Wild Photography Holidays - Photographic Adventure Travel: Sea & Landscapes of Northern Spain Photographic Intensive

Sea stacks North Spain

Sea & Landscapes of Northern Spain Photographic Intensive

Highlights include…

  • Outstanding seascapes
  • Wild beaches
  • Macro photography including flowers
  • Low light photography
  • Long exposure photography
  • Delicious traditional food
  • Traditional villages
  • Accessible mountain landscapes

“Thanks so much Geraldine and Martin. Had an amazing time and learnt so much. Will be seeing you again soon on your Iceland trip. Can’t wait x”

Lynne, Spain

“Thank you for your expert tuition to a complete novice. I was inspired and am now hooked. Your home is a wonderful paradise thanks for sharing with us.”

Pam

Introduction

Wild Photography Holidays owners Martin Sammtleben & Geraldine Westrupp invite you to join them at their base Casa Ordiales in beautiful Asturias North Spain. Casa Ordiales is located in the small hillside village of La Magdalena overlooking the forested hillsides of Redes Natural Park. The closest city is Oviedo (half and hour) and the nearest international airport is OVD Asturias (45 mins).

Although Asturias is very accessible, it is a total enigma outside of Spain. The whole area has a gentle simplicity and in many ways seems like a land that time forgot. There are outstanding photographic opportunities including seascapes, quaint villages, majestic mountains plus food to die for. This is an opportunity to relax, experiment and learn in a very small group allowing for individual needs to be met. The areas covered will include long exposures, low light photography, creative landscape composition, image organisation and processing. Our small group means that there will be time for guests to work through their own personal photographic concerns at their own pace.

Our meals will of course be home cooked and delicious.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Oviedo

We will pick up guests and transfer them to Casa Ordiales.
Evening introductions, trip briefing, image presentation and dinner
(D)

Day 2: Seascape & Night Photography

After breakfast we will drive to the coast where over the day we visit two different beaches focusing on long exposures, composition and creative coastal shots. We return to Casa Ordiales early evening to process the days images together and discuss ways forward for our second day at the coast.
(B,L,D)

Day 3: Explore and Photograph the Local Area

Today we will visit an Asturian village to photograph local life and the local very rustic architecture. There will be lots of interesting macro opportunities. This will be followed by a very traditional local lunch. Returning to Casa Ordiales we will work on processing and organising our images.
Night photography, theory and practice
(B,L,D)

Day 4: Sunrise in the Mountains & Coastal Photography

Rising early we will drive high into the mountains for some special sunrise shots. We will return to Casa Ordiales for Brunch before setting off to the coast to revisit long exposures, composition and creative coastal shots.
Evening tutorial Outdoor Portrait Photography followed by our final image presentation
(B,L,D)

Day 5: Morning Tutorials

This morning we’ll drop you off in Oviedo for your onward/homeward journey
(B)

What Extras to Bring

In addition to what’s covered on our general list of required/recommended photographic equipment this time you will definitely need…

  • a lens suitable for close-up/macro photography
  • 6-stop and 10-stop neutral density filters, either screw-in or square ones if you use a holder
  • a sturdy tripod
  • a laptop with Lightroom or equivalent software

It’s worth noting that many lenses have quite good (short) minimum focusing distances and therefore are well suited for close-up photography. You don’t need a designated macro lens.

What’s Included

  • Transfers
  • All accommodation Casa Ordiales
  • Private room (single or double) with bathrooms separate, 3 x bedrooms & 3 x bathrooms
  • All meals, transport, tuition

What’s not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance

An Extension?

Depending upon the flights that you book there are opportunities to combine this trip with extra days in Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum), Madrid or Barcelona. Please enquire about the options.