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SERRA DA FREITA | 28 May 2022

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If you look at the sky on a clear, dark night, away from light pollution, you will see a faint band of light crossing the skies. This is the Milky Way, home to our Solar System. Here there are at least 200 billion other stars (more recent estimates put the figure at around 400 billion) and their planets, thousands of clusters and nebulae, including at least almost all objects in Messier's catalog that are not galaxies ( one could consider two globular clusters as possible exceptions, as they are being, or have recently been, incorporated or imported into our Galaxy, coming from dwarf galaxies that are currently passing through our Milky Way: M54, from the dwarf elliptical galaxy of Sagittarius, and possibly Canis Major dwarf M79. All objects in the Milky Way orbit around a common center of mass, called the Galactic Center.

The Serra da Freita, not being Dark Sky, still makes it possible to obtain good photographic records. In this Workshop, we intend to share with you how to photograph the milky way, helping to define the parameters to be used using the methods of the rule of 500 and/or the NPF.

We will discuss how the use of apps for smartphones can help to plan this type of photography, using Photopills.

We will also have the opportunity to do a star trail.



19.30  MEETING POINT: Serra da Freita

20.00 to 21.00: Taste the best goat in Portugal.

22:00 to 02:00 Photographing

02.15 Closing 


Paulo Pereira
His first serious machine was an analog Minolta, acquired in 1992, which still holds religiously. With the transition to digital the passion grew, it was systematically evolving and combining photography with his other passion, travels. With 29 countries in his curriculum, he combines his experience of traveling and photography, mastering not only the technical aspects of photography, but also the logistical aspects of travel. During his travels he absorbed several knowledge of other international photographers with whom he shared great photographic moments, namely in Iceland and Scotland, countries that he choose as dream destinations for any landscape photographer.
Miguel Mesquita
His passion for photography started in the late 90s, with a Pentax film camera, and he had the first digital camera in 2001 a Sony. More recently, he rediscovered his passion for landscape photography. Through his photographic trips, he had the opportunity to photograph several European countries in different scenarios and seasons, improving his technique, even in the most demanding environments. In 2020 he joined the team of photographic leaders at Photo Details Workshops.


Serra da Freita
28 May 2022
Group size
Chilly at night
40€ *
100% upon registration
physical requirement
photographic interest
* Value does not include VAT
Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more
8 to 29 days
less than 8 dias
100% refund
Amount will be in balance for use in an upcoming event
No refund
Full-time follow-up by 2 photographic leaders
Not Included:
Meals not included
Transport to and during the workshop
Any kind of insurance



What support will I have from photographic leaders?
In the photo details workshops leaders rarely photograph so that they can be 100% available to participants. There will be times when they will photograph side by side with the participants and share frames, composition and advisable settings.
The program says that the transportation is on account of each participant, will it be possible to share vehicles?
Yes, it will not only be possible, but also desirable. Usually with the participants who have facebool profile this issue is approached a few days before the workshops in order to combine hitchhiking with each other and share their costs.
How should we proceed with meals not included?
All logistical issues during the program are already adequately ensured.
What do I need to bring regarding photographic equipment, and what about clothing?
With your registration and booking will be sent a detailed program where all these issues are addressed.
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