Bosques subtropicales, Los Alcornocales 25 a 27 de marzo

Photography workshop
Subtropical forests
Los Alcornocales 16 - 19 de March

Workshop Los Alcornocales, Cádiz.
This unknown place treasures one of the best preserved native forests in Europe. Here we find vegetation that surprises by its density and subtropical character, at the southernmost point of the South. Misty forests with moss and ferns growing even on the trunks and branches of trees, rivers and waterfalls, cork oaks, gall oaks and beaches of Flysch are some of its ingredients of the landscape that invites us to explore, walk, photograph and enjoy.

About the places to visit:
In this workshop we invite you to discover and experience the incredible landscapes of this great natural park.  The area contains one of the best preserved native forests in Europe, with its exuberant vegetation of subtropical character, where species such as the cork oak in extensive forests, the ojaranzo or rhododendron (subspecies Ponticum baeticum), the carnivorous plant Drosophyllum lusitanicum as well as numerous types of ferns stand out. Apart from these dense misty forests in the ravines also stand out abrupt areas with gorges and waterfalls, as well as the "bujeos" with their extensive meadows that remain green much of the year.  During the workshop we will also visit the nearby Natural Park of El Estrecho (the Strait), where we will explore its impressive and photogenic rocky beaches of the "Flysch" type and also enjoy privileged views over the Strait and the mountains of Morocco. We will also photograph the beaches of the Costa Gaditana, with the impressive Dune of Bolonia and take pictures of a colony of Hermit Ibis...

About the workshops:
The trips and workshops are organized by teachers with proven experience in landscape and night photography and are aimed at a wide audience; from those who are interested in knowing interesting places, the amateur photographer with a desire to learn or profile his/her knowledge to the professional, interested in expanding her/his photographic portfolio.

The workshops seek to familiarize participants with the different theoretical and practical aspects of landscape and night photography and prepare them for the different situations and possibilities on the locations. The photographic sessions are in this sense focused on learning and applying the concepts previously treated in the theoretical workshops. The photo sessions also allow the participants to know spectacular places from the natural, cultural and landscape point of view, and spend a pleasant stay in them, accompanied by expert photographers with good knowledge of the area who will be at the full disposal of the participants to answer any questions and facilitate appropriate advice.

The workshop or journey also includes viewings of the pictures taken by the students, in which the technical and aesthetic aspects of the images are commented with advice on how to improve in both aspects.
Although it is not required, it is recommended to participate with basic knowledge of photography to get more out of the trip.

Recommended (photographic) material:
Although it is not essential to attend, it is recommended to go with a digital camera to get more out of the workshops. As complementary materials we advise to bring a tripod, polarizing filters, gradient and neutral grey filters (of different densities), trigger cable, lens clean kit, batteries and charger, umbrella and rain cover (just in case) for the camera and front.

To move around the photographic locations it is essential to have good footwear, preferably hiking boots.
To get to the photographic locations some itineraries pass through unpaved roads, normally passable for cars in normal conditions and in some cases it would be necessary to do some hiking on foot so we recommend that the participants are accustomed to walking in the nature and that they have a minimum physical condition and agility, to be able to reach the locations and enjoy them.


15:30 Welcome and first visit to the locations
20:30 Dinner
21:30 Workshop composition in landscape photography

 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Photographic route
14:00 Lunch (Picnic)
15:00 Photographic route
20:30 Dinner
21:30 Workshop composition in landscape photography

 09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Photographic route
14:00 Lunch (Picnic)
15:00 Photographic route
20:30 Dinner

09:00 Breakfast
09:30 Photographic route
14:00 Lunch and end of the workshop

Duration: 4/3 days (3/2 nights)

Participants: 6 minimum, 12 maximum.

Price: Complete workshop 3 nights/4 days:
350 euros in shared room. 410 in individual room. (Full board). Discount 50 euros for people not participating in the workshops.

From Friday afternoon:
260 (double room, 3 days)
290 (single room, 3 days).
Discount 50 euros for people not participating in the workshops.

The trip includes:
Accommodation in a double room with bathroom.
Meals (breakfast, picnic and dinner).
The first day includes dinner, the last day lunch.
Accompanying professional photographer.
Landscape photography workshops.
Viewing of the photos of the participants.

 Not included:
Travel or cancellation insurance.
Transport; the transport from the hotel to the photographic locations is to be realized by private (shared) cars from the participants.
Consult other conditions and companions.

Languages: Spanish, English, German and Dutch.

Hotel Mesón de Sancho
Dirección. Ctra. N. 340 Cádiz-Málaga Km. 94 - Tarifa (Cádiz) Ctra. Nacional 340,
Teléfono: 34 956 684 900

How to get there:
To get to the photography locations it could be necessary to do some hiking so we recommend that participants are accustomed to walking in nature and that they wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Minimum recommended material:
SLR or mirrorless camera.
Recommended Material:
Polarizing filter. Gray gradient filter. Neutral grey filter.
Check with us if you do not have the material


You can make the reservation with our travel agency Alventus & Años Luz

The contact person is Rosa: (00 34) 954210062/

The realization of the photographs depends largely on the weather at the locations.
At this time of year there can be both sunny days, rain or fog as well as strong winds.  
Al Andalus Phototour reserves the right to modify schedules and routes in case circumstances require it (e.g. Rain, poor condition access roads) for the good of the participants and the photos to be taken.  

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