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In the heart of the Canary Islands archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife is one of the seven tropical islands.
Off the coast of Africa and the Sahara desert, it has a pleasant climate almost all year round, but the island is much more than just sun and sea.
The particular feature is its volcanic origin, which substantially characterizes its landscapes.
The volcano of Tenerife, called “El Teide,” is the third-highest volcano in the world, and its height reaches 3718 meters above sea level. You can reach it through the National Park with the same name, where you can admire incredible scenery between spectacular rock formations, lava formations, and Martian scenarios.
Thanks to its moderate altitude, the Teide National Park is ideal for astronomical observation! Moreover, the Canary Islands are one of the three best places on the planet for observing the sky, and Tenerife is home to the largest solar observatory in the world.
What is the audience of the photo tour?
This is a trip aimed at all lovers of photography and to those who want to enjoy the incredible landscapes that this island offers. We will visit and photograph all the most beautiful places on the island, we will alternate shooting sessions at dawn, at sunset, and at night.
During the workshop, we will study all aspects related to landscape photography, day and night, from photography theory to post-production. We will start from the theoretical and technical bases, we will see how to apply them, we will evaluate together the shots obtained, and finally, we will see various post-production workflows based on the files that we will have available to us. The aim is to go back home with a fantastic experience and captivating landscape photographs.
Photo tour timeline
Arrival in “TENERIFE SOUTH AIRPORT” and we will meet in front of the airport, where we will wait for you with the van. We will introduce ourselves and reach our hotel, located in a strategic position, near the Teide park.
After a short introduction, we will go to Los Cristianos where there are various shops and market.
Then we will prepare for the first night photography session at the Teide park. A surreal scenario awaits you, where lava and stars reign.
Departure at 11:00 am to practice a beautiful daytime excursion to the Teide National Park. We will see landscapes that will leave you speechless. We will have lunch at a well-known restaurant in the park.
In the evening, we will go to a spectacular viewpoint at almost 2800mt, from which you can admire the coastline and the other Canary Islands on the horizon. Here, we will see and photograph a unique sunset.
We will continue, after the sunset, facing the second night photography session, anticipated by an introduction on astronomical observation in the field, in one of the landmarks of the park! You can enjoy the view of the Milky Way with the naked eye like never before.
You will be free in the morning! We will stay in the heart of Los Cristianos, and then we will see the promenade with its beautiful beaches just a few minutes away! The morning will be dedicated to relax until lunch, where you will have at your disposal an infinite number of restaurants to enjoy typical Spanish dishes such as Paella, the Canary Islands specialties, or Oriental ones. In the afternoon, we will meet at the accommodation to address another exciting session where we will focus on night photography and its post-production.
After dinner, we will follow the shooting session at the Teide National Park in a unique location. You will feel like you’re on Mars, among lapilli and red rocks where we’ll hunt for the Milky Way!
This time we will attend a breathtaking sunrise at the “playa de la Tejita”, on the east coast of the island.
After sunrise, you will be free for the morning again, and you can spend it as you like in the sun, along the sea, and between local attractions.
In the afternoon, we will have a new educational session where we will deal with advanced themes of both night photography and its post-production!
We will go for dinner at an exceptional point of the island, “La Masca”! A village of a few inhabitants perched between green mountains overlooking the sea! Here, we will photograph a spectacular sunset.
After sunset, we will reach two other fascinating and symbolic sites of Teide, to enjoy another nightly photo session. Here, we will have the opportunity to put into practice the most advanced techniques learned during the course.
We will move to the north of the island near the Anaga Rural Park and the famous Benijo beach.
During the transfer we will stop to visit the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In the afternoon we will reach the northwest coast of the island, where we will have dinner overlooking the sea before enjoying a photographic session of the seascape on the symbolic beach of the island, Benijio.
After the session, we will go to the most beautiful Mirador on the island, where you will be able to admire the Teide and the coast at the same time, and we will carry out the night photo session here.
We will wake up before dawn and reach the surreal forest of Anaga hoping for fog and vapors that we will find in a fantasy film.
During the day we can relax on the beautiful beach of Las Teresitas.
We will back to an apartment in the south of Tenerife not far from the Tenerife south airport.
We will end night photography with a flourish in front of one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the island.
Then our adventure will end and, after saying goodbye to the fantastic sky of Tenerife, we will back to the apartment.
Returning to home.
What will you learn during this photo tour?
First of all, you’ll have an adventure that you will remember for a long time, between nature, fun, and photography.
We aim to make you satisfied with your final photographs.
In addition to teaching theories and photographic techniques, we want to convey our passion and make you feel those emotions that you only feel with a reflex camera in hand in contact with nature.