Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Picture This; Master a New Creative Skill on These Hobby Breaks, Says SARAH MARSHALL

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Picture This; Master a New Creative Skill on These Hobby Breaks, Says SARAH MARSHALL

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ANYONE can be a photographer thanks to mobile phone technology, but if you really want to get creative with your images, nothing beats a good old-fashioned camera.

Whether you use a simple compact or a fancy SLR, there's no better way to document your travels. And if you want to learn while on the road, a photography holiday is the obvious solution.

Aimed at amateurs right through to seasoned pros, these excellent holidays should be in your frame for 2018.

1 THE WILDLIFE MASTERCLASS Where: Antarctica GET three photographers for the price of one on this epic Antarctic charter, which promises excellent wildlife opportunities, entertaining lectures and lots of laughs along the way.

Paul Goldstein, Mark Carwardine and Chris Packham are all presenters, conservationists, authors, photographers - and good friends. They'll be joining forces on the RCGS Resolute, a luxury expedition ship recently purchased by One Ocean. As Chris Packham says: "You don't have to go to the end of the world to take a great photo, but it helps."

| HOW: The 14-day Special Antarctica Photographic Charter costs from PS8,799pp, excluding flights, and departs November 28.

Visit 2 THE SURPRISING SHORT HAUL WONDER Where: Sardinia IT'S best known for its sumptuous stretches of sand, but this Italian island also offers a range of photographic opportunities - from rose pink sunsets dipping into flamingofilled lagoons, to ancient ruins and folkloric masked characters.

Tour leader Renato Granieri has clocked up numerous awards, including a medal in this year's prestigious European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

A Sardinian native, he's well placed to share stories about the cultural and natural history of this surprisingly under-explored island. | HOW: The 9-day Sardinia: Land of Fairies & Giants costs from PS1,799pp, excluding flights, with departures in May and October. Visit 3 THE ASSAULT ON ALL SENSES Where: India A REGULAR contributor to Wanderlust magazine, photojournalist Steve Davey understands what it takes to get a good editorial image. …

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