From dramatic landscapes to narrow cobblestone streets and colorful markets, southern Ecuador is a delight for the eyes at every turn. Nevada Wier and Jennifer Davidson invite you to join them and expand your creative vision as you explore this stunning region together.
The beautiful city of Cuenca is our base of operations for the week. We spend time photographing Cuenca's historic central area, filled with bustling plazas, towering cathedrals and quaint flower markets. Off the beaten path, we visit blacksmith shops and artist studios for a taste of the old traditions and new art forms represented in the city.
In the nearby town of Gualaceo, we photograph in traditional markets, where indigenous people come from neighboring towns and the countryside to purchase their provisions for the week. Additional day trips to small surrounding villages and the countryside expose us to the slower, rural pace of life common to much of the region.
Throughout the week, Nevada and Jennifer provide photo lessons that range from the creative to the technical. We discuss ways to approach people to elevate your images beyond the superficial toward the intimate. One-on-one and group image review sessions provide you with practical advice for improving the images you create during the trip. We conclude our time together with a celebratory Ecuadorian dinner and image review.
There are only a few spots left for this special tour. If you are interested please contact the The Santa Fe Workshops (not Nevada!).
Participants need to be technically self-sufficient, as this is not a workshop to learn how to use your gear or editing software. Participants should be in good health as long days are spent exploring (this means walking).
Enrollment in this workshop is limited to 12 participants
Refer to Package Price description for details on lodging and meals.
PACKAGE PRICE INFO:
$6,895 per person, double occupancy for eight nights in Cuenca (ideal for couples and friends traveling together; single travelers must pay $875 supplement); breakfast daily, welcome and closing dinners; day trip to Gualaceo and half-day trips to surrounding villages included.