As part of the Art Workshops in Guatemala program, a photography workshop series will be running 2007-2008. The first, “Portraiture / Exploring the Soul of Guatemala,” will run October 26 to November 4, 2007 in the city of Antigua. The workshop, taught by acclaimed Canadian photojournalist Nance Ackerman, will take place during Todos Santos, which encompasses All Saints’ Day on November 1. Special topics include shooting in natural light, editing in-camera, and advice on shooting people in a respectful manner.
From Art Workshops in Guatemala’s website:
"The workshops are held in Antigua, Guatemala, where colorful bougainvillea spill over tumbling rocks of centuries-old ruins. Indigenous women's 'traje' and cobblestone streets inspire unique images. It's a delightful small town with an international ambiance featuring spectacular visuals, fabulous restaurants, funky outdoor cafés but most importantly, warm-hearted, welcoming people.”
The later two workshops are “Photography / Capturing Guatemala’s Light and Contrasts (with a focus on digital photography)” by David H. Wells, photo-essayist for Philadelphia Enquirer Sunday Magazine, running March 6 to 15, 2008; and “Spirit of Place,” with advertising and editorial photographer Doug Beasly, October 26 to November 4, 2008.
The photography workshops are offered alongside other Art Workshops, including those for Creative Writing, Drawing/Painting/Watercolor, Fiber Arts/Beading/Textiles/Weaving, and others. Click here for complete information and registration rates.