STEP BACK IN TIME
Imagine yourself traveling by caravan for many weeks along Uzbekistan's Silk Route and suddenly in the distance the sun strikes the vivid blue dome of Samarkand's Kok Gumbaz mosque.
Join us on this new photography workshop along Uzbekistan's ancient Silk Route.
LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE. Taught by Terry Abrams. Produced by Barbara Nelson.
The Uzbekistan workshop will start and end in Tashkent. We will be based in 3 locations, Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, making side trips and excursions from each location. We will be publishing a book from this trip and your pictures will be included.
Local English speaking experts versed in the history and culture of the country will inform and guide us to the world famous mosques and sites from the Ottoman Empire and medieval times. Markets and local life of the people. Local crafts people at work, secrets of the old parts of town - all and more will be locations for the best photography.
Observatory of Ulugbek,is the astronomical miracle of medieval Uzbekistan. We will be there to photograph it.
Several side trips into mountain areas are planned to meet and visit local people, discovering their cultures. We will have tea and food, learn bread making, cook Plov and generally experience and participate in their everyday life.
Capturing the essence of a location with a unique personal vision is the focus of this small group workshop. Learn to catch the mystery of place and people in this centuries old region of Central Asia.
- Hotels, breakfast and dinner.
- Ground transportation related to the workshop.
- Local expert traveling with group.
- Entrance fees to scheduled monuments.
- Uzbekistan Visa support.
- Lunch, drinks and beverages
- International air travel
- Personal items and services
- Domestic Air: Bukhara to Tashkent ($75.00)
- Photo and video fees for some scheduled interiors
- Visa (Agency helps with this)
UZBEKISTAN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP JUNE 10 - 23, 2017
FEE $3,550 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $150
50% deposit required with reservation.
BALANCE DUE APRIL 3, 2017
Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson.
340 Haven Avenue #3J, New York, NY 10033
NOTE: Visa application may take several weeks.
This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to go further with their photography. The class would meet daily for discussions, to view work and critique student’s work. We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the early evening. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review
The class is built on a schedule of photographing and critiquing with some downtime planned for organizing your images. The schedule will be flexible for unscheduled special events, weather changes and such. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity. Moving into the heart of Central Asia provides endless opportunities for photographers where life has evolved since the first century.
A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.
BARBARA NELSON, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com, www.barbaranelsonblog.com
Terry Abrams is an experienced international educator, photographer and artist. He has worked with both film and digital technologies in photography, and is just as likely to use an 8x10 view camera as a high resolution digital camera. He has studied with Paul Caponigro, Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, John Sexton and others. He lived and taught photography in Europe for 13 years.
Terry teaches photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI (known for its photography department) and co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference, conducting workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. He also conducts travel photography workshops in domestic and international locations, such as Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Iceland and Spain. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography, and his photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries. www.terryabrams.com
As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally, most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.
If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.
Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.
As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.