November 6 – 17, 2017
10 Spots Available
Single Rooms (unless a roommate is requested)
Registering with another person? Get $250 off the total each!
The Destination Philosophy
Small groups. Fewer locations. More one-on-one.
The Leica Destinations are designed for passionate photographers and enthusiasts who want to travel like a pro. We have chosen fewer locations to visit to allow you three full days to explore and experience the wonder of each place, allowing you to truly have an opportunity to dive into your photographic creativity. You won’t be pushed on and off a bus by a tour guide and hustled from place to place. Instead, we cultivate each day’s itinerary to allow for explorations the locations we have scouted for you to find your perfect moment.
Our guides in Burma are the best in the country.
We work with the same knowledgeable people every trip and the results are amazing for our photographers. During the course of six trips, our guides have become trusted friends. The guides will lead us from the typical tourist’s path and into hidden treasures of each location where other workshop companies do not go. Not only do they love traveling with us but we enlist guides who are experts on religion and history to help with your work. They know where good pictures are to be found in hidden corners and they love sharing their country with us.
The Leica Akademie USA is famous for exceptional travel experiences.
The production of a Leica camera is an exploration in excellence and the Leica Destination trips reflect that feeling in each location we explore. You are taking a journey with us to our favorite places on earth and we know you will fall in love with them like we have.
If you would like to discuss Destination: Burma in more depth with our production team, our staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 202 203 8758 (US) to speak to someone directly. We are happy to answer any of your questions about our collaboration with this exciting Leica Series.
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Our Travel Itinerary
The glorious Shwedagon Pagoda awaits you. Photographing in Yangon is an exploration in visual excitement that is, frankly, a riotously inspirational feat. Your guides and instructors will lead you to our favorite out-of-the-way bustling flower and vegetable markets and then travel to quiet hamlets just outside of the city to photograph sunset alms walks with devote, silent monks. Two days here never seems like enough time to photograph such graceful people and stunning light.
It’s busy, it’s loud, and its energy is so much fun to photographic. For three days, explore the “cultural capital” of Burma featuring city streets bursting with great images. Our small travel vans will whisk you through the roundabouts of traffic and chaos to peaceful pagodas or fascinating jade markets. Travel to the top of Mandalay Hill for the sweeping sunrise of the landscape and then discover the teak monastery’s majesty. Mandalay has so much to offer adventurous photographers in search of energy and excitement!
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Workshop Fees Include: hotel accommodations, in-country air and car travel, daily breakfast & dinner meals (excluding alcohol), one-on-one private editing sessions with our instructors including Craig Semetko throughout the trip, personalized portfolio reviews (optional), handouts and workshop learning materials, daily slideshows and lectures, software and equipment supportive staff, a final night celebration and slideshow.
Workshop Fees Do Not Include: international airfare, early arrival or late departure accommodations, visa fees (if applicable), travel and medivac insurance (required), medical or vaccination costs, meals not indicated on the itinerary such as lunches, items such as personal excursions, phone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages, etc.
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Each workshop requires a minimum deposit to reserve your place in the workshop. To register and hold your place on the workshop, you must put down a $2000 deposit. After you have registered for a workshop, final payments will be due within 120 days of the start of the workshop. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from us via our secure registration company, RegOnline.com.
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. Our itineraries and dates are subject to change at any time as we find even better opportunities for outstanding photography. We will alert registrants of any changes in writing. 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. Please reach out to us with any questions via our Contact page.
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.
If you are interested in one of the most unique documentary photography workshop experiences on the planet, this is the trip for you! This course is designed for people who are good natured, flexible, have a working knowledge of photography.
We will work with each photographer to improve their photography on your level. We will find the right theme for your vision and help you learn how to make even more beautiful imagery in this exciting country.. We will provide support every step of the way, and we only ask you to bring a positive attitude and a willingness to learn in return.
The educational journey will be amazing and eye opening but working overseas is not always easy. You will be photographing for long hours. Our team will give you daily photographic challenges and push you to new heights with your photography. We will encourage you to stretch and think creatively. It will be a wonderful experience and an adventure where we know you will learn more than you imagined possible in just two weeks!
You may encounter people or organizations challenging to photograph. You may have to photograph in dark rooms or outside at high noon. You may have stressful days and we want to help you be successful in this endeavor by helping to support you and give you insight on the best way to handle the situation as a professional. We are a team in your goals of making beautiful images!