Photography Courses in Rio de Janeiro
from £1445 GBP
to £1845 GBP
There is nowhere better to take a course in photography than Rio de Janeiro; Brazil's burning heart. Capture the flavour of this beautifully enigmatic city with your lens on one of our professional courses for all levels... Courses are available at beginner, intermediate & advanced levels to cater for any kind of student.Your Photography Course
Courses run throughout the year - as you'll be working 1-1 with your tutor (a unique experience!) the course can run at any time. All lessons are taught in English and all course materials are in English.
You will have lessons 2 or 3 times per week. The lessons will all take place during the week, to allow you the weekends for sightseeing and travel with your fellow students and other volunteers!
You’ll be taught using videos, slides, enlarged photographs and your course book. You’ll also have access to all the different cameras and studio equipment at the centre. Most students will work with both digital and film cameras.
On the course, you will cover a variety of skills and ideas and have the opportunity to put them into practice in beautiful Rio de Janeiro! For example, the basic course covers:
- How to use digital and film cameras
- Technical skills including composition, lighting & colour usage, flash techniques, exposure and filters
- Practical studio photography, including portraits and still life
- Practical outdoor photography
- A visit to a professional studio
If you are interested in another area of photography, we can sometimes organize a course in this area - just ask! If you are a group, and would like us to tailor a course for you in a particular area, this is also possible.
Our courses are all practical, and most of them include the opportunity to take photographs outdoors.Accommodation
You will be staying in a dorm room in a brand new hostel which has been set up by an artist with a wish to create a hostel that is different to anything else in Rio. Set in a beautiful redeveloped building from the end of the 19th century, you will be surrounded by wonderful Brazilian art, dipping you straight into the culture from the first minute you arrive! With over 110 beds, some decorated with an “art” theme you will be sure to meet like-minded travellers, other volunteers and artists from all over the world! The hostel currently has internet and WiFi, a common area, TV room, library, book exchange, safes, a terrace area for socializing, and a housekeeping service. It also has a bike rental service. They often have popular music from Brazil with live music on occasion and a fantastically vibrant, friendly atmosphere.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
When you’re on your placement, if you’d like to extend your time, you can do so at a minimal cost per additional week.
All the time
This placement would suit:
All budding or experienced photographers interested in absorbing the colourful flavour of Rio de Janeiro, whilst learning about and improving their photography. Beginners to advanced welcome. No previous experience or Portuguese necessary - just enthusiasm!
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“I have been gaining a lot more of experience from this opportunity. The best thing definitely is the city and all the people. There’s so much to see and do! I would recommend this placement to most people. The art hostel has concerts most evenings and it is a very cozy atmosphere! I think the type of person to really get the best out of this placement would be someone who is active and social.”
“A typical day would consist of waking up at 8.00am, eating breakfast at the hostel (which is good; fruit and good coffee) then I take the metro to my photography course. The course is very intense as I have one-on-one lessons, I learn a lot! I’m done at 12.00 so afterwards I take my Rio guide and I explore the city and its sights. I normally return to the hostel at 18.00 to eat with the others, and relax.”
~ by Sara Gents
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