ABOUT THE WANDERLUST

THIS IS THE WANDERLUST IS A CREATIVE WORKSHOP SERIES FROM PHOTOGRAPHERS ANDREA GENTL AND MARTIN HYERS.

INSPIRATION. CREATIVITY. COLLABORATION. VISUAL LEARNING. LEARNING BY DOING.

OUR MISSION IS TO BRING TO YOU OUR COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND STYLISTS TO HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER. WE WILL HELP YOU DEFINE YOUR INSPIRATIONS, CREATIVE PROCESS AND GOALS. WE WILL EXAMINE THE PROCESS OF A SHOOT FROM THE INSIDE OUT.  WE WILL BOTH DEMONSTRATE AND TEACH IN A HANDS-ON STYLE THAT ALLOWS PLENTY OF SHOOTING TIME FOR EACH OF YOU. WE WILL BRING TO YOU SOME OF OF OUR FAVORITE TIPS AND CREATIVE TOOLS BOTH TECHNICAL AND IMPROVISED.  WE AIM TO INSPIRE YOU BY BRINGING TOGETHER A CREATIVE AND INQUISITIVE GROUP FOR EACH UNIQUE WORKSHOP IN A NEW AND LUMINOUS LOCATION, IMMERSING OURSELVES IN LOCAL CULTURE AND RICH STORYTELLING. WE HOPE TO PARTNER WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, CREATIVE DIRECTORS AND STYLIST'S FROM TIME TO TIME TO KEEP THE PROCESS EVER EVOLVING AND FRESH. 

WE WILL LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH A STILL LIFE, TRAVEL AND REPORTAGE LENS. WE WILL TALK EXTENSIVELY ABOUT WHAT INSPIRES US, WHICH IS EVERYTHING FROM THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, TO ART, SOUND, SMELL, MUSIC, FILM, NATURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE. THESE WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO TEACHING AND YOU WILL LEARN THROUGH INSTRUCTION AND OFTEN MORE IMPORTANTLY BY DOING AND WATCHING. THERE WILL BE A COMBINATION OF DEMONSTRATION AND HANDS-ON TEACHING. YOU WILL SHOOT ALONE  AS WELL AS BY OUR SIDE AS YOU WITNESS OUR  CREATIVE APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHING AND PROBLEM SOLVING ON LOCATION . OUR WORKSHOPS ARE BASED ON NATURAL AND AVAILABLE LIGHT. WE WILL LOOK AT DIFFERENT KINDS OF LIGHT, TIME OF DAY, FINDING THE LIGHT AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WHEN POSSIBLE, CONTROLLING IT. 

YOU WILL LEAVE OUR WORKSHOP WITH THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO SHOOT IN MANY DIFFERENT SITUATIONS. WE WILL SHARE OUR POST PROCESSING TIPS WITH YOU SO YOU ARE BETTER ABLE TO ORGANIZE AND MANAGE YOUR FILES.

WE WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE STORIES AND TO CONTINUE TO GROW YOUR VISION.

 

WHO ARE THESE WORKSHOPS FOR?

THESE WORKSHOPS ARE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, BLOGGERS, FOOD STYLISTS, STYLISTS AND ANYONE WHO LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY AND HAS A BASIC SKILL LEVEL AND A STRONG SENSE OF ADVENTURE.  WE ASK THE PARTICIPANTS TO BE ABLE TO ADAPT TO DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND AN EVER CHANGING SCHEDULE. SOMETIMES, THERE ARE SITUATIONS BEYOND OUR CONTROL SUCH AS WEATHER AND MOTHER NATURE.  A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER IS ADAPTABLE. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IN MANY CASES THESE WORKSHOPS WILL NOT BE LUXURIOUS, WE WILL BE SURE TO SPECIFY WHAT THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP.  A STRONG CONSTITUTION IS IMPORTANT, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY IS OFTEN LONG HOURS, FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN!  WE CAN PROMISE IT WILL BE QUITE AN ADVENTURE!  INTERMEDIATE KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND A GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR CAMERA IS REQUIRED.   FEEL FREE TO SEND US AN EMAIL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS.

ABOUT US:

GENTL & HYERS (ANDREA GENTL AND MARTIN HYERS) ARE A NEW YORK BASED PHOTOTOGRAPHY TEAM. THEY MET WHILE STUDYING PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE PARSON'S SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN NEW YORK CITY. THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER SINCE 1992; PHOTOGRAPHING STILL LIFE, FOOD, BEAUTY, INTERIORS AND TRAVEL FOR A WIDE ARRAY OF EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING CLIENTS. THEY HAVE TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A UNIQUE AND RECOGNIZABLE STYLE THROUGH THIER VISION AND APPROACH TO LIGHTING. 

IN ADDITION TO THIER COMMERCIAL WORK, MARTIN IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN AN ONGOING PROJECT WITH FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM MEBANE. THIER WORK CAN BE SEEN AT HYERSANDMEBANE.COM. ANDREA IS OFTEN SHOOTING FORAGERS AND LOCAVORES AND CREATIVES AS WELL AS DEVELOPING AND SHOOTING RECIPES FOR HER BLOG HUNGRYGHOSTFOODANDTRAVEL.COM. SHE IS A CONTRIBUTING EDITOR AT CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER.

THEY SPLIT TIME BETWEEN NEW YORK CITY AND DELAWARE COUNTY NEW YORK.

BELOW ARE SOME LINKS TO PAST STUDENT'S POSTS

 

http://www.runningwithtweezers.com/where-the-wild-things-are-lummi-island-washington/

http://www.afroditeskitchen.com/2015/12/a-gentl-hyers-workshop-on-lummi-island/

http://www.sliceofpai.com/journal/lens-larder-workshop

http://www.littleupsidedowncake.com/blog/

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