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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Study photography in Buenos Aires with an experienced tutor who tailors your lessons to your individual needs. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history - and regular opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera!

Buenos Aires is a photographer's dream! Many neighbourhoods have their own unique flair, such as the brightly painted houses of La Boca or beautiful Belgrano.
You can also combine your Photography project with a Spanish Course to get the maximum out of your time in Argentina and South America.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £1,090 (approx. US$1,355) for 1 week
£1,485 (approx. US$1,845) for 2 weeks
£1,885 (approx. US$2,345) for 3 weeks
£2,310 (approx. US$2,870) for 4 weeks
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 1 week to 4 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: All year round - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements: Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm).
What's included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Photography Course fees and some materials
Accommodation,
Food (excluding lunch),
Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport,
Transfer to your accommodation
Transport to and from your project,
Local in-country team support and backup,
24-hr emergency support,
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in learning photography or gaining a new skill for their CV or Résumé, or expanding their learning for university credit or requirement.
Also suitable for anyone just wanting to study abroad or who has only a short time available for the placement.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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COURSE CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

Your well known and experienced private teacher has studied extensively in New York and Argentina, and has been teaching photography for many years. Courses start from 1 week to 4 weeks and consist of 6 hours per week (three two hour lessons) - they will be individually tailored to your level of expertise.

You'll have some lessons on location throughout Buenos Aires (in Museums, at private exhibitions, the botanical gardens, etc.) so this is a great opportunity to explore this incredible city whilst learning to take better photos. You'll also be given assignments and will need to investigate the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given.

Students of any age can participate - all you need to display is an enthusiasm for photography and the desire to learn. Your teacher is fluent in English as well as Spanish, so lessons can be held in whichever language you would prefer.
Lessons don't have set start and finish dates so are very flexible.
You can also take a 2-week or 4-week beginner course back to back if you would like, as the concepts learnt will become more complex. Private lessons are great if you are a complete beginner and want to spend time learning at your own pace. This is also a great option if you want to combine Photography lessons with another programme, such as Teaching or Spanish lessons. If you do want to combine lessons, please contact us for details.

BEGINNER LEVEL COURSE:
This course aims to teach the principal technical aspects of photography and at the same time to introduce the narrative concept of a group of images. The objective is to show photography mainly as a tool of expressing yourself, allowing the photographer to conceive and tell stories through images. The student will be encouraged to experiment, investigate and follow his/her instinct in order to create his/her own images and identify the relation between images and concepts.

With regard to the technique, the objective is to learn and dominate the student’s own camera (analogical or digital), understanding its virtues and defects to obtain the wanted results. The course covers the basic operation of the reflex or compact cameras (35 mm) and includes:

  • Diaphragm. Field depth. Distinguished focuses. Shutter speed (movement registers. Frozen image)
  • Light measure, exposition. Diaphragm-Speed relation
  • Lenses. Different uses and applications. Field depth. Lighting.
  • Different kind of films, sensitivity. Grain-sensitivity relation

Theory lessons are orientated to analyze and edit the work done in the atelier. Exhibit of international and local artists’ work is shown to provide practical background of what is said and a historical revision of photography. Students are free to work in any camera format (reflex or compact; analogical or digital).

ADVANCED LEVEL COURSE:
Developing a personal vision as a photographer is both challenging and rewarding. By reviewing other photographers work, completing class assignments, and participating in critiques, the student will be encouraged to expand his/her understanding of photography. Discussions and critiques will focus on finding the best means for communicating a set of ideas photographically developing his/her powers of observation and photographic techniques.

The contact sheet or small print will form a structure for seeing by mapping the evolution of perception through the course. Although the primary concern will be thematic and aesthetic, the course will cover technical weaknesses such as film choice, exposure, flash versus available light, camera placement, camera/subject motion, use of space, frame edges, selective focus, etc.

Slide shows and/or book reviews will provide an overview of the history of photography as well as references for further exploration.

NOTES:

  • Students are free to work in any camera format
  • Discussions will also focus on editing, sequencing, and presentation.
  • You need to see your photographs not as a collection of many pictures, but as a body of work.
  • Prerequisite: Principles of Black-and-White and Color Photography, or portfolio review (15 pictures on a cd)

If you want to pack in a lot of learning instead of having a relaxed placement, you can combine your photography course with another placement such as Spanish or teaching. Your schedule for the courses given above will allow time for studying and also time for sightseeing and absorbing the experience of being in the Argentina culture.

HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city, with an endless supply of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. It has a sociable atmosphere and you'll be made to feel welcome with a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture.

You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities. The hostel has a common area where you can relax and watch TV or DVD’s and there is also a piano and a ping pong table! It also has Wi-Fi and a couple of computers and a small roof terrace with chairs to enjoy the sunshine.

FOOD:

You’ll be given an allowance for your meals (breakfast and dinner, lunch is excluded for projects in Buenos Aires). This arrangement is to give you the flexibility to sample the great Argentinean food. Right on the door step of the hostel there are many cafes and restaurants with great priced menus just waiting for you….the choice is yours!

HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:

If you would prefer a more cultural experience, we can arrange for you to stay with a local Argentinean family. Host family accommodation gives you the opportunity to become more integrated in the local community and is ideal if you want to practice your Spanish (Basic/intermediate Spanish is required to stay with a Host Family). You'll have a comfortable private room and use of the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner is provided every day and you will usually share a typical Argentinean meal with your family.

Facilities in host families do vary, but you can express your preferences regarding the type of family that you stay with (for example, a family with or without children, pets, etc). If you stay in a host family you will be given contact details of other volunteers living in Buenos Aires so that you won't miss out on any socialising!

If you choose the host family option, there is an additional supplement.

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The Reception at the (very friendly) hostel has a good vibe.
One of the vry comfortable bedrooms at the Hostel. The staff are pretty wonderful as well :-)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to let you learn, expand your personal and professional development ... and add to your fun and enjoyment!

Very popular choices are Spanish Courses and Dance Courses.

A culinary experience of Argentina

A CULINARY ARGENTINIAN EXPERIENCE!
An incredible evening packed with an introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine, wine and culture while meeting people from all over the world.
Price: £79, all inclusive (but excluding transport to and from the restaurant)

During the evening, 5 classic Argentinean activities are offered:

  1. You'll be taught how to make traditional empanada, using the gourmet fillings (both meat and vegetarian). There is an Empanada competition with prizes. Alongside the creations, you'll enjoy grilled provoleta cheese with sliced chorizo sausage and homemade chimichurri.
  2. Enjoy what many claim to be the very best steak in Argentina cooked to order and accompanied with velvety mashed potatoes and oven roasted vegetables. (Vegetarian, pescetarian and celiac options are available on request.)
  3. Two distinct Malbec wines, both from boutique wineries in Mendoza, paired to complement the food. Learn about and enjoy unlimited wine throughout the dinner. White wine is also available on request.To upgrade your wine experience, join our Wine Cocktail Mixology and Aroma Class before dinner (this is an optional activity, with limited availability).
  4. For dessert, you'll make alfajores, Argentina’s national sweet, where biscuits, dulce de leche, melted chocolate fondue and coconut shavings combine to delight the senses.
  5. Finally, you'll learn about the history and etiquette of mate, Argentina’s national pastime, and prepare it from scratch yourself.

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Walking Tour of La Boca, Buenos Aires

WALKING TOUR OF LA BOCA:
5-hour tour, moderate walking, departs at 11am in Monserrat and finishes at 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Fridays
Price: £15 per person

Tour the beautiful cobble stone streets of Le Boca, the heart of Buenos Aires and the birth place of Tango.

Le Boca literally translated means “the Mouth” of the city, referring to its location at the mouth of the river Raichuelo and the famous port that started the 20th century boom, as many immigrants from Europe flocked to the New World and made their home in Le Boca and the surrounding neighbourhood.

This fascinating walking tour is a must if you want to explore the rich history, eclectic architecture and diverse cultures that makes Buenos Aires so very special.

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Photography Courses

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES:
6 hours of lessons per week:
Price: £295 for two weeks

Study photography with an experienced private tutor who will tailor your lessons to your individual needs. Classes include practical teaching, analysis of your work, theory and history and regular opportunities to explore and capture this wonderful city with your camera!

This course is for everyone, from beginner to advanced level. There are 6 hours a week of lessons and, depending on the length of your course, you'll learn about the concepts of photography ranging from what lighting to use through to the theory and history of photography. You’ll be given assignments which you can complete while exploring the city by yourself to photograph landscapes, characters or objects according to the guidelines given. This is truly a unique way to discover the city with its different sides.

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Graffiti Tour of Buenos Aires

GRAFFITI TOUR OF BUENOS AIRES:
3-hour tour, North City tour, departs at 3pm in Colegiales and finishes at 6pm in Palermo, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays
Price: £29.95 per person

Experience the world of urban art through this visually stunning tour of Buenos Aires.

The tour is lead in English and conducted both on foot and by air-conditioned minibus. The tour finishes in Post Bar in Palermo, home to the unique artist run street art gallery Hollywood and Cambodia.

Uncover the diverse and compelling history that began an art movement that developed the only street and urban art gallery in all of Buenos Aires. You'll explore the barrios of Colegiales, Chacarita, Villa Crespo and Palermo, each with its own unique feel and character. These neighbourhoods boast a rich variety of art from local and international artists.

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Spanish Classes

SPANISH COURSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
1-Week Intensive Course with private lessons (10 hours), prior to starting your Main Project: Includes all your food and accommodation.
Price: £590

Weekly Lessons: 10 hours of lessons per week running concurrent with your main project:
Price: £195 per week

Bienvenido! Use your time in Argentina to learn Spanish, the fourth most spoken language in the world while living in Argentina. You can either do a 1-week intensive course prior to starting your main placement, or you can take lessons at the same time as doing your main project.

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Tango Classes

TANGO CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Learn how to dance this very flamboyant dance while you are in Argentina. Tango is a social dance which originated in Argentina and took the world by storm. It is a dance of control and surrender, of fancy suits and stilettos, and embodies all of life's richness. It is a celebration of the human spirit.

You’ll receive three private tango classes per week and you'll also find in Buenos Aires that there are many opportunities to attend a Milonga (where people from all over come and dance together.) It takes 2 to Tango – You and Buenos Aires!

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Salsa Classes

SALSA CLASSES IN BUENOS AIRES:
3 Lessons per week, running concurrently with your main project:
Price: £220 per week

Although Buenos Aires is better known for its Tango, the Salsa is just as popular. The dance is a distillation of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances and was developed further in New York to the New York Style. Since salsa has its roots in so many dances and is open to improvisation, salsa styles are very fluid. You’ll receive three private salsa lessons of one and half hours per week.

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Gaucho Fiesta

FIESTA GAUCHA - BUENOS AIRES:
Travel to a beautiful Estancia (Estate house) in the Argentine wet Pampas and experience an exciting day of Argentinean tradition and food
DURATION: This is a Full Day Experience, Tour starts at 8:40am and returns at 7:00pm
Price: £65, everything included

"Gaucho" is "cowboy" in Spanish, so you know you're in for a treat. You'll be welcomed with “Empanadas” and a drink before you start your tour of the Manor House, a small museum which displays early Guachos’ tools, furniture, crockery and the different utensils used during the "old days". After the tour you will have time to either ride one of the many horses on the manor or have a trip by “Zulki” carriage before lunch is served and the festivities begin.

Listen to folkloric songs being sung while couples dance and celebrate the day with food and wine. Chorizo (seasoned sausage), Morcilla (Blood sausage), Asado (BBQ), Vacío (Thin flank), Chicken and salads are just a few things to look forward to at lunch, accompanied by wonderful Argentinian wines or local sodas.

To finish the day a spectacular show of Herd exhibition, Gaucho Ring Race, Cuadreras Race (Horse racing) while you drink the finest coffee and nibble on typical Argentina dessert(Pastelitos). Fiesta Guach is like no other tour, it's an exciting day!

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LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

The romance of Argentina takes one's breath away. From the northern deserts to the southern Andean Cordillera, from Iguazú Falls to the magnificent desolation of Patagonia, Argentina's geography is varied and stunning. Argentina is geared up to thrill - from nights tango-ing in the chic quarter of Buenos Aires to gaucho riding in the grasslands of the Pampas.

Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve all manner of world cuisines, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. This fabulous city is renowned for its sophistication and has a surprisingly European feel about it. BA is reminiscent of Paris and its tree-lined avenues and frequent plazas have a beguiling, faded elegance.

Downtown, the Plaza de Mayo is the traditional focus of activity. Nearby Avenida 9 de Julio is popularly known as the world's widest thoroughfare and, with its nine lanes of traffic, is truly a pedestrian's nightmare! Avenida Santa Fe is the most fashionable shopping area.

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.

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Rafting in Mendoza, a very popular region for sports adventures.
Volunteers exploring Malargue - well worth the trip!
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