A combined 20 years providing unparalleled mentoring
+ 30 years of uncommon local expertise means you’ll experience the journey of a lifetime
perfecting your craft in the unrivaled first-class luxury of authentic France
UNFORGETTABLE IN EVERY WAY
Band of Light offers a unique and memorable approach to luxury travel. On our exclusive photography holidays you’ll become a cultural explorer wielding a powerful storytelling device, not a tourist snapping away wildly and without purpose. When you journey with us you’ll experience a singular form of cultural immersion by learning how to develop a photographers sense of intentionality and relationship to the environment. You’ll harness the power of your camera and hone your creative vision to tell stories that inspire, motivate, educate and enrich both yourself and your audience.
Each journey is flawlessly arranged to provide a worry-free experience. Our Band of Light travel specialists, incredible private guides, and expert mentors all combine on every itinerary. We work hard to get to know our clients and partner with them to design the ultimate, unforgettable itinerary and provide specialized photography instruction.
Between your rides through unspoiled France, the mouth-watering cuisine and wines the locals know well, relaxing in your luxury accommodations, and the joy of producing compelling stories in picture, we’re sure you’ll look back and remember your photography holiday as a first-class, even life-changing, experience.
Each member of our team was born in France or has explored the country for decades. For this reason, our vast knowledge of French destinations, history and culture is second to none. In addition, we understand the needs of the discerning client and are able to think “outside of the box” when designing custom itineraries. You are in our care for the finest experience possible; we take this responsibility very seriously. When you embark on our tours, you can be assured that we have been there and experienced exactly what you are interested in.
We promise to thrill you by day and spoil you by night. You will fall in love with the world again, just as it should be, and will return with unforgettable stories, having captured your most epic life moments while experiencing the France you can’t find in guidebooks or on traditional escorted tours.
The FRANCE only the FRENCH know.
UNPARALLELED 1-ON-1 MENTORING
Our mentoring philosophy emphasizes that developing technical skills is a means to a creative end, not a study in itself. The authentic experience and the story it inspires must always be the goal. With Band of Light, you’ll see your abilities grow through expert, one-on-one mentoring, learning to step beyond yourself into full engagement with your surroundings. By the end of your journey, you will have learned the skills necessary to continue experiencing new levels of cultural engagement wherever you should travel in the future.
When you create your custom-tailored dream photography holiday, you will be able to develop your skills in private exactly as you see fit. You may also join one of our exclusive group itineraries. Unlike most companies whose “small group tours” mean 16 or more guests, ours are limited to 8 guests. This means you’ll receive far more one-on-one mentoring with Band of Light, along with easier access to locations, sites and restaurants that are typically off limits to larger groups.
No matter how you travel with us, the result will be a relaxed, informal atmosphere that makes it easy to get to know other guests, our guides and instructors. Because we won’t settle for anything less than the kind of memorable life-enhancing experience you deserve.