26 Sept - 06 Oct
Combine a spectacular vacation with a wonderful creative learning experience, find out how to take more interesting photographs with simple ideas and tips that you can use immediately to improve your instagram feed. Spark your creativity by learning how your camera works, the basic rules of composition, exposure, light and shadows, storing and manipulating your pictures using a PC and how to survey and discover extraordinary subjects and landscapes to obtain artful images. Our small-group workshop will take you to the most photogenic locations in western Crete, carefully planned for the best light and you will not only return home with images to be proud of, but will be able to use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general.
Your tutor for the week is Ken Fisher Bsc (Hons) who lives in Barnsley, UK and has many years experience in teaching adult education courses in the private and community sectors in the UK. Ken has been a professional photographer for over twenty years and is a qualified teacher and an Adobe Certified Instructor delivering Photoshop and Lightroom Accredited Courses for Adobe training centres throughout the UK. He is a contributing photographer to Getty Images and has sales of images to the likes of Microsoft, NBC News and Disney. He has had images accepted for exhibitions by the British Photographic Exhibitions in Salons throughout the UK.
The package includes:
7 nights - accommodation in a 4* boutique hotel with pool
5 days photography tutoring, a mixture of theory and practice with trips to several photogenic locations
Meals (daily buffet breakfast, 4 lunches and 6 dinners with wine)
Transfer to / from Chania airport
Day 1 (Tuesday) – Arrival. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 (Wednesday) – Introduction to Photography. A morning talk on getting to know your camera – complimentary lunch provided by the hotel. A short local trip in the afternoon to start your practice.
Day 3 (Thursday) – Venetian Harbour of Chania. A day based around architectural photography at the historical Chania Harbour. You will have a few hours to practice your photography around the ancient city. Meet for a light lunch on the Harbour (included) with the afternoon to shop or experiment with “street” photography.
Day 4 (Friday) – White Mountains. Pass through charming villages to visit Omalos Plateau in the heart of the White Mountains for lunch at the top of Samaria Gorge A chance to photograph the most stunning scenery in the region.
Day 5 (Saturday) – Computing Skills & Review. A short session based at the hotel to develop your photographic computer skills and review the week’s progress.
Day 6 (Sunday) – Free day! You will have time to relax and do your own thing and of course, practice what you have learnt!
Day 7 (Monday) – Villages of Apokoronas “Doors & Details”. A look at the finer details of rustic and traditional Cretan village life. Lunch at a local taverna.
Cost: €1.190 / person (double occupancy)
(single supplement €255)
Flights to Chania (contact us if you need help in booking your flights)
4* boutique hotel with a contemporary Cretan design and elements locally produced to create the perfect ambience for your holiday.
free WiFi throughout the hotel
two swimming pools
restaurant / bar
spa / wellness centre
superior and deluxe rooms with patio / balcony
beds with high quality mattresses and luxury feather pillows
olive oil based toiletries
free filtered water throughout your stay