We believe that every person is important, unique, and has something valuable to contribute to the world. We believe that the vast archive of knowledge, expertise and imagination that makes up the complexity and diversity of cultures throughout the world needs to be preserved and shared. We believe if people...LEARN MORE
We provide a professional photographic education and a culturally enriching tour that benefits both the traveller and the local people of the host country. Our carefully designed tours lessen the ecological impact on an environment while fostering sustainable human development and social equality within it. How do we do this? LEARN MORE ABOUT RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL...
We specialize in small-group tours (a maximum of 7 photographers) so we can build into every tour a plethora of meaningful encounters and interactions with the culture we are experiencing. Or choose a private group tour, tailor-made for your needs! LEARN MORE ABOUT SMALL GROUP TRAVEL...
One to One Tuition
Photographers will learn techniques (basic to advanced, depending on individual needs) that will develop their photographic abilities and personal vision. The small group size ensures that there is plenty of time to give equal attention to each photographer. LEARN MORE ABOUT ONE TO ONE TUITION...
Gaining access to special sites and events that are off the beaten path of the regular tourist routes is a trademark of Mick Stetson’s photography. You have immediate access to the best of Mick’s twenty years of research, personal contacts and experience as a photojournalist. LEARN MORE...
The Off Beat Story
— WHO ARE WE? —
Off Beat Photography Workshops/Tours is totally committed to providing professional photography tours that are educational and culturally enriching, going off-the-beaten path. All of our photography tours are hand-crafted to benefit both the traveller and the local people of the host country. The tourism we promote is designed to lessen the ecological impact on an environment and maximize sustainable human development and social equality within it.
— WHAT DO WE DO? —
At Off Beat Photography Workshops/Tours we take you on a handcrafted photographic journey into the heart of a culture’s diverse landscape and customs. We take you to unique unspoiled locations that are off-the-beaten tourist path where timeless traditions endure within extraordinary landscapes. We give you the once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of the most diverse people on our planet. We show you how to turn these incredible life-changing experiences into photographic moments that capture the true essence of a culture and its sense of place in the world.
— WHY ARE WE SO GOOD AT DOING WHAT WE DO? —
Off Beat Photography Workshops/Tours just happens to create some of the best photography tours in Asia. The tours Mick has personally created are culturally enriching, benefiting both the traveller and the local people of the host country. They evolved from Mick’s own travels through Asia over the past 25 years as a photojournalist and researcher. They are a manifestation of his personal belief that encounters with remote ethnic groups should be about lessening the impact on an environment and maximizing sustainable human development and social equality within it.