Thanks Alou, Matt and Piet for the great time and all I had learnt in Rajasthan. Hope to join you next year in other Photo Trek. – Marisa Volpino
This is a post of the participant’s favorite photos from this past workshop. It is also their thoughts on the workshop as well. Ok, so I might have pushed/edited the choice of one or two of the participants a little to choose a certain photo over another for this post. They all had their favorites and I had mine and when it came down to it – it is my blog. ;-) My goal is to show the readers how good these participants became over the two weeks. Some of he more seasoned photographers used the two weeks to hone their vision while many of the less experienced photographers really made big strides in their craft. I think as you look at the following images you will see the talent in this group. I also wanted to give them the opportunity to share their thoughts on how this workshop went. These are their words not mine, Alou’s or Piets.
I hope you can join us for the next 2015 Rajasthan Photo Trek – the dates already are set. It will be Feb 15 – 28th, 2015. Be sure to mark it on your calendar if you are interested. The price has yet to be announced.
The instruction, one-on-one attention, and support from Piet (and Fernando) were stellar. I couldn’t have asked for more. You exceeded my expectations. Everyone went out of their way to make sure I got the most out of this program. Without a doubt I have grown as a photographer and I’m feeling much more confident in my abilities. I have a long way to go but I now have a better sense of what professional photography really means. I also have a renewed appreciation for the subtleties and nuances that go into a great photograph. -Will Craig
I came hungry for images and stories, and eager to improve my photo technique and storytelling skills. I feasted for two weeks on an incredible buffet of professional excellence, visual excitement, stimulating assignments and personal coaching. This workshop takes you beyond photography: above all Matt teaches by example how to discover, respect, explore, embrace and document the culture, the people and the daily life of the host country. Piet’s expertise in post-processing and off-camera lighting tips provide further value for refining our images to perfectly reflect what we saw at the moment of capture. People are at the heart of the program. This not only shows in the approach of the subject matter, but equally in the welcoming and caring support from the workshop leaders. It did not take long for us to travel as a close and joyful troop. -René Delbar
I would highly recommend The Digital Trekker photo workshops which are all about helping you grow as a photographer while having tuition, exchanges with the other photographers and fun interaction with the locals! -Meera Freeman
This workshop was everything I expected and more than I hoped for! Matt and Piet did a great job of reinforcing the basics and helping me explore new areas in my photography. Rajasthan was the perfect backdrop for shooting a wide variety of pictures and wonderfully diverse cultural experience. I’m already thinking about taking another trip with them! -George Neill
Matt & Piet have created a culturally sensitive, learning-oriented workshop that opens up Rajasthan for photographers keen to create memorable images & hone their photographic craft. Fernando Gros
Learned a lot in two weeks, practice is the best teacher. Will give me a boost to further develop as a photographer. -Franklin Dumolijn
A great way to stretch and learn about your photography craft while learning about another culture and country. Thanks Matt – Emma Blee
Don’t hesitate to subscribe to this workshop! Matt and Piet are great instructors who generously share their time and knowledge with all participants (novices and seasoned photographers alike). You will be given daily assignements on this tour which are optional but help you so much if you accomplish them and listen with an open mind to all the useful feedback you are gettig during the critique sessions. And they are just fun to do too.
Matt seemed at first to be a magnet who magically attracts photogenic situations but don’t be mistaken: the man knows how to create photographic opportunities and how to share them with other photographers. Piet’s skills are complimentary with Matt’s as he is an expert in postprocessing and the use of off-camera flash. (But don’t underestimate Piet as a photographer). And last but not least: these guys are warm and caring human beings just as Matt’s wife Alou who takes care of all the logistics and even buys you water and soft drinks so you can concentrate on becoming a better photographer while enjoying a fascinating country. -Dannie Goossens