Photography Workshops | Food photography courses in Spain | Natural light photography | Tim Clinch


Find out more about the natural light photography workshops run at our Bed & Breakfast near Aracena, Seville, Andalucia, Spain in the Sierra de Aracena National Park. Set amongst a chestnut and cork-oak forest we operate as a family B&B and self-catering holiday cottages. We run cookery courses, photography courses, creative writing retreats and fitness retreats. Hiking trails and stunning views.

Natural light photography courses in Spain. Food photography, still life and portrait workshops near Seville with Tim Clinch.

Photography with Award-winning Photographer

Tim Clinch

Tim will be running several of his  Travel Photography Workshops at Finca Buenvino this year, concentrating on portraiture, landscapes, still life and food photography. He will also be running his unique Holy Week  workshop, when photographers will get a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and discover the passion and beauty  which lie at the heart of  the Eastertide processions of Aracena.

(Scroll down for further information and links to Tim Clinch's webpage for booking and pricing.)

Some comments from previous attendees:-

"Being taught by Tim Clinch felt like a rare treat. He was not only extremely informative and helpful in progressing all our camera skills, whatever our levels, but he was also kind, patient and extremely good fun . I’d go on another of his courses in a shot.

Thomasina Miers (Masterchef winner and owner of Wahaca Restaurants in London).


"Five wonderful days of learning from a real pro, being inspired in beautiful surroundings and tranquility, in the tree covered mountains, with sunshine, good food, lovely people, lot of fun – and 5 days of being totally absorbed in photography and imagery!

If you´re interested in photography workshops, I warmly recommend Tim Clinch, who is a lovely, warm and inspiring person with many years of experience as a professional photographer. "

Connie Eldrup (Artist and Photographer) 

Connie came on our Mid-October 2017 course. You can see her images by clicking her name above.

Whether you are an iPhone-ographer, or you use a camera, Tim will advance you skills with composition and editing.



Tim Clinch's  5-night food and travel photography workshops in Andalucia focus on natural light, food, landscapes and village life and people.

The courses have been attended by many well-respected chefs, authors, photographers and bloggers over the years. Tim’s years of expertise and knowledge, knowledge of the Andalucian culture and love of natural light combine to create one of the most unique food and travel photography courses in Spain.

Autumn course. Evening in front of the fire. A recent group relaxing in the drawing room after a day's photography workshop. Photo by Devinder Oberoi.

Improve your basic photography skills, hone your food photography and styling expertise, kick start your portfolio, or simply have a wonderful time eating fantastic food cooked by an experienced chef whilst taking beautiful images on Tim Clinch’s natural light food and travel photography workshops.

Author, cook and blogger David Lebovitz visited us in October 2013. Have a look at his blog by clicking here.

Using available light and concentrating on the amazing local produce, landscapes and village architecture, Tim Clinch (acclaimed food, interiors, travel and lifestyle photographer) explains how to achieve optimum results while working in a natural environment. The Andalucian light, sharp and crystal clear, introduces a new mood into your images. Early light and slanting shadows cause landscapes to sharpen and acquire depth. And while natural light and natural food come together to make perfect colour-rich images, the course also involves black and white photography, landscape, portraiture and still life workshops.

Jeannie through the kitchen window. Photo by Devinder Oberoi.

We will work closely with award-winning cook and hostess Jeannie Chesterton, and her son Charlie. Their knowledge and love of Andalucian cuisine shines through in the beautiful food she has served up at Finca Buenvino for the last 35 years and which Charlie has eaten all his life. Her recipes are featured in The Buenvino Cookbook: Recipes from our Farmhouse in Spain.

We will not only photograph the prepared food, but also work with the amazing produce from the organic vegetable garden that serves as a larder for Jeannie’s cooking. We will visit local producers and restaurants to get a feel for the local produce for which this beautiful region is justly famous.

We will be shooting a wide variety of disciplines and I will attempt to take you out of your comfort zone, whilst learning about technique, both ‘in the camera’ and in the wild reaches of ‘post production’. The workshop will take in everything from still life, through food photography, landscapes, portraits and lifestyles. We will indulge in two of my favourite pastimes - photography, and eating & drinking in some of Spains finest tapas bars.
— Tim

2019 Dates

Owing to popular demand Tim Clinch will be running more photography workshops than usual this year. We afre still waiting for dates to be confirmed.

This year's dates for our food and travel photography workshops in Spain are as follows:

For prices and more information, visit Tim's website.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, you can email Tim at:


More information about our natural light photography course in Spain

Daily classes include the natural approach to food photography without the use of artificial lighting, using reflectors and diffusers to enhance your images, cooking and styling, working on a photo-shoot for a major publication, building portfolio content and story development, and sharing many 'tricks of the trade'. All work is digital, and students' work will be reviewed on a daily basis and posted to a dedicated ‘Natural Light’ workshop gallery.

These are very much 'hands-on' workshops. Students work directly with Tim using their own cameras, no matter how basic. A laptop and an external hard drive are always on hand, but it is essential that students bring their own equipment as well. A questionnaire is sent to each student before commencing the course so that we can assess their levels and specific points of interest.

Workshops are 7 hours per day, starting after breakfast at 10am. We stop for lunch at 1.30 and, yes, we ARE in Spain so a siesta, or a swim in the amazing infinity pool, follow! Classes resume at 4pm and finish in the golden evening light at 8pm. We will also visit the local town of Aracena and some of the picturesque small villages, dropping in on some of the region’s best food producers and village artisans.  

It's surprising how much you can learn in such a short time.


What people say about Tim's photography courses at Finca Buenvino

"Tim Clinch understood why I was there and was able to guide me in a direction that was completely outside of what I would consider my comfort zone. Having someone in your life that has the same passion is important."

Bill Bennett (professional photographer). Read the more on his experience here.

"Spending five days learning from Tim was amazing – not only was he an excellent instructor but also a charismatic tour guide of some of the best that the area around Aracena has to offer."

Jenn Oliver (freelance food and travel photographer and writer). Read more on her experience here.