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Discover amazing spots in Gran Canaria with our hands-on photo workshops guided by an expert photographer local to the island.

 

What makes our photography tours especial?

DEDICATED ATTENTION
You'll have the dedicated attention of Tomás, a professional photographer, along the tour and will receive continuous advice to improve every picture you take during the day, whether related to composition, exposure, lighting… 

KNOW-HOW OF A LOCAL
Tomás was raised in Gran Canaria and knows the island like the back of his hand. He is in love with the photographic possibilities of the island and is willing to share them.

TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED
Transportation and private driver during the tours are included. We'll pick you up from your hotel, drive together and visit two or three shooting spots and drive you back to your hotel.

TAILOR-MADE EXPERIENCE
You don't need to stick to predefined photographical contents or routes. We can design a tailor-made photo workshop based on your needs and wishes. 

NOT ONLY FOR INDIVIDUALS
Our private classes aren’t only aimed at individuals. They are also ideal for couples, families or small groups of friends. And prices stay the same.

 
It was a great experience to explore with Tomás the most beautiful places of Gran Canaria. I liked his personal approach and the friendly atmosphere of our photo journey. Highly recommended!
— Alex Z

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North: The route of water

The northern part of Gran Canaria is constantly influenced by the cool currents of the Atlantic Ocean and the rain they bring along. Green forests are to be found side by side extensive banana plantations.

Water has an important presence in the north. If not though the rain, through the sea. High waves constantly beat its black cliffs, solitary lighthouses and fishermen villages built on rocky lava tongues that enter into the sea.

 
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South: The route of fire

Whereas the northern part of the island is humid and green, the south is dry and warm. Almost all year long a bright sun shines over golden sand dunes, palm tree forests and white houses in small traditional villages and their narrow streets.

The south also allocates the impressive rough cliff where the original inhabitants of Gran Canaria fought their last battle against the Spaniards. When realising there was no chance of winning they jumped to the void instead of surrendering.

 
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East: The route of air

The eastern side of the island is known for its frequent wind. A wind that helps world-champion windsurfers fly meters high above the waves, a wind that blows through the rocks creating natural geysers by oceanic waterfalls, a wind that whistles through the grape yards that produce the local wine.

The East is also home of both painteresque self-constructed villages by the sea and some of the most antique constructions on the island.

 
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Centre: The route of rock

Miguel de Unamuno, a famous Spanish writer, in a visit to Gran Canaria defined its interior landscape as a "petrified storm". Some of the most iconic symbols of the island are to be seen here, like the Roque Nublo or the sight over the Caldera de Tejeda.

Highlight the existence of troglodyte villages in the area with houses carved in the mountains and the large pine forests that cover most of the summit.

 
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Las Palmas: The capital

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was the place chosen by the Spanish conquerers to build their first settlement. It allocates the most noble and rich examples of Canarian architecture on the island.

As a contrast to its old district, the area around Las Canteras, a long and beautiful urban beach, is where surfers and alternative young people get together to enjoy an easy going lifestyle.

 
 
It’s really difficult to put into words how amazing Tomás and his teaching ethic is. The course was flexible and totally tailored to our personal requirements. Thank you!
— Katie Williams

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Tomás: your host

 
Tomás, Pentaprisma Photo Tours’ host in Gran Canaria
 
 

I was born and raised in Gran Canaria. I know this island like the back of my hand and I'm willing to share with others its wonderful photographic possibilities. 

With more than 25 years experience as a photographer, my work has received awards in various prestigious contests and has been exhibited at different museums and galleries. 

After three years of hard work, I published a photography book: “Gran Canaria. Letters from the Atlantic” in late 2018. My goal was to create a comprehensive visual guide that is both, poetic and descriptive.

At the moment I split my time working on my personal photo series and helping others improve their photography skills through my photo courses.

 
 
 

Why Gran Canaria for a photo workshop?

Gran Canaria, the island that gives the name to the Canary Islands in Spain, is a truly “Miniature Continent” with a spectacular landscape which stands out for its wealth of natural beauty, its micro climates and its unique geographical terrain.

Rocky mountains, pine tree forests, sand dunes, deep ravines and 128 marvellous beaches with clean, clear water that can be enjoyed in both winter and summer, are all ideal motifs to photograph and to experience. 

But Gran Canaria, the most populated island in the Canary Islands, is not only about landscapes. It's also about towns and villages with over 500 years of history. A history that is reflected in the architecture with its distinct colonial flavour.

We will help you to capture the essence of Gran Canaria in pictures. Our classes are aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced photographers. Try one of our photography courses and unveil the photographer in you.

 

Our prices

Prices include insurance, transportation during the shootings and transfers to your hotel if staying in Las Palmas. Transfers to other parts of the island have an extra cost. Prices are per tour, not per person, so if you wanted to bring someone along prices would remain.

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240 €

1 session (5 hours)

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440 €

2 sessions (10 hours)

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615 €

3 sessions (15 hours)

 

Let’s make it happen

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Explore Gran Canaria on an intimate photography retreat

5 days and 5 nights in January 2020 with Tomás. An enriching experience to make you grow in your photography.

 
 

Other destinations

Do you rather have your classes somewhere else? No problem! We offer courses in all these other places.

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