March 1-8th, 2016 I will be hosting an EXCLUSIVE opportunity for three (3) photographers to experience the Macal River and rain forest in Cayo, Belize. We will be joined by model Brennan Hill from North Carolina and top local model Shanice Flowers.
For the week we will be working out of the Casa Santa Maria and Jim Hagen Photography Studio South. The four bedroom off the grid oasis in the jungle features three bathrooms/showers. full kitchen and 3,000 square feet of living space. The home is fully dependant on solar energy and a water catchment system. It is truly an adventure retreat like no other.
Over the last three years I have been working to develop a network of guides and locations that will be utiized in the experience. Included in the package are two days working on the Macal River, giving us the opportunity to do a model shoot at a natural waterfall in the jungle as well as a day to cruise down the river exploring the wildlife and additional waterfalls and landscapes along the way.
Other locations include local markets, ruins, an equestrian setting with the opportunity to shoot landscapes of the Mayan Mountains with our model including preparation of saddling, hearding of the 16 horses and more, all on a farm setting.
The Casa Santa Maria also has a studio component to utilize and explore, also providing a work area to review and access your daily images. We will be offering opportunites to shoot everything from boudior to fashion.
The workshop will also give you the opportunity to work with and troubleshoot our locations with me for the week. Lots of challenges that will push your photography skills to the next level.
The workshop fee ($2,500.00usd*) includes all your meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner), ground transportation, airport pickups, gas, entrance fees, location expenses, model fees, seven (7) night private room at the Casa Santa Maria, local taxes, and guides. Your expenses include the workshop fee and round trip airfare, passport, airport taxes, etc.
As it will be a very small group and we will need a commitment by Monday, November 30, 2015. Airlines that travel to Belize include Delta, American, Southwest, and United. Anyone interested can check out rates on-line. They can range from $700-$1,000.cdn depending on route, stops and times.
I will be the resource for photographers registering, coordinating arrivals and departures from the Belize International Airport. For further details and a full proposed itenerary or any questions regarding the workshop, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 519-572-7907.
*a $500.00 deposit is required to secure your registration and payment in full before departure on March 1st, 2016