He Shoots, He Scores

Upend a tourist and a camera is likely to fall out of his pocket, but few shutterbugs know how to put their camera to best use. Holiday photos are often more Addams Family than Ansel Adams and usually draw only polite murmurs from captive audiences. Yet an increasing number of photography breaks are helping amateur photographers tap their creative juices. Courses last from a weekend to a fortnight, in destinations from Bhutan, where students learn to capture the color of the Jambay Lhakhang Festival, to Iceland's volcanic landscape. Experts help to transform snapshot-happy tourists into travel photographers. They advise on lenses,...

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