Photography Holiday Port Antonio, Jamaica
Mocking Bird Hill, Jamaica’s No.1 eco boutique hotel, are delighted to offer a 1 week travel photography course in Port Antonio, positioned on Jamaica’s untouched & lush North east coast. The course is the led by award-winning travel photographer Jon Whittle.
Full of surprises, the land of wood & water is filled with photographic opportunities via its wide range of landscapes: quite literally ‘Blue’ Mountains & waterfalls to verdant framed rain forest coves that lead to unspoiled wide sandy beaches, there is something for everyone. For those interested in portraiture the course offers plenty of opportunities to capture Jamaica’s dazzling people, who form the basis of the island’s motto ‘out of many one’.
If you have a preference for wildlife, the island is host to 28 endemic birds attracted to its rich flora & fauna that includes orchids and bromeliads, the greatest number on any Caribbean island. The parish of Portland is home to the world’s largest Swallow-tail butterfly as well as another 133 species of butterfly that enjoy the island’s verdant and montane forests.
Jon Whittle, a graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography in California and currently a Florida resident, is a staff photographer for the Bonnier Corporation, shooting for titles that include Islands, Caribbean Travel and Life, Garden Design, HOME Miami, Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, Conceive, Sound and Vision, and SNOW. Last year he won awards from the Garden Writers Association and Florida Magazine Association for best black & white shot. He has travelled on assignment to over 16 countries for over 20 magazines and private clients.
The course is geared toward the amateur/hobbyist photographer, looking to make the most from their DSLR camera, moving away from ‘automatic’ into ‘manual’ mode. Those with currently pocket cameras are welcome to attend to use the course as to help decide whether moving across to a DSLR is right for them before potentially investing in one.
Photography Course Price
US$ 1,989.00 per person in a double room.
This price is based on a minimum of 8 people attending the course and will decrease on a sliding scale as the numbers of attendees increase (max 14).
Total Length of Photography Course Package: 7-nights & 8-days
This Rate Includes:
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner and lunches on those days where specified (day 5 is picnic lunch and day 8 rustic traditional lunch at Charles Town).
Transportation ( except on day 1 from the Airport) and guides for hike on day 3, 4 and 5.
Museum entrance fee at Charles Town and traditional drumming and dancing.
Beverages and other incidentals, including the optional boat ride from Winnifred beach on Day 6 and Airport Transfer from Kingston on Day 1.
Once Mocking Bird Hill know how many people are coming on each particular flight we can quote accordingly for the transfer rate to the hotel based on the actual number of people.
If any of our guests need to overnight in Kingston to catch an early morning flight the team at Mocking Bird Hill will be happy to assist in making all necessary reservations on request.
To book your place on our travel photography course, please use our email form to contact us with your preferred dates.