WHAT IS A ZOOM TOUR?
When travel with Zoom, it is important that you always return from one of our trips as a better photographer, filled with inspiration and with lots of pictures to edit, but also with many fond memories of a trip where the food, accommodation and all your new friends together create an experience that you will remember for a long time.
On this page we have tried to collect some information about what we can offer on a fantastic photo adventure, from booking the trip all the way to when you have come back home.
FIVE FEATURES OF A ZOOM TOUR
- Plenty of time for shooting in the field.
- Individual guidance from world renowned and highly merited photographers.
- We always work on image editing when we are not out taking pictures.
- Feedback received on your pictures.
- Food, transport, and accommodations are provided during the trip, most of which is included in the listed price, allowing you to simply join us and focus entirely on photography.
Traveling with Zoom is a life experience that beats most things. Good service, great experiences, good accommodation and above all very knowledgeable photographers.
– Birgitta Lindstrom
BEFORE THE TOUR
ALWAYS SPECIFIED ACCOMMODATION
At Zoom Photo Travels, it goes without saying that when you book your trip you should already be able to know which hotels you will be staying in, and that these are of high standard. On our trips abroad we usually stay at 4-star hotels where possible.
CONTACT BEFORE THE TRIP
Before the trip, our travel coordinator will answer any questions you may have about the trip or the class. We can help you in booking hotels if you want to arrive a few days before the trip begins or providing suggestions for the best flight to get to the destination. If you want to stay a few days extra at the destination and experience something else, we are happy to develop a program that suits your wishes.
Long before the trip, you will receive a detailed “Quick facts” sheet, containing everything you need to know about the destination, the daily program, equipment, visa and more.
Before each trip and class, we set up a Facebook group for the participants. Here you can communicate with other participants before, during and after the trip, about anything from equipment to coordinating carpooling and of course post pictures. Through the Facebook group you will get to know your classmates and travel companions before you even meet them for the first time.
DURING THE TOUR
To make the journey as smooth as possible and to allow you to put full focus on your photography skills, we have chosen to put together a comprehensive program, where all transport, accommodation and food are included during the trip.
FULL FOCUS ON YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
From the first day of our trips and classes, the focus will be solely on photography, and you will have the opportunity to spend all your time on this interest of yours.
We travel in small groups and spend a lot of time out in the field, and you will receiving individual guidance from some of the world’s top photographers.
When we are not out in the field, we work on our photos in Lightroom and have joint picture reviews where you receive constructive feedback on your pictures.
GOOD ACCOMMODATION AND DELICIOUS FOOD
An important part of any Zoom trip or class is that your stay should be enjoyable, and that the food should be delicious. This is part of the overall experience we offe.
ZOOM’S TRAVEL HOST & LOCAL GUIDE
Most tours include a travel host from Zoom, whose task it is to ensure the quality and the logistics so that the host photographer can devote their time to you and your photography.
All our tours abroad also include a local guide who knows the local language, is up to date on the conditions on site and knows all the local customs. We also plan the trips with local partners who are well acquainted with the hotels, bus companies and the various restaurants, which allows us to maintain the same high standard throughout the trip.
SAVE THE WILDLIFE
We arrange tours where wildlife conservation is a common thread throughout the tours. On these tours, you will not only experience and photograph some endangered species, but also learn more about the problems and situations in the places you visit.
AFTER THE TOUR
PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Everyone who has participated in our trips/workshops during the year can participate in the photo contest “Photo of the year,” where the first prize is a gift card of USD 500.
After each tour/workshop, we send out an evaluation that you anonymously can fill in with your thoughts about the tour/workshop,, so that we can make your photo adventure a little better next time.