Samoa Photography Trip General information

  • Dates - 1st to 13th June 2019

  • Spaces available - six spaces

  • Cost - $3960NZD per person

  • Included: All accommodation while on tour, transport, ferry, breakfast, dinner and lunch where indicated. All tuition from me if needed, an experienced, patient & knowledgeable teacher.

  • Not included: Flights, travel insurance, dinner and lunches unless indicated, additional tours and customary fees (these can range from 5 to 20 Tala), alcohol, snacks, soft drinks etc or room upgrades (if available).

  • All travel is by bus or bike with a local driver. Note: cycling, is optional on Savaii. Electric bikes are available.

  • Reference:

"Samoa. A cultural experience like no other that I have had. The atmosphere, the natural smiles and the friendliness of the locals along with the scenery and the cultural experiences are only a few of the reasons that I have attended two of Scott’s Samoan Photography Tours. The first trip was amazing. Seeing and being emerged in the culture, photographing the kids and watching them be satisfied with the simplest of things was great. With the second trip, I was better prepared and more relaxed and therefore more specific in what I was photographing. I wasn’t so overwhelmed by the opportunities in front of me and I feel that I therefore took more meaningful and more precise images. While the days are filled with a variety of photographic opportunities, there is plenty of time to rest in the accommodation, or sit with Scott and learn from his vast knowledge of post-processing skills. Scott has been to Samoa four times, and therefore knows where best to photograph. I can’t wait to attend another workshop/tour to learn more, experience more and grow more as a person." Julia Home APSNZ, EFIAP, DDP



  • This is a unique adventure that no one else is offering. A photography  tour of the traditional Savaii Island of Samoa.

  • Travel with a professional photographer, Scott Fowler EFIAP, PPSA, FPSNZ, GPSA, who has cycled Savaii Island many times and knows the interesting back roads, the people, the food and the landscapes.

  • Any level of photographer is welcome on this trip, as I will not be very far away if you have a question/concern or you want to show me a great image you have just taken. I am here to help.

  • We provide a bus to transport us and our gear from place to place with a Local guide to assist where required.

  • There is so much to see that you will seldom travel any distance without stopping to take a photo or just to chat and maybe interact with the people especially the children. We often hear the beautiful people of Savaii singing, either at school or on their way to church.

  • You will see the village activities, a large lava field and remarkable beaches, the pigs and chickens will make you smile.

  • You will generally have the afternoons free to read, snorkel and explore or just enjoy a drink on the beach outside your fale or motel unit.

  • For full ITINERARY for Samoa Photography Tour please see SAMOAN TRIP DETAILS page.

  • Cancellation and Refunds:

Should you wish to cancel a booking you must advise me in writing (an email is fine). I try to have a fair refund policy that works for both of us.

If you decide to withdraw from the photo tour, please inform us at least 60 days before the first day of tour; we will refund your deposit, less a $100 withdrawal fee.

If you need to withdraw within the 60 days before the tour starts and you or I find a replacement to fill your vacant space all payments, less your $100 withdrawal fee, will be transferred/refunded. No refund of fees will be made for no-shows or for withdrawal after the tour begins.

A booking fee of $NZ500 is payable if you wish to reserve a place. Until that has been received your place is open. First come, first paid, first served.

"Scott Fowler Photography” shall take no responsibility or liability for personal or property damage/loss during the duration of the Workshop, or be liable for any Airline tickets.

"Scott Fowler Photography” reserves the right to cancel Workshops one month prior to commencement if numbers are insufficient or due to unforeseen circumstances - in this circumstance all course fees will be refunded excluding Airline tickets. Personal travel insurance is recommended.


  • We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information or to reserve a space - send me your contact details.