is plenty of variety throughout the year, with photo tours of varying lengths and locations. Basically the regions we cover are North and South America, the British Isles, western Europe, parts of Australasia and Burma [Myanmar] in Asia.
 You can also ensure your trip of choice is included in a future calendar by clicking here.
 Travel Images also offers a custom photography tour service. See By Request.

     

 

Site map
 We deliberately loaded the home and question and answer pages with a lot information so that you can find whatever you're looking for with ease.
 However, for an even clearer view go to our new site map here.

     

 

No stone unturned
 Travel Images has one of the most comprehensive questions and answer pages in the industry here.
 However, if you still need an answer it's more than OK with us that you put your question in an email.

     


 

Client Feedback
As our family of clients can tell our photo travel stories better than ourselves, please follow the feedback and image links below.

 Written feedback is viewable here
 A photo gallery of clients taking part in our trips is here

     

 

The Top 21 Votes/Likes for Travel Images Photo Tours
Seriously, we'd really like you to compare us with the competition . . .

1:  We make it our business to know the best locations
2:  We know the best times to be at those locations
3:  We help with exposure, composition and much more
4:  All assistance is given in a practical, friendly manner
5:  We arrange all the accommodations
6:  We do all the driving
7:  Our two minibuses are customized for space, comfort and storage
8:  We share the same vehicle, thus I'm able to share tips via audio
9:  We tell you up front what is, or isn't, included in our rates
10: We include all breakfasts, first day lunch and last day dinner
11: Our brochures are all online. No need to request price and itinerary
12: We're out shooting early and late
13: We critique your work on location, at meals and during free time
14: We encourage you to consider different perspectives and techniques
15: We're there for photography, not 'classes' when the light is best
16: We're friendly, approachable and loaded with good humor!
17: Zero snobbery . . . everything is friendly and practical
18: Prefer a 'point and shoot' camera?  No problem
19: You'll be traveling with like-minded, friendly folk [our other clients]
20: We have smaller groups. Generally 7 or 8 maximum
21: Our clients have their say: Go here
++  Our clients during our trips:  Go here

     

 

The gift of photo travel can be given at any time of the year
 You can purchase gift certificates in any denomination you wish, and of course there is no expiry date.
 They are eligible for use on any Travel Images photography tour or workshop. A sample gift certificate and all the details are here.

 

                           

 

 

 

 


 
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