Our photo tours are opening completely new perspectives
Small groups | Individual support | Local professional photographers | First-class organisation | Swiss travel guarantee
Our company Amazing Views Photo & Adventure Tours is specialized in exclusive photo tours. To make every trip an unforgettable experience, we focus on places far away from mass tourism and with fantastic sceneries for unique photo motives. Furthermore, we exclusively engage renowned photo guides, including some of the world’s best nature photographers, who either live at the destination themselves or know it inside out. To ensure that the accommodation is a perfect fit for our tour, we work together with first-class local providers.
The individual support in small groups allows all participants to benefit from the knowledge of the photographers. In addition, we deliberately make the length of stay at the individual locations a little longer in order to increase the chance of spectacular ambiences and exciting observations. With Amazing Views quality takes precedence over quantity.
Since 2016 we have successfully completed more than 100 photo tours.
Benefit from the expertise of our renowned photo guides. As a rule, they live in the location to which you are traveling and know the region inside out.
Travel to unique destinations, visit the right places, and go at the right times, far removed from the tourist masses, in small groups or just on your own.
Count on us to give you the best. We work together with the best local suppliers. We hand-pick all accommodation and services, and test them thoroughly.
Enjoy the security of going with us. We are members of the Swiss Travel Security (STS) travel guarantee.
Founder and Owner
I have long been interested in composition, design and aesthetic aspects. No wonder, then, that I have been passionate about photography since a young age. At 16, I was very proud to be photographing using an analogue single lens reflex camera, which my father gave me for my confirmation. Since then, I have been continually adding to my knowledge of the field of photography. Over the years, I attended many workshops and courses led by renowned photographers in my spare time and during the holidays. I then developed my photographic skills through individual study and, of course, lots of practice.
Today, I love nothing more than spending some time in wild and untouched nature. It could be a hike to a beautiful location in Switzerland, the wilderness of Alaska, the raw nature of Patagonia, or the originality of the African savannah – these are my favourites. I am passionate about photographing such natural paradises and the landscapes and wild animals to which they are home.
I have time and again been called back to southern Africa since my first visit there around 15 years ago. I was disappointed with the photos from my first trips so decided to dedicate my time to intensively learn about photography. In addition to learning about theory and attending courses and workshops with renowned photographers, I have been continually expanding my knowledge through many trips and excursions into the great outdoors.
I especially like photographing wild animals. Taking pictures of lions in the Kalahari or bears in Alaska is still a source of fascination for me to this day. One of my favourite experiences is a Walking Safari on foot, such as in Mana Pools National Park on the trail of the elephants. This allows you to get unbelievably close to nature. Encounters with animals still amaze me as much as my very first experience. I love looking at them, observing them and photographing them in their natural habitat. Striving for an image that perfectly encapsulates the situation is what spurs me on.
We select our photographers very carefully and pay close attention to both experience and personality. This means that our photo guides are not only top professional photographers but are also able to pass on their knowledge.
Many of our guides are living in the region in question and know it like the back of their hand. They will ensure that you feel at ease during the entire trip.
What our customers are saying
"Street photography starts at the end of your comfort zone" - This was the first sentence of Jens Krauer, course instructor, at the introduction to our course in Amsterdam. How true! During four often long days, we slowly left our comfort zone, hesitant and shy at first, and ventured further and further. Thanks to the skilful methodology and didactics of Jens, who confronted us daily with ever new, ever more challenging tasks, we gained confidence and self-assurance. By the end, we had grasped the essence of street photography and were already able to take some beautiful shots. Jens was an excellent and patient teacher who had brought us considerably further in terms of image composition and creativity. I really got an appetite for street photography after the course!
I had a dream; to see and photograph a polar bear in the wild once in my life. So I set out on this adventure with Amazing Views. What I experienced is unsurpassable: accompanying and photographing a polar bear in the Zodic....it was a magical moment that turned into hours!!!! In addition I also had the chance to photograph walruses, sea lions and beautiful landscapes. My big thanks go to Jenny and Daisy for their so benevolent way of accompanying me and to the whole crew of the Virgo. The 10 days went by in a flash and I can only say THANK YOU and my dream came true.
Claudio & Andrea
Like all tours with Amazing Views, this tour was perfectly organised. We were super well looked after by Jenny and Daisy, who had endless time and patience for us, not only when taking pictures, but also when editing them. The ship (the MS Virgo) is ideal for photographers. The newly renovated rooms are very nice and functional with plenty of space for all the winter clothes. But the hammer is the lounge, which is ideally suited to our needs. Enough space for everyone with their laptops, power sockets everywhere, a big TV for picture meetings and presentations, and always enough pastries to keep our lines in shape. The Zodiac drivers were also responsible for scanning the horizon literally around the clock for interesting wildlife. The fact that these two are also full-time professional photographers was of course great, as it meant we were looked after even better and they also knew exactly how to position the Zodiac so that everyone got their picture. All in all, this trip easily exceeded our expectations.
The photo tour "Wild Scotland" has the right name. We experienced a week with weather typical for this region. Overcast skies, sunshine in between, dense fog in the mountains and short heavy rain showers with strong winds. It was a good opportunity to test out the waterproof and windproof clothing. The tour was well organised and everything worked well. Ralf led the tour prudently with a lot of humour, constantly coordinating with Nick, the local photographer, in choosing the next photo stop. They reacted flexibly to the changing weather. Both supported the participants very well in photo-technical questions and Nick, thanks to his very good local knowledge, was able to draw our attention to small details in the composition of the picture. The photo tour is recommended for photographers who want to experience the wild nature of Scotland and especially the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Simply excellent, unsurpassed!!! My compliments! Our guides Jenny and Bernard harmonised in an exemplary way, everything was well organised. Both were able to motivate and stimulate excellently and gave the best support. Without question: a unique, highly exciting, fantastic and unforgettable photo tour! Tour guiding which cannot be beaten. An organisation without bad luck, breakdowns or mishaps. A Faroe Islands tour with Jenny and Bernard >> you have to strike... immediately!
When the two natural phenomena of the Faroe Islands and Bernard Geraghty comes together, a fantastic photo tour is guaranteed! The experience was garnished with a great group and as always it was perfectly organised by Amazing Views. Thank you very much for another great photo tour!
The tour was super organised and I felt very comfortable. In our exciting and interesting Highland Lodge we were excellently spoiled with fresh and local food by the three wonderful cooks. Above all, of course, we were accompanied, looked after and supported photographically in a great way. The daily planning was always adapted to the weather/light and our wishes. Rough landscapes, white sandy beaches, 'wild' ponies, Highland cows, lighthouses, ruins and much more. Jenny and Nick put a lot of effort to give us the best possible experience. On top of that we had a great group. I had fun and learned a lot of new things. It was a great week in the Outer Hebrides!
Do you want to experience a great tour where you can fully concentrate on photography and experience wonderful moments? Then Amazing Views is the right one for you. On our Lofoten tour everything was perfectly organised. We were wonderfully looked after and cared for by Jenny and Cody throughout the trip. Thanks to them we were able to make the best out of the different weather conditions. As a great bonus, I was able to make wonderful new friends during this week. Conclusion: We had a wonderful time with many unique pictures....you are amazing.
Jenny and Nick passed on their immense knowledge of photography in an understandable way. We were guided to several beautiful, secluded photo spots every day and were able to capture unforgettable moments in pictures. I can unreservedly recommend the tour to the Outer Hebrides - also from a culinary point of view.
The photo tour on Lewis and Harris was simply great. The lodge on a secluded inlet was unique. Three ladies spoiled us with local specialities from the sea and from their own garden. The photo spots were varied, from Caribbean beaches to picturesque cliffs to abandoned houses. The supervision by Jenny, even apart from the photography, was super, she took care of everyone and everything. The mixed group of participants rounded it all off and so I spent an unforgettable week on the island. I was very satisfied with the photo tour guides. We didn't have to worry about anything. Jenny and Nick chose the photo spots depending on the weather, time of day and light and were there to help us with advice and action. Even special requests like the Highland cows or a visit to an old cemetery were fulfilled. Amazing Views is absolutely recommendable! Whether for an evening workshop or a photo trip, we would be happy to come back again and again!
Iceland was my first tour with Amazing Views but definitely not the last. It was a great photo trip with interesting travel companions and great tour guides. Stefan and Fabio were always helpful, took their time with questions and you could tell that they are passionate about photography. Scenically, Iceland is amazing and has a lot to offer. We visited impressive waterfalls, barren rocky landscapes, black beaches, glaciers, a volcano (which unfortunately only smoked a bit but didn't spit fire at that moment), Icelandic horses, etc., etc.. One highlight was, of course, the northern lights. I was as happy as a little child about them. It really was a great week with lots of impressions and great photos.
It was my first tour with Amazing Views (and not my last). As a fan of wildlife photography, I got my money's worth. It was fascinating to observe the wild bears in the wild. Thomas' technical support was a great help for me as a beginner, and the exchange with the other members of the group was also extremely helpful. The organisation worked flawlessly, be it the transport or the accommodation in a smart guesthouse. To liven up the week, we also visited a cave and were able to use our skills there under difficult lighting conditions. All in all, the week was a huge success and Slovenia with its bears is definitely worth a trip. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
I booked this trip immediately after the cats of the Kalahari photo tour: the difference and contrast of both trips (Kalahari: desert with all the red and brown colour vs. Mashatu: rich green partly with yellow flower carpet) is fantastic! Very good support by Hannes and Thomas, who can also give experienced photographers helpful tips. Very comfortable lodge with excellent staff, especially the local guides.