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After spending three hours in customs and immigration, Fred arrived from Los Angeles. Wendy drove from Rochester, New York, and Sarah flew in from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mike landed and went straight to bed after a long flight from Hong Kong. Once Sean arrives tomorrow, the faculty will all be here! We’re ready for another great adventure.

This time, we’re working at the amazing Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre. The architecture is gorgeous with great colors, intricate details and beautiful artworks. One of the more amazing details is a tapestry created using more than 1 million little silver, gold and black pins. It is breathtaking but only one of the many amazing details of this place.

Today, the team visited the locations the students will be photographing during the week. We have a couple of great locations, including a music camp in a century-old academy and the museum’s art restoration workshops.

On our second prep day, we set up the classroom and held a tech workshop with the students who will be our group captains to start the week. We powered through a lot of information and these students soaked it up! Mike led the group in a fast-paced introduction to the concepts, covering the basics of camera controls, downloading images, using editing software and setting up the projectors for our photo critiques.

With the students prepped, we headed back to the hotel for the last good night of sleep for the remainder of the week! We’re excited to get started with the students and see what great images they produce.

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