The 2018 PhotoPills Camp is Sold Out (Join the Waiting List)

The 2018 PhotoPills Camp (May 13th to May 20th) is SOLD OUT now!

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All 50 spots are already gone!

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Long story short...

50 PhotoPillers from all over the world have already secured a spot:

USA (28), Finland (1), Spain (5), Costa Rica (1), Germany (3), Russia (1), Canada (3), Belgium (1), France (1), Switzerland (1), UK (1), Italy (1), New Zealand (2) and China (1).

These 50 PhotoPillers (photography nerd & PhotoPills app nerd) will join us, the creators of the PhotoPills app, along with Michael Shainblum, Elia Locardi, Naomi Locardi, Joshua Cripps, Eric Paré, Kim Henry, Ian Norman, Diana Southern, Mark Gee, Harold Davis, Johan Lolos (Lebackpacker), Albert Dros, José Benito Ruiz, Mario Rubio and Francesco Gola.

As a Camper, you will take part in a 7-DAY EPIC PHOTO IMMERSION that will help you improve every aspect of your photography

Everything!

From inspiration, planning with PhotoPills, shooting and post-processing to managing your social networks (Instagram and Facebook). And even the way you manage your photography business, if that’s your interest.

And if there’s something more specific that you’d like to learn, please let us know. We’ll do our best to help you!

The Camp is hosted in Menorca, our headquarters in Spain. A small paradise island lost in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea

It’s no coincidence that Menorca is known as the “Island of Light” since long before the Roman Empire. It’s a kind of a mystical place where time goes slow and inspiration flows spontaneously.

Along with Romans, Ottomans and Muslims, many ancient cultures have fought for its treasures. Nowadays, the island quietly waits to be discovered. Only a few have the privilege to enjoy this nature sanctuary:

The dark sky, ravines, caves, rock formations, wetlands, isles, lighthouses, 1,500+ archeological sites, dune systems, beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters, where a rich population of plants and wildlife thrives, including a few endemic species...

And you’ll be experiencing the island the way we do, the way the islanders do. You’ll feel like a local, not like a tourist

Simply mix Menorca’s gems with some of the best easy going photography masters, a jam-packed into the field and straight to the point class schedule (on creativity, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks & business), multiple photo escapes to our secret locations, the delicious Menorcan cuisine, amazing beaches, hikes, horse riding and boat trips, night picnics, coffee talks, party moments and catching up with old and new friends, and finally add the distinctive PhotoPills fun flavour... and you get the perfect cocktail.

Your days will be full of learning, adventure, aha moments and meaningful connections!

Welcome to the PhotoPills Camp (May 13th to May 20th)

50 PhotoPillers | 15 Masters | 1 Island | 7 Fun-filled days of Learning and Adventure

The PhotoPills Camp is a celebration of photography. And the particular way we PhotoPillers live this passion:

Side by side, connecting with each other, learning from each other, always positive, always at the right place, at the right time to capture the scenes we’ve imagined, to tell the stories we want to tell. Always hunting all those legendary moments that nature serves everyday but nobody sees. Our goosebumps moments!

So, take the best parts of summer camp as a kid and add a powerfully supportive Tribe cheering you on as you...

  • Get inspired by the same natural positive energy that has inspired so many people before. Artists (Mike Oldfield, Hans Hartung, Joaquín Sabina...), writers, designers and entrepreneurs (Manel Adell, Martín Varsavsky...) before. People who were drawn to Menorca for its wide open spaces and its relaxed unself-consciousness.
  • Shooting multiple photo opportunities in our best secret locations (lighthouses, rock formations, wild beaches, megalithic monuments, natural arches, abandoned buildings…) during the best light moments and under the dark sky. You’ll be trying all sorts of different photo techniques and styles (Milky Way, panoramas, timelapse, Star Trails, Moon, long exposures with filters, portrait in landscape, Brenizer method, infrared, and more). How does it work? You’ll have to wait! It’s a surprise :P
  • Improve any aspect of your photography the fun way. You’ll be taking short and straight to the point learning pills not in a classroom but in the field. We don’t like long and boring classes. We want to help you improve the fun way: shooting!
  • Learn face to face with the best Masters (and the best people) completely immersed in nature, on the beach, under the trees, while sailing the sea or riding along the magnificent Camí de Cavalls, an ancient coastal trail for horses that encircles the island. We’ll make sure you’re far away from exhaust pipes and grey concrete walls.
  • Create meaningful connections. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with everyone, well-known leader photographers like Mark Gee or Elia Locardi, and other PhotoPillers like you and me.
  • Devour healthy food and some of the best Menorca’s traditional cuisine (including its famous lobster). I promise, you won't easily forget the lunch you’re going to have on Saturday May 19th (just to mention one!).
  • Turn into a PhotoPills Master. You’ll gain the power to look into the future to find the right shooting spot and shooting time the scenes you imagine happen. We’ll make sure you learn to harness all the power and capabilities of PhotoPills.
  • Post-process your images assisted by a Master. What about post-processing the Milky Way with Michael Shainblum or Mark Gee?
  • Master the art of social networks, so you consistently grow your own tribe of fans on Instagram (and Facebook). There’ll be many moments during the day (coffee times, dinner times, game times) to talk and learn about any topic that interests you.
  • And if you wish to make a living out of photography, you’ll be among people that are already living the dream, and that are ready to share all the secrets with you!

By the end of this experience, your connection with the island will be so deep, you won't remember how you got to the island nor when. You’ll start feeling a bit Menorcan.

This is the PhotoPills Camp, the PhotoPillers’ hideout from this hectic world.

Book now and save €400!

* Update December 1st 2017: Sold Out!

For a limited time, admissions are open to everyone at a discounted price.

After December 10th, the price will go up to €4000.

To secure your seat at a discounted price of €3600 (save €400), a €1000 deposit is required by Sunday December 10th.

Payment in full (€2600 balance amount) is required by February 28th 2018.

Please, finalize your booking as soon as possible. The seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.

 

BOOK NOW

 

What’s included in the price

  • The PhotoPills Camp Welcome Kit, including a 90-minute thermal circuit at the Blue Spa and other surprises.
  • A 7-Day epic photo immersion with Michael Shainblum, Elia Locardi, Naomi Locardi, Joshua Cripps, Eric Paré, Kim Henry, Ian Norman, Diana Southern, Mark Gee, Harold Davis, Johan Lolos (Lebackpacker), Albert Dros, José Benito Ruiz, Mario Rubio, Francesco Gola and the whole PhotoPills team, in the paradise island of Menorca.
  • 7 fun-filled days of learning and adventure with the best community of photography nerds around: the PhotoPillers.
  • Excellent photographer/instructor ratio: 15 Masters for 50 photographers.
  • All the extra activities you'll do around the island.
  • 7 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel on a paradise beach, sharing a double room with another PhotoPiller.
  • All meals from dinner on May 13th through breakfast on May 20th, including a very special lobster meal in one of the best restaurants on the island.
  • All transport within the island in a comfortable bus.
  • FlyBus tickets transfer from/to Menorca airport.
  • And many more surprises!

What’s not included

  • Flights to/from Menorca.
  • International medical and travel insurance coverage.
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages. And room mini bar consumptions.
  • Environmental tax charged by the local government.

Day 1. Sunday, May 13th - Welcome to the Island of Light

The PhotoPills Camp begins with your arrival to Menorca Airport where you’ll board the FlyBus to the Artiem Audax Hotel, located in the beautiful beach of Cala Galdana, our headquarters during the Camp!

Once there, we’ll be super happy to welcome you. Can’t wait to give you the PhotoPills Camp Welcome Kit :)

Flying to Menorca is easiest from Barcelona (40min flight), with Madrid the second best option (1h 15min) and Mallorca (15min), the third one. Check the following airlines: iberia.com, vueling.com, ryanair.com.

You can also fly to Menorca from major European cities like London or Paris (2h flight).

Please, book your flights to Menorca as soon as possible, the island is very popular.

If you’re flying on May 12th or before, please, let us know and we’ll help you with your hotel booking. In this case, you’ll also get the FlyBus transfer to your hotel.

2pm

Check-in starts at 2pm. In case you arrive earlier, your luggage will be kept safe in a storage room.

It’s time to start exploring the Camp: the beach, the swimming pool or the Blue Café & Lounge.

Sure, you’ll meet other PhotoPillers and the Masters. Michael Shainblum, Elia Locardi and the other PhotoPills Masters will be already there.

Make sure to check-in before 4pm. You don’t want to miss what’s going to happen next!

And there is no better way to restore energy after a long trip than relaxing in the Blue Spa. The Camp includes a 90 minutes thermal circuit. So, why not enjoying it just after checking-in?

4pm

The action begins!

We'll meet at the Inspiration Room (conference room), where we'll handle you the Welcome Kit and make the initial introductions.

Right afterwards, the inspiration talk will begin. The PhotoPills Masters will share their work with us and the tricks they use to find inspiration.

Finally, we (the PhotoPills team) will take over to explain the plan for the week, the logistics and the locations you'll be shooting.

7:30pm

We’ll meet at the Blue Café at the Artiem Audax and we’ll take a 5-minute walk to the beach where we’ll enjoy a tasty traditional Menorcan picnic-dinner called “Sa Bereneta”.

8:12pm

The golden hour begins. It’s a good idea to bring your camera and tripod. We’ll be enjoying the natural light and the sea colors until the blue hour ends at 9:21pm. Sunset is at 8:50pm.

9:30pm

Time to rest!

We’ll pack everything and start our journey back to the hotel, where a comfortable bed awaits.

Tomorrow... we'll get up for sunrise!

Day 2.  Monday, May 14th -  The Milky Way Quest

5am

Optional sunrise shot for the brave ones. At 6:30am, there is a beautiful sunrise happening in Cavalleria lighthouse. Who is in?

8am

Breakfast! From 8:00 to 9:30am, a delicious breakfast is served at the Oliva restaurant: fresh orange juice, fruit, coffee and a large variety of healthy food to choose from.

9:30am

Every day, many things will be happening from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Camp.

It’s when you’ll be taking the learning pills (on inspiration, composition, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks or business), chilling around the Camp or simply taking a few more hours of well deserved sleep.

Our goal is to release a close-to-final schedule of activities one month before the Camp.

1:30pm

The lunch at the Artiem Audax is a different story every day. Only one thing is granted: abundant high quality healthy food. Well, there’ll be things that are not that healthy too :P

3pm

Siesta time! You’re in Spain, remember?

4pm

Every afternoon, starting at 4pm, many activities will take place. From post-processing workshops and photo-review sessions to horse riding!

7pm

Time to shoot!

To make sure that you have the best experience possible shooting on location and learning with the Masters, we'll make 4 groups of 12-13 PhotoPillers (yellow, blue, red and white... the 4 colors of PhotPills).

Each group will take a bus to a different location with 3-4 Masters and 2 members of the PhotoPills Team.

One group will go to Favàritx lighthouse, another to Pregonda beach, another to Cavalleria lighthouse and another to the natural arch of Es Pont d'En Gil.

During the week, you'll rotate locations and Masters. This way you'll have the opportunity to learn from all the Masters in all our favorite locations!

Let's imagine that you're in Group Yellow!

Today, you'll be shooting with Michael Shainblum, Joshua Cripps, Albert Dros and Mario Rubio.

You'll take the bus to Favàritx, probably one of the most amazing locations in Menorca. It feels like being on the Moon in this place. We love shooting the Milky Way here!

With a height of 33m, the construction of the Favàritx lighthouse was necessary after three shipwrecks: the "Ville de Rome" in 1898, the "Isaac Perey" in 1906, and the "General Chanzy" in 1910.

Its construction began in July 1917, but several problems such as the lack of funds and the claims from the former land owner delayed the works until September 22, 1922, when it was finally inaugurated.

8:11pm

Golden hour begins! From the very first moment you get off the bus at 7:30pm, till the end of the blue hour at 9:21pm, you’ll have the opportunity to shoot many nice scenes including the sunset at 8:50pm.

In all the shooting escapes, the modus operandis will be the same. Together with the Masters, we’ve imagined and planned many awesome shots in each one of the locations.

We want you to experiment with all sorts of situations and techniques. With the support of the Masters and the other PhotoPillers of your group, you’ll be turning ideas into real photos… all sort of ideas (some of them pretty crazy and creative)!

10pm

We’ll sit under the stars and enjoy the picnic the chef at the Artiem Audax will have prepared specially for us.

10:40pm

There is no Moon. The astronomical twilight ends. It’s nighttime. And the galactic center has started to be visible in the south-east. The night shooting is about to begin.

With the help of the Masters, you’ll be shooting different photo opportunities including a panorama of the Milky Way arching above the Favàritx lighthouse.

2am

Bus back to the Camp. Time to go to bed.

List of photos
  • Sunrise in Cavalleria: Sunrise by the lighthouse, long exposures with filters of seascapes, sunrise from inside a cave.
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Favàritx: Sunset, long exposures with filters of seascapes, textures and patterns.
  • Night sky in Favàrtix: Milky Way, panorama, light painting, night portrait, bokeh, star trails and timelapse.
Learning pills
  • Imagine: Composition, the language of art.
  • Plan: How to use PhotoPills to plan natural light, sunset, Milky Way and Star Trails. And how to make all the calculations for the shooting: depth of field, field of view, long exposures with filters, exposure time for Milky Way and Star Trails, timelapse settings...
  • Shoot: How to shoot long exposures with filters, sunset, panorama, Milky Way, Star Trails, night portraits, timelapse and bokeh.
  • Process: how to check sharpness, noise and exposure. Understanding the histogram and how to expose based on how you’ll process the image. Processing the shots you’ve taken.
  • Share: How to manage your Instagram and Facebook account to grow your followers and engagement.
  • Business: How shooting outdoor portraits or products for free can help you make money.

Day 3.  Tuesday, May 15th - Mike Oldfield’s Inspiration Wonders

8am

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:30am at the Oliva restaurant.

9:30am

Morning activities: join one of the learning pills conversations (on inspiration, composition, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks or business), chill around the Camp or simply take a few more hours of good sleep.

A close-to-final schedule will be released one month before the Camp.

1:30pm

Lunch time at  the Artiem Audax.

3pm

Siesta time!

4pm

Afternoon activities: post process your photos with the help of a Master, have your photos reviewed by a Master or go horse riding!

7pm

Today you'll shoot with José Benito Ruiz, Harold Davis, Mark Gee and Antoni Cladera.

You'll join your group and take the bus to Binimel·la. Once there, there is a 30-minute walk through a breathtaking landscape to Cala Pregonda.

Pregonda is famous for having appeared twice as the cover image of Mike Oldfield’s album Incantations (photos by Carlos Moyse and Sús Camps).

It’s a long beach, flanked by dunes and green fields, with reddish gold sand and pink rocks – creating the effect of a Martian landscape.

A few tiny islands just off shore protect the bay from the northerly winds, so the sea is usually millpond-still and crystalline.

8:13pm

Golden hour begins!

And you’ll be in one of the most powerful and colorful locations on the island.

The photo opportunities here are huge: seascape, long exposures, panoramas, night shots, timelapse and... why not shooting original scenes with a model.

Again, with the support of the Masters and the other PhotoPillers of your group, you’ll be turning ideas into real photos. And there are a lot of photos to be taken here.

10pm

Picnic time!

10:43pm

The astronomical twilight ends and the Milky Way will start arching above the landscape. It’s a perfect time to take positions for an awesome panorama, an hypnotic Star Trails and even a Milky Way time lapse.

And there is no Moon!

2am

Bus back to the Camp.

List of photos
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Cala Pregonda: portrait, long exposure with filters, seascapes, patterns and macro.
  • Night sky in Cala Pregonda: seascape, panorama, Milky Way, star trails, light painting, night portrait and timelapse.
Learning pills
  • Imagine: How to find and compose multiple photo opportunities in the field.
  • Plan: How to use PhotoPills to plan natural light, Milky Way and Star Trails. And how to make all the calculations for the shooting: depth of field, field of view, long exposures with filters, exposure time for Milky Way and Star Trails, timelapse settings, Star Trails simulations.
  • Shoot: How to shoot portrait, seascapes, macro, panorama, long exposures with filters, Milky Way, Star Trails, night portraits, textures and patterns, light painting and timelapse.
  • Process: How to check sharpness, noise and exposure. Understanding the histogram and how to expose based on how you’ll process the image.
  • Share: The LOVE blogging strategy (or how to turn readers into lovers).
  • Business: How to quit your job, travel the world and get paid for it.

Day 4.  Wednesday, May 16th - Hikes, Virgin Beaches, Elephants and City Lights!

8am

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:30am at the Oliva restaurant.

9:30am

Morning activities: join one of the learning pills conversations (on inspiration, composition, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks or business), chill around the Camp or simply take a few more hours of well-deserved sleep.

A close-to-final schedule will be released one month before the Camp.

1:30 pm

Lunch time at  the Artiem Audax.

3pm

Siesta time!

4pm

Afternoon activities: post process your photos with the help of a Master, have your photos reviewed by a Master or go horse riding!

7pm

Today is a very special day.

You'll have 4 locations to choose from. All different, all amazing.

Option 1: A hike to the virgin beaches of Macarella and Macarelleta

At about a 40-minute hike from the hotel, there are two of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca: Macarella and Macarelleta. The goal is to shoot a timelapse of the Sun setting above the beach of Macarelleta.

Option 2: The famous Elephant rock

This is one of Germán's (the developer of PhotoPills) spots for photographing the sunset. The good news is that on May 16th the sun is setting just aligned with the Elephant rock, a natural rock formation with the shape of an elephant.

Option 3: The islets of Binigaus beach

Binigaus is a beautiful white-sand beach that offers multiple photographic opportunities. If you love taking dramatic long exposures of seascapes, this is your spot. 

Option 4: The lights of Ciutadella

Ah! Ciutadella, our hometown!

Founded by the Carthaginias, Ciutadella is known for its beautiful port, old quarter and medieval streets filled with palaces, churches and fortresses.

Photographing the port during the blue hour is just magical.

9:30pm

Today the plan is to have dinner together at the hotel. So, we'll take the bus back around 9:30pm.

10:30pm

Dinner at the hotel.

List of photos
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Binigaus: Long exposures with filters and seascapes.
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Cala Morell: Sunset aligned with the Elephant rock, long exposures with filters and seascapes.
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Macarelleta: Sunset over Macarelleta beach and time lapse.
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Ciutadella: Architecture, cityscapes and seascapes.
Learning pills
  • Imagine: How to train yourself to be more creative (yes, it’s possible to train creativity).
  • Plan: How to use PhotoPills to plan natural light, Milky Way and Star Trails. And how to make all the calculations for the shooting: depth of field, field of view, long exposures with filters, exposure time for Milky Way and Star Trails, timelapse settings, Star Trails simulations.
  • Shoot: How to shoot portrait, seascapes, macro, panorama, long exposures with filters, Milky Way, Star Trails, night portraits, textures and patterns, light painting and timelapse.
  • Process: How to check sharpness, noise and exposure. Understanding the histogram and how to expose based on how you’ll process the image.
  • Share: The importance of consistency in social networks. The image, text and hashtags that make a great post on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Business: How to create a life-long photography business with zero competition no matter what your niche market is (the tribal way).

Day 5.  Thursday, May 17th - The Natural Arch and the Megalithic Chamber Tomb

5am

Optional sunrise shot for the brave ones. At 6:26am, there is a beautiful sunrise happening in Favàritx lighthouse. Who is in?

8am

Breakfast is served from 8:00 to 9:30am at the Oliva restaurant.

9:30am

Morning activities: join one of the learning pills conversations (on inspiration, composition, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks or business), chill around the Camp or simply take a few more hours of well-deserved sleep.

A close-to-final schedule will be released one month before the Camp.

1:30 pm

Lunch time at the Artiem Audax.

3pm

Siesta time!

4pm

Afternoon activities: post-process your photos with the help of a Master, have your photos reviewed by a Master or go horse riding!

7pm

Today you'll shoot with Elia Locardi, Naomi Locardi and Johan Lolos.

You'll join your group and take the bus to Es Pont d'En Gil, our favorite natural arch. There is a 15-minute walk from the parking lot to the natural arch.

The golden hour begins at 8:16pm and the sunset is at 8:55pm. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to capture the beautiful seascapes and the dramatic colors of the rock formation.

As usual, with the support of the Masters and the other PhotoPillers of your group, you’ll turn ideas into real photos.

Afterwards, and before dinner, the bus will take us to the next destination: Sa Naveta des Tudons.

10pm

We’ll have a nice night picnic by one of the oldest megalithic chamber tombs in Europe (1400 - 1000 BC).

Sa Naveta des Tudons is one of the most emblematic talayotic monuments of Menorca due to its excellent state of conservation, and because navetas are a type of funerary constructions unique to the island.

Its shape like an upturned ship (nave in Spanish) gives it its name of naveta, and it was built using the cyclopean technique typical of the era, basically assembling medium-sized stones without mortar. Group burials took place inside, and during excavations a hundred individuals were found, accompanied by grave ware and small pots where offerings were deposited during funerary rites.

It's a perfect place to photograph the Milky Way and Star Trails. The perfect place to connect the ancient stars with a piece of history.

10:47pm

No Moon. The astronomical twilight ends. Time to enjoy shooting the night sky and the stone construction in multiple different ways.

And yes, the Milky Way is arching above the tomb!

2am

Bus back to the Camp. Time to go to bed.

List of photos
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Es Pont d'En Gil: seascapes and drone.
  • Night sky in Sa Naveta des Tudons: Milky Way arching above the chamber tomb and a circumpolar image.
Learning pills
  • Imagine: The secrets of an award winning image revealed by an International Jury.
  • Plan: How to use PhotoPills to plan natural light, Milky Way and Star Trails. And how to make all the calculations for the shooting: depth of field, field of view, long exposures with filters, exposure time for Milky Way and Star Trails, timelapse settings, Star Trails simulations.
  • Shoot: How to shoot portrait, seascapes, macro, panorama, long exposures with filters, Milky Way, Star Trails, night portraits, textures and patterns, light painting and timelapse.
  • Process: How to check sharpness, noise and exposure. Understanding the histogram and how to expose based on how you’ll process the image.
  • Share: How to create a viral video – Mark Gee’s story.
  • Business: How to attract premium clients using Facebook ads.

Day 6.  Friday, May 18th - The Roman Port and the Lighthouse

8am

Breakfast is served from 8am to 9:30am at the Oliva restaurant.

9:30am

Morning activities: join one of the learning pills conversations (on inspiration, composition, planning, shooting, post-processing, social networks or business), chill around the Camp or simply take a few more hours of good sleep.

A close-to-final schedule will be released one month before the Camp.

1:30 pm

Lunch time at  the Artiem Audax.

3pm

Siesta time!

4pm

Afternoon activities: post process your photos with the help of a Master, have your photos reviewed by a Master or go horse ridding!

7pm

Today you'll shoot with Eric Paré, Kim Henry, Ian Norman, Diana Southern and Francesco Gola.

You'll join your group and take the bus to Cavalleria lighthouse, the oldest one in Menorca (1857).

Located in Cap de Cavalleria, this lighthouse stands 94m above the sea level, right on the tallest and most impressive cliffs of the north coast of the island.

Cap de Cavalleria is rocky, wild and with little vegetation as a result of the strong Tramontana wind that erodes this place winter after winter.

Our first stop will be the old Roman settlement of Sanitja, the port of the city of Sanisera. There is a defense tower built during the second English occupation (1798-1802) at the entrance of this natural little port.

The golden hour begins at 8:16pm and the sunset is at 8:55pm. As usual, with the support of the Masters and the other PhotoPillers of your group, you’ll turn ideas into real photos.

When the civil twilight ends, we'll take the bust to Cavalleria Lighthouse.

10pm

Picnic time! We'll have dinner by the majestic lighthouse.

Jokes, fairy tales and songs are allowed!

10:47pm

No Moon. The astronomical twilight ends. And the galactic center begins to be visible in the south-east.

You'll have multiple different photo opportunities including light painting, Milky Way and Star Trails.

2am

Time to go to bed!

List of photos
  • Golden hour and blue hour in Sa Nitja: Long exposures with filters, seascapes and sunset.
  • Night sky in Cavalleria lighthouse: Milky Way, Star Trails, light painting and timelapse.
Learning pills
  • Imagine: The Moon Play Project (or how planning frees imagination).
  • Plan: How to use PhotoPills to plan natural light, Milky Way and Star Trails. And how to make all the calculations for the shooting: depth of field, field of view, long exposures with filters, exposure time for Milky Way and Star Trails, timelapse settings, Star Trails simulations.
  • Shoot: How to shoot portrait, seascapes, macro, panorama, long exposures with filters, Milky Way, Star Trails, night portraits, textures and patterns, light painting and timelapse.
  • Process: How to check sharpness, noise and exposure. Understanding the histogram and how to expose based on how you’ll process the image. You’ll start processing the shots you’ve taken.
  • Share: The LOVE blogging strategy (or how to turn readers into lovers).
  • Business: How to successfully sell and license your images in this competitive world.

Day 7.  Saturday, May 19th - The Secret

If you think you’ve seen it all, think twice!

May 19th is going to be one of those days you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Curious?

It’s a secret, a big surprise.

You’ll have to be there with us. You’ll have to wait! :P

Day 8.  Sunday, May 20th - The Farewell

9am

You open your eyes...

A soft beam of light is pleasantly heating your skin.

"Where am I?"

Don’t worry, you’re safe.

You’re still lying on the bed in one of the comfortable rooms of the Artiem Audax. The bed next to yours is empty and messy. Michael, your room mate, is already gone.

What a strange feeling...

Everything seems like a dream now, blurry in your mind.

The day you arrived at this little island seems so far away now. So far away in time that you can hardly remember how you got here nor when.

Clumsily, you walk to the window, you want to enjoy the beautiful view of Cala Galdana one last time.

Slowly, you pull the curtains back as you start feeling a bit Menorcan.

12pm

It’s time to say farewell!

After enjoying your last breakfast at the Camp, when you feel ready to hit the road again, you’ll get a transfer to the airport for departure… Unless, of course, you’ve decided you don’t want to leave, which wouldn’t be surprising at all.

Admissions are now open - Book now and save €400

We’re happy to offer you a €400 discount on the Camp regular price (€4000), for a final price of only €3600.

How to take advantage of this special price?

To secure your seat, a €1000 deposit is required by Sunday, December 10th.

Payment in full (€2600 balance amount) is required by February, 28th 2018. In early February, we will email you the instructions for this second payment.

Please, finalize your booking as soon as possible. The seats are sold on a first come, first served basis.

 

BOOK NOW

 

What’s included in the price

  • The PhotoPills Camp Welcome Kit, including a 90-minute thermal circuit at the Blue Spa and other surprises.
  • A 7-Day epic photo immersion with Michael Shainblum, Elia Locardi, Naomi Locardi, Joshua Cripps, Eric Paré, Kim Henry, Ian Norman, Diana Southern, Mark Gee, Harold Davis, Johan Lolos (Lebackpacker), Albert Dros, José Benito Ruiz, Mario Rubio, Francesco Gola and the whole PhotoPills team, in the paradise Island of Menorca.
  • 7 fun-filled days of learning and adventure with the best community of photography nerds around: the PhotoPillers.
  • Excellent photographer/instructor ratio: 15 Masters for 50 photographers.
  • All the extra activities you'll do around the island.
  • 7 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel on a paradise beach, sharing a double room with another PhotoPiller.
  • All meals from dinner on May 13th through breakfast on May 20th, including a very special lobster meal in one of the best restaurants on the island.
  • All transport within the island in a comfortable bus.
  • FlyBus tickets transfer from/to Menorca airport.
  • And many more surprises!

What’s not included

  • Flights to/from Menorca.
  • International medical and travel insurance coverage.
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages.
  • Alcohol, snacks and beverages. And room mini bar consumptions.
  • Environmental tax charged by the local government.

Your squad of easy going Masters

Whether you are looking to master PhotoPills once and for all, get some advice on your shooting and post-processing workflow, or learn a new skill like shooting the Milky Way, Star trails, meteor showers, Moon, sunrises & sunsets, long exposures with Filters, timelapse, panoramas, wildlife, portrait or macro... or how to fly a drone!

Or maybe you want to learn how to consistently grow your followers and engagement on Instagram and Facebook. Or even learn how to make a living doing what you love most: photography.

In any case, we’ve assembled a team of Masters unlike anything before.

Their lives are driven by their passion for photography and helping others.

Here’s your squad of Masters!

Michael Shainblum (Timelapse, Astrophotography, Landscape)

Eat. Create. Sleep! Michael Shainblum has been creating art as a professional photographer/filmmaker since the age of 16. And this is all he longs for: Creating Art. Well, he also loves playing with Legos and doodling comics strips. Isn’t it Michael?

His stunning photography and timelapses have gained him international fame. His work has been published in National Geographic, Wired Magazine, Huffington Post and The Weather Channel among others. He has worked for companies like Disney, Google and Nike, just to mention a few. And with more than 489k followers on Instagram, he is continuously inspiring the world.

Wish to learn how to create a stunning timelapse? He is your man!

Elia Locardi & Naomi Locardi (Travel, Landscape, Astrophotography and Drone)

Location independent since March of 2012, Elia Locardi and Naomi Locardi live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe.

In this adventure, Elia and Naomi have become internationally acclaimed professional travel photographers, videographers, writers, public speakers, and highly skilled educators who spend their lives shooting and teaching in some of the most beautiful locations in the world... Next stop: Menorca!

Joshua Cripps (Landscape, Astrophotography, Moon)

Have you watched Joshua Cripps’ videos on YouTube? No? Check them out! Every month, more than 242k photographers are improving their photography with his fun and educative videos.

Raised in the mountains, Joshua Cripps finds in photography a medium through which to experience and share the wonders of this planet. His work has been featured in leader US magazines like Outdoor Photographer and Popular Photography, and hangs on walls in homes across the United States!

Eric Paré & Kim Henry (Lightpainting)

Meet the Tube Masters! Eric Paré and Kim Henry surprised the world with their revolutionary lightpainting art.

While having the dream life by traveling with light and a plastic tube, Eric Paré has managed to build a large learning community all related to his light-painting technique. His work has been featured on CNN, MTV, BBC, Vice, TEDx, and he has recently worked on large scale campaigns with Adobe, HP, Intel, Facebook, Canon and Microsoft.

Imagine what Eric and Kim can do in an ancient old quarry or in a deserted wild beach. Can’t wait to see them creating art. What a show!

Ian Norman & Diana Southern (Astrophotography)

If you love photographing the Milky Way, you probably know Lonely Speck, one of the most famous and useful blogs to learn astrophotography in the net.

Through Lonely Speck, Ian Norman and his wife Diana Southern inspire thousands and thousands of photographers to take action, go out and photograph the night sky. They have inspired us too. We’re so proud to have them with us in Menorca!

Mark Gee (Astrophotography, Timelapse and Moon)

Mark Gee is an award winning photographer (Astronomy Photographer of the Year), time-lapse filmmaker, TEDx speaker and a PhotoPills Master. A true genius when it comes to telling stories with the Moon and the Milky Way.

Stop, Look up & Enjoy… His battle cry for the starry nights!

Harold Davis (Landscape, Macro, Portrait)

Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is also the author of many bestselling photography books including “The Way of the

Digital Photographer”, “Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer” and “Photographing Flowers”. And these are just 3 of his 19 photography books.

Harold is one of those restless creative minds… Wait to meet him in person, I bet he will surprise you!

Johan Lolos - Lebackpacker (Travel, Landscape)

It’s not a surprise that more than 454k people follow Johan Lolos (Lebackpacker) on Instagram. His photography and adventures are just legendary!

Johan Lolos is a world explorer with a passion for the outdoors and the wilderness. After he graduated in PR in 2013 he left Europe to spend a whole year exploring Australia and showcasing the beauty of the country to his audience, mainly on Instagram. Things got serious when National Geographic, BuzzFeed and DailyMail published his photos of Australia. That’s when he decided to go full-time as an outdoor photographer.

Get ready to explore our beautiful island with him!

Albert Dros (Landscape, Astrophotography)

This award winning photographer has been published amongst some of the biggest media channels in the world, like Time, Huffington Post, Daily Mail, National Geographic and so on.

When you meet Albert Dros you realise that he is truly addicted to landscape photography and capturing the beauty of the world. He is obsessed in fact!

His goal, to capture places in the best possible way. His method, to plan every single detail to achieve shots that are stuck in his head: Imagine. Plan. Shoot!

José Benito Ruiz (Nature, Wildlife, Landscape, Macro and Portrait)

He’s like a father to us. Simply the most renowned Spanish nature photographer of all time! José Benito has won (and also participated as jury) several international competitions like Wildlife Photographer of the Year or the Golden Turtle. His photos have been published in more than 40 countries through the most prestigious agents (Planet Earth Pictures, Oxford Scientific Films and Nature Picture Library) in pro for the preservation of Nature.

Devoted naturalist and author of more than 10 books on photography and wildlife, when José is not writing or out there shooting, he is teaching others the art of photography. A good friend, a guide and the first PhotoPills Master (do you remember José?!)... We’re so honored to have him on board!

Mario Rubio (Lightpainting, Astrophotography)

The fun-leader of the astrophotographers and light painters in Spain and South America. Mario Rubio is a devoted teacher (and a fantastic guy to hang out with, he is a bit crazy though). By helping people improve their photography, Mario has built a huge following of fans (aka the Noctógrafos) that’s spreading all over the world. Get ready to master the art of telling colorful nightstories through light.

Ah! And if you’re a runner, well, he can also teach you how to run a Marathon in less than 3h 26min :P

Francesco Gola (Seascapes and Long Exposure)

To talk about pastel-soaked pictures of silky seas and soft clouds is to talk about Francesco Gola. At the beginning, he found in photography the perfect escape to the chaotic world. But, very soon, his skills with the ND and GND filters turned him into an outstanding Seascape photographer.

Warning! Mixing Francesco with Menorca’s unique seascapes may blast your creativity!

All of them are true PhotoPillers like you and me. But above all, they’re joining us because they share the same vision and passion that drive us:

To help you guys leave your mark on the world, and create a legacy of extremely beautiful images, unique life experiences and achievements, while learning and improving every aspect of your photography

Like Antoni, Germán, Joan or myself (the PhotoPills Team), these guys don't keep wisdom for themselves, they’re happy to share all their secrets with you!

And they’re going to be there, next to you. So be ready to connect with them, ask them and absorb as much wisdom as you can. Not only during the lectures and the shooting escapes, but also while relaxing on the beach (under the pine trees), or while enjoying a cup of coffee at the bar (or a well deserved beer).

But you don’t have to take our word for it...

Here’s what the PhotoPillers have to say about the PhotoPills Camp:

“If you're looking for an adventure with like minded passionate photographers then you have to go to PhotoPills Camp.

Menorca is in the other side of the world from New Zealand and it takes a long time to get here but so worth it. It's a truly beautiful place with many gorgeous locations that are perfect for shooting.

I really enjoyed the workshops. The Masters were a diverse group, covering many genres. They were so full of knowledge and eager to share it with us.

One of the best things about the PhotoPills Camp was the people we met and have stayed in touch with since. We had so many laughs together and people went out of their way to support each other.

Thanks so much to the PhotoPills team for such an organized and efficient camp full of inspiring people and locations. We were so well looked after I didn't want to leave.”

“The PhotoPills Camp has been the most amazing photography group experience for me so far. While you're able to learn a lot from great masters, you never have a feeling that the group is shared in Masters and students. It's rather a whole community, bound together by the passion of photography, pushing each other to get to all amazing places despite a lack of sleep. Cannot wait to return in 2018!”

“The PhotoPills Camp was a great experience at all levels. Truly! It was a once in a lifetime photography experience for me. Rafael and Germán are two of the best people you would ever want to meet, always available to answer questions and passionate about helping you create great photos.

If you love photography find a way to run, swim or fly to the beautiful island of Menorca, Spain. You will create stunning photos and leave with better memories (and a bunch new friends). The PhotoPills team rocks!”

"The PhotoPills Camp rocks! It is really a life experience. The PhotoPills team did an amazing job. The Camp is a unique opportunity to learn photography and the app from well-known Masters, to share moments with PhotoPillers from around the world, to get to know Menorca, the island of light, to meet new friends and to enjoy life. Unforgettable and intense seven days."

“2017 PhotoPills Camp, what a great time! I learned so much from so many Masters, I made so many new friends from all around the world and had the time of my life, all on the Island paradise called Menorca. The only downside is that it ended and I had to go home. I'm excited to try so many different things that I have learned and it has improved my photographic techniques tremendously. I can't recommend it enough.”

"The PhotoPills Camp was wonderful, way beyond my expectations!

I enjoyed the variety of the program; presentations by renowned Masters were very interesting and inspiring. And the lectures about the PhotoPills App were most useful. The photographic advice and assistance we got in the field was very valuable and much appreciated.

I truly enjoyed the beautiful landscapes of Menorca we were taken to and the friendly and fun atmosphere of the Camp. Managing such a large group of people was certainly challenging but the PhotoPills team went out of their way to have things running as smoothly as possible. I was very much inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm for photography, learned a ton and came home with a memorable experience."

FAQs

When is the PhotoPills Camp?

Sunday, May 13th through Sunday, May 20th. You’ll arrive during the morning of the 13th (check in starts at 2pm) and depart the morning of the 20th.

Where is the Camp?

The Camp is located in the Artiem Audax Hotel, in the beautiful beach of Cala Galdana, in the island of Menorca, Spain. That’s an approximate 30-minute drive from the airport. The exact address is Urb. Serpentona, Cala Galdana, 07750 Ferreries, Menorca, Spain.

How do I get there?

Simple! First you need to fly to Barcelona, Madrid or Mallorca and there take another flight to Menorca.

Check the following airlines:

You can also fly to Menorca from other major European cities like London or Paris.

Make sure you arrive to Menorca before 2pm on Sunday, May 13th. You don’t want to miss what’s happening next.

If you plan to get to Menorca on Saturday, May 12th or before, and need help with booking a hotel, let us know. We’ll do our best to help you.

A free shuttle transportation from Menorca airport to the Camp will be available no matter the day you get to Menorca. You’ll also get a transfer from the Camp to the airport on May 20th.

Need a Minute to Recharge? We Have You Covered There Too!

Whether you’d like to connect with friends chilling on a terrace, spend a relaxing and fun morning at the spa, find a quiet spot to meditate or read a book by the sea or under a holm oak... at the Camp, there are plenty of ways to find quiet in the chaos.

The PhotoPills Camp takes place at Artiem Audax, a 4-stars adults only hotel on the beautiful beach of Cala Galdana (Menorca, Spain), a magnificent site with no shortage of fun things to do or beautiful places to explore.

With a rating of 9.1/10 on Booking.com, and having been awarded the “Travellers Choice in 2016” by TripAdvisor.com, the Artiem Audax is a paradise within a paradise, a comfortable place to rest your head, enjoy healthy meals and find relaxing moments.

You’ll stay in a comfortable air-conditioned double-room with simple, bright décor. All the rooms come with private bathroom, a pillow menu and minibar.

What do you recommend I bring along for the Camp?

Your sense of adventure and fun, your camera and of course your sense of humor.

Besides that? When you book your seat, we’ll send you a PhotoPills Camp Information Package that will give you further details and suggestions about what gear to bring.

What is included in the price of Camp? Do I need to pay for anything else?

Your ticket to the PhotoPills Camp includes the bus transfer between Menorca airport and the Camp, 7 nights in a double room in the Artiem Audax 4-star hotel, all meals (dinner Sunday, May 13th through breakfast Sunday, May 20th), all scheduled instruction by our elite team of Masters, the activities and transportation around the island and 7 days of learning, fun and adventure with the best community of photography nerds around.

Other expenses you’ll need to consider: travel to/from Menorca, international medical and travel insurance coverage, alcohol, snacks and beverages. Room mini bar consumptions.
Environmental tax charged by the local government.

Is travel insurance included in the price of the Camp?

No. Participants are required to purchase international medical and travel insurance coverage.

What is the cancellation policy?

We hope you don’t need to cancel your spot, but if a situation arises where you don’t have a choice, our cancellation policy is the following.

If you cancel and the PhotoPills Camp is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a €300 administrative fee.

If you cancel and the PhotoPills Camp does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Camp:

  • 61-90 days before the Camp: 50% refund, minus payment processing fees.
  • 60 days or less before the Camp: No refunds will be given.

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.

Can I share my room with a friend?

Of course! If you have a friend that’s also attending the Camp. Just let us know and we’ll match you in the same room.

I don’t have a preferred roommate. What do I do?

After you purchase your ticket, we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire about your photography preferences. Based on these preferences, we’ll do our best to match you up with a roommate we think you’ll get along with swimmingly!

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

After you book your ticket, we’ll ask you to fill out a profile to include any allergies or restrictions we should be aware of, and we’ll be in touch with you again before Camp to go over any special details to make mealtimes a breeze. If you’re concerned about anything before you book, just shoot us an email at info@photopills.com, and we’ll be happy to talk through any questions you have!

When is the final schedule of the Camp and the activities released?

Our goal is to release a close-to-final schedule one month before the Camp.

External factors such as weather conditions and changes made by providers of activities around the island can affect the program.

We will make sure that the PhotoPills Camp program is always the best possible so that your trip to the island is truly unforgettable.

What if I have more questions?

Give us a shout at info@photopills.com and we’d be happy to help with whatever questions you have!

 

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