Photo Workshop in Bolivia

I have written about it before. But I would like to once again mention that my colleague Sven Creutzmann and I are planning an extra ordinary photo workshop in Bolivia. It will be all about photography—of course—and travelling in a fascinating country with an amazing landscape—and its beautiful people. And again we are following the footsteps of Che Guevara and his last days in Bolovia before he was captured and killed by the Bolivian army. We will meet people who met with Che Guevara and took care of him during those last days.

Although, following his footsteps will only be a red thread through our own photographic journey where the pictures by the participants will be the focus on an everyday basis. If you would like to join, Sven and I will guide you to a better understanding of your photographic vision, we will push you to express it as best you can in your shooting and we will teach you how to approach the photographic process with a creative and personal touch. This workshop is directed to photographers of all levels, beginners to advanced professionals. In other words: Whoever loves photography! In this workshop you will improve your photographic skills; you will learn to better use your camera and improve your understanding of light. The main focus will be on the picture, not on the technical part of the photographic process.

This workshop will take place from September 23rd to October 2nd 2019 and we start our photographic journey from Santa Cruz, the capital of the eastern province of Bolivia and the business centre of the country. From there we will travel up into the lower mountains (up to 3000 meters above sea level) where Che Guevara tried to impose his revolution in Bolivia more than 40 years ago. If you think experiencing—and photographing—this beautiful part of the world with two very experienced photographer sounds like a dream come true, maybe it’s time to plan to join the workshop in the autumn coming up.

There are still space if you ware interested in participating.
For more info, please click on the link

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I have come to the finally presentation of work done by the participants of the Bolivian photo workshop in spring this year. Marianne Leth had a very different and personal approach to the project she was working on during the workshop. Since she was born on the same date as Che Guevara, the rebel who ended his days in Bolivia and whose footstep the workshop was following, she wanted to delve into that connection through her photographs. She was looking for traces of Che Guevara wherever we went. At first that wasn’t quite enough, until she got the idea of combining these black and white pictures with iPhone pictures of herself in various places in Bolivia. Marianne has a very distinctive eye and a strong and personal vision that radiates from her pictures. Through the combination of the two different photos and by adding quotes by Che Guevara she is able to transcend a poignant relationship between land and people, herself and Che Guevara and between idea and reality. To get the most out of her work displayed here, please click on each image to getter a bigger view.

If you want to see more of Marianne’s pictures from Bolivia, you can look up the book Bolivia 2013 which showcases the work of all the participants. All the images are available on preview, but it’s also possible to buy the book.

Rural Farming

The Danish photographer Anita Corpas has captured some strong photographs of rural farm life in Eastern Bolivia that shows not only the hardship of farm life but also the farmers’ zest for life. The pictures were taken during the photo workshop «On the Tracks of Che Guevara» in April this year. For more pictures of Anita, look up the presentation of her Bolivian work on Blue Hour Photo Workshops.

Photo Workshop in Bolivia

Once again my colleague Sven Creutzmann and I will like to invite to an extra ordinary photo workshop in Bolivia. It will be all about photography – of course – and travelling in a fascinating country with an amazing landscape – and its beautiful people. And again we are following the footsteps of Che Guevara and his last days in Bolovia before he was captured and killed by the Bolivian army. We will meet people who met with Che Guevara and took care of him during those last days.

Although, following his footsteps will only be a red thread through our own photographic journey where the pictures by the participants will be the focus on an everyday basis. If you would like to join, Sven and I will guide you to a better understanding of your photographic vision, we will push you to express it as best you can in your shooting and we will teach you how to approach the photographic process with a creative and personal touch. This workshop is directed to photographers of all levels, beginners to advanced professionals. In other words: Whoever loves photography! In this workshop you will improve your photographic skills; you will learn to better use your camera and improve your understanding of light. The main focus will be on the picture, not on the technical part of the photographic process.

This workshop will take place from October 21st to 28th 2013 and we start our photographic journey from Santa Cruz, the capital of the eastern province of Bolivia and the business centre of the country. From there we will travel up into the lower mountains (up to 3000 meters above sea level) where Che Guevara tried to impose his revolution in Bolivia more than 40 years ago. Sven and I will do the same workshop in April, but this one is already full. So if you think experiencing – and photographing – this beautiful part of the world with two very experienced photographer sounds like a dream come true, maybe it’s time to plan to join the workshop in the autumn coming up.

For more info, please click on the link

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: www.bluehourphotoworkshops.com/workshops.