February 4-9, 2018, San Miguel de Allende, MX, STILLS TO MOTION--Video Storytelling for Still Photographers with Bob Krist

$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. 

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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.

$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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October 26-28, 2018, San Miguel de Allende - Personal Vision with Andrew Sullivan

$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.

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March 7-12, 2019, Oaxaca - Photographing People & Life in Oaxaca with Amy Touchette

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 (details to follow), welcome dinner on Thursday and farewell fiesta on Tuesday.

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.

  • Each student’s unique reason for photographing through writing exercises that could later be content for portfolio reviews, grant applications, elevator speeches, discussions among peers, etc.

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.

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