mC Photo Tours
mC Photo Tours
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Personalized photo tours in Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra. Improve your photography skills while enjoying some of the most photogenic places in Portugal - a new traveling experience. Who is this tour for? Anyone who loves to register the beauty of a place with a camera. Particularly those who are not completely satisfied with their travel photography or perhaps feel that the images they're getting don't do the place justice. What do we have to offer you? Wether it takes place in Lisbon, Cascais or Sintra, we like to think of our tours as photography workshops in beautiful sceneries. When you take a tour with mC Photo Tours, you'll be joined by a local photographer and a professional instructor, all in one. In other words, someone who knows the best places, the best times, the best angles to photograph and knows how to share all that information.We'll show the places, you'll choose the subject and together we'll face that challenge.
Lisbon, Portugal

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makuhn2000
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
My wife and I were returning to the US on a Trans-Atlantic cruise which had an overnight stop in Lisbon. I was given a recommendation to contact Miguel for a night photo tour of Lisbon and I could not have been happier. Miguel went out of his way to take us to some amazing spots in Lisbon to capture the city at night. Thanks to Miguel we had an amazing evening and I got some great shots of the city.
Written July 21, 2020
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Eurofriends
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
To start with Miguel is a gem. A lovely person who takes beautiful photos and shares his love of photography and his country with those fortunate enough to ask him to show them around...camera in hand.
We booked two days (Lisbon and Sintra) via email communication from Australia. Miguel asked for access to an online photo library of photos we'd taken in order to discover more about our style of photography so that he could tailor our tour appropriately. Corresponding with him was easy, he is efficient and prompt with his replies and had insightful suggestions on how we could spend our two days.
He met us right on time and since we'd explored the old part of Lisbon ourselves over the previous two days he tailored our first day to take us to places in Lisbon we wouldn't have gone to ourselves but loved.
Our trip with Miguel to Sintra the first day and then along the beautiful beaches is a highlight of our two month honeymoon.
We enjoyed our time with Miguel both as a friend and as a teacher so much that we ended up hijacking his time for a third day :) Back for another visit to Sintra and then Cascais.
I love to take photos and know my way around a SLR well but my husband doesn't and has always been happy to sit back and let me take all of our photos. Spending this time with Miguel has awakened an interest in photography, composition and lighting, camera settings and getting the best out of a photo in my husband. And it's truly wonderful to see. It meant that the ensuing weeks of our trip has photos taken by both of us and they are very, very good thanks to Miguel's gentle teaching.
I've done photography courses before but I've never had the pleasure of being taught without realising it - there are some points that Miguel gave us that we didn't even recognise as being technical adjustments until we found ourselves using the techniques he'd subtly taught us.
We absolutely loved our time with Miguel and look forward to catching up with him on some more adventures next time we're in Portugal.
Thanks a million Miguel! And love from us to your loved ones x
Written October 15, 2018
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Couples like the two of you are the reason why I do what I do. The entire time I felt like I was showing my country to friends of mine. Thank you so much for all the kind words, all the happiness in the world for your marriage and next time you'll come I'll be here. Miguel
Written October 17, 2018
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amit
Mountain View, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
During my recent trip to Lisbon, I was looking for opportunity to walk around the city and take good pictures. I happened to find Miguel on tripadvisor and I wasn't sure how the tour would go since it was the very first one for me.
However, it turned out to be an awesome experience for me and one I would like to repeat if I visit Lisbon again. Miguel very well knew parts of the town to visit to capture good shots and we also had a great chat over coffee to understand what street photograph is all about.
I learned a lot during that tour and was able to capture some good shots. It even rained during the tour and Miguel was able to suggest how the wet streets could be used to our advantage while taking pictures.
Overall a great tour and highly recommended!
Written February 2, 2020
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TeamShannon
Toronto, Canada94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
What a great morning we had with Miguel. The four of us all wanted great photo opportunities, as well as to learn how to better use our cameras. Well, we definitely got that, but what we weren’t expecting was to also be taken on an excellent walking tour. Miguel took us to more authentic Portuguese neighbourhoods in Lisbon that we never would have found on our own.

Miguel was excellent company, really knowledgeable about photography and about Lisbon. Thank you for a perfect morning, Miguel!
Written December 10, 2017
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Thank you so much for the nice words, I had a great time with you guys, myself. Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2018! Best regards Miguel Cardoso
Written December 12, 2017
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likesabitofluxury
Toronto, Canada87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Our 2-hour early morning tour became a 4-hour tour because we were having such a great time! A photo tour with Miguel is a fantastic way to get introduced to this lovely city while you learn as much or as little as you'd like about photography. We've never taken such gorgeous pictures! HIGHLY recommended! It's worth getting up early to get the morning light and no crowds.
Written August 18, 2017
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Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to meet the two of you and what a great company you are. Looking forward to see you on the tour to Sintra. All the best, Miguel
Written August 20, 2017
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Mich
NJ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
I wish I could give Miguel more than 5 stars! He is highly recommended for your private photography tour. He picked us up from Lisbon and brought us to Sintra & Cascais for a day trip. We saw the towns, usual tourist must do’s, and a few surprise stops along the way! He exceeded my expectations and we enjoyed his great conversation as well as local knowledge. Thank you again for a spectacular day!
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you so much for the kind words and thank you for making my job, not just easy, but a pure delight. It was an absolute pleasure to make your acquaintance and I'm really looking forward to see your pictures. All the best, Miguel
Written July 19, 2019
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OWL
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Miguel was a great host and a great guy to be with. He exhibited lost's of patience and was adaptive to the custom made program we had initially prepared due the climatic conditions that kept on changing throughout the day and the long list of spots I wanted to visit and photograph. Needless to add, that he picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel. An excellent service all round. A definite positive experience and some great shots.
Written April 23, 2019
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Thank you very much Alexis. It was a very enjoyable day and you are a great company to be around. All the best to you and I hope to see you again. Miguel
Written April 29, 2019
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Kurt B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Excellent photo walk of Lisbon neighboorhoods! Miguel knows the area, and he took us to the perfect spots for street photography as well as other scenic shots. Miguel is very patient, too, and showed my daughter the best settings for her SLR camera to capture the perfect moment. Thanks, Miguel, for a great time and tour!

- Kurt
Written January 17, 2018
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Thank you so much Kurt for the kind words and if I may say so, what a great time we had. Best Regards Miguel
Written February 8, 2018
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Grace11211
Los Angeles, CA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I had such a terrific time with Miguel. He was so punctual, he was at my door right on time. Miguel is very flexible and he allows you to decide what you want to accomplish and learn. As a beginner, there's so much to learn and I definitely learned a lot. I loved the fact that Lisbon and it's surroundings is so photogenic which allowed me to practice on what I've learned. Miguel is very knowledgeable and very patient as well. I had so much fun that I didn't realize how late it was in the evening. He is very caring that he made sure I made it to where I wanted to be. I highly recommend Miguel. The fees are very reasonable.
Written August 16, 2017
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Thank you so much for such a nice review and I'm really glad you had a good time and learned something. There was no patience needed, it was a joy to spend that time with you. Best of luck on your next adventures. Regards Miguel
Written August 20, 2017
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VibhaD
Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
After reading the other reviews on this page, I have to say I agree with every one of them. I spent not one but three days with Miguel on my short trip to Lisbon. I did two early morning photo walks of 4 hours each and two full day trips with Miguel to Cascais and Sintra. My husband joined us on the full day trips.

As we were shooting while it was still dark, Miguel had already started to impart knowledge and tips about shooting with a tripod, self-timer and certain camera settings I needed to change from the moment we met. To give you some background, I am an amateur photographer at best. I have realised my love for photography and am slowly developing my eye and photography skills. Miguel explained everything so simply and made sure I not only understood what he was saying, he made me practice on my camera at that very moment too. He not only new the best spots to photograph in the city, as he is a local, he also shared so many interesting stories about Lisbon along the way too. On our full day trips as my husband (who is not a photographer) was joining, he made sure to strike the right balance between helping me develop my photography skills and making sure my husband wasn't bored out of his mind (a win-win situation).

Miguel's work on his website is what made me want to go on his tour and it was everything and more I imagined it to be. He helped me achieve pictures that he had on his website too and showed me locations where he shot them. Some people don't like sharing this information but Miguel isn't one of those people. He is still helping me with tips till this day.

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer or just want to take some great pics when you are on a holiday in Lisbon - take my word for it and just go with Miguel. You won't regret it.
Written April 27, 2016
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Thank's so much Vibha for you kind words. As I told you before, it was my absolute pleasure to spend those days with you and your husband. I'm very happy you had a good time and manage to learn as well. That's always my ultimate goal. All the best to you and your husband.
Written April 28, 2016
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