What you'll do
*Equipment included - 1x camera per person + film* Upon meeting you will be given a bite-sized and fun introduction to the history of Polaroid the company itself and its impact on popular culture and contemporary art. We'll then get to know a few different cameras from the polaroid family. After this everyone will be furnished with one vintage Polaroid camera each and a fresh pack of colour film, you'll be shown how to use it and given top tips on how to take the best pictures possible. We then hit the streets of Lisbon for a couple of hours to take some real pictures, we'll cover many of the main sites but also go off the beaten path a little to get some interesting perspectives of the city. This is primarily a chance to see Lisbon through a different lens, slow down a little and compose pictures in a different way. It's impossible to take the same Polaroid twice, so there's an element of surprise and excitement as the magic of the chemistry slowly brings your photos to life before your eyes. The tour ends as we look at each others photos and of course you can take yours home with you for the best possible kind of souvenir of your trip.
I'm a professional artist, photographer and tour guide originally from Scotland, I got my Bachelors degree in fine art at the Glasgow School of Art many years ago. I fell for Lisbon and it's amazing people back in 2011 and now I am a permanent fixture of the ever-growing community of creative people living here. I am involved with an exciting new art space where I have my personal studio. I have curated exhibitions in the city in an old palace in the Príncipe Real. I have been a professional tour guide since 2014, often leading longer tours through cities and countries all over Europe with travellers of all ages. These Lisbon-based Polaroid tours are a great way of combining my passion for meeting people from all over the world with my artistic knowledge and skills. I've been snapping Polaroids since 2004 and still going strong!
1x Vintage Polaroid Camera per person & 1x Pack of colour film (8 pictures) per person
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Where you'll be
Sample Itinerary: • Jardim do Príncipe Real (Gardens of Príncipe Real - where the tour begins) •Bairro Alto (quiet and quaint during the day, party by night) • Largo do Carmo •Elevador de Santa Justa (famous elevator) •Baixa Chiado (main downtown area of Lisbon) •Rua Augusta & Praça do Comerçio (Also downtown) • Alfama (Beautiful village-like neighborhood in the heart of the city) • Miradouro da Graça [viewpoint] (Amazing views of Lisbon)
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Lisbon has hills and the tour is entirely on foot, be prepared to walk up some inclines to get to viewpoints etc.
Polaroid are photos are an unpredictable & fun format, it's part of their beauty, please keep an open mind!
Photo tour with vintage Polaroid cameras