2017

Exodus Aveiro Fest

EXODUS AVEIRO FEST is an International Travel and Adventure Photography and Filmmaking Festival with an ambitious mission – to open the doors of the world by gathering the best in the area to talk about their life, share their work and inspire. By opening the soul to the magic of discovery and exploration, it is also opening the heart to new cultures and new environments, closing the gap of the relation between Nature and Men.

This is the festival that inspires people to go, to wander, to dream and be free. Free of doubt, free of fear, free of prejudice, free of cultural and ethnic barriers. It’s a hymn to humanity and a homage to our planet. It’s the place where we make the world accessible to all, by sharing the best photography and video works on the subject.

We are talking about world renowned photographers and filmmakers that work regularly with prominent names like National Geographic, Time Magazine, Esquire, Red Bull, DJI and many others.

We will have presentations of works, portfolios and personal stories lived by highly talented and influent photographers and videographers; invaluable masterclasses for those seeking the opportunity to evolve and perfect their own craft of visual creation; and photo shows and galleries with heart stopping images that will inspire the audience to discover what lies beyond.

The word “exodus” can be defined as people on the move. Join us in the Exodus and be part of this global movement of creativity.

Speaking Sessions

Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Friday and Saturday, with 10 sessions in total featured by world renowned travel and adventure photographers and filmmakers.

Travel Talks

During the Speaking Sessions breaks, there will be short Travel Talks by Tour Leaders, people that spend their life travelling and taking others on travelling journeys.

Masterclasses

Amazing masterclasses, providing extensive and invaluable knowledge . It's a unique opportunity to boost your skills and creativity with the best in the field. Each masterclass has a 3 hour duration, with a strict limit of 40 people.

Photo Exhibitions

Photo exhibitions displayed in several parts of Aveiro, with breathtaking images of incredible moments captured by some of the best photographers in the world. A must see for everyone.

Brand Stands

The hall of the Congress Center will have several stands with brands showcasing their products and services, a great way to get in touch with the most recent technologies.

Second Hand Market

During the event, a second hand fair for the public to showcase and sell their equipment will be available.

Networking

Being part of the Exodus Aveiro Fest means you will be in the center of the action, seeing everything and meeting everyone. Let yourself free and meet likeminded people, share your ideas and projects and interact personally with our invited guests. How cool is that?

Late Night Sessions

Music concerts with local bands to keep the night going with music, party and fun. A good time to grab a drink and make friends with everyone. No early sleeping for you folks. 😉

Eat, Drink and Ask

Food and beverages will be available during the festival, as well as event assistants ready to help you find your way and feel at home.
AVEIRO

Hugging the edge of the Ria, a shallow coastal lagoon rich in birdlife, Aveiro is a prosperous town with a youthful, energetic buzz. It’s occasionally dubbed the Venice of Portugal thanks to its high-prowed boats, humpbacked bridges and small network of picturesque canals. It’s a lovely little place best explored on foot or aboard a moliceiro – the traditional seaweed-harvesting boat now converted to tourist use.

Aveiro is known for its production of salt and for its seaweed harvest. The region is also known for the preponderance of ceramics industries and commerce, resulting in a long productive tradition since the late Roman, early Medieval period.

Aveiro is also known in Portugal for its traditional sweets – ovos moles de Aveiro and trouxas de ovos, both made from eggs. Raivas are also a typical biscuit.

EXODUS AVEIRO FEST 2017
The Event of the Year
Register NOW...
*Limited seats*

The race for tickets began with the early price during the month of May. Since then, many tickets were sold. The 700 mark is getting closer and closer and, after that, there is no way in.

Why wait? What else would you plan on a cold December weekend? This is a unique chance, and it’s up to you to follow through.

Is there any better investment that education? Yes, there is… education, inspiration and creative mojo. Three in one. You will never travel, photograph or film the same way again.

Three Beautiful Days

Exodus Aveiro Fest 2017 Program

Friday
December, 1st
10am - 1pm
Hall do Centro de Congressos
Opening of Exhibitions with a Guided Tour & Port Tasting Event
 The opening activity, a great day to meet the honourable guests, to drink a good glass of Port and enjoy the amazing beauty of the photos on display in a guided tour by the authors (photographers and filmmakers) themselves. All great reasons to make it on time, and enjoy the full event.
2.30pm - 3pm
Auditório do Centro de Congressos
Grand Opening of the Festival
The Grand Opening of the Festival, with an inspiring projection made by Exodus Aveiro Fest, and an a inaugural speech by a distinct personality of the world of travel and natural conservancy.
3pm - 8pm
Auditório do Centro de Congressos
Speaking Sessions and Travel Talks

5 SPEAKING SESSIONS

Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Friday and Saturday, with 10 sessions in total featured by world renowned travel and adventure photographers and filmmakers.

30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + 15 minutes of coffee break

During the coffee breaks there will be short Travel Talks taking place in the Auditório, so those who wish to be on a full session mood may  enjoy every second of it.

10pm - 0am
Bar do Centro de Congressos
Exodus Late Night Sessions
Music concerts with local bands to keep the night going with music, party and fun.
Saturday
December, 2nd
10am - 12am
Auditório de Centro de Congressos
Red Bull Media House Sessions
A selected group of videos made by Red Bull will be on display to inspire wannabe adventurers and adrenalin junkies. Red Bull is also bringing a notorious name in the house to talk about his adventures.
12am - 1pm
Hall do Centro de Congressos
Second Hand Market
Bring your second hand equipment or buy and trade with other fellow photographers. The things you don’t use anymore might be of use to many others. If you like to bargain like a Moroccan this is the place for you.
3pm - 8pm
Auditório do Centro de Congressos
Speaking Sessions

5 SPEAKING SESSIONS

Inspiring and moving Speaking Sessions throughout Friday and Saturday, with 10 sessions in total featured by world renowned travel and adventure photographers and filmmakers.

30 minutes per session + 15 minutes of questions + 15 minutes of coffee break

During the coffee breaks there will be short Travel Talks taking place in the Auditório, so those who wish to be on a full session mood may  enjoy every second of it.

10pm - 0am
Bar do Centro de Congressos
Exodus Late Night Sessions
Music concerts with local bands to keep the night going with music, party and fun.
Sunday
December, 3rd
10am - 1pm
Salas de Workshop, no Centro de Congressos
Masterclass
3 Masterclasses

ELIA LOCARDI / GMB AKASH / PETE MCBRIDE

Choose your mentor and get 3 hours of invaluable teaching in the form of an exclusive masterclass. It’s a unique opportunity to learn with the best, and get a substancial boost in advancing your photography and filmmaking expertise.

More details on the masterclasses program and lecturing will be revealed in the meantime.

3pm - 6pm
Salas de Workshop, no Centro de Congressos
Masterclass
3 Masterclasses

AMI VITALE / OLIVER ASTROLOGO / MICHAEL CLARK

Choose your mentor and get 3 hours of invaluable teaching in the form of an exclusive masterclass. It’s a unique opportunity to learn with the best, and get a substancial boost in advancing your photography and filmmaking expertise.

More details on the masterclasses program and lecturing will be revealed in the meantime.

 
VISITORS EXPECTED
 
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
(ALL SOLD)
 
Invited Speakers
 
SEATS AVAILABLE
Experienced & Talented Photographers and Filmmakers

Awesome Speakers

Having thoroughly analysed the work and career of several artists, we have gathered a heterogenous group of the most eminent invitees in the field. It’s a lineup of professionals who are capable of delivering a wide variety of concepts and knowledge. From the very fist moment we aimed for excellence, diversity and relevance to the theme and philosophy of the Festival.

  • Ami Vitale

    Describing Ami’s professional background in a short bio is next to impossible. Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic Photographer, she has travelled over 90 …

    Photographer & Filmmaker
  • Elia Locardi

    Photographer and Filmmaker

    Photographer and Filmmaker
  • GMB Akash

    Photographer

    Photographer
  • Jody MacDonald

    Jody MacDonald is an award winning adventure sport and documentary photographer. For the last decade she has been the resident photographer on a …

    Photographer
  • Konsta Punkka

    He is known as the Squirrel Whisperer and by looking at his photos you might believe he does indeed talk to animals. His …

    Photographer
  • Mário Cruz

    Most photographers only get internationally recognised after years of developing new projects and battling the constant fight for a place in this competitive …

    Photographer
  • Michael Clark

    Michael Clark is an unquestionable name in the world of adventure photography, creating beautiful images of extraordinary moments that reveal the determination of …

    Photographer
  • Oliver Astrologo

    Oliver Astrologo is a London/Rome based digital director that specialises in video making, photography and internet technologies serving global fashion, automotive and travel brands …

    Photographer & Filmmaker
  • Pete McBride

    Talented, funny and fascinating, Pete McBride fuels the imagination of those who dream of faraway adventures of discovery and exploration. He has directed …

    Photographer & Filmmaker
  • Shams

    Filmmaker

    Filmmaker
Learning from the Best

Masterclass Programs

There are six masterclasses available, three in the morning and three in the afternoon. Each masterclass has a duration of approximately 3 hours of intensive learning.

If you’re interested in attending two masterclasses, make sure that they don’t overlap during the ticket selection. Choose one from the morning period and the other one from the afternoon period.

‘Street Adventure’ – Street Photography Masterclass with GMB Akash

This masterclass invites you to dive deep in the world of Street Photography. By registering into this program you will know how to nurture the main principles of street photography without having to do a round-the-world-trip. Besides the secrets of “Street Adventure”, you will get to know how to use ambient light and shadows to portray a destination and its inhabitants. The class will consist of presentations with insightful tips and techniques to help you better learn how to shoot captivating street photographs and to  learn and improve your way of portraying people by mastering the relationship with the subject. The masterclass is also offering an opportunity of portfolio review for emerging artists and photographers.

‘Chasing Rivers’ – Filmmaking Masterclass with Pete McBride

This Masterclass will be about the power of photography, filmmaking, and the impact of simple stories that work. I’ll walk students through how to make better images, how to produce videos and how to find stories that make a difference. 

Masterclass with Ami Vitale

This Masterclass will be about making powerful images and turning them into compelling stories that make a difference. You will develop a keen sense of what goes into creating and sustaining a long term project and discuss publishing outlets for your images. You will learn about light, moment, how to tell a unique story and grow an audience. This intimate workshop will teach you skills that will last a lifetime. 

Adventure Sports Photography:  A Masterclass with Michael Clark

Adventure photography can be an adventure in itself, involving breathtaking locations, extreme conditions, and working with elite athletes in risky situations. It requires a host of skills, including technical excellence with the camera, familiarity with a sport, and the ability to be mindful of your goals and your safety at all times.
In this Masterclass, Michael shares his experiences working in the adventure marketplace, and photographing for stock, editorial, and commercial clients. Topics covered in this seminar include research and preparation, composition and camera angles, equipment selection, use of natural light, fill flash, and battery-powered strobes, advanced lighting techniques, and autofocus techniques. In addition, Michael will cover some of the basic aspects of running a photography business including career development, marketing yourself and your work, and dealing with the ups and downs of the freelance lifestyle.
Participants will leave this Masterclass with solid information and insights into the adrenaline-pumping and potentially lucrative world of adventure photography.

Filmmaking Masterclass with Oliver Astrologo

Oliver Astrologo shares his filmmaking approach for all, describing the detailed process on:

– Choosing the right gear (Lenses, Cameras, Gimbals, Drones).

– Getting a proper Camera Set-Up (S-Log2, Frame Rate, Resolution).

– When filming how to infuse and build the emotion in your story, through a variety of filmic elements.

– Special techniques: Hyperlapses, Transitions and many more.

– Editing.

– Sound design.

– How to promote your video, the launch plan.

– Q&A

Moments in Time: A post-processing masterclass  

Learn how Elia Locardi uses various post-processing techniques to achieve the highly detailed and colorful style in his imagery.

This class will build by first reinforcing fundamental and non-linear raw processing techniques before ramping up in complexity to reveal powerful editing tools in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. You’ll learn how Elia blends different moments in time together to create a truly unique image while invoking a powerful emotional response in the viewer.  

Multiple Pricing Options

Buy Your Tickets Today

There is a limited number of places for both the Speaking Sessions and the Masterclasses. Once full, there is no way in. And that means missing all the rest… travel talks, second hand market, music concerts and all the precious networking.

So, why wait? Buy it now and spread the word with all the people you would love to have next to you.

EXODUS CAUSES

Why Travel?

Traveling is getting away with an open spirit knowing you will face the unknown. But traveling is also opening the eyes to the world and realising what lies beyond the surface. It’s admiring the beauty but, at the same time, feeling the sadness that oftentimes hides behind it.

The contagious beauty we see in so many places contrasts deeply with the humanised destruction that little by little ends up consuming it. If travel is discovery, and part of our exploration reveals the sadness of a different reality, is our “journey” really over?

We don’t think so, and because of that Exodus is channeling all its profits to finance the creation of an anual project (Exodus Causes) dedicated to the aid, support, assertive action and awareness of humanitarian, environmental and social problems.

If we can inspire others to travel, we can also inspire them to participate actively in the eradication of forgetfulness. The journey will be over when the message is not only ours, but spread far and away so it never ever gets lost.

Thank you all for your help and commitment.

The people behind the Exodus Aveiro Fest

Organising Team

The people running the show, working hard to bring you the best creative event of the year. Two established photographers and one creative entrepreneur, joint forces to turn a long loved idea into something remarkable.

  • Bernardo Conde

    Bernardo Conde is a passionate photographer specialized at travel, nature and outdoor photography. He has already included in his portfolio places like Madagascar, Mongolia, …

    Travel Photographer / Workshops / Tour Leader
  • Gonçalo Figueiredo

    Gonçalo Figueiredo is a Photographer and Filmmaker, with a vast experience in travel expeditions. Among others, he has crossed the Australian Savannah, from Cairns …

    Creative Director / Commercial and Editorial Photographer / Filmmaker
  • Pedro Cerqueira

    Pedro Cerqueira is a photographer, designer, and entrepreneur in the area of ​​digital printing. He was born in Porto, where he got his degree …

    Photographer / Designer / Entrepreneur

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Get In Touch

If you need any other information regarding the festival, feel free to contact us using any of the channels below. Comments or suggestions are also welcome. We will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you.

Adress

Rua 31 de Janeiro 19 - Loja R e S
3810-192 Aveiro
Portugal

Phone Contact

+351 919 633 178

E-mail

info@exodusaveirofest.com

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