Manila, Philippines 2017

Manila, Philippines 2017
3 day workshop
Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19, 2017

Adam Marelli Photography Workshop: Manila, Philippines


We are pleased to announce the first A\MARELLI Workshop in the Philippines, which will launch this March (2017) in Manila.  Registration is now open.


This past spring I hosted a private workshop for Victor Calanog and Raffy David.   They arrived with a simple goal.  They wanted to take professional grade pictures of their families, travels, and experiences.  It is an honest goal that many photographers have, but don’t often achieve.


Our lives are our greatest works of art, why not capture the important moments as we live them?


In Victor’s words:


“We took a two day workshop with Adam Marelli in New York City last May, and within the first two hours our eyes were opened to new approaches of ‘reading’ light and shadow, composition and perspective. The lessons were both intensely practical, and derived from first principles of classical art and design. Months after our session, we are still exploring topics and ideas birthed from those initial conversations!


Adam is a gifted teacher, and we are excited and honored to share the experience with workshop participants in the Philippines. Yes, we are attending the workshop again, as there is so much more to learn – this time using the magnificent backdrop of our country of origin.”


–Victor Calanog

Adam Marelli Manila Photography Workshop Staircase



The Manila Workshop will focus on three areas which every photographer encounters at home and on the road.


• How to master environmental and candid portraits
• Finding perfect natural light in any setting, with a focus on architecture
• Learn how I edit pictures to create natural looking pictures that glow


Here is a before and after portrait made by Victor Calanog to give you an idea for how far he has progressed using the lessons I teach.





10:00 am – 12:00 pm Introduction Lecture covering environmental portraiture, how to light people without artificial light, and the secrets to cropping people derived from the teachings of Leonardo Da Vinci.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Environmental model shoot



7:00 am  Departure

9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Full day shooting of artisans, iconic architecture, and cultural practices.

7:00 pm  Group Dinner



10:00 am – 1:00 pm  How to post process images for a natural look

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Final shoot, followed by closing dinner


Editing a photograph is like adding salt when cooking and here’s why…


Salt is essential to almost every cuisine. A little salt, properly placed, feels necessary.  It is an enhancer and amplifier of existing flavors.  It allows flavors to express themselves more clearly, but should not introduce anything that is not already there.


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

If this is your first A\Marelli Workshop, 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 register for the workshop, we’ll get in touch with you to set up your call.



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.  For example, if you’re enrolled for a 2017 May workshop and are unable to attend, you could 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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