Tales by Light is a three-day photography workshop / retreat at the Ilashe beach resort. This workshop is targeted not only at beginners and intermediates in photography but also top photographers who are looking for an ideal getaway and equal opportunity to refuel their creative minds.



Upon Arrival, you will be allocated your room at the beautiful resort and get settled! Accreditation follows shortly. Emmanuel Oyeleke, your instructor, will hold an Afternoon classroom session of “Finding yourself as a photographer” which is the introduction class, A portfolio review and exploring the Nigerian photography landscape.  

Over dinner, get to know some of your fellow photographers.

Cap off the night with some social time. Drinks and games will be available at the Arena.



Its an early rise and shine to start the day. Get ready and set for another exciting day to learn! Then breakfast will be available followed by a morning classroom session on Business of photography, Light as a tool, shooting in diverse environments; studio vs location.

Take some time to get to know your group members and have a discussion about what you have learnt so far before the break. A short presentation of group discussion which will introduce us to the beginning of the new session called “creating concepts”, Emmanuel will teach through a practical photo class to show the different ways to light so you can harness your potential creativity with Light. Lunchtime equals Happy time! Just after lunch, each group is giving an opportunity to put their new education to use. Each group is expected to present ideas they want to carry out working with your immediate environment, as there will be a Model, Make-Up Artist and Style Wardrobe to work with on ground. You will photograph individually and present as a group by choosing the best photograph. After this, Emmanuel will hold a classroom session where we will review our images and discuss the post process of organizing and editing photos. A quick discussion class and you guessed right dinner time! An evening session of reflection and podcast and Social time.



Yawn. Stretch. Relax. Almost done. Saturday breakfast will be followed by the last group session where Emmanuel will share some health tips and  you will also share with the group your favorite photo(s) along with the story of why followed by a crash course on High-end retouching.

Goodbyes and check out.