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Wine Photo Workshops Schedule

2015 Wine Photo Workshop Schedule

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“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway


Wine Photo Workshops are for photographer – wine adventurers and image makers. Workshops are intimate and kept to a group of six. We’ll visit and explore wineries and food destinations throughout the world; visit with sommeliers, winemakers, vineyard owners and restauranteurs, with special behind the scenes access. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, make new friends, have fun, experience private tastings and raise the bar on your photographic vision and skills.


Napa Valley – Spring 2015 – Three Day Workshop

Dates, Specific Wineries and workshop tuition announced soon.

Limited to six photographers. A three day experience at some of Napa Valley’s top boutique wineries.  Meet vineyard owners and winemakers, private tour and cellar tastings at some of Napa’s finest vineyards.  Learn why the weather, soil conditions and the unique location of the wineries allow these Napa Valley wineries to produce some of the finest wines in the world.  No matter your level of wine expertise, you are sure to enhance your wine knowledge.  We’ll discuss visual story telling over three days and refine your specific photography goals. Each day we’ll visit a new winery in Napa and spend time at the winery, on location, creating natural light – environmental portraits and winery landscapes.  Home to some of the finest restaurants in the country you’ll have a choice of farm to table breakfast and lunches, plus casual and fine dining experiences for lunch and dinner. You’ll walk away with increased wine knowledge, a greater understanding of fine wine and will have refined your photographic skills.

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Paso Robles  – Spring 2015 – Three Day Workshop

Vineyard – Wine Maker – Restauranteur  – On Location Portrait and Landscape Workshop
Details announced soon. – Limited to six photographers.

Sonoma – Spring 2015 – Three Day Workshop

Vineyard – Wine Maker – Restauranteur  – On Location Portrait and Landscape Workshop
Details announced soon. – Limited to six photographers.

France  – Summer 2015 – Three Day Workshop

Vineyard – Wine Maker – On Location Portrait and Landscape Workshop
Details announced soon. – Limited to six photographers.

New York City – Fall 2015 – Three Day Workshop

Wine Tasting Intensive – Restaurant Tour – Environmental Portrait – Street Shooting Workshop
Optional 1/2 Day Wine Intensive  {on day 4}
Details announced soon. – Limited to six photographers.

 

Wine Photo Workshop Registration Info

Workshop Registration Info

Each student is asked to submit a portfolio of 10 images and a brief list of their gear and how long they’ve been photographing for.  The images you select can be of any subject, but should show your talent and passion for photography {images should be Jpeg, 950pixels @ 100 dpi}. It is assumed that you will be intimately familiar with the workings of your camera gear, shutter speed, f-stop, Manual, Aperture and Time Value modes. That you’ll know how to download and back up your images and use Adobe Lightroom or a similar digital darkroom program.  You’ll also be asked to submit a goals list of three things photography related you’d like to accomplish during the workshop.

Each workshop will have an informal get-together the night before the start of the workshop.  Information about the informal get-together will emailed to your with your info packet well in advance of your workshop. Transportation, travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of each attendee.  Marc Weisberg is not responsible for any other costs which participants may have incurred, including but not limited to travel, car rental, lodging, insurance, photographic purchases and/or rentals. It is suggested that you arrive 1 day in advance of the workshop.  All students are required to furnish models, vintners and restauranteurs with 3-5 non-watermarked, web sized, images of their choosing {images should be Jpeg 950pixels @ 100 dpi}.

What to Bring 

You —> A smile, an open mind and a great attitude.  It is assumed that you will be intimately familiar with the workings of your camera gear, shutter speed, f-stop, Manual, Aperture and Time Value modes. That you’ll know how to download and back up your images and use Adobe Lightroom or a similar program.  If you are a film shooter please do some research on the proper way to store your film and you’ll  also want to know how to protect your film from X-rays at airports.

Gear —>  Two camera bodies and a few lenses.  Don’t bring to much or everything you own.  It is suggested, due to the nature of the workshops, traveling to new locations each day, that you only bring what fits comfortably into a shoulder bag.  Your laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom {or similar} and Adobe Photoshop. A journal for taking notes.  A sturdy and light weight highly portable tripod. Here’s the tripod I use for my M43 system & travel, if you have a DSLR you may want/need a more robust tripod.  A tripod is not mandatory but may come in handy for optional, no fee, early morning landscape photography shoots.  If you love photographing early morning light or evening photography, then you should bring a tripod and stow it in your vehicle for easy access.

Tuition Retainer Information

50% of your tuition retainer is due upon registering for your Wine Photo Workshop.  Your space is not reserved until your tuition retainer is received. The remaining 50% tuition retainer is due 4 weeks prior to the workshop date. If we do not receive your balance by this time, we reserve the right to cancel your workshop and/or fill your spot off of a wait list. In the event of such a cancellation, no refunds will be provided.

Cancelation Policy

If you cancel your workshop the following applies.  Due to our size, cancellations affect us significantly; therefore, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. If  cancellation is received 15 days before the start of the workshop we will gladly move your full retainer to a new workshop date up to six months from your original arrival date based on availability.  If your cancelation is made 14 days or less before the start of the workshop  your full retainer will be forfeited. No refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, flights, or other events beyond our control, either before, during, or after your workshop. We are not responsible for any additional costs you may incur due to delays or cancellations. There is no refund after a workshop concludes for any reason, for any participant who attended.


Marc Weisberg is a photographer, educator, chef, former wine buyer, cellar master; and lover of wine. Marc owns and operates a successful Southern California based photography studio, founded in 2001, and is the founder of Wine Photo Workshops. His work is widely published and sought out by luxury brands. Wine Photo Workshops are for photographer-wine-adventurers and image makers. We’ll visit and explore wineries and food destinations throughout the world. Visit with Sommeliers, wine makers, vineyard owners and restauranteurs, with special behind the scenes access. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, make new friends, have fun and raise the bar on your photography skills. Contact Marc by phone 949.494.5084, or email.

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