Photography on the Silver Coast, Portugal
6 – 12 May 2017
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Enjoy photography on the Silver Coast of Portugal! Get to grips with your camera under the expert eye of professional photographer Nigel Harper, whilst enjoying the landscape, nature and unspoiled charm of Portugal. You will cover a range of techniques and genres throughout the course and we can guarantee you will take home some great shots and happy memories. There is a well balanced itinerary of day, evening and night photography in the genres of landscape, lifestyle and portraiture. Time is split between short excursions, leisure time and socializing. Throughout the course there are opportunities to review your pictures and put questions to our tutor. On the last day we will review your images and discuss how you might improve further. Kit and Samantha Jennings the holiday hosts have been frequently complimented on their hospitality and warmth. They have run several successful photography holidays under Sozo Arts Holidays in Portugal in partnership with Nigel Harper. We will provide you with the perfect way to enjoy photography in Portugal!
Cost: €695 in a shared room or €740 for a single room. Includes tuition, 6 night´s accommodation, breakfast and one main meal each day. Local transport is provided each day to the locations.
Local residents not requiring accommodation can join for a reduced price.
Day 1 at Casa Oasis – Depth of Field, ISO and Exposure
Day 2. Obidos We visit the charming and very picturesque local town of Obidos.
Day 3. Sao Martinho – Theme Atmospheric Lighting conditions early evening
Sao Martinho is a magical place to photograph the sunset. We will walk out to the lighthouse: from this headland we can observe the sun going down and look across the bay as the town lights up at night. There will be opportunities to experiment with low light photography using time-based exposure and manual mode.
Day 4 – Buddha Eden: Theme Lifestyle and Creative Photography – The largest oriental garden in Europe, with a huge collection of Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and a fantastic African sculpture garden which will take your breath away. You will be truly enchanted by the peace and tranquility of this unusual place.
Day 5. Sitio and Nazare. Theme street and landscape photography followed by review of images
Enjoy the course!
Note: Whilst this is a typical itinerary, variations may occur due to weather conditions or preferences of the tutor.
Nigel took the plunge into professional photography on January 1st 1988 (to be precise). Beginning as an amateur photographer and movie-maker, the many competitions he won in the photographic press made his future path clear. Nearly 28 years later he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share: a treasure-trove of information and advice. Nigel is exercising his craft every day, and his love of new technology ensures that his knowledge is bang up-to-date.
Nigel´s speciality is wedding, portrait and landscape photography. He particularly likes to produce short movies incorporating video clips, stills and time-lapse.
Nigel is very familiar with the locations that we visit along the Silver Coast of Portugal. Since falling in love with Portugal in 2006, he has been a regular visitor, staying in his apartment by the Lagoa d´Obidos.
Nigel is the recipient of many national awards with Fuji, Kodak, The Master Photographers Association and the British Institute of Professional Photographers. He has also lectured extensively throughout the UK and overseas. Visit Nigel´s site: http://www.nigelharper.com/
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