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Sketches of PerĂº: A Photographic Exploration with Cultural and Culinary Highlights
July 9 - July 23, 2013

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The overriding spirit of this collaboration is to provide a wickedly fun adventure, fantastic food, and an authentic photographic and cultural experience. So we won’t be just brushing the surface on this tour. Despite the great tourist infrastructure of the Cusco region, we explore far beyond the norm—from The Sacred Valley to Lake Titicaca, and many other places, including …

The town of Paucartambo. Sitting in a unique valley, about two hours from the point where the Andes meet the Amazon, this village of a few thousand people has whitewashed houses, red roofs and blue doors, windows and balconies. Every year, from July 15 to July 18, thousands of believers and visitors come to celebrate the Festival of the Mamacha del Carmen. At the entrance of the town’s church, they pay homage to the Virgen del Carmen in song, dance, rhythm and joy. Streets, windows, doorways and alleys are lined with the faithful, who pay homage to this singularly unifying and revered idol.

Throughout our tour of Peru’s small towns and festive streets, Daniel and Adam work with participants both as a group and individually to help each of you assess what makes your personal photographic style unique. Choosing a camera and lens, evaluating a scene, crossing the language barrier, using available light, and learning how to engage the subject are all part of the learning experience.

You return from your Peru experience with the spirit, knowledge and confidence to make photographs in any location. You can anticipate working with both paid models and locals in a variety of locations, from high-altitude weaving villages to the cobbled streets of Cusco. And, of course, there’s all the fabulous food and wine along the way …

Special Amazon Extension, July 23–27: Rainforest Expeditions, Refugio Amazonas and Tambopata Research Center. Internal flights in Peru included. July 23rd to 27th, 2013

Includes tuition and materials, three-to-four star lodging, most meals, entrance fees, and all transfers including airfare to/from Lima. Price is based on double occupancy; single supplement fee is $725. A $400.00 deposit is accepted any time prior to hold your space. Amazon excursion through July 27 is $1,950.00 additional; single supplement fee is $450. Email register@PhotoExperience.net for more information or to reserve your spot. Further details at PhotoExperience.netPlease mention that you learned about this opportunity through Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
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