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  • Harvey Stein
    New Mexico. © Harvey Stein.
  • Harvey Stein
    New Mexico. © Harvey Stein.
  • George Jardine
    Venice, Italy. © George Jardine.

ICP's travel programs take you all around the world. Led by our seasoned faculty members, these workshops not only provide you with hands-on learning in exciting locations, they also offer the experience of a lifetime.

For additional information about ICP's travel programs and registration, call the Education Department at 212.857.0062.


New Mexico | August 17–25, 2014

Venice, Italy | September 12–22, 2014

Cuba | December 13–20, 2014

Spectacular New Mexico

August 17–25, 2014 | Harvey Stein

New Mexico has been described as a place of inviolate, pristine beauty, engendering an almost spiritual feeling for the land and the overwhelming sense of peacefulness. Since the 1880s, photographers and artists—Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Eliot Porter—have been irresistibly drawn to the incredible landscape, brilliant clear light, and rich Native American heritage. Join us for a photographic adventure based at an historic hacienda in Taos, one of the first European settlements in the United States. Taos is a many-faceted city: frontier outpost, Hispanic village, growing art center, and small Western town. Our private van will transport the group to the lofty peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the spectacular scenery of the Rio Grange Gorge, and the wondrous hills of O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch area. We will photograph Native American pueblos, adobe structures, historic churches, and local festivals and spend a day exploring Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico (like going back in time forty years). Instruction covers strategies of approaching strangers and the appropriate lens choices, as well as issues of landscape photography, portraiture, and photographing in all kinds of available light. The workshop is open to all levels of photographers who have a good working knowledge of their cameras. Moderate hiking and walking are required in this fast-paced, information-packed workshop. Limited to 14 participants.

Workshop fee: $2,800. Fee includes 8 nights of lodging (double occupancy; $700 extra for single supplement), all breakfasts, most lunches, and one welcome dinner. A nonrefundable $500 deposit must accompany your registration to reserve a space. Placement is on a first come, first serve basis so we urge early registration. Upon receipt of registration, participants will receive an information packet with travel suggestions and recommended material to bring.


Venetian Light & Life—From Within: A 11-Day Digital Photo Workshop

September 12–22, 2014 | George Jardine

Join George Jardine, former Adobe Pro Photography Evangelist, in Venice for a power-packed digital photography workshop, designed to strengthen technique and skill and to nurture years of creative inspiration. Participants learn the fundamentals of shooting RAW file images as well as Lightroom's extensive capabilities for image editing, organization, and optimization (anybody preferring to use Photoshop over Lightroom can do so with Adobe Camera Raw). Jardine will help you expand your photographic vision and perfect your technique in sessions that offer demonstrations, assignments, presentations, field trips, and group critiques. Participants will create their most compelling images as we explore all aspects of Venice. On field trips, we cruise the golden-hued lagoon to visit secret gardens and private venues. We dine at the famous Gatto Nero Ristorante on the island of Burano and indulge in Venice's signature tapas and wine treats: cicchetti e ombre.

This 11-day immersion in Italian life, landscape, art, and food provides priceless photography and visual stories to last a lifetime. Lodging (double occupancy with private bath and breakfasts) is at a private, fully modernized Renaissance cultural center in culture-rich Dorsoduro with inner courtyards, gardens, air-conditioned interiors, and internet. Or, for a supplement, participants can choose to stay at a nearby three-star luxury hotel.

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Workshop fee: $4,400. Fee includes lodging, welcome reception and dinner, classroom tuition, critiques, private consults with instructor and assistants, field trips, free boat transportation on the vaporetti, lunch on Burano, and a banquet on the last evening. Double rooms for single use are available to early registrants on request, for a supplemental fee of $1,200. Guest/companion fees are available for $3,400.


Cuba: A People to People Educational Exchange

December 13–20, 2014 | Jay Seldin

Join us for one of the most exciting visual experiences for photographers in the Western Hemisphere. Our Cuban photo excursion is an 8-day/7-night experience in which you will meet face to face with Cubans from all walks of life. This is an extraordinary opportunity for U.S. citizens to share thoughts, insights, and ideas with the Cuban people, centered on a "People to People" cultural and photo exchange. We will provide participants with a visa and Letter of Authorization for travel from Miami to Havana and back. Our journey will take us to the streets, courtyards, and homes of people who reside in Havana, the capital of the country and its commercial and cultural hub since colonial times. You will learn about daily life in this amazing, complex city and in nearby towns, where we will travel to see special cultural treasures. You will have a rare opportunity to visit with the Cuban people behind the aging facades of their homes, to photograph their interiors and create environmental portraits of the people that we meet. In addition, we will travel to the tobacco plantations of Pinar del Río for an exciting overnight stay. But Havana is the centerpiece of the trip, the center for art, music, dance, and film and the most beautiful city in the Caribbean. This is a location-oriented workshop—we will not keep you indoors discussing Photoshop, but we are always there to advise and help out, whether about composition, camera handling, or Photoshop/Lightroom workflows.

Workshop fee: $4,595. It includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Havana and back, U.S. Visa and license fee, lodging at the Parque Central Hotel in Havana (6 nights) and in Vinales (1 night), field trips, tuition, plus an English-speaking local photography guide, a welcome lunch, and three additional lunches during the workshop. Single-room supplements are available to early registrants on request for an additional $400. The cost of the flight from your destination city to Miami is NOT included. A nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 is required to hold your place and is due on September 12, 2014. Full payment is due by October 10, 2014.


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