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Morocco (South) Workshop

16-28 February 2024

Duration

13 Days / 12 Nights

Start/Finish

Marrakech

Group Size

Max 6-8 participants

Skill

All skill levels

Fitness Difficulty

Easy / Moderate

 

Type of Tour – Small Group 

Lead Photographers - Andy Yee and Robin + Timothy Moon

 

Fly In - Marrakech or Casablanca

Fly Out - Marrakech or Casablanca

 

Price - $7250 USD

 

(Sign up for both South + North Morocco Tours to receive a $600 discount from the cost of both tours!)

Locations

  • Marrakech

  • Ait Ben Haddou

  • Tamnougalt

  • Merzouga (Sahara Desert)

  • Dades Gorge

  • Taroudant

  • Essaouira

  • Casablanca

 

Lead by landscape award-winning photographer Andy Yee, and accompanied by Robin and Timothy Moon, this tour explores the southern parts of Morocco from the ancient Kasbahs waiting to be explored to the majestic sand dunes of the Sahara Desert. The intimate group size is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision.

 

Day 1-2: Marrakech

We start our Moroccan odyssey in Marrakech, Morocco’s famous red city. We explore the bustling heart of the medina and the souks. Other highlights include  Majorelle Gardens, Palace Badii, Ben Youssef and Bahia Palace. Marrakech is a street photographer's colorful and vivid dream.

Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou

Our journey heads towards the High Atlas Mountains and the well preserved kasbahs of Telouet and Ait Ben Haddou. We will be able to explore these ancient fortresses and imagine what it was like to live back in their glory.

Day 4-5: Tamnougalt 

 

In the Draa Valley, we will explore Tamnougalt and have a private session of Tamnougalt Folklore. Moroccan folklore is as old as the country. Tamnougalt's folklore is especially well-known throughout Morocco. It consists of men singing about their beliefs, battles between warriors, and how to win a woman's heart. Dancing and percussion are important elements.

Day 6-7: Merzouga (Sahara)

Everyone should have the opportunity to feel small in the presence of something much larger. The Sahara Desert is such a place.. This is not the touristy Instagram popular dunes referred to online as the Marrakech Desert, No, these are the real dunes of Erg Chebbi, the largest dunes in Morocco. We will spend time in and around the desert looking for compositions of lines and contrasts in the sand.

Day 8: Dades Gorges 

The road to Dades Gorge takes us through many small picturesque villages and valleys. Oases and kasbahs provide us with opportunities to explore the life and culture of the Moroccan countryside.

Day 9: Taroudant

We then spend a night in Taroudant, known as the Grandmother of Marrakech. The entire city of Taroudant is preserved within its red walls. We will explore what Taroudant has to offer, and then stay in a luxurious setting in the countryside.

Day 10-12: Essaouira

 

We then head towards Morocco’s  coastline and travel north to the fishing village of Essaouira. Along the way, we will enjoy a  specially organized photography session of horses running on the beach at sunset. Essaouira is a 3000 year old port first used by the Phonecians. It is rich in history and its murex blue runs through its veins.

 

The end of the south tour gives us some time to review images from the south workshop and sit down for some post process editing sessions from the workshop leaders.

There is an opportunity to continue the Moroccan journey with the North workshop tour that begins in Casablanca. If you are interested in doing both tours, please get in contact for a discounted rate!

We understand 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. Our photographers 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 Morocco has to offer.

 

 

The trip is suitable for the photographer with basic knowlege through to expert level.

 

Group size will be 6-8 people. Cost will cover 12 nights accommodation, ground transport, park entrances fees and all breakfast + some dinner meals. 

 

All dinners will be offered, but lunch and drinks will be up to you. We will be staying in comfort plus rated (three-star or greater) hotels during our trip. Each hotel has been selected for their value and offers a comfortable stay in traditional Moroccan Riad style properties. All rooms on the workshop will be provided as dual occupancy.

Single Occupancy is offered on a limited first come, first reserved basis for $1000 USD for this tour. Please nominate Single Occupancy when booking or as early as possible to ensure reservation. If Single Occupancy cannot be reserved, we will communicate this as soon as possible.

 

For Terms and Conditions click here

 

Spots are limited and you are advised to book with a deposit as soon as possible to not miss out. Please email for further details  andy@andyyee.com

 

Included

* Three professional photography guides 

* 12 night accommodation 

* Dual room occupancy (Single Occupancy available on request)

* All breakfasts (some days we depart for sunrise before breakfast)

* Some dinners

* All bottled water

* Transportation in private cars

* Photography Sessions including horses on beach at sunset

* All entrance fees to photography locations 

* Post-Processing sessions during the tour

 


Excluded

* Airfare to/from Morocco

* Lunches

* Alcoholic beverages 

* Travel insurance 

* Equipment and baggage insurance 

* Visas (if applicable) 

* Gratuities

To reserve your spot for this workshop, a deposit of $1000 (USD) 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

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Guides

Tour will be guided by professional photographers Andy Yee and Robin + Timothy Moon.

 

 

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.

Robin Moon's passion is Wildlife and Landscape photography, with many of her images being awarded in competitions. She loves being immersed in the moment and having fun, attributing this to being the key to getting the most out of her craft.

 

Appointed as a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate in 2019, she enjoys sharing her passion for image making, through running workshops and educational days covering technique, equipment and her approach to post processing.

Tim Moon has retired from his successful Architectural Practice after 25 years, but he does enjoy a good photograph, so now spends a lot of his creative energy crafting his visual art skills behind the camera lens.

 

Capturing, refining and distilling the essence of place was something he tried to achieve in his Architectural work, and is now an approach continued into his photography.

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