Photography Tours in Morocco
We host a series of small group photography tours in Morocco. Our next photography tour, ‘Colours of Morocco – from desert to coast’, will take place from 6 February 2021, with the group travelling 9 days/8 nights.
Full itinerary details of the photography tour, images from the most recent trips, and booking may be found on our website via Photo Tours. The tour offers something for all photography enthusiasts, from cityscapes and street life, to desert wilderness, Anti-Atlas mountains, and coast. We include 3 nights under canvas to maximise landscape photography in the unspoilt Iriqui National Park, in the Sahara desert.
The price per person is Eur €2400 (twin share basis), single supplement additional Eur €250. We travel in small groups (fewer than 8 people).
The photography tours will be led by award-winning Michael Breitung, an established landscape photographer who is an avid fan of Morocco, in particular the Sahara 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, which he has fully scouted, ensuring you reach the right place at the right time for beautiful outdoor compositions.
Michael’s work can be viewed through the links below, including his latest images from our 2020 Photography Tour.
Who is our photography tour designed for?
Our Morocco photography tours are designed for landscape photographers of all levels 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 the locations with many other visitors, which will make the landscape photography even more enjoyable.
For those interested in night/astro photography, we have made sure to plan the tour around the period of a new moon, so we can experience and photograph beautiful night skies in the Sahara desert (the Erg Chigaga dunes at the heart of the Iriqui National Park). The Erg Chigaga is an ideal location to photograph the stars, being 60km away from the nearest light pollution.
If you would like to join the photo tour, a good knowledge of your photography equipment is recommended. This way we can focus more on the creative part of outdoor photography and take full advantage of the unique landscapes and cityscapes 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 Sahara 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 photographic 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 photo 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 on all aspects of digital photography.
More about your photography tutor
Please view a collection of Michael Breitung’s images on his own website and social media, via the following links –
Michael recently scooped photo of the year for his Milky Way image above the Erg Chigaga dunes. Read more here digitalphoto.de
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