Travel Photo Conference Peru
The grand festivals of Cusco:
Inti Raymi
and Corpus Christi
Portrait, travel and street photography workshop
during fantastic festivals in the highlands of Peru

June 18 - 25, 2019,
early bird prices from $1950
If you like photography and fantastic travel experiences, join our Travel Photo Conference in Peru.

We will visit two spectacular festivals, Inti Raymi and Corpus Christi, capture the sunrise over Machu Picchu and attend inspirational photography talks by professional photographers
What is the Travel Photo Conference?
Get inspired and take your best ever pictures in the world's most spectacular locations
1
Visit fantastic destinations and events
Travel Photo Conferences happen in the most stunning destinations, such as Peruvian highlands. We also choose the best time to go: the season of big celebrations and spectacular events, such as Inti Raymi and Corpus Christi.
2
Get inspired and learn about photography
Travel Photo Conference program includes 10+ talks about photography, art, local history and culture. We invite guest speakers who'll introduce you to local traditions, explain how to act on the festivals and events, give you photography advice, talk about the great artists and charge you with inspiring stories.

We cover a wide range of topics from photography basics to a history of local art, so no matter what is your photography experience, we hope you'll find a lot of inspiration in our conference program.
3
Take your best ever pictures
Practice, practice, practice. Take your camera, go to a field and bring your ideas to life. Travel Photo Conferences is an unique opportunity to learn new information and try to execute it immediately in the field, during festivals, photography walks or excursions.
Join us if:
You are into photography (beginner or pro)
No matter if you are beginner or professional, you'll find a great source of inspiration during Travel Photo Conference. Meet like-minded people, find new ideas for pictures, share the experience and practice in the field with fellow photography enthusiasts.
You like to visit unique places
Travel with us to a fantastic locations: Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. These are some of the New Wonders of the world, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and just dream destinations. We'll go there during the time of great festivals: Corpus Christi and Inti Raymi, and join the celebrations! That's a great opportunity to take fantastic pictures.
You want to take your pictures to a new level
We'll have 10 inspiring talks about photography, art and local culture with incredible guest speakers, covering everything from basics of photography to local nuances such as dealing with locals. We hope to give you a boost of inspiration, and you'll be able to practice new skills right on the spot in Cusco and Machu Picchu!
Why it's important to join
the Travel Photo Conference Peru
in 2019?
Celebration of photography and traditional culture in one of the most beautiful places in the world
2 festivals and
3 UNESCO World Heritage sites within a week!
In 2019, spectacular festivals of Inti Raymi and Corpus Christi happen within a week (dates of Corpus Christi change each year). It is the best opportunity if you want to take stunning portraits and city pictures.

Apart from the festivals, Cusco is known for fantastic locations around: historical center of Cusco, sanctuary of Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Rainbow mountain and the Titicaca lake.
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5 world-class
photo excursions
During Travel Photo Conference we will go on day tours and walks, designed specially for photographers.

We'll see sunrises and sunsets over the most spectacular locations such as Plaza de Armas of Cusco, Machu Picchu, the Rainbow mountain and ruins of Moray.

We'll travel around to see historic locations, participate in celebrations and festivities, meet locals and learn about their way of living.

If you want to practice portrait, street, landscape or event photography, this is the place to be.
10 inspirational photo,
art and culture talks
Travel Photo Conference has an intensive program with talks about photography, art and local culture.

Professional photographers, historians, art specialists will share their inspiring experiences, photography vision, as well as everything you need to know about Peru, its history and culture.

We work on the program now and will announce speakers within upcoming weeks.
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Special Machu Picchu visit
We'll go to Machu Picchu early in the morning to capture the sunrise over the legendary city and walk around it's sacred locations.

This is one of the best opportunities to visit Machu Picchu if you want to capture stunning pictures of the Inca city, and combine it with two spectacular events: Inti Raymi and Corpus Christi.

(Sunrise entrance ticket availability is limited, so don't be slow!)
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Cozy accommodation in
the heart of Cusco
We stay in one of the best hotels around Plaza de Armas, central square of Cusco and the heart of all festivities.

We provide double and twin rooms, so you can have a room on your own, go with a partner or share room with another photographer.

The hotel is located less than 100 meters from Plaza de Armas, the main location for festivals and celebrations.
Lake Titicaca extra program
If you want to see more, join us for 2 extra days on the trip to the highest navigable lake in the world to meet with fantastic Uros and Taquile cultures.

Uros people live on the floating islands that they made of totora reef. Taquile is famous for its men weaving traditions that are included in UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage list.

We'll spend the whole day on Titicaca, visiting different islands and meeting local people.
Take your best ever pictures
in one of the most beautiful cities in the world
P.S. Early bird prices till February 28
Travel Photo Conference Program
June 18 - 25, 2019
Day 1, June 18
Arrival into Cusco
Travel program: arrival into Cusco, accommodation in the hotel, acclimatization to the altitude. We'll meet you in the airport, just tell us the flight details.
Conference program: Evening introduction talk about Peru, Cusco, Incas, Quechua, local way of life, history, festivals and other important things that every photographer should know. How to deal with locals in Peru, what is allowed to do on the festivals, and how to approach private individuals if you want to take a picture
Day 2, June 19
Photography warm-up
Travel program:

Morning: early morning walk around the historical center of Cusco. We will explore the surroundings, check for different filming points, visit the local market to warm up the photography skills and get ready for the upcoming festivals.

After lunch: scouting walk around Cusco. During this walk we will look for incredible photography locations. It also will help you to navigate freely during photography walks in upcoming days. Sharing results in the evening (or you can keep them secret if you want)

Evening: sunset and blue hour photoshoot on Plaza de Armas (cityscapes)
Conference program:

Talk 1. Understanding your camera: the basics of photography everyone must know.

Talk 2. What is Corpus Christi: costumes, traditions, history, event plan

Talk 3. Scouting basics: how to plan your photography walks in the city you've never been to?
Day 3, June 20
Corpus Christi celebration
Travel program:

We will spend the whole day on the festival, participating in the dancing parade and meeting local people.

Early in the morning people start bringing highly decorated statues of saints to the Cusco cathedral (just 100 meters from our hotel). The main parade starts at 11am and lasts till late afternoon, so you'll have plenty of time to master portrait and street photography.
Conference program:

Talk 1. Cataloging and postprocessing workshop: how to keep your pictures in order and to postprocess them in no time
Day 4, June 21
The Sacred Valley of the Incas
Travel program:

Today we divide into few small groups, board the minibuses and go travel around the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We'll visit enormous agriculture laboratory of Moray, see traditional salt mines in Salinares de Maras, walk through cozy farmer towns and visit local weaving communes, where people preserve traditional way of textile production.

Sunset over ruins of Moray.

If you book Machu Picchu visit, in the evening we board the train to Machu Picchu and stay for the night in Aguas Calientes, the gate to Machu Picchu, to go there to see the sunrise.

If you don't book Machu Picchu visit, you will return to hotel in Cusco in the evening.
Conference program:

Talk 1. Culture of Inca Empire: agriculture, communes, roads, writing

Talk 2. Peruvian textile

Talk 3. Machu Picchu. The city, history, rules, opportunities for photographer
Day 5, June 22
Machu Picchu
We wake up early in the morning to catch the first bus to Machu Picchu and to see the sunrise over the lost city of the Incas.

After the sunrise photoshoot we go for a walk around the legendary Inca city to see it's stunning stone work and sacred places.

After noon we board the train and through the mountain gorge return to the Sacred Valley. Back to Cusco in the evening
Conference program:

TBA
Day 6, June 23
Rainbow mountain tour or free day in Cusco
Day of rest and free walks around the city.

Optional day trip to the Rainbow mountain to see the sunrise there.
Conference program:

Talk 1. Understanding Inti Raymi: history, costumes, program, locations

Talk 2. Inspiration series.
Day 7, June 24
Inti Raymi: the Feast of the Sun
Full day at the main festival of the Inca times, now reconstructed with the best Quechua actors.

On the sunrise, the procession gathers in Coricancha, the Temple of the Sun, where they address to the rising sun. After that, the ceremony starts moving towards the Plaza de Armas, following the path of Inca Pachacuti, laid down more than 600 years ago.

Soon the procession reaches Sacsayhuaman, the enormous fortress on the top of the hill, where the Great Inca gives a speech to people and the sun, and the llama is being sacrificed. Then the main festivity is closing down and we'll head back to the centre of the Cusco for afterparties and side festivities.
Conference program:

TBA
Day 8, June 25
End of the Conference
Departure from Cusco at any time

or

You can stay for 2 more days to see the famous lake Titicaca
and meet Uros people living on the floating islands
Do you want to join?
Book your seat now
and get special early bird price
(and secure your Machu Picchu ticket, they are limited)
Why to visit peru with travel photo club
Top 8 must-visit
locations and events
that we'll definitely see
on this trip
The most spectacular, inspiring places and celebrations during our trip
1. Cusco

The capital of the Inca Empire, the world's archaeology capital and UNESCO World Heritage site
2. Inti Raymi
The Feast of the Sun, the winter solstice celebration, the major festivity of the Inca times
3. Corpus Christi
One of the main Catholic celebrations in Peru
4. Machu Picchu
The legendary "Lost city of the Incas" in the Amazon rainforest
5. Sacred Valley
Epic landscapes of Peruvian highlands,
enormous Inca fortresses and rural lifestyle
6. Sacsayhuaman
Massive Inca fortress with a fantastic view to Cusco,
and many other historic locations
7. Rainbow mountain
Sunrise photoshoot over the iconic valley
8. Lake Titicaca
The highest navigable lake in the world and home to spectacular cultures of Uros and Taquile
6 important reasons to visit Peru with us.
This is a really special event
and a great opportunity to visit Peru
Get INSPIRED and find new ideas
Take yourself to one of the most beautiful locations in the world, join festivals and celebrations, get new ideas and take your photography skills to the new level
Meet AMAZING people
Spend a week with like-minded people, who are passionate about photography and travel: we're sure that you'll find some great friends and long-lasting connections there.
Stay IN THE HEART of events
Our hotel is located right next to Plaza de Armas, the location of almost all major celebrations. It is the best way to be in the right place and don't miss your chances.
Learn FROM THE BEST professionals
The conference program is full of inspiring talks and art subjects. You'll get advice about photography techniques, learn about great masters of art, and practice in the field!
Travel LIKE A PROFESSIONAL reporter
The event is designed by photographers, for photographers. No matter how advanced is your level, you'll find a lot of opportunities to take fantastic pictures.
EXPLORE THE WORLD through a camera
Visit spectacular events, meet locals, be in the heart of festivities, and visit the most beautiful locations in the world! Travelling with a camera is a great way to explore the globe.
Do you want to know more
about the trip?
Schedule a demo call
with the conference team: we'll be happy to tell you about the program and answer your questions
Speakers and guides
Professional photographers, art specialists, historians and just fantastic people that will help you to take your best ever pictures
Alex Permyakov
Founder of Travel Photo Club
Alex is a dedicated travel photographer and founder of Travel Photo Club. Born in the middle of Siberia, he's been travelling through the nature since childhood. Since then, he worked with National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.
Flavio Huamani Quejia
General manager @ Photo Tours Peru
Flavio is one of the most experienced photography guides in Peru. He was born in Cusco, speaks Quechua, Spanish and English, and shows his native land to photography enthusiasts.
TBA
Next speakers to be announced
We have 10+ talks to happen during the conference days, covering various photography and culture subjects. As the program is being updated, we'll add more speakers here.
Want to join as a speaker?
If you have incredible photography experience, art knowledge or something that might be interesting for the conference program,
send your speaker application here
Join us as a speaker
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Schedule a demo call
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Prices
Early bird price: from $1950
if booked before February 28, based on double occupancy.

From $2350 after March 1.

What's included: accommodation in Cusco, all local transportation, photography talks program, 5 world-class photo excursions, good breakfast in the hotel.
Extra costs: international flight to Cusco and back, meals in cafes and restaurants, tips and souvenirs, travel and medical insurance, extra days at the lake Titicaca
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