One-to-One Nature Photography Tour in Porto



In this workshop you will explore and photograph the Portuguese nature right in the middle of the city. With over 80 ha, the city park of Porto is the largest urban park of Portugal. It extends to the Atlantic ocean, a rare particularity in the world.
The park has 5 main types of habitats: open areas, forested areas, lagoons, shrubland and coastal areas. This variety of habitats provide conditions for a great diversity of animals (especially birds, including many migratory species), and plants.
This activity is ideal not only for beginners, who seek to improve their work, but also for more experienced photographers looking to photograph nature close to Porto. If you are a beginner I will teach you the basics of photography. If you are an experienced photographer, we can discuss more advanced techniques and share our way to approach photography. Because this is a private workshop, you will have my full attention at all times.
The workshop will start at the entrance of the Park, Avenida do Parque, and it will end in the beach. Along the route, of about 3 km, we will visit every habitat.
Other things to note:
We will walk about 3.5 km, so you should wear comfortable shoes and clothes.


3 Hours

Max 6 people


Beginners to Professionals


The workshop will take place in the city park of Porto. The programmed route is about 3,5 km and we will visit most of the areas of the park.

Note: The route can be changed according to your preferences.

What You Need to Bring

– Camera or smartphone;
– Batteries fully charged;
– Empty memory card;
– Comfortable shoes (we will walk about 3,5 km).


1 Person


2-3 People


4-6 People


Meeting Point

The meeting point is in “Avenida do Parque – Entrance of the City Park of Porto”. If you have any question about how to get there, feel free to contact me.


How to Book the Workshop
Click “Book Workshop” and you will be taken to the contact page. Then send me an email with the date you wish to do the workshop and with the group size.

The workshop is available all year round, but contact me to schedule a specific date and time of the day.

The original route of the workshop can be changed according to your preferences. Just make sure to mention the places you want to visit in the email.

Cancellation Policy
You will receive a full refund if you cancel the workshop at least 48 hours before the starting time. After that, no refund will be done.

More Info
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Submit your Rivew

May, 2024

It was very interesting to walk through a public park, even if it is very anthropized, and see the diversity of the local birdlife, since my main interest was the local birds. Guided by Daniel Santos, an excellent guide from the Porto region of Portugal, biologist and great connoisseur of the local fauna, he pointed out various species, some of which he had recorded. I later discovered that he is an excellent photographer on his Facebook profile and on his website: Finally, I think, another friend in the Old World. I recommend it to my Brazilian birding friends who want to go birding in Portugal!

Apr, 2024

Daniel is a talented and award-winning photographer and a conservation biologist. He inspired me to take photographs I don’t normally take. Animals, such as birds, are not usually my favorite subject. But I found that it was a great experience capturing wild animals and look forward to continuing to do more. I give him a 10/10. Excellent experience for a photographer of any level. This photo session brought me to the City Park of Porto. I would never have seen it even though it is immense and beautiful and I didn’t see any tourists there. Runners, bicycles, walkers all enjoy this uncrowded and amazingly preserved outdoor space. It stretches down to a beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. Not to be missed experience for the active nature photographer.

Nov, 2023

Amazing experience! Daniel was very flexible, especially since the weather was not that good that week. We started in the early morning where we take a casual walk to Explore the Park. Daniel gave a lot of tips on compostion how to frame the landscape. If you’re a beginner Daniel can learn you in details the needed basic skills to Improve you Photography. I highly recommend this experience!

Oct, 2023

Such a fun and memorable experience! Daniel is very knowledgeable both in photography and the flora & fauna found in the enormous park. The sites he chose to visit were marvelous and stunning, filled with different species of birds, trees, and plants, and provided great opportunities for taking photos. Daniel was also very patient and helpful as he taught me different techniques that are useful in nature photography. Highly recommend!

May, 2023

Daniel is an excellent photography teacher. Highly recommend this experience. I’m a beginner photographer and Daniel really helped me with understanding my camera and composing my shots. He picked a beautiful spot in Porto for our experience. I had a great time learning photography and getting to know Daniel.