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Small-group photography adventures to epic destinations around the world.

At Akari Photo Tours, we are passionate about photography and adventure travel. Our mission is to share that passion and take photographers on memorable and fun photography workshops worldwide.

If you are a photographer looking to improve your skills and add to your portfolio, read about why you should travel with us and join us on one of our trips!

Dancers in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Northern Lights over Tibbitt Lake
Grizzly 399 and 3 of her cubs in Grand Teton National Park
camel herder running towards the sun

Our story

Photography is the study of light, and our name reflects that. Akari is the Japanese word for "light," "illumination," or "brightness," a fitting name for the work we do.

Akari Photo Tours was founded in 2023 by Kevin Lisota and Kevin Pepper, two professional photographers with many years of instructing and leading photography workshops.

Their friendship began on a trip to Antarctica, watching penguins leap into the water at Neko Harbour. They realized they shared a love of photography and travel, plus they had a mutual appreciation for Canadian humor. Like the penguins, they took a leap and decided to start a company together.

Gentoo penguin leaps from a snow bank - Neko Harbour, Antarctica

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