Photographic workshops: Excursions and Model Photography

Photographic Workshops: Excursions Land and Sea plus Model Photography, Ios
June to September 2016
by Mark Wilman

Photographic Excursions On Land

See the Fixture List for details about workshop days and times

This year’s Photographic Excursions will be based principally in wild and beautiful Manganari in the south-east of Ios with Elenas Hotel offering photographers affordable accommodation and refreshments at their restaurant AntonIos situated at the Long Beach in Manganari Bay (see below for details). The location offers ample opportunity for a number of land excursion treks, uphill treks and swimming excursions with magical views of Santorini, Anafi, Amorgos and the Small Cyclades Islands along most routes. With my theme Discovering The Beauty Of Ios, we’ll be searching for the best views and how to capture them even from the water.

Alternative excursions around Ios are proposed on the Fixture List though transport is not provided. However, arrangements can be made at Elena’s, at other Ios hotels or by directly renting mopeds, quads or cars from the car rental agencies in the port, village or at Milopotas Bay. Meeting arrangements are then established at specific locations for us to then proceed with the excursions.

Alternative excursion routes include:

1. IOS NORTH SIDE: A) Homer’s Tomb and Placates B) Neraki Valley C) Agia Theodoti Bay D) Kastro (Castle) and Psathi Bay

2. IOS SOUTH SIDE: A) Klima BAY B) Klima and Pikri Nero Bays C) Saponokoma Bay with its huge flat rock D) Faros the lighthouse

3. IOS EAST SIDE starting from Kalamos Monastery: A) Klamos Bay 2) Kalamos and Plakes Bays

4. IOS WEST SIDE: A) Loretsena Bay hill climb northwards along the coast

5. IOS INTERIOR AREAS: A) Profitas Elias Church ( 514m ) with view down to Milopotas and Ios Port Bays B) Mount Pyrgos ( 713 m ) Ios’ highest mountain
C) High above Ios Village inland D) High above Ios Village eastwards above Milopotas Bay E) Kambos area behind the port as far as a picturesque hilltop church.

N.B. If an excursion from this list isn’t on the Fixture List, please let us know which one you’re interested in so we can organise it for you.

Contact Form for Photo Workshops 2016

Notes about Photographic Excursions On Land

1. Each excursion will last between 3 and 4 hours depending on the distance covered in order to reach locations. A level of fitness is essential unless a *private excursion is organised with a request for a less demanding program.

2. Five different excursions start on foot from Elena’s Hotel in Manganari. Swimming excursions and Model Workshops will also be possible.

3. The price per person for an excursion is €60. A 10% discount is offered for packages of at least three days. A 10% discount is offered to a client for each additional participant introduced by them with a maximum of two participants. See our Terms and Conditions for details about payment.

4. Food and beverages are not provided during workshops. Please consider the importance of water, sun cream and a hat.

5. Long trousers, trekking shoes or boots and a small backpack are suggested. The vegetation is usually not high from the ground but can be rough at times, therefore covering legs is recommended.

6. Groups will not exceed 10 people.

7. *Private ( meaning a closed group ) excursions can be organised and cost €300 with a maximum of 8 people.

8. Cameras and equipment are not offered. Participants are free to use their choice of equipment, ranging from sophisticated cameras and tripods to mobile phones.

9. Payment cannot be made in cash. Paypal or credit card via Paypal are the accepted forms of payment unless booking through a hotel or agent.

Photographic Excursions In The Sea

As a freediver and spear fisherman based in Ios, I know the island’s coastline very well. I’m happy to accompany photographers on photographic snorkelling and freediving excursions. Please note, equipment in not provided and I am not offering diving courses or diving instruction.

Notes about Photographic Excursions In The Sea

1. Excursions can take place in many locations around Ios. The list includes: A) Manganari Bay (South East) B) Varvaronisi Island (South East) C) Tris Krises Bay (South East) D) Plakes Bay (East) E) Psathi Bay (North East) F) Agia Theodoti Bay (North) G) Loretzena Bay (West) H) Koumbara Bay (South West) I) Kolitsani Bay ( South) J) Saponokoma Bay (South) Please note, certain locations need to be trekked to.

2. I do not provide transportation. This can be organised at hotels or directly with car rentals.

2. Boats can be rented on Ios, which I can organise.

3. No equipment is supplied by me.

4. The price per hour is €45 per person.

5. Payment cannot be made in cash. Paypal or credit card via Paypal are the accepted forms of payment unless booking through a hotel or agent.

Model Photography

Model Photography Workshops will take place in Manganari but can upon request also be organised in various locations around Ios. My focus on Wild, Natural Beauty Blended With Human Beauty Of The Female Kind will give photographers the chance to work individually with a female model of my choosing. The experience of working with a lovely woman in a beautiful summer island surrounding is unique and memorable.

N.B. A male model can be organised upon request.

Notes about Model Photography Workshops

1. Each Model Workshop session will last 3 hours.

2. The number of participants will not exceed 6.

3. Prices are as follows per participant: Model dressed €170

4. Specific workshops for organised groups, i.e. a photo club etc, with a maximum 6 people can be organised and cost: Model dressed €680

5. A 10% discount is offered for packages of at least three days. A 10% discount is offered to a client for each additional participant introduced by them with a maximum of two participants. See Terms and Conditions for details about payment.

6. Cameras and equipment are not offered. It is recommended that photographers use tripods when working with models.

7. Food and beverages are not provided during workshops. Please consider the importance of water, sun cream and a hat.

8. Long trousers, trekking shoes or boots and a small backpack are suggested. The vegetation is usually not high from the ground but can be rough at times.

9. Payment cannot be made in cash. Paypal or credit card via Paypal are the accepted forms of payment unless booking through a hotel or agent.

Contact Form for Photo Workshops 2016

Elena’s Hotel and AntonIos Bar and Restaurant Manganari Bay, Ios
www.elenas.gr

My good friend and freediving buddy Adoni will be offering workshop photographers accommodation and also refreshment at his family hotel in the centre of beautiful Manganari Bay. The restaurant is situated on the Long Beach, visible in the centre of the photo below, with a view directly towards Santorini some 6 nautical miles south. An exhibition of some of my work will be on display at the restaurant. The cooking is very good with prices that don’t hurt!

Notes about accommodation at Elena’s Hotel for workshop photographers

Accommodation for workshop photographers is as follows:

Mid Season

a) A standard room with balcony and sea view for two people with breakfast and an evening meal included from 1st June to 14th July costs €65 / night b) A single room with breakfast and an evening meal costs €45

High Season

a) A standard room with balcony and sea view for two people with breakfast and an evening meal included from 15th July to 28th August costs €95 / night b) A single room with breakfast and an evening meal costs €80

Elena’s Hotel also offers large studio apartments and independent Villas. Please contact Antonio directly from www.elenas.gr