Explore Unknown Vistas. Share Unique Experiences. Make Great Pictures.
 

We’ll take you to stunning locations—from modern cities to UNESCO World Herigate sites to remote mountain villages—where you’ll develop your own visual style through regular assignments and private and group discussions.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY AND CULTURAL ADVENTURE

EXPERIENCE

ALBANIA

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Skanderbeg Square, Tirana

 

ITINERARY 1, CULTURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL BEAUTY
9 Days: May 27 - June 4, 2022 -  SOLD OUT

This spring itinerary takes us to the south where we’ll stop at cities and villages of great cultural and epicurean significance—including two world heritage sites. We’ll begin the workshop in the vibrant capital, Tirana, and then head to Korce (birthplace of my grandparents), Albania’s intellectual and cultural center. 
 

From Korce, we’ll travel to the gorgeous high mountain village of Voskopoje, established in 1330, and make a day trip to the magnificent monastery of St Naum, in Northern Macedonia. Then on to the beautiful village of Permet, known for both its outstanding liquor and healing thermal pools. The World Heritage town of Gjirokaster is next, before ending our trip in Sarande, on the lip of the Mediterranean. 
 

In addition to daily assignments, private and group discussions, this trip will include a fantastic bookmaking component with Dan Milnor, of Blurb books. All participants will be guided in making their own magazine during the week, a unique component of Wide Angle workshops. 


 

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Valbona, The Accursed Mountains

 ITINERARY 2, ANCIENT CITIES, SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES
9 Days: June 10 - 18, 2022 - 3 SPACES LEFT!

 

We’ll begin our trip in Tirana, the vibrant and cool capital. We then head north to Shkoder, an ancient artisan city surrounded by a castle and lake. From Shkoder we’ll travel by ferry through the fjords of Albania to reach the spectacular Accursed Mountains—the Albanian Alps. Three nights will be spent in the gorgeous Valbona National Park, where we’ll shoot, hike, explore, discuss, work on books, eat (and drink!) the local specialities. Our last night is spent in Lezhe, on a gorgeous farm and boutique hotel where all food is locally produced.

In addition to daily assignments, private and group discussions, this trip also includes a hands-on bookmaking component with Dan Milnor of Blurb books. All participants will be guided in making their own magazine during the week, a unique component of Wide Angle workshops. 

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Blue Eye, Saranda

ITINERARY 3, CULTURAL HERITAGE, NATURAL BEAUTY

9 Days: September 16 - 24, 2022
 

This spring itinerary takes us to the south where we’ll stop at cities and villages of great cultural and epicurean significance—including two world heritage sites. We’ll begin the workshop in the vibrant capital, Tirana, and then head to Korce (birthplace of my grandparents), Albania’s intellectual and cultural center. 
 

From Korce, we’ll travel to the gorgeous high mountain village of Voskopoje, established in 1330, and make a day trip to the magnificent monastery of St Naum, in Northern Macedonia. Then on to the beautiful village of Permet, known for both its outstanding liquor and healing thermal pools. The World Heritage town of Gjirokaster is next, before ending our trip in Sarande, on the lip of the Mediterranean. 
 

In addition to daily assignments, private and group discussions. This workshop will be lead by Elena and a native Albanian guide. Each day you’ll meet and photograph local artisans and craftspeople—including small batch distillers and regional chefs. We’ll travel through picturesque villages of cultural and archeological significance as we make our way through this unimaginably beautiful country.  


 

Dan's take on the workshop

Street Scenes

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Elena Dorfman

An Albanian-American visual artist who has been photographing throughout Albania since 1993. Her first trip was to reconnect with extended family, all of whom lived in forced isolation from 1945 until 1991. Elena's fine art work hangs in museums and collections all over the world, and her editorial clients are many. 

Wide Angle was born from the desire to share her experiences and unique insider knowledge with other like-minded creatives. 

MEET YOUR GUIDES

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Dan Milnor

A photographer and media director who currently works as “Creative Evangelist” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publishing platform. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and commercial photographer who now works primarily on long-term projects.

 

He has self-published dozens of titles and is a strong believer in the inherent power of being a creative member of society. He has taught at Art Center College of Design and the Academy of Art University. He now lives in New Mexico.