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A different academy with Stephen Butkus 



15th-20th MARCH 2024


Shades of Monochrome: A academy workshop starting with a captivating BW journey and film photography 


Mexico, Tulum - March 15th-20th 2024 
(limited to 12 pax)

(payment plans available)

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This experience workshop will include five days and four nights accommodation and adventures in Tulum. 

You will be learning and honing your skills on photography with Stephen, who has over 22 years in the industry as a professional photographer and artist.


This also includes the enrollments to ATELIERS ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. More information will follow. 

Discover the magic of film and how to use this in the digital world:

Learn the art of using film cameras and unlock the timeless charm of analog photography. 

Master the secrets to capturing stunning black and white images that speak volumes.

Learn how to adapt these skills to your digital camera and use the knowledge of mastering film photo to your advantage in the digital world. 

Explore the Psychology of Visual Storytelling:

Unveil the hidden layers of communication within photography. Understand how emotions and messages are conveyed through images, adding depth and meaning to your work.


Personalized One-on-One and Group Sessions:

Receive personalized guidance from Stephen and engage in enriching group sessions to exchange insights with fellow enthusiasts.


Celebrate Together:

Indulge in family dinners, where connections are forged, and long lasting friendships are built. 


Exhilarating Excursions:

Embark on exciting excursions and trips to breathtaking locations, providing the perfect backdrop for your creative exploration.


Top Models and Professional Shoots:

Work with industry-leading top models and master the art of setting up client pitches and executing flawless shoots.


Post-Production stage: Unlock post-production tricks to enhance your images and deliver exceptional final products.

"Work with the best models and talent in the industry and gain real time experience with Stephen on set".


Guest Speakers and Industry Insights: Benefit from the wisdom of guest speakers from the industry, gaining valuable insights and inspiration.

Unveil Tulum and the area around as we find the hidden gems: Discover the best shooting locations around. We have a team in place to make sure we get to the most remote locations. Stephen has also extensive knowledge in the area as a photographer. 


Forge lifelong connections with like-minded individuals who share your passion, supporting and inspiring each other on this extraordinary artistic journey.

"Be the first to embark on this transformative adventure by getting on the list early. gain invaluable skills and create memories that will last a lifetime."


Together, let's create an artistic legacy that transcends time.


Private accommodation/room (In suite with two rooms), A farewell dinner, Notebook, gift bag, classroom instruction, private coaching, local transportation, tours, leaders and local guides, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.​ You will also receive a member ship to my online "one on one" courses and a certificate that you attended the workshop. 

What will you learn? 
Well, these are just a few of the things you can look forward to on this workshop:


-Reading a scene to create dynamic, compelling compositions with model.

-How exposure settings affect the appearance and feeling of shadow and light in a photo. 

-How to best focus your camera while working with sunlight. 

-Learn how to use film photo to gain advantage to your digital photos. 

-How to communicate with subjects to better understand how to create the "perfect photo". 

-Workflow and post processing techniques to emphasize the story of your photo and realize your creative vision

And much, much more…


From past experience, the more questions and thirst for knowledge you bring to the workshop, the more you will get out of it. Bring those questions!

We will be staying at the amazing MUDRA TULUM / 

Yoga and meditation: Every morning you can join our guided meditation or yoga with instructor at set times. 

*not required to participate. 

Note on limited spaces: Workshops are limited to 12 participants. Small groups allow Stephen to provide one-on-one photography coaching in the field.

​A workshop participant may bring an additional guest/spouse for an add-on fee of $500. The guest receives all the benefits as a workshop participant except for photography instruction. (living in same room/bed)


Air fares, airport transfers, and airport taxes. Beverages and alcoholic drinks, meals that are not included in the itinerary, tips and gratuities. Personal expenses. Any other incidentals not listed under "Items Included”.


RETAINER: $500 USD Securing your spot/enrollment before 01. December 2024 (Non-Refundable / Non-Transferable) 

Workshop balance: The balance of $1400 is due and payable by January 10th, 2024, 8am EDT. If canceled after January 10th, 2024, 8am EDT full cost will be retained. Please contact us with payment options.

Can`t pay all at once? Totally understand that. We can sort that out with a downpayment deal of 2 payments. 1st of each months starting January 01st - February 01st as last. Contact me and we will do our best to accommodate this for you. 


Terms and refunds read here 




A Captivating Journey - Learn the magic of film photography! 15th-20th March 2024

Valid until canceled

5 days accommodation

Private room in two bedroom suite

4 days with photoshoots, tours and group sessions

Models to shoot

and much more..

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