Photography Workshops

This is a list of photography workshops that may be of interest to travel photographers. This list is purely informational and is not intended as an endorsement.

Workshop: Kolkata Documentary Workshop
Date: March 12-18, 2014
Location: Kolkata, India
Price: 600 EUR (doesn’t include travel, accommodation and on the ground expenses)
# of Participants: Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Description: This workshop is aimed at photographers interested in developing their documentary, narrative and storytelling skills. Participants will be encouraged to complete a photographic story or build a coherent portfolio of single images under the guidance of experienced photographers and journalists. The tutors will actively assist each participant in their individual journey and help them edit the photographs into a visually engaging narrative.


Workshop: Mystical Morocco with Photo Leader Ralph Velasco
Date: April 8-21, 2014
Location: Morocco
Price: $3,995 in double occupancy, single supplement is $595
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Description: Jemaa el Fna Square and the ancient city and souk of Marrakech. The striking Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. An evening in the Sahara with a traditional camel ride. Chefchaouen & The Rif, with quaint blue-washed buildings. The heart of Morocco, medina of Fes el-Bali. Unique visits with an excellent Moroccan guide.


Workshop: Iceland: Land of Culture and Adventure With Tour Leader Ralph Velasco
Date: May 31-June 7, 2014
Location: Iceland’s picturesque south coast and the capital of Reykjavik
Price: $4,695 in double occupancy, single supplement is $745
# of Participants: Limited to 12 participants.

Description: Experience diverse landscapes with fellow photographers on a private glacier walk and iceberg lagoon boat trip. Get to know the hardy people of Iceland in a traditional farm setting near Reykjavik City. Photograph the unique Icelandic horses only found here. Explore the ice Lagoons of Jokulsarlon and Fjallsarlon/ Waterfalls will include Skaftafell National Park, Gulfoss, Skogar and Seljalandsfoss. Visit to the famous Blue Lagoon.


Workshop: Travel with Ralph Velasco to The Heart of Spain
Date: June 2014
Location: Madrid, Segovia, Toledo and Barcelona, Spain
Price: Not yet determined.
# of Participants:

Description: Join Ralph Velasco on a customized small group tour of Central Spain, consisting of 4 nights in Madrid, 3 nights in Segovia, 3 nights in Toledo…plus 3 additional nights in Barcelona. Open to photographers and non-photographers. Food ~ Photography ~ Culture ~ Museums ~ History ~ Architecture.


Workshop: Exploring Historic Central Europe with Ralph Velasco
Date: August 30-September 12, 2014
Location: Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Bratislava and Budapest
Price: $5,975 (the cost is based on double occupancy. A single supplement of $992 applies.)
# of Participants: Workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Description: A tour of Historic Central Europe. Approximately 2- to 4-hours per day on average of instruction with travel photographer Ralph Velasco, including group photo walks and locally-guided walking tours. Ralph will schedule time to photograph with just two participants at a time, providing an opportunity for each person to get valuable hands-on instruction in a small group setting. Each participant will have a chance to sit down One on One with Ralph during a mid-trip image review allowing him to gauge each participant’s progress and to provide valuable feedback.


Workshop: Tuscany: Land of the Etruscans with Ralph Velasco
Date: September 19–29, 2014
Location: Tuscany, Italy
Price: $3,699 in double occupancy, single supplement is $699
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Description: 10 nights accommodations at wonderful hotels in Rome, Pienza, Siena and Florence. Group airport transfers on arrival and departure dates. Transportation between cities on itinerary in air-conditioned bus. Most meals: Breakfast daily, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners. Local English-speaking guides for visits to sites outlined in the itinerary. Wine, olive oil & cheese tastings, plus a special Foodie Tour of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood. Visits to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and other highlights of Rome and Tuscany (we’ll skip the lines!). Plus explore San Gimignano and the Chianti Castles. Photo walks with Ralph Velasco in various locations, including a night shoot in Rome.