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Abounding with Mayan myths and stories, Guatemala offers a delightful visual surprise around every cobblestoned corner. Capture the heartbeat of the people and culture as you create your own story. You shoot and travel each day with a small group and leaders Sherrlyn and Karen through the ancient magnificent Mayan highlands. You will have these two professional photographers available to work alongside with each day or you can work independently. Our photo talk sessions are short so that you have the opportunity to explore your story, portraits and places. Every few days we'll have a presentation of your photos and analysis of images you're shooting. 

Who Should Come? Are you a curious person?  Are you enticed by exploring the sacred corners of culture, meeting local people, making new friends and spreading goodwill?  
Step across the threshold into the land of the ancient and modern Mayan culture with us on this upcoming trip to Guatemala. Participants may be of any level because truly we all learn from each other throughout life. Digital, mobile phone, film are all welcome. 

Physically It's moderately easy with the option to jump in a rickshaw when other walk or the opposite to up your game with a climb up a  volcano, swimming and more. If you aren't sure just call and we'll talk about it. 

Guatemala Highlands date - October 30 to November 8, 2018 More information

541 579 9929 or email info@borkgrenphoto.net

 

Karen Kasmauski is a photographer for National Geographic and Sherrlyn Borkgren tells the stories for humanitarian groups, magazines and news. They lead this spectacular travel photography adventure to Guatemala. Most of all they enjoy fun and exploring right along side you.

We are visual storytellers motivated to change our world with compassion, goodwill and actions. Check out our bios on the ABOUT page.

We kick start this trip October 30 with a day photographing the colorful Mayan Kite Ceremony on All Saints' Day. This old tradition is a wild fiesta of color in the sky very worthy of the best photographers. Savor the delicious food served in this UNESCO town, Antigua before we head off to the gorgeous highlands. We will stay several nights on the magnificent volcanic Lago Atitlán and photograph the early morning activity. Our hotel is a cute hotel run by a Mayan family. In no time at all you'll feel like part of the family. It's a place where visual opportunities abound. You can paddle out on a canoe, climb a volcano or meander through the winding streets exploring with your camera. 

 

Kite Festival on All Saints' Day Guatemala. You'll be here!

                                                                                      Photo by S.Borkgren   Messengers of the wind, Guatemalans say kites flying in the wind communicate to those who have died that they are remembered. 

                                                                                      Photo by S.Borkgren   Messengers of the wind, Guatemalans say kites flying in the wind communicate to those who have died that they are remembered. 

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Kathy capturing an awesome image during the kite festival at our Guatemala workshop. 

Kathy capturing an awesome image during the kite festival at our Guatemala workshop. 

Sherrlyn and Antonia in Guatemala with an avocado and tangerines. 

Sherrlyn and Antonia in Guatemala with an avocado and tangerines.