Half day santorini Photo Workshop
Half-Day Santorini Photography Workshop
Explore Santorini from a photographer’s point of view
Picture the scene. It’s morning, Santorini is not yet in full swing, save for a few early risers milling around the bougainvillea-filled alleyways. The smell of Greek coffee and freshly baked bread is in the air. The smells reach you at the northern tip of the island as you stand, camera in hand, looking out at uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea and the neighbouring volcanic islands. You can see the buildings too, clinging to the cliffs. They’re bright white, basking in the morning sun, rivalled only by the few clouds in the sky. Everywhere you look there’s something stunning to photograph – another story to tell with your camera.
Sounds good, right? That’s scene one. Now picture scene two...
It’s afternoon and Santorini is bustling. But not so much where you are. You’re in the south of the island where life is more relaxed – characterised by clanging coffee cups and cats lazily strolling through alleys. It’s more medieval here, the traditional settlements giving you a glimpse of what Santorini was like in the Bronze Age. There are hidden gems at every turn – clustered clay buildings and ancient churches remarkably preserved by volcanic ash, and spectacular views of red volcanic rock formations. Each time you peer through the camera lens you can tell that you’re not simply photographing landscape and architecture but capturing history.
Scene one is the K. Yellow Santorini morning photography workshop. Scene two is the afternoon photography workshop. The choice is yours.
Northern delights or southern surprises?
These private half-day Santorini photography workshops give you the chance to photograph stunning landscapes and amazing architecture whilst experiencing parts of the island many tourists don’t see.
Starting at 9 am, we’ll spend four hours exploring the north of Santorini. As well as being a highlight reel of ‘postcard’ Santorini, this part of the island is also a place filled with hidden gems and spectacular views, which makes for some great landscape photography and photographs of rock formations not often captured on camera.
You’ll be picked up four hours before sunset for a trip to the south of Santorini to explore off the beaten track. Here we’ll visit the narrow streets of the Pyrgos settlement and travel to the top of the hills for panoramic shots of the island in the afternoon sun, before taking in the medieval character of Emporio in the foothills of Mount Prophet. En route, we’ll drive through the well-pruned vineyards - giving you a view of Santorini that you don’t see in travel brochures.
These routes and this format gives you the best of Santorini - stunning views and beautiful landscapes to capture the magic of the island on camera.
Can’t decide which one to choose? Make a day of it. Check out the full-day photography workshop to experience the morning and afternoon workshops rolled into one.
What you’ll learn
How to make the most of your camera in differing light
How to use photography to tell stories
How to create stunning landscape photography compositions
How to develop your own style of landscape photography by experimenting with lenses and techniques
Full instruction from a professional photographer and guidance throughout the workshop
Pick up and drop off to your hotel as well as transportation around the island during the workshop
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone with a love of landscape photography. And Santorini.
Whether you’re a seasoned snapper or are someone new to photography, if you have a basic knowledge of your camera, enjoy learning and fancy seeing some of the non-touristy parts of Santorini (as well as a few highlights), this workshop is perfect for you.
What do I need?
A set of lenses. Any lenses are fine, but it’s good to have a wide-angle lens or a zoom lens. (For reference, my lens is 24-70mm and for some architectural shots, I use a 16-35mm lens)
A tripod (we can provide one if you don’t have your own)
Spare batteries (we’ll be working that camera hard)
Extra memory cards
A passion for photography
A creative nature
Your comfiest pair of walking shoes
Who’s running the workshop?
Me, Konstantina.* I’ll be your host, teacher and guide to all kinds of Santorini goodness.
I’ve lived on Santorini Island since 2012 and spend the majority of my time travelling around the island taking photos, both professionally and just for the fun of it. It’s meant I’ve been able to pick up all kinds of local knowledge (useful for a host) and find the best spots for capturing shots of the volcanic landscape (essential for a photography workshop).
As for my teaching credentials, I’m a graduate of Leica Academy Creative Photography in Athens and a specialist in landscape photography.
K.Yellow Photography was born in Santorini in 2015 to help people tell stories and create meaningful experiences through photography, by capturing cities and landscapes in creative ways. Since then we’ve gone global, providing workshops in London, with other exciting destinations on the horizon.
But Santorini is, and always will be, home. Through the workshops and expeditions, I’ve been lucky enough to have helped hundreds of photographers develop their passion for landscape photography at Santorini’s most picturesque locations. I’m looking forward to doing the same with you. :-)
*The only time it won’t be me is when I’m running workshops over in London. At these times, you’re in for a real treat as one of my trusted, super-awesome photography friends becomes your host, teacher and guide to the north and south of Santorini.
(This price is for one or two persons). Special offers for families and groups. Feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org