|Questions and Answers
We organize photography short courses and photography vacations in the beautiful area of the Peloponnese, Southern Greece.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
We started our business in 2008. We love the Great Greek Outdoors. Based in Xirokambi, Sparta we explore the Lakedaemon Valley and the surrounding mountains with our cameras. Coming from the flat expanses of the Netherlands, we love the rugged, mountainous scenery and the lush valleys. The colours of the land and the authentic character of its people make for great outdoor photography. We capture the unique landscape with the many remains of its ancient past as perfect props.
We share our love for the Peloponnese and photography with the participants of the photo courses and vacations.
2. What is your company's mission?
We like to see our participants go home with plenty of photos, new skills, more experience and lots of energy to bring their photography to a new level.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We are specialized in outdoor photography. The Great Greek Outdoors is also our classroom. During the photography vacations and courses short theoretic introductions are combined with plenty of time for photography in nature, in picturesque towns and villages, on ancient sites.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Our company is established by the Dutch couple Anton Harfst and Laurien van den Hoven. Anton Harfst is outdoor photographer. Originally trained as a language teacher (Dutch and German), he has become a photographer and photo editor. Laurien has twenty years of experience in the organization and management of public awareness activities and campaigns for non-profit companies, in both the Netherlands and Greece.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Capturing the Greek Light is our most popular travel package. This 8-day photography vacation combines wonderful places on and off the beaten track, and allows you to indulge in the Greek cuisine. Our participants love to explore the fascinating scenery of the Peloponnese together with professional photographers Anton Harfst, and learn how the capture the essence of Greece.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
People coming back within six months - bringing friends along - because they absolutely love this part of Greece, and really appreciate our enthusiasm for the Peloponnese and our teaching skills.