Testimonials

What you’re saying about us

After each photo tour we request each of our clients to complete an evaluation form and return their favorite images for our photo gallery. Our clients experience the best that photographic adventure has to offer. Many of them travel with us year after year – here’s why:

Ron,
Pardon the belated thank you; Maria and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had in Florence and Tuscany.  It was great meeting and getting to know you and you were terrific hosts.  The photographic locations and instruction you brought were terrific.  I thought we had just the right amount of photography and then taking time out to enjoy the wonderful cuisine of the area.  Photography and food are two of our favorite things!  I have been editing many of he images and am really happy with what I got.  There will be lots of great memories from this trip.  We hope to join you on another trip real soon; we are starting to make out next year’s vacation schedule.  

E & M Pronske
D. Windsor

Photo By: Deborah Windsor

One year ago I was exploring photography trips and came across Strabo Tours. For numerous reasons, I chose to participate in “The Contrast and Colors of Morocco” - March 5 -17 2016.  Randy Ziegler led this tour. In preparation for this trip I contacted Randy and asked numerous questions about what to bring on the trip with an emphasis on equipment.  Randy responded enthusiastically and provided subtle suggestions for additions to my existing equipment and was sensitive to my budget. Due to Randy’s positive energy and wise council during the preparation for this trip, I arrived in Morocco with the proper equipment for my ability. 

I was overwhelmed by Morocco … its sights, smells, light and culture.  Everything met or exceeded my expectations regarding accommodations, knowledgeable local guide, convenience of travel and meals.  But I didn’t go on this tour just for a great travel experience with a camera in hand, I went to learn, to improve my photographic skills to take the best shots I could. Randy took the time to review all the settings on my camera and make suggestions to get better pictures.  In addition to looking for light, colour, and gesture, as is Randy’s mantra, I found I was looking at potential shots differently.Yes the trip to Morocco coupled with Randy’s tutelage enabled me to broaden my perspective on what I see through the lens.

My learning curve did not end when I stepped of the plane in Toronto. I found I was more eager to experiment with my camera and with postproduction software.  I played with every setting on my camera. A year has come and gone since I first decided to participate in the Strabo tour and that tour is still having an impact on what see through my lens.  I want to thank Jacque for making the trip possible and Randy for sharing photographic nuggets during the trip and being a positive resource afterwards.

Thank You


 

D. Windsor
Tom M.

Photo By: Charles Needle

Charles workshops are the best I've ever attended.  It was good to have his hands-on instruction and lectures.  Too many workshops I've attended, they take you to a place and say 'Take photos.'  I can do that myself for free!  I enjoyed seeing your great photography, and it inspires me to keep going. The supportive image evaluations were very good as well."
 

Tom M.
Melissa F.

Photo By: Charles Needle

Charles encouraged me to play outside my comfort zone and experiment with creative photography.  It was clear to me that he has a passion for teaching photography, helping to bring out your creative side, and his lectures were easy to follow and then incorporate in the next field session.  The techniques I learned with both my traditional SLR and my smartphone led to a gallery show where I have sold seven prints!  A week in the field with Charles will not only expand your world to creative photography, but also realign you with the beauty Mother Nature holds.  My photography has gained a new dimension of creativity thanks to Charles, and I am looking forward to my next adventure participating in of his workshops!"       
 

Melissa F.
Bruce L.

Photo By: Charles Needle

I learned many new photographic techniques and had ample time in the field to try out these new techniques. These techniques included many impressionistic camera techniques as well as creative macro techniques.  Charles was very helpful in the field both explaining techniques and then demonstrating them to you on your equipment.  I found this very helpful.  Charles does not do any personal photography in the field but makes his way to everyone to make sure that questions are answered and techniques demonstrated.  He also provides supportive image evaluations to help take my images to the next level.  We had a great time on the trip, made some beautiful images and met wonderful people.  Charles made this all possible.  I highly recommend his trips.
 

Bruce L.
J.Turner

Photo By: Joe Turner

This was an excellent, stimulating experience. Karen is great, your local guide was patient, & knowledgeable. Very personable, I would gladly use him again.

J.Turner

Karen was very knowledgeable regarding Photography, very patient and willng to teach and inspire. Your local guide was very knowlegeable, very willing to explain the history and culture. They both get a 10 out of 10. The trip was wonderful!!!

ME Feeney

Ron was the perfect leader for this trip. He is organized, supportive and very generous with advice and his camera equipment. I would definitely do another trip with him.

K. Marryat

The workshop was wonderful, and hard and fulfilling and really fun! As usual, you were brilliant, prepared, encouraging, insightful and organized. Thanks again for your passion and for all the fun and knowledge you continually put in my life.

 

 

Carol

I am pulling together some amazing prints to show to friends this Saturday at a breakfast get-togther about our trip. I just want to comment on how your guidance from the start about what lenses to bring, your comments about camera settings the first few days in the boats, and your leadership every step of the way led to my bringing home just awesome photos. I know I took them, but you had a hand in this and I continue to learn from you. Thank you and bravo!!

HS

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