Cusco Photography Workshop

September 22 to 28, 2019 Schedule

Day 1: Sunday, September 22

Arrival in the morning and rest time until noon. After lunch we will have an introduction to the workshop followed by a guided walk around the Plaza de Armas and the surrounding streets.

Day 2: Monday, September 23

Early morning walk around the city before breakfast. After breakfast we will cover the fundamental technical and artistic aspects of photography. After lunch we reconvene to discuss flash photography and to a photo shoot with models. You will learn basic techniques for portraiture.

Day 3: Tuesday, September 24

After breakfast we depart for our fieldtrip to Maras, Moray and Chinchero. We should be back in the hotel after lunch. We will cover the histogram, white balance and the mid-tone gray in the afternoon.

Day 4: Wednesday, September 25

Early morning walk before breakfast. Photo shoot with models. After lunch we will discuss the fundamentals of editing with Adobe’s Lightroom.

Day 5: Thursday, September 26

Visit to the Sacsayhuaman fortress and surrounding sites in the morning. After lunch we will cover High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, smartphone photography and long exposure techniques.

Day 6: Friday, September 27

In the morning we continue editing in Lightroom. After lunch we do a general review of key concepts learned, followed by a walk around the city. In the evening we will have a special presentation about pre-Columbian musical instruments.

Day 7: Saturday, September 28

Presentation of selected images, wrap-up and Q&A. Departure for the airport.


The cost for the workshop is:
US$ 2,950 per person for Standard Suites,
US$ 3,350 per person for Superior Suites, and
US$ 3,750 per person for the Presidential Suite

The cost includes the following:

• Lodging for six nights
• Breakfast and lunch each day
• Transportation to/from the airport
• Transportation for the field-trips
• Tickets to visit the various sites
• Guides and photo shoot models
• Tuition

We will be based at the Tocuyeros Boutique Hotel (, a refined and intimate boutique hotel a few blocks away from the city’s main square. During the workshop, our group will enjoy exclusive use of the hotel.

If you would like to bring a companion who is not going to participate in the workshop, the supplement is US$800. Your companion will be able to join you in all activities (walks, visits, lunches) other than the lectures. If your companion is going to participate in the workshop, each of you will receive a US$ 400 discount.

There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of US$500 per person to reserve a place in the workshop. The balance is due on May 8th, 2019. We reserve the right to cancel any registration if the balance has not been received by the due date.

Outdoor activities of workshop may vary based on attendance numbers.
Should the workshop be cancelled, all fees and deposits will be refunded in full.
However, we are not responsible for the cost of non-refundable airline tickets.
We strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation/travel insurance.
Tips: We recommend you bring a laptop with access to Lightroom if possible.
Bring more than one battery for your camera. Bring your flash and a light-weight tripod.

Finally, if you are interested in extending your trip to include additional days to visit Machu Picchu and/or other attractions, please let us know and we can help you make arrangements.

Looking forward to seeing you in Cusco!


1 Person attending workshop
(single occupancy)

1 Person, Standard Suite: US$ 2,950
1 Person, Superior Suite: US$ 3,350
1 Person, Presidential Suite: US$ 3,750

2 people, 1 attending workshop
(double occupancy)

1 Person, Standard Suite + US$ 800 = US$ 3,750
1 Person, Superior Suite + US$ 800 = US$ 4,150
1 Person, Presidential Suite + US$ 800 = US$ 4,550

2 people attending workshop
(double occupancy)

2 People, Standard Suite = US$ 5,100
2 People, Superior Suite = US$ 5,900
2 People, Presidential Suite = US$ 6,700