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Sketches of PerĂº: A Photographic Exploration with Cultural and Culinary Highlights
December 23, 2011 - January 3, 2012

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Highlighted by New Year’s celebrations in Machu Picchu, photographers Daniel Milnor and Adam L. Weintraub invite you on a Peruvian travel odyssey set against the backdrop of one of Latin America’s most spectacular cultures. The trip will begin in modern Lima where the world- class flavor of Peru allows a first taste of the Andean way of life and cuisine. From Lima we will venture to the Colonial City of Arequipa where the terraced, white-rock volcanic landscape reveals the life of rural Peru: villages, condors and hot springs in a magical terrain. Next on our path will be the anthropologically rich areas of Cusco and Machu Picchu where participants will walk the well-worn stone paths of the ancient Incan Empire. Finally, our journey will end on the banks of the Peruvian Amazon, along the Bolivian border.

If you have ever wanted to travel to an exotic location, engage the local population and come home with a book filled with personal reflections, this class is for you. While photography is an essential part of this experience, we look to discover images that serve as visual notes and as a way of finding further connection with our surroundings and the people of Peru. When we explore the world with a camera we all face similar questions:

• How do we break the ice or engage our subject?
• How do we establish proper communication when we might not speak the language?
• How do we make the best portrait possible given existing conditions or limited tools at our disposal? What tools do we have to make the conditions work for us?
• How do we work quickly yet make the type of image we most want to make?
• How do we know when to pose or let things happen naturally?

Daniel and Adam will work with attendees both as a group and individually to help each student assess what makes their personal portrait style unique. Making a camera and lens selection, evaluating a scene, crossing the language barrier, using available light, working with off-camera flash, and how to engage the subject will be part of the learning experience. Personal attention will provide you with the experience you need to come back with the spirit, knowledge and confidence to make portraits in any location. Students will work with both paid models as well as randomly chosen locals in a variety of locations from high-altitude weaving villages to the cobbled streets of Cusco.

You’ll leave Peru with not only their memories, but edited, sequenced and well designed books of their work. And of course, with fabulous food and wine along the way…


includes all instruction & materials, lodging, first & last dinners, all breakfasts & lunches, entrance fees and transfers within Peru. $400.00 deposit accepted any time prior to hold space in workshop with final balance due 90 days prior to commencement (September 23, 2011). There is $550 fee for single room occupancy. Amazon Rainforest Extension through January 7, 2012 is $1750.00 additional. For more detailed information, please refer to the PhotoExperience.net web site. Please mention that you learned about this opportunity through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
© Daniel Milnor
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