Photography Holidays

Whether you own a camera-phone or DSLR, this course teaches the basics of how to create beautiful photos. With a short time of instruction each day and plenty of time to play, you will learn to see in a fresh way and develop fundamental skills to take anywhere!

Summer 2017 will see the return of our ever-popular photography week in Samos on 22nd June.

The Course

One of the highlights of any holiday is being able to capture moments of fun, friendship, and spectacular scenery on film. Most people don’t think twice about pressing their camera’s shutter button, and then look forward to seeing the photos on a big screen when they get home. Yet. sometimes, when you get back home and look through the images, you can be disappointed - blurred or out of focus, too bright, too dark, missing limbs… what went wrong?  

So if you’d like to go home with some truly great images from your holiday in Samos or Reberty, Mel will guide you through uncomplicated techniques to improve your picture taking skills and help lay a foundation for good photography that will last you for many holidays to come.

This course is focused on creative photography/ways of ‘seeing’ with help from Mel who will answer those technical questions along the way! All you need to bring is your camera and its memory card.

Course Schedule                                                                                       

The course generally consists of five sessions over the week (only one session on any given day so you’re free to enjoy your holiday!), including at least one opportunity to photograph on location. Times and durations are flexible to work around, where possible, so guests can attend other planned activities - allowing you to get the most out of your week. Please note, photographers are of course able to go on any day excursions but this will mean missing the day’s instruction.

About Mel

The talented designer Mel Cooper, is returning to Samos r to run the successful Photography course.

Since before she could walk, Mel has always had a love of art and painting, culminating in a degree in art history and painting (practice) from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Over ten years‘ ago, Mel set up ’mellowdesign' as a freelance graphic designer (specialising in design for print & web) and as a sessional lecturer and tutor. For more information visit her website:

For fun Mel enjoys painting, sketching and photography. Mel also has a passion for music and enjoys singing & playing the flute. Mel has been a Christian for approximately 21 years and is actively involved in her local church serving primarily as a member of the worship team.