Arthur Meyerson Photograph

Join us for this unique and unforgettable journey to Madrid, capital city of Spain.

Our explorations of this city rich with history will also include a day trip to Toledo and Segovia. We’ll visit and photograph historic quarters, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards offering great street scenes and lifestyle photo opportunities.

Let by Internationally Acclaimed Photographer Arthur Meyerson, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your visual horizons under the guidance of one of the great masters in contemporary photography.

Take part and experience a renewed sense of energy, inspiration and vitality in your photography.

Check out this exclusive Interview with Arthur Meyerson before a recent award presentation:

Workshop course description provided by Arthur Meyerson:

This workshop is designed for both amateur and professional photographers wishing to strengthen their abilities to see and work in color.

It is similar in its focus and content to Arthur's popular "Color of Light" Workshops he teaches at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, The Maine Media Workshops and in Vancouver with Vancouver Photo Workshops.

However, this workshop will take out of the familiar surroundings of North America and introduce you to the incredibly visually stimulating environment of Madrid, Spain. Get ready to learn and be inspired!

Through daily shooting assignments, critiques, and discussions, participants acquire techniques to become more sensitive to light and its effects on color, composition, texture, pattern, and design.

Our main focus is on investigating color from a personal point of view, as we'll travel and photograph together some of the most beautiful sites and places in Madrid, Toledo and Cordoba.

Arthur guides and inspires participants to see how their unique vision of the world can help to develop and refine an individual style for personal enjoyment or commercial success.

The workshop begins with a review of each photographer’s images and a discussion of personal and career goals. In addition to addressing the aesthetics of color photography, Arthur leads group critiques and spends individual time with each participant. Daily assignments put classroom techniques into practice and take advantage of the stunning light and color of Madrid, Toledo and Cordoba..

This will be Arthur's 4th year teaching at Vancouver Photo Workshops. He will teach a similar workshop this year in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and he'll also head up an incredible photo tour to Spain immediately following his Madrid Workshop.

Participants will leave at the end of the workshop with a more dynamic portfolio, a greater awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, new technical skills, and an enhanced sensitivity to light and color.

This exclusive Workshop is limited to only 9 participants!

Registration Details and Fees:

A deposit of USD $500 is required to reserve your seat in this workshop! The balance is due by July 1st, 2010. This is also the day the workshop will be confirmed. Your deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel or postpone the workshop, in which you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

How to Register:

Please contact our office via email ( or phone 778.898.5256 to receive instruction on how to register for this once-in-a-lifetime phototour. At this time, online registration is NOT available for this workshop.

Please Note: SLR Camera only

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America's finest photographers.

For over 30 years, professional assignments have taken him around the world. His fascination with light, color and the moment continues and has culminated into an impressive body of personal work as well.

American Photo Magazine named him as one of the top photographers in advertising and on three separate occasions, he has been recognized as Adweek’s Southwest Photographer of the Year. He is also included in "The World’s Top Ten Annual Report Photographers" by Communication World.

Besides a listing in Who’s Who, his awards include gold medals from the New York Art Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Houston, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Photo/Design Magazine and the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award for his work on the Nike advertising campaign. Arthur has also been named by Nikon to their "Legends Behind the Lens" website.

Meyerson’s photographs have been collected and exhibited internationally and he has been featured in many publications including Communication Arts, Graphis, Digital Photo Pro, Photo Design, Zoom (France), Rangefinder, Portfolio, Idea (Japan), Novum (Germany), Photoworld (China), Fotodigital (Portugal) and Camera Arts.

A photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, Arthur teaches photography workshops and participates in speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Santa Fe Center for Photography as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Partial client list includes: Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, Apple, National Geographic, Lanai (Hawaii) Tourism, NFL, Compaq, Russell Athletic, United Airlines, Alfred Dunhill, Shell, Transamerica, Conde Nast, Texas Tourism, Norfolk Southern, American Express, Nikon, Eastman Kodak, Bank of America, Levis and Motorola.

Visit Arthur's website for more information and to see his captivating photography:



Basic photography knowledge required.


Maximum 9 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your film or digital camera and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.

We Provide:

* Tuition for photo workshop
* Expert leadership by Arthur Meyerson
* Two day trips to Toledo and Segovia
* Ground transportation to shooting locations in Madrid, Toledo and Segovia (airport transfers not included)
* Entrance fees and permits

What is not included:

* Accommodation: You must book your own hotel for this workshop (we can provide suggestions for hotels if you email us)
* Film and processing costs (if you are not shooting digital.)
* Airfare to and from Spain
* Travel Insurance, including health and trip cancellation insurance
* Optional tips to guides, local staff etc
* Meals and drinks not noted as included in the above itinerary
* Visas (if necessary)
* Excess baggage charges, airport taxes and other service charges
* Personal items (alcoholic beverages, laundry, film, batteries, etc)

What to expect:

In September, the climate in Spain is warm and dry. Expect temperatures to be in the mid 70's to lower 80's with generally low humidity levels. Temperatures decrease overnight.

Rain is scarce at this time of year. It is recommended to bring a light jacket and at least one pair of long pants. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, some of it at higher elevations, so bring comfortable shoes.

Other essentials include sunscreen (and/or hat) and don’t forget your swim wear. Although we plan to follow the itinerary very closely, changes may occur so you must be flexible and prepared for the unexpected.

Photography Restrictions:

Expect to freely photograph in most venues without restrictions. In some instances, however, the use of a flash or tripod may be prohibited, so please be prepared for low light shooting (fast lenses, high ISO film if you choose to work with film cameras). We will alert everyone of any such specific restrictions before we get to the shooting locations.

Please check the detailed trip schedule above to see where restrictions may be in effect.


Each participant is required to sign our waiver of limited liability before participating in this workshop. It is strongly recommended that participants purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including medical and trip cancellation coverage.

The waiver will be sent to all participants and we expect it to be returned by 2 weeks before departure at the very latest. Any questions, please contact our office.


In order to provide the best overseas workshops possible VPW keeps class sizes limited to 10-12 participants (depending on the workshop).

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our overseas workshops the following refund policies apply:

All workshops require a non-refundable deposit of $500 CDN. Full payment is required a minimum of 70 days prior to departure.

All payments made are non-refundable and we strongly suggest you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any cancellation fees applicable.

Note: Each workshop requires a minimum number of participants. Should the workshop fail to achieve minimum participation, VPW reserves the right to cancel the workshop and refund any deposits received or to apply a small group surcharge to each traveler. All participants will be notified a minimum of 70 days prior to departure of any changes to the advertised itinerary.

Each participant is required to sign our waiver of limited liability before leaving on this trip. It is strongly recommended that participants purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including medical and trip cancellation coverage.

The waiver will be sent to all participants and we expect it to be returned by 2 weeks before departure at the very latest.

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Workshop Dates Deposit Full Payment Due Group Meeting Place Tuition Registration
5 days September 3-7th, 2010 $500 CDN July 1, 2010 Madrid, Spain $1900 CDN Phone our office 778.898.5256 or email: