Uzbekistan Photography Workshop

Uzbekistan’s Silk Route: Crossroads of the ancient world

A photography workshop in Uzbekistan May 10 – 30, 2019

Produced by Barbara Nelson Photography

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson Photography
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

Editor’s Note: Barbara Nelson (PWP, ASMP, WICI ) is a photographer, journalist & event producer for visual arts. Her highly-regarded photography workshop in Uzbekistan in Central Asia offers participants the opportunity to learn and practice techniques for capturing the most compelling images while becoming immersed in the culture and history of the country. Barbara’s workshops are very personalized experiences that reflect her close relationships with the local people, in-depth knowledge of villages and key sites, and engagement of the best expert guides.

STEP BACK IN TIME

By Barbara Nelson

Imagine yourself traveling by caravan for many weeks along Uzbekistan’s Silk Route. Suddenly in the distance the sun strikes the vivid blue dome of Samarkand’s Kok Gumbaz mosque.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson Photography
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

In our photography workshop in Uzbekistan, you will experience sights and sounds evoking an earlier time, meet local people who remain connected to their history, and catch the mystery of place and people in this centuries old region of Central Asia.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson Photography
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

The workshop will start and end in Tashkent and will include the beautiful Ferghana Valley (just added to the workshop this year). Based in five locations along the Silk Route, we will make side trips and excursions from most locations to discover the local cultures and generally participate in everyday life.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson Photography
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

We will photograph in the historic cities along the Silk Route and in private visits to small villages resonating the centuries of culture, tradition, beauty and welcoming people.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

Local English-speaking experts versed in the history and culture of their country will inform and guide us to world-famous mosques, madrasis, monuments and sites from the Ottoman Empire and medieval times. We will also visit markets meeting local people and observing craftspeople at work. We will learn the secrets of the old towns and discover the best locations for the most compelling photography.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson Photography
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

We photograph daily and some evenings for low light shooting. You will learn new techniques and practice known skills as we explore different environments throughout the workshop.  The days will be organized to allow for importing images for regular reviews and critiques, individually and in the group.

Uzbekistan -- Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson
Uzbekistan — Photo courtesy of Barbara Nelson

LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE 

FEE: $4865/person.  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +$685. 50% deposit required with reservation.  Balance due April 1, 2019.

Includes hotels, breakfast, transportation within Uzbekistan related to the workshop, expert guide traveling with group, entrance fees to scheduled monuments, and Uzbekistan Visa support help .

Reservations and questions: Email Barbara Nelson 
bnelson2@earthlink.net

For more information: Uzbekistan Photography Workshop

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