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Have you ever thought about a photographic holiday?

Based at Morag's family 'cave', Casa Isadora, your Spanish photography holiday is hosted in a wonderful cave teaching room. Situated in the small hamlet of Grima (in Almeria), it is tranquil and peaceful here and a real haven for wildlife. Being off the beaten track, Casa Isadora connects you directly with nature. We are now offering a photographic adventure holiday in the South of Spain. This course is ideally suited to amateur and enthusiast photographers who have some knowledge of using their camera on manual settings. There will be 5-6 hours of group tuition each day discovering some of the less well-known areas of Andalusia.


Schedule (this is a guide to the activities and photographic opportunities; it may be necessary to make adjustments to timings or locations):


Monday 18th May – Arrivals meal
6.30pm – Welcome drinks and evening meal at Morag’s teaching room at Casa Isadora. This is a chance for us all to meet each other, share some food and for Morag to introduce you to the area and share a slide show of the locations and photographic techniques that we will be working on in the coming days


Tuesday 19thMay – Day One- Orientation and photoshoot on location
Breakfast at your accommodation.
10am-12.30pm morning photography workshop – Making art from the riverbed.
1pm - Travel to lunch at a local restaurant (typically a ‘menu del dia’ costs in the region of 10€ to 15€ and will fuel you through the afternoon, alternatively you may order a packed lunch from Jutta at Casa Aguilas for 8€).
3-5pm - Afternoon photography shoot at an abandoned place.
5.30pm - Return to accommodation in Grima.


Wednesday 20th May – Day Two – Night photography
Morning - Free time to rest, read, explore or swim at the nearby beaches.


1pm - Depart for lunch by the coast (packed lunches can be ordered at Casa Aguilas for 8€).
Afternoon of Landscape photography before returning to Grima.
Free time 6-8pm
8pm – Depart for night shoot.
Arrive at out chosen location to photograph the ‘golden hour’ after sunset at 9.30 pm. Stay on to discus and try techniques used to photograph the night sky. Almeria has a very dark sky with little light pollution, making it a very special place to photograph the stars.
Return to accommodation tired but happy!


Thursday 21stMay – Day Three – Image editing and portrait photography
10am - Late breakfast at accommodation.
11am - Coffee and image editing in our teaching room at Casa Isadora. You will be introduced to editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop to enhance and perfect images taken at last night’s photography workshop.
Lunch – Bring a packed lunch to our destination - explore ruins and abandoned places with an emphasis on shooting portraiture. Arriving back at accommodation at around 5 or 5.30pm.
19.30pm - Farewell evening meal and slideshow of everyone’s work at Casa Isadora.


Friday 22nd May – Departure
Breakfast at your accommodation before departure.


On Friday Morag will be offering 2 x 1.5 hour slots that may be booked at extra cost as one-to-one (or one-to-two) sessions to support you with photography, editing or anything else.
These are 10.30am - 12pm or 2pm - 3.30pm, and offered on a first come, first served basis.


What you should bring with you:
SLR or Bridge camera with lenses equivalent to 24-200 on a full frame camera.
Tripod (I have one available to hire, please let me know if you do not have one).
Neutral density filter (if you have one).
A good pair of shoes, a light waterproof (yes, it does rain occasionally in Andalusia!).
Sun hat and sun cream as well as suitable clothing for warm weather.
Money for lunches.
A small torch.
You may wish to bring a laptop and edit during the week, this is optional.


What is included:
Expert tuition by Morag MacDonald, award winning photographer and author and educator.
Travel to locations, for those who would prefer not to drive.
Welcome meal on Monday 18th – Arrival day.
Farewell evening meal on Thursday 21st May.


What is not included
Flights from the UK. Our nearest airports are Murcia or Almeria (1 hour 20), Alicante (2 hours 20 by car).
Transfers to Grima (we recommend using well priced car hire through Or you can book transfers with our neighbours at Casa Aguilas, please see below.
Meals not mentioned in the schedule above.
Travel insurance.


During the course there is a choice of accommodation that may be booked. Morag has a kingsized cave bedroom with en-suite shower room offered to course members at Casa Isadora.

We are situated next door to a beautiful guesthouse run by close friends and neighbours. Casa Aguilas has beautiful shady outdoor courtyards and a small pool, they offer a selection of rooms which are individually priced.

  • Casa Isadora cave house - The White room - en-suite room with a king-sized bed, suited to a single person or couple (toiletries and towels and all linen included). 45€ per night.
  • Casa Aguilas - Double room 49€ for two per night
  • Casa Aguilas - Single room 38€ per night
  • Casa Aguilas - Single room 42€ per night
  • Casa Aguilas - Single room 54€ per night
  • Casa Aguilas - Roof tent 28€ per night


Catering at Casa Aguilas:

  • Breakfasts at Casa Aguilas 8€.
  • We will eat at local restaurants for lunch, with a typical cost of 12-15€ - Alternately order a packed lunch made by Jutta at Casa Aguilas 8€.
  • Evening meals are pre bookable on the nights that food is not supplied at 25€


Airport transfers can be arranged by Casa Aguilas:


Please contact me directly if you have any questions on 0117 9094503 or by email,

Andalusian Cave House Photography Holiday 18th - 22nd May 2020

  • Courses run with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8 delegates. Payment for course and tuition will be made in full at time of booking. As soon as your place is secure you may book your accommodation as available.
    Cancelations cannot be refunded unless the booked place can be re-advertised and is sold. Whilst we always try and re-sell course places this is not always possible. You are booking this We cannot be liable for any other costs you may have incurred, such as flights or insurance. 

    Please contact me directly if you have any questions on 0117 9094503 or by email,

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