Choosing a photography vacation comes down to two main considerations: how “full on” you want it to be, and what you want to create pictures of. Any photography vacation is likely to involve chasing the soft light of dawn and dusk, so early mornings are usually a feature of any trip – but basing yourself in just one or two locations with daily excursions means the pace will be more relaxed, you’ll spend less time traveling, and you won’t be repacking your bags every day to move on to the next destination.
In terms of subjects, photography vacations rarely focus on just one thing. Northern nations – Iceland, Scotland, Norway – embrace wild landscapes, though you’ll still get some wildlife and maybe even the Northern Lights thrown in. Southeast Asia is a dream for street photographers and anyone wishing to focus on portraiture, but there’s still plenty of landscapes and architecture to balance it out. Here are our tips on choosing a photography vacation.