Photography Workshop Tours

I am scheduling my 2017 photo workshop tours!   Group or private tours are all conducted from August through October of 2017 so set your spot now!  To see the list of tours scroll down below and click on the links for more information!

If you are planning to travel to Italy or Israel in the near future, why not include a photography workshop in your calendar?  We provide both a personal tour while working on sharpening your photography skills.  You will walk away with a local view of the culture, life and landscape along with prize winning images to include in your photo album all at a very reasonable cost!

Our mentorship is personal according to your level and photography needs.  Susan has a double masters one in photography and the other in conflict analysis.  She also has a BS in archeology with 7 years of Middle East archeological experience, including photographing various sites in Israel.

Susan Brannon is now offering 5 day photography workshops in Tuscany, Israel and the West Bank 

We go off the beaten path and work on composition, scene selection, light and shadow, culture and editing. The workshops start before sunrise in the mornings, a break for lunch and reviews and editing and then out to the field a few hours before sunset in order to work with the best possible natural lighting.

Not only do you gain knowledge in photography, but you also will learn some local history both cultural and archeological!

You need to have your own digital camera, tripod, and laptop with Photoshop.  It is best to have an SRL digital camera with different lenses.  You are responsible for your own flights, hotel and food.

Who is Susan Brannon?

Susan Brannon is a photojournalist  with over a decade of field experience.  She has recorded the lives of the people of Palestine, Israel, Iraq, and other theaters of conflict and war.  Brannon’s photographs are simply about people: their passions, their struggles, their lives.  Her images have appeared on international front page newspapers, magazines, book covers and various promotional materials for international non profits.  She writes “I am interested in gathering the truth of events, the behind the scenes stories, rather than the mainstream headline news.”

Brannon’s work is influenced by a background in archeology, anthropology, and international development: all studies in the change and growth of culture and humanity.   Her images create an intimacy between subject and viewer beyond the norm of typical journalistic imagery.  She does this by not just being a passive observer and outsider to an event, but instead  working as an active and engaged participant in the lives she records.
Susan Brannon freelances for both Reuters and AP;  has contracted with International NGO's; and recently has been producing photography workshops.  Brannon is also the founder and director of the Crossing Borders Project, an internationally traveling exhibition of image and text recorded by and about the lives and struggles of the people of Palestine and other underrepresented groups.

Tuscany Workshops: 
Three types of workshops through the months of June-mid-Aug and Sept 2017.  In May the flowers are in bloom and the weather is not too hot. The landscape is coming alive and we won't have to walk through too many puddles! 
Dates:  We are ready to book for 2017!
Chianti: based in Siena
Chianiti:  based in Florence
Chianti:  based in Siena
For more information: Tuscan Photo Workshops

For this tour we cover a lot of territory in a few days; you will learn history (using my archeological degree) and the walks of Jesus.  There is so much to see and take images of, that the days will be packed so you will need to come rested!
Dates:  We are ready to book for 2017!  Oct or Nov 2017
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Negev Desert
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Negev
For more information:  Israel Photo Workshops

West Bank: 
For this tour you will learn on the Palestinian life and culture; we will be viewing the wall and walking along it on the Palestinian side, capturing images of the Palestinian history, culture and any news events that may occur.
Dates:  We are ready to book for 2017!  Oct or Nov 2017
West Bank areas of Bethlehem; Hebron; Jericho and Ramallah.
West Bank Photojournalism Workshop
For more information:  West Bank Photo Workshops

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