Poll: 2013 European workshops

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The second half of 2013 is approaching pretty quickly, and due to popular demand (several of the USA sessions were oversubscribed) it’s now time to start planning the next round of workshops. As promised to/ requested by many…September/ October will bring the Making Outstanding Images workshops to Europe. The question now remains when, and where? The format will remain almost the same: three days, a focus on photographic fundamentals, with a shift towards intensive image analysis and feedback cycles rather than postprocessing. As with my previous workshops, the price of tuition will be between US$1,700 and US$2,200 per person depending on the location and direct travel costs for the three days. Sessions will be capped to a maximum of 8 participants. Due to popular demand, I will also be adding a shorter one-day intensive workshop at US$500 per person for each location, for a maximum of 10 people.

Realistically, from a timing standpoint, I can visit two cities. And of course the best way to find out which two are in demand would be a poll…

Numerous testimonials from previous workshop attendees can be found at the bottom of this page.

Comments

  1. Eric Hoppe says:

    Given the strong cast of competing cities, it is interesting to see Munich hold its position near the top. Should Munich be one of the “winning” cities, please keep in mind that Oktoberfest – perhaps that’s why its polled so well – takes place in September, making organising suitable accommodations during that time next to impossible should the seminar also be scheduled then.

  2. Robert Bakker says:

    One of the most prestigious photofair focusing on new photography takes place in Amsterdam from September 26-29th.

    http://www.unseenamsterdam.com

    Might be nice to organize something around that event if the choice is Amsterdam in that period.
    Just a thought.

  3. It is a pity that Budapest is not even mentioned. One of the most photogenic cities in the world!!

  4. now its good

  5. here in switzerland still only this options on display ….
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Berlin, Germany
    Munich, Germany
    Barcelona, Spain
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Riga, Latvia
    Bratislava, Slovakia

  6. If you decide on Amsterdam, and need some assistance or local info just drop me a line.

  7. on my screen (Safari on OSX) the Zürich option is not displayed for selection?

  8. David Challenor says:

    Hi Ming, Would love to attend one of your workshops. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is a wonderful photographic old city with great reasonable accommodation and lovely weather in the autumn. Lots of flights here. Please give it some consideration.

  9. Ooh. Some good choices. Problem with Europe is always cost of hotels and travel etc! Voted for Amsterdam myself….the easiest for me as well as being a rather diverse city. Its also relatively easy to travel to which might be a factor.

    Hopefully I can make it. Would be careful not to do it later than second half of Sept as the weather could get a bit unpredictable. …

    • Weather makes for great images – I shot some of my best stuff with rain and wet streets…actually, I even did a workshop in a typhoon in Macau once.

  10. Noticed that no one has said it yet, so let me put it out there for anyone reading this and wants a reference for Ming:

    I started photography as a serious hobby 2 years ago, and Ming has been a great guide in my learning process.

    The two things that make him a great teacher are:

    – He is patient — there are no silly questions
    – He is thorough — this man makes his living by paying attention to details

    You can learn skills from a book. But you will receive an education from Ming.

    And as a bonus, he is a genuinely Nice Guy. You will enjoy yourself. Anyone who has attended any of his courses will agree with me here.

  11. I do not know what is included in your workshop, but for example 5 day of workshop by “ALEX WEB” one of the greatest photojournalist in THE WORLD, costs about 400 dollars!!!!!! How can you explain such a huge difference is price?

    Are you a very prominent photographer??
    It seems to me you are asking too much for being who?????????????????????????????????????

    • Firstly, the big names are all sponsored, and you have your numbers wrong. I’m not allied to any brand or organisation. I turn down commercial work to be able to do these workshops, and there’s opportunity cost involved. Secondly, they all take dozens of students, so in the end, they’re charging more. It’s a small group and an intense learning experience. My results and work speak for themselves, as do my dozens of happy students – many who come back again and again – you’re welcome to review the testimonials here. Fourthly, you might find I’m somewhat more prominent than you think, and unlike most others, fully open to sharing my knowledge. Fifthly…who are you?

  12. Hello Ming,

    …And Paris ? It would be so nice , a workshop in Paris in october !
    Friendly,
    Cath

    • I feel it’s a bit too cliched a location…

      • Sorry, I live in a “cliched” location …

        • Nothing wrong with that! I’ve been to Paris many times. But I don’t think it’s the right location for this workshop, and in hindsight, neither was New York – too easy to lose people, and too much time spent rounding people up. I want to avoid that in future sessions. I did it only because New York was up the top of a much earlier poll. Paris and London didn’t rank highly at all even amongst the European destinations, so I left them out of this poll. London is also hideously expensive…

      • … And New York, isn’t it “cliched” ?

  13. Just one detail: Bratislava is not Croatia, it is Slovakia

    -Erling

    From: Ming Thein | Photographer <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Ming Thein | Photographer <comment+pw8bjnilk3z_a7bem2lu2oy@comment.wordpress.com> Date: lrdag 20. april 2013 06:01 To: EMM <erlingmmoe@gmail.com> Subject: [New post] Poll: 2013 European workshops

    Ming Thein posted: ” The second half of 2013 is approaching pretty quickly, and due to popular demand (several of the USA sessions were oversubscribed) it’s now time to start planning the next round of workshops. As promised to/ requested by many…September/ October will”

  14. Christian Blum says:

    Hi Ming, I am sure you’d love to perform such a workshop in Zurich, which is actually in Switzerland ;) – rgs Chris

    • Haha, point taken. The costs of doing it in Switzerland are silly…accommodation, meeting spaces…but if there’s enough demand, why not? :)

      • Christian Blum says:

        Hi Ming – why not putting it on the list to check for demand ? I’m in. It’d be good to find a place outside the city. Then there’s plenty of (more) affordable space. cheers Chris

        • I’ll add it in, but practically we do need the city for subjects – give us a variety of things to shoot. Then again, if we can rent an apartment or something for a few days, that might work, too.

  15. Hi Ming, you’re sure Bratislava is in Croatia? You certainly mean Slovakia. But nevertheless, count me in. Cheers, Valerij

  16. Not to be too picky but you have a small error in your location poll: Bratislava is the capitol of Slovakia, not Croatia.

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