Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures has been around since the early 80s, and no wonder. Their tag line is, “Seek your own vision, and create great photos!” Photography, they say, is not a herd activity. They firmly believe that if you are having fun, you will take chances in a safe setting and discover new possibilities. After all, you are amongst friends, as their BCPA family is very strong and very supportive.
While they don’t tell you what to photograph, they take you to great locales and pride themselves on giving you the tools you need to make great photos and to continue to grow as a photographer when you leave them at the end of a workshop. And always, they stress aesthetics over techno-babble.
A maximum 6:1, student-instructor ratio ensures lots of individual attention, help, and critiques in both the classroom and field. Many consider the daily BCPA critique sessions the most valuable part of their workshops.
Unless you are on the loo or in bed, or you have disappeared to make that can’t-miss shot, they are with you and your fellow enthusiasts the whole workshop.
One of the fun things for them is watching the friendships grow that last way beyond the initial time together. In fact, many of their alumni travel together long after the workshop is over and arrange to meet up in future workshops or get-togethers.
They also hold a well-attended Alumni Reunion every year with people coming from all across the country. Some have attended workshops together; others may only know each other through Facebook or Instagram and finally get to put a live face to those connections.
So, please join Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures and follow the lead of hundreds of photographers who have come and keep returning for tune-ups and/or getting that needed push so they can move on to the next level in their photographic journey.
Remaining 2019 workshops: Many Faces of Charleston; Paris, City of Light; Barging in Champagne Country; Taormina, Jewel of Sicily; Summertime on the Maine Coast; Palouse, Echoes of Tuscany; Along the Oregon Coast; Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta & Santa Fé; Key West’s Fantasy Fest; Autumn on the Outer Banks; and Venice in the Fall.
For 2020, the following workshops are on the schedule: Belize, Land of the Maya; New Orleans, The BIG Easy; Strangeness of the Salton Sea; Joshua Tree National Park; and Exploring Portugal. Stay tuned as the calendar and support information get updated.
Go to www.BCphotoadventures.com to learn more about Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures, check out their alumni comments, or call 919-643-3036 before 9 pm ET. For their schedule of upcoming workshop, go directly to www.BCphotoadventures.com/calendar.