Do You Want to Come along to Bolivia?

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:

83 thoughts on “Do You Want to Come along to Bolivia?

  1. Sounds like a fascinating trip! I’ll be following this blog and living vicariously through you and the others. BTW, love the photos, especially the portraits! 🙂

  2. CONGRATULATIONS! Your photos are excellant. The new tour sounds wonderful. I will be looking forward to seeing the photographs from the trip. I wish I could go along as a beginner. Wishing you much success and good times.


  3. I look forward to being able to follow along on the blog. It seems this would be an amazing opportunity for anyone that can find a way to join you.

  4. Hi,
    Sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun. 😀
    I love the photos, so very different, what an exciting place it must be. 🙂

  5. I can die for this amazing workshop…. But it is not possible for me, at least for now… It sounds exactly so exciting… and I am sure it would be one of the unforgetable experiences in my life… Thank you dear Otto, I will keep following and watching you all on this blog that you posted for us.

    Che Guevara you never died…

    Have a nice day dear Otto,
    with my love, nia

  6. The Blue Hour Photo WorkShop, blog seems so beautiful…. I loved it so much. I really wished to be with this amazing team. Good Luck for you all…. with my love, nia

  7. Great collection of photographs. I hope you are going to have lots of fun there. And those will be lucky people who will get the chance to learn from a wonderful teacher and a wonderful person like you.

  8. Looks like a wonderful workshop. Great photos. I’m particularly fond of them because I spent my high school years in the Andes of Peru, and these photos bring back good memories.

  9. It must be a great joy to teach others photography. Teaching others something you’re passionate about is always rewarding. Good for you and have fun!

  10. You make me want to watch “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” for the first time. I have never seen it.

    Che was a murderous thug. I hope they gave the Bolivian soldiers medals for catching him.

    1. I think you view might be a little simplistic. The reality is that back then the Bolivian army was a much bigger threat to the common man and woman in Bolivia, than Che Guevara and his fellows would ever be.

  11. Oh Otto, I would love to come, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to. Keep us posted though.
    Thank you for the invitation. Very kind of you.

  12. Ohoiiiii, ja jøss har jeg vært på spennende reise, men når man med ett får en venn som deg, ja da resier man en regntung ettermiddag med kaffekoppen ved sin siden også, hælle dussan for noen spennende resier du har vært på, kost meg SVÆRT og lenge med bildene dine må vite.

    Klem fra Anne

  13. The answer to that question is “Yes!” – But not all wishes can come true! And as you know, I have no possibility for more travels this year. But it sounds so exciting!
    And your photos (from a previous trip?!) are amazing and very beautiful.

  14. Takk for hyggelig kommentar på bloggen min!

    Jeg nyter bildene her inne… En blogg helt etter min smak!
    Skulle gjerne ha vært med på tur til Bolivia! Men jeg bor i Kina, blir her fram til 2014. Kanskje melder jeg meg på en workshop hos deg da jeg kommer hjem : ) Jeg er mye på reise her, fotoreiser i Kina er absolutt å anbefale! Jeg har deltatt på et fotokurs her i Shanghai, vi avsluttet med en ukes photo workshop, i Kashgar, Xinjiang provinsen. Det var en fantastisk opplevelse!

    Ønsker deg en riktig god tur til Bolivia! : ) Gleder meg til å se bilder!

  15. A photo workshop to Bolivia sounds like a dream invitation to me, especially when it’s with the photographer who took the above photos… Sadly I can’t do it this time as I’m already going on a pilgrimage of sorts in the spring. But I will definitely do one with you. You can count on that

    PS. When I tried to choose which of the photos was my favorite, I couldn’t. They’re all so fantastic, I have to choose them all.

  16. More enticing temptation! Norwegian Fjords and now the mystery of Bolivia . . . but the ultimate temptation is in the potential to improve skills and understanding. Bookmarking and thank you!

  17. Sounds amazing. What a gift you are giving — sharing your talents on a photo tour like this. I’m certain those who attend will remember the trip always. What do you teach? Composition? Timing?

    The fourth photo in the above series is my favorite. I can hear the beat of the city.

  18. Herlig bildeserie! Spennende reise med mange flotte fotoopplevelser, – ser det ut som om du har vært med på!
    Ha en flott arbeidsdag!

    (du må være fra området, skjønner jeg på kommentaren inne hos meg)

  19. Looks like a fantastic trip. You must add in Kilkee in Clare, Ireland to any tour about Che. In 1963, while stranded at Shannon airport on route to Moscow, Che and his two travel companions took the day off. His grandmother was from Galway and Ches father Ernesto also used the name Lynch. Che ended up in Kilkee in the Marine hotel bar, ordering Irish Whiskey from young barman and artist Jim Fitzpatrick who later in the sixties created the iconic poster image of Che from the Korda photograph. It’s only in the past few years that ireland is mature enough to start to celebrate Che’s heritage!

  20. Sounds like an amazing trip…I’ve done some work in Guatemala––and had planned
    to go to Peru and perhaps, Bolivia–but hasn’t happened yet…

  21. I have been there and yes, what a tour this was/is!! Great culture, people and very photogenic!

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