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Aftershoot Retreat

SACRED VALLEY
Be a part of Aftershoot’s first ever photography event.
Level up with photography workshops, shooting tours, and network with leading photography experts.
21-23 May, 2024 / Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
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21-23 May, 2024 / Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru
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Why Attend?

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Learn From The Best

Attend insightful workshops and talks, go for live shoots, and engage 1-on-1 with leading photography experts.

Great Networking Opportunities

Interact with peers from the professional photography space and widen your network of partners and vendors.

Explore Top Brands

Check out the latest gear and software, and get your hands on exclusive deals.

Must-Attend After Parties

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to make friends for life at the after parties.

Schedule

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Arrive & Unwind Over Evening Cocktails

Check in to the hotel and spend a leisurely evening with fellow participants & experts
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Talks & Workshops with Seasoned Experts

A day full of education and learning with our speakers at various talks and workshops
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Shooting Tours, Masterclasses, & Awards

Capture stunning shots in the Sacred Valley, attend Aftershoot masterclasses, and end with an award ceremony
*Detailed Schedule Coming Soon
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Meet Our Speakers

Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd

Sam is an American photographer with a unique and colorful style, Sam's portraits are a powerful expression of his vision and passion for what he does.
His work is the result of a perfect balance between creative experimentation and honest documentation.
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Victor Lax

Víctor Lax

Víctor is a famous Spanish photographer & YouTuber
with more than ten years of experience as a wedding photographer. He has become one of the major references in wedding photography. In fact, he has been repeatedly ranked as the best wedding photographer in the world by the world’s most prestigious associations.
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Justin Benson

Justin Benson

Justin is a wedding photographer and the co-founder of Aftershoot. His career began in film and television while photographing scenes around NYC. It was when a desperate need for a wedding photographer gave him the opportunity to find his favorite type of photography. Capturing love with a traditional yet modern feel, he focuses on efficiency and a drive for simple yet elegant off camera flash work.
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Sophia Barret

Sophia Barret

Renowned American photographer, Sophia's portraiture is fueled by her desire to create art. She believes that clients commission her to create a work of art, not just to capture a beautiful photo.
Although she is well known for her maternity work, her portfolio also includes family, modern portraits, and commercial work. She is always willing to take the road less traveled to get the desired result.
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Serafin Castillo

Serafín Castillo

Listed as one of the best wedding photographers in Spain in 2023, according to VOGUE,
”Serafin is dedicated to stopping time and freezing love”. He stands out for immortalizing brilliant and spontaneous moments. There is always movement, happiness and love in his job.
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Maydeline Inés

Maydeline Inés

Maydeline has more than seven years of experience and specializes in wedding, maternity, and studio portrait photography. Something that sets her apart is how she provides excellent customer service which has been her secret to standing out in the industry. She’s also been a winner of the "Couple Choice Award" for seven consecutive years.
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Sam Hurd
Sam Hurd
website
Sam is an American photographer with a unique and colorful style, Sam's portraits are a powerful expression of his vision and passion for what he does.
His work is the result of a perfect balance between creative experimentation and honest documentation.
Victor Lax
Víctor Lax
website
Victor is a famous Spanish photographer & YouTuber
with more than ten years of experience as a wedding photographer. He has become one of the major references in wedding photography. In fact, he has been repeatedly ranked as the best wedding photographer in the world by the world’s most prestigious associations.
Serafin Castillo
Serafín Castillo
website
Listed as one of the best wedding photographers in Spain in 2023, according to VOGUE,
”Serafin is dedicated to stopping time and freezing love”. He stands out for immortalizing brilliant and spontaneous moments. There is always movement, happiness and love in his job.
Justin Benson
Justin Benson
website
Justin is a wedding photographer and the co-founder of Aftershoot. His career began in film and television while photographing scenes around NYC. It was when a desperate need for a wedding photographer gave him the opportunity to find his favorite type of photography. Capturing love with a traditional yet modern feel, he focuses on efficiency and a drive for simple yet elegant off camera flash work.
Sophia Barret
Sophia Barret
website
Renowned American photographer, Sophia's portraiture is fueled by her desire to create art. She believes that clients commission her to create a work of art, not just to capture a beautiful photo.
Although she is well known for her maternity work, her portfolio also includes family, modern portraits, and commercial work. She is always willing to take the road less traveled to get the desired result.
Maydeline Inés
Maydeline Inés
website
Maydeline has more than seven years of experience and specializes in wedding, maternity, and studio portrait photography. Something that sets her apart is how she provides excellent customer service which has been her secret to standing out in the industry. She’s also been a winner of the "Couple Choice Award" for seven consecutive years.
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Workshops

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Embrace the Panic: AI in Photography

Sam Hurd

“Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of photography, where AI presents both challenges and opportunities. I will introduce a tool I'm developing to leverage generative AI for real-time feedback and innovative composition ideas. This talk is my call to action, urging us to embrace the changes and use AI as a tool to augment our creativity while maintaining the true essence of photography.”

Turning something ordinary into extraordinary

Víctor Lax

“How to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. And we will share with the whole audience what our workflow is until we get images that are out of the ordinary.”
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Let's develop an inspiration session and a style shoot.

Serafín Castillo

“I want to share with all the attendees how to develop an inspiration session and prepare a style shoot.  To do this we will address topics such as finding inspiration, resources to carry it out and style.”

Stretching Creativity:
Crafting Unique Artwork Portraits for Clients

Sophia Barrett

Explore the art of crafting customized photography experiences that capture the essence and uniqueness of individuals through portraits. Sophia Barrett will share fundamental principles for creating personalized visions that elevate your photography skills and will discuss the significance of meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the photography process, that enhances the narrative and aesthetic. You'll gain valuable insights into the art of precision in portrait photography.
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Off Camera Flash Workflows

Justin benson

Weddings are rarely the same but one thing that never changes is the run run run feel of the day. How do you get photos that stand out from poor venue lighting if you’re using flash in that environment? Justin Benson, Co-Founder of Aftershoot and a full time wedding photographer takes you through his thinking and approach to effectively using Off Camera Flash during a wedding to make images that will wow your clients.

The Importance of Customer Service in the Photography Industry

Maydeline Inés

As professional photographers, in the pursuit of focusing on the technical aspects of photography, sometimes we forget to think like business-people offering a service. This workshop is based on the essential steps that we must take into account to improve our customer service when running a photography business.
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Embrace the Panic: AI in Photography

Sam Hurd
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    “Explore the rapidly evolving landscape of photography, where AI presents both challenges and opportunities.
    I will introduce a tool I’m developing to leverage generative AI for real-time feedback and innovative composition ideas.
    This talk is my call to action, urging us to embrace the changes and use AI as a tool to augment our creativity while maintaining the true essence of photography.”

Turning something ordinary into extraordinary

Víctor Lax
turning something ordinary into extraordinary
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    “How to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. And we will share with the whole audience what our workflow is until we get images that are out of the ordinary.”

Let's develop an inspiration session and a style shoot.

Serafín Castillo
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    “I want to share with all the attendees how to develop an inspiration session and prepare a style shoot.  To do this we will address topics such as finding inspiration, resources to carry it out and style.”

Stretching Creativity:Crafting Unique Artwork Portraits for Clients

Sophia Barrett
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    Explore the art of crafting customized photography experiences that capture the essence and uniqueness of individuals through portraits. Sophia Barrett will share fundamental principles for creating personalized visions that elevate your photography skills and will discuss the significance of meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of the photography process, that enhances the narrative and aesthetic. You’ll gain valuable insights into the art of precision in portrait photography.

Justin benson

Off Camera Flash Workflows

Justin benson
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    Weddings are rarely the same but one thing that never changes is the run run run feel of the day. How do you get photos that stand out from poor venue lighting if you’re using flash in that environment? Justin Benson, Co-Founder of Aftershoot and a full time wedding photographer takes you through his thinking and approach to effectively using Off Camera Flash during a wedding to make images that will wow your clients.

The Importance of Customer Service in the Photography Industry

Maydeline Inés
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    As professional photographers, in the pursuit of focusing on the technical aspects of photography, sometimes we forget to think like business-people offering a service. This workshop is based on the essential steps that we must take into account to improve our customer service when running a photography business.

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Venue

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The Aftershoot Retreat will take place at the Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, a beautiful hotel located in the middle of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
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Where To Stay

Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Exclusive Aftershoot Pricing
Single Room
US $86
Double Room
US $116
*Rate per night, including breakfast and services. Extra taxes may be applicable
Please email reservas.sonestayucay1@ghlhoteles.com to reserve your room.

How To Reach

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Arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport, Peru.
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Board a flight to Cusco Airport (approx. 1h 25m)
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Take Aftershoot's shuttle straight from the airport to the event hotel, Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
Read the FAQs for further information
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US $800

Actual price

US $500

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FAQs

  • What all is included in the registration fee?

    Roundtrip transportation from the airport to the hotel, coffee breaks, welcome & award parties, and transportation and entrance fees to the shooting locations.

  • How to organize your trip?

    Your trip should be arranged to fly into Lima (Jorge Chavez International Airport), where you may need to confirm if a visa is required for entry. From Lima, you’ll then catch a flight to Cusco (approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes). Upon arrival at Cusco Airport, Aftershoot shuttles will be available to transport you directly to the event hotel. These shuttles operate until 2 pm at various intervals, so it’s advisable to plan your arrival accordingly. If your accommodation is not at the event hotel, you can take a cab from there to your destination, as distances in Yucay are short. For the return trip on the 24th, shuttle services will also be provided at designated times to transport you back to Cusco Airport.

  • How to reach Cusco from Lima?

    Flights from Jorge Chavez International Airport to Cusco are available every hour. You can select your preferred flight and make your booking accordingly.

  • Does Aftershoot offer assistance in planning your trip?

    If you need help finding a flight from your home country to Lima, or from Lima to Cusco, we’re more than happy to assist you. Additionally, we have a travel agency that can provide support, so please feel free to reach out to us for assistance.

  • Are shuttles from Cusco Airport to the event hotel free?

    Yes, Aftershoot provides complimentary shuttles from Cusco Airport to the event hotel.

  • Are there any VIP tickets available?

    No, there are currently no VIP tickets available.

  • Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

    No, unfortunately, refunds are not available for such circumstances.

  • Can I leave early on May 23rd to return home for the weekend?

    Yes, you absolutely can! Aftershoot shuttles will be available starting from 12:30 pm on the last day to take you to Cusco Airport. You can plan your trip and book flights accordingly.

  • What language will the talks and workshops be in? 

    The workshops and talks will be in English.

  • Is there a dress code for the event?

    We recommend getting warm clothes as it can get cold in Cusco in the evenings. And we suggest smart casuals for the awards night.

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