Travel Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops by Brendan van Son

As a professional travel photographer with extensive experience as both an international tour leader and tour guide, it only made sense to start running photography workshops and tours on location.  These photo tours are not just a typical photography tour, done with a bunch of camera equipment.  Rather these trips will have an emphasis on improving your photography skills allowing participants to gain some on the ground experience, build some images for their portfolio, get an insight into the business of travel photography, and also see some amazing places.

I run 4 types of trips: exclusive (max 4 participants), photo tours (max 10 participants), clinics (weekend courses), and adventure trips.

Let my years of experience on the road guide you towards taking some amazing images in the featured destinations.

Click here for FAQs about my travel photography workshops and tours.

Click on the Destination for information pertaining that particular travel photography workshop.

Crete Photography Clinic – September 2018

As a partnership with Trover, I’m going to be running my first travel photography clinic.  It’ll be a weekend of intense photography and classroom instruction.

Iceland Photography Tour and Workshop –  SOLD OUT – Waiting List AvailableIceland Photography Tour

Mongolia Photography Adventure – August 2019 (Sold Out – Waitlist)

Namibia VIP Photography Tour – (Sold out – Wait list available)

Namibia Photography Tour

Patagonia Photography Tour & Workshop (Coming again in 2019)

Peru Travel Photography Tour & Workshop (planned for 2020)

Peru Travel Photography Workshop and Tour

Morocco Photography Workshop and Tour (Potentially in 2020)

Morocco photography workshop and tour

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Cuba Photography Workshop and Tour (Potentially 2021)

Cuba Travel Photography Tour and Workshop

If there’s interest, I’m hoping to run another photography tour in Cuba. But, this is interest-dependent.  So, to express interest, click here, and sign up for updates regarding Cuba.

Have Questions?

If you have questions regarding any of the workshops, please feel free to send me an email via my contact page.



  1. Hi, Brendan.
    I’m going to La Serena/Chile next month and I’d like to take a photophy tour.
    Do you know any agency or person to recommend me?

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    • For photo tours, no. I don’t Gisela. I used to work with an adventure tour company in town. Do you need a photography tour company? Or would any guide work for you?

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  2. Dear Brendan,

    We are excited about our upcoming Travel Insiders Summit – Secrets from the Experts.

    I love the focus of your blog & photography; what a great match for our summit!

    Do you do interviews?

    Let’s connect on this Wednesday.

    Thanks for your time.

    Leandra Almodovar

    Travel Insider’s Summit 2015


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  3. Hi Brendan,

    I love reading your blog and articles. Let us know if you have a travel plan to India or south Asia. We will love to join in your adventure.


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  4. Hi, Brendan!
    I’m looking for a photography tour middle of November 2015.
    Ideally Peru, but I’m open to other destinations.
    Might you have anything to recommend?


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    • Next month? Or did you mean 2016? I don’t know of any off hand for 2015 that are still open, but let me know if you meant 2016 and I can certainly try to help.

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  5. Hello!! i would love to join you for Peru trip or other trips in 2016.How can i get your newsletter?
    i would like to be be able to know of all your upcoming trips so i can plan in advance.
    Thanks much

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    • I’ll add you manually. You’ll just need to confirm the email.

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  6. Hi Brandon,
    I love your shots and I’m happy that people like you are doing travel photography workshops. People learn a lot from guys like you. My name’s Jan and I’m a young photographer based in Prague where I run Johnny’s Prague Photo Tours. Prague is a beautiful city with lots of shooting opportunities and Czech republic has a lot to offer photography-wise, too. If you would ever consider doing a travel photography workshop in Central Europe, go for Czech republic. It would be my pleasure to work with you and your clients here. Good luck with traveling and shooting 🙂 Best, Jan

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  7. Hi Brandon,

    I love your photos from Iceland. Will you be giving a workshop there in the future?

    Best regards,


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    • At some point, Allen. It’s not in the plans for 2016 or 2017, but there’s a good chance it’ll happen in 2018.

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  8. If Brendan gets to see this can I talk to him? I’m a photographer with question. Or If he could email. I have some questions for him.

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    • You’re welcome to email me at brendanvanson at

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  9. Dear Mr van son, Are you coming to Oman for Travel photography Workshop before July 2017 Please Reply Me
    Thanks and Regards

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    • I will not be back in Oman by then, I’m afraid. No.

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  10. Thank you Mr Van Son

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  11. Would there be a chance you could do a trip to Iceland in November 2017 at all?

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    • Not this year, November isn’t the best month for Iceland. It has the wildest weather.

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  12. Hi
    My name is Prosper, I love your shots and am also into travel and tour and into videography and photography. we bass in Ghana…. we do Photo and video Tours to friends who tour to Ghana. It would be peraz multimedia pleasure to work with people who want to tour to Ghana and need our serves. Good luck with tour to Ghana.

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