Gran Canaria


Model Photography Workshop 2022

Quick details

Workshop 12-17th Sep £750
Max photographers: 5
Stay with team: £85 per night
Or local hotels from £50 per night


2 professional models
multiple scouted locations
16 shoots minimum
Fashion / Swimwear / Ethereal
Dunes / Pool / Beach / City


Gran Canaria is the perfect location for a model photography workshop. This small island features numerous beautiful locations including sand dunes, beaches, Volcanos an ancient city and more swimming pools than you could hope for. All perfect for stunning model photography.

This workshop is based in the town of Maspalomas which is located on the edge of Gran Canaria's famous sand dunes, and one of our key locations. The area also boasts hotels to suit every budget, all surrounded by stunning swimming pools, beautiful beaches and botanical gardens.

This workshop includes trips to Puerto de Mogán the "Little Italy" of Gran Canaria and Las Palmas, the ancient capitol city.

We will be working as a team to ensure you capture stellar images for your portfolio. Including Sunrise, Sunset, poolside, beach, sand dunes, old towns and anything else that we stumble upon in our travels.

Meet the team

Dan Tidswell Photographer portrait
Commercial Photographer

Dan is a commercial photographer that loves to make new friends, teach model photography and travel the world

Grace McEWEN
Super Model

Grace is a very experienced model with a huge portfolio. She was my number one choice for this workshop

Super Model

Georgia is super talented fashion model from London UK. Her experience covers many genres including swimwear and high fashion


This itinerary is of course flexible, on every location workshop there is the potential for adverse weather, if that happens we will switch things up to keep everyone shooting in a safe and creative environment.


  • 12pm-3pm Poolside shoot using hard light, gobos and props
  • 5pm-8pm Sunset fashion at the Sand dunes
  • 8pm-10pm Dinner and image review


  • 6am-8am Sunrise swimwear at the beach
  • 8am-10am breakfast and review
  • 10am-2pm Trip to Playa de Mogan"Little Italy" fashion at the harbour
  • 5pm-7pm Poolside fashion
  • 8pm-10 dinner and review


  • 6am-8am Sunrise high fashion Sand Dune shoot
  • 8am-10am breakfast and review
  • 10am-2pm Trip to Las Palmas for old town shoot

DAYS 4/5/6

  • Itinerary to to be announced. 


You can stay with the team at our Villa for £85 per night, or any hotel in area to the left of the Sand Dunes will be fine. There is a huge choice to suit every budget from as little as £30 per night.

Airport transfers
Maspalomas is 21 minutes away from the Gran Canaria Airport (LPA).

Transfer by bus costs around £3, shuttle £10, taxi £20. Check out this page for up-to-date details.
Day trips
For the various day trips we'll be using a private mini-bus with local driver, all fully air-conditioned.
This is a slow paced workshop. There will be lots of time for everyone to shoot the models individually, so feel free to bring your own props and ideas. Our mission is to have a great time, learn, share and create great images for your model photography portfolio.

We will be stopping frequently, for breaks, lunch and dinner. Everyone is invited to dinner with the team but it's entirely optional. 
What's included
This workshop includes tuition, models and scheduled trips. You just need to cover your flights, hotel, and meals.
What camera equipment do I need
Just about any camera and lens will be fine for this workshop. I personally shoot with a full frame camera / 85mm prime lens along with a 24-70mm zoom as a backup.

Previous workshop teammates have shot with DSLRs, film cameras, a wide array of lenses and, in the case of camera failure, smartphones have made surprisingly good stand-ins. 

My general advice would be to travel light, lenses are heavy, as are tripods, so I personally don't use them for model photography shoots. This workshop will be shot with natural light and various reflectors, there is no need to bring strobes.
Clothing requirements
Bring a hat , your head will thank you.

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