Outdoor Landscape Photography Workshops throughout the Morocco

Outdoor Landscape Photography Workshops throughout the Morocco

“Use the camera as an excuse to meet people and discover a new reality”

In this photographic and tourist creation workshop, the objective is to generate learning processes around photography and visual narrative, exploring elements and techniques of photography, composition, use of light and portraiture, as well as reflections on photography as a tool to approach a new reality and meet new people. During the 10 days of the workshop, each student will make a photo report that can then be published on a blog or any web platform.


David Diaz Arcos Ecuadorian visual storyteller. He is a member of The Everyday Projects and the Earth

Journalism Network. He has worked in several state programs and NGOs as an educator through workshops and producer of photographic and audiovisual content focused on Edu-Communication, Human Rights, and Territory.

David has staff photographers for Bloomberg News for Latin America and has worked for campaigns for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Amnesty International Sverige, and Internews.

His work has been published in National Geographic, Washington Post, BBC News, Getty Images, El Ps, Amnesty Press, G1Global News, Visão Magazine, Clarín, Bistandsaktuelt, DulceEquisNegra Magazine, El Salto Diario among others.

Principles to develop the workshop

Knowledge: Technical and conceptual learning practices.

–Technical reinforcement sessions

–Portfolio reviews

–Talks and Conversations

–Production of a photo report

Skills: Learning by doing, practical application exercises in the field.

–Research and exploration

–Community relations

–Collective editing sessions

Attitudes: Learning practices that stimulate reflection.

–Spaces for debate and reflection

–Dynamics of socialization and meeting between students.

Material's list.

Each student must carry out:

- Camera, lens

- Tripod (not required), flashligth (not required)

- Laptop with digital photo development software (Photoshop, Lightroom)

-Memory card.

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Day 1

Casablanca – Marrakech

Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met and transferred by van directly to Marrakech, after that we  will take place towards a an exotic guest house inside the heart of the high atlas called Ouirgane.,where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time.

overnight and dinner at (Chez Momo) or similar

Day 2

Hollywood of Africa"Ait-Ben Haddou ":

Ouirgane is located in the High Atlas massif , at the confluence of the valleys of Oued N'Fiss and Azzaden, near to the dam of lalla takerkoust you will enjoy nature and art. in the heart of untouched nature and grand in the foothills of the High Atlas you will get a full artistic escapade. While staying, on the road to Ait Ben-Haddou, (about 200 km from Marrakesh). we will drive through the Tizin’Tichka pass, at an altitude of more than 2200 m and which links the valley of the Tensift wadi in the north, to the Asif Ounila valley a semi-arid region in the southeast. 

Dinner and overnight will take place in Ait-Ben Haddou (Riad Maktoub or similar)

Day 3

The Oasis (Skoura) :

After breakfast , you will enjoy a full day of photography this Unesco's world heritage, Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular Kasbah in the south of Morocco and the iconic landscape immortalized in such films as, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, The Jewel of the Nile, The Living Daylights, The Sheltering Sky, Kundun, The Mummy, Gladiator, and Alexander the great,  Here we will begin our first photography of  the kasbahs and Ksars buildings.Also, photography the shaded alleys and along the wadi (river) .In the afternoon will leave Ait-ben-Haddou to arrive at one of the mesmerizing places called Skoura.

Night and dinner (Bassatine Skoura or similar)

Day 4

 Palm grove : 

Visit of the Skoura palm grove and the old Kasbahs, ksours and Jewish Mallahs. During this walk, we will take the time to observe, appreciate, and also understand the structure and functioning of rural life (pottery and oasis agriculture). Photo course.

Day 5

(Merzouga) Moroccan desert:

Departure towards Merzouga (about 320 km in all), at the gates of the desert, passing through the Toudra gorges. At the end of the afternoon in Merzouga, departure with your caravane for a 1 hour trip through the dunes on the back of dromedaries to watch the sunset. You will spend the night under the Tuareg tents in the middle of the dunes under a sky radiating stars ...

Day 6

Dades gorges:

In the early morning you will admire the sun rising over this magical landscape. After breakfast, departure from Merzouga to take the direction of our lodging of Skoura, via Tafilalet and Rissani the region of the Jewish and Muslim Saints. During this journey, we will stop to admire and photograph the Dades gorges. The Dadès is a river of almost 200 km which, flowing through a mountainous region, has formed over the centuries gorges through ocre and reddish colored rocks.

Day 7

Kasbah Amridil :

Free Morning , relaxation and enjoying the Pool. In the afternoon, visit the Amerhidil Kasbah (a magnificent and famous kasbah that appears on the old 50 Dirham banknotes). Photo classes and image reading.

Day 8


After breakfast, the departure will take place towards marrakech . It will be a relaxing day for fun and getting to know each others deeply for more other events.  We will stop for a short visit to see the kasbah of L'eglaoui, located in the Ounila valley and which is the traditional crossing point for caravans connecting Marrakech to the south of the Sahara. after a short discover to the place. After lunch we will hit the road again.

dinner and overnight will take place in Marrakech.

Day 9
Hassan II mosque
Today we will take you back to Casablanca. you would have a tour of the impressive Hassan II mosque.  you will spend your last night in the country. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
Day 10

Farewell day 

After breakfast, you will head to Casablanca Airport.


Terms :

Workshop Trip 10 days / 9 nights all inclusive:

This price includes:

- Airport / Hotel transfers

- (air-conditioning) 17-seater vehicle with driver

- Official licend tourist guides

- Full board accommodation (single room with supplement) (all rooms have a private bathroom)

- Entrance fees to monuments

- Tourist taxes to be paid on site

- Cocktails / henna party

-Traditional hamam

Accompanying Person Trip 10 days / 9 nights all inclusive:

- Full board accommodation (single room with supplement) (all rooms have a private bathroom)

- Airport / Hotel transfers

- (air-conditioning) 17-seater vehicle with driver

- Official licend tourist guides

- Entrance fees to monuments

- Tourist taxes to be paid on site

- Cocktails / henna party

-Traditional hamam

These prices do not include:

- Round trip flights to Casablanca

- On-site purchases.

Why you will love this trip:

• Take the opportunity to travel through the spectacular red dunes of the Sahara by camel and have an unforgettable sunset experience.

• Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech is a city within the city. Explore one of the largest meeting places in the world, joining the night carnival atmosphere of fortune tellers, dancers and healers.

•Take the opportunity to see one of striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 wich is" ait ben haddou" , that also used as a Hollywood filming location.

•Skoura is a town in Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. Skoura is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves. The Kasbah Amerhidil is part of Skoura palm grove alongside more.

Having the opportunity to see the largest functioning mosque in Africa and is the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's second tallest minaret at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau under the guidance of King Hassan II and built by Moroccan artisans from all over the kingdom.

Gallery Photos :

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Good To Know

This photography tour to Morocco has been specially curated to make sure we are photographing in the best light possible. You will learn about the best time of day to photograph and how to overcome challenging lighting situations. Relaxing when the light is harsh and shooing when the light is good.

Expect sunrises and sunsets over the Sahara Desert, portraits of the Berbers of the desert and private photoshoots with traditionally dressed men and women.

Don’t expect the typical tourist locations! Where others might go in, we go around. This is a custom designed travel tour, by a photographer, for photography enthusiasts. Expect sunsets in the Sahara, Camel Caravans on the dunes, perfecting your street photography in Marrakech and dinner under the stars deep in the desert.

Prepare to lose yourself in the musical magic and cultural richness of this Berber-Arab-Spanish-Portuguese-French exotic land.

On our Photography Tours, we like to take our time. In each place, you will get to fully explore the location. This means you will discover all the hidden gems and meet people on a deeper level.

We want to make sure you have time to get the best photographs possible. That means if you feel like taking a break, and skipping a location or exploring on your own, that’s not a problem. We are here to support your photographic passion, and if that means taking a break that’s fine by us!

Morocco is a country of extremes unlike no other. From the cities of Fez, Marrakech, and Casablanca whose streets come alive with the aroma of exotic spices and the sound of Andalusian music. To the silence and tranquility that can only be found high in the Atlas Mountains or deep in the Sahara Desert.

We invite you to get lost with us in the labyrinth like streets of Morocco’s medieval cities and colonial towns, before finding sanctuary (and mint tea) in the tranquility of the Riads.

Journey with is into the Sahara Desert where you will watch the sunrise above the highest golden sand dunes. For those of you craving adventure, you will have the option to journey even deeper into the desert on a camel for a 2-hour trek to spend the night in Berber tents dining under the stars.

This photography tour has been specially curated to offer you an authentic taste of Morocco. With a mix of medieval cities, colonial towns, rolling mountains, rugged coastlines, and golden desert. Morocco really is a photographers dream. Adventure awaits you on our photo tour to exotic Morocco.

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