2018 Featured Events
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All workshops have limited number of available places to ensure maximum quality is ensured. Once full there are no more places available. So get your place today.
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All masterclasses are €30 including coffee and cake breaks, with Q&A section.
2018 Portfolio Review
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Made by Photographers, for Photographers
What's so special about the Porto Photo Festival?
Porto Photo Fest features photographers who are not only world-class photographers in their specialised fields, they are also world-class educators who enable you to tap into their knowledge, experience and skills. They meet you at your level and help you achieve your photography goals. As a creator, you’ll gain more inspiration and insights from each of these accomplished professional instructors than from anything you’ll find online.
This festival is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else in the world. Our workshops are created and developed especially for Porto, a UNESCO world heritage centre. Porto is like nowhere else in Europe. There are stories to be told from every setting, and locals who want to tell you about their city. Every street you walk down holds a new view, allowing endless inspiring backdrops: The face of the city changes from sunrise right into the night, where texture, light and design meet the magic of Porto. This is the only place a photographer would want to be.
I said last year this is the festival that could change your life and I had the huge privilege of seeing that change for the attendees last year. I saw how the interactions with instructors changed peoples working methods, practises and craft for life. I can’t wait to see the change Porto Photo Fest 2018 could bring for you.
— Anna Gunn
Festival Director & Tamer of Dragons
What we will do
Workshops get you fully involved and immersed in the learning process. You’ll have the chance to work in facilitated activities that allow you to push your own boundaries in an encouraging and productive environment that’s tailored especially for your needs.
A workshop is not just a learning opportunity with the world’s leading professionals, but a great way of meeting people in an intimate group that will face the same challenges during the workshop time. You’ll get to see a great many solutions to the activity, subject or product, and learn not only from your own interactions with world-class professionals but also from your fellow peers. You’ll have many opportunities to practice applying the concepts that are presented, and you’ll form strong bonds with fellow creators that will last you a lifetime.
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Learn from the Masters
If you don’t have time for a longer workshop, a masterclass is a perfect opportunity to learn with our instructors in a concentrated 2-hour session.
A masterclass is going to ignite your imagination, help you to adjust your creative process to incorporate the new ideas presented at your masterclass, and drive your creativity.
This 2-hour experience offers personal, face-to-face access to genius by putting you in front of the world’s leading photographers. This is your chance to talk to those who are defining success in our industry and discover their secrets.
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Book Today – Early bird discounts until 31 August.
Supercharge your photography
Friends and family are great at telling any photographer they like their images, but they’re not always the best at giving unbiased, honest feedback.
The best portfolio advice comes from people who are totally unbiased, who have never seen your work before. Because they don’t know you personally, they can be objective. They can more clearly see the gaps in the stories you’re trying to tell with your photographs, and where you need to improve to really connect to your audience.
A review isn’t just for professional photographers: it’s for anyone who is looking to improve their content creation. Whether you are a hobbyist, blogger, student, or professional photographer, there has never been a better time than now to put your work in front of a professional reviewer.
Put your work in front of a professional photographer and get unbiased, honest feedback about what steps you need to take to improve in your photography, in this exclusive, 1-on-1 30 mins session.
Now open – Limited to 4 places per photographer. Select your preferred photographer:
Join in the fun
We want to make this festival accessible to all, and so this year we have a side program of free events for you to attend.
As places to some events are limited we request that you RSVP to secure your place, select your event or see our full program here.
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All events have limited number of places to ensure maximum quality is ensured. This means that once the tickets are sold, there are no more spaces. So get your place today.
- World-class instructors to select from
- Wide range of available subjects
- Boost your skills with the best in the industry.
- World-class instructors
- Exclusive content for the festival
- Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity
- World class photographers
- Bring your work to those who can help you
Free Event Program
- Free Festival Program of events
- Presentations from top photographers
- Join in the discussions.
Check back soon, many more to be announced shortly
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If you want to be a part of the Porto Photography Festival, please get in touch with us about sponsorship opportunities.
How to get here
Car, Train or Plane
How to get here by Plane
Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, known only as Porto Airport (OPO), is located about 6 miles from the city centre.
Some of the main airlines that travel to Porto include Iberia, Lufthansa, Luxair and Ryanair.
It is easy to catch a bus, metro, or taxi from this airport directly into the heart of Porto.
It’s comfortable and has first class facilities for the travelers’ every need.
How to get here by Taxi
- From Porto Airport to the city center will usually cost between 20 to 30 Euros. Taxis in Portugal are metered and therefore haggling over the cost is not an available option.
- There is a taxi rank immediately out of the arrivals exit door of the airport, and the journey will take you about 20 minutes.
How to get here by Metro
If you’re coming in by Metro from the Airport, there is a station right outside the airport door. You can reach most of the city centre in about 30 minutes for €2.60.
Metro from the Airport runs every 20 minutes for most of the day on weekdays, otherwise every 30 minutes every day from about 06.00.
You will first need to purchase an Andante Card, which you can re-charge at any time. You will need one Andante card per person – this card may also be used on the STCP bus lines.
Please be advised that if you purchase 10 trips you get one extra for free.
Remember to validate your card in the machine before you get onto the Metro.
How to get here by Train
If you are travelling from Lisbon to Porto, you can use the Train.
Most Lisbon trains run from Santa Apolónia station, which is right on the edge of the city center. You can also catch them at Gare do Oriente, which is closer to the Lisbon Airport.
“Intercidades” and “Alfa Pendular” trains arrive at Porto Campanhã station, and if you have booked online to Campanhã, you can connect with local urban trains free of charge for the 3 minute run to the city center station of São Bento.
The average travel time between Lisbon and Porto is 2h50 minutes. The first train leaving Lisbon is at 06:00, the last as 21:39. There is an average of 32 trains a day between Lisbon and Porto, leaving approximately every 44 minutes.
To book your journey use: www.cp.pt. (english version available)