Destination Wedding Photography
As the world becomes a global village, a larger percent of weddings take place away from the couple’s home area, and many times even out of the couple’s home country. This small but growing segment of the wedding market is not always made up of the wealthiest of clients as you might expect. Some couples actually choose a destination wedding to save money while others plan a wedding abroad because they want a small wedding with only a few guests or none at all. In any case, the extra work and money these couples often put into putting together their dream wedding in India, Thailand or anywhere else in the world make them that much more concerned with finding just the right photographer to capture their special day in a way they will cherish and be happy to share with all of their friends back home.
Goa has long become a desired destination for weddings and honeymooners, but very few people know Goa in the monsoon time. The showers bring an amazing transformation to the landscape and the state of mind of the people, making Goa a quiet paradise. With the rains the colors change to a lush green and every wall becomes a living entity. The palm trees swaying in the coastal monsoon breeze and the gray clouds above give the rough Arabian sea a magical aura. At the end of August the rains are not so heavy anymore, the air is clean and the beaches are still empty. Taking a walk in the Portuguese quarter or sitting in a small quaint bar for a taste of the local feni is a wonderful way to experience Goa.
Class Size is Limited to 20 participants We believe that some of the value of a good workshop is also in the close contact and personal relationship you forge with the workshop leader. Limited class size ensures that topics covered may be adjusted for the needs of the group and participants receive individual attention.
Where: Goa, India
Tuition: Rs 60,000 ($1,200)
Wow Wow Wow. What a fantasic workshop, I absolutely loved it.
some people have this incredible ability to put their soul out there and move you so deeply that suddenly you want to be better, do better and just inspire like you just have been.. and most importantly there are some things that no book or theory can teach you.. only some people can.. Thank you Sephi :)
I have attended several workshops in my life but I have never been so moved by any of them ever before. I pray that you continue doing more of these not just to teach photography just to pass on this infectious spirit that you have to inspire.
The workshop fee is Rs 60,000 ($1,200) including all accommodation for four nights (starting August 23rd, on twin share basis). Single room supplement is Rs 6,000. Price includes meals and ground transport, local support staff and any model fees. Price excludes return flights to Goa and any personal expenses such as medical or equipment insurance, laundry, alcohol and suveniers. Please contact us for any query or concern.
Itinerary The intensive three day destination wedding photography workshop will be a good blend of lectures, discussions, and assignments in which participants will learn to tackle the challenges of being or becoming a destination wedding photographer, for all that it means. We will discuss marketing, branding, travel arrangements, airport tips, health issues, foreign work permits, pricing, contracts, business approach and much more. We will talk about low light photography, natural light vs flash and posing for the couple shoot. You will also be given tips on specialized equipment and digital concerns in different situations and learn to conquer your digital workflow, post production, color correction, creating lightroom presets, finalizing your images and archiving.
The weekend will include shooting a mock wedding on the beach as well as a live shoot with models in the Fontainhas, the old Latin Quarter in the city of Panaji, group and individual critiques, and one-on-one portfolio review meetings with Sephi and Christophe. The emphasis is on how to compete in this highly demanding market, build your brand, stay creative and on top of the game as the destination wedding photography market is starting to boom.
Who Should Attend This workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers, who use a DSLR digital camera, have a solid understanding of how it works, want to enhance their understanding of destination wedding photography business, and don’t mind staying up late.
Equipment Requirement Each participant is required to bring a DSLR digital camera, camera manual, a card reader and a laptop computer, PC or Mac, with DVD drive and a minimum of 1 GB of RAM (2 GB preferred). The laptop must have the current version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 or 4 software installed and at least 10 GB of available hard drive space.
Sephi Bergerson is an award winning documentary and lifestyle photographer with more than twenty years of experience. Based in India since early 2002 his work revolves mainly around the experience of travel and culture. Working on his book ‘Tradition Weddings in Modern India” (Scheduled for publication with Harper Collins in early 2013) he has arguably witnessed and documented a bigger variety of Indian weddings than any other person on earth. Sephi has a track record of taking advanced photographers to another level by helping them develop their personal vision and ideas. See his wedding photography website at www.FotoWala.in
Christophe Viseux Based in Paris, Christophe has long been traveling and shooting the world from New York city to New Zealand through Hawai’i and Australia. He has covered weddings in India, Brazil, Morroco, Kenya, Fiji, Tahiti and Colombia to mention just a few. His work includes lifestyle, model portfolio, nature and travel photography. See some of his work on his wedding photography website www.christopheweddingphoto.com
A deposit of Rs. 20,000/- ($400 ) per person is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 45 days prior to workshop.
On cancellations more than 45 days prior to workshop date, all monies are refunded less an administrative fee of Rs 4,000 ($75) .
Less than 45 days but at least 30 days prior, 50% will be refunded.
Less than 30 days prior to workshop, no refund will be possible.
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