⭐️ Enjoy 10% Early Bird Discount

Discover stunning landscapes in Picos de Europa National Park.

Awe-inspiring mountains, lush valleys and crystalline rivers make the spectacular setting to this exclusive event.

This Landscape Photography Retreat is limited to four participants.

Breathtaking locations will inspire your creativity and self-confidence.

We will be treated to the flamboyance of Autumn colours, amongst the astoudning vastness of the mountains.

Witness village life and ancient traditions whilst exploring off the beaten track.

Experience the beauty of the world at a different level, and let nature reach your inner self.

This Retreat will empower you to connect with your passion for Photography.

❖ About the Region

✜ Established in 1918, Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) is Spain’s first National Park.

✜ These imposing mountains were the first sight of land for ships returning from the Voyages of Discovery. Navigators in the 1400’s gave the region its present name.

✜ Picos de Europa highest mountains reach 2.600m/8200ft.

✜ This Natural Paradise is a Designated Biosphere Reserve. The untouched landscape is home to bears, wolves, eagles and wild salmon.

✜ The region also has a rich cultural history, dating back to hunter-gatherers. Ancient Celtic heritage is present to this day.  Locals are renowned for their warmth, hospitality and keen sense of identity.

❖ Local Culture

※ Diorama Days has partnered with the Picos de Europa Hotel. A splendid three start hotel, offering comfortable settings and first class amenities at your disposal. Including an outdoor Swimming Pool & Free Wi-Fi.

※ The hotel is in the charming town of Arenas de Cabrales, gateway to the heart of the National Park.

※ From this picturesque town we will set out to explore the region. Transport is inlcuded during in the Retreat.

※ Enjoy a complimentary tour of a renowned local farm producing Artisan Cider and Cave Aged PDO Cabrales Blue Cheese. Followed by dinner, savouring exquisite local cuisine, at a highly rated restaurant.

※ Gain insights into local culture with complimentary tickets to Ethnographic Museums. The visits aim to inform photographic practice, deepening our understanding of the landscape.

※ For a taste of the authentic Spain, we will visit the region’s largest Sunday Market, a beehive of activity, renowned for fresh local produce.

❖ Retreat Booking Fee

1 Participant £2700 – 7 nights, Single Occupancy Double Ensuite, including breakfast
✜ Free Upgrade to Double Occupancy available. Invite a guest, who may enjoy hotel amenities and the surrounding area. Your guest is welcome to join us for dinner and afters.

2 Participants £4950 – 7 nights – Sharing a Double Ensuite, including breakfast
✜  Ideally suited for two people actively taking part in the retreat.

⭐️ Enjoy 10% Early Bird Discount – Book by the 30 August 2019
✜ 1 Participant £2700 £2430 includes free upgrade to double occupancy, one guest
✜ 2 Participants £4950 £4410 – £2205 per person – sharing a double ensuite

Deposit 50% Remainder to be paid by 7 September 2019

❖ Tangible Results

  • This Landscape Photography Retreat is designed to enhance your Creative & Technical Skills
  • The Retreat is a pattern break, a time to reflect upon your photography.  Identify the strengths in your practice, and reach the next level
  • This exclusive event is geared towards generating practical outcomes
  • The intensive structure will enable you to produce consistent high quality results
  • The takeaway for my attendees is ultimately gaining insight and mastering their individual style of photography

❖  This exclusive group of up to four participants will benefit from the following:

  • Location Photography; Golden Hour, Sunrise & Sunset
  • Art & Fieldcraft of Landscape Photography
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Bespoke Mentoring
  • One-To-One Tutorials
  • Ongoing Photography Review

❖  Topics are adjusted to reflect individual learning requirements and may include:

  • Controlling Exposure; ISO, Apertures, Shutter Speeds

  • Manual Camera Setting
  • Focusing Methods

  • Filters ND CP

  • Framing & Composition

  • Photoshop, Lightroom & Luminar

❖  Dates
  • Monday 7 October 2019  ❖  1pm  Start
  • Monday 14 October 2019  ❖  5pm  Concludes

❖  Duration

  • 7 Nights  ❖  8 Days

❖  The Booking Fee includes the following:

  • Introductory Webinar
  • Tuition
  • Location Guidance
  • Learning Resources
  • Local Farm Tour & Dinner
  • Ethnographic Museums Tickets
  • Tour Region’s Largest Sunday Market
  • One Month Free Online Support
  • Transportation During the Retreat
  • Transfer from/to Santander Airport Available on Request

❖  Key Locations

  • Various across the National Park

❖ Travelling to the Retreat

  • The nearest airport is Santander, with a selection of car rental companies
  • Santander also has ferry services to/from Plymouth & Portsmouth
  • Santander Airport is approx. 100km / 63 miles from Arenas de Cabrales, Asturias

❖  Meeting Place

  • We look forward to meet participants in the hotel lobby on Friday 27 September at 1pm
  • Directions


  • Harry Fricker MA (Image & Communication, Goldsmiths)

  Skills Level

  • Suitable for participants at all levels of photography skills

❖  Recommended Equipment

  • Camera, Lense, Tripod, Laptop & Accessories

❖ Equipment Rental – Available from Diorama Days

Camera / Lenses

  • Canon 6D full frame DSLR body + cap, strap, battery & charger – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM, ø 77mm Prime Lens + caps/hood – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon, ø 72mm, EF Prime + caps/hood – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, ø 72mm, Zoom + caps/hood – £10/day – £100 deposit


  • Weston Master IV light meter + invercone & cases – £15/day – £100 deposit
  • Manfrotto tripod 190X PRO Black + strap – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Manfrotto Monopod 681B Black + strap £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Billingham Hadley Small Camera Bag Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Hoya Circular PL Polarising Filter 72mm & 77mm + case – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • GOBE ND1000 Filter 77mm + case – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • Polaroid Intervalometer PLRTC18 3 pin connector Canon DSLR – £5/day – £10 deposit

❖  Clothing

  • We advise to dress for the weather
  • Layered clothing and a waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes / boots are essential

  Fitness Level

  • Some light to moderate walking on open land

Participants are advised to arrange their own Travel & Equipment Insurance

✜ Meals & Beverages are not included in the Booking Fee

📌 All enquiries welcome


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