Greece

Discover the beauty of Greece and the art of long exposure!​

Axios Delta National Park & Meteora Workshop

Join those LEMAG-accredited workshops led by two inspiring photographers George Digalakis and Teo Kefalopoulos whose knowledge of Greece and shooting long exposure has been recognised by many participants. Enjoy taking your own images in Axios Delta National Park & Meteora and learn the art of long exposure photography from international-recognised experts.

November 19-24, 2019.

Main Features:
Axios Delta National Park & Meteora Workshop workshop includes 4 days of shooting at 3 great locations plus 3 sessions of post-processing course in a properly equipped hotel auditorium. Additional options include a one-day preparatory course of practical training for beginners, as well as 2 weeks of on-line follow–up support on post processing and creating a complete portfolio.

Get acquainted with the beautiful town of Thessaloniki and visit the perfect location for minimal LE photography at the most amazing Greek national park, the “Axios Delta”. Lake Koroneia is another amazing location for minimal photography. Finally, Meteora offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. You will be introduced in the theory of LE photography, be trained on how to solve the problems of the procedure, learn the basics of minimal and fine art photography post-processing and have the opportunity to create a beautiful portfolio of minimal images.

Effectively use your camera & lens settings to achieve the correct exposure and depth of field.
Calculate exposure times using ND filters and the high ISO rule.
Personal vision, expression and composition in a frame.
Subject selection by minimal and fine art standards.
Evaluate the quality of cast light.
Take advantage of the wind in a long exposure capture.
Multiple captures and segmented frame coverage.
Find solutions to exposure problems that might occur during a long exposure capture.
Attend a fully featured fine art editing workshop.

 

 

Much attention is put to the learning quality of the masterclass, thus up to 8 places will be available.

Essential equipment:
Any camera (DSLR/Mirrorless) that supports BULB mode and can record RAW files.
Lenses: they should be able to handle wide-angle, middle and tele focal lengths.
Neutral Density filters: preferably 10 stops or more.
Remote shutter release unit (cable or wireless).
Sturdy tripod, mounting head and plate.
Spare batteries and memory cards.
* if you have any questions on the technical requirements of the masterclass, please contact us.

Optional equipment:
Rubber boots, raincoat, umbrella, lens cleaning kit, pen & notepad. You are also advised to bring your laptop during the photo editing tutorial (preferably with Photoshop installed).

The workshop is designed to suit all lever of expertise from beginner to advanced.

Physical condition level: Easy. However, some spots are not easily accessible, so personal safety always comes first.

Price: 1800 Euro.

The cost includes VAT & taxes. Early bird discount of 10% is valid until July 19, 2019.

Should you need to cancel your participation for any reason, it is mandatory to send us a cancellation note via e-mail. In such a case, please read the terms below (all refunds exclude PayPal fees):
– 80% refund will be provided when cancelling earlier than September 20, 2019.

The instructors are not responsible for cancelling the masterclass due to extreme weather conditions or for changing the itinerary due to unforeseen reasons. For any questions regarding the masterclass, please contact us.

What is included:

Transfer to and from the workshop locations, hotel accommodation for 5 nights, breakfast, dinner on the shooting session days, location photography, fine art photo editing course.

What is not included:

Flights to and from Thessaloniki airport. Transportation from Thessaloniki airport to the hotel and back, additional food and beverages, travel insurance (please make sure that you have taken care of this prior to attending the workshop).

Axios Delta National Park & Meteora Workshop itinerary
 

19:30 Official opening. Brief meeting at the hotel’s lobby. All participants are advised to attend. We will have a chance to meet and discuss on the details of the following days. Also, many images from the visited locations will be displayed.

First day of location shooting. We will reach the Axios Delta area early in the morning to catch the first light. Shooting will take place at 2 different locations. Return to the hotel at noon for some rest and a snack. Later on we will return to the Axios area for shooting at one more location until sunset. Return to the hotel for a brief meeting to discuss on the details of the first session. Dinner will follow at a local tavern.

During the second day of location shooting we will start our session with a visit to the lake Koroneia early in the morning to shoot at first light. Return to the hotel before noon for some rest, quick snack and a short post-processing session where the instructors will demonstrate their workflow of fine art image processing. In the afternoon we will be back to the Axios National Park for shooting at 2 more locations until sunset. Return to the hotel for a brief meeting where we will discuss onthe details of this day’s session. Dinner will follow at a local tavern.

We leave Thessaloniki early in the morning for the impressive “Meteora”, an area with amazing rock formations and ancient monasteries. During our route, we will catch the first light at the estuaries of Loudias river (part of the “Axios Delta” National park). After a short break for a snack, we will drive to Meteora, to catch the last light. Return to the hotel for a short rest and then a dinner will follow at a local tavern.

During the fifth day we will start our session at Meteora with an early morning shooting during the first light and then we will continue exploring the area. Return to the hotel before noon for some rest, quick snack and another post-processing session at which images of the participants will be processed. In the afternoon we will explore 2 more locations until sunset, including the cinematic twin waterfalls of Paleokaria. Return to the hotel for a brief meeting to discuss on the details of thisday’s session. There will be some free time for rest and later on we will have dinner at a local tavern.

We will start our last shooting session at Meteora early in the morning to catch the first light at another impressive location. Return to the hotel for the main fine art photo editing session (5 hours) where images of the participants will be processed. The session will take place at a well prepared seminar room, equipped with a laptop, Wi-Fi access point and a large TV set. Return to the city of Thessaloniki/Athens early in the afternoon – end of the workshop.

Booking:

Axios Delta National Park & Meteora Workshop

Price: 1800 Euro.

The cost includes VAT & taxes.
Early bird discount of 10% is valid until July 19, 2019.

Meet the instructors

George Digalakis

George Digalakis is a minimalist, fine art photographer based in Athens, Greece. His work is characterized by a square frame, minimalistic approach, high order and a peaceful, yet often sorrowful and melancholic atmosphere. George rarely tries to capture the moment and finds that by ignoring reality he can best convey his inner vision and underlying emotions. George had three solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows around the world. His work has been recognized in Greece, winning the prestigious “Hermes” award of the Hellenic Photographic Society and in many international competitions. He has been published in various magazines and sites.

www.digalakisphotography.com

Teo Kefalopoulos

Teo Kefalopoulos is a fine art photographer based in Alexandria, Greece. For the past few years, he became strongly related to black and white fine art photography as he considers this art to be a form of profound expression, a creative process that leads to alternative views on ordinary subjects. By using the long exposure technique, unconventional optics and introvert post processing, he applies a dramatic approach to scenes that few would otherwise notice and give value. While selectively attending various photo exhibitions in Greece and abroad, he mainly emphasizes on making photographic works and prints for decoration purposes and also retains an active collaboration with a fine art gallery in the US. His work has been featured through numerous interviews and presentations.

www.teokefalopoulos.com