One to Three Day Workshops

Stewart's one to three day workshops are on the art of photographic composition. Each workshop takes place in a unique location that adds to the power and enjoyment of the experience.

Weeklong (or longer) Workshops

Stewart's destination workshops take place at even more exotic locales around the planet – New Zealand, Venice, Cuba, Cambodia, Thailand, and more!

"My goal is to help each group member to develop their own unique style and vision - no matter what level they bring to either the tours or workshops. Because all tour and workshops have limited enrollment everyone is assured of personal attention"
 

 

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A Photographic Voyage to the Heart of the
Wondrous Khmer Temple Region

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Join American photographer Stewart D Halperin on this 10 day Journey to Cambodia.

We will be joined by St. Louis based photographer Jeff Hirsch who not only will provide his incredible photo prowess, but insight and hands on help with his vast skills on work flow and digital processing.

StewartStarting the trip in Siem Reap throws you right into the heart of the magic of the Khmer Temple region. Upon arrival we will be met by Fin Tes our Cambodian co leader and Siem Reap resident. Fin will astound with his knowledge of the past, present and future of Cambodia and more specifically the Angkor Wat area.

For the next eight days we will be based at the Soma Devi Resort and Spa - a well appointed hotel right in the center of Siem Reap and a fabulous location for walking to the night markets, Pub Street and a host of other attractions.

girlsOn our first day we will dive right into one of the most interesting temple areas - Preah Khan. Built during the 12th Century this temple is partially swallowed by the vegetation that surrounds it- but makes for incredible juxtaposition of the intricate carvings and the power of the roots and vines that have a strangle hold on the temple.

A early evening with a welcome dinner at a fabulous traditional Cambodia Café

Over the next eight days we will be visiting a host of incredible temples sites, as well as functioning monasteries, rural villages and even one of the finest art institutes in Siem Reap area.

Places to be visited:

  • Ta Som, East Mebon, (second day) early morning for our first view and explorations of Angkor Wat. As the sun rises we start our visit among all the intricate areas and temples that make up Angkor
     
  • Visit Psa Leu - this open air market that will be a visual feast of grand proportions. Then a rest at a café nearby and back to market for those that need more time shooting.
     
  • headsA sunrise photo opportunity awaits you at the vantage point from Srah Srang, from there we continue on to Ta Prohm and Ta Nei Temple
     
  • Now we travel a bit more like the locals and split up into a number of Tuk Tuks riding through the back streets of Siem Reap to another fabulous market called Rolous - It's smaller but with a more local small village feeling. From there on to Bakong Temple
     
  • Today we delve deeper into the Khmer Empire and head towards Koh Ker and Beng Mealea and possibly Banteay Srei
     
  • On day eight we start off early to catch a boat across Tone Le Sap Lake and then along the river up to Battambang
     
  • Day nine we will explore Battambang by tuk tuk.
     
  • We van back to Siem Reap with lots of stops along the way for farm lands, rice paddies and village life. A long day But a fabulous view of Cambodian country life.

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Included:

  • 11 nights along with breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation with airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • Transport includes boat trips
  • All lunches are included for the entire trip
  • Entry fees to all temples and sites visited
  • Photography sessions, critiques (during and after the trip)

Not Included:

  • International flights to Siem Reap Cambodia
  • All dinners and drinks
  • Tips, laundry and other hotel incidentals

Trip Price: $4100.00
Single Room Supplement: $450.00

A deposit of $500.00 will reserve your space. (Fully refundable until June 1.)
Final Payment is due June 25, 2017

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Venetian Tour Guide – Luisella Romeo

We have been privileged to have Luisella Romeo (pictured, center) as our Venitian tour guide each year we have gone. Her unparalleled knowledge of the art, architecture, history, and culture of this storied city has been priceless and she is a vital part of our Venice experience.

Click here or on the image below for more information on her tour services and to see a gallery of Stewart's photos taken during previous Venice trips.


Photographer & Master Printer - Robert Bullivant

Bullivant Gallery

Owner of Bullivant Gallery and Consulting a business he started 20 years ago to work with artists, photographers, museums and galleries. The Gallery creates limited edition fine art prints of his work as well as that of the more than a hundred artists who have become clients over the years. Bullivant Gallery is one of a very small number of certified Hahnemühle Fine Art Digital Printers, an honor bestowed on the most accomplished fine art printers world wide.


Photographer and Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert - Jeff Hirsch


photo by Valerie J. Snyder

We are also fortunate to have photographer, tech guru, and photo-educator Jeff Hirsch along on our Venice trip this year to provide "after-the-click" expertise in managing the entire digital photography workflow — everything from capture to storage to output. His knowledge and skill in the field of digital imaging will be of great benefit to each and every member of the trip, no matter what their level of experience.

An expert photo-educator, Jeff will show us how Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop combine to give the shooter an unprecedented amount of control over both the organization and reproduction of photographic images.

 
STEWART D HALPERIN   •   sdhphoto@swbell.net   •   Voice: (314) 652-0330   •   Fax: (314) 652-7668