April 22 to 27 - 2021
Photo taken by Jan during Outdoor Photography Experience
The Outdoor Photography Experience
The Outdoor Photography Experience in La Herradura, Costa Tropical of Granada in Andalusia.
We offer an unusual combination of vacation, outdoor sport and a professional photography course led by
the Dutch photographer Martin Hogeboom.
During this unique week you will learn various skills and enjoy many experiences. We will take you to high
mountains, beautiful bays, natural reserves and caves. And just around the corner you will find typical white
Spanish villages with everyday life where you can discover a perfect pictures setting on every street corner.
During these adventurous days, you will learn, among many other things, how to add that ‘Wow’-factor to
You also gain insights into many aspects of your photography, including an efficient work-flow and other
aspects of the profession without forgetting the post-production side such as the image editing of your
daily activities, landscape, portrait or cave photographs. In short, we offer a unique opportunity for both
photographers and outdoor enthusiasts to combine the best of these worlds.
Photo taken by Tania during Outdoor Photography Experience
About Martin Hogeboom:
Martin works as a commercial photographer
in the Netherlands, shooting for advertising
agencies, publishers plus small and large
He has been a full-time professional
photographer since 2001 and specializes in
portraits, reports and outdoor photography.
Martin shoots all over the world and his
assignments range from small quick location
portraits to big international photo shoots.
In his pictures he likes to play with light,
sharpness, colours and position.
He regularly teaches workshops and he has
released two photo books ‘Everyday People’ and
‘Whisky Rocks’. Besides this, he is an official
ambassador of Fuji X-cameras.
Martin’s enthusiasm for the subject and his
experience in the field of outdoor photography
make him the ideal person to lead the Outdoor
Photography Experience Week.
Photo taken by Celine during Outdoor Photography Experience
Photo taken by Henk-Jan during Outdoor Photography Experience
Photo taken by Jan during Outdoor Photography Experience
Who’s behind the Outdoor Photography Experience?
The Experience is a collaboration between Activ8You
and Costamundo, two companies of Dutch and Swedish
adventure seekers that have migrated to Spain and are
joining forces using this concept.
Activ8You has been organizing In & Outdoor sports,
Active and Cultural Tourism, Summer Camps, tailor-made
all-inclusive vacations and seminar weeks on the Costa
Tropical for almost 10 years.
Costamundo is a production company of a filmmaker
that has worked with a camera in more than 60 countries
worldwide and is now based in Spain, filming, shooting
photos and organising related projects.
The photographer Martin Hogeboom is in charge of
presenting the photography course and guides the
participants throughout the week.
MAIN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
MOUNTAIN BIKE: We will take you to the natural park of ‘Sierra de Tejada &
Cliffs of Cerro Gordo - Maro’, some magnificent places to photograph a sport in an
unspoiled natural environment. It is one of the most beautiful coastlines of southern
Spain, with spectacular views, in which image and sport merge into one.
COASTEERING: Photo shoots under challenging and wet conditions can
be quite tricky. The coasteering brings together all these difficult elements,
combining the action and emotions of all the people who are involved. A
fantastic occasion to capture it in unique images.
Actually anyone who loves photography
and outdoor activities can attend. The only
criteria are that you have a basic knowledge of
photography, good photographic equipment
and a laptop for photo editing. It is also useful
if you have a reasonable level of fitness.
You level of enthusiasm is more important
then your skills.
The week is designed to be flexible so that
everyone has the opportunity to express
themselves in photography in their own way.
The Outdoor Photo Shooting
The programme will include lots of activities,
such as visiting impressive Caves, Kayaking,
Stand-up paddle, Mountain biking, Horseback
riding, Trekking, Coasteering, a Rugby match
shooting on the field like the real pro’s, Street
shots in typical Andalusia white villages, as
well as the People, Portraits and Landscapes,
Cultural visits and Flamenco.
Everyone chooses their 5 best photos from the
set of trophies made during the day. We review
them all-together with Martin, who will show
what improvements could be made during
the photo shooting itself, and how the image
editing should be done to get the most out of
KAYAK & PADDLE SURF: You will marvel at our cliffs, caves,
beaches, coves, rocky areas and corners of extraordinary beauty & why not
try some snorkeling or cliff jumping in crystal clear waters.
TREKKING: Partake in the benefit of exercise and photo shooting in the
astonishing environment of mountains, cliffs and sea-view in the natural park
“Sierra de Tejada”, a real charm to discover.
CAVE PICTURES: In the evening, after closing time, the Caves of Nerja
will reopen its doors just for us, entering the mystery of the underworld to
enjoy the magnificence and beauty of the cave, and discover its secrets. It’s
a unique opportunity to photograph in an amazing environment with very little
• 5 nights single room accommodation in a
comfortable quality Hotel Best Alcazar****.
• All meals, Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks,
• Seminars and workshops by professional
photographer Martin Hogeboom.
• Large Fuji X-Camera try-out Suitcase with
Lenses and Camera Bodies
• All activities, excursions, guides, material &
• All transfers (Airport & during the outings).
Obviously, you are free to extend this week
with holidays in Andalusia and we can advise
and assist you with all your requirements.
What to bring with you:
• Digital Camera, optional extra lenses.
• Laptop with editing software such as ‘Lightroom’
• Optional: GoPro, Action Cam or similar with
waterproof underwater housing.
• Optional: Waterproof bag or case for equipment.
• Sport shoes that can get wet.
• Comfortable sportswear
Photographic equipment is NOT included nor insured.
Photo taken by Jeroen during Outdoor Photography Experience
About Granada - Costa Tropical - La Herradura
Here on the Costa Tropical we have a subtropical climate unique to the European Mainland. There are +320 days of sun a year and
mainland Europe’s best climate - an average annual temperature of 20ºC - where subtropical fruits like mango and avocado grow
abundantly. This authentic village provides modern facilities alongside Mediterranean cultural tradition. When you are whisked along
the ‘Costa Tropical’ along the fast A7 motorway in just 50 minutes from Malaga International Airport, catching panoramic glimpses of
the shimmering sea alongside, the first thing you will notice as you drop into town is just how lovely and unspoiled it is.
Coast & Sea
La Herradura is the nº 1 dive location of Andalusia,
with beautiful Mediterranean flora &
fauna. We are fortunate to have 19 kilometres
of beaches, crystal clear coves and the protected
nature park known as the “Acantilados de
Cerro Gordo y Maro”
Rivers & Valleys
Rivers to practise all levels of canyoning
and beautiful walking paths along rivers
and valleys, with a stunning and surprising
natural environment to enjoy.
Spectacular castles, ancient monuments and
historical places such as the Alhambra among
others, to visit with our guides. Cultural, tapas
and shopping tour through picturesque streets in
the Old Towns of Granada, Malaga, Almuñecar &
Hills & Mountains
Lots of magnificent trails with breathtaking
views for trekking, hiking and mountain biking.
Sierra Nevada is Europe’s southernmost ski
station, and the highest in Spain. With its high
elevation, the skiing season can last from late
November until early May.
Leisure & Gastronomy
Music, Theatre, Dance Festivals & Live music all
An Aqua Park with multiple water attractions such
as Tropical Trails, Lake Cascade, the Wave Pool,
the Zig-zag, the Kamikaze, the Hidrotubo, the
Restaurants & bars on the beach or in the old
town with traditional Andalusian food & tapas with
a tropical touch.
Paseo Andrés Segovia 12, 18697 La Herradura
(+31) 641854577 (+34) 678846995