One Week Workshops
SEEK's goal is to create a fun and inspiring experience for you, and to help you take the best photos of your life. Our workshops focus on unleashing your creative vision, improving your technique by teaching the elements of art and design, and curating an unforgettable travel experience.
** In addition to dates listed here, we can accommodate your schedule and create a customized workshop for you or offer individual mentoring. Please contact email@example.com to discuss the possibilities...
$600.US deposit to reserve space in workshop.
$2900.US workshop fee includes instruction, six nights single accommodation at Hacienda Santuario, round trip ground transportation from Leon (BJX) International Airport, breakfast Monday through Friday, welcome dinner on Sunday and farewell fiesta on Friday.
These days, many photographers are being asked to shoot video along with stills...and not just video clips, but video stories. If you’ve ever tried it, you realize quickly that it’s not just a matter of hitting the “Record” button in addition to the shutter release.
This workshop, taught by National Geographic Society photographer and filmmaker Bob Krist, is designed to help you learn to shoot short, cinematic, video stories, and it’s taught from the viewpoint of a still shooter making the transition; it will help you capitalize on your strengths, and overcome the pitfalls, that many photographers confront when facing a video assignment.
$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.
$750. Workshop tuition only
Instructor Website: www.andrewsullivanphoto.com
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? This workshop in San Miguel de Allende will help answer those questions.
This workshop will prepare students for photographing Day of the Dead festivities that will be underway during the workshop, giving them skills and local knowledge to maximize their experience of that hallowed, beautiful, and moving tradition.
Workshop fee includes instruction and lunch daily. Detailed itinerary to follow.
For the second year in a row, Amy returns to Oaxaca to teach this special workshop!
$600.US deposit to reserve space in workshop. Balance of $1075.US due Jan. 11, 2019
$1675.US workshop fee includes instruction, six nights lodging (private room and bath) in the city center at The Oaxaca Inn, ground transportation to and from Oaxaca International Airport, excursions out of the city, welcome dinner on Thursday and farewell fiesta on Tuesday.
Below is our planned itinerary. It is possible, but unlikely, that we may have to change items listed below due to unforeseen circumstances. The items listed below will be our main points of focus during the trip. Each day will include chances for one-on-one work with Amy and the workshop team. And life is full of surprises. We can’t predict what spontaneous magic we will encounter- we only know that we will indeed encounter it!
Thursday, March 7 - arrival, check-in to The Oaxaca Inn, and welcome dinner in downtown Oaxaca.
Friday, March 8 - head outside the city to photograph Ocotlan, a town that transforms into a dynamic market every Friday. We went in March of this year on the last day and it was one of the highlights - an amazing place. Then head to Santa Catarina Minas to visit a mezcal maker who uses traditional techniques.
Saturday, March 9 - street photography and portraiture in downtown Oaxaca, with lunch at Mercado 20 de Noviembre, one of the iconic sites in the city. Work at the Manuel Alvarez Bravo Photographic Center, a workshop and gallery space named after the famous Mexican photographer. Photograph the Zocalo, Santo Domingo, and the Botanic Garden.
Sunday, March 10 - leave the city again to visit the indigenous market at Tlacolula, where barter is one of the main forms of commerce. Lunch with a Zapotec family at Teotitlan del Valle, and a visit to the women's weaving collective, where they make rugs and blankets with natural dyes they create themselves from plants and insects.
Monday, March 11 - visit the pyramids outside the city at Monte Alban. Work at the Institute of Graphic Arts in downtown Oaxaca.
Tuesday, March 12 - Photograph Central de Abastos on the outskirts of downtown Oaxaca, a labyrinth of commerce - it's the spot where produce, meat, fish, and literally anything else you could possibly imagine wanting comes into Oaxaca. It's a stimulating macrocosm of daily life.
Wednesday, March 13 - checkout of the Oaxaca Inn and bid farewell.
Some of the topics this workshop will cover are:
Methodologies photographers have used in the past to capture life on the street, so you can determine the approach that works best for you.
How to gain people’s trust—both through conversation and wordlessly, using just your presence.
Techniques for blending into the background and “breaking the ice” with a complete stranger.
What to do and say when photographing a person or place upsets someone: how to calm them while staying calm yourself.
How your decisions and behavior set the stage for the photographs that result: the very real relationship between cause and effect and between mind and body.
We will also look at the photographs you make as the week progresses (should you choose to share) and discuss the experiences you’re having while photographing in Oaxaca.
Oaxaca is an exciting, art-filled, beautiful blend of the ancient and modern. It is a bustling city nestled in the rugged mountain range Sierra Madre del Oaxaca, and at times feels like a small town in many places. From El Zocalo, the city's central plaza, street life radiates outward toward nearby cultural hotspots such as the Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Bravo , the library of the Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Textile Museum of Oaxaca, to name just a few of the inspiring gems within walking distance from our headquarters at The Oaxaca Inn Centro.