... and lessons in LIGHTROOM
led by Sonia Katchian and Peter Krogh

Tim Grey Japanese Sticks Japan! For many photographers it is the ultimate destination: exotic, yet screechingly modern, and filled with photo opportunities. Just the thought of it conjures up images of kimonos and sumo wrestlers, snow on Mt Fuji, office workers scurrying about in navy blue suits, and a sushi shop on every corner. But waitis there another aspect of Japan you might want to explore with your camera, one that lies right beneath the surface?

Led by Sonia Katchian, Director of Photo Shuttle: Japan and Lightroom master and author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers Peter Krogh, this workshop will guide participants in photography and culture, on location in Tokyo and Kyoto, as they take their first steps toward being functional in a most demanding culture for Westerners.

By workshop's end, everyone's digital imaging skills will be kicked up several notches. Participants will be comfortable enough in this new environment to undertake whatever Japan project they may have in mind. The combination of extraordinary surroundings and exceptional instructors make this a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget!


REGRETTABLY, DUE TO THE DISASTERS IN JAPAN, THE 2011 JAPAN PHOTO WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED. To send help to the Japan Red Cross we recommend the 3/11 PROJECT at http://www.kodansha.co.jp/english/311/ THANK YOU.


Lodging in Japan We want to experience the best that Japan has to offer, and at the same time, are sensitive to the fact that budgetary constraints are of concern to many. Therefore we have chosen lodging that is basic, clean, safe and pleasant and is based on double occupancy (single occupancy is available at an additional charge).

The Workshops:

Mornings start with a description of places we plan to visit that day and cultural tips from Japan-hand Sonia Katchian. She will guide and inspire participants on imaging possibilities specific to each site. Peter Krogh will guide us with mini assignments and consideration to digital workflow. With his exceptional insight into the power of Lightroom, Peter helps participants craft a workflow for use in the field to save time and help preserve valuable image files. In the evening we review our photos and learn new techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to improve images and speed up workflow. Please see the PDF for details.


This advanced workshop is geared to professional photographers and advanced amateurs. We also welcome people who are willing to embark on a great adventure and take incredible pictures while doing so. Space is limited; please register early!

Japan Photo Workshop Class of 2009
Class of 2009 with co-leaders Sonia Katchian (in black) and Douglas Beasley


I am very happy with the photos taken and can only recommend to everybody to take this workshop! Kirsten L., Germany

It's great to go to Japan with someone who really knows the country! Barbara W., CA

I very much appreciated your program and all the sites we were able to see thanks to your expertise! Rosmarie B., New Zealand

Workshop Fee:

The $6,450 fee ($6,150 if paid by July 1st) includes 9 nights lodging, all travel within Japan, all entrance fees, most breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Participants are responsible for airfare to and from Tokyo, some meals and personal expenditures. A $700 deposit must accompany registration, with balance due August 31, 2010. Please see the PDF for more details.

Email sonia@photoshuttle.com with questions.

Photos: Douglas Beasley
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