After having had to postpone our Nicaragua photo tour two years, this autumn we finally manage to hit the road. In the beginning six participants along with two workshop teachers met up in the old and beautiful colonial city of Granada.
From Granada we ventured out in the city, but not the least to nearby sites such as volcanos, isletas in Lake Nicaragua (or Lago Cocibolca as it is called in Spanish), the bigger island of Ometepe as well as San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast.
Every day was an adventure, packed with experience and great photo opportunities. One thing that stroked all the participants was how welcoming the local population were—everywhere we ventured. It made it easy to get in contact with people and not the least to photograph them. Nicaragua is also s truly colourful country, which adds to the joy of photography during the tour.
Although this was not a traditional photo workshop, we had individual photo reviews every day and the workshop teachers addressed photographic issues that arose from day to day in informal talks.
Because the group was relatively small we became an intimate and a well-knit bunch. Photography was of course the main focus, but the social aspect of such as tour adds to the experience.
This tour is a first for Blue Hour Photo Workshop, and the experience so positive, despite some issues with the Nicaraguan authorities, that we have decided to offer it again next year. Stay in tune for updates about this and other upcoming photo workshops and tours.