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Tenerife

– Holiday photo tour –

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

    July 10th

    • Arrival in Tenerife and meeting in the city of Los Cristianos, where we will introduce ourselves and settle our things in the hotel specially reserved.

    • After a short introduction and the first dinner, we will travel to prepare for the first sunset at the most beautiful lighthouse on the island. After the sunset, we will walk along the city’s seafront and have fun among the many attractions of the place.

    July 11th

    • Departure at 10:00 am to practice a beautiful daytime excursion to the Teide National Park. We will see landscapes that will leave you speechless, and this will be an opportunity to understand what awaits us at night! We will have lunch at a well-known restaurant in the park and then begin the teaching session on the landscape and basic post-production.
    • 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 first session of night shooting 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.

    July 12th

    • 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!

    July 13th

    • This time we will attend a breathtaking dawn under the arch of Tajao, on the east coast of the island, in a particular setting that looks like the arid landscapes of Arizona!

    • After dawn, 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.

    July 14th

    • We will be spending this morning on a relaxing tour of the capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Here, we will have many attractions to visit, museums, shopping malls, parks, scenic spots.

    • We will meet in the afternoon to reach the north coast of the island, where we will have dinner overlooking the sea before enjoying a photo session of the seascape on one of the beaches, which is also a symbol of the island.

    • After the session, we will go to the most beautiful Mirador of the island, where you can admire the Teide and the coast at the same time. We will dedicate this spot to the last night session.

    July 15th

    • During this day, you can relax and have fun.
      If you want, you can come with us to spend a fun day together in the largest water park on the island: Siam Park!

    • Last shooting session during the sunset, at a beautiful beach near the airport.

    • For dinner, we will go to a unique restaurant, set in a banana plantation, where you can enjoy typical dishes.

    • Last visit to the park of Teide to take the last photos of the Milky Way.

    • Then, our adventure will come to an end, and, after greeting the fantastic sky of Tenerife, we will return to the hotel.

    July 16th

    • Returning to Italy.

    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.

    Do you want to know more about the educational program?

    You can leave us your email without any obligation, and you will receive the educational program and other detailed information.


      Equipment

      Every participant will need:

      • A digital camera.
      • A tripod.
      • A remote control to take pictures that can exceed 30 seconds of exposure.
      • A wide angle lens and a medium telephoto.
      • A laptop (optional).
      • Photographic filters (optional).
      • Notepad to take notes

      There will be various Feisol stands and NiSi filters at your disposal.

      Participation

      To offer the best experience, we have set a maximum limit of 10 people so that we can have a low number of participants and follow each one in the best possible way!

      The minimum number to confirm the trip is at least four people. Once this number has been reached, everything will be confirmed with each booking by email or direct contact. If the minimum amount is not reached, the advance payments previously made will be refunded.

      What should you wear

      Tenerife offers a pleasantly mild climate (min 20°/max 30°), so the ideal clothing will be summer-wear (for those with sensitive skin, we recommend a suitable protective cream for the hottest days).

      In the evening, for the colder ones, an anorak/sweatshirt is already enough as the average temperature is still warm.

      On the Teide National Park, we will be at over 2800 meters above sea level, and the situation changes.

      During the day, it is important to protect yourself from the sun with a hat and possibly protective cream.

      During the night, in the coldest months of the year, temperatures can drop well below zero.

      But in July, on average, temperatures range from 10 to 20 degrees at night, depending on the strength of the wind, so we recommend warmer clothing because of these possible lower temperatures during night-time excursions.

      Trekking shoes, because although the main paths are easy to travel, it is advisable to wear good comfortable shoes and especially ones that have a good grip on slippery tracks.

      What’s included

      • All transfers related to the program
      • Fuel
      • Transport to and from the airport
      • Educational material
      • Two professional photographers available 24 hours a day
      • Overnight stay in a double room at a Hotel
      • All breakfasts

      What’s NOT included

      • Roundtrip flight
      • Meals and drinks (which will often be packed)
      • Health insurance
      • Things that are not specified in the INCLUDED list.
      • Theft / damage insurance

      Payment

      The total cost of the photo tour is 1390 euros. You can reserve your seat by paying a deposit of 390 euros and paying the remaining part (1000 euros) within 30 days before departure (13/06/2020).

      The payment will be made by bank transfer, PostePay, PayPal, or credit card/prepaid.

      Required documents and local currency

      Tenerife is a part of the Spanish territory within the European Community.

      A valid identity document for expatriation will be enough, but for security reasons, it is always better to bring your passport with you.

      As for the currency used in the country, it is still the Euro (€).

      Most credit cards or prepaid cards will be accepted on-site (even a simple PostePay will be accepted).


        Refund and cancellation policy

        If a participant decides to cancel his reservation, he can do so at any time by communicating it as soon as possible to the official email address of one of the two organizers.

        However, you should keep in mind that the cancellation by a participant would create management difficulties in bookings as well as the risk of not reaching the minimum number of participants for the trip (and consequently the need to search for a new person). 

        Because of that:

        • If the cancellation request is submitted MORE than 60 days (before departure), you may receive a refund of the booking fee.
        • If the cancellation request is presented LESS than 60 days before departure, it will NOT be possible to receive a refund of the booking fee.

        
*Unless the customer that desires to cancel his booking brings in another person who is willing to take his place by paying the total amount of the trip itself.

        The entire amount paid (deposit or full fee) will be fully refunded if the event is canceled.

        Some photo about Tenerife