The Porto Photography Experience 25th - 28th May 2017

Local photographer Anna Gunn Leads this 3-day photo experience through Porto and the heart of Portugal. For photographers of all levels of experience, a journey through Porto's UNESCO World Heritage sites, complete with local models and full styling.

This full, hands-on experience is a MUST for any aspiring portrait photographer. It’s an ideal opportunity for intermediate photographers who want to develop their location photography and gain experience of working with professional models. It is especially suited for photographers who are interested in developing skills to support commercial, model, beauty, actor and professional / corporate portraiture.

For three packed days you will be honing your craft, working with professional models and capturing stunning photographs to use in your portfolio. You will walk away from this experience with a broader photographic skill set, an improved understanding of location lighting, and a richer portfolio.

Places are Limited to 15 Photographers

Porto Photography Experience Itinerary

Transfers between hotel and airport are included, as well as the main meals for every day of the PPE.

Professional models will join us on location (model releases available).

All items on this itinerary are subject to change due to availability. But if they do happen to be replaced, it will be with something equally amazing!!

25th May

Whenever your flight arrives, there will be transport waiting to take you to the Hotel.


18h00 – Welcome briefing at the Hotel

19h00 – Dinner and Welcome drinks at an amazing top Class Portuguese Restaurant & Bar.

After dinner – Transfer to the Hotel

26th May

10h00 – Street photography –  Porto

Models to join us at specific locations in the tour.

12h00 – Coffee break in a traditional café

13h00 – Lunch with incredible views of the River.

15h30 – Photo Session on location.

More details on this location to follow shortly. Styled models will be joining us with a change of clothing for this shoot.

20h00 – Dinner at “A Tasca”.

From one of the oldest kitchens in Porto, a mix of traditional portuguese foods.

After dinner – Transfer to the Hotel.

27th May

10h00 – Day trip to Guimarães

A trip to the “Heart of Portugal”, the town where D. Afonso Henriques, first King of Porgual started his campaign to establish the country. This trip will include tours of Guimarães Castle, the Historic Centre, and several monuments around town.

14h00 –  Traditional lunch in Guimarãres

20h00 – Dinner at a Traditional Restaurant.

After dinner – Transfer to the Hotel

28th May

10am – Beach shoot

Shoot on location on the beach shooting, working with the elements.  Models will join us for this shoot.

13h00 – Lunch

Lunch in one of the finest fresh fish restaurants in Portugal.  You will be treated to local cuisine with food from that mornings fishing catch.

14h00 – Modern Photo Shoot

A photo shoot with models in one of Portos award winning newest Architecture buildings.

20h00 – Dinner over looking the Duro.

29th May

The “after party” – a day to cool down, network, or explore the places that you wish you had spent more time in…


If you did want to book another excursion we are on hand to help.

Step 1: 

Register your interest today.

May 25th – May 28th 2017

Step 2:

You will receive an invite to join the Facebook community. Sign in to learn more about the Porto Photography Experience from previous attendees.

Step 3:

Reserve your place (and book your flights & Hotel!)

Due to the limited places available, we’ll hold a waiting list – just in case you weren’t as quick as the other photographers!

More than just a photo tour

More than just a photo tour

This is NOT a workshop - it's an experience.

The PPE is more than a just photo tour. It’s a four day experience, filled with photo shoots with gorgeous models in amazing locations, great food, Port wine, based in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal (don’t just take our word for it: the UNESCO seems to agree, and the city has repeatedly been considered one of Europe’s Best Destinations!).

Please make sure to check out the blog posts and video below, and if you are interested in securing your spot for the 2nd edition, 25th to the 28th May 2017, please register using the links above – we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with more details.



What the other photographers have said about the PPE.

We think this is a pretty amazing experience – but don’t just take our word for it: see for yourself what other photographers have said about their Porto Photography Experience.

Carina Lind

Porto has to me been a beautiful combination of a city that is, on a global scale, really small, with a lot of historic traditions, historical places,  traditional buildings, people with character.  Really modern architecture and design, and really good food. Then you add the photographic experience to it and you  get the perfect, perfect combination.

Carmen Blike

I got some amazing images, and got to meet some amazing people, and we were all at different levels so it’s not like you have to be an expert, or it’s just for beginners – we were all able to help each other. It’s all about raising the level, and that’s why an experience like this enriches your heart, it’s  not just the technical part.

Tammy Bogestrand

For me, it was an experience to see a country I haven’t been to before, and networking with a group of photographers. I knew there would be models, and that would be good for me as I needed some experience of working with models, so that was a huge plus. I don’t think we went to any touristy places at all, so it was a little more out of the way, and the food was different every evening, and it was the real Porto.

Rasmus Hald

… A lot of photography, of course, good friends, good food, challenges, creativity and inspiration from fellow photographers. Probably what I learnt most was to pose models as that probably isn’t my strong side.  So it was really funny to see how all the other people are doing that.

Ole Overgaard

The locations combined with very good models, very different models was quite interesting being able to shoot both indoor and outdoor in historical locations, and newer locations. I shared my (hotel) room with another photographer and had plenty of space, with everything we needed. I really liked the medieval part of town and the small alleys where the light is been reflected between the walls 3 or 4 times.

Our Story

Our Story

In late 2008 I left my technical stage theatre job in the UK, packed up my suitcase, put on my coat and hat in true Paddington Bear style, and bought a one-way plane ticket to Portugal.  Why? Well… I had of course fallen for Filipe, who also happened to be Portuguese.

I had moved out of London from a fast paced career in technical stage – and suddenly found myself in a relaxed, so-slow-it-feels-like-it’s-going-backwards paced Portugal.

The first three years were… how shall I put it?… ah: awful. Learning a new language, learning a new culture, learning that not everything happens exactly on time. Yes, I had clearly packed and brought my Britishness with me.

But Filipe and I travelled up and down Portugal from coast to coast, and right from the beginning I found myself stealing his DSLR all the time… and in the first year of me living here I think he must have become fed up with it, because he finally bought me one of my own. (His was still better, mind, but I wasn’t jealous. Not one bit. Honest. Grrr…)

Through the camera’s lens I discovered Portugal. It helped me fit in. It helped me see the culture. It gave me a reason to go out and seek the sunsets, the people, the food, the places, and in the end, fall in love with the country as much as I had fallen in love with Filipe for bringing me here.

Didn’t I tell you this was a love story? 😉 Well, I guess it is, and I have 100% fallen in love with this country. And if you let me show it to you, I know you will too.