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 Mindya, Bulgaria

13th - 18th JUNE & 19th - 24th SEPTEMBER 2019

Based in the beautiful village of Mindya, in the foothills of the Balkans in Veliko Turnovo Province, central Bulgaria, these 5 night workshops are open to photographers of all levels who have a desire to take their photography on to the next stage and get out of their comfort zones.

   Mindya - Portrait of a Village      I began a photographic project in Mindya to raise money for the village community centre, which culminated in an exhibition during the prestigious month of photography at Photosynthesis Gallery in Sofia in November 2016. This is your chance to meet the villagers, too. You can see some of the photography      here     .

Mindya - Portrait of a Village

I began a photographic project in Mindya to raise money for the village community centre, which culminated in an exhibition during the prestigious month of photography at Photosynthesis Gallery in Sofia in November 2016. This is your chance to meet the villagers, too. You can see some of the photography here.

Why Bulgaria? I hear you ask,,,

I’ll be honest with you. When we first bought the house here I couldn’t even point at it on a map, but it was affordable, I was in love and we wanted somewhere we could run away to and play ‘house’ with the kids.

I genuinely never expected that I would live here, let alone that I would fall in love with the place, it’s traditions, it’s history, it’s natural beauty, it’s food and it’s delicious, little known wines.

Yet, several years later, here I am. And yes, loving it…

So why should you join me here on one of my photographic workshops? Well, bearing in mind that one of my mantras is ‘You’ll never improve as a photographer by taking the same picture over and over again’, and my insistence that we all need to get out of our comfort zones and push ourselves, it really is the ideal place. The interior of the country, where I live near the beautiful city of Veliko Turnovo (the ancient capital) is a little known paradise in the heart of the Balkans. We will spend our time eating (and photographing) delicious home-cooked food, drinking some of the best wines you will have tasted, visiting local markets, wineyards, towns and villages. Seeing local monasteries full of 11th century frescoes. Shooting and learning at my lovely village home and benefiting from my 40 years experience as a professional photographer.

 Scenes from Mindya, Bulgaria

ACCOMODATION

For 2019 accomodation will be in my village of Mindya. The newly refurbished guest house Terra House (www.terra-house.eu) five minutes walk from my house is where you will be based. It is in a traditional Bulgarian house with all bedrooms en-suite. All breakfasts and some evening meals will be here (and the food is great!). Lunches will be out on our travels. There will be a welcome meal at one of Veliko Turnovo’s best restaurants, and a farewell meal at my house in the village.

 Food and travel photography from Mindya, Bulgaria

BOOKING, PRICES, TERMS & CONDITIONS etc

Please note: We have changed our billing currency and all prices for the workshops in are in Euros (€).

The workshop is FULLY INCLUSIVE apart from the costs of flights (to be arranged by yourselves but all travelling on the same EasyJet flight to and from Gatwick if possible. Should you wish to travel on another flight this can be accommodated, but at any extra transport required will be charged at a reasonable extra cost)

PRICE per person: All inclusive (apart from airfares) €1850.00

 Detail on a building in Mindya, Bulgaria

All accommodation/breakfasts/lunches (including wine)/welcome & farewell dinners, airport pick-ups, transport & tuition is included in the price.

Non-participating partners can be accommodated at a reasonable extra cost. Please ask.
To secure your booking we will require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the price in advance and the balance payable a minimum of 30 days before your arrival.

For any queries or further information, please contact me at tim@timclinchphotography.com or on my mobile +359 888 401254

If for any unavoidable reason the workshop does not go ahead due to problems at our end, your deposit will be refunded in full, however any cancellations from the side of the client less than two months prior to the start of the workshop will be the responsibility of the participant and we STRONGLY reccommend that you take out travel insurance to cover this possibility.