Join me for 3 days of bird photography in Greece, where we zoom in on Dalmatian pelicans. I will teach you all I know about wide-angle bird photography, making images of birds in flight, working with counter light, close-ups, high-key and so much more. This very diverse photography workshop will fill your memory cards with unique images in no time. 


Tour dates

9 – 13 January 2022


Group Size

min 5 – max 6 people



Easy, comfortable



2265 euro


9/01: Brussels/ Amsterdam – Kerkini (via Sofia)

10/01 – 12/01: Pelican photography

13/01: Last photo sessions and return flight to Brussels/ Amsterdam

Intense workshop on bird photography

Before the Dalmatian pelicans breed, they gather on Lake Kerkini in Greece. We spend several days on the lake, photographing this once extinct species. And we go all the way, using every lens possible. Yes, even wide-angle!

Every day brings new possibilities to experiment with light and creativity. I can’t wait to share all my tips and technique with you! You will be challenged to analyse your own images and push the boundaries of your photographic skills throughout the journey.

The most exquisite setting

This isn’t just a photography trip but a hands-on workshop. Everything you learn is immediately applied in the stunning setting of Lake Kerkini. 

You will learn:

  • how to best operate your flash, use slow shutter speed and diversify lenses according to your angle and the compositions you wish to create
  • how to control and maintain your camera
  • which settings to use for images of birds in flight
  • how to use the light and weather conditions to serve your composition.


We stay at a very comfortable hotel right next to the lake. All rooms are single rooms. Couples can, of course, request a double room.

Transport and flights

Our local transport is by minibus.

We aim to book direct flights from Amsterdam/ Brussels to Sofia. Flights are included in the price.


Climate and clothing

It gets pretty chilly in the morning and evening, the most beautiful moments  for us to be on the lake. So be sure to bring plenty of warm winter clothes to work comfortably.



Boat trips, drinking water, excursions and entrance tickets to parks, meals, overnight stays (single rooms), local transport, professional guidance, tips, international flight tickets and airport taxes, insurance guarantee fund.


Alcohol and soft drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance and cancellation insurance.



They joined me on my last phototour and it was lots of fun ! Thank you to them for their trust.
  • I certainly recommend a trip with Yves. He’s not only an excellent photographer but also an excellent tour guide. He’s very social, speaks a lot of languages and is very pragmatic and hands-on. He takes care of his people during the entire trip.
    Carl Verstraelen, Belgium
  • I undertook no less than 16 (!) photo trips with this guy, starting in 2012. Why? All I can say is that I have a lot of beautiful images. Yves provides all the right photo opportunities and my skills have increased considerably. Everything I expect from a trip as a photographer is there. Just see for yourself and book a trip, you won’t regret it!
    Julien Herremans, Belgium
  • Yves knows a lot about Svalbard! He is very helpful, has expertise of photography and equipment, loves a good joke and is a very kind person.
    Alex Boel, Belgium
  • I met Yves in Norway. His humor and optimism was infectious! He gives the best of himself and brings out the best in you as a photographer. Travelers get lots of space to do their thing!
    Regi Popelier, Belgium
  • Yves has lots of patience with his group and plenty of knowledge about wildlife and landscape photography.
    Wim De Baets, Belgium
  • We join Yves every year since we first met him! His social skills, his knowledge of the environment he explores, his possibility to adapt to changing situations and the fact that he will never put his team in danger: trips with Yves are smooth and hassle-free!
    Bert Van Der Krieken & Kristien Van Acker, Belgium
  • We always delight in traveling with Yves. He does his best to satisfy the travelers every single time and is very responsible for the group. The trips are always perfect!
    Pascale Carrette & Bas Talpe, Belgium

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