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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

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………….UBUD, BALI WORKSHOP

WITH  SAM HARRIS

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8th – 12th MARCH 2013

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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…

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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/

BALINGUP MEDIEVAL CARNIVAL

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WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

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BALINGUP MEDIEVAL  CARNIVAL

24 – 26th August 2012

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Good news to all photography lovers. Two of WA’s internationally renowned portrait and documentary photographers – Claire Martin (Perth) and Sam Harris (Balingup) will be running an intensive weekend workshop during the Medieval Carnival in Balingup this year. The workshop package includes two nights accommodation in Balingup’s serene & charming Origins Center (where the workshop will be run from)  and weekend passes to the carnival.

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

This workshop promises to be very dynamic, offering students inside access to one of WA’s most exciting, colorful and unique events.  With the expert support and guidance of Claire and Sam, students will develop their portfolio, practice studio style portraiture and documentary reportage. The workshop begins on Friday late afternoon with a short induction class followed by an early evening visit to the famous candle lit Medieval banquet… Saturday promises a full program covering all aspects of the carnival as well as editing sessions, one-to-one mentoring and  continues through to conclude on Sunday afternoon. The best images will be featured as a Medieval Carnival calendar.

The workshop is open to 15 intermediate level photographers and Harris-Martin says: “Be prepared to work hard to get better results with 100% dedication. You will be pushed to produce your best work yet! But don’t worry it’s also lots of fun with a casual, friendly, family like atmosphere”.

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About Harris Martin Workshops

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Claire and Sam met while exhibiting at the same venue at the Head On Photography Festival in Sydney in 2011. Realising they both shared a love of teaching and have an almost unhealthy obsession with photography, they decided to join forces and begin the Harris Martin Workshops. With their combined experience they have photographed celebrities and bands such as Victoria Beckham, Elbow, Blur, Jamiroquai, Tame Impala. Published in magazines such as Rolling Stone, The Wall st Journal, Esquire and The Sunday Times Magazine. Received grants and awards from Magnum, the IPA, Sony. Published books and exhibited internationally.

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 

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Tuition

The cost of tuition is $310 (inclusive of GST) for 2 day weekend workshop. This includes 2 nights accommodation, Friday night dinner and two day passes to the Carnival. Please note: Sam Harris and Claire Martin reserves the right to cancel workshops with less than eight participants. Refunds will be given.

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

WORKSHOP – INDIA JULY 2012

HARRIS MARTIN WORKSHOPS & EMAHO

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Himalayan Diary…

Old Manali – Himachal Pradesh, INDIA – July 2012

Kashish Parpiani © from the essay “Sons in Exile – Little Lamas of the Von Ngari Monastery.’ – India 2012

Jana Zilcayova © Night bus from Kullu INDIA 2012

TO VIEW MORE STUDENTS WORK AND READ ABOUT OUR HIMALAYAN WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

PLEASE CLICK HERE

FOTOFREO – DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 Friday 30th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Join us, Claire Martin and Sam Harris for our first joint workshop to be held during the FotoFreo Festival of Photography 2012. We’ll be running an intimate & intensive 5 day workshop, mentoring up to 12 people who want to move forward with their photography… We’ll help you create a Photo Essay which will be exhibited as part of the Foto Freo Fringe Program.

The workshop will be held in the Board Room at Little Creatures Brewery, 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle Friday 30th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2012. Booking essential, details below.

Photo © Claire Martin

Photo © Claire Martin

Are you taking great pictures but aren’t sure what to do to take them to the next level? Do you seek to communicate your point of view on the world? Have you admired great documentary or street photography and wondered how it is achieved? The answer lies in developing a body of photographic work that is personal to you – A series of images on one subject that show your creativity, technical skill and point of view. The topic could be anything from photographing your family to documenting social issues like homelessness or exploring abstract ideas like memories or feelings photographically. The important thing is that you have a point of view and tell a story with your pictures in a concise and original way. Developing a body of work not only provides you with a more sophisticated portfolio, working in this way is a must for exhibition, editorial work, book production and proving yourself as a consistent shooter.

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Over 5 full days we will help you develop ideas and execute them, as well as inspire and educate you about where the documentary photography industry is today and who some of its great shooters are. Prepare to work hard, have fun and produce work you can truly be proud of.

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WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS

This workshop is aimed at photographers developing their first significant body of work. We will help to get you where you need to go for your next personal step as a photographer. You must be competent & comfortable using your camera, have a portfolio / selection of images and be able to use an editing software of your choice i.e lightroom, aperture, iphoto, picasa etc.

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We will help get you thinking and seeing better, with more critical awareness of the creative process. It’s ok if you don’t already have a project to work on as it’s as much about being inspired, having a go, learning ad getting great pictures in the process.

Photo © Sam Harris

Photo © Sam Harris

ABOUT US

CLAIRE MARTIN

Claire began her career by pursuing a degree in Social Work, however, she changed her focus to Photography when she realised that change can also be effected through this medium. Her ongoing documentation of marginalised communities within prosperous nations has recently won her the Magnum Foundation 2010 Inge Morath award for Female Photographers under 30 years of age.

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Since beginning her career pursuing personal projects in 2007 Claire has quickly gained praise for her unique style receiving support from Getty images as an Emerging Talent in Reportage in 2009 as well as representing Australia’s Emerging Female Photojournalist for Foto Freo 2010. She has recently joined the renowned Australian Documentary Photo Collective “Oculi” and her work is distributed through Agency VU in Europe and Redux in the USA.

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Claire lives in Perth Western Australia where she works as a freelance photographer and socially concerned documentary artist.

Photo © Claire Martin

SAM HARRIS

Born and raised in the suburbs of south London, Sam Harris is a self-taught photographer. In his late teens he made a simple home darkroom and experimented nightly whilst listening to records. Combining these passions led him to start freelancing in the London music industry of the early 90s, making album sleeve art. Sam went on to shoot editorial portraits and features for leading UK publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine, Esquire, Dazed & Confused and The Telegraph Magazine.

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In 2002 he re-evaluated his lifestyle and photographic direction and left London with his family to travel slowly for several years. During this period he began the process of turning his camera inwards… In 2008 he settled with his family in the forests of South Western Australia. His acclaimed series Postcards from Home has been exhibited internationally as well as recently winning the 2011 Momento Pro Photobook of the Year award.

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Sam now shoots personal projects, commissions and teaches photography.

Jay Kay / Esquire Magazine - Photo © Sam Harris

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TUITION

The cost of tuition is $550 (inclusive of GST) for 5 day workshop and last evening projection exhibition. This does not include travel, accommodation or day-to-day expenses.

Please note: Sam Harris and Claire Martin reserves the right to cancel workshops with less than eight participants. Refunds will be given.

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REGISTRATION

To register your interest & or make a booking  please fill in the form below: