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Photography Workshop India 2015

EXPERIENCE SOUTH INDIA 2015

20 – 31 JANUARY 2015

11 Nights / 10 Days

India 2015 Mailchimp 001INDIA…
The name alone evokes hundreds of different images, experiences and sensations. There is no doubt that India is one of the most photographically stimulating places you’ll ever visit, with its magical mix of colourful landscapes, cultural traditions and vibrant street life.

MUCH MORE THAN A PHOTO TOUR

Join Sam and Yael Harris on this photographic and personal journey that will stay with you forever! With Sam leading the way, offering guidance, one-on-one mentoring, group tutorials and review sessions, this 10-day workshop will stimulate your senses and make an invaluable difference to your photographic development.

Having travelled and lived in India for several years, as well as birthing our second daughter in a small beachside village, we are very excited to share some of the magic that Southern India has to offer, and give you the best possible photographic experience.

A THREE PART ADVENTURE

Our adventure will begin in the relaxed and palm fringed GOA, with its thick coconut groves, enticing beaches and Gothic Portuguese architecture. Here you will be photographing the world famous Anjuna Flea Market; a melting pot of Indian faces, costumes and produce from all over India. You will capture fishermen bringing in their morning catch and visit world heritage Cathedrals as well as quaint Portuguese-flavoured neighbourhoods with narrow streets, overhanging balconies and the nostalgia of Mediterranean towns of days gone by.

No trip to India would be complete without an authentic train journey… so after flying from Goa to Bangalore (1 hour) we’ll be catching an afternoon train through classic Indian villages and fields to our next destination MYSORE. This ancient capital is famous for its glittering royal Maharaja’s palace, bustling markets (overflowing with spices, flowers) and the production of perfumes, silk, sandalwood, incense and mythological temples. You will also photograph traditional wood carvers while they create classical scenes of elephants, parasols and royal parades on tabletops and chairs.

On route to our final destination we’ll be visiting the Tibetan settlement of BYLAKUPPE with its awe inspiring Golden Temple, giant golden Buddas and monks clad in spice coloured robes….

Lastly we’ll be taking you off the beaten track and up into the Western Ghats and the lush forested mountains of COORG, the region of coffee & spice, known as ‘The Scotland of India’. Here you’ll experience complete tranquillity, surrounded by an abundance of flowers and birdlife as well as stunning vistas, forested walking trails and waterfalls.

We are excited to offer you the rare opportunity to take portraits of the indigenous tribal plantation workers in their simple homes scattered through the forest, as well as capturing them at work during the annual coffee harvest.

Limited to only 10 photographers, this very special workshop, offers you the photographic experience of a lifetime!

WORKSHOP FEE

AUD $3,250 per person (in shared twin rooms) includes 10 days tuition, 11 nights accommodation, internal flight and all transport within workshop dates and certain meals where stated. Price excludes international flights. Single accommodation may be possible, subject to availability (charges apply). $500 deposit now will secure your place with us.

MATES RATES

You can save yourself $250 off the price of this workshop by registering with your partner or a friend. So that’s $500 reduction per couple!!

For further details; the full itinerary, our lovely accommodation details and registration, please e-mail us info@samharrisworkshops.com or fill in this form

P.S. Have you taken a look at our new website yet? For an overview of Sam Harris Workshops and all that we offer, including testimonials, a student gallery, Sam’s archive and more…

samharrisworkshops.com

EXPERIENCE BALI 2014

EXPERIENCE  BALI  2014

Photography Workshop

with Sam Harris

6th – 10th May 2014

 

Join Sam on an affordable and unforgettable workshop, exploring the paradise island of Bali and make a real difference to your photography.

Whether your interest is landscapes, portraits, street life or Macro there is something for every photographer in our Experience Bali workshop.

Photograph exotic temples at dawn, traditional villages away from the tourist traps, authentic street markets, spectacular scenery, behind the scenes at ancient dance rituals and more…

Much more than a photo tour!
Under Sam’s expert guidance you will receive instruction, pro shooting tips and conduct hands-on reviewing sessions as well as one on one mentoring. This dynamic workshop method is guaranteed to improve your photographic eye and ability within just a few days. Designed as an intimate learning experience this workshop will be open to a maximum of 10 participants only.

We’ll be based at the charming and tranquil retreat Ubud Arua (included in the workshop package) with deluxe rooms, pool and most friendly staff.
 

Sam is a passionate educator and a national award-winning photographer. He has worked professionally for more than 20 years, including international magazine assignments and celebrity portrait commissions for UK’s top publications. He is a committed teacher that loves to share his wealth of knowledge and experience in a fun and casual manner.

So join us on an exhilarating 5 day workshop and take your photography to the next level.

Tuition: includes instruction, 6 nights accommodation* (with breakfast) and transport to all location shoots. Flights and airport transfer are not included.

Early Bird – book before December 1st 2013

* Share twin

For registration & more information please contact Yael: harrismartinworkshops@gmail

or  please fill in this form
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For more about Sam Harris please click here

Feedback from past workshops has been fantastic with students saying:

 

“I was recently lucky enough to spend 5 days with Sam and Yael in Ubud Bali on one of their photographic workshops.  There was about 10 of us all from different walks of life and all had varying photographic skills. We were all encouraged to experiment with new ideas and Sam was always available to share his wealth of knowledge with us.  During our stay the people of Ubud celebrated their Niepi Day which is a day of silence followed by very exciting and colourful celebrations which gave us a fantastic palette of colour and joy to test our new photographic skills.  After we returned Dave, one of the people in the group and Sam produced a book which has photos taken by everyone. A great souvenir and proof of what we all learned from this great workshop.  Thanks Sam and Yael.” Gerard Foley

“After doing the Medieval workshop with Sam and Claire, I found myself more motivated to see life through a lens, to capture movement and follow the light, not just any old light but what makes an interesting photo.  Their experience and willingness to help others achieve what they are looking for with photography was refreshing and a privilege to have access to their wealth of knowledge.  It doesn’t matter if you ask questions, from the very simple to the most complex in terms of photography talk, Sam and Claire will help. The colour, life and movement from the Medieval Carnival Workshop was food for any photographer, and a definite must whatever level you are at.” Karen Bail

“I learned more than I expected to, and about things and aspects of taking photos I wouldn’t have imagined. The intensive nature of the workshop accelerated the process. Sam’s resources of little doco’s before each photo session really helped with focusing on subjects. Also, looking at everyone’s shots in the group and hearing Sam’s commentary is very instructive. Lovely location. Very well organised & structured.” Kim Over

“Being exposed to a new and totally different approach to photography and photographers,  I came away with an awareness of how to look and perhaps appreciate certain images that would not have caught my attention before. I really enjoy the social interaction that workshops offer as not only do I learn from instructors, but also from others in the group” .Denise Aitkens

“I knew I had to attend Sam’s Bali workshop the minute his email landed in my inbox. Not only did Sam gave me the technical information needed during the morning classes, he gave on the spot examples and direction during each field trip. What a fantastic festival to give me a variety of shooting opportunities, with color, light and action everyday. I really enjoyed the Bali workshop; it was a great learning experience and so much fun with Sam, Yael and the other participants. Thank you for your ideas, tips, guidance and patience Sam, I’m inspired to continue photographing. I think your style is superb…” Suellen Turner

“After working with Claire and Sam for five days, I understood more about what is required to take a great photo, than what I did studying photography at a specialist Melbourne college for a year.’ Anna Sinclair

“My expectations were exceeded. I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone to explore the project and felt very supported by Claire, Sam and the group.” Mary Cassotti

MEDIEVAL CARNIVAL 2013

Balingup Medieval Carnival

Photography Workshop

with Sam Harris

23rd – 25th August 2013

Photo © Tony Stefanoff
Photo © Tony Stefanoff

Following the success of last year’s workshop, we are happy to announce that Sam will be running this popular workshop again this year! The Balingup Medieval Carnival is one of WA’s most exciting, colourful and unique events.

With so many colourful and vivid scenes to capture such as knights jousting, medieval monks and maids, blacksmiths at work, a royal precession with drums, jugglers and the traditional burning of the dragon, the Balingup Medieval Carnival is a photographer’s treat.

This intensive weekend workshop promises to be very dynamic, offering students the opportunity to take their photography to the next level with the expert support and guidance of internationally renowned photographer Sam Harris. Students will develop their portfolios, their skills and their way of seeing… You will practice studio portraiture in our ‘Portrait Tent’ as well as having numerous opportunities to capture the colourful crowd, from reportage style street shooting, still life’s, animals and street portraits. Whatever you like to shoot, there’s something for you at the Medieval Carnival!!


Photos © Sam Harris

The workshop is open to only 12 photographers and includes two nights accommodation in Balingup’s serene & charming Origins Centre (where the workshop will be run from).

The Origins Centre
Read about Sam Harris: BIO / CV and recent PUBLICATIONS

Tuition
The cost of tuition is $330 for 2 day weekend workshop. This includes 2 nights accommodation, Friday night complimentary dinner and a weekend pass to the Carnival.

See what our students achieved on our most recent Ubud-Bali workshop, take a look at the book here.

Feedback from past workshops has been fantastic with students saying:

“I was recently lucky enough to spend 5 days with Sam and Yael in Ubud Bali on one of their photographic workshops.  There was about 10 of us all from different walks of life and all had varying photographic skills. We were all encouraged to experiment with new ideas and Sam was always available to share his wealth of knowledge with us.  During our stay the people of Ubud celebrated their Niepi Day which is a day of silence followed by very exciting and colourful celebrations which gave us a fantastic palette of colour and joy to test our new photographic skills.  After we returned Dave, one of the people in the group and Sam produced a book which has photos taken by everyone. A great souvenir and proof of what we all learned from this great workshop.  Thanks Sam and Yael.”

Gerard Foley

“After doing the Medieval workshop with Sam and Claire, I found myself more motivated to see life through a lens, to capture movement and follow the light, not just any old light but what makes an interesting photo.  Their experience and willingness to help others achieve what they are looking for with photography was refreshing and a privilege to have access to their wealth of knowledge.  It doesn’t matter if you ask questions, from the very simple to the most complex in terms of photography talk, Sam and Claire will help. The colour, life and movement from the Medieval Carnival Workshop was food for any photographer, and a definite must whatever level you are at.” 

Karen Bail

 

“I learned more than I expected to, and about things and aspects of taking photos I wouldn’t have imagined. The intensive nature of the workshop accelerated
the process. Sam’s resources of little doco’s before each photo session really helped with focusing on subjects. Also, looking at everyone’s shots in the group and hearing Sam’s commentary is very instructive. Lovely location. Very well organised & structured.”

Kim Over

“Being exposed to a new and totally different approach to photography and photographers,  I came away with an awareness of how to look and perhaps appreciate certain images that would not have caught my attention before. I really enjoy the social interaction that workshops offer as not only do I learn from instructors, but also from others in the group” .

Denise Aitkens

“I knew I had to attend Sam’s Bali workshop the minute his email landed in my inbox. Not only did Sam gave me the technical information needed during the morning classes, he gave on the spot examples and direction during each field trip. What a fantastic festival to give me a variety of shooting opportunities, with color, light and action everyday. I really enjoyed the Bali workshop; it was a great learning experience and so much fun with Sam, Yael and the other participants. Thank you for your ideas, tips, guidance and patience Sam, I’m inspired to continue photographing. I think your style is superb…..

Suellen Turner

“After working with Claire and Sam for five days, I understood more about what is required to take a great photo, than what I did studying photography at a specialist Melbourne college for a year.’

Anna Sinclair

“My expectations were exceeded. I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone to explore the project and felt very supported by Claire, Sam and the group.”

Mary Cassotti

For registration and more info, please fill in the form below

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions;
M: 0488 910 126 / Email: harrismartinworkshops@gmail.com

Many thanks,

Yael Harris – Workshop Coordinator

For registration and more information please fill in the form below:

LINKS: 

samharrisphoto.com

balingupmedievalcarnivale.com.au

http://origins.mysouthwest.com.au/

BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP – SYDNEY – SAM HARRIS

WITH STEPHEN DUPONT & PETER EASTWAY

Sat 1 June & Sat 8 June

Sam Harris will be joining a team of experts in their fields coming together under the umbrella of Momento Pro in Sydney for a 2 day workshop as part of the Reportage Photo Festival. Join photographers Peter Eastway, Stephen Dupont, Sam Harris, master printer Warren Macris as well as Murdoch Books and Au.Thentic Press among others for an invaluable insight in to the publishing process, from funding, concept and shooting through to design, production, distribution and marketing, both in Australia and internationally.

Book Making Workshop

For more information and registration check the link:

http://www.momentopro.com.au/events/reportageworkshop

BALI WORKSHOP

presents

………….UBUD, BALI WORKSHOP

WITH  SAM HARRIS

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8th – 12th MARCH 2013

.Photo © Sam Harris

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Photograph the colourful preparations and rich cultural celebrations during the exciting  build up to the Balinese New Year. This intimate workshop is limited to only 10 intermediate level* students and promises to take your photography to the next level. Over 5 days of in-depth photography instruction with guided shoots in the field, personal support and review sessions, Sam will focus on helping you refine your photographic skills, using mainly natural light with an emphasis on how to see, react, compose and make photos with emotional impact. Images that sing…

.Photo © Sam Harris

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We’ll be based at the charming and tranquil retreat Ubud Arua (included in the workshop package) with deluxe rooms, pool, spa and a fantastic spacious workshop room that overlooks the surrounding scenic rice terraces and temples.

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To register your interest and receive further information about the workshop please fill in the form below.

To avoid disappointment we recommend that you book soon as the Bali workshop has been popularly requested!

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About Sam Harris

With more than 20 years professional experience photographing subjects from rare Amazonian tribes to pop icons such as Victoria Beckham and Jay Kay (Jamiroquai). Sam has worked with some of UK’s leading publications: The Sunday Times Magazine, Esquire, Geographical and Telegraph Magazine to name just a few. He has travelled the world on documentary assignments. His recent work Postcards from Home has been exhibited, published and critically acclaimed internationally and has been recently awarded Book of the Year & Australian Book of the Year at The 36th Galley Club Publishing Awards 2012. Sam is a passionate communicator and loves sharing his experience and knowledge with others.

Feedback from past workshops has been overwhelmingly good with students saying

“After working with Claire and Sam for five days, I understood more about what is required to take a great photo, than what I did studying photography at a specialist Melbourne college for a year.’ Anna Sinclair

“My expectations were exceeded. I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone to explore the project and felt very supported by Claire, Sam and the group.” Mary Cassotti 

Intermediate level* = You are expected to know how to use your camera and how to upload and review your images.

PLEASE FILL THE FORM TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST & RECEIVE FURTHER INFORMATION

Follow Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/samharrisphoto

LINKS:

http://samharrisphoto.com/

http://www.clairemartinphotography.com/