A new photographic adventure to capture the wild coast of Algarve in Portugal

Join photographers Francesco Gola and Alessio Andreani to explore one of the most fascinating coastlines of Europe: the majestic Algarve. Deep in nature and in front of the beautiful landscapes of the south of Portugal you will be able to develop your skills in landscape photography.

Workshop in pills

  • Dates: 16 – 20 November 2018

  • Duration: 4 Days

  • Accommodation: Included, double room

  • Group size: Max 8

  • Fitness level: Easy

  • Price: 1500€ (30% deposit on subscription)

This adventure is designed not only to bring you to the most photogenic locations but also to allow you to train your mind to view the shot before taking it. Our goal is to grow your awareness and creativity to return home not only with beautiful images to be proud of, but especially with new techniques and knowledge useful for your photographic passion.

Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Algarve Portugal Praia Marinha Long Exposure


We will meet at Lisbon airport mid-morning on Friday the 16th. From here we will head immediately southwards where we will reach the Algarve and our residence for the duration of the course.

From arrival to the day of departure, we will chase the light at sunrises and sunsets in the most beautiful spots of Algarve, like the marvelous Praia da Marinha, Ponta da Piedade, Praia da Albandeira and the amazing Lighthouse of Cabo de Sao Vicente. 

Between sunrise and sunset, theory, post-production and relax in great company!


Every day we’ll define the best shooting location according to the weather and you’ll be an active part of this planning process in order to let you develop not only your photographic skills but also the location management, an essential skill for a landscape photographer.

The small size of the group will let you have the possibility to discuss during your shooting with the teachers in every moment in order to maximize the learning experience.

The last day on field be Monday the 19th: after the sunset, we’ll head back to Lisbon where we’ll arrive in late evening. For this reason, the return flight should be planned for Tuesday 20th or later dates.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced photographic planning

  • Theory and technique for landscape photography

  • Choice and use of photographic gear

  • Composition in seascapes

  • Advanced techniques for Long Exposures

  • Post Production (Adobe Lightroom & Capture One)

  • Image optimization for publishing

Workshop Location


Your Teachers

Francesco Gola

NiSi Filters and X-Rite Ambassador, lives and works in Milan where he collaborates with companies, sites and magazines for the diffusion of photographic culture in Italy and in the world.

Alessio Andreani

Ambassador for NiSi Filters, his works have been published by The Times, Digital Photographer Magazine, Traveler, NPhoto, Digital Photo and many others

The Class includes

  • Professional Tuition of two Professional Photographers

  • 4 nights accommodations (check-in 16th/check-out 20th)

  • Workshops eBook

  • Transportation during Photo Tour

  • Photographic and logistic planning

  • All tickets & entrance fees

  • Fun 🙂

The Class does not includes

  • Your trip to/from Lisbon

  • Food and beverages

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Weather control 😉

  • Everything not mentioned in “The Class includes”

What are you waiting for? Join us!

Use this form to request information or to join the Workshop. The compilation of this form is NOT binding on the purchase of any workshop and does not involve the purchase of any service.

Additional informations

Accommodation is provided in twin rooms. A single room can be requested for a supplement, depending on the availability of the structure that hosts us.

No particular physical preparation is required. Just short walks and some stairways are waiting for us 🙂 If you have any physical limitation, please inform us in advance in order to understand together what is the best solution!

This Workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers. It is suggested a good knowledge of the camera and the basics relating to the use of shutter speeds and apertures. Post production is done through simple development software such as Adobe Lightroom or Capture One

The following equipment is suggested:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter
  • Photographic filters

Thanks to our sponsors we will be able to provide photographic filters and tripods. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email!

The workshop is deliberately planned in a season with a significant meteorological instability to have a greater possibility of having interesting light conditions. Obviously we can not control the weather, but we can adapt to it. In case of heavy rain, the course will be held in any case giving more emphasis to the post production and class theory.

As the flights to and from Lisbon are not included, you should proceed with booking them on your own. In any case, we’ll provide a full support on this so please provide us your flight’s details before booking in order to doublecheck everything is ok 🙂

We really hope you’ll not change idea or something happens, but in any case here the rules in case you’ll decide to cancel:

  • Within 90 days from the date of the Workshop: you’ll lose just the deposit
  • Within 60 days from the date of the workshop: penalty of 50% of the course fee
  • Within 30 days from the date of the Workshop: penalty of 75% of the course fee
  • From 29 days to the date of the Workshop: 100% penalty of the course fee

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