National Geographic Photographer joins Compass Rose Expeditions for Photography Tour

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Compass Rose Expeditions, global adventure travel company under the guidance of Jock Montgomery, will partner with Michael Yamashita, renowned National Geographic photographer and author, to lead a private photography tour in Sri Lanka and Yunnan.

Michael Yamashita is an incredibly talented and prolific photographer. He knows instantly what works and what doesn’t—an important skill in helping participants develop their photographic intuition

Michael Yamashita, author of ten photography books and winner of numerous industry awards, will join Jock Montgomery, owner of Compass Rose Expeditions and adventure travel guide, to offer photography tours to Yunnan and Sri Lanka in 2015.

In June 2015, Michael and Jock will lead a small group of photographers on a 12-day trip to Yunnan, China. This adventure through spectacular scenery will trace part of the history of the ancient tea-trading route through the Tibetan Plateau, which Michael explores in his book Shangri-La: along the tea road to Lhasa.

In October 2015, they will lead a 14-day photography tour to 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Once part of the Sea Silk Road, Marco Polo said this is ‘the most beautiful island of its size in the world.’ Michael captures the images Marco Polo wrote about in his book Marco Polo: a Photographer’s Journey.

Jock Montgomery says, “Michael Yamashita is an incredibly talented and prolific photographer. Watching him review and edit students’ work is remarkable. He knows instantly what works and what doesn’t—an important skill in helping participants develop their photographic intuition.”

These tours offer participants, of all skill levels and ages, the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from top-level international photographers while traveling in exotic, real-world locations. Participants are tutored in all aspects of photography from lighting, composition, and content to developing serious cultural documentaries.

Michael Yamashita
Michael has worked as a photographer for National Geographic for over 30 years. He is the author and photographer of ten photography books, a frequent keynote speaker for corporations and foundations; winner of awards from Pictures of the Year, Photo District News, the New York Art Directors Club, and the Asian-American Journalists Association.

Jock Montgomery
Jock, who started guiding wilderness trips as a teenager, is now the owner of Compass Rose Expeditions, a company focused on customized adventure travel and photography tours. His photography work has appeared in trade publications and commercial magazines including the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, CNN Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Discovery Channel, Outside, The North Face, and Patagonia.

Jock Montgomery
Compass Rose Expeditions    
Pownal, Maine USA    
(+01) 406-551-4497 (USA)

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