COMO presents the first film workshop from the captivating landscape of Bhutan
What do you get when you string together film photography and one of the most beautiful places on earth? An epic film and photography expedition that could double up to be one of your best holidays. In partnership with Kodak's ambassador and multi-award-winning photographer Michael Turek, COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha join hands to present the first ever film workshop to be held in the kingdom of Bhutan, spanning over eight days in the captivating landscape of the region. As you spend five and two nights at COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha respectively, you'll be provided with ten rolls of Kodak Potra film and a 35mm SLR camera to use; giving you plenty of opportunities to explore with film. Get the lowdown with Turek, who muses that by slowing down with film, photographers get to be present in the moment, while enjoying a deeper and more thoughtful observation of nature as well as engaging with the locals.
Of course, this is COMO we're talking about. Apart from grasping the know-hows of film, the package will take care of both mind and body with one 60-minute COMO Shambhala body treatment and a complimentary one-hour daily yoga class at COMO Uma Paro (except Sundays). Immerse yourself in the beauty of Bhutan as you navigate through the valleys: the bustling capital of Thimpu that is culturally rich with monuments and museums; tropical Punakha valley as you marvel at its magnificent dzongs (a type of fortress structure); Paro for its rice paddies and ancient temples — all in the hands of an experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide. Nothing short of a spectacular feast for the eyes, drive through mountain passes as you admire cliff-hanging monasteries and temples, including the famous 'Tiger's Nest' monastery. Here's where you get to test out everything you've learnt earlier — after all, there's no better place to snap away.
COMO Uma Bhutan's Himalayan Film and Photography Expedition will be held from 2-9 June 2019. To book or find out more, click here.