Made by Photographers, for Photographers

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

What's so special about the Porto Photo Festival?

All the photographers in this first photography festival are my idols. They are people I’ve followed for years, watched and learned all I could from on the internet. And they all run workshops in every corner of the world – except in Porto, Portugal. I wanted to change all that. 

This photography festival is different. We’ve created an event where you can learn more than what’s already available online – content that you and I can’t get anywhere else. This festival will give you the unique opportunity to go deeper into the creative process with each of these talented and accomplished professionals.

And you’ll do it in a UNESCO world heritage centre. Porto is a very special place where you can virtually step back in time. There is huge pride in this city, its stories and traditions. Its color, texture and design make every corner of the city a photographer’s dream backdrop.

You won’t find the content of the festival in a Google search. This festival is being held face to face, one on one with the pros to learn how they think, feel and view the world around them in the most inspirational backdrop I know. This is the festival that could change your life.

— Anna Gunn

Festival Director & Tamer of Dragons

What we will do

Ranging from one day to one week in duration, the workshops are the best way to go in-depth with our instructors and get hands-on learning. Workshop topics vary by instructor specialty, from street and commercial work to multi-media, portfolio development and portraiture.

For the storytellers, don’t miss a chance to spend 7 days with John Stanmeyer, the accomplished National Geographic and Time photojournalist, and co-founder of VII Photo Agency. There are classes for every interest and level. You don’t have to be a professional to attend our workshops – all that’s required is a camera and passion for art and learning. See the full Workshop details, or browse by photographer:

About

If you can’t devote that much time to full workshops, you can still join our Masterclasses. Held each evening during the festival, these two-hour lectures cover lighting, food photography, exploration of creativity and even the business of photography. Read through the full list of Masterclasses instructors and sessions here.

From National Geographic covers to award-winning entrepreneurs and accomplished photojournalists, these photographers aren’t just the best in the world, they are also the best educators in the world. Here, you’ll get valuable information that can elevate your photography and business, and the experience to ensure that you remember the lessons from these amazing professionals for years to come. 

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Photographers

Meet our most valued instructors:

John Stanmeyer

National Geographic Photographer

John Stanmeyer is a humanist, photojournalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and field recordist.

David Nightingale

Photographer

David Nightingale is an internationally acclaimed, award winning photographer and instructor.

Penny De Los Santos

Food Photographer

Penny is a Senior Contributing photographer to Saveur Magazine and contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine

Pedro Do Canto Brum

Photographer

Nasceu em Lisboa em 1955, desde muito cedo se dedicou a fazer o que mais gosta. Fotografar.

Cradoc Bagshaw

Street Photographer

Cradoc Bagshaw is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist who works internationally.

Frederico Martins

Fashion Photographer

Frederico Martins é um fotógrafo de moda português, com base em Londres e no Porto.

Sara Lando

Photographer

Sara Lando is a photographer and photography teacher living in Bassano del Grappa (Italy).

Norman Maslov

Photographer Agent

Norman Maslov is an Artist's Agent representing a small group of extremely creative commercial photographers.

Schedule

All the events you’ll be able to find at the PortoPhotoFest 2017

8:00 AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 1 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00 AM
Black and White Photography Workshop

1 day workshop in Black and White Photography with David Nightingale. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
08:00AM
Basic Analog Workshop

Day 1 of Cradoc Bagshaw's 3 day workshop in basic Analog Workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
18:00 PM
Light - Masterclass

Pedro do Canto Brum's 2 hour masterclass. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Pedro do Canto Brum
8:00 AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 1 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
09:00 AM
Shoot the Street - Workshop

Day 1 of David Nightingale's 2 day shoot the street workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
09:00 AM
Basic Analog Workshop

Day 2 of Cradoc Bagshaw's 3 day workshop in basic Analog Workshop. 2 LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
18:00 PM
Food Stories - Masterclass

Penny De Los Santos's 2 hour masterclass. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Penny De Los Santos
08:00 AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 3 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00 AM
Shoot the Street

Day 2 of David Nightingale's 2 day shoot the street workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale

David Nightingale's 2 hour masterclass. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
08:00 AM
Basic Analog Workshop.

Day 3 of Cradoc Bagshaw's 3 day workshop in Basic Analog Workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
08:00 AM
Portugal Food Stories Workshop

Day 1 of Penny De Los Santos's Portugal Food Stories 4 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Penny de los Santos
08:00AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 4 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00 AM
Shoot the City - Workshop

Day 1 of David Nightingale's Shoot the City 2 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
08:00 AM
Advanced Analog Photography

Day 1 of Cradoc Bagshaw's Advanced Analog Photography 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
08:00 AM
Portugal Food Stories Workshop

Day 2 of Penny De Los Santos's Portugal Food Stories 4 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Penny de los Santos
08:00 AM
Mixed Media

Day 1 of Sara Lando's Mixed Media 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Sara Lando

Sara Lando's 2 hour masterclass. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Sara Lando
08:00 AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 5 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00AM
Shoot the City

Day 2 of David Nightingale's Shoot the City 2 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
08:00 AM
Advanced Analog Photography

Day 2 of Cradoc Bagshaw's Advanced Analog Photography 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
08:00 AM
Portugal Food Stories Workshop

Day 3 of Penny De Los Santos's Portugal Food Stories 4 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Penny de los Santos
08:00 AM
Mixed Media Workshop

Day 2 of Sara Lando's Mixed Media 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Sara Lando
18:00 PM
Focus on you, your rights, and your work - Masterclass

Norman Maslov's 2 hour masterclass. Once you create, organise and present your work, what then? Where do you go? Who do you contact? Collaboration: The delicate balancing act of art and commerce. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Norman Maslov
08:00 AM
Photography Storytelling Workshop

Day 6 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00 AM
Creating Dramatic Images Workshop

Day 1 of David Nightingale's Creating Dramatic Images 1 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

David Nightingale
18:00 PM
Analog photography Masterclass

Cradoc Bagshaw's 2 hour masterclass. Leica photographer Cradoc Bagshaw will give a masterclass about capturing documentary photography “Beyond the Street”. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Cradoc Bagshaw
08:00 AM
Portugal Food Stories Workshop

Day 4 of Penny De Los Santos's Portugal Food Stories 4 day workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Penny de los Santos

Day 1 of Sara Lando's 2 day workshop on Behind the Portrait. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Sara Lando
08:00 AM
Portfolio Building

Day 1 of Norman Maslov's Focus on you 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Norman Maslov
08:00 AM
John Stanmeyer

Day 7 of John Stanmeyer's photography storytelling 7 day storytelling workshop in Porto. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

John Stanmeyer
08:00 AM
Behind the Portrait

Day 2 of Sara Lando's 2 day workshop on Behind the Portrait. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Sara Lando
08:00 AM
Work, Value, Rights

Day 2 of Norman Maslov's Focus on you 2 day workshop. LIMITED PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Norman Maslov
18:00 PM
Working as a freelance photographer Masterclass

Frederico Martin's 2 hour masterclass. PLACES STILL AVAILABLE. Tickets to be purchased here

Frederico Martins

Event tickets

Use these links to get your tickets to the PPF2017 events:

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Workshops
  • World-class instructors
  • 11 Workshops
  • Wide range of available subjects
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Masterclasses
  • World-class instructors
  • 7 Masterclasses
  • €25 per person
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Dinner with the Master
  • Limited to 5 places per dinner
  • Exclusive luxury meal
  • A Chance to Network
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Testimonials

What people are saying about Porto and the PortoPhotoFest:

“The challenge will be to capture the soul of the city and resist the temptation of exploring each of its numerous corners and details… Besides having a very unique light, the city is an almost inexhaustible source of motifs well worth noting – from the sunrise to the sunset. Therefore, make the most of it.”
Rui MoreiraMayor of Porto
“Porto is a complete surprise. I didn’t know places like this existed any more. Photographers either seem to make a life-long connection with Asia or with Europe, but usually not both. For me it’s always been Europe. I’ve been coming to Europe for years, and over the years I’ve seen it change. So many places have watched their essential character be diluted by the American led globalization.
I came to Porto not knowing what to expect, and I found Europe again. A traditional Europe that I haven’t seen since the early 1990’s. There’s a lot of tourism in Porto right now, and the global investor sharks are discovering the city; that will change things. But Porto’s big and diverse, and the change is focused in small areas. Porto is a wonderland of culture, full of photographs waiting to be taken.”
Cradoc BagshawCradocPhoto
“I simply fell in love with Porto and its people…they couldn’t have been more welcoming and kind. And to be sure the food and culture were a close second and third.”
Ralph VelascoTravel photographer

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