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Award-winning Photography Holidays for all skill levels.

Hello there. We’re Creative Escapes. Since 2007, our award-winning photographic holidays & photography workshops have been taking our clients from Beginner to Bailey in no time.

Recommended by The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal and many more, our hand-built luxury photography holidays combine boutique accommodation, off-the-beaten track activities, low-tech tuition and small group sizes.

Our upcoming photography holidays

Our photography holidays for singles, couples or friends operate throughout the year, picked when the weather is good - and the very best conditions - for photography tours (and a holiday!)

Are you a budding David Bailey or Annie Leibovitz? Have you ever thought of combining your passion for photography with a holiday in a beautiful country? For over 10 years, Creative Escapes have been offering tailor-made photographic holidays, giving you the opportunity to sharpen your skills in fantastic locations such as California, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Japan.

You will benefit from small group sizes and expert tuition, but without a reliance on complicated technology. Accommodation is hand-selected and you’ll be guided to the hidden gems that your location has to offer. How about shooting a living goddess in ancient Kathmandu, kicking back exploring the Keralan backwaters in your own luxury houseboat? Or photographing big cats, elephants and crocodiles from the back of a private safari jeep in Sri Lanka?

An example itinerary would be across 10 or 11 days, starting with a relaxed check in at your hotel and your first session on understanding your camera. The following days will include guided trips and activities with tuition on skills such as composition, exposure, documentary images and travel editorial. Your tutors will let you in on some of the tricks used by professional and commercial photographers, to ensure you really get the best shots. Plus you will visit many of the famous spots you’ll already be familiar with from films and celebrity photographers.

These photography holidays really do combine the best of both worlds – you’ll get to experience the sights and sounds of your destination with fantastic guided trips, but also receiving pro advice and guidance explained in a clear and simple way.

Creative Escapes have featured in The Sunday Telegraph’s Best Photo Breaks and The Guardian’s Top Ten Photography Holidays. We even offer private bespoke tours for couples or small groups.

So what are you waiting for? Book your Creative Escapes Photography Holiday online today!

An absolutely fabulous trip. Jon's enthusiasm is infectious and attention to detail is second to none. It's very evident how much time and thought has gone into planning the tour. Everything from the excellent locations to the hotels and restaurants is clearly carefully planned. Jon's photographic guidance, tuition and suggestions were always welcomed and with his help my photography has greatly improved. Thank you Creative Escapes for a wonderful holiday of photography, food and fun.read more
Philip Knott
Philip Knott
10:55 25 Sep 16
Thank you Jon for an amazing Moroccan adventure! I learnt so much and had such an incredible time! Creative Escapes is a fantastic company, the whole experience was excellent - from initial queries about the trip, throughout the booking process, and of course - the 10 days away. Great balance of photography, learning, and having fun!
Sophie Bradley
Sophie Bradley
11:41 21 Nov 16
Over the last couple of years, I have taken part in a combination of long haul (Cambodia and Kerala), short haul (Morocco and Sicily) and one day UK workshops with the Creative Escapes team. And I can say 150% that I have ABSOLUTELY loved every minute of these experiences. From a photography perspective, you receive fantastic tuition pitched perfectly to where you are at in your development – and always with a big dose of fun and an element of a challenge which I thrive on! Travel wise – you get to immerse yourself in the most wonderful destinations - allowing you to really get under the skin of your surroundings, and so importantly, get to know and engage with the local people.All aspects of the photography retreats are very well organised; spot on attention to detail from the hotels and restaurants to the assignments, reviews and daily activities.A very special part of the trips is the social side. I have made some fantastic new, like-minded buddies through Creative Escapes - genuinely lovely, funny people, with great – and so importantly – varied photography skill sets. You can never underestimate how much you can share your knowledge and learn from each other; an integral part of any CE trip or workshop.The team at Creative Escapes are fantastic and have inspired and equipped me to follow my travel/documentary photography dreams. I am already excited about my next adventure with them, but just where too given their fab array of destinations … that is the big question!read more
Camilla Field
Camilla Field
15:14 08 Sep 16
Thank you for a brilliant 10 day trip to Morocco. Thank you for your patient teaching and enthuastic guidance it has helped my photography immensely.
michaela bone
michaela bone
12:47 20 Nov 16
I've done both photography holidays and day courses with these guys and I'm consistently blown away by how much I learn and come away with. Their style of teaching is extremely effective and the focus is on helping each person to identify and develop their own personal style. The holidays are extremely well researched and standards are high across the board. I'm booked on another trip soon and can't wait!read more
Alan O'Riordan
Alan O'Riordan
20:26 25 Sep 14
Cuba has always been on the top of my list of places to go so when the opportunity came to finally go, I wanted to find the right people to introduce me to what is an amazing place. Creative Escapes are the right people to give you the right introductions. Matt or tutor was not just a great teacher, patient, encouraging while challenging us but he was also knowledgable in the art of navigating Cuba and all it's charms and quirks. Creative Escapes is a true small group trip with others that are there to "create" so your love of photography is shared and enjoyed by everyone. The best souvenirs to take home? Some amazing photos of an amazing place that you created youself.read more
Michelle Knight
Michelle Knight
20:48 20 Feb 18
"The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see" ( AK Trenfor) sums up the CE experience. My trip to Cuba (November 2017) with CE was well thought out, included experiences that would not have been possible had I organised the trip myself and was a great 10 day experience with 7 other like minded people and a brilliant tutor. As a result I not only had one of my best travel experiences ever but I also produced some of my best photographs to date . My husband has been inspired to join me on their USA trip in May 2018. I can't wait!read more
Val Turner
Val Turner
17:15 19 Feb 18
I went to Cambodia with Creative Escapes this year, and it was a fantastic experience. The venues for each day's shoot are varied and well chosen, and the instruction is great, tailored for the people on the course. The restaurants are good too, with a variety of styles and cuisines, as is the hotel. There's a wonderful atmosphere on the course, working hard on the assignments, reviewing each other's work, and relaxing in the evenings.I then attended one of the weekend workshops in London, for people who've been on one of the holidays, and that was up to the same standard too. read more
Andrew Merritt
Andrew Merritt
15:27 07 Nov 14
An absolutely fabulous trip. Jon's enthusiasm is infectious and attention to detail is second to none. It's very evident how much time and thought has gone into planning the tour. Everything from the excellent locations to the hotels and restaurants is clearly carefully planned. Jon's photographic guidance, tuition and suggestions were always welcomed and with his help my photography has greatly improved. Thank you Creative Escapes for a wonderful holiday of photography, food and fun.read more
Philip Knott
Philip Knott
16:16 17 Apr 19
The holiday to Kerala was fantastic and the one to one tuition opened up a whole new style of photography for me. Jon gave advice when needed and instilled confidence in everyone to experiment and push their level of photography further. Added to that a beautiful location, great food and luxurious accomodation meant the holiday was an unforgettable experience. Will definitely book another photography holiday with them.read more
Ildiko Bita
Ildiko Bita
18:53 29 Sep 19
The holiday to Kerala was fantastic and the one to one tuition opened up a whole new style of photography for me. Jon gave advice when needed and instilled confidence in everyone to experiment and push their level of photography further. Added to that a beautiful location, great food and luxurious accomodation meant the holiday was an unforgettable experience. Will definitely book another photography holiday with them.read more
Ildiko Bita
Ildiko Bita
18:53 29 Sep 19

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