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San Miguel de Allende during Semana Santa with Natasha Calzatti

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - April 21 @ 12:00 pm CDT
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico



TOTAL TICKET PRICE $2,350 double occupancy*

Discover the charms of San Miguel de Allende, the colonial town with a rich culture and thriving culinary scene that Travel & Leisure voted 2017’s world’s best city.  Samy’s Photo School brings you an incredible opportunity to capture and explore this beautiful, walkable city during Semana Santa, Holy Week, with award-winning photographer and educator, Natasha Calzatti.

Semana Santa in San Miguel de Allende is a banquet of processions, devotions, music–sights and sounds and smells–inspiring awe and joy.  This workshop is designed to give the photographer all the tools needed to capture amazing environmental portrait images.   During this workshop, Natasha will not only cover necessary techniques in street photography, photographing the local people and landscape, but she will also teach beginning to advanced post-processing techniques for the travel photographer. There will be sunset shooting sessions using HDR and panorama stich techniques as well as a time lapse night photography session.  One-on-one learning sessions with Natasha will be available for anyone who wishes to have specific and personal attention.

Each day will include an opportunity to explore San Miguel’s traditional and elemental food flavors as your tour leaders treat you to thoughtfully selected culinary experiences which may include traditional favorites at El Tianguis market and dinner in a global-inspried rooftop restaurant with a view of the entire city below.

We will meet the weavers of Las Rancheritas and experience life in a rural village. During this intimate hands-on experience, we will have ample opportunity to capture intimate environmental portraits, we will be invited into the homes of the villagers to experience tortillas made by hand, cooked on a wood fired comal and decorated using an ancient process followed by a delicious traditional lunch.

A visit to the Chapel of Jimmy Ray, the extraordinary art gallery Anado McLauchlin, will also be included. This is an artist friendly gallery dedicated to the “road less travelled.”

The price of the workshop includes:

  • Photography instruction
  • Accommodations for five nights at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double occupancy
  • Five thoughtfully selected culinary experiences (most likely four dinners and one lunch)
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for all tour excursions
  • *Single Supplement is $450.  If you are interested in sharing a room with another person in order to avoid the single supplement fee, please contact us at edu@samys.com and we will do our best to match you with another workshop attendee.

Exclusion of Cost:

  • Transportation to San Miguel de Allende
  • Travel Protection Plan and medical insurance
  • Any personal kind of expenses like laundry, tips, telephone bills, etc
  • Meals unless specified
  • Room service to be paid directly at the time of checkout
  • Tips and gratuity

With enrollment capped at only 6 participants, there will be plenty of one-on-one time for attendees to spend with Natasha.  Treat yourself to a great time of photography, relaxation, creativity and join a community of photographers committed to excellence!

Instructor Bio: Natasha Calzatti:

Upon receiving her BFA in Photography from Otis Parsons School of Design, Natasha Calzatti, a photographer and digital retoucher, went on to shoot award-winning photography for The New York Times, Newsweek, People and Vibe. Simultaneous to her photography career, Natasha found herself at the cutting edge of imaging as it transitioned from the chemical darkroom to the digital darkroom where her abilities became increasingly in demand for magazine clients TV Guide, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, The Source, and Vibe as well as advertising clients Midas, MCI and Dreyfus. Today Ms. Calzatti divides her time between shooting assignments and lecturing on digital imaging issues both in U.S and abroad. You can see her current work at www.calzattifoto.com.

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Venue Name: San Miguel de Allende
Address: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico
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