AUTHOR Juan Bastidas
AUTHOR Juan Bastidas
Ecoventura is proud to announce that we’ll be offering two new specialty departure cruise dates featuring photography in 2018, with renowned local photographer Mauricio Torres!
You can expect a plethora of stunning photographs to come from these cruises, both of the local scenery and wildlife as well as of you and your travel companions.
About Mauricio Torres
Born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador and educated in Buenos Aires as a copywriter, Mauricio ventured into the world of photography almost by chance. While attending college, he was surrounded by photography students and they influenced Mauricio to pursue his newfound skill. Back in Ecuador, he left his advertising education to persue his passion of photography and never looked back.
Mauricio’s first job was as a Photographer aboard a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands where he polished his portraiture skills and produced thousands of images of local wildlife. After two years working on board, his love for portraiture took him to work with high profile publications in Ecuador. He became a regular collaborator with La Revista where he still has his own regular Sunday column.
Mauricio later started Foco Proyectos, which specializes in fashion editorials, while also teaching photography at a local institute as their Career Director.
In 2016, two events brought Mauricio back to documentary photography: the April earthquake that shook the Ecuadorian region, and his volunteer work with Bedouin communities in Palestine. His work has been shown at exhibitions in Ecuador and he is currently working on essays and new projects related to social photography and his wildlife photos from the Galapagos.
Ecoventura’s Photography Experience in Galapagos
While on site with Ecoventura, Mauricio will be filling a multitude of roles, all of which will serve to make your Galapagos photographs infinitely better — and will make you a better photographer long after you’ve returned from your trip!
Mauricio’s work begins by greeting you at the airport when you arrive in Galapagos. Some of the things offered to those embarking on our photography departures will include:
- A small class full of tips on wildlife photography. These classes will be a one-hour activity in which practical tips are given, so that guests can make the most of the time they have to actively shoot wildlife and receive expert critiques from Mauricio. In addition, some basic lighting tips will be provided for shooting in natural light conditions and how different types of light can be used to your advantage.
- A small guide will be printed for guests including photos and information on wildlife from the islands. This can be taken to the island as a guide for people to know what they are shooting.
- To end the cruise, there will be a farewell gathering featuring a slideshow exhibiting some of the best guest photography from the week accompanied by music.
Mauricio’s role isn’t limited to just an instructor during your cruise on the MV ORIGIN. On the contrary, he’ll accompany the guests during their shore walks where he’ll discretely photograph you and your companions to obtain candid photographs that you’ll be able to cherish for a lifetime.
Please note: These two photography-centric departures also feature all our regular activities and excursions offered on every Ecoventura cruise.
Ecoventura’s Focus on Photography Departures with Mauricio Torres are scheduled for the following weeks on the MV ORIGIN:
NOVEMBER 04-11 2018 – itinerary B
NOVEMBER 11-18 2018 – Itinerary A
Rates are $7850 per person double occupancy and currently there is an early bird discount of 10% available. Book one week for a 7 night cruise or both weeks back to back for a two week trip.
Contact us today to with questions or to book the adventure of a lifetime!