20 Jun Lisbon Street Photography Workshop
Lisbon really is a unique and beautiful city. Its old neighbourhoods are spread across several hills where winding streets and atmospheric dark alleyways twist and turn before opening out into gardens with panoramic views across the city and it’s glittering river. Bordered on two sides by the Tejo, the river is a constant presence in the city from the waterside parks to the two elegant bridges that arc across its width while small ferries traverse it’s waters.
For the photographer there’s lots to see here. Many of the old quarters of the city centre like Alfama and Bairro Alto are infused with incredible character visible in everything from the crumbling old buildings to the small barbershops or shoe-shiners, and the clanking metal trams that rumble through the streets and grind up the hills. And then there’s the light. All year round Lisbon is bathed in wonderful golden light, filling the streets with contrasts of warmth and shadow, picking out the textures of the walls and saturating the buildings with beautiful vibrant colours.
Our trip will take in all of the character and atmosphere of Lisbon’s old bairros, but there’s more to the city than that. Along the riverside there are some wonderful examples of vibrant modern architecture and parks, which make great subjects for photography. We’ll visit MAAT (the museum of art, architecture and technology), with it’s beautiful curving roof next to the river and 25th April Bridge for a fantastic sunset view as joggers and