So many reasons WHY to travel with Greg ?
Meet the locals
Meeting the locals is one of the main goal of my trips. I want you to be in touch with people, to interact with them and to take beautiful pictures of them. I want you to come back with new friends ! Photography is an exchange and it is important for me to give a lot of time in sharing moments and learning form the people we meet.
In all my travel photography workshops I give a big attention in learning new cultures and traditions and understanding new philosophies of life. We will of course visit historical monuments because knowing the history is very important but most of the time we’ll be in touch and between the inhabitants of the countries we are discovering. Making new friends is the best way of discovering a country !
Another important aspect of my travels is to keep a certain freedom in the organisation of each days. I want to be able to follow the flow of the moment, to accept invitations, to enter doors that are opened, to go to some unpredicted events.
I will always leave the initial plans flexible to let you enjoy the present moment.
Follow me but feel free like you were traveling on your own.
I only go with a small group between 5 to 8 persons. According to me it is a crucial choice to keep the possibility to meet locals and keep some freedom.
How to get some intimacy with people when you are a group of 30 tourists ? How to get invited into a house when the group is more than 10 persons ?
With a small group traveling with me we can still get chances to share some unique moments with the people we encounter.
A unique experience
More than just a travel photography trip, I want you to experience the country we’re traveling in. I will guide you and bring you to places that are never on the list of travel agencies. I want to show you what gives me emotions, what I find unique, beautiful or sad. I want to bring you into the heart of life. I don’t want you to only see, visit or photograph… I want you to experience it !
Discover without limits
Everything can be interesting to experience and to photograph. That’s why I love to listen to the wishes of the participants of my tours in order to go where they want to. Entering a factory, documenting the work of an NGO, exploring a slum, visiting a museum or a red light district…. Everything can be done if we don’t put our lives in danger. Let’s enjoy the diversity and richness of this amazing world !
Off the beaten tracks !
It’s always nice and beautiful to discover the touristic highlights of a country. In my tours I’m always trying to keep a nice balance between the “do not miss” monuments and the completely off the beaten tracks places.
Usually there is a lot to do and see in places that no travel guides is talking about !
Follow a professional photographer
This is probably the main reason why you’re here …
During my trips I’ll share with you everything. I won’t keep any secret. I’m here to share with you my experience and I’ll let you ask me all the questions you’ve got.
I’ll watch you taking pictures and give you my advices. Most of my travels are focused on portrait and street photography. I want you to start taking beautiful pictures of the humans you meet during your adventures and not only landscapes. I will show you how I develop my images in Adobe Lightroom and I will review your images to give you some feedback.
Of course I’ll teach you the basics of photography and how to use your camera for those who aren’t still very comfortable with it.
Local assistant and translator
During every trip I try to be accompanied by a local person to help in any situation and to translate in order to make it easier to speak with people. He/she will always be happy to assist you and help you in communicating with the locals.
Follow a experienced traveler
Traveling is a real passion. Being on the road always brings me a incredible joy and happiness. I got the chance to travel more than 60 countries and went back many times to a lot of them. Among all the countries I’ve been I visited some really remote places and also a few post-conflict areas. Examples include Iranian Kurdistan, Baloutchistan, Nagorno Karabagh (between Armenia and Azerbaijan), the Pankisi Gorge in Georgian Caucasia, the tribals in Pakistan, Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Bosnia, the Palestinian territories, Kashmir, Lebanon… to name a few.
I’ll be happy to share with you my experience of traveling the world.
Taste food like locals
One of the great joy of traveling is to taste new delicious specialities. I hate loosing time while sitting for hours in a restaurant when I know that the best food is right outside in the street made by local people. It’s always fresher and taste better !
During my tours I will always encourage you to eat and discover new tastes and new specialities.
If you have some food allergy or if you have a special diet we’ll always be able to adapt.
Meet my friends
I know a lot of people in each country I am traveling to. And I love to invite some of my friends to meet you as well. Again traveling for me is all about sharing moments and enjoying life with others. So I love to do that during my travel photography tours as well !
It will always be a good way to learn more about the place you’re visiting.