Steve's objective is to help students 'capture on film what they see with their eyes.' So, he starts by helping you look -- and then translate what you see onto your film (or cd, these days.) He'll discuss films, the digital world in photography, "the numbers" - what every number on your camera means and how to make it your friend, and the use of strobes.
But the backbone of the class will be photographic outings. Steve prefers to take his group out on location to shoot together, and quietly seeks out each participant, offering them personal suggestions and advice on an ongoing basis. Daily printcritique sessions are an important part of the learning experience. That's when editing, cropping, exposure, focus and visual impact are discussed.
Steve began his photographic career in 1962 when he joined UPI in San Francisco and then moved with them to Miami and Saigon. He then joined the Washington Post before moving on to Time Magazine for 20 years. He now works as an independent photographer and is represented by Black Star Agency in New York City. He was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and his book - SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN JEWLERY, is published by Abbeville Press. After roaming the world, he returned to his roots and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His personal work is photographing the indigenous cultures of the southwestern United States and he also teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
Many additional cultural experiences, like a Mayan Ceremony, learning to make tamales and many excursions to small villages.
Class begins in Guatemala's comfortable old colonial capital - ANTIGUA. It's a delightful small town, with warm, welcoming people. You'll have the opportunity to photograph an indigenous family -- a comforable introduction to the local people of Guatemala. From there we'll get off the beaten track - sometimes via pickup truck (a common mode of transport for many Guatemalans) - and visit the neighboring villages of SANTA MARIA DE JESUS, SAN ANTONIO AGUAS CALIENTE and SANTA CATARINA BARAHONA.
Then we'll head further into the western highlands - to LAKE ATITLAN - breathtakingly gorgeous, particularily during that 'magic hour' when its three volcanoes rise out of the early morning mists.
US$500 deposit with registration. Checks or money orders should be made to: Art Workshops in Guatemala. US$800 is due 60 days before your class begins. Balance is due 30 days before departure.
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M08295 was started by Liza Fourre in 1995, after she fell in love with the country while living in Antigua and adopting her first child, Jessenia. Being a photographer, she looked around and realized what a wonderful backdrop Guatemala provided for those who love to create and learn about art, indigenous cultures and...
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