Location: Portuguese coast / Portugal
Duration: 6 nights / 7 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Tatra 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.

The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.

Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters, Little and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.

Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.

Your tutor for this workshop is Mark Bauer. Mark is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers. He has been a full-time professional since 2003, and his images have been published in books, magazines and calendars around the world. Mark is represented by several leading image libraries, including the fine art library, Trevillion Images and he is regular contributor the UK photographic press, in particular Digital SLR, Digital Photographer, Photography for Beginners and Landscape Photography Magazine.

He is the author of three books, including The Landscape Photography Workshop (with Ross Hoddinott) and is currently working on a fourth. He is a multi-award winner, having had work Highly Commended and Commended in the ‘Take a View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition and Highly Commended in The International Garden Photographer of the Year. In 2011, he was a category winner in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition.

Mark’s work is characterised by dramatic compositions shot in atmospheric light, and he is an experienced tutor who is passionate about helping others to develop their vision.

Accommodation

Hotel MemmoHotel Memmo is located a short walk from the beach 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. All guest rooms of the Hotel offer views of the sea or garden and luxurious Memmo bathroom amenities. 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.

Caso Do MedicoCasa 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.

Hotel RosioDating back to 1900 the 24-hour Rossio Hotel is a newly refurbished boutique hotel located in the heart of the Lisbon historic centre. The rooms were designed by the Portuguese fashion designer, João Rôlo. 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.

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