Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Join Tatra Photography in Madeira for a 5 day photography tour to capture this undiscovered volcanic Island. Madeira Island is rugged with high coastal cliffs, jagged mountain peaks, multi-coloured towns, fishing villages and an epic coastline.
During this 4-night photography workshop we will cover the main Madeira Island. We will have plenty of time out in the field at sunrise & sunset for seascape photography and also capture the cloud inversions during this time of the year from high viewpoints. During the day we will be able to photograph the waterfalls and old towns.
We will also seek out interesting nooks and crannies in the towns & villages 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 Island.
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 landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach photography with the eye of a pro.
Your tutor for this workshop is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional landscape photographer, best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia. His work is all about using the best light and conditions to capture the spirit of a location and he is regularly commissioned to produce these images for the National Trust.
Justin’s photography and articles have been widely published in books and magazines including Amateur Photographer, Outdoor Photography, PhotoPlus, Photo Technique and Practical Photography and he is currently working on his first book, a guide to photographing East Anglia.
Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters 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.
Overlooking the valleys of São Vicente, this restored 18th-century manor house features a garden with a heated swimming pool. Guest can enjoy the on-site wellness facilities and the traditional restaurant.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Estalagem do Vale come with a satellite TV and work desk. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace, while other rooms are decorated in a traditional style with dark wooden furniture.
A breakfast buffet is served daily indoors or on the terrace. Guest can try traditional dishes from North coast of Madeira at Restaurant Caramujo. The Adega Croque bar offers tea and local cakes, and there is a snack bar.
The sauna, solarium and Turkish bath offer relaxation after a busy day in Funchal, a 25-minute drive away. Alternatively, guests can read a book from the library or listen to the sounds of the crickets by the pool.
The hotel is situated within the World Heritage Site of the ancient Laurissilva Forests, 2 km from São Vicente.
Surrounded by gardens and overlooking Ilhas Desertas and the Ponta de S. Lourenço, It has a large seawater pool and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with balconies.
Rooms at the Four Views Oasis have modern wood furnishings and a seating area with cable TV. They come equipped with tea-and-coffee making facilities and a minibar. Some rooms boast panoramic sea views.
In the morning the Restaurant Aquamarina offers a buffet breakfast. The Oasis has an à la carte restaurant, a cocktail lounge with live entertainment, and a poolside bar that serves beverages and light snacks.
Guests can relax in the heated indoor pool, or visit the fitness centre. There is a playground for children and a reading room with a computer and free wired internet.
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