It's a big privilege to earn your living pursuing your passion and helping others pursue theirs. I put my body, mind and soul fully into making my workshops the best experience possible to all participants, and there's nothing more satisfying to me than knowing my clients have had a special, educational and fulfilling trip, and have the awesome shots to show for it.
WHY COME TO MY WORKSHOPS?
There are tons of other photographers out there, guiding trips and wokshops in spectacular places around the world. Why should you give me your hard-earned money then? There are many answers to this question, and I'll try listing them below.
- Photography, traveling, and teaching - three things I specialize in, and are an absolute must when you're guiding people on photographic adventures. I've been a professional photographer for a few years nows, and have gained international acclaim and publication in the field of nature photography. I'm also a rugged nomad, having travelled all over the world. This means that I'll be ready to solve a tough situation should something bad happen. Finally, with almost 5 years' teaching photography and almost 10 years of academic teaching in Israel's finest institutions, I believe that I have the skill and expertise to give you the attention you need to advance and make the most out of your trip.
- Safety always comes first. All my photo workshops are organized in full cooperation with local experts and guides. I trust myself fully as a photographic guide, but I never take chances and only trust my safety with trained, experienced locals. I'm well connected in all the workshop locations, and so even in the rare case that something wrong happens, we have all the means to ensure your continued wellbeing.
- My workshops have some of the best guide/participant ratios in the world. You can't really learn anything if you have 15 other people running around you with just one guide. To give my clients the attention they deserve, I keep the ratio down to a max of 5 or 6 participants per guide.
- I offer help above and beyond teaching in the field. My clients are incouraged, and feel free to, ask questions on any subject related to the workshops, at any time whatsoever. I'm always available to help you before and after the workshop, not only during it. Need a special glove for cold-weather shooting? I'll guide you to the product you need. Need a thermal pair of boots? I'll make sure the store has it for you when we arrive.
- My workshops are some of the most affordable in the world. Check the web and see for yourself. I get substantial discounts from my connections abroad, and see no reason not to roll the low prices onto my clients. This guarantees you get the best possible return for your money.
- Last but not least, I love my job. Teaching with a smile on my face makes an incredible difference in the field. I'm a nice, outgoing, helpful guy who loves to meet people and travel with them to unique locations. Fun is what you'll get with me, and that's every bit as important as photographic skill.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP OFFERING
I currently offer trips to Costa Rica and to Iceland. In the future, I hope to offer much more variety and take people to photographic journeys in other spectacular locations throughout our natural world.
As always, I'm available to answer any question or issue you might have about the workshops, so don't hesitate to contact me
directly. If you need to consult over Skype, you're welcome to contact me for details. I'll be happy to address any issue and solve any problem.
'MACRO AND MORE' COSTA RICA WORKSHOP - JULY 2013
Led by professional nature photographer Erez Marom, this instructional workshop takes you to some of the best places in Costa Rica for macro photography. We'll photograph all manner of macro subjects, including poison frogs, tree frogs, insects, mushrooms, and orchids to capture outstanding images of the amazing colors and details contained in the small world of Costa Rica. Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't throw in a bit of bird, wildlife, and landscape photography as well!
On this trip, we'll be covering macro techniques such as shooting with natural light from a tripod, working handheld with natural light and shallow depth of field, combining natural light and fill-flash, flash as main light, multiple-off cameras flashes as both fill and main light, and even the use of flashlights for creative lighting of nocturnal macro subjects. Concepts covered will include depth of field, focus, composition, and lighting for both natural and creative effects.