Join Travel Photographer of the Year Award winner Lorne Resnick as he guides you in creating compelling and unique images. This limited selection of digital photography workshops will provide you with an exceptional learning experience in some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Whether you are looking for a travel photography workshop or one on shooting landscapes, nature or people, Lorne can guide you.
Lorne’s teaching is based on the belief that you can define almost every image into one of two categories: Lyrical vs. literal (or interpretation vs. documentation). It's the difference between “I was there and saw this” and “I was there and felt this.” Lorne has developed a specific structured system to produce emotionally impactful images. This system is geared towards communicating emotion from any subject and is not based on right or wrong “rules." Lorne’s 8-step system is framed not in terms of learning (or breaking) rules, but in terms of using available elements and skills to powerfully convey emotion to the viewer. Lorne will show you how to create and craft each image to generate maximum impact that ultimately leads to being able to create images with your own personal unique vision and voice.
Resnick’s workshops are geared toward every participant level. Whether you're a novice or pro, Lorne will not only have you generating more powerful images, but will also give you the structure and understanding to enable you to continue refining your skills once the workshop is over. The theme of each workshop is to have you creating images with a greater sense of purpose, in essence, finding and refining your true vision. He will look at how you approach your image making and what the basic elements of a successful image are. Also touched on will be other vital aspects of photography, including correct digital exposure, workflow, processing digital images, manipulating images, what photographic equipment to buy, backing up your work, etc.
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In looking back at the workshop (my fourth photography workshop), I can honestly say that it was by far the best. Most often workshop leaders do one or two group review sessions without giving any information on processing. While these sessions can be good learning experiences, they are nothing like your one-on-ones where you worked on images, showing us how to improve them from conception to the finished product. I felt that you were present and involved with us every minute of the day; your photography and processing instructions were personal and extremely helpful, your down to the minute itinerary kept us going at a comfortable pace.
I found the one-on-one sessions extraordinarily helpful as you pointed out how to make my images better, and when I attended the one-on-ones with other class members, the information you passed on to me personally was reinforced by your instruction to others. This really worked well for me. I also appreciate your attention to every detail making our trip run smoothly, and your filling the days with interesting and exciting things to do.
Laurel - New York, NY
I have taken several multi-day photography workshops and by far, I have enjoyed yours the most. I appreciate your style, talents and managerial skills in leading a workshop and as importantly, your gift of working with participants to foster a photographic vision and skill set that are unique to the individual.
The Cuba experience - now what I fondly call "My Cuba" was perhaps the most powerful experience in my life and truly transformationalI returned a changed person. For me, it was so much more than a photography workshop in Cuba--while it was hard to rank favorites, the rooftop night with those people touched my soul and heart deeply. I will forever remember our farewell hugs and how we didn't need a language, just cameras to connect with one another so deeply and with such abandon.
Lorne--You did an absolutely amazing job of planning the itinerary, so that each day built on the previous. By the time we got to day 7, and still had 3 to go, I wondered, wow, now what could top this day? And, just the workshop or just the Cuba travel experience would have been superb. But you brought the two together in such a powerfully dynamic way--so much so that it will be difficult to "settle" for a regular photography workshop from here on out.
Two aspects standout to me:
First, your expert planning and offering us experiences which no other tour guide or photography workshop leader (IMHO) could provide made it so very special. The Afro-Cuban rooftop night was so special, so beautiful to see our group and their group come together. I couldn't believe the edge of stage seating that you arranged for the Tropicana (wowie zowie)--fantastic!! Sven’s dinner party and his Cuban family (remarkable), your Cuban family (incredibly gracious and hospitable), to name a few. Connecting with the locals, that’s where the magic happens! And then your choice of diningperfect! And the mystery and suspense of what each day and night heldthat made it even more special (you are brilliant!! and so clever!). For example, the Fidel marble staircase amid the central district--that was amazing in itself. You outdid yourself with the fitting final night surprise.
Secondly, for me what made the experience so so powerful were the peopleour workshop group; you and your marvelous team and the exuberant, kind, gracious, talented and fascinating people that we met and were so fortunate to spend time with. Our workshop group was amazingsuch instant chemistry, and it was like every person had a role and purpose--it would not have been the same with one fewer or one more person in the group. Everyone was so generous in supporting, encouraging and lifting each other up. It was such a gift to watch people blossom and grow as people and as photographers by the end of the workshop.
I really liked the flow of the workshop from beginning to end and also from one day to the next. The sequencing is as important as the content and events of the workshop--not many workshop directors understand that. Your travel experience planning and organizational skills are superb. You have such a spot-on feel for the type of events and experiences that photographers would enjoy (plus the all-important photography details like arranging for front-row Tropicana seating). The sequencing turned what would have been a satisfying experience into a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary workshop and experience. Also the mix of each day and including some photo instruction and critique time was great. And what I liked the most was having a lot of flexibility--we could choose to tag along and take part in the planned activities or do our own thing.
Many, many thanks to you for "My Cuba" and all the best.
Peggy - Indianapolis, IN
Lorne Resnick is a travel photography leader extraordinaire. I consider my Cuban expedition with him one of my lifetime mountain-top experiences. He leaves no stone unturned in assuring that his clients improve their photographic abilities, that they see Cuba in depth and obtain a deeper understanding of the country and its people, and that they have lots of fun while doing these things. The rooftop party, the convertibles, stage-side at the Tropicana, and so much more! The setting for our farewell dinner was superb. I highly recommend photographic travel with Lorne; it is absolutely worth every minute and dollar spent!
Janice Calhoun, GA
You succeeded in your goals for the trip! I had plenty of opportunities to create great images, learned photographically and had fun. Cuba was an absolute delight, thanks to your thoughtful and insightful itinerary. I am officially out of my photographic rut. You are an inspiration. I find you to be a great leader and I thoroughly enjoyed your Cuba! Thanks Lorne, for all that you did, to make my adventure grand!
Gaile, Houston, TX
I've been impressed with the amount of organization you put into the preparation, the trip and the aftermath. I have never been a "tour" person and typically like to travel with only a few people at most but I can't imagine having visited Cuba for the first time any other way. You really have the place dialed in - I am glad I took the chance and made the trip. I wish there was more to say that I would change but the trip was fantastic. Everything from the food to the day trip to the rooftop you set up.
I have traveled extensively around the globe and this was one of the most amazing cultural experiences I have had. I think you did a great job setting us up for that interaction. I also picked up a fair amount of insight into some of your photography tricks and shortcuts along the way which is helpful for me (unfortunately I have a bad memory to remember these, but fortunately a lot of info is packed into the notes you handed out). Thanks again for a great trip!!
Sam, Santa Monica CA