PHOTOGRAPHIC TRAVEL AND WORKSHOPS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY (SPAIN)
Euskadi, 25 to 30 October (6 days)
The Basque Country is an ideal destination for photographers, as it is wild, little populated, with landscapes as beautiful as exceptional, a place with a lot of charm and relatively unknown locations. On this trip we travel not only the most emblematic places of the coasts but we will visit some lesser known but equally photogenic inland or coastal locations. Beaches with stunning shapes of «Flysch», large rocks, amazing «geoforms», autumn colours as well as misty forests furrowed by the turquoise waters of a river and its waterfalls are some of the ingredients of this trip. Apart from contemplating and photographing its incredible landscapes, the trip offers many opportunities for lovers of abstract photography. We will dedicate the evenings to photographic training with several theoretical photography workshops and viewings of the work made by the participants.
The trip includes transportation during the trip, accompanying photographer guide, accommodation in full board (breakfast, picnic and dinner with three courses), in room with private bathroom in a cozy rural hamlet with stunning views over the sea.
This journey is suitable for any photographic level.
Although it is not indispensable, we recommend having basic knowledge of photography and a DSLR camera to get more out of the workshops.
To get to the photographic locations some itineraries go along unpaved roads or mountain tracks. Therefore we recommend that the participants are used to (short) walking in the natural environment.
Minimum recommended material:
- SLR camera with lenses
- Wired or Wireless Trigger
- Polarizing filter
- Grey gradient filter
- Neutral grey density filter
Consult with the office if you do not have the material
The taking of the photographs depends in large part on the weather and the field conditions. Al Andalus Photo Tour reserves the right to modify schedules and tours in case circumstances require it (e.g. Rains, poor access roads) for the good of the participants and the photos to be taken.
Day 1. Meeting in Bilbao and transfer to our accommodation, a charming rural farmhouse with views over the sea. Depending on the time of arrival we can make a first excursion to the beaches of the Flysch. In the evening we will hold the first landscape photography workshop, focused on the locations of this trip.
Day 2. Today we will visit other beaches with impressive Flysch formations. The locations offer great opportunities to photograph both the great landscape and take abstract (detail) photographs. In the evening we will do a workshop on abstract photography.
Day 3. We go out to photograph the impressive «geoforms»; very attractive items to make abstract images. In the afternoon we will make the last visit to the beaches of the Flysch. After dinner we will organise a viewing of the photographs made by the participants.
Day 4. Today we will visit other locations of amazing «geoforms» advancing in making abstract photographs and if time permits and accompanies, a visit to a magical beech forest. At night we will do a workshop and practice of night photography.
Day 5. We go out to take pictures of a misty forest. The beech trees will normally be at this time of year in full autumn coloration. We will photograph large stones covered with moss and ferns and visit locations of a river with turquoise waters with pools and waterfalls in the middle of the beech forest. In the evening we will organise a last viewing of the photos of the participants.
Day 6 Trip to the «enchanted forest» and a nearby beach with interesting stone and moss formations. After lunch we will go back to Bilbao Airport.
The trip includes:
Accommodation in a double room with bathroom. Supplement single room 90 euros.
Meals (breakfast, picnic and dinner). The first day includes dinner, the last day includes breakfast and lunch.
Transportation throughout the trip (if safety rules allow us).
Professional accompanying photographer.
Landscape photography workshops.
Viewings of the participants’ photos.
Travel or cancellation insurance
Reservations: A deposit in the following current account:
ES40 1491 0001 2220 7952 7822
Concept: BASQUE COUNTRY
Indicating name, surname, telephone, ID and address (tax) as well as the accommodation regime.
Price. To be confirmed, depending the security conditions and safety measures with respect to the Corona virus