PORTUGAL The South-West Photo Tour – 6-8 May 2016

“Sudoeste alentejano”, as we say in Portugal when referring the south-west, the coastal area of the Alentejo region.
For a long time kept into oblivion, the south-west is undoubtedly becoming a desired destination.
With quality accommodation, beautiful beaches and one of the most praised gastronomy in Portugal, Alentejo coastline is the perfect destination for your next Photo Tour!

Start packing your photo gear, grab the backpack and the tripod and come visit one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, with its impressive cliffs and steep and sculpted crags, pristine beaches, several islets and reefs, among many other natural beauties. The views are breathtaking. You will also meet the beautiful Alentejo fields, with its fantastic wavy terrain.

You only need to bring some clothes, good mood and the desire to shoot. Everything else is included and arranged: accommodation, meals and transportation from the arrival at the airport until departure.

 

INFORMATION

Location: Southwest Alentejo, Portugal
Dates: 6 to 8 May 2016
Price: € 700 per person in double room
Supplement for single room: € 50
Registration deposit: € 250
Physical demand: Moderate.
Climate: Pleasant but breezy. The rain is possible this time of the year
Maximum number of participants: 6
Registration deadline: April 15, 2016
Photographic style: Natural landscape; Travel photography

—– WHAT IS INCLUDED —–

Personal accidents insurance (do not covers photographic equipment)
Delicious meals from local gastronomy
Accommodation (in double room)
Transportation from arrival to departure
Guidance from two photographers

—– WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED —–

Personal expenses
Photographic equipment
Airplane trip to and from Lisbon airport, from your origin country
Single room supplement
Alcoholic beverages

—– Day 1 —–

We meet at Lisbon airport at 11 am. After a brief introduction we set out towards Carrasqueira, where the group will lunch and have the chance to get to know each other. Carrasqueira is a very small fisherman’s village, known for its stilts quay, which for more than two centuries serves anchorage to local fishing boats. Shooting here can become an unforgettable experience. By late afternoon, we head to Vila Nova de Milfontes to proceed to check-in at the accommodation. Near this beautiful location we will have the opportunity to shoot the sunset on the beach in front of the “Ilha do Pessegueiro” (Peach-tree Island). The first day will be finished gathering everyone around the table for dinner.

—– Day 2 —–

The wake up will be early to photograph the sunrise. Follows the breakfast and we will set out to discover a secret waterfall, involved by vegetation. You won’t feel the hours passing by and soon is the time to lunch, to recover the energy for another afternoon, when we will visit some of the most beautiful beaches and cliffs in the area. The sunset will be registered in another beautiful place. Dinner follows. In the evening, if the sky allow, and only for those who wish, we will go out to make some stars photographs.

—– Day 3 —–

Another day, another early wake up so you can dazzle with the sunrise at the beautiful Alentejo plains. Follows breakfast and the remaining time of the morning will be free to walk around, meet the villagers, buy some souvenirs if you wish.
Finally, we will go for another excellent lunch and the end of the adventure is scheduled for 4 pm at Lisbon airport.

—– CANCELLATION POLICY —–

Until 30 days to the Photo Tour you can cancel your registration, being the value fully returned (minus € 50 fee). Between 30 and 16 days we refund 50% of the value. Less than 15 days there is no refund.
Refunds will be made within 72 hours after the approval of the application.

—– RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT —–

– Interchangeable lenses camera (DSLR or mirrorless) with tripod and remote control
– Wide-angle Lens
– ND filters / ND Grad
– Polarizing filter
– Mid-range zoom lens with a focal length equivalent to 24-70mm
– Telephoto lens equivalent to 70-200m

Note: If you prefer not to bring your own tripod, for several reasons like additional charges by excess baggage or any other, we offer the possibility to use one of our own tripods for a € 15 fee. If you wish this additional service, please mention in the registration.

—– WHAT TO WEAR

– An impermeable and windproof coat
– Walking boots (preferably waterproof)
– Polar or warm coat / sweater
– Casual clothing for the more relaxed moments

—– HOSTS —–

Maurício Reis
Landscape photographer, co-founder of the Fuji X Passion project and chief editor of a portuguese photography magazine. Often found mounting his tripod before dawn, many believe he doesn’t sleep. Like his camera, he is also waterproof. Bad weather is photography weather in his language.

 

 

 

Hugo Pinho
Documentary photographer, also co-founder of the Fuji X Passion project. Likes to shoot people, although until today no one was killed as result of that. Lover of good food and a glass of wine, usually is seen taking his camera for a walk trying to burn the extra calories.

 

 

 

—– REGISTRATION —–

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After receiving the request, you will be contacted by us to complete the registration process.

Preparation is fundamental and we wish to provide the best experience possible. So, until the day of arrival if you have any questions, any questions at all, no matter the subject, please feel free to ask.

 

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