Cais da Ribeira, Porto

PHOTOWALK AND TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

SECRET GLANCES IN PORTO

Do you like photography? How about exploring the beautiful city of Porto during your vacation while learning some photography techniques from professional photographers?


Porto is one of the most photogenic and photography-friendly cities in Europe. Have you thought about exploring it from different angles in a workshop that mixes sightseeing through its streets and attractions full of unique history, geography, and architecture?


Our fun "Secret Glances in Porto" photo tour teaches you basic photography tips, while we visit with you some of the most iconic and Instagrammable sights of this incredible city, voted Europe's Best City Destination and the World's Best City Destination 2022 by the World Travel Awards.


This tour combined with a photography workshop focuses on producing creative images that reflect your own perspective of the city's unique and varied character. You'll discover new ways to tell the story of your travels through great images and receive constant mentoring and feedback from professional photographers.


WHAT TO BRING

- Passion for photography and a good mood

- Equipment: any camera that can be adjusted in terms of aperture, speed and ISO or your smartphone.

- The tour is on foot. We recommend bringing comfortable clothes and shoes and a bottle of water.


WHAT'S INCLUDED

- Mentoring on photography during the tour, with tips on composition and handling equipment, curation to help you select the images generated during the tour to make up your #daytour travel album

- Two pdf eBooks: containing the tips learned on the tour (and many more!).

- Digital certificate of participation (PDF format).


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

- Photographic equipment.

- Meals and drinks, but during the tour you can stop for coffee, ice cream or a snack at any time.

- Insurance of any kind (equipment, health, travel, etc.)


ROUTE

- The starting point will be the Clérigos Tower.

- We will visit the Vitória viewpoint to photograph incredible views of the city's historic center.

- We'll find our way to Porto Cathedral, crossing ancient streets full of points of interest.

- We'll cross over to Vila Nova de Gaia by crossing the Luís I bridge at the top, from where you can get incredible views of the city and the river Douro, including the Jardim do Morro.

- We'll go down to the riverside area of Gaia, from where you'll have a privileged view of Porto's Ribeira pier.

- We'll return to Porto by crossing the same bridge on its lower level.

- Arriving at the riverside area, we'll take photos of the city's bustling tourist area and also take a break to have a coffee and enjoy the fantastic Portuguese pastries.

- Then we'll walk through some of the streets of Ribeira to discover more of the city.

- We'll end the day by returning to the riverside of the Douro to enjoy the facades of the houses in this part of the city and the fantastic sunset light.


Note: This itinerary can be altered for groups of 3 or more people if the client prefers a different route through downtown or wants a specific itinerary on a particular theme: street photography, architectural photography or parks and nature, for example.


OTHERS

- The tour takes place at a very relaxing pace, but please arrive 15 minutes before the start.

- The tour operates in Portuguese, English or Spanish

- Minimum age to participate is 18

- Maximum class size: 8 people

- Duration of each tour: +/- 3 hours

- Investment price: 85 € /person (see discounts for couples and groups of 3 or more)


Note: We offer an additional curation service to choose the 20 best photographs taken by you during the tour (or those of your choice) + digital editing and retouching of this material in editing software (Lightroom) for you to create an incredible souvenir album of your experience in Porto! (additional investment of 20 €).


YOUR INSTRUCTORS 

Photographer couple Danton Távora and Elaine Weingartner are passionate about travel and have visited dozens of countries.

Together, in addition to the photo tours and photography workshops run by Giramundo Phototours, they founded Bravo! Fotografia, a brand that serves the hospitality, architecture and interiors markets with its lenses and expertise.

Porto is a city full of attractions, charm and soul. That's why it was selected for the "Secret Eyes" project, which aims to unveil a different way of touring a city's urban landscapes and give tips from the Travel Photography segment, combining less conventional routes with those that have become the city's postcards, but always with a curious and perceptive eye, looking for new angles and creative perspectives.


Contact us by WhatsApp below, by email contatobravofotografia@gmail.com or on social media! 


"COLLECT MOMENTS, NOT STUFFS"



Please note: Porto is a city with many slopes, stairways and narrow streets and during our walk we will encounter this urban scenery. This itinerary may be challenging and not suitable for people with reduced mobility or heart problems. For this audience, we have a photography workshop that explores the same concepts, but has an itinerary designed to give greater comfort and safety to the participants. Talk with us first. :)

Limited number of participants

Please check available dates and time!

What you'll learn on this Photography Tour

Photography basics

Basics to improve your photos today! In a simple and practical way.

Basic Street Photography tips

That will help you educate your eyes and become more creative

Tips for smartphone photography

That you can use your smartphone and still take photos that will be successful on the social media

Basic composition tips

Some composition tips that will make your photos more interesting

Learn a bit about storytelling through images

To create a narrative that tell the story of your trip through your photos

Understanding the types of light

Basic  tips on the different types of light and their effects on photography

BONUS

Enroll for the photo tour and get an ebook on composition techniques!

BRAVÍSSIMO! Basic Concepts and Techniques of Composition

This ebook was designed to help beginners and lovers of the art of Photography, about basic concepts and tips of photographic composition, in a simple and direct way, but also light and fun..


An uncomplicated and entertaining series

BRAVÍSSIMO! It was designed as a series of ebooks containing practical tips and basic theory on various topics of photography, aimed at both beginners and lovers of the photographic art. Divided by subjects, it brings, in addition to the theoretical basis, practical challenges to help in the process of fixing concepts and educating the gaze.


SHORT GUIDE ON HOW TO MAKE BETTER TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

An ebook containing specific travel photography tips to help you tell the story of your travels in an interesting and creative way and return home with an album of great photos.


After all, as American photographer Peter Adams said, "Photography is not about cameras and equipment. Photography is about photographers. A camera doesn't make a great image, any more than a typewriter makes a great novel." 


Elaine Weingartner

Author and owner of Bravo! Fotografia

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