AZORES - FLORES & CORVO

Flores | 24 to 29 of August 2020

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The islands of Flores and Corvo form the western group of the Azores archipelago. Considered one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal, this island offers us scenarios especially breathtaking for photography. Our program includes, in case the weather conditions allow a visit to Corvo Island by boat, where we will take the opportunity to photograph the sunset in the Corvo cauldron. The return to Flores also by boat, even at night, promises to be one of the highlights of this trip. On this trip, we will have the support of a local guide, deep knowledge of the islands and equally lover of photography.

PHOTOGRAPHY LEADERS

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.
José Moreira
 
Since 1995, with its first SLR (an original Zenit of the former USSR) he makes photography as a hobby. In the last six years, the dedication to this passion has grown and landscape photography has become an obsession.
Since 2013, he leads workshops and shares accquired knowledge with the aim of transmitting this passion to others.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Place
Flowers
Date
24 to 29 of August 2020
Type
Landscape
Group size
12
Weather
Ameno for most of the day, colder periods at dawn and dusk. Possibility of rain.
Physical demands
Confort
Photography interest 
Price
Package: 850€ shared room 2pax, 150€ single suplement
Booking
100€ ( value to be paid at the time of booking, without the right to refund in case of withdrawal.)
Deposit
250€ to be paid with the final reservation
Remain value
250€ until 28 February 2020 ; 250€ + Suplement until 31 May 2020
Cancellation Policy:
until February 28 : 100% refund of the reservation amount.
1 of March to May 31 : 50% refund of the amount paid.
After June 1: no refund
Included:
Accommodation
Shared rooms 2 paxs, breakfast included. Hotel Ocidental ***
Single Suplement: 150€
Transportation
Monitoring
All local transportations, in suitable vehicle
Full-time follow-up by 2 photographic leaders
Transfers
Hotel its about 200mts from Flores airport. Transfer will be avaiable
Not Included:
Meals
Flights
Not included, except breakfast
Flights to e from Azores
Optional:
Insurance
40€ to be paid upon registration form with our partner Focus Viagens

PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS

Santa Cruz das Flores Lighthouse
Ponta Delgada Lighthouse
long and dark pond
shallow pond  
deep pond
Raven's Crater
paw puddle
Alagoa Beach
Cod Well
Rock of Bordões
Flores e Corvo
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Flores e Corvo
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Flores e Corvo
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Flores e Corvo
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Flores e Corvo
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Flores e Corvo
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SUMMARY PROGRAM

Day 1

Check-in at the airport of origin 2 hours flight time for check-in formalities. Depending on the arrival, we will try to make the Sunset before dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Ocidental, with private bathrooms and breakfast included.

Days 3 to 5
Morning departure for sunrise, at a place of choice according with the weather forecast.
Breakfast and rest.
Photographic departure during the afternoon and sunset / visit to Corvo Island on one of the days, only if the weather conditions and the sea permit.
On the firt afternoon a session on composition concepts will be held at the hotel's facilities and in the last days an editing session based on Lightroom + Nik software.
Dinner at the hotel
Day 6
Morning departure for sunrise, at a place of choice according with the weather forecast.
Breakfast and rest.
Check out and transfer to Flores Airport for the return flight to the origin country.
Morning departure for sunrise, at a place of choice according with the weather forecast.
Breakfast and rest.
Photo shoot at Sunset.
Day 2

FAQs

What support will I have from photographic leaders?
Be aware that the leaders are not tour guides. However, by the knowledge of the places, they will provide the historical information related that they are aware of. The main job of the leaders is the organization of the trip, the management of the times and routes so that all can be in the right place at the right time. They will be 100% of the time with the participants.
Will I have some photographic support of the leaders?
A photo trip is not like a workshop where leaders are totally focused on the participants. In this trip, the leaders will photograph side by side with the participants, and share with the group the frames, composition and settings. They will be available to help those who need it.
The program mention that the transportation are included, will I have to drive?
No. All driving is assured. You just have to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape.
The flight is not included in the package, but can I request photo details some booking help regarding my flight?
Photo details is not a tour operator, but in our travels we have a partner who will be happy to book your flight and make you a corresponding offer. It is up to you to choose our partner or personally deal with your usual travel agent.
What do I need to bring regarding photographic equipment, and what about clothing?
With your registration and booking, before the date of travel, you will be sent a detailed program where all these issues are addressed.

PARTNERS