The most important thing about the workshop was that it had been taught by a National Geographic Photographer Tino Soriano. With his guidance and the magnificent structure of Oaxaca had completed the photographic experience. The landscapes and the architecture required more of an emotional and creative proximity of the mind, which allows the thoughtful and peaceful application of the classic composition rules and to emphasize the qualities of light.
But, to photograph people, especially in events which capture the interest and passion of people around the world like the “Day of the Dead” in Oaxaca, demanded a different set of skills and way about it. For this, it was a place to interact, to understand, a rapid composition, and to be able to transmit to the viewer the spirit and the essence of what is going on, in just a fraction of a second. The magic moment, the split second of lucidity or the emotion can appear at any moment.
In this workshop, there was a focus on portrait techniques, the spontaneous photography and the classic story telling without forgetting a few other fundamental photography techniques and specialties that had helped photographers highlighting the spirit of the place, the people and the celebrations. The ancient ruins of Mitla, the Benito Juarez Market, the landscapes, the artisans in San Martín Tilcajete and the landscapes of the huge Tule tree will be the perfect match for this great celebration.
An original and photogenic cult to the dead known in the world for its grandiosity, its action and, at the same time, for its warmth and intimacy. A story and a tradition of interest to the world, the workshops and the participants’