I'm thrilled to be teaching a new photographic workshop in Guatemala during Semana Santa...an amazing journey awaits...
Holy week in Guatemala is the place to be. This weeklong photographic workshop promises an authentic and diverse learning experience and wide range of photographic opportunities. Scenic Lago Atitlan and it’s villages will be our first stop on the journey. This beautiful lake is surrounded by towering volcanoes, coffee plantations, and fertile fields, truly providing an ideal setting to begin our photographic journey in Guatemala. Weaving, farming, and fishing are all integral parts of life on the lake and we will connect with villagers at work and at play and spend time with families, photographing both cultural elements of life on the lake as well as the spectacular natural environment.
From Lago Atitlan we will move on to the town of Chichicastenango, home of one of Guatemala’s largest indigenous markets, to photograph this vibrant gathering of Mayans, many who travel from far and wide to vend their wares in town at this market. Dressed in traditional traje indigena, or traditional Mayan clothing, students will photograph the local color and visually capture this amazing sense of style.
Then, with Holy Week in full swing, we travel to Antigua, one of the Americas oldest and most beautiful cities. Set at the foot of three massive volcanoes, the city’s cobblestone streets, colorful crumbling ruins and vibrant local culture make it an amazing place to photograph, especially during Semana Santa. We will immerse ourselves photographically for a few days of lively religious celebration, dramatic processions through town and traditional Easter festivities all facilitated by compelling instruction both in the classroom and while out shooting. You will take your photography to the next level and clarify your personal vision during this workshop. This newly created itinerary is specifically designed to have participants in the right place and the right time…in the right light. As someone who has traveled and worked extensively in Latin America, I invite you to come on this unique journey and see what makes this region so special and alive.
Please be in touch if you have any questions and be sure to check out Photoxpedition's website for more details.