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Between lava & stars

Tenerife

May 26th - Jun 1st, 2025

Price

3190€

Duration

7 days days

max
group

10 people

Arrival
airport

Tenerife Sur (TFS)

leaders

2 guides

Difficulty

Easy

Tenerife is an island with prehistoric landscapes that will leave you in awe. Entering the Teide National Park at night is like entering a place where time stopped a long time ago. It’s the stars and lava that reign here.

Forests, lava formations, volcanos, massive cliffs and beaches that are like made for photographers are just some of the wonders you will photograph during this week-long photography adventure. Due to Tenerife’s many microclimates, we can reach all of the above within just a short drive from our hotel.

Join us on this unforgettable adventure where we share with you the secrets of photographing the sea, volcanoes and stars.

Landing on Mars
The real caveman life

Highlights

  • Experience and photograph the beauty of this island, lava fields, lush ancient forest, “Tajinaste” giant red flowers that grow in lava, wild beaches, rugged sea stacks, mountain peaks above the clouds, “mirador” with breathtaking views and colorful flowers and much more!
  • Hunt for the Milky Way above the clouds in Teide National Park
  • Guided Teide Astronomical Observatory tour
  • Small group of 10 people (5 each pro photo guide)
  • Good hotel located in Los Cristianos, with private double room and private bathroom
  • Improve your day and night photography skills 
  • Editing lesson with recording 

What can you expect from this photographic tour?

This Tenerife photography tour is designed for lovers of landscape and night landscape photography that want to enjoy the incredible landscapes that Tenerife has to offer. All we ask of you is that you have a passion for photography and want to share this experience with a small group of likeminded people.

During the week we will introduce you to some of the most incredible places on the island. Alternating between sunset photography sessions with night photography sessions, you get the opportunity to see and photograph these unique places in all types of conditions.

Photographing the unique rocks and lava formations in the Teide National Park under the Milky Way is one of the highlights and main priorities during the week. This is an experience you’re not likely to forget any time soon!

Our goal is for you to return home with beautiful images, a greater understanding of landscape and night photography, and an unforgettable experience.

We are there to help you improve your photography skills and in addition to in-field tutoring, we will thoroughly cover both theoretical and practical topics throughout the week (as well as post-processing classes where we work on the images we’ve captured)

Fatal Attraction
Lost in the Jurassic
Stuck in the mood
Fatal Attraction
Stuck in the mood
Lost in the Jurassic

Tenerife Photography tour Itinerary

Note: the program may change depending on the weather. We are flexible and will adapt to any situation in order to give you the best possible experience.

Meeting point: May 26th – Tenerife Sur airport (TFS), not later that 4pm

Departure:  On June 1st in the early morning we will bring the group back to the meeting point.

Day 1

Playa de la Tejita, Teide Nation Park – Arrival at Tenerife South Airport no later than 4PM. We will wait for you outside the airport with our van, ready to drive to our hotel in Los Cristianos.

Our hotel is strategically located as we can reach markets, restaurants, shops and cafes by foot. We are also just a short drive away from our photography locations.

After checking in and having a brief introduction of what you can expect throughout the week, we prepare to head out for our first sunset photography session. 

After sunset, we will have dinner in a typical restaurant located inside a banana farm. 

We will return to the hotel to change clothes and photography equipment, and then head up to Teide National Park for our first night photography session.

Here you will already understand what it means to be in Teide National Park at night, under one of the most beautiful skies in Europe.

Day 2

Roques de Garcia, Minas de San Jose, Teide National Park – We take the morning of day 2 off. You can choose to sleep in or explore the shops and beaches of Los Cristianos by foot.

Departure from the hotel at 4pm for a daytime excursion in the Teide National Park. Here we will capture the sunstar amidst spectacular lava formations, various types of flowers, including the giants red Tajinaste. During this excursion, we will plan our night shots using PhotoPills and other apps.

After the sunset photo session in a field of Tajinaste, we will have a picnic dinner surrounded by incredible nature as we wait for the night sky and the rising of the Milky Way. When this happens, we will be back by the various spots planned during the day.

Focus of the night session: capturing single shots with and without the use of a star tracker.

Day 3

Wild beach, Teide National Park – We take the morning of day 3 off, you can choose to sleep in or explore the shops and beaches of Los Cristianos by foot.

After lunch we will have our first post-processing lesson. 

We will have 2 classes, dividing the group into two parts. In one class, we will explain landscape photography, and in the other class, we will explain night photography.

Next, we head out to photograph the sunset at a beach located in the west of Tenerife where incredible cliffs dominate the landscape.

After dinner in a typical Canarian restaurant, we move to a new location in the Teide National Park where we go chasing the Milky Way.

Focus of the night session: Creating a night panorama with the entire arc of the Milky Way with and without the use of a star tracker.

Day 4

Mirador over the Teide Park, Roques de Garcia – We take the morning of day 4 off, you are free to spend the morning as you like. 

In the afternoon we will have another post-processing session.

Dinner will be packed and we’ll spend the sunset photo session in the Teide Park above a sea of clouds, in one of the most beautiful “miradors” of Tenerife. 

Another incredible night under the starry sky of Teide Park awaits us, and we’ll spend it in a new location in front of an impressive lava formation. Here we will have the opportunity to put into practice the most advanced techniques learned during the last days.

Day 5

Anaga forest, Punta del Hidalgo – We will leave the hotel at 2pm and head to explore the Anaga rainforest, amidst fog and lush greenery. After this, we will have dinner at a restaurant not far from our next photography spot, where rugged mountains emerge from the ocean, creating dramatic seascapes.

After sunset, we will return to the hotel.

Day 6

Observatorio del Teide, Playa de Benijo – Free morning dedicated to relaxation. 

During the day we will visit the astronomical observatory of Teide, a truly fascinating place for lovers of night skies. 

After this experience, we will have dinner at a restaurant near Playa de Benijo, where we will have our final photo session. We’ll conclude with one of the most beautiful beaches in Tenerife, where sea stacks emerge from the sea. 

After sunset, we will return to the hotel.

Day 7

Departure from Tenerife Sur airport (TFS)

Additional information

  • Max group size of 10 participants (5 each pro photo guide), allowing for plenty of 1-to-1 time. 
  • We will stay in a good hotel with private double rooms and private bathrooms (single room available by paying supplement)
  • We will split the group into two during the night photography sessions to enhance and facilitate the work.
  • We can enjoy lunches and dinners in the various restaurants.
  • During the free mornings, you can choose either to relax at the hotel or go for a walk.
  • To avoid unnecessary long drives and to make the most out of the time we have, we’re going to have 2 packed dinners. We will buy food from the supermarket, or pick up something easy to take away and have dinner in the middle of nature.
  • When we have dinner in the middle of nature, we will take warm clothes with us to be able to face the night photo session in the best comfort.
  • Every day there will be short and easy walks from the van to the spots. 
  • During the week we will do more editing sessions in front of the computer, analyzing and editing the shots obtained, from the raw files to the web files. Where we will see how to manage all the techniques studied in the field.
  • During the computer editing classes, we split the group into two to optimize the work.
  • The edit sessions will be recorded and at the end we will send you the videos, so that you can review and study them calmly.
  • The priority is photography, but there will be no shortage of moments of comfort and relaxation.
  • We highly recommend a private Travel Insurance to cover any non-refundable fees and airline travel you may have in connecting with the photographic tour. 
  • We recommend having cash on hand because not all restaurants accept cards.
The Giants of the Park
Life on Mars
Mars calling
Life on Mars
The Giants of the Park
Mars calling

Tour leaders

Giulio Cobianchi is a professional landscape photographer, experienced and specialized in night photography with 10 years of experience. His passions are the search for dark skies to better capture the wonder of the night sky and the exploration of new places where wild nature gives the best of itself. These passions have led him to travel to the most beautiful and wild places in the world and Madeira is one of them. His satisfaction is making your dream come true.

Christian Høiberg is an international landscape photographer with a passion for wild landscapes where nature reigns.  He is the founder of “CaptureLandscapes”, where he helps aspiring and advanced photographers improve their photography skills to make high-impact photos. With his great experience as a photographer and tour leader around the world, you will be in the best of hands.

Participation

In order to offer the best quality, the maximum of attendees has been limited, so that we can follow each participant closely and in the best way possible. 

A minimum is also been set for the tour to be confirmed.

Minimum: 5 participants
Maximum: 10 participants
Difficulty: Easy

Payment

To reserve your seat, you can pay a deposit via bank transfer or via Stripe at the moment of the booking and the remaining part within 30 days before departure.

Total cost: 3190€
Deposit: 700€
Tour dates: May 26th – June 1st, 2025
Single room supplement: 800€

The cost include

  • 2 professional photographers who will teach you their special personal techniques
  • All the accomodations in private double rooms in hotel (private single room available by booking at the time of photo tour registration and paying the supplement of 800 euros at the balance) 
  • All breakfasts
  • All transfers by van
  • Fuel
  • Tolling of private roads / parking lots and any things used to reach spots
  • Transport to and from the airport 
  • Support Whatsapp private group 
  • Photo editing lessons with registrations
  • Guided Teide Astronomical Observatory tour

The cost doesn’t include

  • International flights
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (which will sometimes be packed)
  • Medical health insurance
  • Theft / damage / travel insurance 
  • Everything that is not included in the item “The fee includes”

FAQs

What will you learn on this photo tour?

Between amazing sceneries, good photography and a lot of fun, we hope to give you an experience and adventure that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

We don’t just want to give you an experience, though. We want to make sure you’re excited about the photographs you’ve captured on our various outings.

In addition to teaching photographic theories and techniques, we want to convey our passion and make you feel those emotions that being out in nature with a camera can give.

  • 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-processing
  • Compositional rules and the fundamentals to create impactful images
  • How to use filters
  • Manage various kind of lights, at sunset, sunrise and long exposures
  • Choosing the right white balance
  • Focus and hyperfocal distance
  • 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 our specific workflow

How can I reach the meeting point?

What level of photography is required?

What physical level is required?

What kind of weather should I expect?

What camera gear should I bring?

What clothes should I bring?

How should I manage my suitcases?

How should I organize the backpack and the various things to carry around?

Check the Refund and Cancellation Policy in its dedicated page.

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Participation

Minimum participants: 5

Maximum participants: 10

Tour guides

Payment

Price: 3190€

Deposit: 700€

Single room supplement: 800€

What’s included

Transport to and from the airport

All the accommodations in private double rooms in hotels

All breakfasts

Fuel

All transfers by van

2 professional photographers who will teach you their special personal techniques

Guided Teide Astronomical Observatory tour

Night photography sessions on Teide National Park

Photo editing lessons with registrations

Whatsapp private group

Tour summary

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