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Aztec Cultural Photography Workshop provided by JP Stones Photography Workshops

Aztec Cultural Photography Workshop

Aztec Cultural Photography Workshop
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$850.00
per adult
About
1. Over 3 hours of dedicated private photoshoot time with an Aztec Conchero in full ceremonial dress. 2. All photoshoots happen in gorgeous pre-scouted locations. From lush jungle to secluded black sand beaches. 3. There are never more than 3 people on these 1 day workshops. So you can improve your photography, lighting and posing skills with dedicated tuition from JP Stones 4. Full outdoor photography kit: strobe lights, softboxes and smoke machine! Everything you need to create truly magical photos! 5. Experience a side of Mexican culture most tourists never see.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • All my workshops are structured around dedicated tuition. With max workshop sizes of 3 people, you are not in a large group. This is a tremendous customized learning opportunity. Depending on your level of experience, I consider fundamentals such as composition, camera settings or different lighting setups, all specifically geared towards the upcoming photoshoot. We then discuss the potential locations we will be shooting at, as we're blessed with a range of stunning jungle and golden beaches within the local area. At each workshop, we consider which of our pre-scouted locations best fits the weather, models and photographers’ needs. Then it’s time for lunch! After lunch, we head over to our first location to set up our lighting gear and meet the Conchero who will be modeling for us. They will give us a brief but fascinating introduction to their outfit and instruments, which will also help us when asking them to pose. Throughout the process, you will be aided by JP Stones, and his assistant, who will be available to help with lighting and posing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • All my workshops are structured around dedicated tuition. With max workshop sizes of 3 people, you are not in a large group. This is a tremendous customized learning opportunity. Depending on your level of experience, I consider fundamentals such as composition, camera settings or different lighting setups, all specifically geared towards the upcoming photoshoot. We then discuss the potential locations we will be shooting at, as we're blessed with a range of stunning jungle and golden beaches within the local area. At each workshop, we consider which of our pre-scouted locations best fits the weather, models and photographers’ needs. Then it’s time for lunch! After lunch, we head over to our first location to set up our lighting gear and meet the Conchero who will be modeling for us. They will give us a brief but fascinating introduction to their outfit and instruments, which will also help us when asking them to pose. Throughout the process, you will be aided by JP Stones, and his assistant, who will be available to help with lighting and posing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 240353P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lenses, full light kit
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • 63728 Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico We will meet at my photography studio in Sayulita.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lenses, full light kit
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Departure details
  • 63728 Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico We will meet at my photography studio in Sayulita.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Gregory Z
1 contribution
An Amazing Cultural and Technical Experience!
May 2021
I had the honor of joining JP Stones Photography on a photoshoot in Sayulita, MX during my recent trip to Puerto Vallarta. Meeting Juan and experiencing his culture was amazing, being able to record it through photography was one of the best experiences of my life. If photography and culture interests you, I highly recommend signing up for one of his workshops. It will not disappoint!
Written June 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy M
Albany, NY4 contributions
Exceptional Experience
Mar 2021
I booked a workshop with JP as a surprise birthday gift. JP was in constant communication with me as matters developed and was exceptionally organized. The recipient thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned a great deal. JP, his model, and the entire team worked well together to create an outstanding adventure. JP provides a unique experience rich in culture as well as content. I highly recommend JP and his team for a most memorable day, and some of the best photographs you will most likely shoot.
Written March 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

duncanpersons
Boston, MA3 contributions
A unique, authentic experience designed for all photography learners
Mar 2021
My mother gifted this experience to me as an early birthday present, and I had no idea what to expect.

We arrived in beautiful Sayulita at his office, went over lighting principles and techniques, the importance of lighting, and how it contributes to the story you're telling. I have only worked with outdoor ambient lighting, so this was a great introduction to something I haven't worked a lot with.

We then moved to the jungle, where our model, Juan, would be photographed for the day in his Mexica (may-shee-kah) regalia. Juan is a fantastic model to work with, and takes direction very well. We took shots underneath a massive tree in the jungle, and eventually made our way out onto the beach, where there were giant rocks to climb upon and little ponds of still water that we could use for reflection shots.

Working with JP one-on-one was an absolute pleasure. He is knowledgeable about photography composition, an extraordinaire at dramatic lighting, and knows how to adapt to different learning styles. We started with training wheels, and by the end of the session, JP gave me full creative control to create the photographs I wanted to see.

I never thought I would have the opportunity to photograph a direct descendant of the Mexica tribe. This was an incredible experience and I highly recommend this to anyone who is willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone, is willing to learn, and wants to improve their photography skills.
Written March 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Duncan. Was a real pleasure working with you!
Written March 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ron
Lancaster, CA1 contribution
JP and his staff provided an awesome experience!
Dec 2019
I am an amateur photographer and have to admit I was afraid I was in a little over my head. I had zero experience shooting portrait style photographs, much less shooting at a jungle location with a full crew and model. The photo shoot was a Christmas present from my wife. When it over, I realized I had just enjoyed the best day I’ve ever had as a photographer.

JP was excellent from the very beginning. He corresponded often by phone and email to make sure no detail was left to chance. Once I arrived at his house, he immediately set me at ease and we got to work. We went over the lighting equipment, accessory equipment, and did test shots so I wouldn’t be doing it all for the first time in the jungle. We talked theory, creativity, and technical aspects not only about our upcoming shoot, but about many photo shoot possibilities. Then it was off for a wonderland lunch and more bright and useful conversation about photography.

By the time we hit the pre-scouted locations in the jungle and on the beach I was more than ready and very excited. JP, Dan, and Jaun, the model, we a dream to work with. I laughed, sweated, learned, but most of all had a fantastic time. Juan was very easy to work with. He is very experienced yet listened to my ideas and let me get as creative as I wanted. JP was there every step of the way, letting me learn and experiment while filling in my experience gaps with lots of helpful tips and ideas.

I would recommend this once in a lifetime creative experience for any photographer. JP provides a stress free, fun, informative, and creative workshop. I plan on returning to build on what I learned. JP is an amazing professional photographer, a great instructor, and a very trustworthy and fun guy to do business with.

A few things about the trip. We took a taxi from Puerto Vallarta to and from Sayulita. The trip was 1.5 hours there and 2 hours back. It was 850 pesos (about 45 dollars) each way. JP did offer to set up transportation both ways, and did help get my taxi back to Puerto Vallarta which was a huge help.
Written December 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow! Thanks so much Ron. Really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review.
Written January 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: JP Stones Photography Workshops
RyanCDub
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Highly Recommended -
JP put together an amazing workshop! I had such a blast spending the afternoon with him. He is extremely knowledgea
khataw
khataw
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Amazing workshop with great opportunity to learn outdoor electronic lighting
JP is an increadible teacher who does not believe in just light theory but actually teaches practicle lighting in t
Tim R
Tim R
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I highly recommend the workshop, and can’t wait to do it again!
This was the most amazing three day workshop ! I have done many workshops with Nikon, Sony, Sigma, and some private
Christopher M
Christopher M
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Beyond Expectations!
As an amateur photographer I’ve been searching for an experience to improve my skills. I was very nervous before th
iamflying
iamflying
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Absolutely the highlight of our trip!!!
A year ago, I booked a photography workshop for my husband's birthday but due to a family emergency, was sadly not
Patrick O
Patrick O
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Greatest Indigenous photo session on the planet.
As a professional photographer I am always looking for a concept of exceptional beauty. I contacted JP Stones in Sa
Passport594055
Passport594055
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Must Do!
I’ve lived in Mexico for a while and have always been fascinated by Aztec/Maya culture. This workshop gave me the c
Bob I
Bob I
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Fantastic day.
I did this workshop recently and it was fantastic! I learned a ton, had a great time and went away with some great
Nate S
Nate S
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Fantastic Workshop!!
I’ve owned a SLR camera for years but only ever used it on auto mode. Not any more! I saw these amazing photos on I
fernyf1
fernyf1
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Highlight!
I’m only a hobby photographer, but when I saw this workshop and the opportunity to learn more about lighting and po
azjed
azjed
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Took my photos to a new level
I’ve been shooting for many years but never took a class or workshop until I saw the photos that JP was bringing ou
smd1111
smd1111
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Amazing Workshop
This was by far the best part of my trip to Puerto Vallarta. I was searching for something to do in PV other than l
vanstrander
vanstrander
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Arts and Culture near PV
We had high expectations for this combination photography and cultural experience, and JP and his team exceeded the
A9445GGjim
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What a Great Day
I have been to Puerto Vallarta at least 25 times. Was looking something different to do and saw the workshop on tri
Kobi B
Kobi B
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Amazing Experience
Hands down the BEST part of my trip to Puerto Vallarta. I was already there and looking for something to expand my
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