Photo Walks in Athens

Athens

Tour Operator

About me:

My name is Vasilis Germanis. I am a professional (mainly press) photographer with 25 years of experience. My love and passion for my profession and never wanting to do the same thing brought me to a state of having covered all kind of different aspects of professional photography; owning a studio and a professional photo lab delivering fine printing, covering social events, photographing for tourist guides, advertising agencies, architectural, aerial, sports, at 2004 Olympic Games as a photo manager, even as a paparazzo for some time in London, UK, where I had lived for two years.

Somewhere in between, I have had the joy of being given several opportunities to lecture at seminars and photography schools here in Athens. Teaching and volunteering for various groups and communities: Children’s Museum, Scouts of Greece and Fair Trade Hellas. I believe “with teaching you professionally rejuvenate and by volunteering you mentally revitalize”.

News photography has always had my biggest interest and portion of my career, so parallel to all the above I’ve been photographing for several Greek news photo agencies having my work published in newspapers and magazines on my coverage of Greece’s political and domestic highs and lows of the crisis and all other affairs. News photography has made me walk, see, feel and understand every corner of my historically rich, vibrant and cultural birth city. And that reassures that your Photo Walks in Athens with me will be –besides a practical knowledgeable walking photo class -also a great acquaintance of the essential Athens and will give you an authentic city adventure and a rare opportunity to experience it from an insider’s point of view.

My flexibility and ability to adjust to any level of your photographic knowledge will provide you with practical tips you can use straight away. You will be taught how to develop the ‘photographer’s eye’ and see things from a broader perspective, not just in regards to visual perception but also in regards to precise settings and methods to ensure yourself beautiful and atmospheric images of Athens. Photos that will range from urban, people and portraits to architectural details, street life, local culture or action. Your images of Athens to admire and show to your friends.

I am sure you will leave with your spirits and photographic skills developed and enriched!

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Reviews from travellers (6)

5.0/5

Unbeatable photo tour of Athens
I had a superb tour with the very knowledgable Vasilis today. As already noted his English, sense of humour, knowledge of the city, and enthusiasm for photography (and showing off the best of his city) are second to none. He immediately put me at my ease and once I began to share my photos he was full of ideas and subtle coaching to suggest better places to stand, or angles to use, or how to pick just the right moment to take my next photo. Athens is one of those places that seems to be on every traveller's wish list - it makes sense to spend that ambition wisely by being with a guide as pleasant and expert as Vasilis. I'm wondering now if I can make time for another tour later in the week - I enjoyed it that much.
If you really want to meet Athens through your camera...
I decided to book this PhotoWalks in Athens tour as a birthday gift to a friend, as we share the same interest about photography and Athenian culture, so I got in touch with this amazing photographer Vasilis. He took us to all the highlights in the heart of Athens, Plaka, Anafiotika and all around the ancient area, showed us unrevealed photographic spots and offered us the opportunity to capture from different perspectives while he shared his deep knowledge of photography rules and techniques. He answered all of our questions and we gained valuable tips. Vasilis also proved to be an excellent guide as he gave us a lot of interesting information about history and heritage, and as a local he revealed his own city secrets, very helpful for a new Athens resident like myself.
Overall, a great experience for anyone who wants to discover Athens through an alternative tour. Not only will you take amazing shots and knowledge, but you will also enjoy the whole tour!
What an amazing experience!
This really is such a special way to visit this fabulous city! The sights and the very essence of Athens come alive with terrific Greek gentleman at the helm. He is a true artist and that reflects in every aspect of this tour. He is also a charming and interesting man who will leave you wanting to return to Athens again and again. I am very happy to recommend this to everyone.
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