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

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eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
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eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops
eric mencher kass mencher seek photo workshops

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

600.00

$600.US deposit to reserve space in workshop.
 

$2900.US workshop fee 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 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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Registrations made less than 60 days prior to class date will be charged in full at the time of registration, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Some travel workshops may differ, please check the course description.

Due to the remote location of Santiago Atitlan, we will provide private shuttle service to and from Antigua. Our shuttle will depart Antigua Sunday, February 18 at 9 a.m.  We recommend students arrive Friday, February 16, or Saturday, February 17 to explore and enjoy the Spanish Colonial city, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua, Guatemala. Our recommended hotels in Antigua are: Hotel Meson Panza VerdeCasa Santo Domingo, Hotel Aurora, and Posada Hermano Pedro. These are all hotels that we have vetted, and range in price from high end to economy. If flying into Guatemala City late at night, we recommend staying at the Barcelo near the airport. The Barcelo is part of a Spanish hotel group and offers a free shuttle service to their hotel from the airport. The airport is also known as La Aurora International. All hotels can arrange shuttle service to Antigua from the airport, or you can reserve a shuttle through Shuttle Guatemala for about $12US. Alternatively, taxi service is safe, reliable, and readily available at the airport when you arrive. Taxi fares are about $40US, and you will find the taxis as soon as you exit customs. The trip to Antigua from Guatemala City is about 45 minutes to an hour. The drive winds out of the city and into the hills separating the capital city from Antigua. You will see many of the famous Guatemalan "chicken buses," that are used as public transportation. 

Workshop tuition includes all instruction and mentoring, shuttle service to Santiago Atitlan on Feb. 18, lodging at Posada de Santiago, the welcome lunch, boat transport to our locations around Atitlan, the farewell dinner, and return private shuttle service to Antigua, Saturday, February 24.

Our workshop schedule is below. We will follow this itinerary as closely as possible while providing flexibility to take advantage of spontaneous opportunities. 

Saturday, February 17

Workshop participants arrive in Antigua

Sunday, February 18: ¡Bienvenidos!

9am: Group leaves Antigua in our private shuttle, escorted by Seek Workshop representative, arrives Posada de Santiago in Santiago Atitlán, approximately noon

12:30pm: Group welcome lunch, meet Kass and Eric Mencher

2:00pm: Introductory session to discuss the workshop, address questions and concerns, talk about our individual and collective goals, and view slideshow

4:00-5:00pm: Relax!

5:00pm: Photograph by the lake or walk into town (with Kass or Eric) to become acquainted with Santiago

7:30ish: Dinner and discussion

Monday, February 19: Following the Light, Contemplating the Shadows

Early! (6:30 or 7am): Meet by the Posada’s dock to photograph

8:00am: Quick breakfast at the Posada

9:00am: Walk (or take tuk tuk) into town to photograph (accompanied by Kass and Eric)

11:30am: Slide show and discussion at Posada de Santiago

12:30-3: Lunch on your own, free time to photograph, enjoy the lake, or meet with Seek instructors and staff

3:00pm: Slide show and lecture

4:30pm: Photograph around Santiago, download and edit pictures, or one-on-one critiques with instructors

7:00 dinner

After dinner: Presentation of Guatemalan film, Ixcanul

Tuesday, February 20: Experience the Magical Spaces of Lake Atitlán

Early breakfast

8:00am: Leave on lancha (boat) for day-trip to San Antonio Palopó and Santa Catarina

6:00pm: Return to Posada de Santiago

Dinner on your own

After dinner: Edit

Wednesday, February 21: Experiment with New Tools

7:30am: Breakfast

8:30am: Slide show, individual critique sessions, guest lecturer

12pm: Lunch

1:00pm: Critiques continue

3:00pm: Free time or walk into town with guided tour with local textile expert

5:00pm: Lakeside cocktail hour with informal conversation and exchange of thoughts, ideas, experiences

7:00pm: Dinner
After dinner: editing and/or photographing in town

Thursday, February 22: Moments - In the Towns of the Saints
7:00am: Breakfast
8:00am: Meet at the Posada dock for lancha to San Marcos, San Juan, and San Pedro

6:00pm: Return to Santiago
Dinner

After dinner: Guest lecture with local Mayan photographer

Friday, February 23: CompositionBringing it all Together!
Early breakfast
8:30am: Photograph Market Day in Santiago

11:30am: Return to Posada to edit work

12:30 Lunch

Afternoon: Final critique sessions

5:00pm: Lakeside cocktail hour with informal conversation and exchange of thoughts, ideas, experiences

6:00pm: Group slideshow

7:00 Farewell dinner with live music

Saturday, February 24:

Kass and Eric will be available in the morning for last minute questions, discussions, advice, etc.

10:00: Private group shuttle leaves for Antigua

Please note: “Free time” is time for yourself to experience local culture, or edit, or for one-on-one sessions with instructors (we will be free during your free time for critiques, editing, discussion, or photographing together)

We hope that you leave energized--not exhausted--having made new friends and supporters, well on your way to refining your personal vision.

All photos by Kass and Eric Mencher around Lake Atitlan.