Porto Photography Holiday 2021 (May 15th-22nd)

Porto Photography Holiday

Please note – this holiday is nearly full. As of 15th June 2020 there are just 2 places left. Please register for an itinerary and/or a booking form.

May 15th-22nd 2021

PORTO PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY 2021

“….old buildings tumble down the hillside to the river with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another, it’s narrow lanes & steep steps illuminated by streaming shafts of sunlight.”

Porto Photography Holiday

Date: 15th-22nd May 2021

Duration: 7 nights

Please register your interest (red button) to receive the full itinerary

Romantic Porto overlooks the Douro River. It is Portugal’s second-largest City. The old buildings tumble down the hillside to the river with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another, it’s narrow lanes & steep steps illuminated by streaming shafts of sunlight. The historic district, the Ribeira, is a Unesco World Heritage site of village-style plazas and old houses where Roman ruins lie beneath the foundations. Once left to decay the last two decades have seen Porto undergo a remarkable transformation with many buildings undergoing major restoration.

We will explore streets like the Rua de Flores – a photographer’s paradise with eccentric buildings, colourful balconies and interesting street life. The many viewpoints and multitude of alleys provide ample opportunity to produce stunning photographs from a variety of angles. Old port lodges jockey for attention across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. Cross Gustave Eiffel’s Dom Luis 1 bridge for breathtaking views of the city and the port lodges far below

To ensure individual tuition I will keep the group size small (12 max). The holiday is open to all abilities and any type of camera. However you will get more from the tuition if your camera has Aperture and Shutter Priority modes (I can advise if you’re not sure)

Includes

  • Regular teaching sessions
  • Tutor and guide
  • 3 (whole day excursions)
  • Visit to a Port Lodge
  • River Trip
  • Group lunch
  • Photography Tutor – Graham Parish

Excludes

  • Flights and accommodation (we will advise about flights & accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks
  • Entrance fees

Below is a sample of the photography trips which will be included in the holiday. All trips will be with our guide Ana and are accompanied by professional photographer Graham Parish who will offer advice and photographic instruction to the group and individually

Excursions (included) – these will be approximately 4 hrs in total:

  • Afternoon trip to nearby Foz do Douro (by vintage tram)
  • Day trip to Guimarães (by train)
  • Day trip to Viana do Castillo (by train)
  • Day trip to Aveiro (by train)
  • Douro River Trip

What to bring:

  • any digital camera will do but you will get more from the tuition if your camera has aperture and shutter priority modes
  • good walking shoes
  • appropriate clothing for the weather

Price: tba

Please register your interest (red button) to receive the full itinerary

Any Q’s please click here to email: Graham Parish (ShutterBugs)

Graham in action

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