December 3 – 10, 2011
Rejuvenate, Relax, and Surrender to the mystical energy of Lake Atitlan in the mountains of Gorgeous Guatemala. Expand and energize with daily yoga and meditation followed by enthusiastic and professional photo safari guidance with Mary, a portrait and art photographer for 25 years. You will learn how to use your camera, how to love people with your camera, explore and identify luminescent light, surprising angles, graceful composition and exquisite timing. Portraits, animals, and nature are emphasized.
A photographer is a painter in a hurry. The viewfinder is your canvas. Being in this lavish and lush environment will strengthen your vision and inspire your creative expression.
Be inspired to capture moments and express your vision on the shore of Lake Atitlan at the enchanting Villa Sumaya Hotel, a lush lakeside hideaway. http://www.villasumaya.com
Luxuriate in peace and creative stimulation. Enjoy delicious and healthy meals, serenity, the sun and blue sky shining above sacred Lake Atitlan. Day trips to lakeside villages, hiking, massages, and volunteering with locals if you like.
At this more relaxed time of year there are less people, more sunshine, and clear skies. You will also have free time to explore, rest, meditate or simply be still.
You will touch the bliss within you. Guaranteed.
Flex your imagination and and gain peace, confidence, and well being while flexing your creative muscles.
“It made me see in a new way!” – Satya, Spain
“I had an awesome time and learned so much.” – Kristin, Germany
Learn how to love people with your camera, anticipate shots before they happen. and see with fresh eyes while traveling. Strengthen your unique perspective by learning all Mary’s photo secrets.
Mary Bartnikowski, a portrait and art photographer for 25 years and published author with her own thriving photography business in Palo Alto, California has led programs at Stanford University, Intel, Apple Computer, and her own photo workshops worldwide. She has shot thousands of portraits: babies, CEO’s, families, authors, yoga masters, teens, and over 700 weddings. Her latest book is Kitten Heels in Kathmandu, Adventures of a Female Vagabond, about her 6 years of wanderlust and teaching in 27 countries on 4 continents and including over 90 photographs. http://bartnikowski.com/book/
Online photography course:
Want to talk? Call me: 336-775-7171
Luxury accommodations, inspiring practice spaces, nourishing meals, exciting cultural experiences, and an exotic location at very reasonable rates.
7 days includes all meals, lovely room overlooking the lake, and all instruction.
$1500 for singles
$900 each for doubles.
Guidance and help on air travel, boat launches, and transport to the hotel.
More info: Call Mary 336-775-7171