“Street Photography in Granada”
Here is a photo tour for the adventurer in you: A week in charming and photogenic Granada, the oldest town in Nicaragua. It’s not for nothing many travellers and photographers use the city as a base, both for exploring the cobblestone roads from church to church in the city centre and soaking up its bustling culture and vibrant street life, then venturing out into the countryside for trips to nearby attractions which offer even more life and sceneries for any photographer.
This is exactly what we are going to do in this week in November. We will settle in, use Granada as a base, and venture out on daily photo trips in and out of town. During the photo tour, you will be guided by two experienced photographers, both experts on Latin America. Sven Creutzmann and Otto von Münchow have lived and travelled extensively in the whole region.
Both are award-winning photographers and will constantly be available for you to make sure you get the best photos from the places we visit. We will give daily feedback and assistance to help you grow and develop as a photographer.
Thank you both for a fantastic workshop in every way. You are a dream team and besides learning, I experienced a tremendous joy in being present in a wonderfully colorful country.
Participant on our Bolivia workshop in 2019
Granada and its surroundings have everything to offer a adventure seeking photographer. The city is a beautiful colonial town that sits on scenic Lake Nicaragua. While Granada itself is a gorgeous location to take photos, many other impressive destinations are close by, within reach ranging from only half an hour to one and a half hours. One big photogenic attraction in the city is the colourful Masaya Market, which is said to be America’s biggest handicraft market.
Granada has about 365 isletas, small islands that were formed after the eruption of the Mombacho volcano. We will take a boat trip through the isletas, the landscape is beautiful and apart from impressive flora and fauna, people are living on many of the isletas—beautiful backdrop for great photos.
The majestic volcano of Mombacho is an attraction of itself. It’s crater is overgrown with a humid, tropical forest, home to a stunning flora and fauna. From the rim, we will have an impressive view over Lake Nicaragua. Also at the very Mombacho volcano, we can leap into a canopy tour—quite an adventure!
We will also visit the Masaya volcano. It’s still active, and we can drive all the way up to the very rim of the crater photographing an overwhelming show, looking inside this huge crater, spotting lava.
The landscape around Granada is very much formed by the volcanoes in the area. In addition to the two already mentioned volcanoes, we will also visit Apoyo Lagoon, which is one of the biggest craters filled with crystal clear water, 6 km long.
Further out from Granada there are more attractions to visit. Only one and a half hours drive south of Granada is the beautiful horseshoe bay San Juan del Sur, with many bars and restaurants at the beach, surfers, young and hip people. On the way to the bay, we drive along the Lake Nicaragua with its Ometepe island, host to another two volcanoes. A little south of San Juan del Sur lies a little beach, Flor, where turtles land to lay their eggs.
Are you ready for the adventure? Come along with us and this photo tour to the lovely city of Granada in Nicaragua. With us, you can discover the colonial beauty of this city visiting churches, museums, houses and of course, its restaurants and nightlife. All while photographing and developing your photography.
The photo tour takes place in Granada in Nicaragua. It’s planned so that participants arrive on Saturday October 21st and we all meet up for a welcome drink the same evening. The tour itself starts on Sunday October, and we will be photographing and travelling up until the farewell dinner on Saturday October 28th. Sunday October 29th participants depart to their respective home countries or extend their stay to explore more of this beautiful Caribbean country (we can assist you if you have plans to stay longer).
During the workshop, the base will be at Hotel Patio del Malinche, centrally located in Granada. Accommodation is not included in the workshop fee and must be booked directly with a hotel of your preference. In Granada, there are many very nice hotels and hostels. We recommend the aforementioned Hotel Patio del Malinche, which will be the tour head quarter.
This is a photo tour where the two experienced photographers Sven Creutzmann and Otto von Münchow will be guiding the participants around all while facilitating for each participant to grow and become a better photographer. Through daily feedback and assistance, each participant will learn to see better, photographically speaking, and to improve the visual language as well as be able to express visually and transform what she or he sees into strong photography.
Sven and Otto will be out photographing with the participants, partly individually, partly in teams through the entire photo tour. They will both be available to participants at all times. Being two photographers always present each and every day, makes sure participants will get plenty of individual guidance when needed.
This will be an intimate and personal photo tour with a lot of time for each participant. For this reason, the number of participants is limited to 16 persons. This may lead to the photo tour filling up quickly. Participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Only when the deposit is paid will you be registered as a participant.
The price for the photo tour will soon be announced. It covers the participation fee. A deposit of € 360 is needed on registration. The balance must be paid by August 1st. Invoice is sent upon registration.
The price of the photo tour does not include:
• Transportation to and from Nicaragua.
• Accommodation in Granada.
• Airport transfer upon arrival and departure.
• Transportation during the foto tour.
• Entrances to parks and attractions.
• Private travel insurance.
• Food and drinks.