A city modern wrapped in a complex and confoundedly beautiful world of art, a place of inexorable beauty with a culture of contrasts. There are no other cities in Spain that match this city's avant-garde architecture, complexities of light and shadow and the local's exhilarating way of living. During this photography workshop with world renowned photographer David Simchock, participants will experience all that this complex and engaging city can offer. For the first four days, places as diverse as Gaudi’s Park Güell, Sagrada Familia and La Pereira will be explored along with the Gothic narrow streets and lanes of old town Barcelona-Barri Gòtic. David's involved and supportive style of instruction will provide ample opportunity to hone your craft, whether you view photography as a hobby or have built a professional career with your camera. At the conclusion of the first four days of the workshop, participants will be transferred to the town of Figueres about two hours along the coastline northeast of Barcelona. Participants will enjoy time in the fascinating Teatro - Museo Dali as well as along the shop lined lanes of the town. A full day is set aside for explorations in the gorgeous seaside fishing village of Cadaqués, where a tiny collection of Greek-like sparkling white buildings line an arc of sea. Our workshop begins with four days and nights in Barcelona. Following the initial work in ’Gaudi’s City’ participants are based in the small town of Figueres, located about two hours north and east of Barcelona. This portion of the photography workshop will focus on the people and places of both Figueres, including the Dali Museum and home, and the beautiful nearby coastal town of Cadaqués.
• Small group, limited to a maximum of twelve participants. This ensures the most attentive support possible during your workshop in Barcelona, Figueres and Cadaques. Most photography workshops include up to twenty-five participants, limiting time with the professional workshop instructor.
• Bi-Lingual tour support throughout the workshop to assist participants in any way needed.
• Itinerary planning assistance in advance of the workshop, to include recommendations for air travel to/from the United States, itinerary support for time before and/or after the workshop for additional travel is participants are interested in such services.
• A full and challenging schedule. There will be some open time during the workshop, but the majority of each day will be spent with the workshop leader in capturing Barcelona and the towns of Figueres and in unique and unforgettable ways.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Clients arrive at Barcelona’s Airport where they will retrieve their baggage and will take a taxi to our hotel, conveniently located in the city center. At 3:00PM the Photography workshop leader, David Simchock, will meet the group and will lead them on a brief working session in the neighborhood around the hotel. This evening, David will work with participants at the city’s Font Màgica de Montjuïc-Magic Fountain-and the Olympic Village.
Dinner this evening will be a group gathering at a local restaurant.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Today, David will spend time with participants in some of the major Antoni Gaudi sites in Barcelona; Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and the Park Güell. Participants are free for both lunch and dinner as the day progresses.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
David will be working with participants in the Barri Gòtic, the Gothic neighborhood of Barcelona. Narrow lanes, cafes and unique architectural details will be but part of this day’s work. Participants are free for both lunch and dinner as the day progresses.
Monday, April 28, 2014
The day starts early at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, the city’s largest food market. The faces of barceloní/barceloninia come alive as do the various products displayed by vendors. The day continues in the area near and around the seafront of Barcelona. Participants are free for both lunch and dinner as the day progresses.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Participants transfer this morning to the town of Figueres, located about two hours north and east of Barcelona, not far from the Mediterranean coast. Once the group is settled at their hotel in the center of the town, David will lead participants to various locations for work. Participants are free for both lunch and dinner as the day progresses.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
The group will be photographing in Figueres today. In addition to visiting the Dali Museum, participants will be coached in photographing subjects as diverse as building architecture and portrait studies. Participants are free for both lunch and dinner as the day progresses.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Participants will transfer to the coastal town of Cadaqués where David will work with participants as they visit Dali’s home, Portlligat House, and work with photography in and around the Mediterranean coastal village. Participants are free for lunch as the day progresses. The group will return to a hotel near the Barcelona Airport late afternoon. A group dinner will be held this evening to mark the conclusion of a very rewarding and successful workshop.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Participants will be transferred to the Barcelona airport or main train station for their return trip or onward travel.