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Visual Storytelling Workshops, Near and Far

No matter the creative discipline, our philosophy remains the same — the best way to learn is to learn from the best. And right now, the insanely-talented photographers, prop stylists and bloggers behind our some of our favorite sites are offering up their knowledge the form of days-long workshops, both stateside and abroad. These immersive experiences allow you to create, live, and capture the kind of gorgeous foods and voyages you see and swoon online. From at close as the Catskills and Brooklyn, New York to as far-flung as Morocco and Peru, here are four of the most magical classes you can take to boost your visual storytelling skills. Fair warning: they tend to fill up fast!

  1. Food Styling and Photography with Aran Goyoaga: Visit the Sunday Suppers studio in Brooklyn for a 3-day workshop with one of the most inspiring food stylists in the business, food blogger Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to everything from food styling to prop selection to photo editing, and more.
    Where: Brooklyn, New York
    When: Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, 2016

  2. Morocco Slow Living Escape with Beth Kirby and Matt Ludd of Local Milk: Pack your bags and head to Morocco for this guaranteed-to-be-dreamy 8-day journey with Beth and Matt of crazy-beautiful food blog Local Milk, plus local co-host Emma Rice of wabi-sabi blog Owl. Get tailored professional guidance to make the experience what you want, all while experiencing the country’s hammam spas, food, and souks.
    Where: Morocco
    When: Feb. 4 – 11, 2017

  3. An Intentional Autumn Weekend Retreat with A Daily Gathering: Spend four days in the Catskills of New York learning about styling, photography and more in the third annual retreat founded by blogger and prop stylist Rebecca Gallop of lifestyle site A Daily Something. It takes place at Foxfire Mountain House, the beautifully boho inn we recently recommended for a Labor Day getaway.
    Where: Mt. Tremper, New York
    When: Nov. 10 – 14, 2016

  4. Peruvian Makers Photography Workshop with Gentl and Hyers: Photograph Peruvian artisans under the tutelage of masterful photography duo Andrea Gentl and Martin Hyers of Gentl and Hyers. The adventurous excursion includes experiences like alpaca herding and optional healing sessions with Andean Paqos. It’s led by Hannah Rae Porst, founder of Peruvian NGO Willka Yachay.
    Where: Peru
    When: Oct. 28 – Nov. 6, 2016

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