Over the years, Harry Fisch has led and organized small, carefully designed, exclusive photo tours to exotic destinations. Our expeditions are exciting, passionate, and fun. Photography is our excuse to explore different worlds, to discover realities other than our own, and to see what happens behind the scenes and beyond what a normal traveler sees and experiences.
Travelers of all levels and ages, novices, and experienced photographers, join our trips with a focus on travel photography and people. This is not a sightseeing tour in which a photographer has been included.
Harry Fisch is a travel photographer who founded Nomad Photo Expeditions in 2011. The Winner of the 2012 World National Geographic photo contest in the Places Category and later disqualified due to editing-out a plastic bag (read the post (read the post "How I won and lost the National Geographic contest in less than one second"). His work has deserved since then numerous awards: selected in 2010 by Photoespaña in the section “Discoveries”, finalist in the Sony 2012 World Photo Awards, two Jury Awards in 2014 in the Grand Prix de la Découverte, 2019 two IPA Professional Awards of Merit, 2019 finalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year.Read more
Roberto Pazzi is bilingual award winning travel photographer. An engineer by education, he has been dedicated to travel and photography for years. An expert tour leader he has been traveling around the world to more than 60 destinations designing expeditions and photo tours.
Awards: 2020 - Winner for the PIL World Photography Contest in People category2020 - Silver Winner for the TIFA in People category2020 - Runner-up for the Nikon POTY in Travel category2020 - Runner-up for the ViewBug POTY 2020 - Honorable Mention for the ND Photography Awards for Professionals in People/Culture category.Read more
We witnessed some phenomenal and genuine moments.... Way over what I have known until today. Perfectly organized, Outstanding photo sessions. Harry is so passionate as if it was his private photo trip.
Incredible destinations, great locations within the destinations, interesting subjects and places, the best photographic support and a positive day to day atmosphere. All this together with nice lodging and food. Most of our trips are Photo Tours, and a few Workshops. On a photo tour we spend about 80%of our photo time taking photos, and about 20% on analyzing them and honing our vision.
Far less academic than a photography workshop, these trips take place in remote areas that are beautiful and certainly intense, and you start in hands on from the get-go. A professional photographers will give you advice on the technical aspects of photography as needed, but above all, about the environment of the shooting: the way to approach the subject, the preparation, the equipment. Spontaneous lessons will alternate between set photo sessions,, analysis of photographic techniques and photo reviewing.
We put together small groups, between 6 and 10 people at the most, which we keep small in order to fit in all of the special interests of each participant. A friendly and less aggressive integration between the traveler and the locations we visit. The size of the group does matter. Sharing knowledge with people going on photo trips has to be done personally. On one hand, a big group just can’t make “intimate” photos and on the other, the leading photographer can’t devote enough attention to the individual traveler-photographer within a large group.
With plenty of time to discuss technical problems, creative doubts, or any other personal matters that may arise. Some are concerned with technique, others with how to approach human subjects, and almost all of them with their personal approach to the artistic element of photography.
Beyond the destination itself we look at the most interesting themes and subjects in each location. You need to know what is authentic or of genuine photographic interest and what isn’t, and you need, of course, a solid connection to the locals.
Years of investment in local research, looking for interesting places to visit, struggling to create the proper contacts, handpicking hotels. We are all passionate about photography, and want our clients to share that. We approach this challenge by creating opportunities to catch everything at its best; people interacting until we hit the perfect, most natural and real scene.
Only after years of photographic experience on the ground do you get to know a locale’s special feeling, out of the way places, and how to make ties with the people who live there as well as with their reality.
Our priority, when choosing accommodation, is to give you proximity to the desired photographic location and contact with local people. All in comfort! 4 stars hotels, boutique hotels and occasionally 5 stars. We stay at well-placed hotels that allow us to reach the area of photography in a short time, and have good amenities, such as that have private bathrooms, air conditioning and/or fans.
We share our destinations with passionate beginners as well as advanced amateurs and, occasionally, with a “pro”. Much of the style of the tutoring on our trips is focused on the analysis of the work needed to create a picture: what can be relevant to a scene, how to establish the plot of the photograph, how to guide the eye of the viewer, create a rhythm and a direction for the photograph.
An extraordinary photo tour in Uzbeksitan in which we will be following the ancient Silk Road trade routes from Khiva in the west to Bukhara and finally Samrkand. There is a lot to see and do on this photographic trip in Uzbekistan, but –fortunately- it still lacks the theme park polish of a well-known destination, or the artifice that goes along with it. We never have to deal with a pushy restaurateur, a ticket tout, or a carpet salesman trying to upsell us. Even on what were once Silk Roads, we see a lot of donkey carts, bicycles, and rusted-out Kamaz trucks (Soviet vehicles that replaced camel caravans in the late 20th century), but few, if any, other tourists on busloads outside the cities.
Happy to have been awarded with the Gold Award in Fine Art, by the Paris Photo Awards (PX3). Receiving over 4,300 entries from 120 countries around the world, the 2021 edition of the PX3 competition proved to be another outstanding photographic event.
You can visit the series here: https://hong-hu-yu.squarespace.com/arbore
The series, “The Art of Disappearing” tries to bring awareness of the languid evanescence of the Arbore tribe in Ethiopia where their last 2,300 members are currently living. The modernization of the roads and the easier access of visitors is changing their way of life.
I am very Happy to announce that Roberto Pazzi has joined Nomad Photo Expeditions. Roberto is a substantial asset for the team. A great photographer, a dedicated leader. Most of all a considerate, sensitive, human being. You can join Roberto on one of his photographic adventures currently in South Sudan and Mongolia Very soon on […]
The September Turkey Photo Tour has been Fully Sold. We will be publishing another edition departing on May 2022. Should you be interest, please join the Interest List at the end of this post. However, one of our goals on our Turkey photography tour is to strike a balance between […]
Such thing as a photo tour to Turkey was not even imaginable, of course. A 19th-century travel photographer who wanted to document their adventure photography trip needed to process their images immediately following exposure, which meant they required all of their equipment on hand. This entailed transporting a portable darkroom, a plethora of hazardous chemicals, plate holders, tanks, heavy glass plates, and, as it many times happens today, a large camera and tripod.