An amazing week long photography holiday with our guest instructor and professional photographer, Rodg Holden. You'll visit some of the most amazing locations in the Valencia and Alicante region to capture fantastic images, create wonderful memories and leave you with shooting and post-processing skills to last a lifetime.
With Rodg you'll learn and improve the essential photography skills and techniques. We cover everything from the exposure triangle, ISO, camera modes, composition, understanding lenses, and Bokeh to advanced skills such as Bracketing, HDR, Tripods, Filters and image processing e.g. Photoshop / Lightroom.
instructor led photography holiday
Groups are limited to only 6-8 people and you'll have the opportunity to shoot the amazing landscapes and mountains of the Serra Mariola, the vineyards of the Valencia 'tuscany' of Fontanars, historic towns such as Bocairent and Xativa, the stunning modern architecture of Valencia's city of Arts & Sciences and much more.
We take you to all of the locations but there will be some short walks, optional early sunrise starts and sunset finishes, but there is plenty of time to relax at Casa Sanz or the local mountain lakes, and of course the chance to dine at fantastic restaurants.
Rodg Holden Biography:
"I'm a landscape and fine art photographer. I've been interested in photography since they discovered the moon wasn't made of cheese (although it is-of course). Formally I trained as an art teacher but photography became my passion about 20 years ago. I gained my LRPS distinction with the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 2006, had a major exhibition in Buxton in Derbyshire, moved to Spain and became a professional photographer-phew, some year that was!
My work has appeared in and on covers of magazines in the UK and Spain, including Practical Photography, Black and White Photo Artistry, Canon's Eos magazine and Inland Magazine. I also contribute to Shutterstock and have been running photography courses for the past 10 years. My main aim is to offer high-quality courses that help to expand your technique and creativity. My experience as a teacher enables me to quickly establish where people are at with their photography and where they want to go.
As a photographer, I want to create the best prints possible, whether the subject is landscapes, pets or people. I now live in Glossop, Derbyshire with my partner Bev and our Spanish rescue dog, Georgie. I love books, films and am a sucker for animations. With my photography I try and express the emotional response I feel whenever I'm inspired to capture something with my camera, which is often. Photography involves a lot of hard work and problem-solving, but mostly it's about fun, enjoyment and creativity."
See the gallery below for samples of Rodg's work. You can visit Rodg's website and facebook page.
who is it for?
Beginner to advanced amateurs.
Group numbers are kept small to ensure plenty of 1:1 instructor time.
what to bring?
Any DSLR. Mirrorless or Compact digital camera
Mobile with decent camera
Tripod, Filters, Memory cards, Laptop,
On hand course instructor
Valencia day trip
Serra Mariola - Montcabrer
Alcoy - city of bridge
Fontanars del Alforins bodega
We vary the week according to the weather conditions and time of year (light) and can provide a bespoke week for you or your group if required. A typical week looks like this:
Day 01 Arrival & welcome reception
Day 02 Montcabrer, Cava Gran, Agres
Day 03 Xativa Castle, Streets of Xativa, Photoshop Class
Day 04 Bocairent, Serra Mariola, Pou Clar, Fontanars, Photoshop Class
Day 05 * rest day / trip to the beach/ Alicante etc
Day 06 Valencia
Day 07 Alcoy, Font Roja
Day 08 depart
*optional rest day or sightseeing
The itinerary is indicative of the planned week, it may be adapted according to your arrival and departure flights, local conditions
what is included?
7 nights accommodation
scheduled airport transfers
daily room cleaning service
swimming pool and towels
vehicle transfers to locations
1 digital print
5 days tuition with Rodg
evening photo reviews
2 Photoshop/LR classes
organisation of rest day trips
regular daily feedback
food & drink
coffee & soft drinks
packed lunches if appropriate
Some days we take lunch at restaurants and dinner at Casa Sanz (included) or v.v. depending on schedule
cost of restaurant meals
additional prints of work