Photography workshops are one of the best and most fun ways to learn the craft and that's why so many people love them. They are great opportunities to travel to amazing places, to meet new interesting people and to add amazing work to your portfolio quickly.
When it comes to travel and landscape photography, there's no shortage of options. There are countless workshops all over the world, some better than others. But there are a few key elements that make the difference between a useful fun workshop and one that leaves a bad taste behind and little to talk about with joy.
We've got one of the best travel workshops we'd like to recommend. In fact it's so good it's the winner of the National Geographic Traveler "50 Tours of a Lifetime" contest.
Hosted by renowned photographer, teacher and filmmaker Ossian Lindholm, this exclusive workshop in NW Argentina is the perfect combination for any photographer who also shares a passion for fine wine. Ossian, a native Argentine, has dedicated his work to conserving and sustaining the landscape, nature and culture of Argentina. He will take participants on a fascinating journey where he will share his fascinating knowledge of the region's geography, wildlife, cuisine and culture.
The photo tour will take place across five distinct biomes: the sub-Andean sierras, the canyons and high mountains of the Andes and the high plateau of Altiplano.
This is home to the highest vineyards in the world, which produce world famous wines like the white Torrontes and the red Malbec.
From a landscape photography perspective, the tour offers plenty of diversity, and ultimately that's something you want from a travel photography workshop. This region of Argentina has desert landscapes, vineyards, cactus forests, the colorful Andes Mountains, salt flats at over 4,000 ft. and other geological and geographical marvels that will excite photographers of all levels.
The tour is ideal for photographers of all levels, but you shouldn't worry if you're new to photography. Whatever level you're at, the expert team will provide the necessary support. There will be daily 60-90 minute instruction sessions with plenty of practical opportunities. Professional photographer Ossian Lindholm will guide you step by step as you travel through these amazing locations. You'll learn to love the manual settings on your camera because the tour is a great opportunity to take your camera off Auto mode and unleash your true creative potential.
One of the biggest advantages of going to these unique locations led by an experienced photographer like Ossian, who knows them intimately, is that you'll be there at the perfect time of the year and the right time of the day when the light is at its best.
It will be the perfect opportunity to develop your personal style in photography.
Accommodations on the tour will be top notch. Participants will be staying at boutique hotels and they will have the pleasure of enjoying incredible meals and delicious local specialties. They will also enjoy tasting some of the finest high altitude wines in the world.
Every little detail will be taken care of, thanks to Lauren Hefferon's experience in travel which spans over 27 years. As soon as the journey starts, all you need to worry about is enjoying yourself and absorbing the mesmerizing beauty of the landscape.
This award winning itinerary will flow perfectly and it will be as relaxing as it is enjoyable. It truly is the opportunity for unique memories and incredible photos and because of that, we highly recommend the Vision Vine tour.