Our tours and workshops are in-the-field experiences open to photographers who desire to hone skills in capturing content and developing a style – all in the beautiful and engaging environs of Cuba, Venice, Barcelona, Scotland, Santa Fe, Upper Mustang, Papua New Guinea and East & Southern Africa – preferably using Leica M, SL, Q or Fuji X digital cameras with prime lenses. These systems are well suited to the classic image-making activity in which we engage: street photography & portraiture, the occasional landscape and an ability to lend 'presence' to static objects like buildings and monuments. (Tho it must be noted that 99% of viewers do not care what camera was used; they, like all of us, simply want to see great images! And, yes, other camera systems and cell photographers are invited.)
Our Tours are small affairs for 4 to 6 photographers and are accomplished without the frills and gussied up accouterments many tours seem to have moved toward. If an all-inclusive, no-expense-spared trip is what you are after, our excursions are probably not for you. We concentrate on authentic cultural immersion in some of the last wild, peopled places on earth – while they still exist.
Mindfullness / Be Here Now
Just as Buddhism attempts to get one to live in the present, mindful of the now, we boost your visual story-telling by helping you focus on the image in front of you at any given moment. The knack is to create the best, most engaging and captivating photograph you can with this one chance – right now!
Digital imaging and zoom lenses often obscure this idea, submerging it deep below the level of conscious thinking. With our ability to freely churn through hundreds of images we forget that it is this one picture right now, there before us, that is the most important image we will ever make – at least until we approach the next shot!
In photography, the path we choose may include a goal, but the goal is not the end, it is simply a signpost toward which we move. Reality suggests there is no end, there is simply the journey. Taking this journey we improve our mental and physical discipline – our eye and heart, our hand and proper stances, to discover personal rhythms and our own sources of photographic power.
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"We press photographers record a visual history of our time. I find that more important than creating art." – Ara Güler (1928-2018)