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(In Oaxaca, Mexico)

6 Day Photo Workshop


$4,300 USD



Experience Day Of The Dead (Dia De Muertos) in Oaxaca, Mexico, with accomplished Mexican photographer David Coleman. David was born and raised in Mexico and is an expert with the Mexican people, customs, language, and world renowned Oaxacan culinary cuisine.

One of the world’s most colorful festivals, Dia De Muertos, or the Day Of The Dead, is both a celebration of ancestors and a cultural festivity.  


David is an expert photography instructor and visual storyteller who provides a safe and fulfilling photography workshop experience, planning the best sites and times of day for shooting, local fare, and comfortable accommodations in advance. The workshop also includes visual storytelling instruction and image review sessions.


“David Coleman leads fantastic workshops.  Daily classroom work and hands on shoots make a perfect pairing for learning.  He is an intelligent, funny, creative and kind teacher.  He knows his stuff and loves to share with his students. Gracias mil veces!"- Betsy Collins, Jackson, WY​

"David is an outstanding, caring instructor, artist and storyteller. He is encouraging, understands your level and works diligently with you to raise the bar of your work. His day and longer trips are expertly planned and based on his extensive experience in the region, filled with excellent food, thoughtful and smart classroom presentations and critiques, practically flawless logistics, and excellent shooting opportunities."- Bryan Scanlon, Walnut Creek, CA

“Everything about the Oaxaca Experience with David was just great—shooting locations with plenty of good subjects, helpful image reviews, instruction on becoming a visual storyteller, knowledgeable local guide, excellent food, fun workshop companions and more. David has photo trips to Mexico down to a science. Go with him and have a good time and come back with photos to add to your portfolio."- Eric Ahrendt, Contra Costa, CA​​

"Without exception, this was the best workshop I've ever attended.  Not only was the location spectacular (Oaxaca), but the learning environment was phenomenal.  I learned so many new things including how to use my new camera.  David has ultimate patience and is 100% focused on his students having the perfect experience in a perfectly safe and secure environment. I will be signing up and attending many more of his workshops." - Deborah Cole, Austin, TX


Day of the Dead in Oaxaca Experience - a collection of images taken during the "Day of the Dead Experience Photo Workshop"​.


Private single-occupancy accommodations, all breakfasts, two dinners, classroom instruction, private coaching, local transportation, tours, leaders and local guides, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.​

Note on limited spaces: Workshops are limited to 7 participants. Small groups allow David to provide one-on-one photography coaching in the field.

​A workshop participant may bring an additional guest for an add-on fee of $500. The guest receives all the benefits as a workshop participant except for photography instruction.



Air fares, airport transfers, and airport taxes. Beverages and alcoholic drinks, meals not included in the itinerary, tips and gratuities. Personal expenses. Any other incidentals not listed under "Items Included”.



RETAINER: $500 USD (Non-Refundable / Non-Transferable)

Workshop balance: The balance of $3,800 is due and payable by July 1st, 2025, 8am EDT. If canceled after July 1st, 2025, 8am EDT full cost will be retained. Please contact us with payment options.

Activity level: HIGH. Activities may include up to 10 mile walks and on uneven streets.

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