World-class photography programs for teens

Photograph taken by Rustic Pathways program student. RUSTIC PATHWAYS

With a focus on experiential education, Rustic Pathways has long been offering programs that supplement classroom learning with hands-on opportunities.

Photography is one of the areas in which Rustic Pathways has designed specialized programs for high school students looking to expand their skills while staying in amazing destinations. With programs for the curious student picking up a camera for the first time and also for the practised photographer looking to develop a professional portfolio, there is a program for every level of experience.

The Himalayan Photo Expedition is a two-week -long program in India that takes students from colourful local festivals to the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Tribal Shooters and The Village Documentary Project are two programs that combine community service and learning about photography in the Hill Tribe region of Northwestern Thailand. Students live in traditional villages and they experience and document the local way of life.

There are two multi-country photography programs for adventurous travellers. Frontier Photography is an exciting photographic study across Thailand, Burma, and Laos. Students spend time photographing a diverse range of subjects, from the various ethnic groups of Eastern Burma to the French colonial architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang.  From the picturesque waters of Ha Long Bay to the striking form of Angkor Wat, the Snapshots of Indochina program visits some of the most beautiful locations in South East Asia.

Rustic Pathways is also excited to announce three new Advanced Photo Workshops for the summer of 2012 in Ghana, Morocco, and Mongolia. These programs are designed for the experienced photographer who is considering continued or professional study. Students on these programs will assume the life of a photojournalist and each will design their own projects with the help of two professional photographers.

See for more information. — KEVIN PORTER

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