September 9th – 15th 2018
PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY TO ANDALUCIA
Andalucia simply cannot be rivalled for the variety of scenery, climate, spectacular mountains, history, culture and fantastic flora and fauna to be found
Photography Holiday to Andalucia
September 9th – 15th 2018
(run in partnership with Villa Andalucia)
- accommodation and breakfast; tuition; complimentary group meal; transfers to and from Malaga (from suggested flights)
- trips/workshops – day trip to Frigiliana, ‘Espetos’ workshop, ‘A Taste of Andalucia’ & transport to and from all photography locations
Not included – flights; meals (other than breakfasts).
Andalucia in southern Spain is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe – it simply cannot be rivalled for the variety of scenery, climate, spectacular mountains, history, culture and fantastic flora and fauna to be found. There will be an abundance of photo opportunities. Let the landscape inspire you, our relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled photo holidays are designed to help both the experienced photographer and the beginner. Your tutor, professional photographer Graham will provide a fun and relaxed environment in which to maximise the learning experience.
Learn how to get the most out of your DSLR, CSC and bridge cameras. In fact any digital camera will do. Learn about composition, exposure, perspective, apertures and shutter speeds at each location. The aim is for guests to return home a more experienced and confident photographer having made new friends and a really fantastic holiday. Learn how to turn a good shot into a great shot!
Participants will enjoy comfortable and roomy accommodation, wonderful local food and wine. What’s more – the holiday is fantastic value for money!
Our base Competa surrounded by national park and breathtaking mountains and only 25 minutes from beautiful beaches. Long known as the pearl of the Axarquía Competa is located seven hundred metres above sea level – it has stunning views of the surrounding mountains, countryside and Mediterranean. Competa is best known for its locally produced wine, available both. The town is self sufficient and thriving, providing its three thousand inhabitants with a municipal market for example with a fresh daily supply of meat fish and vegetables. It is a charming flower bedecked old town with its main centre, the Plaza Almijara, dominated by a magnificent sixteenth century church. This bustling square is one of the best places to enjoy a break with a choice of several bars and restaurants. Competa is fascinating to explore with its labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets that date back to Moorish times and spectacular views. The town is located less than an hour from Málaga airport
Suggested itinerary for the week (subject to change)
Daily Photography Tuition slot: 8.00-9.00am (may change on full day trips)
Apart from your free day Graham will be with you on all activities to help and suggest ways of improving your photography. The holiday is suitable for all skill levels. All you need is a digital camera (any will do but you will get better results from a digital camera with both aperture and shutter priority modes), an iPad, tablet or small laptop would be useful (but not essential)
Sunday – Pick up from Malaga airport, check in, settling in and then getting to know Competa village. Enjoy the village scenes and the amazing views
20.30 Introduction by your tutor Graham at local restaurant and complimentary evening meal – excludes wine!
Monday – Tuition (morning) and walk (afternoon) – get to know your camera and a easy photography walk around Competa
Tuesday – “Espetos” Workshop (including traditional sardines on the beach)
The traditional fishing is much more than an economic activity it’s is a lifestyle in Andalucia
Discover the Andalucian fish gastronomy, feel the Mediterranean breeze. We’ll visit the most characteristic spots in the iconic maritime neighbourhood of Malaga city. Use all your senses and step into the fishermen’s life. Finally an expert will show us how to cook one of the culinary delights in Andalucia, the “espetos” (traditional sardine skewers). The photo opportunities will be endless!
Pick up: 11:00
Wednesday – Free Day – perhaps a quiet day by the pool or take an option like a local walk (led) a trip out (escorted) eg Granada, Flamenco
Thursday – Frigiliana (The White Village)
A maze of cobbled streets, with meticulously maintained whitewashed houses, that provide a stunning contrast against the blue skies and red slate roofs. The colourful plant pots brimming with bougainvillea, lavender and jasmine all add an extra dash of colour to this enchanting scene.
As you wander up the hillside through the pedestrianised cobbled streets, past the white houses with doors painted an array of pastel colours, past tiny nooks and crannies and viewpoints that offer glimpses of the surrounding countryside and the coast below, you can fully understand why Frigiliana is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Andalusia. A village that has consistently won awards to that effect. Including being voted as the ‘prettiest village in Andalusia’ by the Spanish tourism authority.
Friday – Caminito del Rey (full day trip)
The Caminito Del Rey – the perfect place to take pictures of natural landscapes. Also known as the “King’s Pathway” it was originally built in 1901 as part of king Alfonso XIII’s ambitious hydroelectric energy project to unify three rivers. By the 1990s, the long-since disappeared handrails and missing chunks of concrete created eye-popping stretches of path that were only inches wide or non-existent. Following an extensive €5.5-million restoration the path reopened in March 2015 and is open to anyone with a reasonable head for heights. *Please note there if you have a fear of heights a new tunnel provides an alternative to the boardwalks above the Gaitanes Gorge.
Pick up 09.30 Return 18.30
Includes – Transport to El Chorro village, breakfast, coffee during the trip, guided visit to the Caminito del Rey, lunch, short walk in the National Park
Saturday – Morning and afternoon options (depending on return flight time) then goodbyes and transfer to Malaga airport
Price: £550.00 per person (sharing), £650.00 per person (own room)
Suggested Flights (for complimentary transfers to Competa)
Out (FR 8109) – Sun 09 Sep 2018 (11:05) Return (FR 8122) – Sat 15 Sep 2018 (18:00) Link to flights here