Your camera is a passport to new places and cultures. While some travelers are content to tour the main sites and snap a few photos, we venture off the beaten path, engaging in authentic interactions with locals while making meaningful images that reveal the spirit of a place. By simply having the curiosity to explore, we can open new worlds in front of our lenses.
San Miguel de Allende is a well-known travel destination, but during our five-day expredition we slow down, connect with the rhythms of everyday life, and discover its secrets. Using the city as our muse, we develop travel stories and spend part of each day photographing in the field, focusing on human connections to build upon those stories. In the classroom, participants receive daily feedback from Krista in one-on-one and group critiques.
Krista's experience on both sides of the photo editing desk gives her a unique perspective, and she generously shares strategies for researching and preparing for an assignment, honing visual skills, and creating compelling images that tell a story. She also imparts her self-promotion strategies (especially concerning social media) and discusses approaches for distributing work.
By week’s end, you know how to make photographs smartly, efficiently, and more creatively, and you return home with an engaging visual narrative that captures the spirit of this magical Mexican town.