Camp Archipelago – Azores


April 3-7, 2017 

The creation of our first images – can we remember how it felt? 

Absolutely. Because of that incredible feeling we began learning and shooting, and years later we’re working as full-time photographers. Time is a good teacher, but routine is a killer. To rekindle our creative fire, sometimes we just need to break free from our daily patterns, grab our backpacks and disappear to nowhere. We need new adventures to feed our vision and build our skills. In this spirit, and in partnership with Red Leaf Studios Inc. and Tribe Archipelago, we created Camp Archipelago.

Camp Archipelago is an adventure-based learning experience crafted by photographers for photographers. Our first voyage will involve 10 speakers/mentors and 5 days of getting blissfully lost in the Azores Archipelago, 1600 km off the coast of Portugal. From April 3rd to 7th, 2017, we’ll learn together, shoot together, live together, visit new places together, party together, and experience this adventure together as one archipelago, one community, and one family!

DATES: APRIL 3-7, 2017
INVESTMENT: $1,500 usd
ACCOMODATIONS: Hotel Solar Do Conde - C. Rua do Rosário 36 - 9545-142
Ilha de S.Miguel - Portugal
AIRPORT TO ARRIVE: Ponta Delgada Airport

You can get to the Azores islands using most holiday travel agents, or with your own
travel arrangements. You can book your flight online from the US and Canada with
Azores Airlines, and from UK & Europe with Azores Airlines, EasyJet or Ryanair to
São Paulo II Airport in the capital city Ponta Delgada, main island São Miguel. Flights
and rates vary thru the year, so be sure to book ahead!

As a rule of thumb, flights to Azores are considerably cheaper from Porto, Lisbon or
London. Ponta Delgada airport has the highest number of flight connections. Note
from there you can get a connecting flight to other islands for FREE – check with
Azores Airlines, the regional airline company, for more details.

— Hotel accommodations during the 3-7 of April 2017
— Welcome dinner during the arrival and all breakfast are covered
— All ground transportation during the shoots and landmark visits are covered
— Visits to landmarks of Azores
— Dolphin swimming / Whale watching
— 5 days of adventure experience, bonfire nights with live acoustic music and dj,
instructional class, hands-on -shooting, one on one portfolio critique, questions and
answers with mentors
— Awesome swags from Tribe Red Leaf, Tribe Archipelago, Fundy Designer,
Flothemes, QTalbums, Wooden Banana
*Workshop topics and itinerary will be provided a month before the workshop dates



Richard McDowell