October 11 - October 15, 2019
The world famous Alhambra fort in Granada is one of Peter Sanders’ favorite places where he has spent a lot of time and took some of his most iconic pictures. During our journey in this Andalusian city, we will experience the Alhamra under the guidance of Peter Sanders. We will visit the Alhambra several times during our stay in Granada, this will give us plenty of opportunity to get to know the location in depth. Alongside these visits, we’ll be conducting several masterclasses. Our 4* hotel is located a few minutes from the Alhambra.
Participants give us a 5 out of 5 star rating
We will pick you up from Granada Airport or Granada Bus station. You will arrive and check-in to our hotel. After the Jummah prayer in the central mosque, you’ ll be able to explore the city with the group members who have also arrived – this is a good opportunity to warm up under the guidance of our instructors who available for all questions and comments. Everybody will have time to wander through the UNESCO district of Albaycin, which is a rich repository of harmoniously mixed Moorish and Andalusian architecture. If you need a quick course on the basics of photography, this will be the perfect time.
We will meet in the lobby at 6 p.m. for dinner with Peter Sanders and we’ll have an evening session.
From right after breakfast until lunch we will attend the Art of Seeing Master Class with Peter Sanders. After lunch, a local will tell us about the rich history of Granada. After that it’s time to put into practise what we’ve learned during the first visit to the Alhambra palace complex. In the evening we’ll capture sun rise. Afterwards have dinner together and reflect on the day.
We will wake up early in the morning to catch the morning golden hour. After that, we will have breakfast together and then join another master class. After lunch we’ll have our second visit to the Alhambra, with special focus on the beautiful UNESCO Generalife gardens, which are an example of the rural residence of the emirs, built during the 13th and 14th centuries. Once we are back, all attendees will have time to go through their photos up until dinner. After dinner there will be some time, if desired, for feedback on your work.
We’ll focus on post-production and finalising of our photos. You’ll be able to significantly improve your editing skills here. In the evening we’ll have a closing dinner and we’ll close with a big slideshow.
We’ll have breakfast together and discuss some final points. After this everyone will check-out from your hotel. You will be dropped off to Granada Airport.
These are the great gifts you’ll get:
* based on a shared room. For a single room it’s + 200EUR.
Peter Sanders began his career in the mid 1960s as one of London’s key photographers of rock musicians. His pictures of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many others performing are classics of the genre.
In 1970, he set off for India, cameras in hand. He travelled for seven months. This trip became a spiritual odyssey that led him onto Morocco and thereafter to the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, where he photographed the hajj, at a time when few professional photographers had access to Islam’s holiest sanctuaries.
Visit petersanders.com for more about him and his work.
Peter Sanders will be assisted by experts Floris and Hannan:
Floris was born in 1971 in Germany. During his university study of biology he received a scholarship for The Netherlands. During his PhD he fell in love with photography.
He works as a freelance commercial photographer worldwide with his home base in The Hague, The Netherlands. He published several books.
I’ve been a photographer for over 10 years now specialising in wedding photography and individual portraits. My passion for photography is actually an extension of my love of Art and Spirituality. It’s been my focus and aim to teach visual literacy through photography and bring awareness to the most important elements that an image contains through discussion, demonstration and essentially direct experience. There’s an amazing world out there to explore and an infinitely more amazing world within which I love exploring with fellow photographers, artists and all round great human beings. My tool of choice right now happens to be the FujiFilm X100 series cameras for street, travel and all round action. I prefer to use the Canon DSLR system for commercial, portrait and studio work. I love shooting black and white film on 35mm and Medium format. If you’re reading this then I look forward to seeing you on the next step of your journey and the very first step of ours..
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