01/12/2015

Chania Crete photographer workshop in the Canary Islands

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Looking back at the Wolves Workshop in the Canary Islands

It was that time of the year for me. I had to take a break and expand my knowledge. The best part of it was that I could combine those both together.

How did this happen?

Well, there happened to be a passionate Spanish photographer called Pablo Beglez with an itch for sharing knowledge and for meeting and making new friends.

Pablo put together The Wolves Workshop on a heavenly little island off the cost of Lanzarote called La Graciosa.

Upon my arrival on the island I was content with just the location. A volcanic scenery with just one and a half villages, no paved roads and just a few utility vehicles classified this place in a world of it’s own.

Life had just slowed down. Now mind you I live on the Greek island of Crete in Chania with a style of living very different than most of Europe, but still, La Graciosa had instantly won over my heart.

On top of that 40 photographers from around the world had gathered to share and learn from a handful of very talented wedding photographers.

What we were learning was tied up to the way we lived during the workshop and this made us better people too.

The whole workshop had a romantic analog film feeling to it. Some actually were shooting film 🙂

We shared apartments randomly with other photographers too! My apartment could have been the beginning of a joke that went as, “On a little island of the coast of Africa there once were a German, an Austrian, a Dutch, and a Greek (Part American)”. Haha… We lived like teens sharing choirs and in the end we had become good friends.

Our neighbors were the Spanish from up above, the Croatians girls from across the way and the Poles around the corner.

Our common meeting points were the rooftop sunset parties (with Spanish beer) and the bonfire nights (with Heinekens, one of the sponsors, and food). And of course all the teachings and live photo shoots.That part was the cherry on top of the cake.

The amazing group of speakers would daily take us on live trips of inspiration and welth of knowledge.

PabloEdSarah & DylanJamesNicolePeople Producciones and F2 Studio,

Each with their own distinct styles and personalities. Click on their web sites then follow, like instagram them and learn from their vision.

For me it was very interesting to watch them unfold and work behind their cameras and see how they interacted with their subjects.

All in all one of the most memorable weeks I had spent in a long time.

And you know it when the memories and feelings linger on, way past your return back home.

 

 

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Pablo Beglez 12:42 December 1, 2015 Reply
Que grande crack!!! Fue un placer tenerte en Wolves.
    admin 12:57 December 1, 2015 Reply
    The pleasure was all mine papa wolf. Hope to meet again sooner thank latter. Keep up the good work Pablo
la sonrisa de Beatriz Chema 12:46 December 1, 2015 Reply
it was great to share with you this amazing experience. Thanks for all that you teach us and for all the fun. You hace a house in Tenerife!! Stuning pictures by the way!
    admin 12:55 December 1, 2015 Reply
    Yes it was great making new good friends like you Chema. You are welcome here on Crete any time too.
Mónika 13:03 December 1, 2015 Reply
I'm one of your pictures!!! such a honor! hahah great meeting you Andreas! and great summary :) LOVE!
    admin 13:14 December 1, 2015 Reply
    Monica, you had a warm and heartfelt smile. It was proof of your great photographic work :)
Pedro Glez 14:29 December 1, 2015 Reply
What good memories! Was great meet you Andreas!
    admin 17:59 December 1, 2015 Reply
    Yes Pedro, I think we all had a fantastic time. Lets hope we can do it again soon...
Martijn 17:19 December 1, 2015 Reply
Yesss! I was hoping for you to post something of this legendary week! Thanks for all the fun and for all the wise words! Until we meet again! Also, great photos :) :)
    admin 18:01 December 1, 2015 Reply
    Hey buddy..! My special roommate...! Thank you too for hanging out and sharing so many friendly stories and photo techniques. You are a young uprising star...! Believe in your talent and you will soon be teaching workshops yourself!! Your next visit has to be Crete..!
Alfonso Flores 17:44 December 1, 2015 Reply
Awesome Andreas!! Amazing pictures!!! :D
    admin 18:03 December 1, 2015 Reply
    Hey brotha!!! Thank you for the kind words. We all know the Heineken challenge winner will definitely be back on LA Graciosa next year..!

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