We often get asked if it's OK for partners of photogrpahers to come along, even if they aren't interested in taking photos. Our journeys are wonderful experiences and often suit people who enjoy slow travel and a chance to immerse in the charms of a place instead of being rushed about. Yes we always put our photography schedule first, but we make room for those wonderful partners who want to spend time with their spouse while they chase photos.
Feedback from Roseanne M.
Sept 2017, Flinders Ranges (Ikara) Photography Masterclass
I joined your tour with some hesitation. I am not a photographer (my camera is my iPad) but I was happy to join my snap happy husband as he pursed his passion. I knew I would enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Flinders Ranges and took several books to enjoy while the "snappers" were off for sunrise and sunset shoots.
Well to my surprise I attended all but two sessions, captivated by the stunning landscape and the passion of the leaders and others. I even enjoyed the processing sessions enough to start exploring the capabilities of the iPad and processed 71 shots of which I am very proud. So while I will never become a "true" photographer I am now more confident that I can take a reasonable shot and correct any major flaws. I was always made to feel welcome and included in all activities.
The accommodation, transport and especially the food were all of excellent quality and I particularly enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and delicious "feral" food of Parachilna. Mr Mick in Clare was a culinary delight and the "doors off" small plane flight over the Ranges was breathtaking, if a little scary.
The group was small and composed of interesting people, a mix of couples and singles.
So if you are a "non photographic spouse" and have been deliberating whether you should join a tour I can only say that I would have no hesitation in going on another similar tour with such an organised and enthusiastic passionate and knowledgable guide.
Thank you for a fantastic experience
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."