Michoacan, Mexico, 5-day Workshop, October 28th - November 3rd 2018

Michoacan, Mexico, 5-day Workshop, October 28th - November 3rd 2018

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 Register for this workshop with a $900 deposit here.

 Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) is a celebration of lost family members. Families create elaborate marigold and candle covered shrines (ofrendas) with photos of lost ancestors to celebrate and remember them by. People paint their faces, wear elaborate costumes, play music, dance, send paper lanterns into the sky, and reverently visit family graves. It is a wholesome, moving and amazingly beautiful spectacle and Michoacan is an epicenter of the celebration.

This is a very special workshop. Dia de Muertos in Michoacan is one of my favorite world celebrations and it’s a beautiful spectacle to photograph. My family has a rich history of connection with this part of Mexico and I’ve been visiting and making friends there for decades. This year I will bring a small, select group of no more than 8 photographers along to experience it with me in this all inclusive workshop. We’ll pick you up from the plane and show you the best this region has to offer for 5 full days with everything included except alcohol.

Food: All meals during the course of the workshop are included. Come with an appetite to eat some of the freshest, best food you’ve ever enjoyed. Please advise us in advance of any dietary restrictions. (Alcoholic beverages will be available, but are not included.)

 Register for this workshop with a $900 deposit here.

Download the workshop PDF here  for full itinerary, lodging and more. Or scroll down. 

Planned course schedule

Sunday October 28 (Travel Day)

Pick up from either Guadalajara or Uruapan Airports

Check in at Hotel Mansion del Cupetitzio in Uruapan

Dinner at the Mansion 

Monday October 29 (9:00am start)

Walk together through the National Park to the Fabrica*

Tour of the Fabrica and it’s long history

Course “The Scene: Things to Think About Without a Camera”

Bag Lunch in Fabrica

Course “The Exposure: Working with Your Gear to Get it Right”

Student photo critiques

Walk back to Mansion through National Park*



Tuesday October 30th

8am breakfast

Drive to the village of Angahuan and Volcan de Paricutin

Explore and photograph the ruins of the cathedral at the volcano


Photograph the village of Angahuan and volcano from a distance.

Return to Mansion and Dinner 


Wednesday October 31st

Course “Night Event Photography: Doing More With Less”

Course “Developing Your Own Creative Vision”

Course “Image Processing & Stylization” Demo and Interactive

Open Editing Session


Day one & two image reviews 

Early dinner at 5:30

Explore and Photograph Uruapan’s Dia de Muertos Festivities 


Thursday November 1st

Morning off (from late night before)

Leave for Lake Patzcuaro at 11:30am

Lunch and free time in historic Patzcuaro

Early Dinner 4:30pm

6pm sunset boat trip to island of Pacanda for traditional Dia de Muertos celebration


Friday November 2nd

Late breakfast and trip to see Monarch butterfly migration


Return to Fabrica

Open Editing Session

Day 3 and 4 image reviews



Saturday November 3rd (Travel Day):


Departure for Guadalajara or Uruapan Airports


Payment Terms:

• Participants who reserved their position with a deposit instead of the full fee will receive an invoice for the balance remaining no later than 60 days prior to the workshop. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to the workshop to hold your place.

• All workshop payments are fully refundable less a 10% fee up to 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop (October 28th). Workshop payments are 50% refundable from 29-14 days prior to the first day of the workshop Sept 30th - Oct 14th). Any cancellation within 14 days is nonrefundable.

* Food, lodging and local park entrance fees included. 


Register for this workshop with a $900 deposit here. 

Download the workshop PDF here  for full itinerary, lodging and more.