I am thrilled to be going back to London and Paris at the end of August!!!

This time I will be going to teach a workshop with two other fantastic instructors:  Keith Lee, the professor at Foothill College who inspired me to leave my desk job and study photography full-time, and award-winning photographer, and soon-to-be my husband, Matt Drown.

Please, join us as we photograph our way through the two cities that gave birth to photography, London and Paris. Both are rich with visual history and the dynamic energy of truly global cities. We will spend nine days in London photographing the city by foot, Tube, and boat. We will visit the world-famous Getty collection and get behind the scenes on private tours at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London, and others. We will explore London’s markets, ethnic neighborhoods, parks, busy streets, and quiet alleys. London is becoming the restaurant mecca of Europe and we have arranged for some special culinary treats and visits as well.

We will then take the train to Paris, to spend five days walking in the footsteps of photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, William Klein, Robert Doisneau, Brassaï, and many others. Like London, we will tour city by foot, metro, and boat. There will be daily walking tours to various points of photographic interest and beauty.  We have arranged for private tours at the Henri Cartier Bresson collection and Le Maison Européenne de la Photographie, two of the premier centers for photographic art in Europe. We will tour the medieval corners, the bridges, the narrow alleys, cafés, markets, gardens, and cemeteries in this incredible city.

This unique workshop has been developed to be quite different than most. We want to combine the best of a travel photography workshop and a photography class. On top of the excursions, visits, and photowalks, we will also conduct regular group meetings and photo critiques so that each participant can work to improve their skills and return home with the best photographs they can take. We want you to return home with more than postcard-quality images.

Workshop Dates: Monday, August 25- Monday, September 8

What is Included:
A small group tour (Maximum 15 participants)
Professional instruction, guidance and regular critiques by three photographers
Lodging in London and Paris
Entrance fees to all activities included in the itinerary
Tube (Oyster) card and Metro card for use on public transportation
Private tours at museums and galleries
Train from London to Paris (one-way)
Breakfasts (except arrival day) plus welcome and farewell meals and at least one extra in each city (to be confirmed in final itinerary)
14 days of photographic fun
What is Not Included: 
Airfare to and from Europe
Transportation from and to the airports in London and Paris
Expenses of a personal nature
Tips for restaurants and local guides
Travel and emergency medical Insurance
Meals outside of what is offered in the itinerary
$3500 (price subject to change based on fluctuations in exchange rates and final excursion confirmations) final price will be confirmed at time of deposit. We are working to keep the price low. If there is a change, we expect it to be lower.
A deposit of $1000 is required to reserve a seat by May 15.
The final payment is due June 30.

Please contact me at neeley@neeleymain.com  (650-315-8812) or Keith Lee at leekeith@fhda.edu (650-949-7145) with any questions and to be added to the participant list. Online registration and a detailed itinerary will be available online by April 18.

A few reviews from previous workshops that I have taught:

“You have been the best photo instructor I have worked with, thank you for your energy time and patience.” -James D.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and was really pleased with the images I was able to capture. Your enthusiasm for street photography was infectious. Thanks so much for all your guidance and suggestions.” -Janet R.

“I learned to look, see and notice everything in that one spot that I would ordinarily have passed right over.” -Cathy Y.

“I want to particularly thank you for being so organized and informative. So often I end up in a workshop or class where the instructor has not given the format and presentation sufficient thought to make it a truly learning experience. Not you. You really did a beautiful job on all counts.” -Tom S.

“You did an outstanding job of being our mentor, cheerleader and more! The best in so many ways! You have a real gift for being a fabulous workshop leader” -Mary J.


Photos below by Neeley Main, Keith Lee and Matt Drown. 

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