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China's Mystical Guilin Region Photography Workshop

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Rural China Photography Workshop
with Scott Kelby and Rick Sammon

If you are looking for an inspirational – and epic – workshop that includes unique people and landscape photo opportunities, you have come to the right place.

This workshop, led by Scott Kelby and Rick & Susan Sammon, will be held in and around China’s Guilin region, known around the world by photographers and travelers for its cormorant fishermen, friendly local people in traditional dress and spectacular landscapes. Your take away will be an amazing experience, wonderful photographs and an increased knowledge of how to shoot and process your images in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Workshop fee: $5,999.00. US - (Includes hotels, all meals during the workshop, local guides, models, and airport transfers).

Deposit $1,000 (non-refundable unless we are able fill your spot):

Final payment due: April 15, 2019.

General Info

• Included in the workshop fee: airport transfers, hotel room, meals, transportation, guides, models and photo instruction from dinner September 15 to breakfast September 23.

* Not included: air to/from Guilin China, and personal expenses such as snacks, beverages, and tips.

• The group is limited to 12 participants. Group usually travels by large, luxury bus.

• You must be in good physical shape to make the climbs (500 steps) up the mountains for the breathtaking scenic overlooks. Sherpas will be there to help you with your gear. Note: You can opt out of the mountain climbs if you like - they are not mandatory.

• Photo and clothing recommendations will be sent to all participants.

• Hotels and more precise schedule will also be sent to all participants.

• Our awesome guides are Andy and Mia Beales, who Rick & Susan worked with in 2017. This dynamic duo speaks Chinese and has the inside scoop on what’s happening in the area.

• Travel/evacuation insurance is required.

• Here are some photographs that Rick took in 2016 with our guides, Andy and Mia: http://ricksammon.com/remote-china/

Questions about the China part of the trip should be addressed to Mia @ mia@gatsbytravel.com

Pre-workshop questions should be addressed to Rick @ricksammon@me.com. Rick will also send applications and liability forms.

Planned Itinerary
Basically, we plan to shoot every day and process our pictures in Lightroom and Photoshop whenever possible – so you will need your laptop. Processing sessions are not listed in our itinerary, but we usually process when we get back to the hotels.

Day 1, Sept 15
Arrival day. Airport transfers provided from Guilin airport. You need to make your own air arrangements. Rick, Susan, and Scott plan to stay two nights before in Hong Kong – to get over jet lag and to see the city. You can also fly from Shanghai, but we recommend Hong Hong. Welcome dinner and workshop orientation.

Day 2, Sept 16
Sunrise with Cormorant Fishermen on the Li River. Photo shoot at fishermen’s home in the afternoon. Sunset shoot with fishermen.

Day 3, Sept 17
Sunrise with Cormorant Fishermen on the Li River. Sunset landscape shoot. The climb up the mountain takes 30 to 45mm – up about 500 steps.

Day 4, Sept 18
Sunrise landscape shoot, following by a bamboo-rafting trip for landscape photos.

Day 5, Sept 19
Sunrise landscape on Yangshuo Bridge, followed by rice terrace photo session followed by a portrait session in a traditional Dazhai family. Travel by 4x4s.

Day 6, Sept 20
Sunrise landscape shoot at the world-famous Dazhai Rice Terraces, followed by portrait session in a local village. Sunset landscape shoot.

Day 7, Sept 21
Sunrise Landscape shoot at Pingan Rice Terraces, followed by portrait session in a local village. Possible hike down to Zhuang Ancient Village.

Day 8, Sept 22
Sunrise Landscape shoot at Pingan Rice Terraces. Daux Ancient Village for a portrait session in traditional houses.

Day 9, Sept 23
Departure day. Transfers provided to Guilin Airport.

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