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11 days - October 27 - November 6, 2019

Analog/Film Photo workshop

In 2019, we want to do something excitingly new, something close to our heart. We decided to launch Analog/Digital Adventure Workshops.

Bring plenty of film and share 11 days among people who are equally passionate about analog photography, it’s about enjoying shooting film for our own reasons and sharing that passion with the rest of the group, learning more about film photography and returning home with amazing images. Digital photographers are welcome.

Our Journey

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca and surroundings, is mysterious on a very different level.

The Day of the Dead celebrations developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. The festival developed into the Day of the Dead. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the "Lady of the Dead".

We will start our journey in the city of Oaxaca where we will explore the town and its surroundings. After several days we will move by car to the Sierra Norte where we will stay in small mountain villages celebrating Dia de los Muertos before returning to Oaxaca.

Needless to say that Mexican food is simply delicious)

The workshop

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography.

This workshop is suitable as an introduction to shooting film for the dslr user as well as for the experienced film shooter.

We will explain how to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment. You will receive our E-book "For the right reasons”, a breakdown of different situations you may find and how to approach them.

We want you to understand the zone system for better B&W film results, mastering spot and incident metering for better negatives/files. We discuss the different film stock we use and when we use them and have a presentation on how to deal with different available light situations.

For digital photographers we will follow a slightly different learning program.

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Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 9 participants


Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels of Analog/Digital photographers

Non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome

Moderate schedule

Travel by car

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking

Lecturer | Host

Harald Claessen  

Born in the Netherlands - Flying Dutchman (a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever). Harald is a Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer who partly lives in Russia and Cyprus.

Harald’s Instagram


  • All Accommodations, single occupancy

  • All breakfasts

  • 2 dinners - Welcome and Farewell dinner

  • Professional photographer | host | tuition

  • Small group size

  • Ebook "For the Right Reasons" - Becoming comfortable photographing strangers

  • Social Documentary, Travel Photography, Street Photography, Landscape Photography, Environmental Portraits, low light photography

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Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)

Our adventure begins at 8 AM during breakfast on the first day and ends at 12 PM on the last day (Departure day)


Oaxaca, Mexico

11 days  | Analog/Digital Photo Travel Adventure

USD 2750,-

Seats are transferrable but not refundable.

Non-refundable deposit:  USD 1000,-

To register, just send me an email to hclaessen@gmail.com mentioning in which workshop you would like to participate.

Leica MP + Kodak Tri-X

Leica MP + Kodak Tri-X

Contax T2 + Kodak Tri-X

Contax T2 + Kodak Tri-X

Partners on this journey