What will we do?
If you love exploring new places and learning as you shoot, this photography holiday will be a memorable experience.
The photography modules will consist of a variety of photography styles, including landscape photography, star gazing & starry (night) photography, and flower & nature photography. We will finish by reviewing the images we have taken and developing post production skills. We understand that you won’t want to spend your whole holiday looking through a lens, so you will of course have a bit of down time to relax too!
Here are some locations we’ll be visiting:
- Caldera de Taburiente National Park – Once believed to be a colossal crater, Caldera de Taburiente is a 10km expanse of mountains that reach up over 2km from the “crater” floor. Within the park, a forest of pine trees follows the valley out to sea, leading to views of tree-tops as far as the eye can see!
Its location also gives Caldera de Taburiente an impressive view of the clouds and morning mist as they fill the “crater”, making you feel as though you’re standing above the clouds and making way for incredible, mystical photographs.
- Cumbre Vieja National Park – Starting at the centre of the Island, Cumbre Vieja National Park is home to a variety of volcanos, including many that have erupted in the last century. This area offers a glimpse at a variety of lava flows, from prehistoric to modern. The park is home to a variety of protected plant and animal species, and the volcanic environment provides a great backdrop for the vibrant flora and wildlife of the park.
- Roque de los Muchachos – The tallest point in La Palma, standing at over 2400 meters, Roque de los Muchachos offers an unparalleled view of the island. Its height also makes it perfect for Starry Sky photography, a fact emphasised by the collection of massive telescopes operated by the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. The Observatory is widely regarded as the second-best place in the Northern Hemisphere for optical and infrared astronomy. And rightly so! The elevation and location allows for spectacular clear skies, and stunning night photography.
- Puerto Naos Town & Black Sand Beach – Puerto Naos is a small town on the west coast of the island, and is where we will be staying during the trip. It is also home to the best black sand beach on La Palma, a location that will provide ample opportunities for unusual and striking images.
What you need to know
If you are coming from London there is a direct flight from London to La Palma operated by Thomson Airways. Also there are some convenient connection flights through Madrid operated by British Airways and Iberia.