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PWB SCHOOL MONGOLIA


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PWB SCHOOL MONGOLIA


PWB School gives photographers a chance to not only learn from a master photographer and explore the world, but to also give back to communities.


Let us take you on a journey as we work hand in hand with a local community in Mongolia. It was from Mongolia that Ghengis Khan set forth to conquer the world. This unique adventure is your chance to return to this heartland and let its people and scenery capture your heart. Leave Ulaanbaatar and the modern world behind and stay with three different families to experience life as a nomad. From Orkhon Valley to Gorkhi Terelj National Park, you'll live in gers, take tea with your neighbours, ride horses, and learn archery and garment-making skills. It's 10 days like you never imagined. From this experience you will not only be encouraged to step into new ideas and inspirations that will leave you forever changed. 

Every photographer needs to take a PWB Workshop. I’ve been changed in ways I never imagined I could be and feel more inspired than ever to be the change I wish to see.
— Nicole, PWB School Alumni

Participants will come away with beautiful additions to their portfolios, a PWB certificate and a chance to be featured in the PWB Magazine and/or the PWB News. 

TRIP DATES: AUGUST 19-28, 2018

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COST


COST


EARLY BIRD PRICE: $2850 USD (BEFORE feb 1, 2018)

REGULAR PRICE: $3,150 USD

MEMBERS RECEIVE 5% OFF

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WHAT'S INCLUDED


WHAT'S INCLUDED


EXCLUSIONS

  • International air (also applies to trans-border flights)
  • Applicable tourist visas
  • Incidentals
  • Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips or gratuities
  • Beverages and meals not mentioned in 'Inclusions'
  • Optional tours or optional admissions
  • Entrance fees not listed

     

INCLUSIONS

  • Local Living: Horseback Riding, Högnö-Tarna Uul

  • Local Living: Nomadic Family Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park

  • Daily lessons and demonstrations of various nomadic skills and techniques while staying with nomadic hosts

  • Transport between destinations and included activities

  • Accommodation: Traditional ger (6 nts), ger camp (1 nt), basic hotels (2 nts).

  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

  • Transportation: Public bus, oxcart, horse.

  • Staff & experts: PWB Staff, Sambhali Trust Staff
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REGISTER


REGISTER


MEMBERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL 5% OFF

Deposits will be deducted from the total amount owing. A $500 deposit is required to complete your registration (you will be contacted by a staff members after submitting this form).

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ITINERARY


ITINERARY


Physical Rating: Average - Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to

walking.

Day 1 | august 19th

Ulaanbaatar
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 | august 20th

Ulaanbaatar/Rashaant Sum

Travel to the village of Rashaant. Meet your hosts and have lunch together. Afterwards, travel to scenic Swan Lake on horseback and take in the desert landscape. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your hosts and sleep in a ger tent.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Horseback Riding

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 1: ETHICS OF PHOTODOCUMENTARY & STORYTELLING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

  • Ethics of Photodocumentary: We will discuss the ethics of being a documentary photographer through contemporary and historic examples. We will talk about permission/consent, editing, safety, journalistic integrity, responsibility, framing, narratives, your power/role as a photographer, and how photography can and has impacted social change. 
  • Learn about PhotoVoice, a technique that involves teaching others how to use photography to tell their stories. Throughout the workshop, various PhotoVoice activities will be demonstrated.
  • Project 1 is assigned.

Day 3 | august 21st

Rashaant Sum/Orkhon Valley

Experience daily life with your hosts in the morning before travelling into the countryside by horseback. After lunch, continue on to the Orkhon Valley in Central Mongolia, home to nomadic people for millennia. Meet your hosts and settle in for an evening together.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 2: PERFECT LANDSCAPES & ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAITURE  

  • Participants will learn to take stunning landscape images with or without a tripod. We will also learn how to take beautiful "long exposures" of water and clouds to get a flowy, dreamy effect with or without the use of filters.
  • Through guided practice and a fun and challenging exercise, participants will learn how to bring portraiture to the next step.

Day 4 | august 22nd

Orkhon Valley

This morning set off on a trek to Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall, stopping to take in the scenery along the way. Return to camp for lunch with your hosts. In the afternoon, continue exploring the beautiful Orkhon Valley with a trek to Baga Tsutgalan waterfall.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 3: COMPOSITION & EYE MOVEMENT

  • Learn how to storytell by the way you move your viewer throughout your frame.  Use of light, color, shapes, multi-level photojournalism will all be shown as ways to use a single image to tell more of a story and to trap the viewers eyes

Day 5 | august 23rd

Orkhon Valley/Kharkhorin

Drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia and opt to spend time walking the ruins. This evening, overnight in a comfortable ger camp.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 4: VIDEO

  • Ever thought about telling stories with video? We'll teach you the basics in this lesson.

Day 6 | august 24th

Kharkhorin/Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Spend the morning in Khustain Park and observe the famous wild horses known as "takhi," in their natural habitat. This afternoon, travel to Terelj National Park, a beautiful alpine retreat with imposing rock formations and endless forests. Meet your host and continue by horse through incredible scenery to their nomadic camp. Enjoy an evening of traditional games and a hot dinner with the hosts, and take in the star-strewn night before going to sleep in a ger.

Exclusive Inclusions: Local Living Nomadic Family Stay

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 5: PORTRAITURE II & NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Learn how to take breathtaking portraits using more precise techniques, and take images of the stars at night like a pro.

Day 7 | august 25th

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Meet a nomadic seamstress and learn how to make patterns for traditional Mongolian garments. In the evening, opt to help collect firewood by ox cart before enjoying a traditional dinner and tea with the family.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 6: EDITING & FINAL PHOTO ASSIGNMENT 

  • Time to put all the skills you have learned to the test in one last assignment! Throughout the evening you will have the chance to meet with your workshop instructor to have one-on-one feedback on your editing and selection process.

Day 8 | august 26th

Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Enjoy a free day to explore this scenic region. Opt to visit a local family and learn to prepare homemade vodka and cheese.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

LESSON 7: SHARING AND PRESENTATION

  • Learn how to deliver an effective presentation and share the work you have created!

Day 9 | august 27th

Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar

Travel back to the capital after breakfast. Enjoy a final evening with a group and take in a folk performance by the Tumen Ekh Ensemble.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 | august 28th

Ulaanbaatar

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Other Workshops


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Trip Dates:
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(MASTERCLASS)

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Trip Dates:
September 15-29, 2018

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(MASTERCLASS)