Creative Digital Landscape Photography Workshop:

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Course Tutor: Sara Gilding

Experience the unique landscape of Western Crete and capture something of its beauty in the images that you take.

Based in the beautiful area of Western Crete known as the Apokoronas, there will be plenty of photographic opportunities for photographers of all levels to develop their skills, including seascapes, mountain landscape, traditional Cretan villages, archeological sites, and a monastery.

This course will focus upon developing creative and compositional skills; understanding your camera settings and learning how to use the camera on settings other than auto; understanding how to approach the challenges presented by different light and atmospheric conditions; and developing confidence in composing and framing landscape photographs for greatest effect and impact. You will spend time out on location and some time back in the studio reviewing the photographs taken. Minimal time will be spent on post-editing techniques.

You will need:


A digital camera: either a compact or DSLR of any type and make [but not a phone camera]. Memory cards, a memory stick, good walking shoes/sandals [you may well find yourself walking on roughtracks].


A tripod is recommended if you have one, but can be provided by Sara if you donʼt. A remote cable release. A range from wide angle to telephoto lenses if you are using an SLR Digital camera and already have these. A polarising filter is recommended if using an SLR digital camera. Your personal laptop to enable you to download and view your images in your own time. * Please note that Sara will have a computer available to download and review images.

What is included:

5 days [10am – 5pm] structured practical photographic activities, exploring the diverse landscape of Western Crete, experienced in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Review of your work to enable you to develop your photographic skills. Individual and group tuition. 5 lunches, including wine/beer provided in traditional Cretan tavernaʼs, enabling you to experience the unique and healthy cretan diet. Transport to and from activity locations.

About Sara:

Sara has a BA in Fine Art from Reading University and a MA in Visual Culture from Middlesex University. She is a qualified teacher and lectured for many years in further education in the UK before moving to Crete 5 years ago to develop her own artistic practice. She has exhibited her work both in the UK and Crete, and has been running photographic courses from her studio in Kefalas for the past two years. She derives great inspiration from the magnificent landscape of Crete which she loves to explore on foot!

Click to see some examples of Saras' photography

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