Wild Atlantic / Portugal
Location: Portuguese coast / Portugal
Workshop start: Lisbon Airport 13:00
Workshop finish: Lisbon Airport 18:30
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Discover Photography in the wild west of Portugal to capture one of the most photogenic coastlines in Europe. The west coast of Portugal from Lisbon to Lagos is lush with greenery and wild fauna amidst steep rugged cliff faces and sea stacks which face the Atlantic ocean.
The dramatic coastline is also home to quint fishing villages and old towns with pristine beaches nestled in between the protected nature reserves.
During this 6 night photography workshop we cover the 250km west coast starting from Lagos and continuing along the coast to Sines. Our final 2 nights of the trip will be based in Lisbon to capture the city at sunset and the blue hour.
We will have plenty of time out in the field at sunrise & sunset for the seascape locations, and we will concentrate on the blue hour & evenings in Lisbon to really explore the old towns with our cameras. We will seek out interesting nooks and crannies as well as the better-known and more iconic sites. Our aim will be to give you ample opportunity to really capture the history and beauty of this amazing country.
As well as having extended and flexible time in Portugal where we will work one-on-one with each guest to hone your seascape and urban photography skills, we will also provide demonstrations of advanced landscape and cityscape photography techniques, such as High Dynamic Range Imaging, image stacking and night photography.
We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique; our professional tutor will discuss the art of urban photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach photography with the eye of a pro.
Cost £2,295.00 per person
Deposit £500.00 per person
3rd – 10th February 2024 New Dates
No single supplement
Return airport transfers
All transport to photography locations
Tuition by professional photographer
- Masterclass in landscape & urban techniques
Private English-speaking guide
Lunch & evening meals
- Europe’s most spectacular coastline
- Small group
Led by professional photographer
Masterclass in landscape techniques
- Suitable for digital and film – any format
- All levels catered for
Private English-speaking guide and transport
- No Single Supplement
Great value for money
Hotel Vale d’Oliveiras is a luxury 5 star hotel located in the green surroundings of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The hotel has an outdoor pool with magnificent Atlantic Ocean views and rooms with private balconies. Each room includes a seating area with a flat-screen TV. Guests can relax in the spa and enjoy the heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna. Guests can also pamper themselves with various massages.
Casa do Médico de São offers accommodation in Sines a stones throw away from the beach with stunning views of the coastline. Each room is spacious with en suite facilities and free wifi throughout the property, air conditioning and flat-screen TV.
Villa Opera Hotel is a newly refurbished hotel located in the heart of Lisbon. They all include a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a safety deposit box. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries and a shower.
We have teamed up with Travel Counsellors who will be able to assist in any flight travel arrangements you require and make sure you meet up with the tour at the times advised.
Flight options are available from all UK & international airports, Travel counsellors can also arrange any preferred seating, speedy boarding, luggage upgrade or VIP lounge access.
Your tutor for this workshop is Paulo Silva. Paulo is one of Portugal’s finest and most sought-after photographers. Paulo has a passion for landscape and nature photography, concentrating the majority of his work in Portugal’s Ria de Aveiro. Being a master at using his camera and working with colors and contrasts, he stays away from Photoshop, preferring to use filters when necessary to achieve the ideal balance of light and motion.
For him, the philosophy of “get it right in the camera” certainly applies. In 2015 Paulo created a course in IFP at the Portuguese Institute of Photography. His award-winning photographs have been published in national and international magazines and featured in gallery exhibits.