S P A I N - F O O D & T R A V E L P H O T O G R A P H Y
FINCA BUENVINO, ANDALUCIA
17th - 21st OCTOBER 2019
These workshops, at the beautiful Finca Buenvino situated in the magnificent Sierra de Aracena, in Andalucia, like all the workshops I run, are a ‘hands-on’ experience. I firmly believe that showing someone how to do something is a lot more effective than telling them. To this end, I will be shooting and working alongside you the whole time.
This is not a ‘quick-fix’. There are plenty of excellent half-day courses out there for that. Rather, this is a complete re-working of how to approach your photography. Crucially, I work, 99% of the time, with natural light. I’ll show you how it can be your friend, not something to be scared of. How to use reflectors, diffusers and flags to improve your images. How to use ‘depth of field’ to add impact to your images, and how to use some ‘tricks of the trade’ to enliven your composition. Simple things, like colour-correcting your images, which will make so much difference. We will also focus on the complex issues of building a portfolio and editing, something many people stumble over. Every evening, over a glass or two of wine, we will have a feedback session, going over the pictures we shot that day and discussing how to use them. How many? Which picture goes with which? Would this look good in black & white?
If you’re looking to improve your basic skills...we can do that. If you’re looking for styling ideas, Finca Buenvino and the surrounding area is a positive treasure trove. And if you’re looking to build a portfolio, there will be ample opportunity for real advances. In our trips to local markets and our visits to food producers there will be time to explore the possibilities of building real stories with your work, supported by good, sound, and above all, experienced professional advice.
Make no mistake, you will be thrown in at the deep-end! Surrounded by things to shoot and by stunningly beautiful countryside, we will immerse you in a food– lovers and a photographer’s paradise.
It is difficult to give an EXACT itinerary, as things change according to season and availability, but in the Finca Buenvino workshops we will have two days photographing in and around the locations, concentrating of the food and produce each location has to offer, and two days out ‘on location’, visiting some of the beautiful local villages such as Linares and Fuenteheridos.
Every day, either at the location or out and about, we will have lunch, either in a restaurant/tapas bar, or cooked at home. At Buenvino, you will love Jeannie’s cooking, which is stunning. We style what we eat, and eat what we photograph, and visit many of the local producers.
We are in Spain...so a short siesta is in order! The afternoons will begin with processing and retouching the pictures we have shot in the morning. I use Lightroom (and I suspect you will too after you see what you can do with it!) I will process, retouch and enhance your images and show you how to get the most out of your pictures in post-production. Before drinks and dinner, we will have a feedback session and further post- production instruction.
BOOKING, PRICES, TERMS & CONDITIONS etc
PLEASE NOTE: For 2018 we have changed our billing currency and all prices for the workshops in Spain & Bulgaria are in Euros (€)
The workshops are fully inclusive of Bed & Breakfast, lunch and dinner (wine included), all tuition fees, transport, pick up from a pre-determined location in Sevilla, and return transport to the airport.
THE PRICE FOR THE WORKSHOP IS €1950.00
The workshop is FULLY INCLUSIVE of accommodation, airport transfers, all transport, all meals including wine and all tuition. Please note. This does NOT include flight expenses.
Non participating partners are welcome at a reasonable extra cost. Please ask for details. We are here to help, so any questions you may have about your travelling arrangements, just ask and we will try to help.
To secure your booking we will require a deposit of 50% of the price in advance and the balance payable on arrival.
For any queries or further information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.