Paul Bernhardt • Photographer and Writer
Paul Bernhardt is a British freelance photographer and writer based in Lisbon, Portugal.

He began his career as a press photographer in England, working for a quality daily newspaper covering hard news, sport and features. After relocating to Portugal he began to focus more on travel-related topics, winning commissions from international travel guide publishing houses including Dorling Kindersley and Lonely Planet.

A dedicated and self-motivated individual with the ability to produce accurate and engaging copy for print and online media – with good judgement in tailoring website content accordingly – Paul also possesses strong editing and fact-checking skills and can demonstrate the high levels of commitment required to meet the strictest of deadlines.

He is the sole author and co-photographer of Dorling Kindersley’s best-selling Eyewitness Travel guidebook Top 10 Azores and the well-established Top 10 Algarve guidebook—both included as category winners in the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.

In addition, Paul is contributing photographer for Lonely Planet’s Pocket Lisbon guidebook, and photographed the 1st edition of Time Out’s Lisbon City guidebook. He has also worked with Walk magazine, the in-house publication for Ramblers, and is a regular contributor to Ontario-based, compiling the Portugal pages for their travel section and shooting commissioned photography. More recently, he was commissioned as a member of the photographic team assigned to illustrate the Lisbon pages of the new Porter & Sail. digital concierge app.

An accomplished photographer, his work has been published in Traveller magazine (see Blog), The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Sun newspapers, A Place in the Sun magazine, Travel Africa magazine and TNT magazine, among other UK publications. Other clients include bthere!, Brussels Airlines’ inflight magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler magazine (USA). He is also the Lisbon contributor for, a division of USA Today Travel.

For more information, to discuss a potential commission or assignment, request a stock photography list or to purchase high resolution copies of images on this site, please email or telephone mobile number 00351 91 990 1842.


NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Certificate in Photojournalism.

BTEC National Diploma in Design (Photography).

Member of the NUJ (National Union of Journalists).

Member of the International Travel Writers Alliance.