Last dawn 2018-7532Last dawn 2018-7532Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. 31 December 2018. Red sky and waves breaking over rocks on the west coast of Tenerife at dawn on the last day of the year.


24th April - 1st May 2020

Enjoy a weeks stay on the volcanic island of Tenerife in the Atlantic ocean exploring with your camera in the company of fellow photography enthusiasts. Known for its tourist resorts and great year round weather there is another side to this island which is a hidden gem for photographers.

You will stay together in a comfortable villa on the west coast and from this base travel daily accompanied by Alex and Phil, two experienced photographers who have an intimate knowledge of the island. They will get you to the best locations, ranging from wild Atlantic seascapes to rugged volcanic landscapes, places the average tourist rarely sees, where you can discover and capture the drama in the landscape. Also included will be trips to old towns and villages with fine examples of Colonial architecture and ramshackle rustic buildings, and in Santa Cruz, the capital, there are examples of some cutting edge modern architecture. The Canary Islands are also noted for their clear skies and lack of light pollution so make an ideal place to practice some astrophotography. There will be a new moon on the 23rd April so for a few nights afterwards the night sky will be a star filled spectacular sight, including the possibility to photograph the galactic core of the milky way.

Alex and Phil are on hand to help you with all technical aspects as well as assist you with compositions, and advise you on using the available light and weather conditions to make the most of the amazing scenery.

Hidden Tenerife SMWM         Music credit Bensound - Memories


About the guides:

Phil Crean 

Phil has lived on Tenerife for 22 out of the last 26 years so he has a good knowledge of the island, its people, and the language. He has been a photographer for over 30 years and has worked in a number of genres, portraiture for editorial and social purposes, reportage and documentary, weddings and events, whilst always pursuing a personal work with photography of the landscape, nature and abstract. You can see his work on; 

Instagram: @creanphil

Facebook: Phil Crean Photography



Arhire Alex


Alex has been an educational trainer for over 10 years. In the last 5 years he worked as a trainer and project organizer for Erasmus+, implementing more than 20 educational camps(projects) in over 10 countries.

In 2019, Alex worked as photographer and ran photography workshops in Tenerife for 6 months and fell in love with the place.

Together with Phil, they decided to share the amazing experiences that Tenerife has to offer with other photographers.

You can find Alex on social media:

Email - [email protected]



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Who is this for:

This experience is for everybody that has a passion for photography, traveling, exploring new places and meeting new people.

You don’t have to be an advanced photographer or have the latest equipment to take advantage of our trip.

You will have full support from Phil and Alex, experienced photographers, to make the best use of your equipment and available light, however, this will not be a technical workshop.

We aim at creating a great experience, based on exploring new places together with like minded people.

Group size: Minimum 5 people. Maximum 10 people



Accommodation in double rooms 

Local Transport(mini van)+ gas

2 support persons - Phil, local photographer, Alex, organizer


Does not include:

Flights - 

Meals - you will need around 200 euros for the trip. We will be able to cook in the villa for breakfast and dinner and eat out for lunch, on the way to our photographic objectives.

Insurance - you will have to arrange your own travel & equipment insurance. Travel insurance is mandatory.


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Day 1 - after our flight, we will be picked up from the airport and we will check in and visit a local supermarket for supplies

Day 2- 7 - Tenerife offers multiple photographic opportunities with perfect weather conditions.

We will travel around with the car, taking advantage of the light and stopping whenever opportunities present themselves.

We have specific objectives to check:

  • Sunrise - we will have at least 3 days with 3 different locations to explore at sunrise, especially on the coasts

  • Sunset - up in the mountains at Masca village and up on the Teide volcano, above the sea of clouds, we will make the most of the time spent there

  • Cultural aspect - on the 26th of April we will be able to explore one of the many “fiestas” celebrated on the island, a mix of old and new, filled with colour and energy.

  • Astrophotography - Tenerife is known for the visibility of the sky at night from up on the base of the Teide Volcano(2200m). The lack of any artificial light makes it a perfect location for night photography. We will spend one evening/night here.

  • Old and new architecture - during the day we will explore the old villages up in the mountains and also visit Santa Cruz, the capital city, that provides a mix of old and new architecture 

  • Nature - vegetation - spring time in Tenerife provides great opportunities for landscape and macro photography. Going up from sea level to over 2000m we will explore everything from dry, desert landscape to huge pine forests to lava fields and a rich selection of exotic plants.


Day 8 - preparing for our flights, enjoying the time we have left on the island


Physical requirements: 

Our trip will require moderate effort, with 2-3 hours of walking each day. We will make our way with the car close to all locations so the walking distances will be manageable.



Special offer at €950 euros, reduced from €1100 euros for early booking until the 29th February.

1st - 20th March full price of €1100 euros.

We require a deposit of €400 euros on registration. 

The full amount will be due by the 20th March.

If a person pays the deposit but does not complete the total payment by the 20th March, the cancelation policy applies and we reserve the right to offer the place to somebody else.


Before 29th February 100% of the paid amount will be refunded

After 29th February and before 20th March, 50% of the paid amount will be refunded

After 20th March, no refund.

The deposit is used to cover initial expenses, booking hire cars, accommodation etc.



  • Camera, Filters, Tripods, Spare batteries, Charger,  Memory cards, Camera backpack

  • Shoes for hiking - we will explore the area around the Teide volcano

  • Warm clothes, wind stoppers - the weather during the day will be spring like 15-20 degrees celsius, however in the evening/night, especially on Teide volcano it can get close to 0-10 degrees.

  • First aid kit, sunscreen.

  • European Health Insurance card

  • Travel insurance is mandatory



We do not accept liability for any loss of camera equipment, personal possessions, valuables, illness, accidents or injuries.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure your safety and well-being, we will travel in remote locations during the day & night where medical, refreshment, toilet facilities are not readily accessible and/or available. All bookings are accepted on the basis and understanding that you appreciate any potential risks and hazards. All participants are responsible for ensuring they have the correct insurances in place.


For more information about how to book contact us here:

Arhire Alex - [email protected]

Phil Crean - [email protected]

More photos HERE