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Majorca - photography workshop September 2019

Mallorca / Majorca – four day Photography Workshop – September 2019

Hi Everyone!

Together with Robert and Alecsandra, we are hoping to organize a 4-day photography workshop in beautiful Majorca!

If you are interested in Travel Photography – landscapes, cityscapes, street, portraits, night photography – light trails & Milky Way!!!

In this workshop we will cover it all!!!

There will be ca 8-10 hours of full-on tuition each day, including digital post-production – Lightroom, Capture One & Photoshop.

We are still working everything out, but if you are interested or would like to receive an email with more details – please get in touch!

Destination: Mallorca / Majorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)

Dates: Friday 27th to Monday 30th September (best weekend for shooting Milky Way).

Student numbers: limited to 8-12 (8 – one tutor, 12 – two tutors).

Rough costs:
– workshop fee ~ £500-550
– accommodation ~ £150 (sharing)-£300(own room)
– flight ~ £100-150 (Gatwick/Stanstead)
– vehicles/petrol ~ £25-35

We will be sharing the costs, so the more participants we will get – the cheaper the trip becomes for everyone!

Flight

Good option flight:
Stansted 07:45-11:10 Mallorca (Ryanair) – Friday 27th September
Mallorca 17:35-19.10 Gatwick (Norwegian) – Monday 30th September

£138 (price as on 22nd July 2019)

Accommodation

Alecsandra and Rob are currently exploring the accommodation options. They like the idea of an Air BnB rather than a Hotel.

Please follow this link or click on the image to see the house that we hope to book:
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/27948943

There are 6 bedrooms and we can share the rooms.
If everyone is ok with that sharing the price will be cheaper. We are looking at 10 course participants + 2 tutors (Rob and Alecsandra).
The price would be around £150 shared room or £300 own room. This is an approximate price.

Itinerary – may change depending on weather conditions

Day 1. Friday, 27th September
12:00 We aim to meet at the airport and make our way to collect our rental car
14:00 Drive to our accommodation
15:00 late lunch & discuss our plan for the evening (rest)
16:30 Leave for Palma for street photography
16:30-20:30 Street Photography and Capture the streets of Palma (street)
20:30 Dinner and Discuss our day (rest)
22:00 Return to our accommodation & discuss our images & edit (rest)

Goals:
– get to know each other
– practice street photography and find interesting characters & stories
– nail a good exposure
– introduction to editing

Day 2. Saturday, 28th September
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Street photography in a Martin Parr style around the wonderful Port de Soller (street)
13:00 Lunch (rest)
14:00 Siesta (rest)
15:00 Discuss our plan for the evening
16:00 Valldemossa & Deia (street and portraits)
18:00 Sa Calobra and discover a hidden beach & use a Big Stopper (landscape)
19:00 Sa Calobra Road at sunset. The road to Sa Calobra is nicknamed “the Snake” by the inhabitants. It’s a landscape of the beautiful Sierra Tramuntana with rocks, small bushes, wild goats and the sea in the distance (landscape)
21:00 Dinner and Discuss our day (rest)

Goals:
– approach strangers
– create stories
– landscape photography and long exposures using a big stopper (Alecsandra has a Big Stopper Lee filter, so you could see a demonstration)
– photograph light trails at Sa Calobra

Day 3. Sunday, 29th September
05:30 Leave for Sunrise (optional for the brave ones and weather depending)
06:30 Sunrise at Cap de Fermentor (landscape)
08:00 Stop at Mirador Es Colomer (landscape)
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Pollenca (street)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Playa de Muro (landscape)
16:00 Arta (street and portraits)
19:00 Sunset Faro Capdepera (landscape)
22:00 Milky Way Photography, surprise location (landscape)
00:00 Return to our accommodation (rest)

Goals:
– use neutral density (ND) graduated filters (Alecsandra has some Lee filters, so you could see a demonstration)
– photograph the Milky Way
– approach strangers

Day 4. Monday (30th September)
08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Photograph around our area with a theme in mind, discover a story (to be discussed) (street and portraits)
11:00 Discuss Images & Editing (rest)
14:00 Leave for the airport

Goals:
– edit (Lightroom, Photoshop and Capture One) and how to select your images
– work on your own on a small project

If you have any questions – please do email us at info@dslrphotographycourses.com or just call our studio on 020 8947 8118.

Tutors

Robert & Alecsandra have been collaborating with Photographic related projects for some years now. In addition, they teach Photography together The British Academy of Photography / Westminster University.

Robert Irving
Robert obtained his first camera, a Zenit E, at the age of thirteen which subsequently led to a lifetime love of shooting. Educated at Queen Mary’s, the University of London he holds a BA (Hons) in Cultural Geography with Photographic Representation. He has an absolute passion for Photography & Travel.

Robert offers over 20 years of commercial photography experience in addition to his teaching. He has a love of travel and a passion for people.

Robert takes inspiration from photographers Gregory Crewdson, for the extreme lengths he goes to within a single image; and Cartier Bresson, for his illustration of the importance of art within the image.

Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi.
Alecsandra is an accomplished and renowned photographer and photography teacher based in London. She shoots for the Guardian, the National Geographic Traveller, BAFTA & Reuters, along with her teaching responsibilities at the British Academy of Photography/Westminster University.

A creative and result-oriented photographer she has a highly acclaimed reputation for producing superior, high-quality imagery recognised by her numerous awards such as Sony Awards, Youth Category 2013, Getty Images and SCA Academy Photography Competition 2014 and National Geographic Traveller 2015.