Portugal Photography Workshops & Tours

Stunning landscapes and Coastal Scenery

small group photography workshops

native guide

Portugal is my home. I know all locations like the back of my hand.

Great locations

We will cover all the best places both well-known and unique.

The best scenery

You will photograph stunning landscapes and seascapes.

Beautiful Portugal

Portugal is an untapped location when it comes to landscape and seascape photography. Here on the coastal cities of Lisbon, Porto and Ria de Aveira you will find an endless array of beautiful rocky coastline, cliffs and fascinating towns and villages.

Further south in the Algarve there is plenty to photograph too with its dramatic cliffs, sea stacks and amazing rock formations.

Come and explore this amazing scenery for yourself with me. I live here, and know this coastline better than anyone.

Workshop Details

Small Groups

Maximum of 6 participants


Multi-day & one day available


Lisbon, Porto, Ria de Aveira, Algarve

Accommodation Included

Accommodation is included in all multi-day workshops

Transport Included

Transport is included on all workshop days


Workshop tutor Paulo Silva is an experienced photography workshop leader

You will learn…

  • How to select the correct camera settings for each shot
  • How to meter for light and expose correctly
  • How to use and understand your histogram
  • Proper focusing
  • The art of great composition
  • The difference between fast and slow shutter speeds and their effects
  • How to use manual settings
  • Using filters

A landscape and seascape photographer's paradise


The beautiful city of Porto hardly needs an introduction. The second largest city in Portugal lies on the banks of the Douro River and it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The most characteristic views of the city, including the Ribeira district with its ancient houses, and the famous Dom Luis steel bridge can be seen from the low lying shores of the Douro.

Here you also find the traditional barges carrying barrels of the local port. This creates many photographic possibilities which we will be photographing at sunrise and sunset.


This wonderful location is set along a coastal lagoon known as Ria de Aveiro. Along this lovely waterway are many colourful and interesting canal boats to photograph that are traditionally used to harvest seaweed.

The city itself provides many great photographic scenes with its art nouveau buildings, the exquisite cathedral and its distinctive bell tower. Aveiro is the perfect place to get some unique images to add to your portfolio.

The Algarve

The Algarve may be best known for its holiday resorts, but beyond all this lies a coastline with some of the most incredible scenery in this corner of the Iberian Peninsula.

Come photograph gorgeous tall rocky cliffs and magnificent sea stacks. Explore the lovely inlets and coves from the high ledges with your camera.


My Lisbon photo tours and workshops take place in the spectacular southern region of the Capital of Portugal; the beautiful City of Lisbon and Carrasqueira.

During our tour we will photograph sunrises and sunsets overlooking the peaceful estuary of the beautiful Sado where we will have Carrasqueira as the dominant landscape, and the famous Vasco da Gama bridge. In the beautiful Alentejo village, Alcácer do Sal, we will photograph blue hour and the sunrise.