SPAIN PHOTO WORKSHOP 2023

Mark Hemmings Spain Photo Workshop

Welcome to the Mark Hemmings & Kefi Travel Spain Photo Workshop!

 

LOCATION: Andalusia region (Southern Spain) including Seville, Ronda, Cordoba, Malaga and trips to various Pueblo Blanco mountain villages.

 

DATE: Saturday February 18th late-afternoon in Malaga to Saturday morning February 25th in Cordoba.

 

COST: $3,995 USD per person (the single supplement is waived for this trip).

 

DETAILS: We have professional local guides ready to take us to the best spots while Mark teaches you all his favourite photography tips and techniques.

 

The price of $3,995 USD includes all in-country transportation from the evening of Saturday February 18th to Saturday morning February 25th. All hotels, entry fees to select historic locations (see itinerary for details), walking tours with local guides, Mark’s workshop teaching fee, all breakfasts, and three lunches.

 

The price doesn’t include transportation to the Malaga hotel on Saturday, or return to your departure airport on the Saturday at the end of the workshop. The reason for this exception is because each guest has their own time of arrival and departure, and also some may find that Madrid is an easier airport to arrive at (and then a local train to Malaga). For example, Mark arrives a day earlier in Madrid, and then he makes his way via high speed train to Malaga for Saturday. 

 

If Madrid is an easier arrival point, please join Mark for a pre-workshop evening street photography session in Madrid on Friday.

 

Our local guides will show us the best of the three major cities and smaller mountain towns, and Mark will teach photography during the tours. As Mark is a big fan of local food, our guide will be aware that we love tasting local specialties.

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Spanish tapas is world-class! Delicious.

ITINERARY

 

Saturday Feb 18: Guests make their way to the 4 star MS-Maestranza Hotel in Malaga. Evening photo walk with Mark and local guide, dinner at approximately 8pm.

Sunday Feb 19: Morning Malaga walking tour with our local guide. Our photographic visits include various monuments, historic buildings, and incredible street photography. ‘Chiringito’ fish lunch near the Mediterranean, and an afternoon trip to Ronda. We will photograph the famous Ronda bridge and then dinner. We will stay at the 4 star Catalonia Hotel.

Our workshop group hiking down the path to photograph the New Bridge.
Scenic view of the Ronda fields visible on the hike downhill.
The world famous Ronda New Bridge at dusk.

Monday Feb 20: We will depart Ronda late morning after a sunrise photoshoot of the Ronda bridge. We will eat lunch at Sentinil de las Bodegas after a photo shoot in the amazing cliff-dwelling village. With a short stop at the incredibly photogenic Zahara de la Sierra, we will arrive in Seville late afternoon, and then an evening photo walk and dinner. We will stay for two nights at the 4 star Seville Melia Hotel.

The stunning Ronda morning light view behind the New Bridge.
Blossoms everywhere in Ronda!
View of the bullring museum from the Ronda hotel breakfast restaurant.
The cliff acting as a roof over the road in Sentenil de las Bodegas.
Our workshop guests exploring the houses built into the cliffs. Incredible!
The stunning Pueblo Blanco village of Zahara.
Beautiful landscape view of the Zahara lake.
The view of La Plaza de España in Seville taken from the Hotel Melia pool. What a view!

Tuesday Feb 21: Morning walking tour with our local Seville guide, from approximately 10am to 12 noon. Our photographic visits include La Plaza de España, historic buildings, and exploring Barrio Santa Cruz. Tapas lunch at approximately 12:30pm, and an afternoon visit to the Royal Alcazar and Cathedral. Return to our hotel for 7pm, and then at 8pm depart for our dinner. Admission fees for today are covered in the workshop price.

Maria Luisa Park, our regular walking path from our hotel to the historic center.
Photo by Francois Gagnon of our workshop guests at the Seville Plaza de España.
The stunningly photogenic Royal Alcazar in Seville.
Orange trees within the Seville Catedral courtyard, taken from the tower.
The heart of Flamenco is in Seville!
Tapas lunch out on the street! Photo by Chris Palesh

Wednesday Feb 22: After a morning photo walk with Mark, we will depart Seville at 11am and stop at Carmona for lunch. After lunch we will reach our next destination, Córdoba. After a fantastic late afternoon/evening photo walk, we’ll have dinner in Cordoba at a fantastic tapas restaurant, and then overnight at the 4 star NH Amistad Hotel

Lunch at the beautiful and historic town of Carmona.
The Cordoba Roman Bridge in early morning light.

Thursday Feb 23: Breakfast is between 7:30 and 9:30, and then a morning guided walking tour of Córdoba, Barrio San Basilio, the City Walls, the Juderia (Jewish Quarter). At 1pm we will visit and photograph the Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, then a lunch break, and after lunch a visit to the famous Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. 4pm to 7pm is free time, then at 7pm we will go on an evening photo walk with dinner at approximately 8:30pm.

Evening view of the Alcazar.
Rooftop drinks in Córdoba.

Friday Feb 24: After breakfast between 7:30am and 9:30am, we will take a trip at 10am to the Subbética National Park, including Zuheros (a ‘Pueblo Blanco’) at 11:45am. Lunch at the Baroque town of Priego de Córdoba for 1:30pm. Return to our Córdoba hotel for 4:15pm. Free time until our evening photo walk at 7pm, dinner at 8:30pm.

Imposing mountains towering over the picturesque town of Zuheros.
Roof design in the Pueblo Blanco mountain town of Zuheros.
Detailed architecture of Priego de Córdoba
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Córdoba evening light photography session.
Our last photo workshop group dinner. Delicious!

Saturday Feb 25: After breakfast our guests make their own arrangements for departure or onward travel.

 

At the end of the photo workshop on Saturday, Mark will be returning to Madrid for a flight home on Sunday. If your flight departs Madrid feel free to travel with Mark from Córdoba on Saturday.

 

Cancellation Policy: Kefi Travel strongly recommends trip cancellation insurance. If you cancel up to 6 months before a trip your deposit and any other payments are returned to you 100% less any transaction fees. From 3-6 months before a trip, Kefi Travel will return 75% of any fees paid less any transaction fees. Within 3 months, no fees will be returned. 

 

If you have any questions about this workshop please let Mark and Kefi Travel know! There are a few spaces remaining, and we hope that you can come with us. Please sign up using the Booking Form directly below. Or to at least stay connected with the Spain photo workshop updates, send an email to either Mark or John (contact info below):

Booking Form

 

Sincerely,

 

John Simon

Kefi Travel

506-645-1448 (Canadian #)

jcpsimon@kefitravel.ca

www.kefitravel.ca

 

Mark Hemmings
Mark@markhemmings.com
506-898-0204 (Canadian #)

www.markhemmings.com

 

 

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