This will be an exciting and varied 3 day/4 night  programme in and around Olhao focused on photographic storytelling with a number of hands on workshops and excursions. You will be exposed to some of the culinary and cultural treasures of this part of the Portugese coast.

There will also be free time to roam, this isn’t a ‘photographic boot camp’ you can take photos of your own, and explore the picturesque back streets and alleys of Olhao old town. Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool and massage treatments can be arranged by request.

It is our hope that by the end of the week you will have a set of images that form your unique storytelling experience whether it be a set of portraits of the locals, the food, the location, cityscape, landscape, the architecture, the lifestyle. All of these photographic opportunities are there to be explored.


You will be mentored by experts in their field: 

Oivind will provide technical background to camera handling, picture composition, styling, framing and lighting and post production.

Caroline will share her magazine storytelling insights, give one on one portfolio appraisal, editing sessions and feedback, offer a dummy photographic assignment, sample budgets, shot list, expectations re delivery, captions and credits, model releases and contracts. 

Jayne will host dedicated food styling masterclass sessions.  During our excursions Jayne will be available to offer her insights into the food photography and styling elements of both ingredients and finished dishes.

We are there to help, guide, instruct, encourage and cajole, we hope to get you to venture beyond your usual shooting style and comfort zone to challenge yourself with new disciplines and ‘ways of seeing’.