Photography Workshop, in collaboration with Arlene Collins
Silk Road Treasure Tours announces its photography workshop, in collaboration with Arlene Collins to spectacular Armenia and Georgia!
Chester, NJ, June 24, 2014 - Silk Road Treasure Tours, specialists in travel to Central Asia, Caucasus is proud to announce its latest tour – a photography workshop "Georgia and Armenia: Vineyards, Villages and Mountains", a collaboration with the renowned photographer Arlene Collins, (www.arlene-collins.com) who specializes in documenting remote cultures and changing civilizations around the world. You will journey through Georgia's timeless vineyards, old world rural towns, and Armenia's scenic mountain villages while honing your skills as a photographer and immersing yourself completely. Tour date is May 25-June 5, 2015. Price for a group of 10 travelers $8, 950 with a single supplement fee of $795.
The 12-day tour begins at Tbilisi, Georgia's dynamic capital that is a wonderful contrast of modern architecture and ancient Óld town charm that lends itself perfectly to photography. Learn how to perfect your street and landscape with Arlene as she guides you through its dilapidated homes and ancient bathhouses.
The tour continues onto the Kakhetic wine region, home to the one of the oldest wine cultures in the world where you will photograph ancient caves and understand how to capture light in interiors. It's not all work and study; you'll also be sampling wonderful wine at the Chateau Mere. From Tbilisi you will travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mtskheta group of churches and also learn cave photography at Uplistsikhe, the cave town that covers almost 40,000 square meters, encompassing the lower, central and upper area.
Next you travel north to the scenic and very remote Svaneti region, the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus, a region awash with snow-capped mountain peaks, alpine meadows and rich forests where you understand the semantics of landscape photography. The region is also home to the proud mountain people who maintain their traditional lifestyle and clothing with their white and black wool hats. Arlene has photographed people in over 60 countries and she will help you understand how to capture compelling images of people without being intrusive. In the process, you will gain the confidence of your subjects. Berenice Abbott once said, Photography helps people to see.' The workshop is an immersion experience and you will find yourself learning how to compose better and take pictures that tell a story rather than fragmented images. From Mestia, we head to Ushguli, filled with waterfalls and make are way back to Tbilisi.
The next stage of your journey takes you to Armenia. After stopping at the archaeological site of Dmanisi, to photograph the 1.8 million year old superb skulls of Zezva and Mzia, you will head to the Aragatsotn Province where all your skills will be tested as you aim your lens at dramatic vistas. The medieval fortress of Amberd built on the slope of Mount Aragats is the "fortress in the clouds" and is a landscape photographers dream. And finally you end your journey in the modern capital of Yerevan where you can watch people and hone your skills of being able to take pictures under diverse conditions, light and dark, modern and rustic.
Silk Road Treasure Tours specializes in custom private and group tours to the Central Asia "Stan" countries and the fascinating destinations of the Silk Road which have inspired visitor's imaginations for centuries. The Founder and President of Silk Road Treasure Tours Zulya Rajabova is a native of Uzbekistan. Conde Nast Traveller Magazine gave Zulya "Top Travel Specialist Award"for Central Asia in 2013 for the second year in a row. She personally provides expert advice to craft her acclaimed authentic and unforgettable journeys to places like Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
Contact Zulya Rajabova or call now (908) 719-7676