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ARGENTINA

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN BUENOS AIRES IN ARGENTINA

Study photography in Buenos Aires with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs.

Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history - and regular opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera!

Buenos Aires is a photographer's dream! Many neighbourhoods have their own unique flair, such as the brightly painted houses of La Boca or beautiful Belgrano.

You can also combine your Photography placement with a Spanish Course

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SUMMARY FACTFILE
Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration From 1 week to 4 weeks, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm!)
Price Full Price List
What's included Arranging your program,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance
Accommodation

Food (excluding lunch)
Course fees and some materials
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support.
Certificate of Completion
What's not included Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in learning photography or gaining a new skill for their CV or Résumé, or expanding their leaerning for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad or who has only a short time available for the placement.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

  • An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Latin America.

  • New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.

  • An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market

  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

COURSE CONTENT:

Your well known and experienced private teacher has studied extensively in New York and Argentina, and has been teaching photography for many years. Courses start from 1 week to 4 weeks and consist of 6 hours per week (three two hour lessons) - they will be individually tailored to your level of expertise. 

You will have some lessons on location throughout Buenos Aires (in Museums, at private exhibitions, the botanical gardens, etc.) so this is a great opportunity to explore this incredible city whilst learning to take better photos.

You'll also be given assignments and will need to investigate the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given.

Students of any age can participate - all you need to display is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. Your teacher is fluent in English as well as Spanish, so lessons can be held in whichever language you would prefer. L

essons don't have set start and finish dates so are very flexible. You can also take a 2-week or 4-week beginner course back to back if you would like, as the concepts learnt will become more complex. Private lessons are great if you are a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace. This is also a great option if you want to combine Photography lessons with another program, such as Teaching or Spanish lessons. If you do want to combine lessons, please contact us for details. 

BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE:
This course aims to teach the principal technical aspects of photography and at the same time to introduce the narrative concept of a group of images. The objective is to show photography mainly as a tool of expressing yourself, allowing the photographer to conceive and tell stories through images. The student will be encouraged to experiment, investigate and follow his/her instinct in order to create his/her own images and identify the relation between images and concepts.

In regards to the technique, the objective is to learn and dominate the student’s own camera (analogical or digital), understanding its virtues and defects to obtain the wanted results. The course covers the basic operation of the reflex or compact cameras (35 mm) and includes;

  • Diaphragm. Field depth. Distinguished focuses. Shutter speed (movement registers. Frozen image)

  • Light measure, exposition. Diaphragm-Speed relation

  • Lenses. Different uses and applications. Field depth. Lighting.

  • Different kind of films, sensitivity. Grain-sensitivity relation

Theory lessons are orientated to analyze and edit the work done in the atelier. Exhibit of international and local artists’ work is shown to provide practical background of what is said and a historical revision of photography. Students are free to work in any camera format (reflex or compact; analogical or digital)

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE:
Developing a personal vision as a photographer is both challenging and rewarding. By reviewing other photographers work, completing class assignments, and participating in critiques, the student will be encouraged to expand his/her understanding of photography. Discussions and critiques will focus on finding the best means for communicating a set of ideas photographically developing his/her powers of observation and photographic techniques.

The contact sheet or small print will form a structure for seeing by mapping the evolution of perception through the course. Although the primary concern will be thematic and aesthetic, the course will cover technical weaknesses such as film choice, exposure, flash versus available light, camera placement, camera/subject motion, use of space, frame edges, selective focus, etc.

Slide shows and/or book reviews will provide an overview of the history of photography as well as references for further exploration.

NOTES:

  • Students are free to work in any camera format

  • Discussions will also focus on editing, sequencing, and presentation.

  • You need to see your photographs not as a collection of many pictures, but as a body of work.

  • Prerequisite: Principles of Black-and-White and Color Photography, or portfolio review (15 pictures on a cd)

If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement, you can combine your photography course with another placement such as Spanish or teaching. Your schedule for the courses given above will allow time for studying and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina culture.


Photo by volunteer Emily Little

Got any questions? Please email us:
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HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION:
You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. It has a socialble atmosphere and you'll be made to feel welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

FOOD:
You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family.

Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you stay in a host family you will be given contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that you won't miss out on any socialising!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires 

Hostel Accommodation in Buenos Aires 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Got any questions? Please email us: info@travelersworldwide.org

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. 

  Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity! 

    

OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

While on your placements, you can also book some Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

Spanish LanguageCourses in Argentina
Spanish Lessons and Courses
Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish. Gain a skill and enjoy your placement even more!
Tango Courses in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tango and Salsa Dance Classes
Learn to dance the flamboyant South American way. A very good way to immerse yourself into the  culture.

Photography Lessons in BA
Study photography in colourful Buenos Aires. Lessons will be tailored to your  individual needs,
 

LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:

The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night.

  • This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it.
  • BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.
  • Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity.
  • Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare!
  • Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

TRAVEL:
To read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country, please click here.

Support & Backup: To read about the excellent Support & Backup we provide before you leave and during your program, please click here..


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