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Experience a unique astro-photographic trip in space and time, discovering an impressive hidden corner of Greece (lake Doxa and it’s beautiful surroundings) and learn useful techniques for finding and shooting the Milky Way and Astrophotography. Come join us as we admire the milky way in our new amazing workshop
Enjoy the clear night sky in an amazing astrophotography workshop taking part in one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Greece. Situated on the mountain region of Corinth, lake Doxa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Peloponnese. Combine this with an excellent three-day photo-workshop and you can be rest assured that it is going to be an experience of a lifetime.
As everybody knows, on a clear day you can see about 7 kilometres away BUT in the evenings with clear sky you will be able to see thousands of light years away! Scheduled near the new moon when the night skies are their darkest, we are going to spend the nights exploring the lake and the night skies in those beautiful mountains. An excellent introduction to Night-photography for beginners and an excellent location for more experienced photographers who would like to take their craft to the next level.
*** This workshop best requires that you have a DLSR or Mirrorless camera which allows for manual settings of Aperture, Exposure Duration and ISO. The camera should support FAST and WIDE interchangeable lenses which are best for night-time photography. You will also need a sturdy tripod. You can (should) bring your own a laptop (for processing your own images).
All of this, combined with carefully planned portfolio reviews, analysis of all kinds of astrophotography techniques for amateur and advanced photographers, together with excellent local food and delicacies that you will remember for years.
Workshop Tour Program
Departure from AthensDeparture from Athens and arrival at mountainous Corinth. We will be staying in a small traditional village, relatively close to lake Doxa. Gear check and some rest before we head up the mountain to begin our night and milky way photography session. Return to the hotel, late at night.
Astrophotography shooting near the lake 1Wake up late, have an excellent traditional Greek breakfast and then begin with our processing workshop which includes one-shot post process, image stacking techniques post process and of course portfolio reviews. We are going to be using Lightroom, Photoshop and PixInsight for this workshop. On the second night we will be revisiting the lake, in order to shoot some more sunset and night landscapes, as well as astrophotography and milky way photography.
Astrophotography shooting near the lake 2Same as day 2, we will wake up late, have an excellent traditional Greek breakfast and then begin with our processing workshop which includes one-shot post process, image stacking techniques post process and of course portfolio reviews. We are going to be using Lightroom, Photoshop and PixInsight for this workshop. On the third night we will be revisiting different place at the lake, in order to shoot some more sunset and night landscapes, as well as astrophotography and milky way photography.
Departure from Lake DoxaWe get some rest, go through post-processing lesson again, see our portfolios once more, check our gear and then we head back to Athens, early in the evening.
Professional photographers / instructors and guides, 24/7
From the very beginning, from the very first step of our amazing journey together, a professional photographer with more than twenty years of experience and an excellent knowledge of each route, will always be there for you whenever you need help on something of photographic nature or anything else. We will guide you to the right places at the right time of day; we will analyze photographic techniques in a simple and understandable manner and will carefully examine your images and portfolios, commenting well – disposed about anything that may have gone right or wrong during the shooting of each tour. We will help you get in touch with the locals, explaining even the slightest aspect of the trip but, above all, we will be your travel companions and friends…
We offer two options for accommodation in double or single occupancy (supplement applies) hotel rooms, apartments or traditional guesthouses.
Whether we drive on the road or travel by ship, from the very start of each tour (Pick you up from the airport or your hotel) until the last moment before we say “goodbye”, all costs, organization parameters, any details and any possible other expenses, are covered exclusively by us. You just sit back and enjoy the ride, taking pictures or simply loving the acquaintance with a new exotic place.
Other expenses (covered by us)
Anything else related to the scheduled visits and itineraries of each trip, including tickets for entry to archaeological sites, museums and private collections, as well as the possible use of special means of transport whether this may be required, are of course covered exclusively by us.
Any Flights and associated costs to arrival airport and return flights from our departure point. Private insurances, taxes, duty and visa fees. Meals not included (except breakfast or early breakfast pack to take out with us whenever this is included), nor any personal items including (alcoholic) beverages, snacks, souvenirs and travel insurance or stuff fro hotels’ minibars etc.
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First of all, lots of love and enthusiasm for Photography, Travelling and Nature. You will be not spending your time in a boring classroom but in all sorts of relaxed, fun and educative places and situations. We will not be trying to impress you with boring scientific photographic terminologies but truly enhance your photo and travel experience.
Of course we can! Just fill up the form in the Contact us page and we'll find a way to work it out!
They can be very similar because on both occasions you will be taken to amazing places, having expert photo guidance each and every moment you desire. All levels of photographic skills are welcome on both, photo tours and workshops alike. One main difference is that during a workshop, special emphasis is given on learning new things and new techniques. Photo tours can also be like this, but in a much more relaxed and holiday oriented way. To put it simple, with a little less work…
Our instructors, right upon registering, will contact you via e-mail. You will also receive a short questionnaire and a multiple-choice test in order to help us establish your photographic skill level as well as your photographic needs and wants. This will greatly help us to prepare the right course and the ideal materials for the best possible individual teaching and counseling.
You can be rest assured that we will be covering all the basics, whether it has to do with Photography or perhaps a better knowledge of your recently purchased gear. Everybody has to start from somewhere and even if there are no other participants in the very same beginner’s level as you (a very rare occasion that is), we guarantee that there will be absolutely no single moment that you will be feeling “amateur” among “professionals”.
If you can carry it, it’s fine with us. Whatever you can bring on the plane. We expect people with large suitcases, big and full camera bags, tripods and lots of extras. In any case, you can always send us an email and we will advise you about everything concerning our ways and means of transport.
Of course there is! You can read our Terms & Conditions here, as well as before purchasing any of our workshop tours.
Greece is part of the “Schengen Agreement” which translates as a complete freedom of movement between all European countries. So, European citizens do not need a visa. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can visit our country for 90 days, without a visa but with a valid passport. Travelers from other parts of the planet are most welcome but will probably need a visa. For more information about Visa-free requirements please visit this link: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/countries-requiring-or-not-requiring-visa.html
Some people do not need a visa to visit Norway because they hold a passport from a country that Norway has a visa exemption agreement with. This also applies if you have a residence permit in an EU/EEA country or if you have a special passport. For more information about Visa-free requirements please visit this link: https://www.udi.no/en/word-definitions/persons-who-do-not-need-a-visa-to-visit-norway-/
Well, yes and no. We do encourage people to use cameras with interchangeable lenses -mirrorless or DSLRs, a wide and a telephoto lens, a light tripod, extra memory cards and a laptop-, but this is not obligatory. In fact, there are some pretty amazing compact cameras out there, with one – inch sensors or less, that can deliver excellent results. At the end of the day, it is the image that counts and not the pixels. We always focus on the photographer’s skills first, and then on his equipment.
Our Photo Tours are organized in such a way that everyone can have fun, relax and enjoy the sightseeing and the local cuisine, always in good company. Each friend or family member will have to pay for his/her seat as all of the rest photographers – participants but there is a -10% discount of the workshops price (Applied to multi-day photography workshops only, Not for for the 1-2 Day Photo tours. And one last thing. Please don’t forget to advise him / her to bring a camera as well. There is absolutely no chance he or she will not want to give it a go as well!
Of course there is! You can read our Policy about Refunds and Cancellations on our Terms & Conditions here, as well as before purchasing any of our workshop tours.
Yes, everything is conducted in plain and simple English (although you are most welcome to learn a few basic Greek phrases if you wish to). Even if you are not a native English speaker, as long as you can read and understand the contents of this website, you will be more than able to join us in one of our incredible photo – adventures.