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- Six Days Landscape Photography Workshop with Paolo De Faveri -

A foot-shaped island floating in the Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia is like a continent in miniature, doubtlessly as much diverse as regions several times its size.
Dazzling white-sand beaches stretching between jagged promontories and towering cliffs, herb-scented granite mountains, a lush countryside and near-alpine woods, mysterious prehistoric sites and pictoresque villages and towns: despite the incomparable beauties of its varied landscapes, an average of 250 sunny days every year, a friendly and welcoming people and delicious food and wines, Sardinia is still surprisingly  unspoilt and undiscovered, largely untouched by mass tourism and it represents one of the world's last paradises for photographers who looks for adventure, inspiration and unique images.

Join me in an inspiring photo tour in Sardinia created in collaboration with my friends at Gaveena, Your Travel Mate in Sardinia.
Paolo De Faveri's workshops are designed to help take your creativity to a new level. Through a combination of in-the-field shooting sessions and classes on many different topics both technical and artistic, I want to get you to start thinking differently as a photographer and spark your artistic vision.

We chose to offer you an all-inclusive experience so you can focus on what you like the best, your photography.
In short, here are the

Need to know
A glorious sunrise at the Caribbean-like beach of La Pelosa in Stintino The seafront bastions of Alghero - Copyright ezioman The rocky coast at Torre Argentina, nearby Bosa Red heron at the Foci del Coghinas nature resrve - Copyright Giosuè Serreli
A nuraghe in the countryside nearby Bosa A tiny island off the coast at Torre Argentina, nearby Bosa The shiny white sand of the beach of La Pelosa at Stintino The island of Foradada at sunset, from the cliffs of Capo Caccia
The crazy colours of the houses of Bosa Torre del Porticciolo at Capo Caccia The small bay of the lighthouse of Capo Testa at dusk The rocky coast at Torre Argentina, nearby Bosa
The amazing wind-carved rocky sculpture at Capo Testa The National Park of the Island of Asinara -  - Copyright ezioman A kingfisher at the Foci del Coghinas nature resrve - Copyright Giosuè Serreli Sunset at the beach of Alghero, with Capo Caccia in the background - Copyright ezioman
The town of Palau as seen from amazing rock formations at Capo Orso Valle della Luna (Moon Valley) at Capo Testa Albino donkeys at the Asinara Island - Copyright ezioman A breathtaking sunset at Capo Caccia
Northern Sardinia, Italy
September 22nd-27th, 2017
6 days, 5 nights
2.990 EUR double room - 300 EUR single room supplement
Very easy - short walks of few hundred meters one way
The Tiny Continent
Sardinia Landscape Photography Tour 2017
Limited to maximum 6 guests
Required: DSLR or mirrorless camera, 28-120 mm zoom lens, tripod
Tour highlights

Full time in the field guidance and instructions from a professional landscape and travel photographer with almost ten years of experience in international photography tours and workshops.
A small group size ensuring the necessary tutor’s attention for each guest;
Private transportation granted for the length of the tour, for your best comfort and maximum flexibility;
Boat excursions in some of the most scenographic areas of the Sardinian coast
A balanced itinerary where you will photograph stunning landscapes in untouched areas, visit beautiful towns and intriguing archeological sites, and have a chance to taste the exquisite Sardinian cuisine and wines;
Inspiration, fun and a great time!
What's included
• arrival transfer from Alghero airport to hotel by private vehicles
• 5 overnights in Alghero in hotel, including breakfast
• meals, excursions and tasting experiences as described in the itinerary
• assistance of a professional photographer throughout the itinerary
• Europ Assistance travel insurance (medical and loss of luggages)
What's not  included
• international air travel
• cancellation insurance
• Alghero local tourists tax (currently 12 EUR pax)
• entrance tickets to archaeological sites and museums
• meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• drinks and personal extras
• anything not specifically listed as included.
Your deposit, to be payed when you sign-up, will hold your space in this workshop. The balance will be due not later than two months before the start of the tour. We will provide you with instructions on how to make the payments.
The tour is confirmed with minimum 4 guests
. In case of less than 4 participants booked, 2 months before departure organizers reserve the right to cancel the tour; in case of cancellation any paid deposit will be fully returned.
 
Testimonials
 
hotel Catalunya (or similar) in Alghero
Registration
This workshop is strictly limited to 6 guests, so don't delay. If you've been thinking about a photo workshop in Sardinia then click the "Sign Me Up!" button below, fill the form with all the information required and any other information you wish to communicate. You will be contacted back right away with the instructions on how to make a reservation
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Payment terms
open to everyone interested in landscape and travel photography, whether you are a beginner or a pro

Itinerary

Day 1, September 22nd, 2017 -  ALGHERO
Arrival at the airport of Alghero and transfer with private car or mini-van to your hotel in the city center.
Italian style welcome with a refreshing aperitivo followed by a Sardinian dinner in a local restaurant. 
Sunrise shoot from the seafront medieval bastions of Alghero, with the amazing promontory of Capo Caccia in the background.
Morning: after breakfast at the hotel, we will take a walk in the historical centre of Alghero (approximately 3/4 hours) with its tiny cobbled streets, handicraft workshops, romantic atmospheres and breathtaking sea views from the bastions.
In the early afternoon, after a break with a quick sardinian style lunch, we will move in the outskirts of Alghero to explore the nature reserve of Porto Conte and Capo Caccia, located approximately 40 kms north-west of Alghero. This is an area of breathtaking coastal scenarios, massive steep cliffs, intense mediterranean scents and a rich fauna such as wild sardinian horses and donkeys, wild boars as well as rare birds like griffon vultures. This area has been visited by humans for thousands of years, that’s why you’ll have the chance to explore also the ruins of the nuragic village of Palmavera, built 15 centuries b.C. during bronze age.
This intense day will end with a sunset shoot at Capo Caccia from Cala Inferno, an amazing small bay encircled by huge, rugged white limestone cliffs.
Evening and dinner on your own.
Day 2, September 23rd, 2017 - ALGHERO
 
Right after breakfast at the hotel, we will take the car heading to the amazing town of Bosa.
During the short transfer, by the seaside road south of Alghero we will admire 40 km of coastal wilderness. We will stop along the trip trying to spot some of the marine birds nesting in this area and for photographing the many spectacular geological shapes towering onto the Mediterranean sea. By noon we will arrive to Bosa, a charming town on the shores of Temo river famous for the crazy, vivid colours of the houses surrounding a medieval fortress. A pleasant walk in the old town takes to an antique cellar where to taste Malvasia, the indigenous fortified wine produced in this area.
We will spend most of the afternoon visiting and photographing in Bosa and the surrounding hills, where we will have a chance to spot griffon vultures who live in this area. About two hours before sunset we will move to the amazing stretch of rocky coast known as Torre Argentina, where we will have time for a quick swim just before starting a fantastic photo shoot session where we will photograph the sun setting behind one of the most amazing inventory of rocky sculptures in the world.
Day 3, September 24th, 2017 - BOSA
Day 4, September 25th, 2017 - STINTINO, ASINARA
After photographing the sea from the shore, it’s time today to raise the anchor and enjoy breath-taking Mediterranean scenarios from the water!
Right after breakfast at the hotel, we will take the car in the early morning and drive to Stintino at the north-west corner of Sardinia and board a traditional fishing boat for a day-long sailing around Asinara Island National Park. We’ll stop by charming sandy coves, swim in crystal waters and photograph the wild, pristine and untouched landscapes of this ‘island within the island’ where the only inhabitants are albino donkeys and wild boars, while our friendly host cook a delicious seafood lunch onboard.
Of course we cannot miss one of the most famous spots of Sardinia, so in the late afternoon we will head to the Caribbean-like La Pelosa beach just off Stintino, where we will stop by for our sunset shoot session while on our way back to Alghero.
Day 5, September 27th, 2017 - CASTELSARDO, SANTA TERESA DI GALLURA
We will leave Alghero in the early morning and travel north-east to reach Castelsardo, a well preserved medieval town built around an ancient fortress on a hill by the shore. Our smiley local host takes us tootling around steep and narrow cobble streets to discover cool panoramic spots overlooking the town and the sea, and tiny workshops where artists display their hand-made works.
After visiting this fancy town it’s time to feed our hunger; to do so there’s no better place than a country restaurant where to experience a mouth watering dive into local food culture, made by genuine ingredients skillfully mixed by your smily hosts. We will then head to Santa Teresa di Gallura, the northernmost town of Sardinia, where we will arrive well in time for a spectacular sunset shoot session at the promontory of Capo Testa. Once an island, this rocky spur just west of Santa Teresa represents a kind of outdoor natural art gallery where red, pink and white granite rocks have been artistically carved and shaped by the forces of nature; the striking late evening light creates awesome effects and bizarre shapes that absolutely need to be viewed and photographed. We will spend the rest of the day shooting in this unique, almost unreal place. After a quick dinner in Santa Teresa, we will head back to our hotel in Alghero, where we will arrive at around midnight.
Day 6, September 27th, 2017 - Alghero
Before saying goodbye and leave Sardinia, another early wake up takes to your last shooting session at the beaches of Alghero, where we will photograph our last sunrise with the massive rocky shape of Capo Caccia in the background. We will then get back to hotel for breakfast, before taking your transfer to Alghero airport.
Equipment
Photo Gear
Required

• Tripod
• Dslr or mirrorless camera
• Enough storage cards for at least 16 GB
• A zoom lens covering at least the 28/120 mm range on a full frame sensor, the equivalent on cropped sensors
• Camera user's manual

Recommended additional/optional items

• A very sturdy tripod with panoramic head
• Wide angle to normal zoom lens, at least 24/70 mm on a full frame sensor, the equivalent on cropped sensors. Ideally one 16/35 mm and a    28/70 mm
• Long tele zoom lens - 70/200mm is enough, 300mm is recommended
• Enough storage cards for at least 64 GB
• Extra Camera batteries
• Photography backpacks come in handy to protect the equipment if it rains and to facilitate transfers from a shooting location to another
• polarizer filter
• a set of Graduated ND filters, at least a 2 and a 3 stops (it is ideal to have all the range from 1 to 4 stops)
• ND filters for long exposures, ideally  one 10 stops and one 6 stop
• remote  (or cable) switch
• for the image processing session, a laptop with Photoshop CS3 or newer and Lightroom 3.x or newer
 
Clothes and Accessories
Weather in Sardinia is already very good and temperatures are warm and often hot from March to October. it may  occassionally rain but usually with short showers. Here's a list of the most common items you should always wear/have with you for outdoor activities:

• comfortarble walking shoes
• wind/rain proof jacket
• a warm  pullover
• headdress
• sunscreen
• sun glasses
• Head lamps and batteries


 

Sardinia, Italy - September 22nd-27th, 2017

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