Puerto Vallarta Travel Photography Workshop
Explore Centro up close and personal with a walk along the Malecón! Visit iconic Puerto Vallarta sites like the Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Plaza de Armas. You will learn how to create stunning seascapes and long exposure cityscapes using different camera settings and filters.
This workshop offers the perfect opportunity for street and travel photography lessons to document the true culture of a new destination. Vendors and dancers will fill the Malecón and pose for editorial portraits and leave you with amazing keepsake images of your trip and workshop! Capture your memories of Vallarta with stunning images of our beaches, artwork, and the dynamic flying men, Voladores de Papantla.
Receive comprehensive lessons that can be applied to all of your photography subjects. Each workshop comes with a detailed handout highlighting all of the topics we covered during the course. All of our students are invited to join our online community where they can continue to receive photography support and participate in our themed challenges.
In this 3-hour course, you will receive photographic instruction for shooting architectural details, street style photojournalistic images, and stunning seascapes with hands-on assistance and feedback while taking photographs, so bring your cameras! You will learn long exposures, creative techniques for street photography, lighting tips, your camera specific questions will be answered, and more!
Every workshop is tailored to each group of participants. This means we will assess the skill levels and particular interests of all the group members to decide which locations to spend the most time at, which photo subjects require the most focus, and what other subjects may need to be covered. Due to how often our workshops run, many are private or very small.
All skill levels and camera types can benefit from our courses as we tailor our workshops to each individual student’s needs, interests, and skill levels. You can expect to have a better knowledge of exposure and your own camera by the end of the workshop.
From hobbyist to amateur photographer, or the entrepreneur trying to reach customers with better quality images, our workshops are for everyone!
The Workshop takes place on the Malecón in Centro, Puerto Vallarta and is 3 hours long. The intent of this instructional workshop is to teach or enhance your techniques for landscapes and seascapes, editorial portraits, street photography, and mastering both harsh and low light.
We will meet at the Los Arcos de Malecón sculpture. (Morelos s/n, Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 48300.)
We begin the session with an informative lecture and follow it with a comprehensive, hands-on portion where you will practice the discussed techniques and assignments. This is repeated at the next location. During the hands-on portion, each student will receive one-on-one instruction and review with the instructor.
You will visit iconic Puerto Vallarta sites like the Malecón and Plaza de Armas to learn how to create stunning seascapes using different camera settings and filters. A local farmers’ market, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, or a busy town square are some perfect opportunities for street and travel photography in order to document the true culture of a new destination.
Travel & Street Photography
About the lesson: We will walk to Los Archos Amphitheater to shoot a bustling section of the Malecón and the Lady of Guadalupe Parish across the street. During this portion of the workshop, we will practice the art of street photography, such as editorial portraits and street scenes that tell a story. We will also discuss architectural details, creative techniques like panning and zooming, and shooting in black and white. This is where we will practice shooting in harsh light and, whenever possible, shooting inside of the church for low light practice.
Need to Know:
No additional equipment is required for this portion, but, if you plan to take portraits of the vendors, their merchandise, or the performers along the Malecón, please bring some change to tip them with.
We will only be able to shoot inside of the church when there is no service in session.
While not required, polarizing filters are wonderful for this application!
Tripods will allow you to practice our long exposure images. Neutral density filters are also recommended. If you don’t have these already and need some recommendations, let us know.
There is no better souvenir than stunning photos of your amazing trip! Share your experiences and art while wowing your friends with your new photography skills! Your seascape images are sure to be a big hit among your friends and family!
About the Lesson: We will be shooting images of Rosita Beach during the day. This is a great opportunity to learn to shoot long exposures during the day. We will use small apertures and filters to show motion in the waves of the Pacific Ocean. You will also learn how to compose successful seascapes and landscapes with different angles, framing, and creating a foreground. Other information will include white balance, basic exposure information, focus modes, and more! The lessons learned in this section can be applied to landscapes and cityscapes on all of your future travels.
Need to Know:
We will be shooting from the beach, so you should be prepared for walking along the sand; however, if you do not wish to shoot from the beach, you can join us for the lesson and shoot from the Malecón during our hands-on portion.
Tripods are recommended for this section as well as polarizing filters and, for best results, neutral density filters. You can rent a tripod for a small fee depending on availability. Regardless of your equipment, we will teach you tricks to get amazing results!
After leaving this workshop, you will have the confidence to capture stunning travel photographs on your own in all lighting types and with a large amount of subjects.