Explore Urca with a photographer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Luciane

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We will explore the quaint side of Urca. We will get lost and explore the intimate streets, with beautiful houses and small squares. I will show you some photo techniques and tips for improving your photos, so you'll go back home with an amazing album and memories. We'll talk about equipment and training, as well as the look, composition, framing, creativity, and rules that make a photo more harmonious.

I'll teach you how to get the most out of what the environment has to offer, variations in lighting, and the famous golden hour. We will see local people fishing or strolling with their kids and pets. I will also take some relaxed and spontaneous pictures of you. We can end the day with a beer or soda, watching the sun go down behind the Christ the Redeemer statue, where Cariocas, or locals, love to come and see the sunset.

Ah, this experience is up to 4 people - but if you want a private experience and session, you can book the 4 vacancies and I´ll be able to customize it to your needs.

If you want to see a little more of my work, please follow my profiles on Instagram: @lumattosfotos and @fotografarj.
Other things to note
Bring your camera or smartphone. Wear comfortable shoes. Remember sunscreen, bug repellent, and a bottle of water.

Please arrive at meeting point 10 minutes early.

We may cancel in case of rain.
We will explore the quaint side of Urca. We will get lost and explore the intimate streets, with beautiful houses and small squares. I will show you some photo techniques and tips for improving your photos, so you'll go back home with an amazing album and memories. We'll talk about equipment and training, as well as the look, composition, framing, creativity, and rules that make a photo more harmonious.

I'll teach you how to get the m…

What's included

  • Drinks
    One beer or soda
  • Equipment
    Photos will be sent one week after the excursion with basic retouching incl...

Meet your host, Luciane

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I was born in Petrópolis, but I'm a Carioca at heart. It was in 2009 that professional photography came into my life, and this passion grows with each click. Over most of the last decade, I've participated in courses and workshops, and I have been increasingly involved in capturing people's emotions and lifestyles, including families, friends, couples, and travelers around the world. I love to photograph places with dazzling nature that brings joy and peace to people, and to teach what I know to eternalize memories from this experience.
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Where you'll be

Our meeting point is at the corner of Ramon Franco Street and Pasteur Avenue, near Praia Vermelha. We'll get some unique views of the bay from Praia Vermelha and Claudio Coutinho Way. We'll visit some intimate streets, unique houses, small squares, Urca Square, and end the session with a beer, watching the sun go down at the Urca Wall, known locally as the Pobreta da Urca. Here there's a great view of Christ the Redeemer during sunset.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

William
August 2019
Luciane was spectacular, she made me and my mom look at Rio and see its beauty with a different perspective. At the end of this wonderful experience we were noticing things we couldn’t have on our own. I really wish this afternoon was longer.
Luciane was spectacular, she made me and my mom look at Rio and see its beauty with a different perspective. At the end of this wonderful experience we were noticing things we coul…
Natasha
March 2019
Luciane was very personable and it's clear that she loves photography and enjoys helping to educate you on the subject. She was well prepared and had a powerpoint type presentation at the beginning of the tour. It was very relaxed and comfortable.
Luciane was very personable and it's clear that she loves photography and enjoys helping to educate you on the subject. She was well prepared and had a powerpoint type presentatio…
Simon
February 2019
Luciane taught me a lot, showed me her favorite place in Rio, we took great pictures, she also took awesome pictures of me in the picturesque surroundings of Urca. We connected very well, laughed together, she gave me a lot of recommendations for the city and even a ride to the next metro station. Highly recommend it! Obrigado Luciane!
Luciane taught me a lot, showed me her favorite place in Rio, we took great pictures, she also took awesome pictures of me in the picturesque surroundings of Urca. We connected ver…
Luiza
February 2019
De coração, eu super recomendo essa experiência com a Lu. Pessoa iluminada, gentil, muito alegre. O trabalho dela é incrível... podem ver no insta dela, mas o que é mais lindo nessa experiência é o olhar que a Luciane tem para o que é simples e para os detalhes da vida cotidiana. Ela vai te tratar muito bem, tirar fotos lindas suas e da paisagem e ainda por cima vai te deixar com muita vontade de voltar no Rio. Pode se jogar sem medo!!!!
De coração, eu super recomendo essa experiência com a Lu. Pessoa iluminada, gentil, muito alegre. O trabalho dela é incrível... podem ver no insta dela, mas o que é mais lindo ness…
Michele
January 2019
Adoramos a experiência! A Luciane é muito competente e deu varias dicas super úteis! Também foi super paciente e simpática! Recomendamos esse passeio!
Elpidio Manuel
December 2018
Una clase práctica de fotografía en un entorno genial. Luciane es meticulosa; luego de una introducción teórica, se pasa a "presionar" :-) ¡Y ella te saca algunas fotos, también! Ah, y me mostró una app más que interesante para el móvil. Obrigado!
Una clase práctica de fotografía en un entorno genial. Luciane es meticulosa; luego de una introducción teórica, se pasa a "presionar" :-) ¡Y ella te saca algunas fotos, también!…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Camera or cell phone

sunscreen, sunglasses