Tenerife is an island with prehistoric scenarios that will surprise you. During the night on the Teide park, time seems to have stopped many years ago, the lava and the stars reign. Thanks to the different microclimates of the island, it takes just a few minutes by car to see completely different landscapes, such as the forest, the volcano, the incredible lava formations that create caves and structures of all shapes, the powerful cliffs that stand out in the middle of the sea making the beaches a playground for lovers of the seascape and many other wonders that you will discover during this week.
If you want to improve your photography skills on this breathtaking island, we invite you to join us this week between sea, volcanoes and stars!
What is the audience of the photo tour?
This is a trip for all lovers of landscape photography and for 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 sunrise, sunset and especially during the night where, above the Teide Park, we will find a crazy setting, perfect for capturing our Galaxy.
During the workshop all aspects related to day and night landscape photography will be studied, 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 the shots obtained together, and finally, we will see various post-production workflows based on the files we have obtained.
The goal is to go home with a fantastic experience and captivating landscape photographs.
Photo tour timeline
Arrival at “TENERIFE SOUTH AIRPORT”
We will wait for you in front of the airport with our van.
We will reach our hotel in Los Cristianos.
Its location is strategic, on foot we can reach markets, restaurants, shops, coffee shops and in a short time you can reach the Teide park by car.
After a brief introduction, we will prepare for the first night photo session in front of one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the island. Here you can already understand what it means to be under the Tenerife sky.
Departure at 11am and we will go on a fantastic daytime excursion in the Teide park where the scenery will surprise you.
We will photograph the various lava formations, including caves and peaks of all shapes by putting the sun inside the composition, creating the fantastic “sun star”.
We will plan the photos that we will take directly on the field as soon as it gets dark.
After capturing the sunset in one of the most beautiful spots in the park, we will have a picnic lunch in the middle of nature and will we wait for the visibility of our Galaxy and we will back to the various spots planned during the day.
With the arrival of darkness, the emotion gets stronger, you will feel like you are on Mars, time seems to have stopped and the stone age awaits us. In this park lava and stars reign.
On clear nights you can see the colors of the Milky Way with the naked eye.
Welcome under the most beautiful sky in Europe!
This first night on the Teide park we will change various spots and focus on taking single shots with and without the use of the tracker.
Free morning dedicated to relaxation in the heart of Los Cristianos, between shops and beaches.
In the afternoon, we will meet at the hotel to do the first post production session in which we will focus on night photography and its editing.
After the lesson we will prepare and reach for the sunset a beach in the west of Tenerife where imposing and incredible cliffs dominate the landscape.
We will always have a packed dinner and then we will move to another new location in the Teide park, between red rocks where we will go hunting for the Milky Way.
This second night on the Teide park we will focus on making a panoramic with and without the use of the other tracker.
This time we will witness a breathtaking sunrise at the “playa de la Tejita”, on the east coast of the island.
After dawn, the morning will be free and you can spend it as you like, on the beach, along the seafront among the restaurants or even in the hotel between the swimming pool and relaxation.
In the afternoon we will have a new session in front of the computer in which we will study advanced themes of both night photography and its post-production.
We will go to have dinner in a restaurant located in an amazing place of the island, “La Masca”!
A small village of few inhabitants perched among green mountains overlooking the sea! Here we will photograph a spectacular sunset.
After sunset we will reach two other fascinating and symbolic sites on Teide, to enjoy another night photo session. Here we will have the opportunity to put into practice the most advanced techniques learned during the course.
Departure at 11am to reach the playa de Las Teresitas in the north east of the island.
Here we will enjoy the relaxation for a few hours and then we will leave to reach what is perhaps the most famous and beautiful beach in Tenerife, Benijo, where we will have dinner with a view of the sea before enjoying a photographic session of seascape between waves and cliffs.
After the session, we will go to the most beautiful Mirador on the island, where we will be able to admire the Teide and the coast at the same time, and we will do the night photo session here.
This morning we will wake up to go and immortalize the sunrise inside a cave, a very special place that will surprise you.
Free morning dedicated to relaxation in the heart of Los Cristianos, between restaurants and beaches.
Departure at 3pm to reach other incredible spots among lighthouses, natural pools, cliffs and, finally, we will stop to photograph the sunset in another beach full of cliffs and caves.
After having a packed lunch, we will reach the Teide Park for our last night, where we will photograph various different spots and immortalize the Milky Way above the telescopes of the Teide astronomical observatory.
Departure from “TENERIFE SOUTH AIRPORT”.
What will you learn on this photo tour?
First of all, you will experience an adventure that you will remember for a long time, between nature, fun and photography.
Our goal is to make you happy with your final photographs.
In addition to teaching photographic theories and techniques, we want to convey our passion and make you feel those emotions that you feel only with a reflex in your hand in contact with nature.
You will learn…
- Better manage your photographic equipment in easy and difficult situations
- Plan the shot through the use of apps and websites
- Read the histogram, both during shooting and in post production
- The compositional rules, fundamental to bring home impact photos
- Better use of photo filters
- Manage well the various kind of lights, at sunset, sunrise and long exposures
- Choosing the right white balance
- Focus and hyperfocal
- The importance of the aperture
- The right shooting settings based on the scene, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation
- Masks and layers
- Dodge and burn
- Choice of color profiles (sRGB, Adobe RGB, Pro photo RGB)
- Use the tracker to get the best detail of the Milky Way and less digital noise. From the pointing phase of the Polaris to the shooting phase
- Recognize the night sky without using apps
- Many shooting techniques that will allow you to take home some “wow” photos, including focus stacking, mean stacking, perspective blend, multi exposure, focal blend, time blend
- Panoramic photography, day and night, from the arrangement of the equipment, to the merging of the shots in post production
- How to get details of the Milky Way, from the shooting phase to the edit
- Milky Way Color Processing
Tips and tricks that pertain to my specific workflow