The corona pandemic has turned the world upside down in so many ways. One of these is the ban on international travels, which is in effect for an unforeseeable future. The travel ban will naturally have an impact on the photo workshops Blue Hour Photo Workshops has planned for 2020.
First out was the regular and most popular workshop in Cuba that under normal circumstances would have commenced this week. Unsurprisingly, this workshop has been cancelled. Those who signed up for the workshop have long since been notified. I hope that next year, by this time we can once again run this photo workshop.
Even the weekend workshop in Bergen, Norway, in the beginning of June might be at risk, although hopefully due to its small size and if the Norwegian authorities somewhat break the lockdown—which is already slowly happening these days—the workshop will run as planned. However, to minimize spread of infection and abiding by the health authorities regulations, only those already signed up for the photo workshop will be allowed to participate. We won’t open for further registration.
Furthermore, Blue Hour Photo Workshops plan two workshops in the autumn, one in Northern Norway, in mid September and one in Nicaragua, in the first week of October. For the time being we go ahead as if things will normalize somewhat before that. That is, we hope both workshops will commence as planned. We will of course keep updating as we see the development.
Even during these strange times, there is no reason to stop photographing. So keep up, keep shooting and stay positive. And stay safe.