I am delighted to announce another photo workshop that I will be teaching together with my colleague and friend Sven Creutzmann later this year. This time the tour goes to Bolivia where we will follow in the footsteps of Che Guevara. We will be tracking his last days before he was shot dead by the Bolivian army in 1967. It’s an eight days workshop from October 23rd to 30th.
It’s the third time we invite to this photo workshop and it will take participants to the eastern part of Bolivia. This is a lush and green and extremely beautiful part of Bolivia. The tour will start in the lowlands, in the second city of Bolivia and the capital of the eastern region, Santa Cruz, and from there continue up into the mountains until we finally reach the little village of La Higuera, where Ernesto «Che» Guevara was captured and shortly kept imprisoned before finally being shot. On the way we will spend time in Vallegrande, another village in the mountains, where Che Guevara was presented to the world to prove that he was really dead. The mountain area of La Higuera and Vallegrande is breathtaking and very typical for the eastern part of Bolivia. It’s not part of the Andes, but is a lower mountain range, with altitudes up to 3000-4000 meters above sea level.
The tour is not only focusing on the tracks of Che Guevara, though. Participants will visit such amazing places like “The White City” Sucre and will be able to photograph in Samaipata and at the famous indigenous market in Tarabuco.
The photo workshop «On the Tracks of Che Guevara» is aimed at photographers of all levels, beginners to advanced professionals. It’s for whoever loves photography. As a participant you will improve your photographic skills, you will learn to better use your camera and improve your understanding of light. Each student will be pushed to create pictures that show colour, passion, light and movement. Participants will receive one-on-one editing and hands-on instruction to develop their strengths and try to overcome weaknesses.
Doesn’t this sound exciting? If you have time, money and a possibility to join I would be thrilled. But if not, I still hope you will want to follow the trip on this blog, when times come to leave for Bolivia. For more information about the workshop, please have a look here: www.bluehourphotoworkshops.com/workshops.