We return to Portugal, adding new locations in the northern provence of Minho 

June 23-July 6, 2019
Taught by Terry Abrams, Produced by Barbara Nelson

Join us in this  photography workshop as we wind our way through the heart of the intricately terraced hills of vineyards, noted for their port wines, authentic fishing villages along the Atlantic and small villages, 

Lisbon, Portugal.  Fado Music

Duoro Valley, village and vineyards.
Duoro Valley Wine Estate Small Village Northern Portugal


We will meet in Lisbon, staying for 3 nights in the historical section of the city (the only part that was left standing after the 1755 earthquake.)  It still retains its kasbah-like layout, steep streets and stairways with local street life and wonderful views of the Rio Douro.

From Lisbon, we will move to the North West provience of The Minho (named after the Minho River) which encompases a broad range of picturesqe landscapes small villages and wine estates.  Staying in Ponte De Lima, on the banks of River Lima,  and in the center of the wine estates, we will explore the village and day trips to the wine estates 

From Ponte de Lima we move south to Porto, whose historic center is a World Heritage site. Porto is located on the mouth of the Douro River where it emptys into the Atlantic.  We will base here for side trips, having flexability for spontaneous photos.

  • Douro Valley - birthplace of port wine (vineyards and the producers, landscape, local architecture, small villages and the local people)
  • Traditional small villages among the wine estates 
  • Fishing villages on the Atlantic coast and on the shores of the River Douro- all the fisherman traditions and scenic viewpoints.

The workshop ends in Porto where there is easy transportation by air or ground to your next destination or home base. 

June 23 - July 6, 2019

FEE: $3900.00  SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: plus $200.00

25% deposit required with reservation
50% after March 1, 2019
BALANCE DUE :  April 2, 2019

Check or money order payable to Barbara Nelson. Direct Bank Deposit available

Barbara Nelson
340 Haven Ave.  #3J,
New York, NY 10033

*REFUND POLICY (see below)

  • Hotels, breakfast
  • Local experts
  • workshop
  • Ground transportation connected to workshop
  • Lunch, dinner, drinks and beverages
  • International air travel
  • Personal items and Services/tips
Fisherman Northern Portugal Fishing Village Northern Portugal
Porto, Portugal, Blue tile cathederal  Porto, Portugal.  Street leading to the river

all images ©barbara nelson photography

This workshop is for students who can operate their cameras on manual exposure and who want to go further with their photography. The class would meet daily for discussions, to view work and critique student’s work. We will be together photographing on some mornings from sunrise till late morning as well as afternoons, through the sunset, occasionally past twilight and into the early evening. Students are expected to organize their digital images for review

The class is built on a schedule of photographing and critiquing with some downtime planned for organizing your images. The schedule will be flexible for unscheduled special events, weather changes and such. The class will learn how to work with minimal equipment and maximum adaptability. We will work on analyzing the quality/direction of light, frame/compose the image and anticipate the unfolding activity.  As always we will pratice in-camera technics such as multible-exposure in camera, black & white, HDR. and more.

A list of suggested equipment and other travel needs will be emailed to all in the class.

BARBARA NELSON, photographer, journalist and event producer. Barbara's productions include custom workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in Radio & TV and magazine publishing, plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Recent international locations: Central Asia (Uzbekistan), Ecuador, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Georgia & Armenia, Turkey and more. Earlier locations included India, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia (including Irian Jaya),  Each workshop is tailored to a specific theme for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment. Member: ASMP, PWP, WICI. www.barbaranelson.com,

 Terry Abrams is an experienced international educator, photographer and artist. He has worked with both film and digital technologies in photography, and is just as likely to use an 8x10 view camera as a high resolution digital camera or new mirrorless. He has studied with Paul Caponigro, Arnold Newman, Michael Kenna, John Sexton and others. He lived and taught photography in Europe for 13 years.

Terry teaches photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI (known for its photography department) and co-produced the Great Lakes Digital Conference, conducting workshops alongside Thomas Knoll, the inventor of Adobe Photoshop. He also conducts travel photography workshops in domestic and international locations, such as Morocco, Turkey, Italy, Iceland and Spain. His images and writing are reproduced in numerous books on photography, and his photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries. www.terryabrams.com

As my workshops are structured for small groups, I rely on your attendance to organize many of the workshops’ logistics. Additionally, most of the international workshops require a deposit at time of registration and full payment up to 60 days prior to beginning of the reservations. If for any reason you decide to no longer attend the workshop, please notify me and I will return the deposit less a $400 cancellation fee. If you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to the workshop I will retain $800. If the notification is made less than 60 days prior to the start of the workshop no monies will be refunded.

If the workshop is cancelled by the organizers because of lack of registration, a full refund will be made.

Please note that in case of exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances such as hurricanes, earthquakes, major floods, tsunami, a war or governments' change of policies in the countries I produce workshops and seminars, I will only offer as a refund a new workshop, equal to the value of this workshop, in any of the other venues during that same calendar year. No other forms of refunds will be available.

If at anytime, unappropirate  behavior is displayed, the producers may remove same from the workshop with no refunds.

As always, we strongly suggest travel insurance that gives good coverage for most circumstances including personal health issues that might occur with you or your family. It is also advised that all check their health insurance to make sure it covers you out-of-country.


all images © Barbara Nelson Photography