Los Caños de Meca
Our photography workshops provide an excellent way to visit some beautiful and interesting places while improving your technique behind the camera. The instruction is given on-location and is tailored to each individuals needs without any formal classroom sessions. For those who are already experienced and know their way around a camera, you will be in the right place at the right time and will be given tips and advice on how to achieve the best image possible. For the less experienced, the tuition will make you better acquainted with your camera so you can start taking advantage of all those dials and buttons in the pursuit of good photography. Any aspect may crop up from composition to portraits.
Both Traditional SLR or digital cameras can be used. Slides can be developed within 24 hours although you'd be better bringing your own film. For digital feedback you will need a portable PC or card reader/software. A good solid tripod would help but isn't compulsory.
Barbate's Pine Forest
We will have a certain amount of feedback every day thanks to LCD screens. However the two main feedback sessions are on the Tuesday and Saturday. The first gives us a chance to pickup on anything missed out in the field and give advice. During the second you will see the the improvements in the images taken.
The holidays are ideal for single people, you will meet like minded people and have many new friends by the end of the holiday. Single guests are allocated their own room without a balcony in the hotel Adiafa. There is no compulsory single person supplement to pay. However there is a supplement that can be paid to upgrade single rooms to one with a balcony and sea view.
Andalucia in the 21st Century!
Andalusia is the southernmost region in Spain. Almost one-fifth of the region's total area has protected status with a variety of nature reserves. This makes the area one of the best and varied destinations for photography vacations.
The holiday destination is Barbate which makes an ideal base for our photography vacations. The town is full of great photo opportunities with it's working fishing port and nature park. It has grown up around a fishing industry which goes back to Roman times when fish-salting was at its peak. Barbate enjoys miles of golden sandy beaches and a 100 metre high cliff line. It also has a wonderful promenade where you can stroll for almost 2 km from the River Barbate to the Marina. The town is popular in the summer with Spanish holiday makers although it is generally untouched by foreign tourists.
Barbate's Fishing Harbour
The locations are a fantastic mix of Andalucian culture, nature, tradition and history. During the week we visit Vejer, a typical Andalucian hilltop village. A pine forest that sits on a hundred metre cliff line that drops into the Atlantic ocean. Jerez, a large town that is home to the sherry industry. Tarifa, full of colour and kite surfers is at 8 miles the closest European Town to Africa. Finally a small seaside village Los Caños de Meca, with miles of golden sandy beaches where the famous sea battle of Trafalgar was fought in 1805.
Composing a Photograph