capture the atlas

Crafting photography journeys around the world

In Capture the Atlas, we provide guidance and support to photographers of all levels in mastering their skills and unleashing their creativity while exploring the world’s most breathtaking destinations.

What sets us apart from other photo tour operators is our true dedication to your growth as a photographer. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, we’re here to provide personalized guidance and hands-on instruction to elevate your skills to the next level. Our proactive teaching approach ensures that you receive the 1 on 1 attention and support you need to succeed.

We’re meticulous planners obsessed with every detail to ensure memorable travel experiences. From crafting tailored itineraries to partnering with the best local experts and guides who share our values, we go above and beyond to create opportunities for incredible images in every location.

But our commitment doesn’t end when the journey does. We provide unlimited education before, during, and after your trip, offering tutorials, materials, and a thriving community to keep you inspired and engaged long after you return home.

At Capture the Atlas, we truly care about you and your experience. Our workshops offer more than just photography instruction and beautiful locations; we foster an atmosphere to bond with your fellow travelers, creating lasting friendships and memories that extend far beyond the tours.

Embark on the journey and discover the world through your lens. Whether you’re chasing the perfect light, capturing iconic landmarks, or immersing yourself in the beauty of nature, we’ll be by your side every step of the way, helping you to express yourself through your camera and create images that tell your unique story.

Our team

David Aguilar

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

Unai Larraya

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

Francesco Dall'Olmo

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

James McGivern

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

Dorian Sanders

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

JL Cantabrana

Tour Guide & Photo Instructor

Our Happy Students!

We’ve had the opportunity to work with and help countless photographers over the years. Here’s what some of them have to say about their experiences with us.

Everything about this trip exceeded my expectations. The guides, Prince and Unai, were awesome. It was clear from the very first moments that they were only interested in the guests capturing the very best images possible. In particular I liked the way they prepared us for the coming shoot. We’d get a note every evening about the plan for the next morning, including what gear we would need to get the most out of the shoot. The same writeup was provided before our afternoon and evening shoots, which I found very helpful.
Andy Jay
2023 Dolomites Photo Tour
I recently participated in the Swiss and French Alps tour and was blown away. Dan and David were incredibly attentive to each participant and both were overflowing with their knowledge of photography as well as the locations we visited. They safely got us to each location and all the accommodations, transportation etc. were very comfortable. The places we visited were exactly what was advertised in the marketing materials which was spectacular because the images were what drew me into signing up for the workshop! Best of all were the other participants which made the workshop 10 stars, but unfortunately, I am only limited to giving 5 stars!
Jennifer McKinney
2022 Swiss & French Alps Photo Tour
What an experience! I took the Death Valley & Alabama Hills Workshop with Dan and Capture the Atlas and WOW! Between the breath-taking landscapes and incredible Milky Way views offered by the area and the sincere and approachable teachings and guidance of Dan and his team, I was blown away. I think my favorite part was that I left feeling excited and inspired to get out and shoot more. I HIGHLY recommend Dan and Capture the Atlas if you're looking to get into landscape or astrophotography or if you're already into it and want to learn/explore more!
Lauren Laspisa
2022 Death Valley & Alabama Hills Photo Tour
The Capture the Atlas team did an exemplary of facilitating the photo shoots and helping with post-processing during our trip to the Australian Outback. The spots they picked to shoot were spectacular with lots of interesting foregrounds. They provided hands-on instruction, as needed, to ensure that we were getting the pictures we wanted to produce. We shot some fantastic Milky Way panoramas and also some very interesting single shots. I highly recommend Capture the Atlas and I plan to do several more trips.
David McEldowney
2023 Australia Photo Tour
The trip of a lifetime was made even more incredible by Capture The Atlas and our guides: Prince and David! They took away the stress of having to organize and plan a trip of this scale on my own. The cabins were fabulous and the photo locations were unlike anywhere I’ve been before. The 1-on-1 photography instruction helped me get the best shots at each location. I also really appreciate the community that this team creates for each tour - the friendships formed were unexpected and very much appreciated. I can’t wait to start planning my next adventure with Capture The Atlas.
Lorrie Fisher
2023 Lofoten Photo Tour
This was my second tour with Capture The Atlas, this time in the Lofoten Islands in Norway, and it was an amazing experience from beginning to end. This was an immersive experience across the board, spending time shooting at carefully chosen locations, and interacting with our phenomenal guides. Editing sessions, and group learning with Dan, Prince and David were exemplary, and it continued my faith in the value Capture the Atlas brings to my enjoyment and passion of this great hobby. Carefully scouted locations and an intimate understanding of the area absolutely solidified my commitment to Capture the Atlas as my photographic tour vendor of choice. Absolutely the best in my opinion.
Chris Lamb
2023 Lofoten Photo Tour
I joined Capture the Atlas in Iceland in September 2021 for the consecutive North and South tours. It was a trip of a lifetime with jam-packed days and unbelievable (and unworldly) sights. They cater to clients of all skill levels and they were very patient with us. Especially since I didn't even know how to turn my camera on to manual settings the first day. However with their expertise (and once again constant patience) I really upped my skill level. I loved how they REALLY knew the area. They visited and researched the areas for the tours to find us accommodations and hidden gems that we would never have seen or found if we had selected another company or tried to visit on our own.
Maleka Ali
2021 South & North Iceland Tours
Our trip to Iceland lead by David Aguilar and Francesco Dall'Olmo was amazing. They took time to stay in touch with our group weeks before the trip and answered every question leading to our tour. They are both very knowledgeable about photography and took time to give you the best composition tips as well as locations for the best shot.
Edith Donno
2023 Iceland Photo Tour

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