Santorini 8 Day Photography Tour
12th - 19th MAY 2018
With its dazzling white houses, blue-domed churches, twisting alleyways and hilltop windmills, Santorini is Greece at its traditional best. Famous for its stunning sunsets, sweeping wide vistas across the dramatic caldera and beautiful architectural detail, it's no wonder that this island is on the bucket list for so many photographers.
Join me for a wonderful photography tour to this enchanting, magical island.
Our tour is timed for mid May when the island enjoys warm weather and fewer tourists.
We will stay in a small, family run hotel in the bustling village of Fira. An ideal location in the centre of the island and within walking distance of fantastic viewpoints across the dramatic caldera.
During the tour we will be spending much of our time in the four very different towns and villages of Fira, Firostephani, Imerovigli and Oia as well as visiting other interesting locations on this stunning island. We will explore quaint traditional villages, hilltop churches, dramatic coastline and ancient archaeological sites.
In order to make the most of the beautiful sunrises, sunsets and blue hours, we will be out photographing at dawn and dusk. We'll also have some free time to allow you to relax and enjoy the delights of the island.
The atmosphere will be informal and friendly and in the evenings we’ll enjoy traditional Greek food and excellent local wines.
In addition to great photography opportunities on this photography tour we will have time for photo sharing and critiques. I will also be providing help on photographic topics including:
- Depth of Field calculation
- Focal Blending
- Use of filters
- Shooting panoramas
- Long exposure photography
- Creative techniques
- Blue Hour Photography
- HDR Photography
- Digital Workflow
- Post processing in Lightroom, Photoshop and Nik software (if time permits)
Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. I cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the breath-taking island of Santorini!
This tour is limited to a maximum of 6 people, so book early to avoid disappointment.
EXPERIENCE | DIFFICULTY
Level of physical difficulty: 3.5 out of 5
The towns on Santorini are built on the edge of a caldera and there are some steep streets and alleyways. Participants will need to be able to carry their camera gear and tripod up and down these streets.
PHOTOGRAPHER | GUIDE
Chris Upton ARPS
May Averages :
- Temps 17 – 23 C
- Hours of sunshine 12
- Rainfall 11mm with 3 days of rain
- Sunrise 06.23 | Sunset 20.18
- 7 nights Hotel (single room occupancy)
- All Breakfasts
- All transport on the island
- Photographic tuition
- Photo walks & discussions
- Group size max 6 guests
- Meals (except breakfast)
- Travel Insurance
- All drinks
- Personal items
The preferred flight is Easyjet from Manchester to Santorini. Details will be confirmed on receipt of your booking.
SANTORINI 8-DAY PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR
- Dates : 12th - 19th May 2018
- Price : £1595
- Deposit: £395 payable on booking
- Balance : £1200 payable by 1st April 2018