2-DAY Exclusive Photo Workshop: Images of Sifnos

Apollonia, Sifnos

SIF-1002  (Tour Code)

Take a unique chance this June to join our thematic 2-day photo workshop conducted by a renowned UK photographer on Sifnos island, offered exclusively for 20 days this summer (June 11 - July 1, 2018)!  The famous photographer, who has visited every corner of Sifnos island for the last 20 years and has exhibited his work at major venues worldwide, will lead you to a discovery of true photographic gems and will teach you how to atmospherically capture great images in a fun, informative and enjoyable manner, conveying the island’s history, traditions and authentic spirit.

To participate in this once in a lifetime workshop, you do not have to be a photography expert, as long as you are a true photo lover and plan to bring your camera on your trip (preferably digital). Then, just choose among any of the 1, 2 or 3-day workshops, conducted in a small group to guarantee the best personal tuition. Learning what makes a good picture and how to achieve it while you explore the authentic Sifnos island is the aim of this seminar.

Exploring the island’s hidden tracks and taking those postcard-like images of Sifnos, will take place in several picturesque locations on the island, which you may reach by a car, taxi, local bus (on some occasions) or even on foot, when four wheels just can’t navigate the trails and pathways leading to photographic gems. Depending on the schedule, each of the tours will allow a stop for lunch or dinner at a local tavern (a la carte), while the program for each day may vary and can be adjusted according to special photo opportunities presented at the time, which you absolutely shouldn’t miss. For example, you may discover there is a celebrity wedding at a beautiful church of Chrysopigi where a bride may arrive in an old fishing boat from Faros, or there may be a festival taking place up in the hills attended by local residents and clergy, offering great photo material!

If you have two days at your leisure for some seriously enjoyable photography, choose any two of the below theme days according to your preference:

DAY 1: THEME 1 (Apollonia, Pano Petali & Kastro) 10:00 – 16:00

You will start your day early in the morning at Apollonia capital to introduce yourselves over a coffee and chat, where the photographer will exhibit some of his photos to pass on a feel for the island and what can be achieved. You will head up the old stairs towards Pano Petali and Artemonas, keeping an eye open for that special picture. You will pass the spot where the famous French photographer Cartier-Bresson took his renown image in 1960s, to continue through the narrow winding streets until you reach the land market windmills that give an excellent opportunity for landscape vistas. Next stop is the famous village of Kastro, the old fortress town that once was the island’s capital, which you will reach along the ancient track that offers stunning views, clusters of flowers, old stone walls, goats, donkeys and beautiful nature. Kastro is a true jewel, a place where time stands still, and a magical experience that offers endless photo opportunities. You will be advised and assisted with camera settings and ideas,  while at the end of the day you will return back to Apollonia, download the images and discuss the day’s results.

DAY 2: THEME 2 (Cheronissos & Apollonia) 10:00 – 16:00

Following your meeting in Apollonia, you will start the day by heading to Cheronissos, the tiny fishing village on the far north of the island, which offers plenty of photography opportunities – the wonderful views of neighbouring island of Serifos, a tiny headland church, crystal clear shallow water protecting the most glittering array of stones and rocks, the colourful fishing nets, rusting old anchors, and a local potter who makes the most unusual drinking vessels imaginable. His workshop is a photographer’s dream.

After a break, you will head back to Apollonia to explore the narrow alleys of the capital, visit and photograph the most talented silversmith at work, while constantly being advised how to achieve the best photographic results. Alternatively, you can spend the afternoon doing portrait photography against the backdrop of a beautiful monastery. At the end of the day, you will download and discuss those amazing photos that you finally managed to capture. 

DAY 3: THEME 3 (Faros & Kamares) 15:00 – 21:00

This time you will meet in Apollonia around mid-afternoon, to shortly continue to Faros, a small but popular fishing village on the south east of Sifnos. Landscape, seascape, beautiful rocky formations, old fishing boats and many more to photograph, from where you will walk along the fabulous headland coastal path (approximately 20 minutes per way) to Chrysopigi, and photograph the iconic monastery built on the rocks. This venue is much photographed and the favourite one for wedding ceremonies, but you will endeavour to produce pictures somewhat different.  

Later you will head to Kamares and head up to the monastery of Agios Simeon which overlooks the entire bay of Kamares and the island. This is a magical viewpoint for stunning sunsets, a very popular photographic subject and here you will learn how to capture them correctly. Later you will download the images for viewing and discussion.

This workshop is also offered as a daily tour (Tour code: SIF-1001) or 3-day workshop (Tour Code: SIF-1003).

Tour includes: tuition fees, transportation around the island 
Tour does not include: camera equipment, drinks, meals (a la carte), accommodation, any other extras
Pick up: Apollonia, Sifnos (tour starts from terminal)
Drop off: Apollonia, Sifnos (tour ends at terminal)

This tour is semi private for small groups of 1 - 4 persons (maximum).

Children (12+ years old) are welcome to participate with parental guidance. 

Please make sure to bring your own camera or mobile (equipment is not provided) Digital camera and zoom lens are preferred but not mandatory.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A great experience for photography lovers to discover the jewels of Sifnos throught this photo tour!

The Cycladic Adventures Team


Availability Calendar

January 2019

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2-days Semi Private Workshop (Theme 1, 2)
Adults: 300€ / Children: 300€

2-days Semi Private Workshop (Theme 2, 3)
Adults: 300€ / Children: 300€

2-days Semi Private Workshop (Theme 1, 3)
Adults: 300€ / Children: 300€

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Cancellation policy: Regular


Special Requirements

Stairs or uphill walking Wear flat, comfortable shoes Meal not included Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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