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Photography tour of Santorini, Greece (6 days/5 nights)

Explore Greece’s diverse faces whilst you refine your skills in photography alongside a top seasoned pro!

A 6-day photography tour in one of the most photogenic and legendary places in the world: the volcanic island of Santorini. Refine your skills in photography while exploring and capturing with your camera the remnants of one of the largest volcanic events mankind has witnessed! The volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC devastated the Cycladic Island of Santorini, shaped forever its rugged, crescent-shaped landscape and turned its face into one of the most awesome and recognizable nature’s wonders of the world: multicolored cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of the whitewashed house.

The Workshop

The idea throughout your travel photography workshop is to have daily photo shoots that we can view and discuss at the end of the day. Each day we will take one or two tours around to visit designated sites and work on specified photo projects. Our aim is to cover as many areas of photography as possible, such as street, architecture, landscape, and portrait photography.

Although instructors will provide technical tips and tricks throughout the duration of your photography trip, the workshop will emphasize what makes images interesting rather than simply technically correct. Provisions will be made so that we may download and quick-view images daily. Instructors will be available to comment on your images individually. Furthermore, there will be two long group sessions -halfway and at the end of the photo workshop- to review the photos taken by all participants, to discuss them technically and aesthetically, and to explore post-processing options.

Upon registering, you will be contacted by the instructors via e-mail. You will be sent a short questionnaire and a multiple-choice test to establish your skill level as well as your photographic needs and wants. This will help instructors prepare for individual counselling.

DAY 1

The day one of our photo trip is the day of your arrival on the island and the day of our acquaintance. We’ll pick you up from your arrival point, to settle in, in one of the marvelous hotels of the island. The whole photography squad will be gathered and get to know each other around the dinner table while savoring local delicacies! The program of the following days will be a topic to discuss.

DAY 2

One of the most stunning traditional villages of Cyclades will be our setting for the first day of our photography tour. Oia, perched on the northern tip of the island is built on the steep cliffs of the caldera with many of its dwellings nestle in niches hewn into the volcanic rock. Its location, its architecture tied with its unique geological nature and its tranquil atmosphere, makes it an incomparable destination by itself!

We will explore the place with our cameras and our leader photographer will trace your individual needs. This first sample of our photos will be the benchmark for the following photography days on which we will see our evolution unfolding throughout the photo workshop. So, the goal of the day is observation and depiction in color or b/w, focusing in, free of a subject, street photography.

After a delicious lunch break, we’ll have time to rest, to download our photos for our first critique and editing review.

DAY 3 & DAY 4

…and the majestic landscapes of the island are waiting for us to showcase them! The volcano cliffs, the view from the lunar shape caldera, the vineyards of the oldest in Europe, the colored beaches, are top rated photography subjects! To this already exciting photography day, we’ll add more magic with a night photography session on one of those spectacular Santorini’s locations.

Man is another photography theme of our days. Random or set portraits, occasions where man is involved with a visual approach to his activities and how he relates to the island.

Santorini is one of the best places on the planet to exploit the light, fine forms and details in a unique architectural style. It’s time to explore them! How we approach these elements makes it more worthy and interesting. Oia and Imerovigli are the places to be!

DAY 5

Landscape photography, street photography and portrait photography were the types we worked on the days before. For the last day an interesting task challenges us. We are all assigned by the photographer on a specific project. During the day’s review, we’ll be intrigued by the different perspective and view of each on the same subject!

All these days we developed our skills and widened our perception in photography whilst immersing ourselves in the culture of the island and exploring its great history through time, depicted on every inch of its volcanic face. Nature and man’s wonders are generously granted to us in this awesome place, and we couldn’t think of a better way to live its myth but through our lenses.

The farewell dinner will be the occasion to exchange feelings, thoughts over the past few days, inside jokes and contact details aspiring that we’ll meet again! Wish you to carry all the photos taken as a souvenir of an exciting time with loving friends.

DAY 6

Check out and departure from the island on your own arrangements depending on what you want to do next. Visit one of the wonderful islands around or visit mainland Greece.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case you feel like extending your stay in Athens for one night please advise to add an extra overnight at 3*star hotel in Athens with a supplement.

Included:

  • 5 nights* at the Philippion Boutique Hotel or depending on the availability at the moment of your booking, in a guesthouse/hotel of equal standard, in a standard room.
  • All transfers with private cars to the referred scheduled places
  • A complimentary arrival transfer if arriving on Day 1 (from airport or port)
  • Breakfasts included in hotel
  • 1 welcome dinner and 1 farewell dinner
  • Photographer to every photography location

*Hotel accommodation is provided on a double occupancy basis.

Not Included:

  • Boat tickets to the volcano – TBA upon request
  • Any entry fees for museum or archeological sites – TBA upon request

 

Notes:

  • Single room with supplement
  • If you are traveling alone and wish to find a roommate to share a twin bedroom, we will try to match you with another guest of the same sex and desired profile requesting the same.
  • The workshop will be held in English. A tour guide/assistant of your preferred language will be available upon request.

INDICATIVE DATES: 19-24 OCT. 2024

Rates upon request.

*All our trips are suitable for individual travelers or groups and adjustable according to your specific needs all year round.

 

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Package name : Photography tour of Santorini, Greece (6 days/5 nights)

Trip Facts

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Group up to 6 pax

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