Transylvania Photography Holiday
- NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Half Board (+1)
Join us on this exciting guided holiday to Morocco. Offering an array of photographic opportunities, from the impressive mosques and markets of Marrakech to the busy fishing port of Essaouira and the rocky, barren Agafay Desert, Morocco is the perfect destination to learn and develop your documentary, street and landscape photography skills. On this holiday, we’ll not only get to experience Moroccan culture through a camera's lens, but also through traditional Moroccan food and live music, as well as an exhilarating camel ride across the dunes. We’ll be accompanied on our journey with additional tutor from the Dublin Photography School. Throughout the holiday, they’ll provide tutorials, demonstrations and tips to our small group, so you get the most out of the images you capture.
Please Note: This tour is provided in association with Dublin Photography School and is suitable for anyone seeking to develop their digital photography skills, from beginner to advanced.
Let’s begin our photography adventure to Morocco by departing Dublin on a direct flight to Marrakech Menara Airport. Marrakech is home to impressive mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating back to the Berber Empire, with maze-like alleys and thriving marketplaces. At each location, and throughout the entire Moroccan adventure, there will be lots of opportunities to capture amazing shots under the expert eye of our Dublin Photography School tutors. The tutors will discuss how to get the most out of our images with the equipment that we have.
On arrival, let’s meet our local guide and travel to our accommodation in Marrakech. Settle into our riad and get ready for the adventure that awaits us.
Riad in Marrakech (1 night)
This morning let’s enjoy a short introduction to Marrakesh’s world famous bustling and colourful souks where trade and barter still win the day. You will then have free time to continue to explore and photograph independently in the medina area and capture as much of the city’s vibrant colour as you can.
In the evening, let’s enjoy a welcome meal which will allow us to get to know our small group of fellow travellers, as well as the Dublin Photography School tutors. There will then be free time to explore the lively Djemaa el Fna Square, where storytellers, acrobats, medicine men, musicians and even snake charmers vie for attention.
Let’s travel from Marrakech to Imlil, a small village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco which sits at 1,800 metres above sea level. There will be photo opportunities included en route as we cross the rocky desert of Agafay, passing through and exploring different villages before reaching the big plain of Haouz. Witness the landscape as it changes from desert to rural farmland, passing through the Kik Plateau, and reaching Imlil. The Agafay desert provides excellent opportunities to practise our landscape photography skills.
On arrival in Imlil, let’s enjoy lunch at a local restaurant for an authentic dining experience. Later, we will enjoy dinner and traditional music, followed by an evening taking photographs under the night stars. Here our photography tutors will offer tips, tricks and demonstrations so that we can get the most out of our camera’s settings. Tuition for abstract, macro, water and nature photography are also provided each day along with so much more.
Following breakfast at our riad, let’s depart Imlil for Essaouira, with a stop at a local market at Tieta-Henchane included en route. Here let’s immerse ourself in local life, as this is a traditional market town where people from the nearby villages come to purchase their weekly shopping. The souk and its people will give us a perfect opportunity to improve our documentary and street style photography.
In the early evening let’s embark on a sunset camel ride on the sand dunes at the Southern end of Essaouira’s beach, followed by a short introduction to the town. As always, the Dublin Photography School tutors are on hand to help us capture the best shots. This photography holiday has a massive emphasis on shooting from the hip, capturing National Geographic style images. Enjoy a meal with our group at our riad before having the remainder of the evening at leisure to spend as you wish.
Essaouira's medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the fortress walls that still enclose part of the city. Essaouira is a great sport for reportage, documentary & street photography. Let’s enjoy a sunrise photography session at the Essaouira fishing port. Here we will receive tuition and hands-on demonstrations from the Dublin Photography School tutors, to enhance our photography and start seeing the world around us in a different light. There will be plenty of opportunities to capture amazing shots under the expert eye of the Dublin Photography School tutors before our onward journey to Agadir.
In the early afternoon let’s travel to Agadir for our flight home to Dublin, with our cameras full of the bright colours of Morocco.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
Are you looking to practice your photography in a new and unique location, full of colour and life? Then look no further than our Photography Holidays in partnership with Dublin Photography School.