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

"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 shot.

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

Our 5-night food and travel photography workshops in Andalucia focus on natural light, food, landscapes and village life. 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, whose knowledge and love of Andalucian cuisine shines through in the beautiful food she has served up at Finca Buenvino for the last 27 years. 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

2017 Dates

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

8th - 16th April: Semana Santa Processions. (Course full)

1st June – morning of 7th June (Limited Availability)

28th September- morning of 4th October (Course Full)

5th October - morning of 10th October (Open for bookings)

Places are limited so do book early.

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.