The Barbados Photographic Workshop

Develop your photographic talents while enjoying beautiful Barbados...
Former New York fashion photographer Bob Kiss has made Barbados his home since 1993, exploring through his art this sublime island with its brilliant light. Now you are invited to participate in Bob's one week winter workshops. Develop your vision and improve your craft while discovering the authentic Barbados. The workshop is small to ensure personalized attention. Participants work at their own pace, so whether this is your introduction to photography, or you are an advanced amateur, or young professional, you will benefit from Bob's experience and enthusiastic guidance.

About the Workshop 
During your time in Barbados you will create images from a wealth of peaceful rural views, breath taking seashores, historic architecture and charming people. You will explore your personal vision and enhance your technical skills and composition. The island is a tapestry of color; yet its vivid light is captivating in black and white.

Workshop Schedule to be Announced 

(For information on Summer Workshops please e-mail us at

What to Expect 
Known for its idyllic white sand beaches and calm, turquoise sea, Barbados also reveals a dramatic side to those adventurous enough to look. The workshop will feature early morning expeditions to the white chalk cliffs at Cove Bay, walks along the old railroad track-bed through sleepy fishing villages on the spectacular east coast, Ragged Point lighthouse and visits to the potters at Chalky Mount. Expect to rise early - we'll be on the road by 5.30 a.m. in order to catch the light. Return to the hotel at 9.00 for breakfast. Then there will be a review of the preceding day's photos, and a discussion about the upcoming afternoon's shoot. From noon to 2 p.m. is your own. We set out again in the afternoon. Barbados' locations are varied, so expect to hike through gullies, visit rural rum shops and colonial mansions, and experience the evening light on some of the most magnificent beaches in the world.

Photo by Josée Richard
Photo by Josée Richard

Workshop tuition  is US$900. This includes transportation to locations. 
Participants pay for the taxi to and from the airport (about US$11 plus tip, each way) and for Hotel accommodation and lab fees separately.

Photo Clubs or Groups
A special schedule can be created for groups of 8 to 12. E-mail and tell us your requirements.

Discounted accommodations are available at the beautiful Casuarina Hotel, an  elegant 167 room apartment hotel set amongst eight acres of abundant tropical flora of vivid beauty. Click here for more information and rates.

Workshops are limited to 12 students. It is best to enroll early since the groups are small. We ask a 50% deposit to reserve your place. You can enroll by e mail, telephone, or fax 246-423-6601.

Workshop Cancellation/ Refunds 
If you must cancel for any reason, please notify us by 45 days before the start of the workshop. We will reimburse your fee less US$100 for administrative expenses. After this you will forfeit your deposit. No refunds will given once the workshop has started.

What to Bring 

  • Photographic equipment in perfect working condition. 
  • A selection of your work for the orientation, to help identify your level of experience and to measure your progress at the end of the workshop. 
  • Enough film for the week - about 12 rolls. 
  • Tripod 
  • Light meter 
  • Loupe 
  • Sun block 
  • Hat 
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Your bathing suit

Photo by Josée Richard
Photo by Josée Richard

Bob Kiss Photography is not liable for personal injuries or equipment damage. The signing of the enrollment form releases Bob Kiss and Bob Kiss Photographic Workshops from any liability.