This was our third time traveling with Jim Cline’s tours. We have been consistently impressed with the organization. When you are traveling with a group in foreign countries, there are many opportunities for error. Everything has been very well organized and if any mistakes were made, it was by the participants, NOT the organizers!!! We appreciate all of the efforts that are made to form the relationships with the people who are our photography subjects. We appreciate all of the homework that goes in to planning these awesome trips! Thank you Jim and Karl for three wonderful trips!!
~ Kim & Tim R., Ensenada trip
I enjoy traveling with Jim because of the strong relationships that he has developed with people over the years. This provides unique opportunities to photograph people and places that you wouldn’t ordinarily be able to. I travel with Jim because I know that I will experience cultures in a way that I would never be able to on my own.
~Mindy S. Guatemala
Hi Jim, We really enjoyed our tour to Ensenada and Tecate with you. It was awesome!! Thanks so much for everything.
I have been on multiple photographic tours with Jim Cline Tours. The most recent Cuban experience was an excellent example of why I return time and again. In Cuba Jim Cline arranged access to many opportunities for photography that I have found to be unique. These included the opportunity for a morning of instruction from a prominent Cuban photographer. This included being able to photograph two members of the Cuban National Ballet Company in a personally owned mansion dating to the 1930’s or 1940’s. Other opportunities included access to a professional boxing gym and meeting the participants; photographing an African-Cuban dance performance – specifically arranged for the group; a photographic opportunity and dinner at a tobacco farmer’s home and too many more to mention.
The planning Jim Cline Tours puts into a ten day photographic opportunity is excellent. The knowledge gained is incremental depending on your level of photography. Jim seems particularly interested in your own experimentation and questions the photographic has related his/her results. There are few critiques but the ones that take place generally involve other professional photographers and are exceptionally enlightening.
~Phil P. Cuba
Despite some minor glitches, it was a fabulous trip. Be hard to forget the incredible Sing Sing festival and its nonstop photo ops. Thanks Karl and all the rest of you for making this a trip to remember.
~Ellen C., Papua New Guinea
This was my first trip with Jim Cline Photo tour. First of all “Amazing Myanmar” is truly amazing. I have travelled to many countries and because I am from Bombay, India, Asia has been my main interest. My wife and I have travelled to almost all Asian countries. This is the first time my pre trip trepidations were totally shattered. What a lovely country and what fantastic people!! It was an amazing experience. From the moment I landed at Yangon to my departure it was a fantastic experience. MM was exceptionally knowledgeable and caring. I am a vegetarian and to my surprise at most meals, I would end up getting more dishes than others. All photo shoots were very well planned and executed. Group being small we had opportunity to advance our knowledge on one on one basis. Karl is not only an exceptional photographer but a great friend and a great human being. It was my privilege to know him and call him my friend and teacher. Tour was definitely hectic but it was worth it and I for one would not cut out any part of the photo shoots. We really had a memorable time in Myanmar thanks entirely to Karl, MM and Patrick.
I am definitely planning to participate in other Jim Cline Photo tours in future and would whole-heartedly recommend it to any serious photography enthusiast.
Please accept my many thanks for managing such wonderful photo expeditions.
Well done, J.C.P.T. I was able to live out my fantasy of being a National Geographic photographer and my friends have commented on how my pictures have that look. Repeat clients, as this is my forth trip and third, fourth and fifth trip for others, speaks highly of a company and how they conduct business. Thank you.
~Diane S., Papua New Guinea
Just a short note to thank you for a wonderful trip that exceeded my expectations. Every event we attended was photographically superb. This is the only trip I have taken that I would consider doing again. Thanks to you, Jesus and Gabriele for all the work you put into this. You can be sure I’ll sing praises of this tour to all my photographer friends.
~David and Koon G., Oaxaca
[I had] great anticipation for this Jim Cline photo trip, and was not disappointed. I will continue to recommend these photo tours as a way to learn and enjoy new places.
~Dennis C. Oaxaca 2016
I have recently returned from the “India Gujarat and the Malabar Coast” photo tour. In every way this trip exceeded my expectations. I was introduced to India and its wonderful people in the most exciting and unique way. The places we visited were varied and interesting and offered incredible photographic opportunities. Beyond the photo component this trip was a wealth of experiences that I will never forget. In the time we were in India I danced with gypsies, visited a slum, found myself in the middle of tribal celebrations, drifted through the backwaters in a houseboat, bounced across the desert in an open air jeep, slept in palaces, slept in a hut (complete with mongoose skittering over the roof all night long)… amongst many other things! Through all of this I was completely taken with beauty and warmth of the Indian people. I have returned from this trip with fabulous images and even better memories. Karl and DV were the most amazing guides for us. Helpful, kind and patient, they met our personal and photography needs in every way. My photographic skill set has expanded through the expertise and experiences I was offered on this trip. An absolutely fantastic tour in every way!
~ Catherine P.
When I think about the time we spent in Romania, I envision traveling back in time 75 to 100 years. The experiences you arranged for us enabled us to see the unique ways people lived a century ago; I mean, barrel-makers, wood carvers, sheep herders, mushroom and potato pickers (BTW, I still taste the porcini mushrooms…mmmmm, they were delicious). Thank you … I think you planned an incredible and most enjoyable trip.
~ Marilyn C., Romania
[These are] the best photo workshops that I have taken! He [Jim] knows how to pace a trip, has great local contacts and takes you to the top spots.
~Len O. Oaxaca