Description of Photography course and holiday in Portugal
A lovingly-restored 16th century convent in the Alentejo region of southern Portugal is apt accommodation for inspiring imagination and getting creative juices flowing with close by vineyards and medieval walled villages adding to the allure for students of photography. Portugal has long been a best-kept secret for photographers and this week-long course and holiday lifts the lid on the rural landscapes and historic city streets with award-winning photographer, Suzy Prior, ably guiding DSLR and compact camera users through an itinerary packed full of tips and advice.
Photography in Portugal highlights include:
Expert tuition and advice from an experienced pro-photographer Superb setting within the characterful town of Vila Vicosa Enjoy an afternoon and evening in Lisbon Take your time as you visit the historic sites of Evora Explore and taste the wine at one of the region’s best-regarded vineyards Step back in time within the walls of medieval Monsaraz
Tuition for the photography in Portugal course
Suzy Prior is an award-winning professional photographer and will lead this seven day photography course to help students develop skills and portfolio against a range of scenic and cultural backdrops.
From agricultural landscapes and city streets to presenting portraits and nocturnal photography; Suzy is skilled in guiding students of photography through a tried and tested balance of group meetings and well-chosen locations.
Students will be given opportunities to chat about their work in group sessions as well as having specific feedback from Suzy as part of a one-to-one photo clinic.
Relaxation and holiday time is very important too and students will be given lots of chances to rest and relax as they embark on organised excursions or just enjoy free time around the pool.
Alongside the pool, the Pousada de Vila Vicosa has numerous other facilities to help guests settle in and unwind with well-presented good quality en-suite rooms based on two people sharing although single room supplements are available on request. Please get in touch with us for more information.
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Responsible tourism: Photography course and holiday in Portugal
It is important to minimise our impact on the local environment for the benefit of future generations.
While in Portugal we aim to use local produce wherever possible. We recycle much of our waste and keep energy usage to a minimum.
Water conservation is always a key concern and sheets and towels are washed only at the clients’ request. We also ask all clients to conserve water by taking short showers instead of baths.
When we are out and about in the countryside we encourage participants to preserve the local flora and fauna by sticking to established paths and taking all litter home with them.
In the UK we maintain a small office which minimises our use of electricity and gas. We are web-based and all correspondence is sent to clients electronically. The small amount of paper we use in the office is recycled and we rely on natural light for most of the day.
Our accommodation in Portugal is in a hotel which employs many local people in the town of Vila Viçosa for all roles including catering, cleaning and maintenance staff. As yet, tourism in this region is not as developed as in other areas of Portugal, although the local people are very proud of their heritage and traditions, as well as their gastronomic specialities. Our aim is always to engage as much as possible with the local community and to allow our guests to experience the best that this fascinating region has to offer through visiting places of interest, meeting local people and tasting the local cuisine.
As far as possible, all of our food and drink is sourced from local suppliers and we prefer to use fresh, seasonal produce. The course participants are also encouraged to make use of the local shops and bars in the vicinity which will help to support the economy, vital for local businesses. There are also several artisan producers in the area and participants are encouraged to visit these and purchase items to take home, another way for our visits to help boost the local economy.