Lanzarote & Fuerteventura

6 - 12 Nov 2021 : 3 Places Available

Lanzarote/Fuerteventura

6 – 12 Nov 2021

Dates:
6 – 12 Nov 2021

Location:
Lanzarote/Fuerteventura

Fee:
 €2750

Deposit:
€450

Instructor:
Peter Gordon & Ed Gordon

Fee Includes:
Accommodation for 6 Nights, Transportation, Breakfast and Dinner, Tuition, Location Guide, Tuition, Location Guide

Photography Level:
Intermediate – Advanced

Group Size:
8 Max (We like to keep groups small) – 3 Places Available

PURCHASE DEPOSIT

Following an extensive scouting mission in 2019, Peter and Ed found an amazing and unique range of really under photographed locations in a warm-weather winter destination. Stunning deserts, from black sand to incredible orange patterns. Black beaches, mountainous terrain, and a volcanic spellbinding national park. Not to mention a shipwreck and the wild Atlantic ocean.

An amazing array of locations for a break from the cold weather in early March. Fly into Lanzarote and out of Fuerteventura. Easy flight access, high-quality accommodation, great food and a vast array of stunning locations. An untapped resource ready to inspire and amaze.

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are two of the larger islands in the Canaries. Our workshop will take place across these 2 stunning islands. The first three nights will be spent in Lanzarote where you will have your own comfortable apartment. Volcanic National Park, wild ocean with black sand beaches, a shipwreck, out worldly cliffs and lagoons. Most locations are within 20 – 30 minutes of our base and have good access to our park.

From Lanzarote, we move to Fuerteventura where we will spend the next three nights. This will be split with a single night in the north when we arrive by car ferry and the next 2 nights in the south of the island before departing. Expect to shoot some stunning dunes, lighthouses, out worldly deserts, and some truly wild beaches.

We will shoot sunrise each morning followed by breakfast back at our apartment or hotel complex. A few hours downtime to chill and charge batteries, then an afternoon shoot and sunset. There will be a webinar to help you edit your images post-workshop. You send your pictures to your instructor and a section will be edited live. The webinar will be recorded and sent back to you so you will have a route map to help you make the most of your images after the workshop. We will also offer discounted rates on our online photography courses plus we have a range of free courses you can access so you’re ready to go before you even arrive.

The cost of the workshop is €2750 for single occupancy. For this fee, you will receive all tuition and location guide as described above. Accommodation single occupancy, transportation costs (from accommodation to shoot locations) and dinner each day.  Alcohol is not included.

It’s an all-inclusive long weekend so all you have to do is worry about making beautiful images and learning great new skills.

FLIGHTS are not included.

It is not advised to book flights until we confirm we have adequate numbers for this workshop to go ahead. In the event of the workshop not going ahead, we will refund deposits in full. However, we will not compensate flight costs.

  • On Location Guidance
  • Compositional Instruction
  • Post Processing Instruction in Free Webinar
  • Understanding Exposure Triangle
  • Modes of Exposure
  • RAW, White Balance and Filters
  • Why is the angle of the sun so important – Understanding Light and seeing like your camera
  • Using Graduated Neutral Density Filters
  • Sharpness From Here to Shanghai – Understanding Depth of Field
  • Choosing the Correct Shutter Speed to get the best Outcome
  • The Importance of Composition – Using Lines and Texture
  • Histograms ExplainedExposing to the Right for Maximum Details

Peter Gordon – view gallery of Peter’s images HERE

Ed Gordon– view gallery of Ed’s images HERE

  • Spare batteries for camera if possible or the battery charger essential
  • We will be shooting both wide angles and intimate details so focal lengths from 17mm to 200mm will be of use. Longer lenses essential and if you have longer than 200 or a tele converter this would be of use.
  • Tripod (essential)
  • Shutter cable release if possible but we can also use your timer if you don’t have a cable release.
  • Camera Manual (just in case)
  • Filters – Circular Polariser , ND’s and grad ND’s will be of use
  • You will need warmer clothes for the morning.
  • Expect temp around 4 or 5 degrees celcius with temp up to 20 / 25 c during the day.

EASY/MODERATE: Most locations are within 5 minutes walk of the drop off point. However, there is walking of up to 30 minutes to shoot the dunes otherwise easy.

Our team is dedicated to getting you the best images possible on every trip. We are an experienced team of leaders and always willing to go the extra mile for our participants. Ask our repeat customers. Most workshops have 50% or higher returning customers.

We will get you to the right place at the right time of day to maximize your chances of making great images. That’s the core focus of every trip. What drives us forward. We love the light as much as you do and our primary goal is always to give you the best chance possible of bringing home special images.

We have small groups and a really high teacher to pupil ratio. Most workshops are only 6 or 7 people. Our max is 9 and there will be 2 instructors. This means that there is always time to give advice and help when on location. It also means we always travel in comfort with 2 people to a 3 seat berth. We take your comfort seriously with single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms as standard. We also have a dedicated office team managing logistics so you have a point of contact for your arrival and departures or other logistical questions you might have around the trip.

Every workshop of 3 days or more comes with a free follow-up private webinar for the group. 2 hours of post-processing of the images from your trip. Recorded live and emailed back to you so you have a road map through the edit of the whole trip.

So why not join the adventure? Join the ExploreLight Community!

“On a workshop with ExploreLight, there are always laughs, but there are always great photographs too.  Peter and his team go to great efforts to ensure everyone gets the shot they want at a location – whether it’s the continuous checking of local weather conditions, to in depth knowledge of each location, to prepping the group prior to arrival at the location by showing past shots, to walking among the group during the shoot, offering advice and sharing their own shots, total dedication to the client.  I’ve taken some of my best shots while on ExploreLight workshops and that’s no coincidence.

The aftercare is second to none, with a private Facebook group where you are encouraged to share your shots (and where you can receive suggestions for improvement) to social nights out and emails on upcoming workshops, editing sessions, etc.  Peter is building a community of photographers who return again and again.”

Barbara Tanzler

“Something deep within tempted me to attend an ExploreLight fundamentals workshop in the Wicklow National Park in March 2015. I remember coming home feeling invigorated, that a new world was about to open up for me. My photography has improved steadily so much so that I recently achieved my Associate distinction from the IPF but more importantly I have met fantastic people many of whom are now considered friends, I’ve attended many more ExploreLight workshops since and visited fantastic locations all under the expert guidance of the ExploreLight team. These guys are good and are at the top of their game and super professional. I recommend ExploreLight because they are the best Photography workshop and tour operators out there.”

Noel McIntyre AIPF

“I have been on several ExploreLight Workshops and have thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.  The ExploreLight workshops are a perfect combination of excellent teaching, superb locations, and great “craic”. Your enthusiasm is infectious, even if it means getting up at 5am to shoot the sunrise, or staying out until 4am to shoot the aurora. I look forward to returning to many more workshops with you guys.”

Paul Byrne

DEPOSIT PAYMENT

More than 90 days before the workshop commences: full refund minus 100 EUR admin fee.

Less than 90 days no deposit will be refunded.

BALANCE PAYMENT

Balance Payment is Due 60 Days Before Workshop Commences.

The balance payment is non refundable. However if we find some one to take your place we will refund in full minus 10% Admin fee.

If we do not have the required numbers to run a given workshop, we reserve the right to cancel up to 60 days in advance. We will refund deposit, but you must have travel insurance to cover any travel expenses you may incur.

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