Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan
3 Day Workshop
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6, 2016

Adam Marelli Photography Workshop: Kyoto, Japan

This 2016 workshop is now sold out; you can register for the 2017 workshop.


During the workshop we will cover a number of locations to give photographers a sense for Kyoto.  It would be impossible to summarize in a single trip.  Even after four years of working in Japan, it feels like we are just scratching the surface.  The aim is to give you a sampling of locations and subjects ranging from the well known sites to the less visited areas that we have found over the years.

Aside from Kyoto’s temples and gardens, the city has a rich collection of craftsmen making their mark on the international design world.  Their work can be found from five star hotels to the tea rooms of the Geisha and tea masters.  We will visit one of their workshops for a private shoot, so you can see, first hand, what lies below the surface of Japanese traditions.

To register for the workshop, click the Register button above.  For more information about Adam Marelli Workshops, visit our Workshops page.  If you have any questions prior to signing up, please feel free to contact us at



Here is a preview of what our typical three-day workshop itinerary looks like.


10:00 am – 6:00 pm  Introduction Lecture, City Briefing, Afternoon scouting and Shoot


6:30 am – 8:30 am  Morning Shoot followed by Zazen (Zen Meditation class)

9:00 – 1:30 pm  Free time

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Lecture, Afternoon Craftsman Shoot + Evening City Shoot


10:00 am – 6:00 pm  Morning Shoot, Review + Post Production Tutorial

What’s covered

Workshop enrollment covers all workshop activities, location shooting fees, model fees, intercity transportation, a summary of workshop material/resources, and use of workshop meeting spaces.


At your discretion

Transportation, food, and lodging are at the discretion of the photographer.  They are not included in the workshop cost, but if you need help with hotel suggestions, please email us.


Sign Up and Set Up Your Complimentary 1-on-1

We understand that if you’ve never taken an Adam Marelli Workshop before, you may have some questions or concerns.  This is why Adam offers a complimentary 30-minute private call with each first time workshop participant.  After you complete the workshop registration form, we’ll get in touch with you to set up your call.

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Each workshop requires a 50% non-refundable deposit.  Final payment is due 90 days prior to the commencement of the workshop.


Cancellation Policy

After the non-refundable deposit is accepted, if you need to cancel or postpone enrollment in a workshop, you may transfer the deposit to another available workshop anytime within the next calendar year. (eg, If you enrolled for a 2017 May workshop and are unable to attend, you can apply it any other workshop up to the end of May 2018)

If you have made full payment and need to cancel prior to 90 days before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the second payment amount.

If you need to cancel inside of 90 days from the workshop commencement, there is no refund, but you can transfer the entire amount to a later workshop up to one calendar year from the original workshop start date.

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