The Island of Bali
Summer 2018 (Dates TBD)
Shared Rooms with 2 twin beds: $5200 each; //6 remaining
Private Rooms with 1 queen bed: $5750 each // 4 remaining
7 Additional Companions available for Private Rooms: $2990 each
Every day, you can choose your own adventure by selecting one or more of our photographic activities with your professional instructor team. Jamie might visit a community on the edges of the mangrove forest for the day, Chris might stay at the Longhouse to edit your images and talk about creativity, and Seth might visit a temple hide-away before sunrise followed by an afternoon feature hunt.
Our evenings might be spent in family-style dinner discussion, preparing for a nighttime location shoot, or participating in a unique photo salon presentation in our private movie theater. The next day, a completely new set of options will be presented for you for new explorations.
This experience is exclusive to a small group of passionate travelers. Some days, we will travel together in tight-knit groups. However, we know each one of you wants your own space to learn and explore. We will help you develop your personal style and explore your vision for your work. This learning experience is designed for adventure, photographic success, and personal skills building to further your creativity.
We are not instructors. No one wants to travel alone and we all benefit when surrounded by creative travelers. We created the Momenta Select experience to be a bold new way to travel with like-minded individuals, not a strict learning workshop with teacher-student relationships.
Think of us as your favorite photo experts with whom you want as your personal guide on photo adventures. We tailored this workshop specifically to attend to each person’s needs on a personal level. You will be surrounded by like-minded photographers and passionate teachers so you leave with the best educational experience and strongest portfolio possible.
If you would like to discuss this trip with us, our offices can be reached at email@example.com or call us at +1 202 203 8758 (US) to speak to Founder Jamie Rose directly about this workshop. Or simply click here to contact us.
We hope you can join us for this remarkable experience in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting islands!
Jamie Rose is a co-owner of Momenta Group LLC. She has worked as an international photojournalist on five continents and has been a contract photographer and communication strategist with some of the world’s largest nonprofit organizations.
In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations’ IPC’s Photographers Leadership Award. She has also won awards and grants for her documentary and nonprofit work including from…
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…The Alexia Foundation, and the prestigious White House News Photographers’ Association Project Grant for her portfolio of nonprofit work from Africa. Jamie received her Master’s Degree in photojournalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and her bachelor’s degree from American University. She completed her Master’s thesis photographing volunteer health care workers in the West Bank and Israel. This project established her passion for working with nonprofits and covering humanitarian issues, while earning her a place in the prestigious agency team at Aurora Novus.
Her work has been published in National Geographic Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, O Magazine, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens, Newsweek, TIME Magazine and others. Her nonprofit clients include The Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The Calvert Foundation and Physicians for Human Rights among many other local and domestic organizations. Her photo editing skills were rewarded when she was asked to be the lead photo editor National Geographic’s “American Heroes” book.
Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit photography business development. She has been interviewed twice by Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine, as well as online publications and podcasts about the importance of nonprofit documentary photography. She has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown University, American University, Hiram College, Syracuse University, and Columbia University’s Journalism schools about her work with international nonprofits.
Jamie lives in the heart of the mountain in ski country with her husband and their awesome pound puppy, Cody, in Redmond, Oregon. Her personal work can be seen at http://www.jamierose.net
John Christopher Anderson, founder of Momenta Group, has been an active player in the photographic industry for nearly fifteen years. His most recent professional experience, prior to launching Momenta Group, was as a Photo and Illustrations Editor for National Geographic Society. During his time at NGS, he edited 16 books and worked on numerous other projects.
Chris was honored to work in conjunction with many notable individuals and organizations such as James Cameron, Walden Media, Lucas Film, NOAA, NASA…
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…Magnum Photos, Silvia Earl and many National Geographic photographers past and current.
Over a decade ago, Chris began his career as a news photographer working at distinguished New England daily newspapers and as a freelance news photographer around the world. Upon receiving a Master’s Degree in photojournalism from Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications, he was chosen by Steve McCurry to help develop his photographic studios in New York during a period of growth.
After this project, Chris took a position as a Photo Editor at AOL News at their main offices in Virginia. He would go on to work with AOL frequently over the years in both editorial and product development capacities. He was one of many lucky individuals to help shape the photographic vision of the organization in it’s strongest years.
In 2008, Chris and Seth Butler founded Momenta Workshops after years of organizing and teaching photojournalism workshops together around the world for private clients. The company has grown to include creative, educational and consulting divisions which Chris oversees. Chris is the driving force behind the goals and foundations of Momenta. He believes deeply in the training of photographers on all levels to find their vision and personal narrative story to tell the world.
Based in New England, Momenta Workshops Founder Seth Butler has been working as a documentarian covering national and global socioeconomic and humanitarian issues for the last eleven years.
In 2001, Seth began a project entitled, “Tattered: Investigation of an American Icon” to study of the many uses and implications of the American Flag. Heralded by Harvard Anthropologist Grant McCracken, Tattered has been featured in galleries…
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…collections, and publications including BlueEyes Magazine and Der Spiegel online. Before founding Momenta, Seth produced travel photography and photojournalism workshops, working as a lead photography instructor on over 25 workshops for National Geographic and Magnum photographers including locations in Manhattan, Tibet, India and Myanmar (Burma).
Seth is a licensed Wilderness First Responder and has over seven years of international workshop development experience. He has trained approximately 300 students in his career, many of whom have gone onto professional careers as photographers. He has worked as a photo editor and art director in the industries of publishing and advertising and his personal work is privately collected around the world.
Seth’s work has been published in numerous periodicals including Snowboard Magazine, AOL’s Pixcetera, BlueEyes Magazine, Vision Magazine, Trespass Magazine, The Journal of Contemporary Culture and Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. He was recently chosen as the Vermont photographer for the internationally acclaimed 50 States Project, curated by Stuart Pilkington from the UK.
Seth lives in Vermont where he has been working on a long term documentary multimedia project on sustainable living, studying farmers, architects and educators making a positive impact on the environment. When not leading workshops for Momenta and traveling on assignment, he is ever devoted to perfecting his mountain biking and snowboarding skills. See Seth’s portfolio at http://sethbutler.com.
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Workshop Fees Include: double room accommodations, most in-country travel, daily breakfast & dinner meals (excluding alcohol), daily one-on-one access to an founder as your photo guide, personalized portfolio reviews, all handouts and workshop materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment training, final night celebration slideshow.
Workshop Fees Do Not Include: international airfare, early arrival or late departure accommodations, visa fees (if applicable), travel insurance, medical costs, meals not indicated on the itinerary such as lunches, items of personal nature including personal excursions, phone calls, laundry, alcohol, etc.
Each workshop requires a minimum deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. After you have registered for a workshop, final payments are due within 120 days of the start of the workshop. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from our registration partners.
As we near the start of the workshop, you will receive informational documents from our staff including a reading and research list, your final workshop itinerary, and travel guides. We work very hard to insure you are prepared in every way for this learning adventure. Our staff stands ready to answer any of your questions and to help facilitate the smoothest travel experience possible.
We require all attending photographers to bring their own cameras, laptop and support gear like external hard drives. Our staff and instructors can offer gear recommendations and help you understand the nuances of your equipment.
We ask all photographers bring at least a digital SLR or rangefinder camera with 1-2 lenses. We encourage you to bring a lightweight tripod. Should you choose to participate in a multimedia project, you must come with a working knowledge of the required software programs and your equipment.
Please see our Resources section for a list of suggested gear and traveling tips.
This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography and are interested in a unique documentary photography workshop experience. We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on any level, and we will find the right theme for your vision. We will provide support every step of the way, but you need to have a positive attitude and work well with a group!
This experience is more of a photo practicum than it is a tourism trip. The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but it is not easy. You will work long hours. Your instructors will give you daily challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively.
You may encounter people or organizations that are challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days of difficult logistics. While we will be there to help you, support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional, you will need to take as much responsibility for your progress as we do.