|Questions and Answers
We travel and photograph places “off the beaten path” at the optimum time of the year for photography as well as schedule our daily itineraries for shooting during the perfect times of the day.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M17679 has been in business for 5 years. M17679 was founded by a group of professional photographers with the sole purpose of conducting intimate photography workshops in the world's most unique places. We believe that bringing small groups together with pro-photographers in dynamic and less traveled locations around the globe is key to a cultural, educational and adventurous photographic experience.
2. What is your company's mission?
We travel and photograph places "off the beaten path" at the optimum time of the year for photography as well as schedule our daily itineraries for shooting during the perfect times of the day. Since we keep our groups small, we are able to customize our workshops for the individual, ensuring that all of our attendees expand their photo skills regardless of their skill level.
We also combine our Global Quests with adventurous activities such as camping in the Gobi Desert, hiking in Bhutan and kayaking in Chile, as well as offer a variety of Specialty Quests, including studio lighting, off-camera flash,location lighting and digital workflow classes. At M17679 we strongly believe in doing our part to protect the earth and it's people to preserve our environment especially in the locations we are lucky enough to visit and photograph.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M17679 offers a unique series of deluxe global photography workshops to the most photogenic corners of the world as well as cutting edge, specialized domestic photography workshops taught by the best photographers around. At M17679, we distinguish ourselves by offering innovative and intimate photography workshops geared for small groups of all skills levels to ensure individual attention.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
M1769 has two founders Najat Naba and Mirjam Evers.
Najat Naba is a Brazilian born that grew up in between the mountains of Lebanon and the skyscrapers of New York. Her diverse upbringing helped shape her desire to travel the world. Leading workshops, she has introduced many groups to photography while still exploring the cultures and diversity of the more than 40 countries she's visited. Her gift for languages, speaks Arabic, Spanish and English fluently and a bit of Dutch and Portuguese has enabled her to put people at ease through out her travels.
Mirjam Evers is a Dutch freelance photographer specializing in environmental portraits, travel, documentary, and adventure photography. During her career, she has traveled to more than 65 countries capturing the diversity of people and cultures in the most exotic places in the world. She shoots intimate portraits using off-camera flash, unusual angles, and interesting lens choices.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
We have many popular travel packages because we create workshops based on our clients needs.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
"In a word M1769 is simply "wonderful". The people running M1769 are kind, caring, and thoughtful. They create interesting trips that make us all want to "capture the moment" with our DSLR's. The small size of the groups of photographers makes for a camaraderie that can't be found with the larger providers. When you go with M1769 you can be certain that you will go to fascinating locations with kind, caring, friendly and knowledgeable staff and fellow travelers...what more could you ask." Richard Westin, New York