Immerse yourself in Spanish culture. North or South Spain are both very uniquely different experiences.
Dates: Sept 23 - Oct 2
4 people maximum
Led by Alfonso Calero - Fluent in Spanish, photographer, tutor and guide (Date Requests Accepted)
Ever wanted to venture further with your photography and new cultural experiences? Our Spain Photography Tour gives you the chance to capture the colour and movement of a unique country while experiencing the sights with an experienced, Spanish speaking, guide, instructor and professional photographer Alfonso Calero.
We will learn:
- Master Composition
- Street Portraiture
- Landscape & Seascape Photography
- Long Exposure
- Advanced Editing Techniques
- Very small group
- Learn at your own pace one on one
- Hand-picked BEST locations
- Led by an experienced photographer/guide/tutor fluent in Spanish
- Truly authentic travel experience - a trip of lifetime!
- Tapas in Madrid & Pintxos in the Basque Country
- Rustic windswept fishing towns
- Gypsy Street Portaits
- Romanic Architecture
- El Camino Trails
- Abandoned Mountain Villages
- All ground transport
- All 3.5 Star Accommodation
- All Tuition (6 hours per day), translating, driving, photography, tour-guiding
- All Breakfasts
- International Flights and International Hotel Transfers
- Lunches and Dinners
- Entrance Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Tips & local transport
International flights should be booked separately once your Tour booking is confirmed.
What to Bring: Photographic & General Gear
- DSLR or hybrid digital camera
- Lens 24-70mm range
- Tripod & Cable Release
- Dependable Portable External Drive
- Laptop and power supply
- Adobe Lightroom
- Up to 20 kg luggage and appropriate clothing
- Moderate Level of Fitness is required with around 10,000 steps a day (2 hrs)
Day 1 - Madrid Photo Walk - Highlights include museums, the best tapas bars, Iconic Heritage Buildings and Botanical Gardens.
Day 2 - Drive to the Asturian Coastline to explore the sleepy fishing villages and hidden rustic beaches. Luarca will be our base for two nights for our daily sunrise and sunset shoots at nearby hidden coves. There are more than two hundred beaches, of all sorts and kinds: large and small sandy beaches, pebble beaches and hidden coves. Each and every one has a charm of its own and, depending on its characteristics. Three hundred and forty-five kilometres of coast in Asturias where travellers can fully enjoy this delightful diversity.
Day 3 - Luarca (Seascapes) Sunset/Dusk & Dawn Sunrise. There are eighteen fishing villages in all, dotting the entire Asturian coast. They all have the appeal of fishing towns and villages with their old quarters, restaurants and cider taverns serving seafood cuisine, their promenades, harbours, beaches, cliffs and sea views. They offer up charming surprises at every turn along the Asturian coastal strip, providing many lasting memories.
Day 4 - For our next two nights Llanes is a fishing town located in eastern Asturias. Medieval in origin, it has been an important fishing port throughout history and still conserves an interesting old quarter where tourists can find all kinds of shops and restaurants. Quite active culturally, Llanes preserves very striking traditional festivities.
Day 5 - Llanes (Seascapes) Sunset/Dusk & Dawn Sunrise.
Day 6 - After a sunrise shoot we will stop in at the Guggenheim Museum to capture the architectural genius of Frank Gerry. After lunch we will drive to San Sebastian. Our base will be in the heart of the Old Town to devour Pintxos (Tapas) & Beach Walks for the next two days.
Day 7 - San Sebastian is the home of Pintxos (Tapas) and exquisite cuisine. La Concha is the main beach.
Day 8 - Bardenas Reales (Astrophotography & Sunrise) Desert Photography in Spain.
Crazy Idea but true, The Bardenas Reales Natural Park occupies an area of 42,000 hectares (approximately 100,000 acres) and is situated in the southeast corner of Navarre along the border with Aragon.
The park is characterized by its semi-desert landscapes, which are very unusual for the region and in sharp contrast to the lush, green landscapes of northern Navarre. These landscapes are the result of a very special climate made up of hot summers, cold winters and long dry periods interrupted by heavy rain. There is also a particular wind current that runs through the area, called “cierzo.” The difference of pressure between the Cantabrian and the Mediterranean Seas generates a current of strong wind that flows along with the Ebro River. The “cierzo” wind is responsible for the unique, abrupt landscapes, canyons and plateaus, produced by its erosion on the soil, which mainly consists of clay, chalk and sandstone.
Day 9 - Zaragoza (Sunset) overlooking the Basilica from the Ebro River. Though not on the tourist trail, it has its cultural moments – the 18th/19th-century painter Francisco Goya lived here, and there are numerous Goyas scattered around the city. The Basílica del Pilar is a place of pilgrimage for Spaniards, who come to plant a kiss on the pillar on which Mary is said to have appeared to James while he was preaching in 40 AD. Standing on one of many Roman Bridges photographing the Basilica at sunset will be our when visiting for one night.
Day 10 - Drive back to Madrid via Guadalajara for a slow cooked lunch at one of the many picturesque villages.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy (per person)
- A deposit of $US1000 (AUD$1350) per person is required to secure booking
- Via Bank Transfer
- Cancellation More than 120 days before a trip: 100% refund of deposit.
- Cancellation Between 120 and 30 days: 50% refund
- Cancellation Less than 30 days: 0% refund
- Final payment is due 120 days before the workshop/trip starts.