Lessons and sessions

Many hotels are offering guests the Chance to improve their skills through classes with professionals photographers.


Joe McNally will lead a weeklong workshop in September at Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, in which he will focus on camera skills, lighting language and compositional techniques, with lessons that will include taking guests into a jungle. The wildlife photographer Steve Winter, who leads one of the new three-night trips offered by banyan Tree Mayakoba resort in Mexico, said his immersive experiences would focus on photojournalism (rates from 2.499 dollars double occupancy).
Some hotel classes focus solely on the smartphone. Miraval Arizona Resort& Spa offers an Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone Lesson on which guests learn about ambient light and composition techniques in the Sonoran desert. There are pricier versions. The Leica store in Washington has joined with the city's Capella hotel to offer a 50.000 dollars package that comes with four cameras, tutorials with two professional photographers and  family portrait session.