22 June 2007

Jose Villa + Jesh de Rox & Dennis Orchard Workshop in Mexico

This is for all the photographers out there. I am going to this workshop and so can you! When Jose Villa told me about this months ago (at the very memorable trip to California), I committed myself to going. Luckily I have a very supportive husband that trusts my judgement to send me solo to Mexico (where I've never been before) for a week with a bunch of strangers hahaha. Each attendee is responsible to pay for tuition, airfare & room accomodations but everything else (including ground transportation and food/beverage) is included! The registration just opened so if you're interested in having an unbeatable life experience, vacation in Mexico and hang out with me (all the information is listed in this post) then click on this next line (hurry!)... Jose Villa Fine Art Photography Workshop in Mexico with special guest speakers Jesh de Rox and Dennis Orchard Sponsored by Fuji, Cypress Albums and Richard Photo Lab November 11-14 (the June 2007 Singapore workshop SOLD OUT) Limited space available (only 12 people) Fly in to Guadalajara, Mexico airport (need your valid passport) Reserve the free 30 minute shuttle ride to hotel by emailing Jose Villa your arrival date, time & flight #. Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa in Ahualulco, Jalisco Mexico $140.40/night pp double occupancy or $190.71/night pp single occupancy (the regular rate is $187.20 and $257.40 respecitively; prices include fees & tax)

  • Sunday 5pm dinner Meet and Greet at Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa
  • Monday 9am introduction, Jose Villa portfolio, overview of schedule 11am leave for 1.5hr drive to 400yr old private Hacienda La Sauceda for ½ day model shoot
  • Tuesday 9a special guest Jesh de Rox “Passion Behind the Camera” Jose Villa on marketing, advertising and client meetings
  • Wednesday 9am special guest Dennis Orchard from the UK & WPPI judge “Print Competitions” Photo shoot in the market place of Tonoia, Mexico (30 minute drive from hotel) Critique from Monday’s photo shoot at Hacienda La Sauceda Magazine submissions; what the editors love to see and what they’re not telling you Question and answer session
Other topics that will be covered during the workshop:
  1. how to book Destination Weddings
  2. keeping it simple with composition
  3. finding a style that works for you
  4. creating a niche market for fine art weddings
  5. developing relationships with vendors so they do the talking for you
  6. one on one portfolio review
  7. using natural light to create fine art images
  8. it’s all about art… let’s talk about it
  9. how to get the word out; marketing and advertising
  10. now that you have the art, sell it
  11. the easy way to anti-pose a couple INCLUDED IN TUITION: ground transportation to/from Guadalajara airport and photo shoots food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and beverages models, their dresses, make-up and floral arrangements unlimited Fuji 220 and 35mm film (400 and 800 iso) for film shooters one 4gb SanDisk compact flash card per digital shooter 50% off first Cypress album 50% off all processing and printing of workshop images at Richard Photo Lab

EACH ATTENDEE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR & ARRANGING: Tuition: $1000 deposit to reserve your spot; $950 balance due by October 10 Airfare to Guadalajara, Mexico and room accommodations

Jesh de Rox: Jesh is one of the most talented Fine Art Wedding photographers I know andI am super excited to have him present at the Mexico workshop. We have becomegreat friends over the past year. You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity. - Jose Villa

Dennis Orchard: Dennis is an award winning UK photographer and one of the top judges at WPPI.He will also be joining us and presenting on competition submissions, what thejudges look for and what is up and coming in our wedding photography industry.Dennis shot a wedding with me in Scotland and we’ve become great friends. - Jose Villa