Travel Photography Workshop

March 10, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Travel Photography Workshop

 

Curious about our travel photography workshop? Great! Let's fill you in on what your experience will cover. 

First of all, every workshop is tailored to each group of participants. This means we will assess the skill levels and particular interests of all the group members to decide which locations to spend the most time at, which photo subjects require the most focus, and what other subjects may need to be covered. Due to how often our workshops run, many are private or very small. 

The Workshop takes place on the Malecón in Centro Puerto Vallarta and is 3 hours long. The intent of this instructional workshop is to teach or enhance your techniques for landscapes and seascapes, editorial portraits, street photography and mastering both harsh and low light. 

We begin the session with an informative lecture and follow it with a comprehensive hands-on portion where you will practice the discussed techniques and assignments. This is repeated at the next location. During the hands-on portion, each student will receive one-on-one instruction and review with the instructor. 

 

Seascape Photography 

About the Lesson: We will be shooting images of Rosita Beach during the day. This is a great opportunity to learn to shoot long exposures during the day. We will use small apertures and filters to show motion in the waves of the Pacific Ocean. You will also learn how to compose successful seascapes and landscapes with different angles, framing, and creating a foreground. Other information will include white balance, basic exposure information, focus modes and more! The lessons learned in this section can be applied to landscapes and cityscapes on all of your future travels. 

Need to Know:

  • We will be shooting from the beach so you should be prepared for walking along the sand; however, if you do not wish to shoot from the beach, you can join us for the lesson and shoot from the Malecón during our hands-on portion.
  • Tripods are recommended for this section as well as Polarizing Filters and, for best results, Neutral Density Filters. You can rent a tripod for a small fee depending on availability. Regardless of your equipment, we will teach you tricks to get amazing results!
  • The cost of the course is $55USD. This can be paid in person, via paypal, venmo, USD, or MEX pesos (with conversion rate of the booking day). 

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Street Photography

About the lesson: Now we will walk to Los Arches Amphitheater to shoot a bustling section of the Malecón and the Lady of Guadalupe Parish across the street. During this portion of the workshop, we will practice the art of street photography, such as editorial portraits and street scenes that tell a story. We will also discuss architectural details, creative techniques like panning and zooming, and shooting in black and white. This is where we will practice shooting in harsh light and, whenever possible, shooting inside of the Church for low light practice. 

Need to Know: No additional equipment is required for this portion but, if you plan to take portraits of the vendors, their merchandise, or the performers along the Malecón, please bring some single dollars or 20 peso bills to tip them with. We will only be able to shoot inside of the church when there is no service in session. While not required, polarizing filters are wonderful for this application! 

 

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After leaving this workshop, you will have the confidence to capture stunning travel photographs on your own in all lighting types and with a large amount of subjects. 

 

To book a session you can shoot us an email to reserve a date! Workshops run most weekdays from 10am-1pm. Ask us about availability and get to shooting! 


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