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World-Renowned Photographer to Host Workshop in Exuma

walter-ioossFamed photographer Walter looss has joined forces with Grand Isle Resort & Spa to bring world-class photography instruction to one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Walter Iooss, known for his iconic shots of athletes, musicians and world leaders, will return to Grand Isle in Exuma, Bahamas from November 2 – 8, 2014 – the very spot where he shot Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 just over a year ago.

The one-of-a-kind event, designed to attract photography enthusiasts from around the world, combines the luxury and style of Grand Isle with an exciting Program of Events.

“When you come and stay in Exuma, I think it often sticks with people,” said Grant Castle, the executive director of Grand Isle. “Certainly, that was the case with Walter, and we are thrilled to invite him back. We believe this is the penultimate photography clinic. It just doesn’t get any better than this.”

Born in Texas, Walter has been synonymous with Sports Illustrated for more than 50 years, delivering award-winning images of greats like Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Muhammad Ali. He has also worked for Atlantic Records, shooting music legends like James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

In 2004, he received the prestigious Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports Photography.

“Exuma is the perfect backdrop for this experience,” Iooss explained. “At this stage in my career, I’m really looking forward to imparting what knowledge I have to aspiring photographers, or anyone who is passionate about the art. We’re going to have an amazing time.”

The five-day workshop offers morning orientation classes with hands-on instruction in the afternoons. By land and by sea, guests will be whisked across the main island of Exuma and down a stunning archipelago populated with celebrities and business moguls, all the while receiving personalized instruction from this legendary photographer.Guests will receive specific instruction in a variety of disciplines, such as shooting breathtaking landscapes, perfect portraits and sports/action photography. The workshop ends with a full-day excursion down the Exuma Cays to a private island, known as Farmer’s Cay, where guests will photograph a lively soccer game between a dozen of the remote island’s schoolchildren. Other shoots feature appearances from Bahamian models and Exuma’s famous swimming pigs.

In addition to the workshop, participants will have time to indulge in all that Grand Isle has to offer. From dining and spa credits and a welcome reception to luxurious villa accommodations, guests will have everything they’ll need to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. The Snap! Packages start at $5,685 for a 6-night stay inclusive of instruction from Walter Iooss, accommodations, and more.

Space is limited to ensure an intimate environment. For more information about the packages and full itinerary, review Official Event Details here or go to offers.

Contact Reservations at 214.393.2841 or reservations (at) to book today!


Located on Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, a magnificent island located in The Bahamas, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is a stunning ocean front villa resort. The exclusive gated community consists of 78 luxuriously appointed 1- to 4-bedroom villas, decorated in color palettes inspired by the sea, lush landscape and tropical ambience. The villas range from 1,250 sq. ft. to 5,200 sq. ft. and offer a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area, high-end amenities and extraordinary views. Getting around the resort is quick and convenient with personal golf carts available for rent. Complimentary high-speed wireless internet is also available.

Grand Isle is one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean and the perfect location for a Bahamas Out Islands vacation. Ideally suited for family holidays, romantic getaways, destination weddings and honeymoons, or for simply enjoying the beach, a luxury villa vacation at Grand Isle is an experience never to be forgotten.

Villas are available for sale and rent. For reservations, contact 214.393.2841 (US direct) or We can book your air and hotel for convenient one-stop travel planning to ensure you get the best value. For real estate inquiries, be sure to visit our Sales Office Center on property. Or contact 242.358.5243 or to reach the Sales Team. Visit for additional information.

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