The schedule of the event will be focused on 10 photographic workshops on the ground (5 at sunrise and 5 at sunset to take advantage of the best light conditions for landscape photography) and a series of presentations, portfolio reviews and talks in the middle of the day on topics of photographic interest, such as methodology, technique, experiences, artistic vision, etc. There will also be other optional workshops such as night photography sessions.

The intermediate sessions will be plenary, however in the workshops, the attendees will be divided into groups of 10 photographers that will work simultaneously in different locations to reduce the impact on the environment and receive first-hand experience from the great masters who will accompany us. There will be a minimum of two masters per group (a ratio photographers/master of 5/1). This maximizes the quality of the experience. All participants will enjoy at least one photographic outing at sunrise and one at sunset with each one of the Masters.

Get ready for an unforgettable week

We want everything to be perfect at our Photo Week. That’s why our team is working to make sure that every detail is covered. Soon you will be able to know more about what we are preparing for you. But, for now, here’s a little preview of what’s in store for us. Detailed agenda will be hand out to photographers previous to the event. Nevertheless, The final agenda is always subject to weather conditions, but we are plenty of alternatives to adjust to different conditions.


Monday 15th

Arrivals and transportation from the Airport

12:00 - 20:00 — Reception and welcome Meeting

Monday will be dedicated to receiving you, transferring you to the hotel and if you arrive within the scheduled time, you will be able to enjoy your first photographic workshop!

Not without first holding a welcome meeting with the rest of the participants where the groups will be divided and all the activities which will take place on the following days will be explained.

The staff of the organization and the hotel will be permanently at your disposal to solve any doubt or problem that may arise.

Santander Airport is the best option to get to the Hotel Mirador La Franca, our base during the week, but you also have Bilbao and Asturias Airport at a short distance. We will take care of you from whichever of these three airports.

Should you have any query about this, just let us know and we will do our best to help you.

19:30 - 21:30 — Sunset Workshop 1

There is no reason to wait to get your first experience with photography in the Cantabrian Coast. On your way from the airport, you will have the opportunity to see the spectacular landscape of this coast and you will be anxious to get your hands on your camera. 

At a short ride from the Hotel there are many locations for both sunrise and sunset. 

19:30 — Wellcome Dinner 1

After your arrival and your first workshop, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the rest of the group, guides and organization and get all the information needed to get around in the Hotel and everything regarding the event.

But more important, you will enjoy the delicious gastronomy of the Hotel and this region. You will love it!!

The gorgeous waters of Lanzarote

Tuesday 16th

06:30 — Photo workshop / Sunrise 1

Our first workshop of the day. Yes! There will be coffee available before leaving!

Each group will leave by bus with the guides assigned to the chosen location for sunrise. It is important to bring a sweater and a raincoat, we are in the Cantabrian coast, and it will be chilly in the mornings and with some probabilities of rain in April, but also spectacular skies.

We will be in the location before the Sun starts to rise over the horizon to get those incredible lights in the North Coast of Spain.

09:00 – 09:30 — Breakfast in the hotel

After waking up early and enjoying the sunrise workshop we will be ready for the great breakfast that the hotel has prepared for us to recharge energy. You will have time enough to enjoy it and even relax a little bit.

10:00 — Master Class

One of the guides will share with the group his/her knowledge in one specific topic about photography, technic, artistic approach, workflow or any other interesting matter for you.

11:15 — Portfolio Review

Group portfolio review. The Masters will analyze your work taken during the event or before with the purpose of helping you to improve your technical and artistic skills.

13:30 —Lunch in the Hotel

Lunch will be waiting for us. Another opportunity to enjoy the local food.

After lunch you will have enough time to recover from the short night sleep and have a short siesta before the evening activity starts.

15:30 — Master Class / Extra workshop

Time for the second Master Class of the day or an extra workshop in any of the many locations around the Hotel with potential even in these hours of the day. We can do abstractions, drone photography, etc. 

19:30 — Sunset Workshop 2

Second Sunset of the event. Groups will rotate to a different location and to different guides.

22:00 — Dinner at the Hotel

After the sunset workshop and a little time to refresh, enjoy a good and relaxed group chat at the dinner table.

Wednesday 17th

06:30 — Sunrise Workshop 2

Another great sunrise at the paradise. Groups will keep the same composition of photographers but will keep rotating locations and guides. In that way, every photographer will experience all of the locations at every light condition and have the opportunity to be with every guide in at least one sunrise and one sunset.

Our guides will make all the efforts to get you the best photographic results taking profit of the light conditions. Weather will change from one day to the next and from one location to another. So, every sunrise will be different.

09:00 — Breakfast in the hotel

Time to recover from the early get up and to enjoy local specialties.

10:00 — Master Class

Again, an opportunity to spend time with one of the masters sharing with us his/her secrets. They will encourage you to be participative to extract as much value as possible from this interaction.

11:15 — Portfolio Review

This is always helpful. You will learn from comments to your work but also from those to your colleagues’ photos.

13:30 — Lunch in the Hotel

Time to recover energy and relax.

17:15 — Master Class / Extra workshop

Maybe in this time you will be taken to one of the mystical forests we have around the hotel.

19:30 — Sunset Workshop 3

Again, in groups. Always try to be in the meeting point on time the guides will give a few courtesy minutes, but they will make sure that the group doesn’t miss the good light in the location.

22:00 — Dinner at the Hotel

Fiesta Asturiana. The Hotel staff will prepare a typical local dinner maybe including the cider pouring ceremony and the traditional piper players.

00:00 — Astrophtography / Night photography

For those brave enough (or photography crazy enough), we have Luis Miguel Azorín ready to guide us through the secrets of this spectacular type of photography.

Photography of Los hervideros

Thursday 18th

06:30 — Sunrise Workshop 3

One more rotation around the selection of great locations for the sunrise between the groups.

09:00 — Breakfast in the hotel

Take your time for your personal needs, also.

10:00 — Master Class

Don´t miss these occasions to listen and ask to your idols. It is always rewarding.

11:15 — Portfolio Review

The group of guides will encourage you to show photos taken during the event or historical photos with interest to analyse.

13:30 — Lunch in the Hotel

We are always looking forward to enjoy the fabulous Hotel cuisine.

17:15 — Master Class / Extra workshop

Another Master Class by one of your guides.

9:30 — Sunset Workshop 4

One more rotation.

22:00 — Dinner at the Hotel

Let’s have a theme dinner. SURPRISE. It will be fun.

00:00 — Astrophtography / Night photography

Another opportunity for the brave ones or for those that didn’t assit to the previous one.

Friday 19th

06:30 — Sunrise Workshop 4

Sunrise is always special in the Cantabrian Coast. Even in cloudy days. Enjoy one more sunrise in a wonderful location.

09:00 — Breakfast in the hotel

By now you will be thinking in your breakfast favourites on your way back to the Hotel.

10:00 — Master Class

After breakfast, let’s listen to the masters.

11:15 — Portfolio Review

Be plenty of photos to be criticized by your masters and your fellow assistants. The best way to improve your art.

13:30 — Lunch in the Hotel

One more day of different flavors of the Hotel cuisine. You will never be indifferent.

17:15 — Master Class / Extra workshop

 By now and depending on weather conditions, this will be an extra outing to one of the many locations available at this time.

19:30 — Sunset Workshop 5

Don’t miss it. This will be the last sunset workshop of the event. We will try to have something outstanding for this occasion.

22:00 — Dinner at the Hotel

We will have a nice dinner and try to rest as much as possible. Next day will be busy.

Sunday 20th

06:30 — Sunrise Workshop 6

Your last sunrise of the event. You will not forget it.

09:00 — Breakfast in the hotel

As in the previous days, delicious.

10:00 — Master Class

It will be your last Master Class of the event. We will make sure that leaves a good taste in your mind forever. Don’t miss it.

11:15 — Portfolio Review

This will be the las opportunity to review your photos.

13:30 — Lunch in the Hotel

It will be difficult, but we will try to offer you a somehow light lunch to have you ready for the rest of the day.

17:00 — Free time

Time to relax, comment with your fellow assistants or the guides on any interesting matter related to the event. Or just socializing. Even taking some photos of the beach just below the hotel (advisable).

Also, time to get ready to….

20:00 — Gala Dinner

This will be a formal Gala Diner officially closing the Event, but also meeting the winners of the sister The Photo Week Awards. Awards will be deliber during the ceremony and we all have time to enjoy dinner and some drinks in the best mood.

Sunday 21st

06:00 - 14:00 — Transfer to the Airport

It’s time to say goodbye and go back home with the memory card plenty of good photos, your mind plenty of good experiences and your contact list with some new valuable entries and friends.

14:00 — End of Event

The end…

Best locations

It is in this unique environment where we are going to carry out our photographic event, carefully selecting the best photographic locations for the enjoyment of the attendees.


Capturing Coastal Marvels: Exploring Textures and Forms in the Enchanting Cantabrian Seashore

Welcome to the captivating shores of the Cantabrian Sea, a coastal paradise boasting a mesmerizing blend of textures and forms that photographers and nature enthusiasts alike can hardly resist. Nestled along the northern coast of Spain, this remarkable location offers an enchanting tapestry of natural wonders, where the interplay between land, sea, and sky creates a visual feast of artistic opportunities.

Playa Famara is one of the locations of the Canarian Photo Week
The Cantabrian Coast: A Photographer's Haven

The Cantabrian Coast is a picturesque region that stretches across the northern coast of Spain, bordered by the vast Atlantic Ocean. This enchanting stretch of coastline is renowned for its stunning landscapes, striking cliffs, and secluded beaches. The abundance of rugged rock formations, sandy shores, and rolling waves presents a perfect canvas for capturing captivating textures and forms that epitomize the beauty of nature.

Textures that Mesmerize

One of the most striking aspects of the Cantabrian Seashore is the diverse range of textures that can be found here. From the smooth, sun-kissed sands to the weathered and intricate patterns etched into ancient rocks, each surface tells a story of nature’s artistic prowess. Photographers can lose themselves in the subtleties of textures, as the interplay of light and shadows casts a constantly changing spectacle on the landscape.

The weather-beaten cliffs that tower over the coastline provide a fascinating contrast, showcasing rugged textures and weathered lines that are a testament to the relentless power of the ocean’s embrace. The juxtaposition of these elements creates a captivating harmony of soft and rough textures that offers a wealth of creative possibilities for photographers seeking to convey the essence of the Cantabrian coast.

Forms of Timeless Beauty

Beyond the textures, the Cantabrian Seashore offers an array of captivating forms that beckon photographers to capture their timeless beauty. The waves that relentlessly crash against the shore, sculpting the rocks over eons, have given rise to unique formations that stand as a testament to the passage of time. These naturally-carved sculptures provide intriguing focal points and lead the eye along a visual journey of the coastal narrative.

The arches and sea stacks rising majestically from the water’s embrace offer awe-inspiring silhouettes against the horizon, presenting an opportunity to play with composition and form. The constantly evolving tides and the changing play of light provide a dynamic atmosphere, making each moment at the Cantabrian coast a unique opportunity to capture the fleeting beauty of nature’s ever-changing artistry.

The Dance of Light and Shadows

The Cantabrian Coast’s magic reaches its zenith during sunrise and sunset, when the dance of light and shadows breathes life into the textures and forms. The golden hour bathes the landscape in a warm, ethereal glow, accentuating every curve and texture with a soft radiance that seems almost otherworldly. The interplay of light and shadows on the sand dunes, cliffs, and waves creates a surreal and dreamlike setting, inviting photographers to unlock their creative potential.

During the captivating moments of dawn and dusk, long shadows cast by the cliffs and sea stacks add depth and drama to compositions. The play of light on the water’s surface transforms the sea into a glittering canvas, making it an excellent subject for long-exposure shots and capturing the mesmerizing beauty of the tides in motion.

Hidden Gems and Secret Coves

The Cantabrian Coast is a treasure trove of hidden gems and secret coves, waiting to be discovered by the adventurous photographer. Exploring beyond the well-trodden paths rewards visitors with secluded spots and lesser-known vistas that offer even more diverse textures and forms to capture. The intimate bays, hidden sea caves, and rocky alcoves present an opportunity to create unique compositions and add an element of mystery to the photographs.

Preserving the Beauty

As photographers, it is essential to approach the Cantabrian Coast with a sense of responsibility and reverence for nature. The fragile ecosystems that thrive along the coastline are integral to preserving the richness of textures and forms we seek to capture. Respecting local guidelines and treading lightly ensures that future generations can also experience the awe-inspiring beauty of this enchanting seashore.

The Cantabrian Coast is a playground for photographers eager to explore and capture the extraordinary textures and forms that nature has bestowed upon this remarkable region.

From the interplay of rugged cliffs to the dance of light on the water, every moment spent in the embrace of this coastal haven is a gift for those who seek to capture the essence of the natural world through their lens. So, come embark on an adventure of visual storytelling and immerse yourself in the textures and forms that make the Cantabrian Seashore an unparalleled paradise for photographers.

Capturing the Enigmatic Beauty of Hell’s Cliff

Discover the captivating realm of Hell’s Cliffs, a photographer’s haven nestled in a world of rugged grandeur and enigmatic allure. Located along the dramatic coastal landscapes, these awe-inspiring cliffs offer a unique and thrilling opportunity for photography enthusiasts to unleash their creativity.

Dramatic Topography: Hell’s Cliffs stand tall and imposing, showcasing sheer vertical drops that plunge into the foaming sea below. The raw, untamed nature of these cliffs creates a perfect backdrop for capturing striking images that exude power and mystery.

Play of Light and Shadows: As the sun traverses the sky, the interplay of light and shadows on the cliff faces offers a dynamic and ever-changing canvas for photographers. The dramatic lighting adds depth and dimension to your shots, allowing you to create captivating compositions.

Seabird Sanctuary: The cliffs are home to a diverse array of seabirds, including gannets, puffins, and guillemots. These avian residents provide excellent opportunities for capturing wildlife shots amidst the rugged beauty of the coastal landscape.

View of Timanfaya for the Canarian Photo Week 2023
Agriculture in La Geria

Capturing Tranquility: Beach of Silence – A Photographic Haven

The Beach of Silence, located on the Asturian coast of Spain, is a photographer’s utopia for capturing serenity in its purest form. Renowned for its peaceful ambiance and unspoiled beauty, this hidden gem invites visual storytellers to immerse themselves in its picturesque landscapes.

The beach’s secluded cove is embraced by majestic cliffs, forming a natural amphitheater that directs focus toward the serene horizon. The interplay of soft sands and gentle waves creates a harmonious blend of textures, offering the perfect foreground for breathtaking compositions.

During sunrise and sunset, the ethereal light bathes the scene in warm hues, casting captivating reflections on the tranquil waters. The absence of noise allows photographers to concentrate on framing exquisite shots of rock formations and tidal patterns that add an artistic touch to the scenery.

The Beach of Silence is an unparalleled destination for photographers seeking to evoke a sense of calmness and introspection through their lens. Its unassuming charm, untouched by crowds, presents an opportunity to capture a timeless and contemplative beauty that echoes in each frame.

Lastres – A Charming Seaside Village in Northern Spain

Nestled on the rugged cliffs of the Asturian coastline in northern Spain, Lastres is a picturesque and charming seaside village that exudes timeless beauty and tranquility. With its cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses adorned with colorful flowers, and breathtaking views of the Cantabrian Sea, Lastres is a haven for visitors seeking an authentic and idyllic coastal escape.

Steeped in maritime history, this quaint fishing village offers a glimpse into the region’s seafaring past, with its fishing boats bobbing in the harbor and a working lighthouse overseeing the vast ocean. Visitors can explore the narrow alleys, visit the local seafood restaurants, and bask in the serenity of its unspoiled beaches. Lastres is a hidden gem that captures the heart of those who seek an enchanting retreat off the beaten path.

View of Timanfaya for the Canarian Photo Week 2023
Agriculture in La Geria

Pendueles Beach: A Photographer’s Paradise

Nestled on the Cantabrian Coast, Pendueles Beach is an idyllic haven that beckons photographers with its mesmerizing beauty. Known for its unspoiled charm, this coastal gem offers an array of captivating elements for photographers to capture. The beach’s golden sands, sculpted cliffs, and crystal-clear waters create a breathtaking backdrop for artistic compositions.

During sunrise and sunset, the dance of light on the waves and dramatic shadows cast by the cliffs add a touch of magic to every shot. Whether capturing intimate details of weathered rocks or wide-angle seascapes, Pendueles Beach presents endless opportunities to immortalize the ever-changing textures and forms of nature’s artwork.

For photographers seeking an inspiring and pristine location, Pendueles Beach is an unmissable destination for a visual odyssey.

Captivating Castro de las Gaviotas at Dawn: A Natural Marvel

Nestled along the rugged Cantabrian coast, Castro de las Gaviotas is a breathtaking archaeological site that unveils its true splendor at the break of dawn. With the rising sun casting a golden hue over the ancient ruins, this coastal marvel offers a sight to behold for both history enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

As the first rays of light pierce through the morning mist, the silhouette of the Iron Age settlement emerges from the shadows, creating an ethereal atmosphere. The rhythmic sound of crashing waves against the cliffs complements the serenity of the moment, making it an ideal setting for reflection and inspiration.

The Castro’s strategic location atop the cliff provides a panoramic view of the endless expanse of the Cantabrian Sea, painting a picture of harmony between man-made structures and the raw beauty of nature. For photographers and content creators, this enchanting sight presents an unparalleled opportunity to capture and convey the timeless allure of Castro de las Gaviotas at its most magical hour.

Volcano El cuervo

We have more photographic locations

We have many more photographic locations ready, both along the coast and in the mountains, even architecture! Always depending on the weather, stay tuned to our social media, where we will be sharing a lot about them.

The Hotel

Hotel Mirador de la Franca is Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of Asturias, the hotel offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Cantabrian Sea. Immerse yourself in sheer luxury with its exquisitely appointed rooms and suites. As you wake up each morning, the sun-kissed waves of the ocean will greet you, creating perfect photographic moments.


Capture the magic of La Franca pristine beach with its golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Savor culinary delights at the world-class restaurant, featuring a tantalizing blend of local flavors and international cuisine. The lush green surroundings provide a picturesque backdrop for your leisurely strolls.

At Hotel Mirador de la Franca, they understand the allure of photography, and they have designed their haven to be a visual masterpiece. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a professional, every corner of the property is an opportunity for a breathtaking shot. Sign-in now and experience the allure of Asturias through your lens at Hotel Mirador de la Franca.