Complete Photo Tour Schedule
Japan Winter Spectacular
Jan 5 – 16, 2020
Our Japan photo tour winter workshop is the only trip we offer that takes advantage of Winter weather, and because of that, is perhaps our most photographically stunning. The photo opportunities range from the frenetic, futuristic streets of Tokyo on one end, to the tranquil snow-scapes and elegant swans of Hokkaido. In between are lovely Geishas expressing life as art, playful Snow Monkeys, deep green bamboo forests, a legendary snowcapped volcano, graceful ancient temples, serene Zen gardens, colorful Torii Gates, and a whole lot more.
Photographers Gone Wild – Myanmar
Jan 6 – 19, 2020
Photographers Gone Wild – Chin State Expedition is our 3-time Myanmar Photographer of the Year‘s favorite photo tour itinerary. K.K. Winn is the ultimate Myanmar photography insider, who knows the light, locations and people of Myanmar like no one else.
The photo expedition includes Myanmar’s Big 4, highlighted by the Ananda Pagoda Festival in Bagan. The “wild” takes you to storied Chin State to document the vanishing “tattoo tribes” living in small mountain villages. This is truly “one of the great travel photography tours of the world.”
Southeast Asia Unleashed!
Jan 21 – Feb 2, 2020
Luminous Thailand, Laos, Cambodia – A UNESCO World Heritage Photo Tour is led by Nat Geo contributor David Lazar. The region is definitely a ‘bucket lister’ for any travel photographer worth their salt, and here is a rare 3 for 1 opportunity!
The three UNESCO World Heritage sites we visit are Ayutthaya, Thailand; Luang Prabang, Laos; and Angkor Wat & Environs, Cambodia. Plus a lot more great photo opportunities off the beaten path.
Luminous India & Holi Festival of Colors
Feb 21 to March 6, 2020
India is an unimaginable, almost kaleidoscopic feast for the senses. From a photographer’s perspective, most especially those interested in people, culture, street, and historical grandeur, there is nowhere else in the known galaxy that offers such an incredible diversity of photographic possibilities.
Luminous India is highlighted by Holi, the festival of colors. We bring you to the Braj region to photograph the joyous spectacle, where the true action is. The itinerary also features must photograph locations in Old Delhi, Rajasthan, Varanasi and Agra, home of the magnificent Taj Mahal.
Mexico – Yucatan, Oaxaca & the Last Mayans
Feb 22 – Mar 7, 2020
Our Luminous Mexico photo tour workshop with southern Mexico specialist Sina Falker is the latest addition to the LJ line up of world class photography adventures. Sina calls Mexico her second home, and speaks Spanish fluently.
This tour focuses on the iconic Mayan Yucatan, the last Lacandon Myans in the jungles of Chiapas, remarkable landscapes & wildlife, plus legendary Oaxaca!
‘Planet Cuba’ Photo Tour Workshop
March 20 – 29, 2020
Cuba has long been an island of intrigue, and since the time of Fidel a virtual ‘planet’ unto itself, stuck in a 1950’s revolutionary time warp. The initial attraction for travel photographers is its colorful streets, rumbling old American cars, crumbling Spanish architecture, and tropical scenery.
But there is so much more waiting to be discovered under the surface, and no one better to show you the ropes than island resident Luis Alarcón. Cuba is his life’s work; he’s not just dropping in once a year to lead a photo tour!.
Luminous Bhutan Photo Tour Workshop
April 24 – May 7, 2020
Our Luminous Bhutan photo tour workshop with renowned travel shooter David Lazar is onr of our guests most beloved photo tours. The 2019 group robsuslty sung its praises in all aspects, from ledership to Bhutanese staff being so kind & accessible, locals being so welcoming, and of course – the photography!
This trip focuses on iconic Bhutan, plus has special inside access to two fantastically photogenic, off-the-beaten-path festivals with colorful dance dramas. The photo opportunites include fortress monasteries & monks, landscapes, culture-in-action, & portraiture. The Land of the Thunder Dragon awaits!
Vietnam Photo Tour Spectacular
June 14 – 28, 2020
Vietnam is one of our very favorite places to photograph, obviously! The diversity of landscapes and peoples are nothing short of spectacular. Along with Vietnamese and French colonial architecture adorned with elegant ladies wearing traditional Ao Dai, the Indochine dream comes to life for the travel photographer.
Our June Vietnam photo tour features the incredible rice terraces & colorful tribal peoples of the northern mountains, Ha Long Bay photo cruise, historic Hoi An, the sand dunes & vanishing people of Cham, the surreal salt pond workers of Khanh Hoa, & a lot more!
Luminous Ladakh Photo Tour
June 28 – July 10, 2020
Ladakh is often called “Little Tibet”, and with good reason. It’s a magical land that abounds with otherworldly high mountain landscapes, often punctuated by green oases, crystal blue lakes, and rich, verdant valleys. Exotic ethnic people and portrait opportunities are also plentiful, including the sometimes blue or green eyed Dards…
For those of you who have visited India, and for those who have held back because of the intensity, Ladakh is not that. It’s a completely different world, a veritable Shangri La.
Luminous Bali + Mt. Bromo, East Java
Sep 27 – Oct 8, 2020
The island of Bali is much more than its reputation as a choneymoon & party haven, a reputation that prevents all too many photographers from seeing the aphoto tour paradise it is, at least in the hands our hands!
David Lazar’s Luminous Bali is an original & exhilarating Bali photo tour experience that goes well off the beaten path and into the true heart of The Island of the Gods. Highlights include private photo shoots w/ Balinese dancers, and hop over to East Java to shoot its otherworldly Volcano-scapes & Tengger tribe horses w/ incredible backdrops.
Iconic Myanmar + Golden Triangle
Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2020
The inspirational brilliance of A.P. Soe returns to bring you the classic grandeur of his homeland, including off the beaten path & into the heart of The Golden Triangle and its colorful tribes during the rice harvest!
“Since attending a Luminous Journeys photo tour in Myanmar with A.P. Soe, I’ve become so passionate about photography that I started traveling more, trying to apply the valuable techniques I learnt during the tour. People who see my photos sometimes ask me if I’m a professional photographer. This is how much AP helped me improve!” – Eddie Hui-Bon-Hoa, France