Photography Cruises

Focus your sights on the beauty, history, people, and natural wonders of Europe on a picture-perfect cruise for photography enthusiasts. Whether you’re an accomplished photographer or an aspiring shutterbug, you’ll develop your skills on Europe’s most iconic and inspiring rivers. Cruise with fellow photography-lovers of international backgrounds who share your interest and passion in photography while inspiring and improving your own artistry. Capture castles, cathedrals, cultural colors, and captivating landscapes of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Luxembourg, and the golden city of Prague with a selection of stunning cruises along the Rhine, Moselle, and Main Rivers. Enjoy a photo contest with feedback from expert photographers and share the fun with like-minded traveling companions with a passion for capturing the perfect shot.

Meet Your Photographer - Brenda Tharp

For over 30 years, Brenda Tharp has traveled in search of images that express the beauty of our planet and the cultures and wildlife that inhabit it. Her photographs have appeared in national magazines and books, for clients including Chronicle Books, Michelin Travel Publications, National Geographic Society, the National Park Service and several inflight magazines. Brenda is the author of Expressive Nature Photography and co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography. She is a popular workshop instructor and acclaimed keynote speaker.

Throughout your river cruise, Brenda will share her expertise and photography tips with you to help you make photographs that have impact. She’ll be on hand in the field and when on board to answer questions, and she’ll give a presentation on how to make great pictures with any camera.

Brenda Tharp - Avalon Photography River Cruise