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 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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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