Intrepid Exposures is proud to announce the first ever Lumix G adventure in partnership with Panasonic Lumix. Join Polish National Geographic photographer Mikolaj Nowacki on this 5-day intensive photography workshop on the historic island of Malta. Aimed at photographers of all levels, this workshop has been designed from the ground up to push you creatively, inspire you and allow you to take your image making skills to the next level.
Through a daily program of shooting, image reviews, group critiques and mentoring, Mikolaj will challenge you to develop your creative vision. The masterclass is structured to allow you the flexibility to work on creating your own photographic story, regardless of subject matter. Each participant will be challenged to creating a visual story during their time in Malta and will be guided through the process with input from Mikolaj and his experience of shooting editorial documentary work for publications such as Nat Geo Poland, Le Monde and Der Spiegel.
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Alongside the opportunity to push yourself creatively, there will also be the opportunity for you to use the latest Panasonic Lumix G cameras and lenses. All participants will have a loan camera and lens set, provided by Panasonic, available to use for the duration of the workshop. This will give you the best possible chance to see why photographers such as Mikolaj believe that the Panasonic Lumix system is an excellent choice for documentary, street and travel photography.
- Learn how to create compelling photo stories with guidance from Polish National Geographic photographer Mikolaj Nowacki
- Spend time photographing the historic island of Malta and the annual Freedom Day celebrations
- Immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the beauty and traditions of Malta
- Try out the latest Panasonic Lumix G Micro FourThirds cameras and lenses in the field
Explore Malta Through Images
Day 1 - Arrival
Merħba and welcome to Malta. After your arrival we will all meet for a welcome session where each participant will present a small selection of their favourite work. Mikolaj will also present his own work and work that inspires him. This session will be a good opportunity for all participants to discuss each others work and for Mikolaj to give each participant some pointers to focus on during the next few days. After the welcome session, we head for a group dinner and drinks.
Day 2 - Shooting
The second day is all about creative experimentation. We will head out early morning to shoot during the best light of the day. Each participant will have the opportunity to focus on a story of their choice.
There will be a break for lunch with chance to go over the morning shoot before we head back out again to capture the activity through to sunset. At the end of the day there will be a group editing session, were each participant can talk through their work from the day.
Day 3 - Freedom Day
Day three is the key day of the workshop. Freedom Day is an annual festival in Malta celebrated with processions, a regatta and parties. We will shoot from dawn to dusk and beyond, capturing the mood and atmosphere of the celebrations. This is going to be the most intense day photographically with lots of opportunities to refine your image making skills.
Day 4 - Review and Edit
The final day is split between shooting and editing. There will be an opportunity to spend the morning shooting any final images for your short story. The afternoon and evening will be spent in small groups, editing the work from the last few days. There will then be a presentation session where each participant can present their final work to the group. Each participant will receive feedback from Mikolaj and the group as a whole. The aim of this session is to focus on the importance of editing and the image sequence for presenting a coherent story. Once the session is over, we will head out for a farewell meal and drinks as a group.
Day 5 - Departure
Bon voyage! After a farewell breakfast it will be time to head home to the airport. Hopefully with a new found creativity and inspiration to create a powerful and meaningful body of work.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I bring a non-photographer with me?
Of course! If your partner in crime wants to join our adventure they’re more than welcome. All our tours are designed to immerse you fully into the culture of the destinations that we visit. We think even non-photographers would find this pretty fascinating. The only caveat we have is that this is first and foremost a photography adventure and any accompanying non-photographers would be required to stay with us at all times throughout the tour.
- Do I need travel insurance and visas?
Yes. It is a mandatory requirement on all of our tours that each participant has their own travel insurance policy. We highly recommend a travel insurance policy that not only covers medical expenses and repatriation but also covers your personal belongings and liability. For more information on travel insurance and our suggested providers please visit our travel services section.
Also, as a traveller with Intrepid Exposures, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visas and travel documents. Despite the fact we can’t sell you visas directly, we work with a number of partners who can find you the best solution to match your needs. If you need help arranging visas for any of our tours, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
- Can you cater for my dietary requirements?
We will try our very best to cater to any dietary needs, that being said we cannot always guarantee it due to the remoteness of some of the places we stay. We will notify you if this is the case and work with you to come up with a fair solution. As long as you notify us of any requirements or allergies when booking your trip we will do our best to accommodate any needs you have.
- Can I pay for the trip in one payment?
Yes, of course! Unfortunately our website doesn't offer this functionality yet. If you wish to pay the deposit and then the remainder in one instalment you can do so using the website. If you would instead like to pay for the trip in its entirety in one payment, please contact us directly and we can advise you on the best way to do this.
- Do you have a cancellation policy?
Cancelations and any changes you want to make to your tour can be found in our booking conditions here.
To put it simply, if you wish to cancel more than nine months prior to the date of departure we will refund any money paid (excluding the non-refundable deposit).
Cancellation under 6 months prior to the date of departure, will be liable to a refund of 75% of any money paid (excluding the non-refundable deposit).
Cancellation under 3 months prior to the date of departure, will be liable to a refund of 50% of any money paid (excluding the non-refundable deposit).
In the case of cancellation within 30 days prior to the date of departure, we withhold the right to refuse a refund for any money paid.
- Do you offer trip extensions?
We do, but on a trip by trip basis. Some tours naturally lend themselves to extensions, others not so much. Please consult the individual tour pages for more details on the extensions offered. If you would like to create your own personal tour extension, please contact us directly for assistance in doing so.
- Will my tour be guaranteed?
We do everything in our power to make sure out tours run smoothly, that being said there’s certain things we can’t control. Natural disaster or conflicts in the areas we travel may mean that we have to rearrange our plans and itineraries. However, we will keep a close eye on developments in the areas we travel and notify you if there are any issues or doubts.
- Is my money protected?
In a word, Yes. All our tours are covered by Protected Travel Insurance (PTS). This means that your money goes into a protected bank account and can’t be accessed by us until you get back from your trip, so should anything happen your money is 100% protected. Find out more
Dates: 29 Mar - 02 Apr 2018
Start Location: Valetta
Maximum Participants: 12
Total Cost: £TBC
Transport: Public Transport / Taxis
Food and Drink: Included
Payment Schedule: 3 Installments
What Should You ExpectThis masterclass is designed to be intensive and challenging both photographically and creatively. There will be early mornings and late nights as we shoot during the golden hours. Despite being creatively challenging, this workshop will be filled with photographic opportunities, great food and lots of enjoyment. Accommodation will be in a comfortable, mid-range hotel in a good location. giving us lots of opportunities to explore the island over the course of the four days.
Each participant will be provided with a private double or twin room, unlimited travel card and three meals per day as per our all-inclusive promise.
Mikolaj NowackiMikolaj Nowacki is a Polish photojournalist whose work has been published in prestigious publications such as National Geographic, New York Times, Le Monde and Burn Magazine
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Jacob JamesTravel and cultural documentary photographer Jacob James has a passion for immersing himself in new cultures and experiences. His work revolves around capturing the human side of life for people right across the globe, whether that’s the nuances in different cultures that make us all unique, or the simple, instinctual emotions that deep down we all have in common.
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