Project Description

The Azores / Portugal

Location: Azores archipelago / Portugal
Workshop start: Ponta Delgada Airport 14:00
Workshop finish: Ponta Delgada Airport 14:00
Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join the Discover Photography team in Portugal’s breathtaking mid Atlantic archipelago. Sao Miguel & Terceira island will be the focus of our landscape photography tour of the Azores.

São Miguel & Terceira are the largest islands in the Portuguese Azores archipelago. They are known for volcanic scenery, speculator coastlines, flora and rich marine life. During this 8 day photography tour of the Azores we will capture the majestic mountains, mighty cascading waterfalls, sweeping cliffs, white sandy beaches and tiny fishing settlements which make these  islands a photographers dream.

During the trip we will also capture some of the incredible marine life in The Azores, we will spend an afternoon Whale watching on a privately chartered boat.

Discover photography provide photographic tuition with our award winning professional photographer Paulo Silva, during the workshop you will be able to learn all the different techniques to photograph the lakes, mountains and waterfalls and come home with some outstanding images. The tuition will cover composition, shutter speeds, apertures & understanding histograms.

All levels are catered for with digital & film so whether you are new to photography, an enthusiast or a seasoned pro looking for a new photography holiday, The Azores is an oasis of breathtaking scenery.

Over the 8 days, you can expect a fun packed workshop of great photography, great company and great food in the beautiful surroundings of The Azores.

2024 Workshops
Cost £2,595.00 per person
Deposit £500.00 per person

20th – 27th April 2024 New Dates

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  • Hotel double room with breakfast

  • Single room occupancy

  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • All national park fees


  • Flights

  • Lunch & evening meals

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Small group

  • Led by professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Suitable for digital and film – any format

  • All levels catered for

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • No Single Supplement

  • Great value for money


Hotel Gaivota is located in the centre of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, which offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.
All rooms at Hotel Gaivota have wooden floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air-conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar and free internet.
The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.


Your tutor for this workshop is Paulo Silva. Paulo is one of Portugal’s finest and most sought-after photographers. Paulo has a passion for landscape and nature photography, concentrating the majority of his work in Portugal’s Ria de Aveiro. Being a master at using his camera and working with colors and contrasts, he stays away from Photoshop, preferring to use filters when necessary to achieve the ideal balance of light and motion.

For him, the philosophy of “get it right in the camera” certainly applies. In 2015 Paulo created a course in IFP at the Portuguese Institute of Photography. His award-winning photographs have been published in national and international magazines and featured in gallery exhibits.

Paulo Silva

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