We are organising a series of small group photography tours in Morocco. Our first photography tour, ‘Colours of Morocco – from desert to coast’, will take place from 22 February 2020, with the group travelling across 8 nights/9 days.
We travel in small groups (max. group size 8 people) with no more than 3 people per vehicle.
The first photography tour will be led by Michael Breitung, an established landscape photographer who is an avid fan of Morocco, in particular the desert wilderness. While he has photographed extensively across continents, he instantly fell in love with the tranquility of the Moroccan landscapes. Michael will be guiding you to some of his favourite locations, a large part of which are off the beaten track, and which he has fully scouted.
Michael’s work can be viewed through the links below.
Who is this tour designed for?
The tour is designed for landscape photographers who love to explore and enjoy getting off the beaten track. While we will certainly visit some well known and iconic places in Morocco (Marrakech, Essaouira, Ait Ben Haddou UNESCO site), the major part of the tour will be spent in less-visited but equally, if not more, beautiful areas.
By travelling in Winter, we won’t share those places with many other visitors, which will make the photography even more enjoyable.
For those interested in night/astro photography, we have made sure to plan the tour around a new moon, so we can experience and photograph beautiful night skies in the Sahara desert (Erg Chigaga dunes).
If you would like to join the tour, a good knowledge of your photography equipment is recommended. This way we can focus more on the creative part of photography and take full advantage of the unique landscapes and cities we visit.
You should expect to wake early to photograph sunrise – in February sunrise is as late as 8am and the Milky Way will appear around 6am.
During our time in the desert we will hike and climb various dunes around the desert camp. The hikes can take between 1-2 hours and a good level of mobility is recommended as we may do several hikes a day. There is enough flexibility to skip some of the longer hikes and photograph closer to camp instead.
Your experienced local guides and tutor Michael, who has scouted all locations in advance, will ensure that you’ll be completely taken care of during the tour. While the focus of the tour is to get you to the right place at the right time to take beautiful photographs, you will also receive tuition about landscape and cityscape photography techniques, such as usage of filters, focus stacking or night photography, and get tips on composition, if needed. Beyond that Michael always has an open ear for questions and is glad to share his knowledge.
More about your tutor
Please view a collection of Michael Breitung’s images on his own website and social media, via the following links –
Please contact us for any further information and to add your name to the mailing list. We will be posting the full itinerary and further images during the coming weeks.