Monday, March 31, 2008

Experience Central America with
Paradise Panama Photo Adventures

You may have read my older posts regarding my photography adventures with Jay Mills in the past, both in Utah in '06 and here in Colorado in '07. Jay is now a resident photographer in Volcan, Chiriqui Province, Panama, and is providing one-of-a-kind photography expeditions in Panama.

The Digital Photography Workshop
"Photo Adventures in
Western Panama"

Experience this unique photography expedition in the Western Panama Highlands. Whether you are an experienced amateur or seasoned travel photographer, this week long photography workshop will introduce you to the unique rainforests, geology, flora, fauna, and people of the Chiriqui province in the beautiful mountains of Western Panama. Led by resident professional and accomplished photographer, Jay D. Mills, in conjunction with Green Mountain Adventures for local guide service.

Open Sessions:

- July 17th - 24th, 2008
- January, 2009 - date to be determined
(I will be assisting Jay for this session)

Paradise Panama Workshops are adventures in small group settings, limited to eight photographers per workshop. Each workshop is tailored to the specific interests and needs of the group. Daily van excursions to diverse destinations will end with group photo reviews, relaxed conversation and leisure in comfortable accommodations in the evenings. Computers for downloading, viewing, editing and burning CD/DVDs will be provided. Internet access will also be available. Lodging options range from staying with a local host family and learning some of the culture and ways of Panamanian people, to tourist hotel, resort hotel, or Bed and Breakfast accommodations in Volcan, Panama.

Volcan, Panama is in the Chiriqui province in the western-most region of Panama, just ten miles from the border of Costa Rica and on the slopes of Volcan Baru, the highest point in Panama at 11,400 feet. This region is highlighted by mountain villages, rainforests, waterfalls, lush foliage, surreal canyons, flower gardens, and exotic wildlife in a warm, tropical climate. There are also pre-Columbian archeological sites nearby.

About Jay D. Mills:

In addition to his extensive photographic experience, Jay has formal training and several years of experience as an instructor working with adults. He says that the most memorable other photo workshop that he has participated in was the Pecos River Workshop of Bruce Dale, retired career photographer for National Geographic Magazine. Jay recalls, "I learned many new techniques and was reminded of several things that I had forgotten or neglected over the years. Bruce re-energized my interest in photography. Another of my great inspirations is Farrell Eaves, a great photographer and friend who, when his Nikon digital was 'ruined' in the Pecos River, made 'lemonade from lemons' by taking over 10,000 very unique and beautiful pictures with the 'ruined' camera."

For more information about Paradise Panama Photo Adventures,
visit the website here, or Contact Jay by email for more details.


Jay D. Mills said...

Thanks for the nice article Scott! I can't wait until you get to experience some of the photo adventures here for yourself. I'm off to another big waterfall next week and always scouting new locations ... just so many to pick from. Cheers

sky said...

Namaste' Scott, wow thanks these pics alone make me drool, I would sooo love to do something like this...but there are sacrifices I have made doing what I do,..for now, for this moment I am where I am supposed to be. Luckily I live in a beautiful place! Still what a wondrous post, This is what is so great though about meeting others lives in this way, you get to be taken on a journey through another's path and trek. Thanks Scott!


Scott said...

Jay, my pleasure. I can't wait to get out there! Don't tell Blue I'm coming yet - he has a bit to wait.
I'm counting the days.

Sky, thank you for visiting, and your kind words! I agree, this era makes it easy to bring like-minded (and diverse) people together, and allows each person's journey to be a shared one. I have envisioned your journey through your eloquent posts, and marveled in your life with your special wolves. Thanks so much for sharing, and visiting.