Photo Workshop with James Anthony, Medellin 2019

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Photo Workshop with James Anthony, Medellin 2019

from 700.00

James Anthony and regional assistants will guide photographers through a week-long exploration of Medellin’s many cultural landscapes using their cameras as passports.  

Details: We’ll use Medellin as a backdrop for cultural and photographic exploration with our host and team leader, photographer James Anthony. Our goal is to provide opportunities throughout the week for our guests to grow their international photo portfolios. SMT will facilitate environmental, editorial, documentary, street, candid, and controlled opportunities for picture-making built into the itinerary.

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What's Included

  • Accommodations for guests based on double occupancy

  • Meals and excursions as listed

  • Airport transfers from Jose Maria Cordova Airport (Medellin) on Jan. 31, 2019 to hotel

  • Transportation for group activities

  • Payment Plan Options:

    • If paid in full before November 18, 2018 - $2,000 flat

    • Or 3 installments of $700, last installment paid by December 31, 2018

    • Full payment due by December 31, 2018

*Note: Deposit of $700 due at time of booking to secure your spot, 40% of which is non-refundable ($280USD)

Details: What's not included:

  • Airfare

  • Meals not listed

  • Transportation during free time

  • Any tips to local guide or local vendors, alcohol, souvenirs, misc. items


Day 0 (JAN 31 2019)

Arrival, welcome drinks

Day 1 (FEB 1 2019)

Comuna 13 - Transformation Tour with Kasa Kolacho

Comuna 13 provides a classic street landscape for up-and-coming photographers to learn more about Medellin’s incredible past and bright future. Environmental portraits, visits with community organizations and leaders, architecture opportunities, and video, are all possible.

½ day tour + lunch

Free time in afternoon and night  

Day 2 (FEB 2 2019)

Santa Elena - Campesinos and the Heart of Medellin

Santa Elena is a small town located just east of Medellin that is destination pueblo for folks seeking cooler weather and is the birthplace of the ornate flower arrangements that are the "cornerstone of the Flower Festival in Medellin," the city's biggest event every August.

Portrait and environmental photo opportunities combined with historical context from the family that founded the flower festival (HERENCIA SILLETERA SANTA ELENA)


*Note: ½ day tour but 45 minutes to and from in van - ending time a bit after lunch

Free late afternoon and evening

Day 3 (FEB 3 2019)

La Minorista - Local market scene

La Minorista is Medellin's local market and provides an inside glimpse of the hustle and bustle of daily life for many farmers, restaurants, and residents of Medellin.

Here we will have the opportunity to photograph inside in the still-life tradition while tasting an array of tropical fruits.

½ day tour + lunch

Free afternoon and evening

Day 4 (FEB 4 2019)

Day trip to Guatape + El Peñol

El Peñol de Guatape is a famous landmark in this region of Colombia. It is located in the town and municipality of Guatapé, famous for its colorful pueblo, outdoor activities, and breathtaking views. This opportunity provides an out-of-city experience for folks to hone in on natural and environmental photography. Images made in this region immediately inspire and and endear folks to Colombia. The pueblo is safe, fun, colorful, and bright. It is a great opportunity for photographers to shoot a traditional pueblo in new ways.

Full day tour - early out, pm arrival to Medellin

Free night

Day 5 (FEB 5 2019)

FREE DAY to explore any parts of Medellin that interest folks. Scarlet Macaw Trips will be on hand to coordinate and serve as concierge for people seeking further city activities or make connections as necessary.

*Optional night out with Scarlet Macaw team

Day 6 (FEB 6 2019)

Farewell! Transfer to airport


$2,100 or $2,000 if paid in full. Details above.

Deposits, installments, and payments accepted via PayPal ( or in full on our website.  

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