It’s no secret I adore Italy, and teaching the craft I love in such an intoxicating place is high on my list of things I am grateful for. Last year I offered one chance to join me in Italy, this year I’m offering 3. Join me for a week in one of three great Italian cities this fall.
Each of these weeks is an intensive, 4-person workshop designed to explore your creative process, hone your photographic craft and create a cohesive body of work. You will explore, often on your own, the streets of these astonishing cities, share meals together, engage in honest critiques of your ongoing work, and be challenged to push yourself by someone who cares deeply about your art and won’t take no for an answer. And at the end of the week you’ll present a 12-image body of work.
What will this week really be like? Late nights talking about life and art and craft over Italian wine and great food. Hours walking in the changing lights on Italian cobbled streets with your camera, looking for your muse. Coffee with me while you discuss your work and laugh, or cry, about challenges and victories of creative work passionately pursued. People usually do a little of both. Because if you aren’t willing to both laugh and cry about it, it’s probably not worth going all that way for.
Each week is USD$4900 and includes meals and accommodations. You’ll find more information, and the online application, on the workshop page.
This will be an intense week and is by application only.
There are 12 spaces available (a maximum of 4 each week), so get your application in as soon as you know one of these workshops is a possibility for you. The online application form will ask you to write something brief about why you want to join me in Italy, and it’ll ask you to submit a portfolio of 10-12 images (JPG, 1200px on the long side) so I can get a sense of who you are and where you’re at.
“Joining David on his Venice workshop goes down as one of the most pivotal experiences of my photography career and it’s not because of his intimate knowledge of this beautiful city. Rather, it was because of the special bond that formed between the mentor and the student during an intensive week of pushing your boundaries and your creative abilities. It’s in the particular, personalized way that David challenges you to grow that makes this investment pay back with dividends.”Brian Matiash
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