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Join internationally acclaimed photographer Arthur Meyerson and award-winning photographer Marc Koegel for a unique and unforgettable journey to Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Barcelona and through northern Spain's region of Catalonia.

Spain is a country steeped in history and alive with flamboyant culture. Blending old world charm and cosmopolitan cities this Northern region will intoxicate your senses with its stunning architecture, rich imagery, wonderful people and weather.

Our explorations begin in Madrid, Spain's fascinating capital city. One of the most attractive cities in all of Europe it pulses with lively energy. A myriad of amazing images can be found around every corner as you explore the highlights. Along with Madrid we will also spend a day shooting the UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Toledo.

After leaving Madrid, we will continue to Cordoba and Seville, where we will be photographing and exploring magnificent mosques, one-of-a-kind buildings and gardens. We’ll also visit historic quarters, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards offering great street scenes and lifestyle photo opportunities. Cordoba was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its extensive historical heritage.

After we leave Seville we will travel by high speed train to make our first stop in Barcelona. We’ll explore the bustling streets, the "Las Ramblas", which start right outside our Hotel. Among the many sites to photograph will be the famous "Sagrada Familia", a giant temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi.

Leaving Barcelona we’ll be on our way to Llanca, an authentic fishing village located on the coast near the French border. Exploring this unique coastal region we’ll photograph Cadaques (the birthplace of Salvador Dali), Tossa De Mar, and Besalu with its fortified pedestrian toll bridge, dating from the eleventh century.

A visit to the Dali Museum in Figueres is also on our agenda. Our Tour will end in Barcelona where we’ll immerse ourselves in the "Festival De La Merce", Barcelona’s biggest annual festival. We will enjoy a traditional Flamenco show and an authentic Catalonian style dinner in the harbor of Barcelona.

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Come and join us for this fantastic photographic tour to one of Europe's most vibrant countries!

Registration Details and Fees:

This photo tour is run with the help of our friends at Sacred Earth Journeys. Registration and payment for your tour will be processed through Sacred Earth Journeys. You will have the option to purchase trip insurance and also find out about flight connections when you register with Sacred Earth Journeys.

Fee for the PhotoTour is USD $4950 (double occupancy)
Single occupancy please add: USD $650
Please below for detailed description of what is included in this fee.

A deposit of USD $500 is required to reserve your seat in this phototour! The balance is due by July 1st, 2010. This is also the day the tour will be confirmed. Your deposit is non-refundable unless we have to cancel or postpone the tour, in which you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

How to Register:

Please contact our office via email ( or phone 778.898.5256 to receive instruction on how to register for this once-in-a-lifetime phototour. At this time, online registration is NOT available for this phototour.

Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America's finest photographers. For over 30 years, professional assignments have taken him around the world.

His fascination with light, color and the moment continues and has culminated into an impressive body of personal work as well. American Photo Magazine named him as one of the top photographers in advertising and he has been profiled in many photography publications.

A photographer with a strong commitment to his profession, Arthur teaches photography workshops and participates in speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Santa Fe Center for Photography as well as serving on the Board of Advisors for the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the Houston Center for Photography.

Previously, Arthur has lead photo tours to Portugal, Japan and is currently planning future trips to Brazil and Tanzania.

Arthur Meyerson on the Web:

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Born in Germany, Marc Koegel is well traveled and currently lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. He is a professional commercial and award-winning fine art photographer, educator, writer and director of Vancouver Photo Workshops LTD.

Since 2004, when he founded Vancouver Photo Workshops Ltd, Marc has worked with some of the world’s top photographers including Jay Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Arthur Meyerson, Ralph Gibson, Gregory Heisler, Joe McNally, and Freeman Patterson

In 2006, he was commissioned to put together one of North America’s first full-time, fully accredited, professional photography diploma programs focused solely on the latest digital technologies.

Traveling to Spain consistently for more than 20 years, Marc has a wealth of local knowledge.

Visit Marc's website for more information and to see his beautiful photography:



Basic photography knowledge required.


Maximum 9 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your film or digital camera and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.

We Provide:

* Tuition for photo tour
* Expert leadership by Arthur Meyerson and Marc Koegel
* Itinerary as described in above
* Local guides fluent in Spanish and English
* Double occupancy accommodation (single occupancy available on request: extra $750)
* Meals as described
* All ground transportation including airport transfers
* Entrance fees and permits

What is not included:

* Film and processing costs (if you are not shooting digital.)
* Airfare to and from Spain
* Travel Insurance, including health and trip cancellation insurance
* Optional tips to guides, local staff etc
* Meals and drinks not noted as included in the above itinerary
* Visas (if necessary)
* Excess baggage charges, airport taxes and other service charges
* Personal items (alcoholic beverages, laundry, film, batteries, etc)

What to expect:

In September, the climate in Spain is warm and dry. Expect temperatures to be in the mid 70's to lower 80's with generally low humidity levels. Temperatures decrease overnight.

Rain is scarce at this time of year. It is recommended to bring a light jacket and at least one pair of long pants. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, some of it at higher elevations, so bring comfortable shoes.

Other essentials include sunscreen (and/or hat) and don’t forget your swim wear. Although we plan to follow the itinerary very closely, changes may occur so you must be flexible and prepared for the unexpected.

Photography Restrictions:

Expect to freely photograph in most venues without restrictions. In some instances, however, the use of a flash or tripod may be prohibited, so please be prepared for low light shooting (fast lenses, high ISO film if you choose to work with film cameras). We will alert everyone of any such specific restrictions before we get to the shooting locations.

Please check the detailed trip schedule above to see where restrictions may be in effect.


Each participant is required to sign our waiver of limited liability before leaving on this trip. It is strongly recommended that participants purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including medical and trip cancellation coverage.

The waiver will be sent to all participants and we expect it to be returned by 2 weeks before departure at the very latest. Any questions, please contact our office.


In order to provide the best photographic tours possible VPW keeps tour sizes limited to 10-12 participants (depending on the tour).

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Note: Each tour requires a minimum number of participants. Should the trip fail to achieve minimum participation, VPW reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund any deposits received or to apply a small group surcharge to each traveler. All participants will be notified a minimum of 30 days prior to departure of any changes to the advertised itinerary.

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Please contact our office via email ( or phone 778.898.5256 to receive instruction on how to register for this once-in-a-lifetime photo tour. At this time, online registration is NOT available for this photo tour.
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12 days September 9th - 20th, 2010 $500 USD July 1st, 2010 Hotel Melia Princesa, Madrid $4950 USD Click Here Register!