THE ATHENS LIGHT – Photo Workshop

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See Athens through the viewfinder and capture the remarkable qualities of its light
  • Learn tricks with the help of a local professional who will guide you through hidden corners around the city and help you connect with its vibe
  • Be impressed by the modern wonder that is the Acropolis Museum
  • Enjoy traditional and modern Greek food & wine
  • Visit picturesque sea towns, island and stunning ancient sites
  • Learn about Greek wine and sample a selection of wines

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This 5-day photo workshop in Athens is meant for the photo aficionados, the skilled or less skilled amateurs that want to visit the city from a different perspective. A photo professional has selected a wide range of areas, also less touristic ones and outside the city, and subjects that can both enhance your photo abilities and connect you more deeply with the city and its people.

Photography is a form of art is an expression of liberty, so the group itself chooses some of its favorite destinations and subjects among the suggested ones. One of the aims of this workshop is also to create a small photo community of the participants that will keep in touch and last in time, allowing constant peer reviewing, exchange of ideas and knowledge and of course personal relations. One time per year an exhibition with a selection of the best photos taken during the workshops is held in Athens with its authors being invited to the inauguration.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Nikos KOKKAS was born in Germany in 1972. He started working as a journalist and a photographer in major Greek magazines and newspapers since 1996. Some of this collaborations include “To Vima” newspaper, “Kathimerini” newspaper, “National Geographic” magazine (Greek edition), “Naftemporiki” newspaper, and a large amount of lifestyle and travel magazines throughout the years. His interests cover portraiture, travel issues, social issues, architecture and interior design. He lives in Athens. You can see his work @www.nikoskokkas.com

THE PROGRAM

 

DAY 1

  • Arrival-transfer to the hotel
  • Introductory meeting at the hotel: presentation of the workshop and its goals, introduction of each participant, showcase of the main Greek photographers, and of a small portfolio of Nikos
  • Welcome dinner in a selected restaurant

 

DAY 2

  • First photo session in the areas of Plaka, Koukaki, Syntagma
  • Free time
  • First peer review with projector, facilitation and evaluation by Nikos (selection of 20 photos max. each)
  • Free dinner

 

DAY 3

  • Second photo session. Day excursion to one of the following destinations (to be decided on day 1): Hydra island, Spetses island, Nemea region and Nauplio town, Cape Sounio and Lavrio town, Tatoi ex Royal palace and Kifissia district
  • Free dinner

 

DAY 4

  • Third photo session – architecture and people photography. City photo walk in one of the following areas: Modern Athens, Piraeus port, Meat market and Psyrri area
  • Free time/ Extra tour of your choice (beaches tour, Vouliagmenis Lake, Cape Sounio, Vravrona ancient site, Attica winery and wine museum)
  • Final review and evaluation
  • Farewell dinner and drink

 

DAY 5

  • Free time
  • Departure-transfer to the airport

INCLUDED

  • B&B accommodation for four nights in a 4+ starred hotel in the Athens area
  • Private transfers from/ to the Athens International Airport
  • An introductory and three photo sessions with a professional local photographer, plus two peer and evaluation reviews
  • Two dinners and a drink/ cocktail
  • A day photo excursion to a selected location outside Athens (Hydra island, Spetses island, Nemea region and Nauplio town, Cape Sounio and Lavrio town, Tatoi ex Royal palace and Kifissia district)
  • A coffee and snack treat for each photo session
  • Admission to Vouliagmenis Lake – privè area – tour, swim, yoga and buffet
  • General liability insurance
  • All applicable taxes and VAT

NOTES

The photo workshops are confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants. Participants are kindly required to fill in and send in advance the brief questionary (download here). Each participant should bring a laptop or other device to be able to download and process if necessary his/ her photos. A tripod and other accessories could also be necessary. The final arrangements on the photo subjects and destinations will be made jointly by the group with the photographer during the introductory session. The workshops will be guided in English. Minimum age: 18 years.

Single individuals are welcome to book the tour as well. If by the date of the tour minimum participation requirement is not met, a new date will be suggested or the client is free to cancel with full refund of the paid amount applying. If more people sign in for this tour on the specific date, a partial refund may apply if the corresponding rate for a shared group tour is lower than the paid amount at the time of booking.

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