Spain Photography Trip Information and Sample Itinerary
The special light, panoramic vistas, unique architecture and climate of Andalucia makes it the perfect place for you to explore your creativity under the guidance of our photography instructor.
Small, comfortable Groups!
Solo travelers are very welcome! No single supplement!
Suitable for all skill levels - beginners & advanced!
Our recent client Helen wrote: “I enjoyed most the lovely accommodation, decent food, good itinerary and the lovely village. I felt looked after (responding to my dietary needs, being so attentive to make sure I was getting everything I needed) and it felt personal. John’s tuition was great, as was his flexibility around our days, his willingness to flex, his real concern that we have a great experience – all round great.”
Our recent client Ann wrote: "The photography locations were varied, interesting and ensured that we explored an area of Andalucia that we might not otherwise have seen. The best group I’ve met up with for a long while, great fun, laughs..."
Because we have been offering vacations in this beautiful region for many years, we know the best off-the-tourist track places for you to visit.
On an Andalucia Photography vacation you will see Moorish whitewashed villages, huge nature reserves, orchards of oranges and olives and snowcapped mountains with spectacular views of the Mediterranean sea.
When you come on our photography vacation in Spain we offer:
Full week program of activity - please note that all of our instruction is in English Transfers to and from airport at specified times Comfortable accommodation in beautifully restored village houses Meals Breakfast starter pack in all the houses The opportunity to meet new friends in a friendly and inclusive social setting Small groups Experienced teacher and guides to help you enjoy your holiday
We would recommend the following useful items to be taken on the vacation with you. 1. DSLR camera (digital single lens reflex) - no compacts or camera phones acceptable
2. Preferred lenses and other accessories you may deem necessary
3. Owner’s manual including any supplied software on cd
4. Any associated cables eg camera to computer
5. Spare memory cards and card reader
6. Battery charger
7. Spare battery
**Also please note that the Electricity in Spain is 230 Volts. If you travel to Spain with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. See here for information.
Whether you are an experienced photographer or beginning your photographic journey we have a wonderful holiday for you.
Based in the lovely, white Andalusian village of Torrox we offer photography holidays for small groups of all standards and experience. Our objective is to improve your technique regardless of your starting point. Our resident professional photography tutor, Kevan Keith, will provide you with expert advice and commentary on your work and will introduce you to new techniques to enhance your skills. Our holidays are about discovering the hidden Spain, finding out about the ancient history of this region, enjoying life in a traditional white village, discovering the amazing gastronomy of Andalucia and of course meeting the locals. There is also much opportunity to experience the architecture, culture and historic scenery. During the Spring and Winter months the flora and fauna is at it’s very best.
Full week program of activity. Transfers to and from airport (at specified times *) Comfortable accommodation in a wonderful Spanish village house. All main meals (excluding rest day) and fresh picnic lunches( inc. variety of salad, fresh fruit and a homemade chutney using seasonal fruit or vegetables grown in our garden). The opportunity to meet new friends in a friendly and inclusive social setting. Small groups (no more than 10 people). Experienced tutors and hosts to help you enjoy your holiday. Airport transfers are provided for our holidays at specified times. Transfers from Malága leave the airport at 12.00 and leave Torrox 09.00 in the morning on departure day . Transfers by private taxis can be arranged at other times – please ask for details.
“This holiday was so exciting! Our group were driven to fantastic locations and our tutor was friendly,helpful and fun. In the evenings we ate in different local restaurants and the food was exceptional. Don’t hesitate to book, you will have a wonderful holiday! I would not hesitate to recommend this trip to my friends.” Margaret.
We welcome solo travelers and there is no single supplement. We can guarantee a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere with our friendly hosts who are always most anxious to ensure that everybody has a really great holiday.
SAMPLE PHOTOGRAPHY ITINERARY
** Please note that this itinerary is a sample only and is subject to change depending on the time of year, ferias, fiestas and local holidays.
The program is aimed to take advantage of the breathtaking variety of this beautiful area – spring flowers in the fertile valleys, white villages, sunsets and sunrises over the mountain ranges and everything bathed in the incredible Andalucia light.
Day 1 Arrive in Torrox. Transfer from Málaga airport to Torrox( Flight to arrive before noon). On arrival in the village you will be welcomed into your accommodation and have the opportunity to join your hosts and fellow guests for a welcome lunch. Afterwards enjoy a wander around the pretty streets and some time to relax. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening where you will meet your tutor,
Day 2 – Comares, Buddhist Stupa and Lake Vinuela We will spend the morning in the traditional hill top village of Comares. Upon arrival we will discuss manual mode, aperture, speed, ISO settings and exposure. You will find the village is full of wonderful photographic opportunities.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch at Lake Viñuela and spend time photographing the lake and its surroundings as well as photographing the beautiful Buddhist Stupa.
Day 3 – El Torcal for sunrise and the ancient town of Antequera. El Torcal is a geographic wonder with fascinating rock formations to capture through the lens. The old town of Antequera has the most churches in Andalucia and is steeped in history.You will many opportunities to take photographs of this splendid old town.
Day 4- Granada city, Alhambra Palace and sunset. An amazing opportunity to capture this beautiful Palace and city with a beautiful sunset to end the day.
Day 5. - This is a free day for you to enjoy and relax.
Day 6- Málaga City This is a busy day with lots to see and photograph. Today you will be using all your skills as you photograph people, ancient buildings, architecture, gardens and much more. After a restaurant lunch we visit the Roman Amphitheatre and Cathedral precinct then across to the new port area with its bold and exciting shapes. Slow down in the cool and shade of the main gardens and then finish with a view over the top of the city.
Day 7 – Sculpture gardens and Jete.
This fantastic garden is full of wonderful treasures to admire and photograph. You will also meet Kitti Harris who has made many of the sculptures and paintings.
Day 8 - Airport transfers and adios from Travels Together!
Another happy client, Ann wrote: " The photography locations were varied, interesting and ensured that we explored an area of Andalucia that we might not otherwise have seen."