"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.
"The days are packed with collective adventures but yet enough time to stroll around the cities by yourself or in a small group. Overall, I cannot recommend this workshop enough. I would come back for a second run in a heartbeat. Albania has won me over!” - Magnus A.
"I especially appreciated the one-on-one sessions with Elena and Dan who made both very interesting assessments of my photographic work, inspired future projects and indicated a way to go. We shared a lot with the group members who were all very open-minded and with whom shooting, discussing and having fun was a real pleasure”. - Paul H.
“Albania is a fascinating and beautiful country. The people are super friendly and I felt always welcome. 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.
"One on one time with the teacher can be hard to come by when there are 10 to 15 other participants who all have questions. On this trip there were three people you could confer with about your ideas or experiences, whether technical or creative. The week in Albania included the perfect mix of cites and towns, visits to interesting sites like mosques, bunkers, industrial parks, hot springs, tourist areas, historical museums, and back alleys. And the blend of programmed “tour” experiences and free discovery time was perfect for me”. - Neil M.
Selected Participant Projects, 2022
Paul A. - Aspire, 2022
David S. - Savages, 2022
Ora B. - Glimpses of Albania, 2022
Magnus A. - Light and Stone, 2022
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“I loved the trip. It was a very unique journey, both culturally and photographically. It’s opened up a whole new photographic world for me that I look forward to pursuing. Very grateful to Elena for that.”- Kathy K.
”Deciding to make a photographic journey to Albania was never on my bucket list until I had the good fortune to meet a fine art photographer whose multiple decades in this beautiful, unique and alluring region became my next adventure. The land, history, architecture, food and the arts were unknown to me until I took this incredible journey with Wide Angel. If your’e looking for an unforgettable experience, and to bring your photography to the next level, Elena has the ability to grant this and more.” - Amy K.
“This was an outstanding trip that I would recommend to others.” - Arthur D.
“Albania was the last place I ever thought I’d visit (I wasn’t even sure where it was) but I’m very glad I did. The beauty and diversity of the county—beaches, mountains, modern and ancient cities—really blew my mind. Wide-Angle Tours introduced me to a part of the world and a culture that is like no other. Hiking, exploring, making photos, interacting with locals--I can’t wait to do it again.” - Paul A.
“I was happy to actually think about photography for the first time in a long time.” - Arlene A.