TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

I am organising some very exciting photography workshops to some incredible locations. Unlike many other workshops, our tours are fully devoted to the pursuit of photography. We are actually not a tour in the traditional sense of the word, our goal is to be at the right spot at the right time and to provide an incredible photography experience. I work with some of the best photography instructors all over the world. We are fully devoted to the pursuit of photography.

2020 Tours and Workshops

One-on-One Portfolio Review Session with AIPP Master of Photography, Ignacio Palacios – US$99

Date and time to be organised after payment

Are you seeking honest, constructive and meaningful feedback on your imagery? Are you searching for your unique voice in the world of photography? Perhaps you have thought about entering your images in competitions, yet the whisper in your ear is holding you back?

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Blue Mountains Weekend Workshop with Ignacio Palacios – AU$385 inc GST.

7 and 8 November 2020

Photograph the magnificent splendour of the Blue Mountains National Park with a multi award-winning photographer on an inspirational weekend that will spark your creativity and vision.

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South Coast Photography Workshop with Ignacio Palacios – $399 inc GST.

5 and 6 December 2020

Photograph the incredible South Coast of NSW including Bombo Quarry, Horse Head Rock, Camel Rock and Mullimburra Point with a multi award-winning photographer on an inspirational weekend that will spark your creativity and vision.

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2021 Tours

South Coast Weekend Photography Workshop with Ignacio Palacios – $399 inc GST.

February 2021

Photograph the incredible South Coast of NSW including Bombo Quarry/Cathedral Rocks, Horse Head Rock, Camel Rock and Mullimburra Point with a multi award-winning photographer on an inspirational weekend that will spark your creativity and vision.

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Blue Mountains Weekend Workshop with Ignacio Palacios – AU$399 inc GST.

March 2021

Photograph the magnificent splendour of the Blue Mountains National Park with a multi award-winning photographer on an inspirational weekend that will spark your creativity and vision.

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Vanuatu (Tanna’s Mt Yasur and Pentecost Island Land Diving Festival)

12 to 19 April 2021

An incredible adventure with a multi award-winning photographer to photograph the landscapes, people, festivals and culture of the incredibly beautiful Melanesian Nation of Vanuatu.

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High Artic and Polar Bears expedition with Ignacio and Ken – 3 SPOTS LEFT 

23 April to 1 May 2021

Embark on an exciting 9-day artic expedition with two award-winning photographers, Ken Duncan and Ignacio Palacios, to photograph Svalbard, the kingdom of the polar bear and incredible ice-covered landscapes.

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South African Luxury Photography Safari – ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT

3 to 20 July 2021

This once-in-a-lifetime luxury photography tour will take you on an 18-day safari where you’ll discover South Africa truly is a country of astounding diversity, unrivalled beauty and the ultimate playground for the passionate photographer.

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Georgia Armenia and the caucasus Photography Tour and Workshop with Ignacio Palacios 2021

Georgia, Armenia and the Great Caucasus Photography Tour

1 to 15 September 2021

Journey into the heart of the great Caucasus and discover a place where old-world European charm meets spectacular landscapes, where medieval architecture complements a cultural history spanning thousands of years.

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Central Asia and Silk Road Photography Tour: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

21 September to 7 October 2021

Central Asia is a region that sparks curiosity, intrigue, and adventure. Join this expedition across Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will take you across borders, over high mountain passes, and into remote communities, all while growing your photography skills.

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Wonders of Persia Photography Tour: Discover Incredible Iran

12 to 29 October 2021

Prepare for desert landscapes that unfold in an undeniably artistic way through a country of rare and remarkable beauty. Over 18 days you’ll marvel at vast and poetic deserts, majestic gorges, and discover a valley of stars that is truly dazzling.

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Japan in Autumn Photography Tour. Iconic Landscapes and Monuments in Autumn

6 to 19 November 2021

Marvel at Japan’s most iconic landscapes and magnificent monuments painted in the golden hues of Autumn on this extraordinary two-week photography tour from Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka to Hokkaido. Step back in time in the ancient age of Samurai and Geisha.

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2022 Tours

Japan in Winter Photography Tour with Ignacio and Ken Duncan: Snow Monkeys and Red-Cranes 

10 to 24 January 2022

Japan in winter is as unique as it is beautiful, and over 14 unforgettable days, you’ll journey with an intimate group of passionate photographers across Japan’s archipelago of islands to photograph its most extraordinary winter-scapes.

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Puna De Atacama High Deserts with Marsel Van Oosten – ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

February and March 2022

This is a rare photography adventure with two world-class photographers to photograph the most remarkable landscapes in the Argentina. You’ll have the chance to experience the iconic Argentina landscapes and culture.

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Atacama and Altiplano with Marsel Van Oosten – ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT

February and March 2022

Join Ignacio and wildlife photographer of the year Marsel Van Oosten on an unforgettable photography tour to the breathtaking deserts of the El Salar de Uyuni, the Altiplano, and Atacama of Chile and Bolivia.

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High Artic and Polar Bears expedition with Ignacio and Ken – ONLY 2 CABINS LEFT 

23 April to 1 May 2022

Embark on an exciting 9-day artic expedition with two award-winning photographers, Ken Duncan and Ignacio Palacios, to photograph Svalbard, the kingdom of the polar bear and incredible ice-covered landscapes.

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A Signature Botswana Luxury Photography Safari – ONLY ONE ROOM LEFT

12 to 25 May 2022

On this exclusive photography tour, you’ll embark on a privileged journey of the Northern and South Okavango Delta, Moremi National Park, Chobe National Park, and you’ll step across the border to witness the power of Victoria Falls.

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Bhutan the Kingdom of the Himalayas Photography Tour with award-winning travel photographer Ignacio Palacios

Bhutan the Kingdom of the Himalayas Photography Tour

27 September to 12 October 2022

Embark on a photography adventure to the great Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan where you will explore and photograph a land of magic, mystery, ancient tradions, warm people and breaktaking mountainous landscapes.

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Colombia the Land of Sabrosura Photography Tour

6 to 19 November 2022

Embark on an extraordinary adventure into one of South America’s most beautiful and diverse countries, Colombia, to photograph striking visual contrasts, enchanting customs, jungles, unique wildlife and ancient churches.

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2023 Tours

Finland Photography Tour with Ignacio Palacios & Peter Eastway

Finland Photography Tour with Peter Eastway

6 to 14 February 2023

Join me and Peter Eastway on a heartracing photography adventure into the heart of Finland’s northernmost region during the dazzling season of winter.

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Lofoten Norway Photography Tour with Ignacio Palacios & Peter Eastway

Lofoten Photography Workshop with Peter Eastway

16 to 22 February 2023

Journey to the famous ice-covered wilderness of Lofoten in Norway on an incredible photography tour with two multi-award-winning landscape photographers.

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TESTIMONIALS

There are workshops and then there are really good workshops. I am a believer in providing the best workshops available and Ignacio shares that same goal. I have had the pleasure of working together with Ignacio for several workshops in Patagonia, Atacama and Lofoten, Norway. Each of these workshops took great planning which Ignacio handles extremely well. He’s fun, creative and a genius at Photoshop. Your experience by participating in one of his workshops will be very rewarding

Kevin RaberGuest Photographer Patagonia, Atacama and Lofoten workshops, CEO Luminous Landscape

The March 2014 Patagonia workshop was an excellent way for me to get to some of the best photographic locations in Patagonia. Secondly, the workshop enabled me to capture great landscapes and associated flora and fauna images. Thirdly, it enabled me to learn and increase my technical and creative skills in photography with subject matter experts. The workshop’s facilitators provided ongoing advice, support and ideas that challenged my way of thinking when photographing as well as providing me an almost encyclopaedic reference of new and relevant information to develop my photographic knowledge and skills. An enjoyable and very educational trip!

CraigPatagonia Workshop, March 2014

It’s been my pleasure to work with Ignacio on trips to Patagonia & Kamchatka and I’m now looking forward to teaming up again in Madagascar, Finland & Norway. A great deal of thought and planning goes into Ignacio’s tours in order to get participants to the right place at the right time to deliver numerous, wonderful photographic opportunities. He is also an outstanding photographer and very generous in sharing his knowledge. If you love photography and adventure travel you’ll love Ignacio’s tours.

Richard I'AnsonPatagonia 2015, Kamchatka 2017, Madagascar 2018, Scandinavia 2019

If you are looking for a wonderful photographic adventure led by the internationally renowned photographers Ignacio Palacios and Peter Eastway, this is the trip to do. The southern part of South America with its huge variety of scenery can be a photographer’s paradise: desert-like plains, snow-capped mountains, stunning glaciers and glacial lakes – all crying out to be photographed. And with the support and helpful comments from people like Ignacio and Peter – photographers at the top of their profession – this was indeed a workshop not be missed. A terrific experience – thank you!

John and JennyPatagonia, March 2014

In April 2015 I was very fortunate to experience the wilds of Patagonia – Patagonia in autumn is extraordinary. We were treated to perfect autumn weather – every one of the major peaks we visited, Torres del Paine, Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torro, were clearly visible as we stood before the magnificence of these amazing natural structures. And on our visits to Grey Glacier and Perito Moreno we had near perfect conditions – a rarity, especially for Perito Moreno, which is only clear on five days of every year. This brilliant photography tour was led by Ignacio Palacios and Richard I’Anson. I cannot express my gratitude enough to both for their absolute professionalism, generosity in terms of their time and willingness to share their expertise and for making this such a fun and exciting experience.

ClaraPatagonia Workshop, April 2015

This was a fantastic photography adventure, one of the best I have experienced. What a treat to have the guidance of Ignacio Palacios and Richard I’Anson. Their different approaches to capturing images and post processing provided a rich learning environment and prompted useful discussions and personal reflection. The itinerary was designed to maximize optimal lighting conditions for sunrise and sunset which in Patagonia is breathtaking. Lower tourist numbers at that time of the year made travel easier and gave us more time for a pisco sour or two. Getting up close and personal with magnificent glaciers, staying in a refugio, waiting for early light to hit the peaks, long hikes amidst the colours of autumn in El Chaltén and marveling at the most magic cloud formations were just a few of the highlights.

LouPatagonia Photography Workshop, April 2015

It is my pleasure to recommend Ignacio Palacios to anyone who is interested in doing sensational photographic tours. I have enjoyed travelling with Ignacio in the past, which is why I’m looking forward to future trips with him. Ignacio is a very competent photographer and also has excellent post processing skills. He is a good teacher, so anyone travelling with him will be bound to learn some very valuable skills and techniques.

Ken DuncanPatagonia/Altiplano 2017, Lofoten/Finland 2018, Puna 2018, Brazil 2019, Svalbard 2020

I have traveled and co-lead tours with Ignacio to Patagonia, the Atacama region and the Lofoten islands (Norway). All of them were really nice tours and I enjoyed traveling and photographing with him. Ignacio is a great photography instructor, tour leader and I am looking forward to do more adventures with him.

Art WolfePatagonia & Atacama 2016, Lofoten 2017

I travelled to Patagonia with Ignacio and it was a blast! I think the mark of a good travel leader is how he or she deals with problems - and when we had a few small issues with transport and weather, Ignacio always found a solution! We visited some amazing locations and Patagonia is certainly on my return list!

Peter EastwayAIPP Grand Master of Photography, Guest Photographer Patagonia 2014

I went to Patagonia with Ignacio in March of 2018. This was my third workshop with him. The first two were outstanding but this one was even more outstanding. His selection of the right spots to get the best shots were perfect. He would always take us to several spots to photograph the same landscape from different prospectives. Each location offered the possibility of an award winning picture. I came back from this trip with so many best shots. When I showed my pictures to my friends they would say you got some really unbelievable shots. What made the difference was the composition Ignacio help me select. I’m really looking forward to my next workshop with him.

Alan, Lofoten 2017Patagonia, Madagascar 2018

Having had the privilege of working with Ignacio on several occasions, I can tell you touring with Ignacio is something you will always remember! There are many leading photo tours these days, but none do it like Ignacio, Amazing locations? Of course, Incredible photos? You will have cards full. Loads of fun and tones of laughs? you bet! Anyone can take you to an amazing location, only a few have the knowledge to get you there at the right moment to capture incredible shots, Only Iggy delivers the Amazing Locations, The Incredible Photos in a fun and jovial way, allowing you to relax, forget your stress and enjoy each moment!

Adam WilliamsIceland, Norway and Red Centre Photography Tours

I have had the pleasure to co-lead a number of workshops with the character that is Ignacio Palacios. Ignacio works relentless during the lead up to each tour ensuring photographic opportunities are maximised, accommodation is comfortable and a variety of skills are taught. Each workshop has been jam packed full of great travel experiences with plenty of laughs along the way..... Usually at Ignacio's expense.

Luke AustinIceland&Norway 2015, Canada 2016

WHY TRAVEL WITH US

At IP Travel Photography, our mission is to take passionate individuals on remarkable photography journeys. Travelling to unique corners of the world in search of landscapes, wildlife and cultural experiences that will inspire remarkable images and inspire your creative legacy.

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  • Central to every photography tour is YOU. When you travel with us, you’ll not only learn the secrets of the masters, but I’ll help take your photography skills to the next level and ensure you leave each adventure with a collection of powerful photographs that you’ll share with pride.
  • You’ll travel to extraordinary countries, enjoy exclusive access to the best locations, and journey off-the-beaten-track to discover people, places and creatures that few people get to experience in their lifetime.
  • Enjoy the peace of mind knowing each all-inclusive tour has your travel experienced covered, including your accommodation, meals, internal flights, transfers, guides, and more.
  • Each tour brings together a small, intimate group of travellers, giving you the chance to experience the powerful mastermind- effect of connecting with likeminded photographers and adventure seekers.
  • You’ll experience the best of each destination, with the help of expert guides, the best accommodation in each location, and you’ll indulge the region’s finest food.
  • Enjoy one-on-one tuition with the opportunity to learn the art of composition, working with light, the pre-visualisation process, creative storytelling and post-processing skills.
  • On selected tours, we invite some of the world’s best professional photographers to join as co-hosts. Such as Marsel van Oosten, Art Wolfe, Peter Eastway, Richard I’Anson, Ken Duncan and Hans Strand.
  • You’ll have fun! We know how to have a great time, and if you’re travelling with a non-photographer-friend they’ll have fun too!

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