About Our Workshops

An Introduction to

At this point, I mostly do custom tours and private expeditions, tailored to specific requests from word-of-mouth contacts. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you’d like me to assist you in creating the experience of a lifetime in Peru or Colombia. If you want to experience an event, festival or even a seemingly obvious Machu Picchu, there is still a unique and better way to approach it. Contact me!

I started PhotoExperience more than 12 years ago, with the intention of providing curious photographers a deeper, local experience. I developed these programs to pull back the veneer of tourist travel. I’d never been on a tour or a workshop of any kind and had no interest at all in “following” someone else’s program.

In the past ten years, I’ve maintained the simple standards that have helped my programs evolve from simple location-based outings in Cusco to broader and privileged experiences throughout South America: intimate groups, attention to detail at every level, photographic specialization through simple logistics, as well as outstanding food and spirited company.

My programs are designed specifically for travelers who enjoy photography at any level, where the more experienced can offer insights to the less experienced; and the more advanced can work individually within the framework I create for each unique trip. This permits a multi-layered and rewarding experience for any aspiring photographer. As past clients can attest, my commitment to unique insight means unique images.

Personal connections, collective experiences and local knowledge still open doors and invite you to create images to which few others have access. We eat exceptionally with local flavors providing nourishment and inspiration along the way. Our hosts are warm, welcoming and generous. An unrivaled ethnic and cultural pride is present in festivals, markets and everyday street activity. The colors and textures of everyday life – and, yes, some of the expected standards like Machu Picchu are always required, and worth it – are present with our every step.

My philosophy is give a client what they want. Maybe that’s how I live my own life, too. If my client is willing to take the time and investment to participate in one of my programs, s/he deserves all that I’ve promised from past trips. S/he imagines that all those positive testimonials to live up to those same expectations.

PhotoExperience is truly an all-around photo-opportunity which can’t be beat. Please watch the video, enjoy images from those who’ve joined our trips in the past (and read their testimonials!), but most importantly, don’t hesitate to call or email with any interest.

Hasta Pronto,

Adam L. Weintraub

Putting together a good workshop is an overwhelming task and nobody does it better than Adam. I’ve been to more workshops than I can count and his are the best hands down. He makes it so easy to do your best work and have fun. I’ve been back twice and plan on going a third time.
– Fred M. Blum,
San Francisco, CA