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photography workshops 2017 & 2018

For the last 9 years, we've been working with some of the world's leading photographers and have been producing photography workshops and expeditions for National Geographic, VII, and the Santa Fe Workshops. Scroll down for the list to see what is on tap for 2017 and beyond. Let us know if you want more information or details.

Morocco with Ira Block

September 9 - 17, 2017 TWO SPOTS LEFT!
We are heading back to the magical land of Morocco! This incredible photo workshop starts in the Imperial city of Fes. We will wander through it's labyrinth like streets, capturing the sites. Then we head down to the Sahara Desert for two nights under the stars. We'll make out way through the Atlas Mountains to the mythical city of Marrakesh. Daily classes, on location help and edit/critique sessions make this a workshop not to be missed!

Package Price: $5045 Includes all accommodations, 9 days/8 nights, all breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, expedition tickets and internal transportation in Morocco. Travel to and from Morocco is not included.

See the New York City Workshop for Ira's bio.
www.irablock.com


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Barcelona with Ira Block

November 5 - 12, 2017 SOLD OUT! Waitlist Only
April 21 - 28, 2018 SOLD OUT! Waitlist Only
April 22 - 29, 2018 JUST ADDED


We are heading to the incredible city of Barcelona! It's going to be a terrific workshop. We'll spend some time with the mesmerizing architecture of Gaudi, including Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia, stroll along La Ramblas and La Boqueria, photograph the Flamenco dancers, the old fisherman's quarters on the waterfront of Barconleta, famous for it's beaches, Le Seu and it's Gothic stature, and we'll head out of the city to the Monserrat Monastery from the 10th century and taste Spain's answer to champagne- Cava! Daily classes, on location help and edit/critique sessions make this a workshop not to be missed!

Package Price: $4750 Includes all accommodations, 8 days/7 nights, all breakfasts, 2 dinners, expedition tickets and internal transportation in Barcelona. Travel to and from Barcelona is not included.

See the New York City Workshop for Ira's bio.
www.irablock.com


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WORKSHOPS WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic's Advanced Photo Workshop in NYC with Joe McNally

May 11 - 14, 2017
Oct 19 - 22, 2017

Vibrant and alluring, New York City presents an endless array of photographic subjects. From iconic Central Park and Times Square to the hidden treasures of the city that never sleeps, the subject matter of our workshop is as inspiring as its educational components. This advanced workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor and is designed for advanced photographers and National Geographic Photography Workshop alumni who want to take the next step in their technical and image-making abilities.
Our workshop features lectures and demonstrations on a variety of advanced photography techniques including improving your understanding of exposure and metering, flash photography and mixed light situations, and enhancing your ability to tell powerful stories through your photos.

You can read Joe's bio in the St Lucia Workshop description.
www.joemcnally.com


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New York City with Ira Block and National Geographic

May 25 - 28, 2017
Sep 28 - Oct 01, 2017

Brimming with iconic skyscrapers, historic parks, vibrant neighborhoods, and the colorful bustle of street life, New York City presents photographers with an endless array of subjects. Hone your skills with a National Geographic photographer over a long weekend. Go on assignment in Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and the top of Rockerfeller Center; and capture images of life in the city's lively ethnic enclaves. Learn to take magazine-quality photos through photo shoots, edit-and-critique sessions, and the insights of our instructors.

Ira Block began shooting for the National Geographic magazine in the mid 70's, and later began working with both Traveler and Adventure magazines. His assignments have taken him to locations as diverse as Africa, the Australian outback, the Gobi Desert, Siberia, the North Pole, Greenland, and Baffin Island. The subject matter of Ira's photographs is as varied as the destinations stamped in his passport. Some of his assignments include "The Samurai Way" and "Race to Save Incan Mummies." From gold coins retrieved from Havana's sunken treasure ships to the largest discovered T-Rex dinosaur, to a lost Confederate submarine, Ira's lens continues to capture and document amazing stories from around the globe.
www.irablock.com


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Smartphone Workshop with Ed Kashi & National Geographic

Jun 03 - 04, 2017
Oct 07 - 08, 2017

Smartphones have become our everyday companions, relied upon more and more for capturing and sharing moments in our lives through photography. In the ongoing mobile imaging revolution, sensors, lenses, and technology are getting steadily more sophisticated, and myriad new creative apps have put smartphones on the cutting-edge of photography today. Our new two-day workshop focuses on the technical aspects of how to get the best images from our smartphones while also delving into the creative side of smartphone photography. Learn about exposure, composition, artistic vision, creative apps, and storytelling during talks and edit-and-critique sessions. With your smartphone in hand, go on photo shoots into Manhattan to photograph street life amid well-loved landmarks from Times Square and the Highline to Central Park.

Ed Kashi is an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who has produced seventeen stories for National Geographic magazine. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. www.edkashi.com

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New York City With Bob Sacha and National Geographic

Oct 26 - 29, 2017
Brimming with iconic skyscrapers, historic parks, vibrant neighborhoods, and the colorful bustle of street life, New York City presents photographers with an endless array of subjects. Hone your skills with a National Geographic photographer over a long weekend. Go on assignment in Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and the top of Rockerfeller Center; and capture images of life in the city's lively ethnic enclaves. Learn to take magazine-quality photos through photo shoots, edit-and-critique sessions, and the insights of our instructors.

Bob Sacha is an award-winning multimedia producer, documentary filmmaker, and editor who first made his name as a magazine photojournalist. A contributing photographer at National Geographic Magazine, Bob covered assignments around the world, from New Orleans and New York City to China and Easter Island. More recently, he served as a producer at the multimedia production studio MediaStorm.org, where his multimedia work was nominated for two National News Emmys and won awards from the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the New York Photo Festival, the White House News Photographers Association and The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Times of Crisis, a project he produced and edited in collaboration with Reuters, won the Documentary Project of the Year in the 67th Picture of the Year International competition. Bob currently teaches video at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and works as the multimedia coach at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
www.bobsacha.com


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NEW! Advanced Photo Workshop with Joe McNally in St. Lucia

Oct 10 - 15, 2017
Blanketed in lush jungles, edged by luminous sandy beaches, and crowned by the staggering twin peaks of its iconic Pitons, Saint Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s most picturesque islands. Capture this stunning tropical scenery—and the stories of a vibrant Caribbean culture—while fine-tuning your photography and lighting skills. This advanced workshop is led by National Geographic photographer Joe McNally and a professional instructor and is designed for advanced photographers and National Geographic Photography Workshop alumni who want to take the next step in their technical and image-making abilities. The workshop is limited to 16 participants.

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in more than 50 countries. A contributor to National Geographic magazine for more than three decades, Joe has published numerous cover stories, including "The Future of Flying" (December 2003). His assignments have taken him from the heart of India's Diwali celebrations to the deserts of the Middle East to China's Great Wall. American Photo magazine has described Joe as "perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today" and listed him as one of their 100 Most Important People in Photography. Among his many awards, Joe has been honored as a member of Kodak-PDN Legends Online, and was named a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens. In 2010, he was voted one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade by Photo District News.
www.joemcnally.com


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