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Michelle photography by Joaquin Alcarcon

Michelle Chaplow

Emma Photography by Michelle Chaplow

Emma Holland on Location

Ian Photography by Emma Holland

Ian Wood in action on the January Workshop

Julia Benz working hard on the April Workshop

Julia Benz working hard on the April Workshop

Lindsay Bailey capturing the colours of Andalucia in April

Lindsay Bailey capturing the colours of Andalucia in April

What Students say after completing a workshop in Andalucia with Michelle Chaplow

“I loved Michelle’s workshop. It was a great opportunity to develop my photography skills with a good group of people in a stunning part of Andalucia and I’ve since had my first travel commission!” – Ian Wood, Actor and photojournalist. London U.K.

“Thanks for an excellent and productive workshop. I had a chance to review and sort my images during my return flight to the US and I’m delighted with my results. I’d recommend this workshop to those interested in Spain and travel photography in general. Andalucia offers beautiful landscapes, gorgeous architecture, friendly people and endless photo opportunities. And the Semana Santa week of festivities and processions is extraordinary. Michelle’s local knowledge enabled us to cover a lot of ground and to be in the right places at the right times. I can’t wait to return.” – Ronald Cooper, Management Consultant. Denver, USA.

“I would like to say thank you and your assitanant Joaquin and let you know how much I enjoyed the course. We had a great group of people and we saw and shared some wonderful places and scenes. I feel I learnt a lot and I’m so pleased that you think I have a good eye for composition, it gives me the confidence to continue with photography and take it further”. – Emma Holland, TV Graphics operator. Casares, Spain.

“Michelle is a born teacher” – Sylvie Florendo, Spanish Professor. Eugene Oregon, USA.

“You are going to love your workshop with Michelle. Whether you want to focus on composition skills, learn about your new DSLR, discover great locations to shoot in southern Spain, candid portraits, landscape, or studio lighting with a flamenco dancer—Michelle will take you to the next level in your pursuit of photographic excellence. Michelle is a pro who is competent in many genre’s of photography (a rare accomplished feat in itself) but also an enthusiastic teacher who can communicate at whatever level you, the student will need. If you want to improve your pictures, get a taste of Spanish culture and enjoy the sights and people of Andalucia then book your workshop with Michelle Chaplow—you won’t regret it, I haven’t—twice.” – David Currie, Counselor, Iraq.

“Michelle’s ongoing photographic passion was 24/7. It could not be a more contrasting experience to the mañana stereotype around Spain. We came back from our week for a well-earned rest. I feel inspired and proud to have produced the work that I did, thanks to Michelle’s guidance and encouragement.” – Julie Benz, Business owner, UK

“I have just finished what has been a truly fantastic week with Michelle at a time of year when Andalucia is at its best. Not only have we photographed Spanish culture at its most passionate, we have also eaten some delicious Spanish cuisine and stayed in some delightful traditional Andalucian towns over the week. Every day brought a different experience. Michelle introduced us to so many elements of photography, from street to studio, from white villages to olive groves, portraits to landscapes, from food composition to contemporary. There is no better way to learn something than by being thrown in at the deep end and, from the word go, we were right in amongst the Semana Santa processions in Malaga. Michelle is relaxed and encouraging in her approach, and totally fascinating to listen to and to watch when she is at work. It never failed to amaze me how she would get us into the best positions at any given time, regardless of the crowds of locals, or how out of our comfort zones we were. I have always enjoyed photography, but after a week with Michelle and her endless smiling enthusiasm for her work in this field, I am hooked. I am looking forward to the next course. – Lindsay Bailey, Personal Assistant, UK