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Dubai

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Photograph ancient tradition and modern architecture on a trek through Dubai with Nikon pros David Tejada and Michael Clark. April 20 to 27. mentorseries.com


France

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Capture the glories of Nice, Paris, and the French Riviera, including night photography of visual icons like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, and the Arc de Triomphe. May 20 to 29. firstlighttours.com
©Andy Long


Honduras

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Explore the jungles and estuaries of the species-rich North Coast with wildlife photographer Jeff Parker; Honduras is home to over 800 species of birds alone. March 3 to 8. jeffparkerimages.com
©Jeff Parker


Montana

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David Stoecklein, photographer and visual historian of the American West, offers a three-day photo workshop in Big Sky country, pictured here, at the posh Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg. June 1 to 3. stoeckleinphotography.com
©David R. Stoecklein


Nepal

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Trek for 11 days through Khumbu, the land of the Sherpa, to the South Face of Everest with photographer Alan Plisskin. October 4 to 21. destinationhimalaya.net
©Alan Plisskin


Galapagos

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Every Lindblad expedition aboard their National Geographic fleet carries a Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic-certified photo instructor. Lindblad offers Galápagos trips throughout the year. expeditions.com
©Alan Plisskin


Papua New Guinea

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Underwater photographer extraordinaire David Doubilet (he has shot more than 70 National Georgraphic stories) leads this trip aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ Oceanic Discoverer, where participants can explore and photograph the ancient cultures of this region on land and the amazing sealife underwater. October 20 to November 13. nationalgeographicexpeditions.com
©Ralph Hammelbacher/Lindblad Expeditions


Rome

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Spend four days in the Eternal City with London-based VSP Workshops experiencing street photography, people, markets, night shooting, and, of course, architecture, from the Colosseum to St. Peter’s Basilica. October 20 to 25. vspworkshops.com
©Jonathan Maher