Explore Mexican food culture / Photography workshop / February 14-18th 2020, Oaxaca, viernes, 14. febrero 2020
Join us, food photographers Valeria Bismar (valeriabismar.com) and Ariel Tarr (arieltarr.com) on our upcoming workshop in Oaxaca, Mexican food culture + Indigenous cooking + mezcal tasting + traditional market visits.
February 14-18th 2020 - Registration open
We’re hosting a 4-day/4-night retreat at a gorgeous hotel just a short walk from Oaxaca’s busy city centre. We’re very excited to spend four fun-filled days of learning all about food and lifestyle photography and of course, eating the most amazing local cuisine. There’s no denying Oaxaca is a magical place and should be on everyone’s bucket list. We’ll discover this culturally rich area and all it has offer. Together we’ll wander the streets, photographing bright buildings, iconic churches and refined plazas.
February is a great time to visit Oaxaca as it’s low tourist season and the weather is absolutely fantastic. Imagine relaxing in a brightly coloured hammock or sipping a mezcal cocktail while the sun sets. Our retreat is the perfect opportunity for solo travellers, friends or couples to meet and connect with like-minded individuals. If you are an amateur or intermediate photographer, or a food blogger interested in taking your food photography to the next level, this workshop is for you! We limit our groups to a maximum of 12 people with two instructors. Being part of a small group allows for lots of personalized attention and a supportive and intimate setting.
Oaxaca is located around 450 km southeast of Mexico City and a short 75-minute flight from this international hub. It’s the ideal destination for culture lovers, foodies and those curious to learn about local crafts and traditions.
Our workshop will include an introduction to Food Photography and tips for shooting food on location. There’s no better place than Oaxaca to explore Visual storytelling though Photography: capturing street scenes, candid portraits, local food and artisan markets and fresh, colourful produce and ingredients.
During the workshop we’ll cover shooting food on location, working with challenging light situations and styling on location, whether at local restaurants or in one of Oaxaca’s bustling markets. We provide our participants with support and many opportunities to capture the action of local chefs and artisans as they prepare delicious food.
One day will be spent with a female chef at her cooking school where we will learn about local ingredients, regional cooking tools and the traditional cooking techniques that make Oaxacan cuisine unique. The outing to the cooking school also includes a trip to the local market with our chef as she explains the ingredients we’ll cook with. Another day will be spent at the fascinating Tlacolula market, 30 km outside Oaxaca and best known for its weekly open-air market held on Sundays. Near the market we’ll have the chance to sample mezcal and learn about how it’s made.
Single accommodation or double accommodation at a hotel a short walk from Oaxaca’s city centre
Welcome cocktail and appetizers at our hotel
Welcome dinner in Oaxaca
Four breakfasts at our Hotel
One-hour lecture with a local chef about the region’s diverse cuisine and ingredients
Four-day food and lifestyle photography workshop with food photographers Ariel Tarr and Valeria Bismar.
Beautiful hand-picked food and props to photograph
Day excursion to Tlacolula market (including transportation) and a 3-hour foodie photography walking tour
Cooking class with a female chef and market visit (including transportation)
Farewell dinner in Oaxaca
Reserve your spot via this Eventbrite page and you will receive information about payment method by email. To reserve your spot, full payment or a 50% deposit is necessary. Priority is by time of Eventbrite reservation. We provide receipts for every purchase and sales taxes will be applied to Canadian orders depending on the province.
PRICE: EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION $50 USD off prices below until July 15th 2019.
Queen size bedrooms (1 queen bed) - $1800 USD* (approx. $2400 CAD or 1600 Euros) can only accommodate one person
King size bedroom - $1850 USD* (per person) (approx. $2475 CAD or 1650 Euros) can only accommodate one person
SHARED King size bedroom (one king bed or two twin beds) - $1650* USD (approx. $2200 CAD or 1475 Euros)
*Price in US dollars, payments in CAD or Euros subject to fluctuations in exchange rate.
**No refunds after booking unless you can find someone else to fill your space.
***Does not include airfare to Mexico or any item not listed above. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to Oaxaca. Please contact us if you need help with transportation to the Hotel from a nearby bus station or airport which can be arranged.