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Photographing the People and Culture of San Miguel de Allende
with Jennifer Spelman
October 26 - October 31, 2014

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“Jennifer is the best! She makes the atmosphere very friendly and not very competitive, which I liked.” Hannah Weinstein, past participant, Photographing People with Jennifer Spelman

Travel photography is about more than capturing beautiful sunsets. Photographing in another culture requires connecting visually in a meaningful way with a new and often unfamiliar place. Light, composition, and subject matter shift rapidly and demand a sense of technical fluidity. Relationships and opinions have to be formed quickly and translated effectively into impressions that can be captured with a camera. 

During our time together, we examine the crucial elements of photographing in another culture. Our focus is on capturing the authentic and responding confidently with our cameras in a variety of different settings and lighting conditions. To begin, Jennifer leads a brainstorming session to generate ideas related to photographing in this friendly Latin culture, starting with an image presentation and information session.

Through daily excursions in vibrant San Miguel de Allende and neighboring towns, we develop our skills in portraiture, landscape, and street photography. We engage fully with our surroundings as we practice strategies for approaching people and creating unique environmental portraits. Jennifer, well-versed in Adobe Lightroom, shares tips about creating an organized and efficient workflow for cataloging and migrating images while traveling. We conclude our time together feeling truly connected to both San Miguel and to our photography.

$2,895 includes double accommodations for 6 nights (single supplement available for an additional $480), breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Sunday & Friday, and applicable model/location/materials fees.   General Information for Workshops in San Miguel

Jennifer Spelman: Jennifer Spelman is a freelance editorial and documentary photographer. She received her photographic training as an assistan...

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