Monumental and Spiritual: Machu Picchu & Pentecost in Perú
Date: May 26th to Monday, June 4, 2012 (10 days, 9 nights).
Instructors: Harvey Stein & Adam L. Weintraub
This will be a busy, exciting, fun workshop, filled with many wonderful shooting opportunities with time also for critiques, discussions of technique and photographic philosophies, and free time for personal exploration. We travel by private bus to the beautiful village of Ollantaytambo. We are there photographing the Pentecost celebrations that include dances, music, processions, bull fights, costumes…and then on to the marvelous Machu Picchu and the Incan Capital of Cusco.
The workshop begins mid-day, May 26th in Cusco, where we travel by private bus to the beautiful village of Ollantaytambo and have an initial meeting, a walk around the town and enjoy a welcome dinner. We are there until Wednesday morning, photographing the Pentecost celebrations that include dances, music, processions, bull fights, costumes, parades, fireworks, etc. One day we venture to remote areas in the Andes to photograph several weaving villages, Andean peaks, alpaca herds, and local people. We travel by local train to incredible Machu Picchu on Wednesday for a full day of photographing and exploring.
We return to Machu Picchu in the early morning light the next day, than travel back to Cusco that early evening. We explore the gorgeous city of Cusco Friday and use it as our base to photograph various towns outside of Cusco (the traditional town of Andahuaylillas, the pre-Inca ruins of Pikillacta and the famous abandoned wool factory of Lucre (one of my personal highlights!). We have final presentations and critiques on Sunday as well as a celebratory farewell dinner before flying to Lima the next morning.
The visit to Lima includes a private guided tour of Peru’s archaeological and cultural layers at one of Lima’s best, Museo Larco – with lunch on site; then the catacombs of San Francisco and the famous central plaza and Bolivar plaza prior to your International Flight. Bon Voyage for an evening flight home.