25th February - 3rd March 2023
7 Days / 6 Nights
Max 4 participants
All skill levels
Type of Tour: Private/Small Group
Lead Photographer: Andy Yee + Daniel Nahabedian
Cost: $8750 (AUS), €5450 (Euro), $6000 (USD)
Home of the famous lost Rose city of Petra and the vast martian landscape of Wadi Rum, the 7 day Jordan photography workshop offers you some of the most breathtaking landscapes and monuments the world has ever seen.
Lead by award-winning official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee, and accompanied by Daniel Nahabedian, the man behind the award winning photography website Canvas of Light. This small group workshop will have an itinerary brimming with a variety of opportunities unique to only Jordan.
Accomodation will be 4-5 star and booked based upon luxury options available, location convenience and comfort. This tour will provide more of the luxury variety of hotels and glamping (luxury camping) in the Wadi Rum desert.
Days 1 & 2 — Amman
We commence our tour in the capital city of Amman, taking in one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited places, the Amman citadel. In the afternoon we visit Jerash one of the best preserved Greco-Roman sites and the largest in Jordan.
Day 3 & 4 — Petra
Petra is our first place of calling outside of the capital. The ancient Rose city was lost to western world for around five centuries. We will explore this archeological site regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world. After we enter the Siq and set eyes on Al Khazneh(theTreasury) we will make our way through the UNESCO World Heritage site to sunset at the Monastery.
The Petra by Night Ceremony is an unforgettable experience. Candles illuminate the path through the gorge of the Siq which opens up in the magnificent courtyard of the Treasury. The warm candlelit walls of Petra, and the vision of the Treasury bathed in the moonlight bring a mystique unseen during the day.
Day 5 — Wadi Rum
We then venture into one of the most unique and alien places on earth, known in Arabic as the Valley of the Moon, the desert valley of Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum has been made famous in many movies(Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian and the current Aladdin release). We will explore by 4WD to find our own sunset spot. Our accommodations will be luxury tents in the desert, under a clear sky our plans may include some astrophotography.
Day 6 & 7 — The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is the lowest point anywhere on Earth. We will explore its salty shores to capture some unique long exposures. The day will culminate with some much earned relaxation at the spa. There’s nothing quite like floating atop the Dead Sea during sunset.
Our last day of the workshop we will drive from The Dead Sea back to Amman where you can choose to stay and explore Jordan further, head home or join us for the Oman workshop beginning 5th March 2023!
Getting the photo into the card is only half of the battle. During the workshop, there will be time to go over post-processing to help you create images that pack a punch. When possible we will sit down with you to assist your selection process, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and techniques, and develop your best images, so you can showcase the finest Jordan has to offer.
The trip is suitable for the photographer with basic knowledge through to expert level.
Group size will be 2-4 people. Cost will cover 7 nights in luxe 4-5 star hotels or luxury desert tent accommodation during our trip. All private vehicle ground transport, park entrances fees and all meals.
Each hotel has been selected for their quality and offers a comfortable stay in well-equipped rooms or elaborate desert tents. All rooms on the workshop will be provided as single occupancy for your comfort.
For Terms and Conditions click here
* Professional photography guide
* 6 nights accommodation
* Single Occupancy
* Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner
* All transportation in private vehicles
* Local expert guides of Amman and Petra
* 4WD sunset tour of Wadi Rum
* All entrance fees to photography locations
* Post-Processing sessions during the tour
* Airfare to/from Amman Jordan
* Option for hot air ballon ride in Wadi Rum desert
* Alcoholic beverages
* Travel insurance
* Equipment and baggage insurance
* Visas (if applicable)
To reserve your spot for this workshop, a deposit of $1000 (AUD) can be made via Paypal.
Remaining workshop tuition amount will be due 60 days before workshop. A reminder invoice will be sent out 90 days before the workshop commencement
Tour will be guided by professional photographer Andy Yee and Daniel Nahabedian.
Andy Yee is a professional photographer who specializes in travel/tourism, architecture and commercial projects. He is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate and the winner of the Sony Alpha Landscape Award. Andy has travelled extensively in all seasons of the year and worked on projects with several tourism agencies and publications.
Daniel Nahabedian is a French-Armenian freelance professional photographer, specializing in Travel, Culture and Landscapes. He is also a photography instructor, teaching in group and private workshops around the world about basic and intermediate photography, as well as post-processing in Lightroom.