The Workshop Experience

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Iceland is full of Rainbows

What is included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary

What is not included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Photographic Equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not in Itinerary and Alcoholic beverages

Food & Lodging

Food
Meals are provided by our lodging hosts as indicated in the itinerary. There will be dine-out opportunities when we are near restaurants on occasion, and these are not included.

Lodging
We stay in comfortable guesthouses in the field, and hotels in Reykjavik. All prices are based on double occupancy.

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Norway

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Humpbacks in Monterey Bay

Health & Fitness

Workshop participants should be of reasonable fitness and health and comfortable hiking for several hours. We may travel in vehicles sometimes across rough terrain. Excursions can include hiking at elevation and short glacier treks. Minor changes to the daily itinerary will occur dependent on weather and photographic opportunities.

Assignments

One the best ways to improve your photography is to take on a practice photography assignment. At Light and Gesture, we will work with you to determine an assignment that that’s both challenging and inspiring. Then we will help you learn how to plan, how to shape your thinking around the story.

We’ll walk you through the steps of tackling a professional assignment and when you finish, you’ll have a tightly-edited photo essay that you can use to add to your portfolio or share with others.

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Alaska

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Iceland

Philosophy 1: Photos that touch us

Every other day, we will do a group critique of everybody’s work, in a comfortable & safe space where our words are chosen carefully, and aimed at improving everyone’s work. Is it a little uncomfortable? Yes. But we grow.

By looking at how others photograph the same things we have, we learn how to see differently. 

Philosophy 2: Leave Photoshop Behind

When you depend on software to improve your photographs, you are handicapping yourself. By working to get everything right in the camera, in a single shutter click, your photography is always improving.

You are learning the craft, and learning to see. By moving beyond Photoshop, you are learning to run, without crutches.

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Alaska

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Our typical day

Our schedule for each workshop varies greatly depending on the sunrise/sunset times of each location and the season. In addition, every other day we have time set aside for group critiques or a photography-related presentation.

  • 8:00-8:30 Breakfast
  • 9:00-11:30 Morning Destination Shoot
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00 Personal Edit/Group Critiques or Talk
  • 4:00-7:30 Afternoon/Evening Destination Shoot
  • 8:00-9:00 Dinner
  • 9:30 Personal Edits and Optional Night Shoot

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