With it's lively, colourful cities, rugged mountains, peoples and Kasbahs all the way to the Sahara, Morocco is a popular destination for travellers and tourists alike. For photographer's it is a dream come true. It's safe, easy, affordable and being on the doorstep of Europe, easy to get to.
On this workshop the emphasis is on shooting a cohesive picture story about your journey which will encompass whatever genre you prefer. Landscapes, street scenes, people and portraits, buildings, plants, food and more. You'll learn how to answer questions with your camera.
In the Atlas Mountains we'll visit a Berber family for you to begin thinking about telling the story of where and how they live, what they do, what the house and surroundings are like.
Other locations include ancient Kasbahs, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The spectacular Todra Gorge where we'll visit and photograph life with a nomadic family living in a cave high up in the cliffs.
With ongoing coaching, instruction and feedback, this travel photography workshop is one not to be missed...
All levels of photographer from beginner to experienced wanting to have a photographic adventure in one of the world's most interesting and historic locations. Tuition and guidance will be given on location to ensure you get great images and take your skills to a new level. Above all this is an opportunity to dedicate time to photography because like any skill, you have to do it to improve at it. What better way than with like minded people in stunning locations.
The itinerary may change slightly according to weather, light and situation. Nomadic families can't always be found in the same place for example, and they don't have email either...
Day 1 (4th November):
Arrivals, meet & greet followed by a sunset shoot in Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech
Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou
Day 4: Ait Ben Haddou to Todra
Day 5: Dades Valley near Todra gorge walking and shooting in valley
Day 6: Dades Valley
Day 7: Merzouga
Day 8: Merzouga
Day 9: Return to Marrakech
Day 10 (13th November) Departures:
Besides honing your camera skills and creativity, this workshop is a fantastic deep-dive into learning how to make a sequence of images that tell your story; where you go, what you see, what you do, what you experience, who you meet and the exciting food eaten along the way.
You'll learn how to be more present to what's happening around you, how to make different images of the same subject work together to say more about it, combining creativity, a bit of forethought, camera skills with use of light and composition.
It's not always possible to be in the best light at the perfect time of day and you'll learn how to make the best from whatever you have available.
For example, look how this handsome fellow's face beams out of the photograph. That's light doing that.
As he stepped through a doorway he passed through a little pool of beautiful light which lit up his smile perfectly, so I asked him to take a pace back into it for a quick portrait. You'll learn how to look at light, recognise moments like this and blend them with composition. The diagonal lines and doorway behind him are not there by accident!
By the way, we'll be having coffee on the roof terrace of this guy's cafe in Boumandades. Maybe you'll get to photograph him too.
If you need help with camera skills, I'm on hand to teach and guide you with everything to ensure you get the very best picture stories possible.
Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) is served by many major international airlines. You will be met at the airport and transfer to our hotel is included.
DSLR, Mirrorless, Bridge or Compact cameras are all acceptable this workshop. We'll sometimes be working with phones because there are times when a phone can capture things a 'proper' camera can't.
Tripods may be useful for capturing movement blur, shooting landscape with filters, but not essential. If you like working with one then bring it. Gorillapod style tripods are usefull for lightweight cameras such as a small mirrorless. (Please note, Gorillapods are not sturdy enough for heavy camera / lens combinations.)
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Philip Rogers is originally from Wales in the United Kingdom. However for the last 30 years he has lived in the Mediterranean area. First of all in the city of Barcelona in Spain before moving to the city of Tangier in Morocco where he has spent the last 20 years having met his wife there. During all of this period Philip has worked as an international travel and tourist guide covering the countries of Spain, Portugal and Morocco extensively.
Initially his love for photography came about through his work as a guide. Being inspired on his journeys to beautiful places and wanting to record them for himself for posterity. After buying his first DSLR camera however this interest changed into a passion and Philip is constantly to be found spending his time in natural surroundings where he never ceases to find wonder and awe at just how beautiful life is.
Philip’s style can be described as slow photography, capturing expressively small intimate scenes as well as gran vistas. He is a strong believer in the principles of Nature First and helps to promote them. Likewise, he is an active member of the Royal Photographic Society.
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