……..Isla Mujeres, Mexico Photo Tour………12/6/19 – 12/08/19

$895.00

Photo Tour  12/06/19 thru 12/08/19   

 

Located 8 miles off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, Isla Mujeres is a sleepy little island,  perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean.  Isla Mujeres is only 4.5 miles long and ¾ of a mile wide.

At the northern tip of the island is a small resort complex, and at the southern tip are Mayan Ruins several millennia old.  On the east and west are some of the most interesting coastline ever.

We will see it all, . . . and photograph it.  This is a 3-day Image Capture Workshop, and we will focus on both Color and Infrared. We will meet early each morning to capture the sunrise on the Caribbean side, and end our day by capturing the sunset on the Cancun side.

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Description

This workshop will be limited to just 15 people to allow for more direct one on one interaction.  This is a perfect opportunity to hone your skills in both Color and Infrared photography.

Located 8 miles off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, Isla Mujeres is a sleepy little island,  perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean.  Isla Mujeres is only 4.5 miles long and ¾ of a mile wide.  At the northern tip of the island is a small resort complex, and at the southern tip are Mayan Ruins several millennia old.  On the east and west are some of the most interesting coastline ever.    We will see it all, . . . and photograph it.

How to get to Isla Mujeres

All you do is fly into Cancun, Mexico, then take a cab or car service to the Gran Puerto Cancun Ultramar ferry dock located in Puerto Juarez, a few minutes from downtown Cancun. You won’t be in Cancun very long.  The ferry boat leaves every ½ hour and takes about 15 minutes. 

On Isla Mujeres

You will have the option of either staying in one of the resort hotels, a small quaint hotel or renting an apartment or house.  The last two options are often less expensive.

We will . . . .

  • Immerse ourselves in the local culture, and wander the open air Markets for street photography.
  • Sample the local (yummy) cuisine, by visiting my favorite restaurant    La Cazuela M&J  
  • We will photograph some the most amazing coastline in the Caribbean.   
  • Visit the ruins of   Ixchel, a  Mayan temple,  at Punta Sur.
  • Meet early each morning to capture the sunrise on the Caribbean side, and end our day by capturing the sunset on the Cancun side.

This is a 3-day Image Capture Workshop, and we will focus on both Color and Infrared.

 

ITINERARY 

Thursday,

5:00 pm – Meet and Greet    – We will meet and directions will be given for the Sunrise shoot the next morning.

Friday,

30 minutes prior to sunrise – Sunrise shoot out    – We will meet for a sunrise photography session on the Caribbean side of the island.    We will focus on long exposures and capturing the colors and tones of sunrise.  After Sunrise photography, we will walk along the coast and help baby sea turtles stuck in tidal pools get back into the ocean.

08:30 am  Group Breakfast (optional)

09:30am – 12:00pm – Street Photography.  – We will wander the markets and side streets in the heart of Isla Mujeres to capture the look and feel of the island and it’s people.

Lunch  Approximately 12:00pm – 1:00pm       – Can be a group function, or on individual basis.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – We will start off photographing the oldest cemetery On Isla Mujeres and then drive around the island to capture all of the great street art.  Transportation will be on an individual basis (golf carts)

Dinner break     – On an individual basis.  This is a great opportunity to sample more of the wonderful cuisine Isla Mujeres has to offer.

30 Minutes prior to Sunset – We will meet on the Cancun side of the Island to capture the stunning colorful Caribbean sunset.

Saturday, 

30 minutes prior to sunrise – Sunrise shootout at Punta Sur   – We will meet near the Mayan ruins to catch the first light of the new day over the 1,500-year-old Temple of Ixchel.

08:30am  Group Breakfast (optional)

09:30 am – 1:30 pm – We will meet at the New Isla Mujeres cemetery located on the southern end of the Island and then continue on to the Hacienda Mundaca.

Lunch  Approximately 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Can be a group function, or on an individual basis.

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm – We will visit and photograph some the most amazing coastline in the Caribbean and capture stunning oceanscapes.

Dinner break     – On an individual basis.

30 Minutes prior to Sunset – We will meet at a predetermined location for another sunset shoot.

Sunday, 

30 minutes prior to sunrise – Sunrise shoot at the location to be decided by the group

08:30 am  Group Breakfast (optional)

09:30 am – 12:00 pm – Walking tour of the sculpture park surrounding the Temple Ixchel at Punta Sur.  This will give us the opportunity to capture more great images of the most Eastern portion of Mexico.

Lunch  Approximately 12:00pm – 1:00pm       – Can be a group function, or on individual basis.  There is a great little restaurant just outside the park, with an amazing view of the Temple and the ocean.

 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The segment will be decided by the group as to what direction we go.  Don’t worry, by then you will have plenty of ideas on where you want to shoot.

30 minutes prior to sunrise – One last opportunity to capture another great sunset.

Note:  The following are not covered by the workshop costs and are your responsibility

              Airfare/transportation

             Transportation during the workshop

              Food/Lodging

About the Instructor

Dan Wampler is the Creative Director for Life Pixel Infrared and has been shooting digital infrared for over 12 years.  

He started in the Photography industry in 1981 and over the last 36 years of his career has trained thousands of photographers.  He is an internationally published digital artist and photographer and is very passionate about his work.

Please direct all workshop related inquiries to Dan Wampler, Life Pixel Creative Director.
By Phone: 866-610-1710 ext 5
By Email: danwampler@lifepixel.com

 

During this workshop, you will receive hands-on instruction in:

  • Infrared and Color Photography
  • Getting the right exposure
  • Creative composition skills
  • Perspective
  • Use of f-stop for Depth of field
  • Working with natural light
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
  • Introduction & Basics of High Dynamic Range Infrared  photography HDR

What to Bring:

  • Passport
  • Digital Camera
  • Wide angle lens
  • Tripod (not required, but extremely helpful)
  • Memory cards
  • Water bottle
  • Extra camera battery
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray with DEET
  • A positive attitude

How to get to Isla Mujeres

You will want to fly into Cancun, Mexico.  From there, you will hire a taxi to take you to Puerto Juarez.  Here is a Trip Advisor piece for reference.  

Once on Isla Mujeres, most people get around the island by golf cart.  There are several places for golf cart rentals, here’s a link to help .

Free App

If you are a MAC user, there is a great Free app called “Isla at Your Fingertips”  that will show you the natural beauty of Isla Mujeres.  I have several of my images int this app.

You can get the App here 

Payment & Registration

When: November 30 – December 02, 2018

Where: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Cost: $895 (Workshop only)

Participant Limit: 10- All participants must be at least 18 years of age, and attendees must be paid participants.

Lodging: See Homeaway or TripAdvisor for a list of possible accommodations

Payment for workshops must be received in full at the time of registration. Your spot in the workshop is not secure until your payment has been received and the required forms have been completed.

Transportation on the island  – You will need to rent a golf cart for the duration of your stay on Isla Mujeres.  There may be the opportunity for people to share a ride and we swill discuss that option during a conference call prior to the workshop. You can find ideas here

Contact Info

Please direct all workshop related inquiries to Dan Wampler, Life Pixel Creative Director.
By Phone: 866-610-1710 ext 5
By Email: danwampler@lifepixel.com

Cancellation Policy

Reasons for cancellation must be presented in writing.  Cancellation policy is as follows:

90 days prior     10% Cancellation fee
60 to 89 days    25% cancellation fee.
30 to 59 days    50% cancellation fee.

*No refund will be given on any cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. There will be no exceptions to the Cancellation Policy.

Weather Related Cancellations

We cannot control the weather.  Travel insurance is always suggested.

If conditions become unsuitable for photography, Cancellation will be handled in the following manner.

Any day where shooting is possible for 5 hours or more is considered a full day.

Up to 4 hours of shooting, Participant will receive 10% of the amount paid for workshop towards a future workshop.

If a full day is canceled, Participant will receive 20% of the amount paid for workshop towards a future workshop.

The decision will be made by the  Instructor; Instructors decision is final.

Insurance

The photographers/instructors are not responsible for non-refundable costs associated with canceled trips. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance.

Terms & Conditions

This workshop will take place in Mexico and you must agree to abide by all laws, rules, restrictions, ordinances, and regulations governing this location. Failure to do so could result in your removal from the workshop with no refund of workshop fees.  Aggressive, or impolite behavior within the group may result in your removal from the workshop with no refund of workshop fees.  Any additional questions can be directed to the Instructor.

Standard Release

You consent to allow any photograph or video that is taken of you and/or your property during the course of the workshop to be used for promotional purposes with no fee or compensations.

Release & Waiver

All workshop participants must agree to all the terms and conditions stated above as well as sign a release and hold harmless waiver. This agreement is required and a condition to participate in this workshop. Your payment for this workshop constitutes full agreement to the Polices stated above. Refusal to comply with and sign the policies and waiver form will automatically cancel your participation in this workshop.

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