Florence 2016 Mentoring Workshop


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Join David duChemin for a week in Florence, Italy this fall. This is an intensive workshop designed to explore your creative process, hone your photographic craft and create a cohesive body of work. You will explore, often on your own, the streets of these astonishing cities, share meals together, engage in honest critiques of your ongoing work, and be challenged to push yourself by someone who cares deeply about your art and won’t take no for an answer.

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The Florence Workshop
October 08-14, 2016.
7-night accommodation and meals included.
Four (4) participants only. 

USD $4,900

These are not workshops for beginners, nor are they city tours. You will come ready to work, to be challenged, to wonder, and to laugh hard. Each workshop will be open to a maximum of 4 participants. To be sure that small group experiences the best dynamics possible, enrollment is on approval only after reviewing a *10-image portfolio and short application form.

*Note: Images need to be 1200-pixels on the long side, and compressed into a .ZIP file - the total file size limit is 10mb.

That’s the business stuff. What will this week really be like? Late nights talking about life and art and craft over Italian wine and great food. Hours walking in the changing lights on Italian cobbled streets with your camera, looking for your muse. Coffee with David while you discuss your work and laugh, or cry, about challenges and victories of creative work passionately pursued. People usually do a little of both. Because if you aren’t willing to both laugh and cry about it, it’s probably not worth going all that way for.

Everyone’s process is different: we begin at different places and we journey to different places, so everyone's experience will be different. But the principles of how we do that are often very similar. David is deeply, unapologetically passionate about your photography, and your creative life, and will do whatever he can to help you move further along. This will be a week you never forget.

Complete the online application form and don’t hesitate to get in touch with Corwin Hiebert if you need more information or clarification regarding the terms and conditions outlined in the application.


"I consider myself an advanced photographer, and make my living teaching photography, but everyone needs a little boost now and then (myself included). David’s workshop in Venice helped me to see and approach photography differently, and I also learned to appreciate the patience and solitude required to create a compelling photograph." ~ Nicole S. Young

"Joining David on his Venice workshop goes down as one of the most pivotal experiences of my photography career and it's not because of his intimate knowledge of this beautiful city (he really does have intimate knowledge of it). Rather, it was because of the special bond that formed between the mentor and the student during an intensive week of pushing your boundaries and your creative abilities. It's in the particular, personalized way that David challenges you to grow that makes this investment pay back with dividends." ~ Brian Matiash

"There are tons of amazing photographers out there and what feels like endless choices for workshops, seminars and fancy packaged trips. I was searching for a mentor. Someone who would take me to the edge, tell me it was going to be okay and then push me off. David showed me that fearless, curiosity and passion are attributes that the best photographers actively pursue and cultivate. I will forever cherish the evenings drinking prosecco, the days wringing every drop from life and my newfound sense of where I wish to take and pursue my craft." ~ Sean Howard


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