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Japan: Photography 
Workshop 2024

Discover your own way of seeing

Wide Angle Creative offers immersive cultural experiences and photography workshops.

Sumo wrestling champion
Small Street in Japan

About The Workshop

Photography workshop class surrounded by nature.

Explore Japan while you learn from two accomplished creators and educators:

Visual artist Elena Dorfman, who will introduce you to the remarkable landscapes she knows well, and photographer Dan Milnor, Creative Evangelist for Blurb, storyteller, educator, bird-watcher and all around raconteur.


2024 Workshops

Japan: Tokyo and Beyond: September 19 - 30 

Photography Workshop & Cultural Excursion

Upcoming Workshops / 2025

Berlin, Hamburg & Photography Festival

Spring Photography Workshop to Coincide with the European Month of Photography Festival 

28 February - 8 March, 2025

Istanbul & Turkey: October 3 - 11 

Fall Photography Workshop to Coincide with the Istanbul Photograpy Festival

We're committed to your creative process:
  • Daily one-on-one assigments, personal and  group discussion while traveling in country

  • Assignments that address the individual frame, storytelling, and long form projects

  • All day access to two established educators and photographers

  • Honing your individual style and strengths

  • Best practices for shooting in diverse situations 

  • Editing and sequencing for maximum impact

  • The option to create a magazine or book during the workshop

  • Insights into larger projects, books and exhibitions

  • Focused creativity with like-minded people

  • Pre and post workshop virtual gatherings

  • An incredibly good time to boot 

Stunning locations across Japan, including:
  • Tokyo Immersive

  • Stunning Kyoto 

  • Vibrant Osaka and Historic Nara

  • Culturally and historically significant cities and World heritage sites

  • Niigata, exceptional beauty, diverse landscape

  • Access to artisans and craftspeople on location

  • Vibrant, photo-rich urban environments

  • Laid-back and lush rural environments

  • Delicious cuisine, regional food & drink 

  • Traditional ryokans and onsens

  • Local guides and experts

  • A diverse, bespoke adventure

You’ll also enjoy fabulous hotels, both modern and traditional, casual and fine dining, and museum visits

Past Workshops

Albania: May 2023

Photography Workshop

Cultural Heritage, Natural Beauty

Albania: June 2023

Photography Workshop

Ancient Cities, Spectacular Landscapes

Albania: June 2023

Cultural Tour

Cultural Heritage, Natural Beauty

Did you know? Albania made the New York Times list of Places To Go In 2023. Find out why!

“Albania is a fascinating and beautiful country. A big advantage is travelling with someone who has a deep connection to the land... In addition, having two accomplished photographers at hand provided excellent learning opportunities.” - Ora B.

The workshop struck a fine balance of being efficiently organized, diverse and well-paced, but we were also granted the freedom and time to explore on our own and pursue our personal curiosity. Having access to Elena’s knowledge and lifelong connection with Albania was such a privilege. This afforded us access to secret locations, local people and the fascinating food and culture of Albania... Overall, I came away impressed, challenged, and eager to continue developing my photography."  - Sam K.

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