We are announcing a very unique trip for budding travel and reportage photographers out there. This is a â€œPhoto Expeditionâ€ â€“ different from a traditional tour package â€“ put together by professional photographer and Sony Alpha system e-Book author Gary Friedman (who runs the stock photo website www.FriedmanArchives.com ).
Says Gary: “Photo Expeditions are guided travel programs which cater to the unique needs (some people might say “eccentric needs”) of photographers. Getting up at 4:00am in order to catch the sunrise is not out of the ordinary. Taking you to landmarks only when the light is right makes perfect sense to us. Taking you to places off the beaten path and leave you free to roam and photograph a fishing village is exactly our itinerary. And youâ€™ll be with fellow photographers who love to travel, make new friends, and tell the story via pictures. The whole tour is based on the premise that nobody ever took a National Geographic quality photo from the window of a moving bus.
“The event will be taking place in the beautiful Republic of Latvia on July 13-20, 2008. UK readers can book low-cost flights from Ryanair, typical costs for the return journey from Stansted and various other airports to Riga are around Â£130-Â£200 on the dates involved, including taxes.
“Where…? Not many people have heard of Latvia, but it is one of the most beautiful of the former Soviet Republics. You can see pictures and read a detailed itinerary at
“The trip is all-inclusive â€“ once you get your self to Riga, we take full care of you from start to finish. We have room for only 14 people, so if you’re thinking of going, signing up sooner is better than later!
“I feel especially proud that we were able to secure as our “home base” one of the best retreat properties in Latvia. From the website:
This property was once an exclusive retreat for KGB VIP’s where satisfaction was guaranteed for the Soviet elite: Deer were tied to a tree so old Generals could shoot it, and divers would secretly hang fish onto submerged fishing hooks to please their high-ranking vacationers.
“The new facility built to European standards and situated on Valguma lake where you can sit at breakfast and enjoy the view of the hills and woods.
“If you’re even thinking you might want to join us, please send me an email at [email protected] to let me know your intent and I can let you know when spaces are about to run out. This is going to be a fun trip!
“Check out the details at www.FriedmanArchives.com/expeditions/latvia and letâ€™s hear from you!”