Project Description

Madeira / Portugal

Location: Portugal
Workshop start: Funchal Airport 11:30
Workshop finish: Funchal Airport 10:00
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Discover Photography in Madeira for a 5 day photography tour to capture this undiscovered volcanic Island. Madeira Island is rugged with high coastal cliffs, jagged mountain peaks, multi-coloured towns, fishing villages and an epic coastline.

During this 4-night photography workshop we will cover the main Madeira Island. We will have plenty of time out in the field at sunrise & sunset for seascape photography and also capture the cloud inversions during this time of the year from high viewpoints. During the day we will be able to photograph the waterfalls and old towns.

We will also seek out interesting nooks and crannies in the towns & villages as well as the better-known and more iconic sites. Our aim will be to give you ample opportunity to really capture the history and beauty of this amazing Island.

As well as having extended and flexible time in Portugal where we will work one-on-one with each guest to hone your seascape and urban photography skills, we will also provide demonstrations of advanced landscape and cityscape photography techniques, such as High Dynamic Range Imaging, image stacking and night photography.

We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique; our professional tutor will discuss the art of landscape photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach photography with the eye of a pro.

2023 Workshops
Cost £1,699.00 per person
Deposit £400.00per person

9th – 13th November 2023 – 1 Place Left

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  • Hotel double room with breakfast

  • No single supplement

  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by International professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide


  • Flights

  • Lunch & evening meals
  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Small group

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Suitable for digital and film – any format
  • All levels catered for
  • No Single Supplement

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • Great value for money


Offering 4 restaurants, 2 bars and Atlantic Ocean views, the 5-star Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel is situated on a cliff top on Madeira Island. Funchal’s centre is 10 minutes’ walk away.

Pestana Carlton Madeira’s leisure offer includes a giant chess board, a certified, on-site diving school and a tennis court.

All suites and rooms feature elegant décor, flat-screen TVs and balconies with sea, mountain or pool views.


Paulo Silva was born in Lourosa, Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) Paulo began photographing in 2012 and in just a few short years has become one of Portugal’s finest and most sought-after photographers. Largely self-taught, Paulo quickly developed his own very recognizable style.

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. Paulo Silva is a Progrey user. He enjoys the quality and neutrality of Progrey filters to obtain the best possible image in-camera. 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 several gallery exhibits.

Paulo Silva

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