Tour guide Yves Adams
As a tour guide, nature photographer Yves Adams (°1978) will help you to shoot your dream picture and he shares his knowledge with much passion. He will gladly tell you which camera settings to use. Yves loves to go on an adventure in small groups. He knows the thrill it gives you when you finally take the picture you have been dreaming of for years, and he wants to share that feeling with you.
Nature as leitmotif
The passion for nature came to Yves Adams when as a child, using a simple picture book, he managed to determine that the bird in the garden was a Song Thrush. After several years of intensive knowledge training with organisations like youth movement JNM and Wielewaal (now Natuurpunt). Yves began to take pictures himself. Once he knew what birds to find where, he went there by bike, travelling all along the Leie Valley, finding the nicest spots. He soon conducted guided trips to those places to show others and this was swiftly followed by youth camps to help manage these sites better. Taking photographs became more and more important, and it was photography that took him to remote areas. Yves quickly took other photographers along on his trips and that way he created the best opportunities to take beautiful pictures.
Initially it was his hiking trips which took him mainly to destinations such as Scotland, the Alps and Norway. Since a few years, Yves has been organising photography tours throughout Europe. Thanks to years of preparation, he knows the best spots everywhere. And this is the best guarantee for a great picture.
Yves' preference is for the cold north, places where normal people hardly ever come. In these harsh conditions, the assistance of a guide is essential. After years of visiting extreme places like Svalbard, Yves will gladly take you to those gorgeous, often unknown locations.
Yves is a full-time nature photographer. His pictures appear in many magazines and books. But actually what he enjoys the most is to help other photographers (amateurs and professionals) to shoot those gorgeous pictures themselves.