Focused on Belize

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All-inclusive

Dates TBD

Limited to eight guests

$5,500.00 per person

Join travel photographer and author Jordana Wright alongside her team for an exciting and immersive week in Belize, Central America's crown jewel! Each booking includes four live online classes customized to prepare for your journey, and culminates in an intimate week-long workshop on-location in sunny Belize. You'll enjoy access to spectacularly beautiful attractions, a diverse variety of subjects, as well as practical application of class topics, all just a short flight from the United States.


Areas of Focus Include:

It's a Jungle Out There: Explore the vastness of the rainforest landscape down to the smallest details around you. We'll discuss how to create compelling photographs in the most complicated lighting scenarios and get the most from a diverse, intricate environment.

Enter The Underworld: We'll enter the Mayan underworld via the Rio Frio Cave, an enormous 65' tall limestone chamber containing a stream, small cascades, unique rock formations, and maybe even a few bats!

Blossoms and Blooms: With an ideal sub-tropical climate, Belize is home to literally thousands of species of flowering plants, including over 200 orchid varieties. Macro opportunities abound at nearly every location, and just wait until you see the colors!

Water, Water, Everywhere: Practice with long exposures and reflections along the banks of rivers, shoot quintessential Caribbean beaches, and expertly capture pools filled by cascading waterfalls. Did we mention your accommodations have a pool?

For The Birds: Belize is known for its spectacular bird habitats throughout the country. We'll have time to explore wetlands, forests, and other specialty habitats that are home to a diverse array of native and migratory species.

The Ultimate Melting Pot: Belize's unique cultural blend will be on full display in local markets, cultural sites, and along the roads and trails we'll use throughout our journey. The warmth of the local community is unmatched, making this is a street photographer's paradise.

History at Your Fingertips: The Mayan ruins scattered across the country of Belize are some of the most spectacular subjects to photograph anywhere in the world. We'll visit the best of the best to learn about the amazing history of the Mayan Civilization with our private tour guides.

Food For Thought: San Ignacio can proudly claim some of the top dining experiences in Belize. You'll have a chance to shoot several dishes and beverages in a tranquil garden setting, and time permitting, witness a plating and cocktail demonstration by the Head Chef and Mixologist. Then you get to eat!

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Group Discussion Time: We'll have plenty of time to review our photos, talk about gear or techniques, and get to know each other, both while riding to shooting locations, and at your accommodations. Ensuring your photography journey is successful and rewarding is our top priority.


“I have taken a full-day workshop with Jordana on travel photography and also a 1:1 consult. I plan to have future 1:1 consults as I have quickly realized that she has much to offer students and aspiring photographers. Her depth of knowledge about

Meet the Team!

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Jordana Wright- Trip Leader & Photography Instructor

Jordana picked up her first camera when she was 8 years old and hasn't put it down since! An accomplished photographer in several genres, her work has been featured in The New York Times, tourism guides, and advertising campaigns around the world. Her debut photography guide, "The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography" was released in 2018 by Rocky Nook Inc. After living and working in Chicago as a professional photographer and photography educator for many years, Jordana moved to San Ignacio, Belize in 2020.  She loves waking up every day to the sounds of tropical birds and can't wait to share her love of Belize with you!


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Cassius Wright- Logistics Coordinator

From a young age, Cash has always been an avid learner, explorer, and entrepreneur. An accomplished international traveler and endlessly resourceful, he specializes in location scouting, logistics, and high-end hospitality. With contacts and friends all over Belize and around the world, there's a good chance if you need something or want to go someplace, he's "got a guy" to help -- just ask!


Your Trip Fee Includes:

Pre-trip online classes -- All participants have access to four live online classes of two hours each to prepare for your experience.  By adapting her popular Travel Photography classes to individual interests and needs, Jordana ensures that any techniques, ideas, or other considerations have been addressed before you arrive, letting you maximize your value and time while on location. 

All Meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, non-alcoholic beverages)   -- We'll eat most meals as a group, providing the opportunity to discuss our upcoming activities' challenges and rewards, and things to think about. Please be prepared to let us know about any important dietary restrictions and allergies so we can communicate them to our team. 

Accommodations in San Ignacio: Participants will stay in deluxe double occupancy accommodations featuring AC, a pool, laundry, full kitchen or onsite restaurant, and WIFI to keep you connected.

Personalized Photography Instruction -- Jordana Wright will be available to you in person throughout the trip. Prior to the trip, she'll help you determine your photographic goals and make suggestions to maximize your experience.  In the field, she'll help troubleshoot, point out opportunities, and work with you to achieve your goals, while demonstrating the methods that have been successful for her. As your photographic journey progresses, she'll review your favorite images and offer processing techniques as needed to make great shots fantastic!

Guides, Naturalists, and Experts -- Many of our locations feature incredible human and natural history as well as amazing varieties of wildlife. Our team includes a complete selection of local guides and experts so you can identify the details of your surroundings 

Transportation -- Transportation Coordinator Abraham Gutierrez will not only drive us to and from all our shooting locations each day, but also provide our roundtrip airport transfers from Belize City (BZE).  As a professional driver for hospitality properties throughout Belize, he's well versed in the roadways and locations we'll be visiting and has a wealth of local knowledge to share.   


Your Trip Fee Does Not Include:

Flights

Gratuities

Trip Insurance

Alcoholic Beverages

Covid Testing (may be required by your country of origin)


To book, we require a  50% deposit. The balance is due no later than December 15, 2021. Upon paying your trip balance in full, you will receive a workshop attendee packet via email which outlines suggested packing lists, sample itinerary, and additional travel information.

No refunds will be offered for participant-initiated cancellations.  In the unlikely event, we are unable to fill enough spaces to operate the workshop, you will be notified and all payments will be refunded minus a $250 administration fee.

We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance to cover your investment in case you are unable to participate.  We are not responsible for any fees or expenses incurred due to participant cancellation.

Accommodations are double occupancy.  We will make every attempt to accommodate single room requests, but cannot guarantee availability or additional charges until time of booking. 

Covid testing or completed vaccination is required to enter Belize currently, and many countries require a negative test to return after an international trip. As these conditions are actively changing, we cannot offer advice regarding vaccination or entry requirements.  Although Covid cases in Belize are minimal and safety protocols are in full effect, we suggest being vaccinated because it is the easiest way to move freely within the country.  We reserve the right to require masks or any other Covid safety protocols currently enforced by the Government of Belize for the entirety of the trip. 

Up to date information from the Belize Tourism Board can be found HERE.

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