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:

I've been on 21 photo treks with 13 professional photographers and David Tejada is at the top of my lists of favorites! Besides being a phenomenal photographer, he is also a fabulous teacher of all things photography (set-up, lighting, post processing). It has been my observation that no other mentor has spent more time with trekkers then David! I can't remember one instance, in the six treks I've made with David, that he didn't put the trekkers needs first! Anyone who has traveled with David would look forward to traveling with him again! That includes me!

Bill R.

I experienced my first photography tour with David Tejada. A group spent 2 weeks traveling across Spain and Portugal. David was amazing! His knowledge and enthusiasm was so valuable as a mentor. He never stopped helping, teaching, explaining and sharing his knowledge. I learned more in those 2 weeks with David than I learned over the last 5 years. I was definitely the least technical in the group and he made me feel so confident. I find myself looking for tours he is guiding so I can Participate in his love for travel, knowledge of photography and encouragement as a mentor.

Jamie B.

I've had the privilege of working with David on several photo tours as a trip leader through the Mentor Series workshops which ceased operations in 2017. David has dual talents, being both an accomplished pro photographer and an outstanding instructor. He has the ability to clearly communicate to someone new to photography the basics of shooting and also work in tandem with more seasoned photographers to help refine their skills. He has an easy going personality - anyone passionate about photography would be fortunate to hang with David. 

Donnie S.

I’ve taken part in two trips David has lead, Vietnam will always stand out to me. I will always remember the impromptu portrait session David set up on the top of a beautiful mountain in SaPa Vietnam.   After a two mile hike David stopped and surprised everyone with something he had been hiding in his backpack.  It was a portable soft box, stand and speed light!  It was just what we needed as we took turns photographing portraits of willing volunteers from the Red Dao ethnic tribe.  We had a breathtaking view and jaw-dropping photos to remember it all by.  It was an invaluable learning experience made possible by the foresight, creativity, and experience of David.

Ed S.

The Cuba trip was absolutely amazing!!!  Joel and Karen did a great job of balancing our interests with those of the more serious, photographers in our group.  The entire trip was very relaxed, with just the right balance of structure, sightseeing, and socializing.  The entire group got along very well, and our guide, Leonel was a tremendous resource!  Our driver, Jose, could not have been better. 

T. Schwall

Cathy & Gordon are great tour leaders because they are uniquely qualified in nature and in photography.  I highly recommend taking one of their tours IF you want to learn a lot and get some fine images for your collection.  They really spent time with those of us on the tour to be sure we got the images we wanted.  In my opinion, you can't lose by taking one of the Adventure tours." 

LP

I want to tell you what a wonderful experience last week was for me.  I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and I feel I really learned a lot.  I can see a progression in my pictures of getting better as the days went by...Thanks for all your help and the time you spent with us.

KH

What a fantastic trip!  Spain was mindblowing – opening up new vistas not explored before.  And what a great group.  I feel like I was among the best of creative geniuses on this trip.  I have no intention of comparing myself to others.  I just keep on learning.

Carol Hug

The trip covered all the bases - the outdoors, (The Julian Alps and Lake Bled), a coastal town with pastel-colored houses (Piran), and a wonderfully preserved Old Town complete with castle, cathedral, fountains and bridges (Ljubljana).  Slovenia was a complete surprise as to what it had to offer and has become one of my favorite European destinations. 

S.Wolfe - Slovenia

Nancy was amazing. Extemely patient and nothing ruffled her. She was helpful with both photography and logistics and often went beyond what would be expecgted in her role.

B. Schultz
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