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Do you want to learn how to make stunning photographs? Do you want to do it in a small, intimate photo workshop where you can spread out, seek your own vision, and find your own subject, not stand shoulder to shoulder with a gaggle of photographers?
Before we continue, we are updating our website, so some links may temporarily be down. Please be patient with us, as we are on the road a LOT with our workshops!
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With workshops limited to 12 participants sharing two instructors (maximum 6:1 ratio), you can be assured of lots of individual attention, help, and critiques. In fact, we are working with you the entire time in both the field and classroom. In addition, because of our small group size, we have gained access to some private areas that cannot handle larger groups.
We continue to be blown away by the work our students produce in our workshops, their student comments, and the high percentage of returning alumni. We also welcome non-photographing spouses, SOs, and friends, as they really enjoy our groups, too.
And we haven't even mentioned the fun factor and the laughs everyone shares from Day One!
We always love it when we hear from many of our participants that they have won awards and been accepted into galleries and juried shows after joining us for one or more of our workshops.
Also, it is wonderful to see and hear of the friendships that last well beyond the workshop!
So, join Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures for long, fun, intensive days in which you'll have a great time while learning to seek and refine your own creative vision, whether in a regularly-scheduled photo workshop, a private workshop of your choosing, by scouting and photographing with the instructors before a workshop and receiving some added instruction, or coming in a day ahead for a workshop to get some intensive instruction on the latest version of Lightroom (contact us for this).
We also have gift certificates for those who want to give a workshop (or part of a workshop) as a present.
While we (Margo and Arnie) don't tell you exactly what to photograph, we take you to great locations and pride ourselves on giving you the tools — understanding the magic of light, elements of composition, knowledge of color, and processing techniques — that will help inspire you to create more compelling photographs, regardless of your experience level. Our student galleries speak to the success of our philosophy.
We can also help those who are interested develop a logical, efficient workflow that will make the storage and processing of your images easier.
Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures has been around since
the early 80s, and with our
track record as seasoned, working pros with
many decades of teaching
experience, you will learn a lot! While we may sometimes photograph
with you, our first commitment is always to give you, the participant,
the most rewarding photographic and learning experience possible.
We are proud to report that some of our students have won
awards and been accepted into juried shows! In addition, Barefoot Contessa
Photo Adventures has been featured quite a number of times
in magazines and articles, as you can see here and just above.
Our Basic Principles of Photography booklet with lots of tools
to help you improve your photography and instructions for printing
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots;
Mid-day processing and tweaking your images with the latest
version of Lightroom and for those who wish, Photoshop and
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
If you have not already done so, check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of imaging programs. If our FAQs do not answer all your questions,
please contact Barefoot Contessa
Photo Adventures. As we noted above, Margo
and Arnie have
many decades of experience as both active pro shooters and teachers,
and we do love to have fun with our students!
From Cuba, Her People & Culture. We'll be returning there February/March 2014!