SMA Workshops

June 16, 2012 ·

Michael Reichmann

Winter 2012 – 2013 Schedule

Accepting Waitlist Requests 

San Miguel de Allende

During winter 2012 – 2013 I will be teaching three Master Class level private photographic workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (SMA). Limited to just three participants per workshop, we will spend four days in and around San Miguel doing cultural and street photography as well as architectural and landscape work. We will do portfolio reviews as well as concentrate on advanced Lightroom and Photoshop image editing. These Master Class workshops are designed for mid-level to advanced photographers, both professionals as well as enthusiasts and fine-art photographers. 

As a part-time resident of SMA for several years I have come to know and love this historic colonial town.San Miguelis a designated World Heritage site and is located in the highlands of central Mexico.  It is a thousand kilometers south of the US border and four hours north of Mexico City. San Miguel is safe, colorful, and overflowing with photographic potential and cultural interest.

Sunset In The Square – SMA

All Inclusive

Each four day workshop is all-inclusive:

– transportation by private car between the airport at Leon (the closest airport – code BJX) and your hotel in San Miguel (connections are usually via Houston, Texas)

– a private room in afour star hotel for four nights

– all meals and beverages ( we will dine in some of the best restaurants in San Miguel (of which there are many)

– local transportation while in and around San Miguel

The workshop fee is U.S. $3,995

Your air fare from your home to the airport in Leon, Mexico and return is not included.

If you wish to bring a non-photographer spouse, there will be a supplementary charge of $995 to cover hotel accommodation and most meals during the four days. There are a many fascinating things to do in San Miguel (besides photography) and tours and other arrangements can be made for spouses on request.

The Passing Crowd – SMA


I will be offering three workshops during late 2012 and early 2013 in San Miguel.

Early December, 2012 SORRY, OLD OUT

Sunday, December 9  – Friday, December 14, 2012

Late January, 2013 SORRY, OLD OUT

Sunday, January 20 – Friday, January 25, 2013

Early March, 2013 SORRY, OLD OUT

Sunday, March 3 – Friday, March 8, 2013

Sample Itinerary for Each of the Workshops

Sunday:afternoon / evening. Arrive San Miguel. Welcome reception and dinner

Monday:Street photography in San Miguel. Walking, exploring and shooting

Tuesday:Architectural and landscape shooting in and near Mineral de Pozos, an abandoned silver mining town less than an hour from SMA

Wednesday: Landscape shooting, including a visit to Atotonilco, a World Heritage site near SMA,  and other nearby small villages for cultural photography

Thursday:Portfolio reviews, Lightroom and Photoshop training, HDR, Panos, and printing

Friday:Travel home

The daily schedule is just to give you a sense of the activities, and may be varied depending on circumstances and the group’s particular interests.


The Instructor

Your instructor will be Michael Reichmann, the primary author and publisher of this web site. Michael has been a fine art photographer for many years and his work can be found in private and public collections world-wide. He is the author of hundreds of articles, essays and tutorials on various aspects of photography, and has been a Contributing Editor toPhoto Techniquesmagazine as well as a contributor to American Photo. Michael is also a consultant to a number of photographic companies in Europe and Asia, and is an invited guest speaker at conferences and seminars around the world. He has lead field workshops on six continents and more than 20 countries world wide.


Other Information

Some people hear the name “Mexico” and they imagine crime and other problems. While this can be a reality in some parts of the country, most of Mexico is very safe and that is especially true of San Miguel de Allende, which is located in the mountains in the center of the country. SMA is known as “The Heart of Mexico“.

San Miguel is a very lovely colonial town and has one of the world’s best climates. It is located at an altitude of more than 6,000 feet and as a consequence, though quite far south, SMA’s winter weather features warm days, cool evenings and mostly clear skies. Butterflies and hummingbrids are a year-round feature.

Mineral de Pozos


To Find Out More and to Register

These three exclusive workshops will have just three participants each. Available spaces will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. These workshops fill up very quickly, so if one of these dates meets your schedule – don’t procrastinate!

The all-inclusive fee is USD $3,995 (no taxes). A deposit of $1,000 is required upon registration. If you have to cancel for any reason prior to 60 days before your workshop begins, $900 of the deposit fee will be refundable.  The balance of $2,995 is payable no later than 60 days before your workshop begins. Payment  must be received by then to avoid forfeiting your registration and deposit.

You are responsible for your air transpiration to the Leon airport. Transport from the airport to and from the hotel in SMA will be provided by private car service. Spouse are welcome, and will be included in non-photographic excursions, meals and activities. There is a supplemental charge of  $995 for spouses to cover airport transportation, hotel accommodations, and all group meals during the four days of the workshop.

To register for this exclusive workshop or to find out more,

Accepting Waitlist Requests 

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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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