“After getting to know Jorge and Christelle through their online workshops, I decided it was time to book my first photo tour with them in Lisbon. This tour was centred around street photography and storytelling and done together with documentary photographer José Sarmento Matos. Still being a relative beginner in street photography, I was a bit unsure whether I would fit into the group. However, when we finally all met, these worries were quickly dispersed. Indeed, our diverse backgrounds, styles and levels of experience contributed to making this workshop so instructive and so much fun.
The workshop was a great mixture of short theory lessons, supplemented with plenty of helpful examples, lots and lots of time for shooting, as well as sessions for selecting and reviewing our pictures.
Christelle had flawlessly organised everything and was making sure that every single participant was well and at ease. Jorge and José were the most helpful (and patient) teachers you can imagine, providing us with as much help and input as we needed and could wish for, including the occasional pep talk. Having had two such experienced and gifted photographers for such a small number of students was really a massive benefit. And Christelle’s insights on colour theory were truly eye-opening.”
Over the course of the workshop week, my photography skills have made a substantial leap forward. I now take photos more consciously and deliberately, patiently waiting for the decisive moment to arrive. This was for sure not my last tour with The Raw Society and I am already looking forward to seeing them again.