August 31-September 3, 2017, San Miguel de Allende - The Experience of Place with Andrew Sullivan

$975 Workshop tuition only

San Miguel de Allende was voted Travel & Leisure Magazine's "2017 World's Best City"

Imagine a place where cobblestone streets, colorful Spanish colonial architecture, and lively city squares form the backdrop for compelling photographs. You'll hear laughter everywhere, and mariachis performing as the sun goes down. Here in the highlands of central Mexico, you'll find art and joy, vitality and serenity, legends and truth. It is the perfect place to hone your photographic imagination. Endless architectural details astound your eye- the city itself is a work of art.

 

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Sept. 10-15, 2017, San Miguel de Allende, MX - Line of Sight: Developing Visual Style with Andrew Sullivan

$975 Workshop tuition only.

Personal vision - that elusive quality every photographer is after, whether they realize it or not. How do you develop it? is it by shooting in black-and-white? Color? How about using an iPhone, or just one lens? Is it the subject matter you choose? What's so important about personal vision anyway? Can't I just take pictures?

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Sept 24-29th, 2017, San Miguel de Allende - The Zen of Seeing with Elizabeth Watt

$975 Workshop tuition only.

Use your iPhone to tune in rather than tune out. Photography can function as a tool to enrich the quality of our perception & awareness, our mindfulness & our capacity for presence; to engage with the world around us. Photography, whether smartphone or SLR, can be a way of fixing time, paying attention, slowing things down and heightening our experience of the world. Tibetans refer to this as Miksang, which at its most basic concerns uncovering the truth of pure perception.

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Nov 5-10, 2017, San Miguel de Allende, The Good Eye: Honing Your Photographic Vision with Elizabeth Watt

$1000 Workshop tuition only

Instructor Website: www.elizabethwatt.com

Anyone can develop a ‘Good Eye’ with practice. It’s a muscle we can build like any other. This workshop will focus on refining your powers of perception and getting in touch with your unique visual voice. Have you ever wondered why some photographs of the mundane, the ordinary in everyday life, resonate with us so powerfully? What makes certain images magical, original or illuminating? It’s about actively ‘seeing’ as opposed to passively looking. It’s about shifting our filtered, judgmental, habitual mindsets. It’s about having ‘fresh eyes.'

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Dates TBD 2017 - San Miguel de Allende - The Art of Food Photography with Elizabeth Watt

$1500 Workshop tuition only

Instructor Website: www.elizabethwatt.com

Delicious images of food are everywhere these days as more and more people are drawn to documenting their culinary experiences. In this workshop we’ll focus on key aspects of beautiful food imagery: lighting, styling, camera, angle, composition, and propping. Using natural and artificial lighting we’ll explore how to make the strongest visual statement, elevating our food photographs from the realm of ‘snapshot’ to the realm of  art. We’ll travel to local food markets to capture the quintessential ingredients, as well as collaborating with local chefs on location here in San Miguel.

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October 1-6, 2017, San Miguel de Allende - Photographing People with Andrew Sullivan

$975. Workshop tuition only
Instructor Website: www.andrewsullivanphoto.com

Common questions our students have are, "How do I photograph people?" "How do I approach strangers?" "How do I ask someone if I can take their photo?" "How can I feel more comfortable photographing someone I don't know?" This workshop in San Miguel de Allende will help answer those questions.

 

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January 14-20, 2018 - San Miguel de Allende - Crafting the Visual Narrative with Spencer Platt & Q. Sakamaki

$1800 Workshop tuition only

Instructor Websites: www.qsakamaki.com // Spencer Platt

Two of the most prolific photojournalists working today will teach a workshop together for the first time in San Miguel de Allende Join Q. Sakamaki and Spencer Platt in this opportunity to develop your skills in the photo essay under their tutelage. Spencer and Q. photograph in the documentary tradition, yet look to the dynamic aesthetic of street photography to make their work transcend visual cliches.

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Feb. 18-23, 2018 - Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, The Analytical & The Intuitive, with Kass and Eric Mencher

$600.US deposit to reserve space in workshop.

***SPECIAL*** Early sign-up discount... Save $400.US on workshop fee for sign-ups before September 30, 2017....

$2900.US workshop fee ($2500.US if you enroll before September 30, 2017) includes instruction, lodging at Posada de Santiago, ground transportation to and from Antigua, lunch on Sunday and dinner on Friday, and boat transportation to our locations around the lake. 

Balance of $2300.US (or $1900.US if you enroll before September 30, 2017) will be due 60 days prior to workshop, and will be billed separately.

Photography blends art and science with the raw materials of daily life. Spirit, creative thought, awareness, and technology meld into photographs that inspire, stir the imagination, and awaken the senses. In this exclusive chance to work with and learn from two of the most distinctive voices in photography, you will enter the centuries-old Mayan culture and awaken each morning to the breathtaking landscape of Lago Atitlan, encircled by volcanoes on its shores. We invite you to work with your iPhone and mobile apps or your digital camera of choice. Eric and Kass will present specific themes each day, such as Light and Shadow, Space (and how to use it), Composition, and Moment.  These themes will guide your development and inspire new ideas and ways to photograph. 

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