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Oaxaca, México / Art § Culture / Street Photography

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2 hours - hosted in Spanish and English

Experience hosted by Juan Pablo Barba

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What you'll do

I invite you to join the photography experience in one of the most beautiful and colorful cities in Mexico; Oaxaca. I will share with you some of my tips as a photographer, We will walk through the main center and local streets of this gorgeous city and create many incredible shots of Oaxaca. You´ll take the best photo of Oaxaca with your own camera.

While you take photos, you´ll have the option to practice Spanish. I also speak English and we can have a conversation in the language you feel most comfortable with.

We will start the tour at a local coffee shop "El Volador" located in the beautiful and famous "La cruz de Piedra". We can continue the conversation over a delicious cup of coffee or a fresh juice.

Our objective will be to have fun while taking photos and at the same time you can learn about photography and practice some Spanish (this is optional).

If you are a beginner I will teach you how to use your camera in manual mode or if you are intermediate or advanced I will help you to improve your skills.

I will share my favorite spots with you and I guarantee that you will take the best photos of Oaxaca.

To improve your skills with the camera it will be necessary to have fun and have a good time in the company of a famous and experienced photographer in the field.

What's included

The activity includes a delicious coffee or another drink

in "El Volador" at the end of the tour.

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Meet your Host, Juan Pablo Barba

Juan Pablo Barba is a highly skilled and passionate freelance Mexican photographer and avid traveler who has garnered acclaim for his work with prestigious publications such as National Geographic, Playboy, Maxim, and GQ, as well as Mexico Desconocido, among others.

With a deep appreciation for Mexican culture and its people,
he is traveling throughout the Mexican Republic capturing its most important cultural aspects and traditions for his upcoming photobook.

Currently based in Oaxaca, Juan has been passionate about photography since childhood, undertaking numerous courses to remain up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in photography. 


In addition to his photography work, Juan also experiences great joy from teaching photography to both national and international students.

Where we'll be

We will begin our photo-walk tour on the esplanade of the famous "La Cruz de Piedra" at the Coffee store El Volador.

During the tour we will stop and take photos in important and emblematic places. You will have the opportunity to take the best photo of Oaxaca.

Calles de Oaxaca

“I really enjoyed my experience with Juan Pablo. We went through some photography fundamentals and in doing so, we were able to have some fun with some surprise elements! For example, we saw a motorcycle and were able to create a photo shoot catered towards telling its story. Overall it was a great experience and I even had the opportunity to meet his lovely wife and child. Thanks again for a great time. I strongly recommend this experience for anyone in the area looking to sharpen up a few skills and have fun in the process."


Angel Ramos, CA

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