Are photography tours a growing trend for 2023?

photographers on a photo tour
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Many people took up photography as a hobby during the COVID lockdowns – either for the first time or a rediscovery – thanks to the wealth of accessible tutorials to be found online, along with more leisure time.

Unlike baking sourdough bread, photography is one COVID hobby that people are still enthusiastic about (if you are a keen baker too, apologies), and with travel re-opening around the world, tour companies like Backcountry Journeys are seeing an increase in bookings for their photography tours.

Backcountry Journeys
Keenan Hursh

Keenan Hursh is the website, copy and content specialist at Backcountry Journeys, a company that offers a wide range of all-inclusive photography tours across the globe. Backcountry specializes in small group tours to maximize the one-on-one time with photography experts and trip leaders creating more meaningful and educational experiences – for a variety of skill levels from first-time camera owners to expert photographers.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.