Disney Institute poses three six-night photography workshops

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 Disney area).

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 topics studied.
  • 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 outdoors.
  • 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 features.

    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.

    Disney Institute
    Phone: (800) 282-9282, Ext. XP01.
    Web: www.disneyinstitute.com

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