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Mon, 8 Jan 2024 - Sun, 14 Jan 2024
       £2400.00 per/person (£400.00 min. deposit per/person)
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Banish the January blues with a week of glorious landscape photography along the Algarve’s sweeping south Atlantic coastline. Portugal’s southernmost region is a photographer’s delight, with pristine golden beaches framed by dramatic cliffs, arches, stacks and caves sculpted over thousands of years from the limestone rock. Add fantastic light reflecting off crystal-clear waters and the winter sun rising and setting over the sea, and you’ve got the perfect destination for breathtaking seascapes that will get your New Year photography resolutions off to a flying start.

Algarve workshop highlights


Flying into Faro, we’ll head west to stay for seven nights at our base for the entire workshop – a premium villa with panoramic views over the Atlantic and easy access to coastal footpaths, so you don’t have to go far to capture the gorgeous scenery. The location is ideal for exploring every aspect of the coastline in detail, from charming, white-washed fishing villages to local specialities like tapas-style petiscos de taberna and freshly caught seafood.

With dawn cracking at a most considerate 7.45am, we’ll be taking full advantage of the gorgeous morning light over the ocean. After lunch, there’s time to kick back before we reconvene to capture the atmospheric glow of late afternoon and sunset (again, obligingly early at around 5.30pm). There’ll be opportunities for image review and post-processing sessions, too.

Key locations on our itinerary include Praia da Albandeira, a secluded beach whose wave-carved caves and graceful limestone arch create compelling natural frames. We’ll also shoot Praia da Marinha, consistently rated as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches for its burnished limestone cliffs towering over turquoise waters, and visit the fantastical rock formations and elegant lighthouse at Ponta da Piedade. You can also look forward to some “best-kept secret” spots recced specifically for this workshop.

No photographic trip to the Algarve would be complete without shooting the Cabo de Sao Vicente lighthouse. Perched on top of 200-foot high jagged cliffs at Europe’s most southwesterly point – and, before the 14th century, the end of the known world – this iconic landmark is the perfect venue for spectacular sunsets and atmospheric blue-hour images, when twilight dwindles into dusk.

To ensure a relaxed pace with quality time for individual tuition, whatever your photographic level, I’m keeping this workshop to a maximum of six people, so book early to secure your place.


7 nights accommodation B&B basis in a private room (no single supplement), Transfers to/from Faro Airport transport during workshop, tuition
Flights Travel insurance Lunches, evening meals, snacks and drinks