Travel Photography Workshops
© Vincent Versace
Dec 4-12, 2015
Mar 18–26, 2016
In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on and claimed the island now occupied by Cuba, for the Kingdom of Spain. Amid the warm crystalline waters of the sparkling Caribbean, over 500 years of roller-coaster history have conspired to create one of Latin America’s most electric and culturally unique societies. ‘Habana is very much like a rose,’ said Fico Fellove in the movie The Lost City, ‘it has petals and it has thorns…so it depends on how you grab it. But in the end it always grabs you.’
Engage Cubans directly in discussions about their lives and work, culture and traditions. Meet with Cuban historians, teachers, artists, musicians, naturalists, and others, and experience this fast-changing island nation through their eyes. Your cameras will record the warm vibrant people of this rapidly changing Caribbean nation. You will bring their lives, occupations and homes into today’s focus.
Join the Palm Beach Photographic Centre with its Master Photographer to lead you into modern day Cuba.
Cuba Workshop Details and Registration
© Ossian Lindholm
Vision & Vine Adventure
with Ossian Lindholm
Nov 5-14, 2016
An exclusive pairing of mindful travel photography and the high altitude wines of NW Argentina with Ossian Lindholm
Do you love taking pictures but would love to learn more about your camera’s settings & practice those skills in one of the world’s most photogenic & intriguing places? Would you like to learn how to get off your camera’s AUTO setting and learn how to take better photos? Want to dive into your photo passion and explore your personal vision? Would you like to learn how to take extraordinary travel photos?
If you answered yes, then join renowned native Argentinian photographer, teacher, scholar and documentary filmmaker, Ossian Lindholm, and Ciclismo Classico founder, Lauren Hefferon, on the world’s only high altitude wine and photography adventure of Northwest Argentina. Ossian, one of South America’s finest photographers, masterful teachers, and naturalist will ignite your visual wisdom and inspire you to joyfully and mindfully learn about and connect with the nature and culture of the Andes of Northwest Argentina.
Each day he will share the very special light, angles, and colors of this photogenic region and teach you valuable technical lessons, engage you fully in daily lessons and one-on-one instruction. In addition to the daily “classroom” instruction at our boutique hotels, there will be plenty of hands-on field instruction and practice in vineyards, on canyon hikes, dune walks, while enjoying the finest Argentinian specialties in estancias or at a sunset in salt flat over 10,000 feet!
A true Renaissance spirit, Ossian, using the camera as his teaching instrument, will immerse and connect us to his beloved landscapes, the wildlife, cuisine and the magical Andean culture of Northwest Argentina. Participants will travel in a small group on a perfectly planned route and take daily hikes in one of the worlds most peaceful and diverse landscapes. This landscape photography adventure is suitable for all levels of photographers, from absolute IPHONE aficionados to DSLR experts. Come compose, capture and create spectacular photos while learning about the nature and culture of Northwest Argentina.
Argentina Workshop Details and Registration
with Vincent Versace
Nov 11-23, 2015
Isolated from the rest of the world for more than 30 years, Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a living museum, rich with pagodas, indigenous architecture, ancient villages, lively floating markets, talented craftspeople, lovers who kiss by sniffing, and tribal members who reach out to welcome travelers. Colonial Yangon, former Rangoon, still maintains its charm with wide tree lined avenues and friendly residents. The Shwedagon Pagoda, which towers almost 100 meters above the street, dominates the city "of Yangon. This stupa is believed to be have been built more than 2500 years ago. Inle Lake, the jewel of Shan State, is sheltered among the hazy Blue Mountains. The lake, about 900 meters above sea-level, is studded with floating islands and water birds. Inle Lake is famous for its unique one-leg rowers, floating villages and waterfowl. As you are rowed through the shallow waters of the lake, your lens will capture the enchanting faces of the children and their parents in their stilt houses. One of the most fascinating places to watch the daily life of the people of "the countryside is in their markets. You will take your best photos of the tribal people as they come down to market to sell their luscious vegetables, fruits and flowers.Myanmar Workshop Details and Registration
© John Isaac
with John Isaac
Nov 11-24, 2015
There is no such thing as ‘being prepared’ for India. It is a place to turn all your concepts upside down. It’s an avalanche of perceptions. Curry, clove, chilli, paprika, chai, lassi, incense, garbage, pollution, sacred cows, rickshaws, camels, carpets, fine silk, super detailed saris, extremely intricate architecture, poverty, wealth, happiness, sadness, beautiful, ugly, calm and chaotic. All in a fraction of second.
The cities of northern India hold a lot of significance to a visitor, whether it is in terms of history, tradition, nature, culture or adventure. From the golden cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and Jodhpur, the cities of northern India have become a hot favorite with travelers and photographers from all parts of the world. Delhi offers a rich blend of the classic and the contemporary .Mughal monuments like the Red Fort and the Jama Masjid and the buzzing marketplace of Chandni Chowk are the some of the photographic highlights of Delhi.
The city of light, Varanasi is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It is famed with the western banks of the River Ganga and is renowned as the one of the oldest living city of the world. . Your trip to Jodhpur is definitely going to be a wonderful experience, as there are a number of photographic attractions in Jodhpur for you to capture. From grand Rajput-Mughal architecture to picturesque lakes, there is a lot in store for you. Agra offers the Taj Mahal, also known as the 7th wonder of the world, which was built by Emperor ShahJhan as gift of love for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Every year, in November, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, thousands of people and camels make a trip to the small town of Pushkar for the annual Pushkar Mela, or Pushkar Camel Fair. Known as one of the oldest and largest camel fairs in the world, Pushkar has grown to become an important photographic stop to any visit in Northern India in the fall.
Join with the PALM Beach Photographic Centre for the photographic journey of your life! Sign up now as these trip fill up rapidly. The maximum number for this adventure is 12 people.
India Workshop Details and Registration
© Vincent Versace
2015 Dates TBA
Steeped in a history of powerful dynasties, diverse religious traditions, and political transformations, Vietnam beckons the sophisticated traveler to visit now. The landscape hosts emerald green rice fields, seldom-visited hill tribes and the remnants of ancient temples. Hanoi has served as Vietnam's capital for close on a thousand years and is a wonder city of pagodas and dynastic temples. Sapa is an old French hill station, nestled among the Hoang Lien Son Mountains near the Chinese border. Explore the dramatic hills and valleys of the Sapa region and several minority villages along the way. Enjoy the fresh air, lush green landscapes, fresh rivers and, perhaps, a visit to a Black Hmong tribe to see their beautiful handicrafts. Hoi An is a small town in Central Vietnam, famous for its wooden houses, its family chapels, Assembly Halls and for its silk shops. Nowadays the town attracts tourists from all the world! The traditional lifestyle and Chinese architecture have remained virtually unspoiled since the 17th century. Photographers will be overwhelmed by the sublime natural beauty of Vietnam. Whether it is the tranquil village life, the highlands and rainforest regions, the exotic wildlife, each will provide for captivating photos! Come with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre to this ancient country, where you will capture many wonderful photographs and make new friends.
Vietnam Workshop Details and Registration
© Palm Beach Photographic Centre
2015 Dates TBA
Nestled in the heart of the Himalayan Mountains, Bhutan has for centuries remained a mystery to the rest of the world. Come with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, to this land of remarkable climates and ecosystems for the most extraordinary photographic adventure of your life. Because Bhutan has controlled tourism, allowing under ten thousand outsiders each year, it has been less explored and photographed than most other countries. The local people are unspoiled by the outside world, making them one of the friendliest and warmest cultures you will ever visit. There is a mosaic of different people who continue to live in valleys isolated from one another and from the outside world. The Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment as it is seen as a source of all life and the abode of the gods and spirits. Thimpu, the only world capital without traffic lights. has managed to retain its charming, medieval feel with its brightly painted and elaborately decorated facades. The people of Bhutan offer you unbelievable photo opportunities with their colorful dress, music and dancing. When we cross Pele La Pass (11,300 feet), we will be able to view the magnificence of the Himalayan range. Buddhism has been the predominant religion since the seventh century, and we will be able to photograph some of the most ancient and precious Buddhist sites in Bumthang and Jakar, and the Jakar Tsechu festival, one of the kingdom's most famed religious festivals.Bhutan Workshop Details and Registration
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We limit most workshops to 10 participants in order to guarantee hands-on individual instruction.