Photo Surf Retreat

JUNE 2-9, 2024
PENICHE

WITH LENA SONRIE
in portugal
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About the retreat

In this camp we bring together creative souls who look at this world with different eyes, through the eyes of a photographer.
We will live in a cozy surf house ; enjoy breakfasts and dinners prepared for us by excellent chefs ; surf and skate.
And, of course, Lena will give workshops and lectures on photography in absolutely incredible locations in Portugal.

During the retreat, we will guide you on a journey to find your voice and develop your own unique style in photography.
We will dive into the importance of personal vision and how it shapes your photographic style. Explore the concept of visual storytelling and learn how to convey your emotions, perspectives, and experiences through your images.

Discover various sources of inspiration and learn how to translate them into your photographic work. We will explore different genres, photographers, art movements, and other creative mediums to expand your artistic horizons.
Born in the Canary Islands, always dreamed of going further.

Being based in Barcelona most of the time while traveling has made me focus and at the same time made the feeling of going further grow… Always trying to be one step ahead.

Each person is unique, each project is also unique, so I always try to leave an unmistakable feeling in each one of them. I believe that: "if you want people to remember you, you need to give them something for you to be remembered by, and the best is always a part of you."

Showing other people that being unique is not a possibility is a reality.
Photographer

Lena Sonrie

during this retreat, you will know the technical part of photography:
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Understanding Personal Vision
Exploring Inspirations
Embracing Authenticity
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Developing a Signature Style
Experimentation and Risk-Taking
ocean and freedom
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Refining Your Vision

What's included

from / to Lisbon airport and to all workshops
Group transfers
8 days / 7 nights in a surf house
Accommodation
7 breakfasts & 4 dinners by Italian chefs
Vegetarian food with private shef
2 guided surf lessons
Surf lessons
Longboard skate class
1 lesson
Photo/video content
professional photo / video content of your experience to bring memories back home
All equipment
(surfboard, wetsuit, protection)
24/7 support and organisation by Polina Belo and Lena Sonrie
no need to worry about anything. Just enjoy the experience.
Photo workshops by Lena Sonrie

Accommodation

Our surf house is a stone's throw away from some of the best waves in the Peniche area with a pool and jacuzzi. The surf house has a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for learning how to surf or simply enjoying the incredible scenery. There is also a skate park in the yard and everything you need to throw a bbq party. Our friendly native Italian hosts will make you feel at home and soil you with delicious vegetarian breakfasts and dinners. Oh, Mama Mia!
Our accommodation consists of four rooms with individual beds. However, if you're coming as a couple/family, we have the possibility to adapt the rooms accordingly.

All the bedrooms are located on the first floor, as well as two bathrooms with showers and a living room area with a fireplace overlooking the backyard.

On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped common kitchen, a spacious and bright multifunction space, and a dining area.
Early bird discount until February 7
Twin Room
1200 €*
Shared Room
(4 people, mixed gender)
(2 people, mixed gender)
1300 €*
Normal price: 1300 €
* until February 7th
Normal price: 1400 €
* until February 7th

Workshop Program

Embark on a transformative 7-day retreat of creative and inspirational photography workshops. Join us as we delve into the art of capturing moments that tell stories, ignite emotions, and inspire the world. Here's an overview of the retreat:

Workshop Program

Embark on a transformative 7-day retreat of creative and inspirational photography workshops. Join us as we delve into the art of capturing moments that tell stories, ignite emotions, and inspire the world. Here's an overview of the retreat:

Day 1:

Welcome and Introduction

Step into a world of limitless possibilities as we welcome you to our photography retreat. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, meet fellow creatives who share your passion.

The journey begins with an introduction to the retreat's agenda and objectives, setting the stage for a week filled with creativity, growth, and exploration.

Day 2:

Theory, Sunset Walk & Capturing Moments

Immerse yourself in a two-hour theory session that will ignite your imagination and push the boundaries of your photographic expression. Discover new concepts and techniques, empowering you to break free from conventional norms. As the sun begins its descent, we'll embark on a mesmerizing sunset walk. During this enchanting stroll, capture not only the beauty of the surroundings but also the genuine moments shared between fellow participants. Let the golden hour light illuminate connections, laughter, and authentic interactions. These captured moments will serve as lasting reminders of the bonds formed during this creative journey.

Day 3:

Beach Shooting with Models and Longboards

Join us for a two-hour workshop on the beach, where creativity meets the beauty of the coastline. With the assistance of charismatic models and stunning longboards, capture moments of connection, joy, and effortless grace. Explore the interplay of sand, sea, and human emotion, and let the coastal environment become the backdrop for your photographic storytelling.

Day 4:

Skating and Dancing Photo Session

Witness the captivating artistry of Polina as she skates and dances with grace and passion. This dedicated photo session offers a unique opportunity to freeze moments of elegance and strength. Let your lens become a conduit for the magic of movement, capturing the fluidity of the human body and the emotion it evokes.

Day 5:

Editing Expo Bring your selected photos to life during our editing expo

Unleash your creativity and enhance your images through post-production techniques. With expert guidance, unlock the full potential of your captures, sculpting them into visual masterpieces. This expo will be a celebration of your growth and the unique vision you've cultivated throughout the retreat.
Join us for this transformative 7-day retreat and ignite your creative spark. Immerse yourself in theory, capture the magic of sunsets and coastlines, witness the power of movement, and refine your editing skills. Prepare to elevate your photography to new heights and leave inspired to share your vision with the world.
Join us for this transformative 7-day retreat and ignite your creative spark. Immerse yourself in theory, capture the magic of sunsets and coastlines, witness the power of movement, and refine your editing skills. Prepare to elevate your photography to new heights and leave inspired to share your vision with the world.
Why us?
Expert coaching

Our team is dedicated to helping you progress and enjoy the ocean to the fullest


Surf and Beyond

Immerse in the local culture, savor delicious cuisine, and engage in various activities
Exclusive Locations

Escape the ordinary and indulge in our carefully selected, picturesque locations
Thriving Community

5 years of experience and over 450 people joined our retreats all over the world
Hassle-free

We ensure that everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive
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