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The Porto Photography Festival

The Porto Photography Festival

Join us for the very first Porto Photography Festival.

We'll be there -- will you?

What?

Welcome to the First Edition of the Porto Photography Festival.

Masterclasses, Workshops, and Exclusive Dinners with top international photographers will take your photography to a whole new level.

Get your Masterclass tickets today and enjoy a limited Early Bird discount, ending March 31. 

Workshops are now on sale, and limited to 15 participants each. Book today to secure your place.

When?

September 11-17, 2017

Where?

The Porto Photography Festival home will be the Árvore Escola Artística e Profissional. Workshops and Masterclasses will take place in Porto’s historic centre.

The Porto Photography Festival provides a week-long program, from 11-17 September 2017, featuring Masterclasses, Workshops, and Exclusive Dinners.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses are scheduled each festival evening from 18h-20h (11-17 September).

Casa Diocesana – Seminário de Vilar
R. Arcediago Vanzeller 50
4050-621 Porto
[Google Map]

Please click here for a full list of the masterclasses and how to purchase tickets.

Workshops

Workshops of varying lengths will take place during the festival week. Whether you prefer a one-day workshop, a weekend workshop, or a week of learning, we’ve got you covered.

These are our world renowned workshop instructors:

Find out more about the full workshop program by clicking here.

Exclusive Dinners

Exclusive dinners will be announced shortly, giving you the chance to be one of five people to dine with the featured masterclass speaker.

Workshops

Workshops

The Porto Photo Fest is a learning summit. Scroll down to find out more about our Workshops delivered by the best photographers in the business.

John Stanmeyer

Photo by John Stanmeyer

September 11
€2,000

Photography Stories is a 7-day workshop run by John Stanmeyer, the internationally-renowned National Geographic photographer.

David Nightingale

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September 11
€250

The Art of Black and White Photography is a 1-day workshop, designed to teach you how to create powerful black and white images.

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September 12
€450

Shoot The Street is a 1½-day workshop, designed to teach a range of technical, creative, and narrative skills that will enable you to produce visually compelling street images.

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September 14
€450

Shoot The City is a 1½-day hands-on workshop, designed to teach you the technical and creative skills you need in order to create technically excellent and aesthetically stunning images of Porto.

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September 16
€250

Creating Dramatic Images is an intensive 1-day, hands-on workshop covering why and how you should optimise your initial exposures; how to visualise a scene from the point of view of its postproduction; and how to think through the various changes that are needed to create a dramatic image.

Penny De Los Santos

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September 13
€950

Portugal Food Stories is a 4-day workshop, designed to teach you the process of telling the stories behind the food.

Cradoc Bagshaw

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September 11
€750

This is a 3-day workshop where Cradoc will introduce and guide you through basic darkroom techniques that will bring your analog photos to their full glory in print.

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September 14
€450

This 2-day workshop is for Experienced Analog Photography, in which Cradoc will advance your analog shooting and darkroom skills through time-tested techniques. The workshop is optimized to follow Cradoc’s 3-day Basic Analog Photography Workshop.

Sara Lando

Sara Lando

September 14
€450

This 2-day Mixed Media workshop will focus on showing you how to push your creativity to explore different materials and possibilities.
Sara Lando

September 16
€500

The technical aspects of portrait photography can be learnt pretty quickly, but what most people find overwhelming about shooting people is everything that can’t be controlled with a knob or a switch: hopefully you wont be one of those people any more, at the end of this workshp

Norman Maslov

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September 16
€450

The Focused On You 2-day workshop is designed to support photographers as they develop their portfolios and websites, editing and organising their work and preparing it for presentation to potential advertising, editorial and fine art clients.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses

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Light

11 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

In this masterclass, renowned Portuguese product photographer Pedro Do Canto Brum will talk about light, how to use it in your own photography and how to get the most from it in your own work.

Penny de los Santos

Evolution

12 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

Penny’s masterclass will focus on the power of food-centred photo stories and its ability to tell about culture, history, geography and the enduring human spirit.

David Nightingale

Creating Dramatic Images

13 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

David Nightingale will give his world renowned masterclass on how to create dramatic images, a must for any photographer.

Sara Lando

A Formula For Creativity

14 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

Rising Star Sara Lando will give a masterclass on where to find ideas and inspiration for your work.

Norman Maslov

Focus on your work, value, and rights

15 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

Norman Maslov founded his artist agency in San Francisco in 1986. His masterclass will focus on supporting photographers to organise their work and prepare it for presentation to potential advertising, editorial and fine art clients.

Cradoc Bagshaw

Beyond The Street

16 September 2017
18h-20h
Casa Diocesana – Seminário De Vilar, Porto

Leica photographer Cradoc Bagshaw will give a masterclass about capturing documentary photography “Beyond the Street”.

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The Mission

The Mission

Showcasing the very best of Porto's UNESCO World Heritage historic centre and surrounding areas.

Putting Porto and Portugal on the map as a place of creation and sharing of ideas.

Bringing artistic vision to life.

1. What do we do?

Porto Photography Festival brings the global photography community to Porto to connect, learn, and experience at a week-long event in September.

2.How do we do that?

We provide a dynamic setting for photography industry and business leaders to connect with photographers and other creatives through a series of workshops, speaking events, and social activities. The festival facilitates opportunities for networking, collaboration, partnership, and learning in a creative environment. Attendees are welcomed with Portuguese hospitality in Porto's historic district.

3.Who is it for?

The festival is for photographers and creatives to share their knowledge and learn from each other.

4.What value do we bring?

Porto Photography Festival provides the amazing UNESCO World Heritage backdrop to provide inspiration, opportunities to learn from the best, and to network with your peers.
Team

Team

Meet the team behind the Porto Photography Festival, a group of passionate people committed to bringing you the best experience.

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Anna Gunn

McGunnMedia

www.mcgunnmedia.com

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Francisco Silva

Cooperativa Árvore

www.arvorecoop.pt

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Andreana & Guilherme Buest

Tupan Tours

www.tupantours.com

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Gail Aguiar

Gail At Large

www.gailatlarge.com

The Porto Photography is supported by:

Supporting Organisations

A huge thank you to our founding sponsors.

If you want to be a part of the Porto Photography Festival and put your logo on this page, please get in touch with us about sponsorship opportunities.

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How You Can Participate

How You Can Participate

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    Instagram Competition

    In collaboration with our sponsors sticky9 we are proud to launch our first competition. Join us over on instagram #portophotofest

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    Become a Volunteer

    If you would like to become a volunteer in this project, sign up today.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

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Email

annagunn@portophotofest.com