TripAdvisor reveals most-booked photography tours at popular holiday destinations for that perfect shot.
If there’s a way to capture the moment, travellers are doing it more than ever before. New data from TripAdvisor Experiences reveals that traveller bookings for photography tours among travellers from Singapore have increased by 51% in 2018, from 2017.
Today, on Instagram alone, the hashtag #travelphotography surfaces more than 67 million posts, while #travel yields more than 378 million posts. For Singapore travellers looking to up their #travelphotography game, here are some of the world’s most popular destinations for photography tours, and its most-booked tour.
Click and capture: The world’s most popular destinations for photo tours (and the top tour there)
1. Paris, France
Private Paris Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer, Paris, France
Create beautiful lasting memories of your holiday with a two-hour private photo shoot in Paris. Let a professional photographer guide you toward some of Paris' most gorgeous backdrops or ask him or her to capture candid moments as you venture through the city on your own path. Feel like a celebrity with a photographer on your tail, and receive an email with between 130-150 high-quality images after your photo shoot.
2. New York City, New York, USA
Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer, New York City, New York, USA
Go on a New York City walking tour, customised to fit your interests, with a private photographer. Visit your choice of the city’s the most famous landmarks, from Times Square to Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge, with a guide who will capture your experience in photographs. After your tour, you receive a digital gallery of 75 professional shots.
3. Rovaniemi, Finland
Northern Lights Photography Tour from Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland
Note: this tour is available based on seasonality.
Get the best possible photos of Finland's elusive Northern Lights on this photographer-led tour from Rovaniemi. Your guide will lead you to the best locations and advise you on the ideal camera settings and positioning to ensure you return home with frameable wall art. With provided thermal suits, snacks, and beverages—plus pickup right from your hotel— you’re guaranteed an entirely comfortable experience in the Arctic night.
4. Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Beautiful Hawaii Photo Tour - Oahu, Hawaii
See Oahu’s beaches, mountain ranges, and blue skies through your camera lens on this island photography tour. Perfect for visitors who want to see top sights while honing photography skills. Don’t worry about missing out on Oahu’s well-known and hidden spots and leave the driving and logistics to your guide.
5. Barcelona, Spain Barcelona
E-Bike Photography Tour, Barcelona, Spain
Zip around Barcelona with ease while capturing the best photographs for yourself or your social media following on a half-day electric bike tour. The trip is a great introduction for first-time visitors who are keen to improve their photography skills. Stay cool with minimal pedalling work on your part, all while being able to access places unreachable by a traditional tour vehicle. See Barcelona's top highlights, including La Sagrada Familia and the beaches.
6. Sydney, Australia Sydney
Sunset Photography Tour, Sydney, Australia
Snap spectacular photos of Sydney at sunset and master the art of twilight photography on this half-day photography tour of Sydney. Follow your guide, a professional photographer, around Sydney Harbour and The Rocks, then take in the views from Observatory Hill as the sun sets over the city. With expert advice to help you compose the perfect shot, master tricky lighting techniques and learn to use a tripod; you’ll be sure to take some impressive photos.
7. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Northern Lights Tour from Yellowknife, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Let an expert take you deep into the backcountry on this Northern Lights tour. Your guide knows the best current viewing locations and explains how and why the Northern Lights are formed in this region of Canada as you gaze up at the dancing lights. Get help capturing the perfect photo before returning to the warmth of the vehicle. Enjoy round-trip transportation from select Yellowknife hotels, as well as snacks and drinks throughout the tour.
8. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Night Photography Tour, Tokyo, Japan
Explore the electric night-time atmosphere of Tokyo during this two and a half hour, smallgroup evening photography tour. Learn from a professional photographer guide how to use a tripod to capture long exposures of traffic light trails streaming through the city. Wander the neon-tinged streets of Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya, learning tips for composition and technique along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for great shots and you’re sure to capture some great images of both the city’s iconic and lesser-known sights. This personalised, small-group excursion, limited to just six participants, also offers an optional tripod rental upgrade.
9. Venice, Italy
Venice Photography Walking Tour with Private Guide, Venice, Italy
Take an artistic approach to Venice with this private photography walking tour. Whether you’re a novice or expert photographer, you’ll find endless opportunities for the perfect shot as you explore Venice’s picturesque streets, squares and canals. A professional photographer guide will lead you on a three hour walking tour of magnificent landmarks and hidden backstreets, giving you tips on lighting and composition along the way. Bring your camera or smartphone and leave Venice with a collection of beautiful, print-worthy images to memorialise your holiday.
10. Santorini, Greece
Santorini Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer, Santorini, Greece
Capture your visit to one of Europe’s most photogenic places with a private walking tour and photo shoot in Santorini. Stroll through the island’s picturesque villages while a professional photographer snaps photos of you and your friends or family against a backdrop of whitewashed homes, blue roofs, and striking caldera views. Within 48 hours, receive shareable digital images in an online gallery.
Methodology: Top destinations are based on traveller bookings of photography tours in 2018. Top tours are based on bookings in that destination in 2018.