Santorini Expedition:  Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

Santorini Expedition: Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

Santorini Expedition  This is the first photo shoot expedition to Santorini that Shamayim has hosted. It isn't difficult to see why this stunning destination in the Aegean is at the very top of the list of most dynamic locations. Photo Shoots amongst the striking white and blue buildings overlooking the azure sea are only a fraction of what this destination offers. Santorini is perfect for dramatic editorial concepts.

Dates  August 10-13 2017


What is a Shamayim Photo Shoot Expedition?  Fashion photographer Shamayim has hosted photo shoot expeditions for over a decade. Shamayim has taken models, image makers, and creatives all over the planet to build dynamic images and raise their level of professional work. From his Expeditions careers are shaped and life changing experiences are made. An Expedition is essentially a collaborative project with the purpose of organizing fashion and beauty professionals together to enhance their body of work in exotic and diverse locations. Dynamic locations add impact to a professional portfolio. Strong images in awe-inspiring locations give a competitive edge to your professional body of work. The Expeditions are organized to provide an inclusive experience. Through collaboration; productions are more affordable, efficient, and creative. All divisions of fashion / beauty creatives are invited to join the Expeditions

(photographers, models, makeup artist, hair stylist, wardrobe stylist, fashion designers, videographers, creative directors)


Photo Shoots are the primary focus of every expedition. Dynamic locations that inspire creativity and range are the backbone to every Expedition. Shamayim's team works to organize local collaborations and networking whenever possible. Shamayim has many relationships with publications and often organizes editorials during expeditions for publication submission. When registering let us know if you'd like to prioritize your shoots for submission.


Each individual is responsible for their own flights to the Expedition destination. We recommend websites like for affordable airfare. 


It is a primary focus for SHAMAYIM Studios to provide everyone with  safe and quality lodging during the Expeditions. Lodging is selected to be central to the shoot locations. Lodging is either a vacation home / condo rental for the group or hotel rooms. 


Expeditions provide an affordable and safe way for creatives to not only build stronger work but also great life experiences. Travel the world with other individuals who share a mutual interest as you and build friendships and networking relationships.

Expedition Rate

Joining a SHAMAYIM Photo Shoot Expedition is a personal career investment. The expedition rates are always priced affordably so that most people can afford to take advantage of the opportunity to travel and build a stronger professional body of work. Expedition Rates are quoted upon registration.

All Expedition Rates include:

  • Your lodging for duration of the Expedition. 
  • Production Fees*
  • Project Manager Fees**

* Production Fees include the cost associated with organizing the expedition and the individual photo shoots. This may include additional equipment that needs to be rented. Photo Editing. Agent fees. Shipping fees.

** Project Manager Fees include the commission of a designated person who is responsible for all of the project details and organization. A person who's total responsibility is making certain that this project runs effortlessly for the team so that each person can focus on their primary goal, elevating their body of work.

Not included in your Expedition Rate.

Flights are not included in your expedition rate. The Project manager can assist you with purchasing discounted airline flights for an additional fee. Personal Transportation is not included (This includes taxis, bus, train, etc). Food, Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. We will try our best to give you an estimated quote of how much you should prepare for additional expenses.


Photographer / Videographer

The Expedition is organized to provide you with the opportunity to collaborate with models and creatives to build dynamic images / video for your professional portfolio. This is not a workshop but Shamayim is available to mentor you whenever you need assistance.

Fashion / Beauty Professional 

Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Wardrobe Stylist, Fashion Designers are invited to join the Expeditions. Works directly with Shamayim to develop concepts for productions.

Fashion Designers can utilize the Expeditions to build incredible look books and campaigns. *


For over 10 years models from all experience levels have built their professional portfolios with Shamayim during his Expeditions. These Expeditions provide you with the opportunity to shoot over multiple days with a photographer that has built a career on developing the careers of many of the worlds top models. 


We encourage registered attendees to bring a companion or guest. Spouses or friends are welcome to join the expedition with a separate expedition fee that covers their lodging. When registering for the expedition of your choice select "bring a guest" option.


Name *
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Please select which profession you are registering as. One selection only please.
Address *
Phone *
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How did you hear about this Expedition? *
Questions? Let us know what inquiries you have so that we can address them for you when you receive your follow up response. (Remember that expedition rates are provided after registration.)
Booking Terms of Agreement *
BOOKING TERMS OF AGREEMENT Your expedition rate confirms your attendance on the expedition. Expedition rates are quoted based upon the attending registered number of individuals. To keep rates as low as possible we do group bookings. If a confirmed member cancels it effects the overall group rate. Therefore Expedition rates are NON-REFUNDABLE. All fees are IMMEDIATELY applied towards the expedition. SHAMAYIM Studios DOES NOT HOLD ANY PAYMENTS. Refund Policy: In the event that the complete expedition is cancelled due to extenuating circumstances a refund will be solicited from SHAMAYIM Studios. This refund may take up to 6 weeks, being that refunds would need to be administered via all travel collaborators (lodging, transportation, production). Expedition Rates: Your Expedition rate covers SHAMAYIM’s time and expertise, lodging, and production cost. Because of the amount of parties attached to each project we do not offer refunds on Expeditions. When you register for a SHAMAYIM Expedition you agree to not hold SHAMAYIM Studios or any of it’s affiliates liable for your personal safety during the duration of the project. SHAMAYIM Services: Shamayim and SHAMAYIM Studios are responsible for photography services, organizing lodging, and organizing shoot schedule and details. SHAMAYIM Studios is not responsible for the services of makeup, hair styling, wardrobe styling, or model services. Each individual attending the expedition does so as a representative of their own company or person. Artistic Subjection: Art is a form of expression that is purely creative and subjective to the individual. When registering for a Shamayim Expedition you are commissioning an artist craft. There is not a "cookie cutter" process to any photo shoot project. Each project is different. We can not promise you that your project will look exactly like the images posted on this website or Shamayim’s portfolio but SHAMAYIM Studios can promise to utilize the same level of professionalism, technique, and experience on all projects. Image Distribution: Your images will be administered to you digitally (There are no physical CD or print images). The file stays open 14 days after distribution. You will receive a reminder email from SHAMAYIM Studios when the images have been uploaded. (Registering Models) Retouching: Models who have paid to attend an Expedition receive all of their images from the project. Additional images can be retouched at an additional cost. Please contact SHAMAYIM Studios for a price quote on retouching services. Image Return: Turnaround is between 3-4 weeks. Total Number of Images: There is not a set number of images for any project. SHAMAYIM Studios concentrates on the quality of return and not on the quantity of return. Safety: During the duration of the expedition all projects and lodging will be under the responsibility of SHAMAYIM Studios and it’s representatives. If SHAMAYIM Studios or it’s representatives feel as though anyone has engaged in any illegal activity, reckless endangerment, or hostile activity or behavior during the expedition we have the full jurisdiction to remove that individual from the lodging, group, and expedition as a whole without refund or compensation. Payment Policy: Payments can be made with most major credit/debit cards. All payment plans are final. Once a payment schedule has been assigned that payment plan must not be altered. Late payments will include a $50 late fee for the first 7 days. After those seven days we will unfortunately have to remove the individual from the expedition. There will not be a refund on the initial payments. * Please check that you agree and acknowledge the Terms of Agreement.