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Are There Such Things As Caravan-Based Photography Tours?

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I enjoy photography immensely but don't do anywhere near enough of it but one of my biggest problems is finding/getting to locations to spend some uninterrupted time just shooting (i. e. without family members in tow waiting for me to "finish").

 

A US-based podcaster I listen to last year led an "RV Photography Tour" across the US for a few weeks and it strikes me as a cool idea, i. e. touring a region with the van sole for photography.

 

Has anyone heard of such things happening in the UK?

 

On the one hand I get how it can be a solitary experience, i. e. doing your own thing in your own time but it does seem like a potentially great candidate for combining two hobbies.

 

Thoughts? Am I just daft?

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Have a look at joining the Camping and Caravanning Club, they have a photographic section; weekend rallies, holiday rallies, etc, etc.

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Ah interesting. I'm a member of C&CC & did originally join the PG when I joined up a year ago but never really looked into it other than the (printed) newsletter now & then which didn't strike me as particularly inspiring to be perfectly honest but things look far more interesting on their website so I shall look into it further.

 

Thanks for the pointer!

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I did a half week (3 nights) photo holiday in the Lakes with a pro tutor last november and had a great time. He rented a 5 bedroom (all twins and doubles) holiday cottage (he "camped" in the games room) and sold off the rooms to punters.

 

We got 2 solid days shooting, one with great weather, one with nothing but rain. He runs these trips at this time of year so that sunrise and sunset are at relatively sociable hours. I know he also runs courses on the Norfolk Broads where he charters a cruiser and sells off the berths.

 

I found it to be a very sociable trip, had a good laugh, learnt a lot and got a couple of snaps that I'm quite pleased with.

 

Could a similar format be used with caravans/motorhomes? I think it could be made to work but I don't know of a photographer who does this. One aspect that might be difficult to overcome is having a large enough "common space" for socialising and reviewing/critiquing images. A site which had a games room or something similar might work.

 

There are plenty of pro photographers that conduct workshops; I've no doubt that someone would bite if a sound proposal was put together. I'm not sure if this blogger still looks in here - maybe he's your man?

 

 

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One aspect that might be difficult to overcome is having a large enough "common space" for socialising and reviewing/critiquing images. A site which had a games room or something similar might work.

 

There are plenty of pro photographers that conduct workshops; I've no doubt that someone would bite if a sound proposal was put together. I'm not sure if this blogger still looks in here - maybe he's your man?

 

 

That's a very good point, the social aspect is also a very important part of a workshop.

 

I'll look into him, thanks for the pointer.

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I see that this is a very cold thread, but did anything come of it I wonder?

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