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About Raul Touzon
Photography Beyond Postcards
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Raul Touzon is a Cuban-born documentary and underwater photographer who specializes in making images that convey what he refers to as “The Eternity of a Moment.” RAUL TOUZON is documentary and underwater photographer who specializes in making images that convey what he refers as to “The Eternity of a Moment”. Raul has traveled extensively building a collection of dramatic photographs that have been featured in many publications including: Time Magazine, US News, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler and the National Geographic Magazine
world as well as for National Geographic Expeditions. His images are represented by the National Geographic Creative, Getty Images and Corbis. His list of clients includes the US National Park Service, Apple Computers, and the United Nations for which he documented their operations in Sudan.
Raul has printed two landscape books: Visions of my World (2012) and Journeys (2013). Some of the images in these books For over a decade Raul has been a full have been auctioned by Christies. time educator and instructor producing and teaching his workshops around the
PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND POSTCARDS
With National Geographic Photographer Raul Touzon
In this Photography trip students learn how to produce stunning and unique images that will reflect their personal vision of our planet.
Raul will guide you in creating unique images. We have several photography Trips that will provide you with a learning experience in some of the most unique places. WWW.TOUZONPHOTO.COM 4
To be a great photographer, just be free: Free from preconceptions and influences, find your own voice and enjoy the creative process. Never, ever expect to get a great picture out of every situation, just enjoy the moment and the ride. It is not the same to know the path as to walk the path and while in it always be true to the three “P’s”: Passion, Patience, and Perseverance. Eventually they will lead you to the fourth one, Perfection. As for me I prefer to stay on the path rather that achieving perfection.
Istanbul It doesn’t matter how you call her: Byzantium, Constantinople or Istanbul, this millenary city is one of the world’s greatest treasures. If you ever have had a beer with me, for sure you have heard me say: “Iceland is my favorite country, but ISTANBUL is my favorite city”. The kindness of its people, the unruly good food, the sights, smells and the trance-inducing sounds of prayer make you want to go back, over and over again. One of my favorite activities is to run away and explore the different neighborhoods. Far away from tourists, it is there where the real Istanbul emerges. Places like Fener, Eyüp and Kuzguncuk where you are able to interact with residents and understand that the thread that makes us humans is the same without the need of a common language or religion Istanbul helps us break with all the “mis” and “pre” conceptions of the Muslim people and their world; where in this side of the planet, men will stand up and offer their seats to women on buses and trams. We have a lot to learn and experience. I will be back, many times if possible because from an artist and a human being Istanbul is “A Mecca of Inspiration”.
A Mecca of Inspiration
Land in Istanbul International Atatürk Airport. Driver will be waiting for you take to your hotel in Sultanahmet (Cost for the ride 25 Euro not included)
Depart for Sultanahmet Shoot Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Class picture and lunch in Topkapi Palace Konyalı Restaurant Shoot Topkapi Palace Meet at hotel for departure Shoot Pigeon Mosque Shoot Sunset at Galata Bridge
Check in at the wonderful Acadia Blue hotel located in the Sultanahmet district, walking distance from both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Glass of Wine at the roof terrace of the hotel and shooting the sunset. WELCOME DINNER at the roof terrace of your hotel with amazing views of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. (Included in trips cost) Day 2 Operations Brief Suleyman the Magnificent Mosque and Church of Holy Chora Lunch at Asitane Restaurant Organize private shoot Leave for Dervishes Performance Day 3 One on one critique Session Board private minibus with a tour guide. • Shooting in Fener district. (Visited the patriarchy and shot on the streets) • Shooting in Eyüp Sultan Mosque. • Lunch in Kadıköy district • Shooting in the streets of Kadıköy (fish and food market) • Shooting in Kuzguncuk district ( street scenes, people…etc) • Street scenes, panaromas... etc. Optional twilight shoot in Sultanahmet plaza
Day 5 Basilica Cisterns Transfer by tram and metro to Taksim Square Street photography at İstiklal Street walking towards Galata Tower Lunch at Istiklan Street Go down to Eminönü Port for Private Sunset cruise on the Bosphorus Day 6 One on One Critique Session Organized private shoot Lunch on you own Afternoon, explore the Grand Bazaar and Spice Market on your own Wine cocktail and class show at hotel FAREWELL DINNER at : HAMDİ RESTAURANT – EMİNÖNÜ (Included in trip cost)
Day 7 DEPARTURE
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• All breakfasts and two group dinners • Price is per person, SINGLE occupancy • Airfare from/to your home cities, transfer to/from airport are not included • Inland transportation (except taxi rides) & entrance fees are included This workshop is limited to 9 participants
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