With Holly Wilmeth & Catherine Farquharson
September 27 - October 4, 2016, 6 days/7 nights, max 8 people
Ever wish you came home from your travels with portraits like you see in magazines? What is it that photographers do in those portraits to make their photos strong and evocative?
Image © Holly Wilmeth
Come to San Miguel de Allende to find out. This special photography workshop, lead by photographers Holly Wilmeth + Catherine Farquharson, will teach you the art of travel portraiture. Instead of taking quick portraits on the fly, this one-week class will walk you through the decision-making process in portraiture, so you go home with your own stunning portfolio, as well as a handful of techniques to implement on your next trip.
This hands-on workshop will include composition, approaches to maximizing the use of natural light, connecting with your subjects, and both environmental portraiture and backdrop portraits. What better way to practice and learn these techniques than through photographing portraits of mariachis, Chichimecas, dancers and market sellers in rural Mexico?
For this workshop, we stay in the colonial town of San Miguel. To help you enjoy your spare time out of class, we will be suggesting opportunities for cooking classes, hot air balloon rides, spa days and photography review. Expect to return home both informed, inspired and refreshed!
You will be staying in a beautiful small hotel in the center of town (about 100 meters from the main square and Parroquia. It’s called Casa Rosada. Please bring ear-plugs. San Miguel is a town with over 150 festivals a year, so the evenings can sometimes be noisy but a good set of earplugs will give you a good sleep. Continental Breakfast is included.
This is our tentative schedule, some changes might happen due to availability.
Please remember to bring your bathing suit or something to soak in for the hot springs, comfortable shoes as the streets are cobblestone, and a light jacket for cooler evenings. The temperature will be during the day in the high 70’s and in the evenings in the low 60’s. There is an ATM in the square if you would like to get money this way, or you can also change at the airport. Bring comfortable clothing as we’ll be busy during the day, but for the evenings you might want to bring something nicer to go out for dinners in.
Day 1: September 27 — Arrival Day. Settle in to your hotel.
We will meet for drinks at 8:00pm in the lobby of the hotel. For those of you arriving later we will see you in the morning!
Day 2: September 28 — San Miguel de Allende - Hacienda Las Trances
Things to do During your Free Time
All taxi rides around town are 35-40 pesos (roughly 1.75-2.00 USD). You can safely take them anywhere.
Restaurants Close to our Hotel
(For a whole list of Restaurants in town go to the following link)
Tour Cost $3,500 Trip Deposit $500
Single Supplement (if available) $500
Maximum Group Size 8
FULL — WAITING LIST ONLY
Holly Wilmeth & Catherine Farquharson
This trip is limited to only 8 participants.
Tour fee includes
Tour fee does not include
What Camera Gear to Bring
Images © Holly Wilmeth
Image © Jeremy Woodhouse
Transport to San Miguel
BajioGo Shuttle service
Their most popular service provides direct transportation between your home or hotel in San Miguel de Allende and one of several nearby airports. When you reserve their airport shuttle, you can rest easy knowing that a trained, professional BajioGo driver will be picking you up and dropping you off at exactly the right place and exactly the right time.
When your flight arrives, you can expect to be greeted by a friendly BajioGo employee with a sign displaying your name. When it’s time to depart, you can expect punctual curbside service directly at your door allowing ample time to comfortably check in for your flight. Either way, you know that you’re being taken care of — without hassles, surprises or excuses.
The shared shuttle is BajioGo’s flagship service, used dozens of times every day by hundreds of satisfied clients. Shared shuttle service pairs you up with other passengers who are arriving or departing at the same time as you, allowing you to save money while we save time and reduce gas usage, greenhouse gas emissions and wear-and-tear on our vehicles. It’s a win-win!
Their shared shuttles service the León (BJX), Querétaro (QRO) and Mexico City (MEX) airports 24 hours a day.*
Shared shuttles have no minimum number of passengers (except from Mecico City where there is a 2 passenger minimum) and, for your comfort and convenience, they have a maximum of three pick-ups on outgoing trips and will only wait for other passengers arriving at the same or similar time as you on incoming trips.
The rate of their shared shuttle service is:
$29US per passenger to OR from BJX OR QRO airport (no minimum of passengers)
$75US per passenger to OR from MEX (2 passenger minimum)
* Shared shuttle service departs San Miguel de Allende on a pre-arranged schedule which may be subject to variation depending on the time of year and other factors. Shared shuttle service is always available to pick you up at the arrival time of your flight, no questions asked
BajioGo’s private shuttle service is perfect for those who seek a little extra flexibility in their travel itinerary. Whether you’re traveling with excess baggage, a larger animal companion, wish for pick-up outside of our regular hours, or simply want a car all to yourself, our private shuttle service is there for you.
Their private shuttles service the León (BJX), Querétaro (QRO) and Mexico City (MEX) airports 24 hours a day.
The rate of their private shuttle service is:
$79US for 1-2 passengers to OR from BJX OR QRO airport
$209US for 1-2 passengers to OR from MEX
Private shuttles also provide direct transportation to other airports and locations — contact them for details http://www.bajiogoshuttle.com
Image © Jeremy Woodhouse