Algarve Safari 2017 is now open for bookings. We will be out there and ready for the official start on the 16th September 2017, going through to the 23rd. Our base will be a fantastic holiday village that offers superb facilities for us, and any family members that want to come along with us.

Shooting will be in a range of styles from art nude to fashion and Bridal with at least two English speaking models. During all shoots you will get direct one to one and group tuition in lighting, posing and location selection from John. Whatever your level of experience you will be guided through natural light shooting and using flash in indoor and outdoor sets. All lighting kit is provided.


Early booking, prior to 31st January 2017, gives a £100 discount on full price of £650. This can be paid in installments, starting with a £150 per head deposit to secure your place. Payments can be made at a time suitable to you as long as full payment is received before 30th August 2017. Prices are inclusive of training, lighting provision, model fees, location fees, travel fees to locations, parties (additional fee for none photographers attending)

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We have negotiated some great discounts. You will be responsible for paying for your own accommodation, transfers and flights. We will tell you how to book your accommodation once booking is confirmed. Villa's start at around €40 for a two bedded apartment per night.

All apartments have bathrooms and kitchen facilities for self catering. Half board can be booked through the venue. There are a number of excellent restaurants within walking distance and are very affordable. We will assist you in booking accommodation, any questions just ask. If you want to extend your stay before or after, not a problem. It's a great place for friends, couples or families.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask us.

Proposed Itinerary

Saturday 16th – Arrivals Day. A laid back day around the pool. Every arrival is greeted by the gang already there and you will be given a slot for a consultation with John to plan your learning over the week. That night we'll go out en masse for a meal at the now legendary D'Ine Restaurant. You can eat your own weight in steak, fish or vegetables and the drinks are sponsored by The Flash Centre. Meal paid for by Liz and John.

Sunday 17th – Chance to explore and shoot around the complex. John and Simon will provide teaching and guidance in the use of natural light and off camera flash. In the afternoon a variety of looks will be set up to allow you to get used to working with the models, lighting and props.

Monday 18th – We'll meet at the bar at 1000 and take the models for a walk around the village of Cabanas. Chance to see how John creates street fashion styled images using natural light and flash. You will also have the opportunity to shoot your own images and set up looks.

Tuesday 19th – Street Shooting and rest day. Your chance to explore the locality, shooting your own images of the landscape and street furniture.

Wednesday 20th - Photoshop Morning, Location Shoot Afternoon - Beach nudes on Isla da Cabanas, a short train and boat ride from the complex.

Thursday 21st - Personal Shooting for Competition. Photographers will be split into small groups and allowed out to shoot with one of the models with a view to nailing the images they want to present in the final competition.

Friday 22nd - Praia do Barril Location Shoot - All Day, all styles. Evening Meal together and drinks.

Saturday 23rd - Critiques of images shot over the week and judging of competition. Great prizes to be won. Finish by lunchtime and departures that afternoon or later if staying on.

In any free time you are welcome to book the models for €20 an hour working nude to fashion styles on a 121 basis. This is by direct negotiation with the models and no coordination is done by Liz or John. Lighting and props will be made available to you if required. Consideration must be given to the models rest periods and required working hours.