Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this workshop?

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn street photography with one of the pioneers in the field - Arien Chang. Together with Kasia Trojak, they have created an excellent itinerary and organized an experience that is both challenging and rewarding. The workshop objective is to create a portfolio of publishable quality. 

What is the teaching style of the workshop?

The idea is to give every participant an opportunity to have the experience of shooting with Arien Chang. We will have group photo walks and also smaller walks where everyone will have an opportunity for one-on-one critique. During Portfolio reviews, Chang will select images to create a final porfolio and give feedback on what to improve. 

What are the photography experience requirements to attend the workshop?

This workshop is open to all creatives who are interested in street and documentary photography who want to improve on their skill set and develop a portfolio. To take a full advantage of the workshop, please shoot on a digital camera so that the images can be processed and reviewed on a daily basis. 

What do I need to bring? 

  • Camera Body + Lens (or lenses) - Chang’s suggested lenses are 28mm or 35mm primes (but bring what you normally use)
  • Enough SD Cards to shoot 1000+ photos a day, Extra Batteries, battery charger
  • Laptop for editing photos + photo editing software such as Lightroom
  • On Camera Flash for photographing at night
  • A Small LED on camera light (optional)

The weather in Oaxaca this time a year is very nice. It can be very warm during the day but chilly in the mornings/evenings. It is recommended to bring light, breathable clothing, a sunhat for the day and a light jacket and a sweater for the night. A protective pair of comfortable shoes for walking many steps in the crowd is a must. 

How do I sign up for the workshop?

Please email to sign up. A deposit is required to hold a spot. Remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.  Previous participants of the Oaxaca Workshop get a big discount - please inquire via email. 

What is the cancellation policy?

In case of a need for a cancelation, please email us 2 weeks before the start of the workshop for a full refund. If cancelled less than 2 weeks before, we will need to keep the deposit. 
If cancelation is made by Chang, all fees including the deposit will be refunded. Please have travel insurance in case the workshop needs to be cancelled. It is advisable to book travel after the workshop is confirmed.