LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The Disney Institute in 2000 offers three
commissionable, six-night photography workshops aimed at levels of
skill ranging from budding shutterbugs to advanced amateurs. The
workshops will be taught by professional photographers.
Presented in conjunction with Nikon, each program calls for
classroom presentations, photo reviews and workshops.
Field experiences include the use of subject matter within the
47-square-mile Walt Disney World Resort -- such as an African
savannah (at Animal Kingdom) and neon nightlife (in the Downtown
The workshops include:Photographic Century, Jan. 22 to 28, with Pulitzer Prize winner
Eddie Adams as a guest presenter. Light, composition, architecture,
color, flash secrets, design and digital photos will be among the
The Magic Kingdom, Epcot's World Showcase, Downtown Disney and
the Disney-MGM Studios are visited.
Other photographers who will serve as guest instructors include
Jill Enfield, Bob Krist, Jay Maisel and Steve McCurry. The course
also includes a one-day Nikon School session with lunch.
Program tuition is $1,635 per person, double, or $2,099, single.
Also included are six nights in a bungalow unit at the Disney
Institute, two additional Disney Institute programs, some meals and
a party.Nature and Wildlife I, May 6 to 12, is designed for budding
photographers and hobbyists. Guests join experts and guest
photographers to learn creative techniques for shooting
Celebrity photographers are Pat O'Hara, Daniel J. Cox, Dr. Wayne
Lynch and B. Moose Peterson.
Field experiences include an early-morning outing to the African
savannah to photograph giraffes, elephants, ostriches and gazelles
as they graze; a visit to a wilderness preserve to photograph
waterfowl; an experience focusing on flower and landscape subjects,
and a trip to photograph birds of prey.
Program tuition is $1,635 per person, double; $2,099, single.
Included are the bungalow unit, some meals, photo reviews, Nikon
camera equipment and Kodak film and processing.Nature and Wildlife II, Nov. 5 to 11, is designed for more
advanced amateurs looking to market their photos and to create an
outdoor professional portfolio. Students are encouraged to bring
past photos for their portfolio.
The program's field experiences, similar to those in the Nature
and Wildlife I event, provide additional opportunities for students
to add photos.
Guest photographers include Jim Brandenburg, John Shaw, Rod
Planck and David Middleton.
Program tuition is $1,785 per person, double, or $2,249, single.
Included are bungalow accommodations, photo technique programs,
field experiences, photo reviews, some meals and other
In addition to photography, the Disney Institute offers
gardening, culinary arts, television and video production,
animation, and sports and fitness.
The campus-like setting also offers a 38,000-square-foot Fitness
Center, a full-service spa, an 18-hole championship golf course,
lighted clay tennis courts and six swimming pools.
Dining opportunities include a full-service restaurant serving
classic Floridian dishes, a coffee shop and a piano lounge offering
cordials and light fare.
Phone: (800) 282-9282, Ext. XP01.