About Paulo Silva Photography

About Me

I am a professional photographer based in the beautiful region of Ria de Aveiro in central Portugal. My main passion lies with landscape and nature photography.


I started my career as a photographer very young, in the days of film, and always connected to the graphic arts as a product photographer. The passion for colour and image has always fascinated me, but my passion for landscape photography came in the digital age. I quickly realized the potential of a DSLR to develop creativity and explore a new world.

I attended the Portuguese Institute of Photography in Porto, Portugal, to develop my skills and learn from the Masters of Light. In the meantime, I embarked on a 10-year photographic project exploring the Ria de Aveiro, Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve in Portugal.

Since turning professional in 2017, I have been very fortunate to mix landscape photography with another of my passions: travel. 

My work

My landscape photography workshops take me to some of the most remarkable places in Europe like, Italy, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Spain and of course Portugal and the Islands, Azores and Madeira.

Learn Photography with me

I am an experienced photography educator, having worked as a freelance tutor for Discover Photography over the years. I now run my own workshops in Portugal and around the world.

I follow the philosophy of “get it right in camera”. I use filters when necessary to achieve the ideal balance of light and motion, then the final touches are applied in post-processing.