Learn & Explore the Dominican Republic

WHETHER YOU JUST GOT YOUR FIRST CAMERA AND WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT OR

YOU ARE AN ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER AND WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST BANFF & AREA LOCATIONS, WE GOT YOU COVERED!

ASSUMPTION OF RISK:

VG Photography Tours Ltd., its principals, tour guides and leaders assume no liability for personal injury or damage or loss to equipment or possessions. A ‘Waiver Release and Assumption of Risk’ must be completed in order to participate.

We want this tour to be not just fun, but also a learning experience. We want to help you become an even better photographer! There will be plenty of opportunity (if you wish it) for one-on-one time with Barry, our Professional Photography Instructor. Barry has over 35 years experience teaching photography skills at a college level; Scenic, Wildlife, Landscape, Action and Macro/Close-up. His vast knowledge of nature and natural history can be put to good use helping you identify what you’re seeing and photographing.

While you don’t need a graduate degree in art to take a photography trip, it is a good idea to have a good quality camera and a basic knowledge of how to use it before you depart. Once you know the basics, the world and all the beautiful things in it are yours to immortalize!

Amateur photographers paradise.  If you have a camera, a passion for taking photos that will capture the magic you see in real life, and a sense of adventure.  This once in a lifetime trip to learn and explore the Dominican Republic is for you.

Relaxing days spent in the beautiful destination of the Dominican Republic.  Surrounded by majestic blue oceans, famous white sand beaches, and beautiful resorts.  Imagine scuba diving in the warm tropical water viewing coral reefs, caves, and many possible shipwrecks surrounding the island.  Imagine walking cobblestone roads as you capture the essence of the locals while you are transported through history.  

 

Get to know the Locals/Learn about the History and travel to Hidden locations in this 2 Day Travel Photography Workshop

with local Dominican/Canadian photographers, Charlene and Rafael

Learn & Explore the Dominican Republic

Amateur photographers paradise.  If you have a camera, a passion for taking photos that will capture the magic you see in real life, and a sense of adventure.  This once in a lifetime trip to learn and explore the Dominican Republic is for you.

Relaxing days spent in the beautiful destination of the Dominican Republic.  Surrounded by majestic blue oceans, famous white sand beaches, and beautiful resorts.  Imagine scuba diving in the warm tropical water viewing coral reefs, caves, and many possible shipwrecks surrounding the island.  Imagine walking cobblestone roads as you capture the essence of the locals while you are transported through history.  

In the end, photography for me is just an excuse to get to know the world.” 

—Graciela Iturbide

    Longer Description

    Enjoy 7 days in the Dominican Republic as you stay at the gorgeous Hilton La Romana All-Inclusive Family Resort. Be greeted with a welcome reception on the first evening of your journey to socialize with the other members of your intimate group. Surrounded by a lush tropical forest and nestled on a white sand beach for your enjoyment.  This family resort offers a new waterpark for people of all ages to enjoy. 

     Join seasoned local professional photographers Rafael and Charlene Codio as they take you on an intimate 2-day photographic journey of the Dominican Republic complete with a private chauffeur.  Where you will learn how to use your camera, how to photograph people and landscapes, lighting and exposure, and composition of a good photo. This tour includes the cities of Santo Domingo and Altos de Chavon in La Romana. 

     Santo Domingo offers the oldest cathedral in the Americas.  Build between 1512 and 1540.  This city is also the oldest European settlement in the Americas.  Altos de Chavon is a village unlike any other.  It is a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village.   Every detail of this breathtaking city was handcrafted by local artisans.  Imagine walking along through the quaint village as you capture local artists creating masterpieces.

    Imagine meeting real local people, touring as they let you see the world through their eyes.  Sitting on a beach learning how to photograph the natural beauty that surrounds you.  Being surrounded by a picturesque orange sky and crystal blue waters while clouds float aimlessly while you enjoy a beautiful evening Catamaran sunset cruise that allows you to view the country as no one else. 

     If you have a camera, a passion for learning how to take pictures that will capture the magic you see in real life, and a sense of adventure.  No more hoping that you will get amazing photos of your dream vacation. This once in a lifetime trip to learn and explore in the Dominican Republic is for you.

    Your Tour Includes:

    • Round trip airfare from Calgary to Punta Cana (additional airports available) 

    • Round trip transfers from PUJ to the Hotel

    • 7 nights at the Hilton La Romana Family resort Garden room (upgrades avaialbe for a fee)

    • All food & drinks as part of the all-inclusive package while on the resort

    • Transfer for both  photo tours

    • Transfer for both  photo tours

    • Transfer for both  photo tours

    • 2 -1 day photo tours

    • Catamaran Sunset Cruise

    • Welcome party

    About Your Photographers

    Rafael and Charlene Codio have been photographing people professionally for 12 years.  Rafael’s passion for photography started while studying graphic design which turned into photography and opening up his own business. Charlene’s passion for photography started while on one of her many Humanitarian aid trips she started 15 years ago.  After meeting Rafael, the two of them together because a team in life and business.  Charlene and Rafael have both studied photography over the years in New York, Las Vegas, and Vancouver to name a few places where they have completed workshops and many hours of training in photography and business development.  They both speak Spanish fluently and have been living and raising their 4 children between Calgary, Alberta and the Dominican Republic.  Specializing in many realms of photography together with their love of life and photos, makes these two the best ________________ I don’t know what to say to finish it off.  

    About Your Photographers

    Rafael and Charlene Codio have been photographing people professionally for 12 years.  Rafael’s passion for photography started while studying graphic design which turned into photography and opening up his own business. Charlene’s passion for photography started while on one of her many Humanitarian aid trips she started 15 years ago.  After meeting Rafael, the two of them together because a team in life and business.  Charlene and Rafael have both studied photography over the years in New York, Las Vegas, and Vancouver to name a few places where they have completed workshops and many hours of training in photography and business development.  They both speak Spanish fluently and have been living and raising their 4 children between Calgary, Alberta and the Dominican Republic.  Specializing in many realms of photography together with their love of life and photos, makes these two the best ________________ I don’t know what to say to finish it off.  

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