MAGICAL MARRAKECH

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER PHILIP LEE HARVEY

MAGICAL MARRAKECH

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER PHILIP LEE HARVEY

PHOTO TYPE: Street / Culture TRIP LENGHT: 5 days DATES: October 9-13, 2020 GROUP SIZE: 8-14 guests PRICE:  1 995 USD


Discover the mysterious Marrakech and the Skoura Oasis together with professional travel photographer Philip Lee Harvey.

Strong scents, spicy food, oriental music, street performers and a cavalcade of colors. Join one of England’s top travel and street photographers, Philip Lee Harvey on a photo tour to the mysterious Marrakech. During five days filled with photography and inspiration, we explore Marrakech’s colorful markets and the narrow alleys where new photo opportunities await behind every corner. During the tour we also visit one of Morocco’s most beautiful oases, Skoura, and we get the opportunity to photograph old forts and beautiful desert cities. Throughout the trip, Philip will be there to give you personal guidance and inspiration as well as lectures and photo critique together to help you take your photography to a new level.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Photograph Marrakech’s old streets and bazaars.
  • Capture the colorful market Djemaa El Fna.
  • Discover one of Morocco’s most beautiful oases.
  • See the spectacular fortress and world heritage Aït Benhaddou.
  • Photo workshops by Philip Lee Harvey.
  • Listen to inspirational lectures.
  • Challenge yourself with different photo assignments.

PHOTO TYPE: Street / Culture

TRIP LENGHT: 5 days

DATES: October 9-13, 2020

GROUP SIZE: 8-14 guests

PRICE: 1 995 USD

 

Discover the mysterious Marrakech and the Skoura Oasis together with professional travel photographer Philip Lee Harvey.

Strong scents, spicy food, oriental music, street performers and a cavalcade of colors. Join one of England’s top travel and street photographers, Philip Lee Harvey on a photo tour to the mysterious Marrakech. During five days filled with photography and inspiration, we explore Marrakech’s colorful markets and the narrow alleys where new photo opportunities await behind every corner. During the tour we also visit one of Morocco’s most beautiful oases, Skoura, and we get the opportunity to photograph old forts and beautiful desert cities. Throughout the trip, Philip will be there to give you personal guidance and inspiration as well as lectures and photo critique together to help you take your photography to a new level.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Photograph Marrakech’s old streets and bazaars.
  • Capture the colorful market Djemaa El Fna.
  • Discover one of Morocco’s most beautiful oases.
  • See the spectacular fortress and world heritage Aït Benhaddou.
  • Photo workshops by Philip Lee Harvey.
  • Listen to inspirational lectures.
  • Challenge yourself with different photo assignments.

DESTINATION INFO

DESTINATION INFO

MARRAKESH

At the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco lies the legendary city of Marrakech, which attracts people from all over the world with its enchanting atmosphere. Marrakech is in many ways the city of contrasts where old meets new and east meets west. A perfect organized chaos for the photographer to capture. Beyond the city wall lies the medina, the old part of town, and here the market trade is in full swing with all sorts of products and the sound of street musicians and the smell of spices fills the air. Outside of the walls, the modern city life is in stark contrast to the atmosphere inside the medina.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • October 9-13, 2020

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO MARRAKESH

Arrive in Marrakech, and at the airport you will meet photographer Philip Lee Harvey and a tour leader of Zoom Photo Tours. Transfer to our hotel. After an inspirational lecture by Philip, we head out into Marrakech’s crowded streets and busy markets to get lost in the world of photography. Wherever we turn we are met by a steady stream of oriental sounds, smells and interesting photo opportunities. At first it is tempting to click away and fill your memory card with all the subjects presented before you, but it pays off to be patient and wait until the unique moments unfold in front of your lens. Filled with impressions after our first meeting with Marrakech’s sizzling street life, we settle down for a nice welcome dinner to get to know each other a bit better. (D)

DAY 2 – MARRAKESH

After a steady breakfast, it’s time for a day filled with photography and inspiration with Philip. During the day we explore Marrakesh’s old town and markets where new photo opportunities await behind each corner. We can take portraits of the local craftsmen, capture market stalls filled with tall piles of spices and walls of multicolored carpets, shoes and clothes. In this organized chaos, always have your camera ready to not miss any of the quick snapshots that unfolds around you. During the day we will photograph in one of Marrakech’s most beautiful surroundings as we visit the impressive botanical, Majorelle Gardens. In the soft evening light, we continue to discover the busy market of Jemaa el-Fnaa, which is the city’s main square. This place is the main pulse of Marrakech, but it’s in the evening the area really wakes up. Here you will discover fire dancers and many other street artists. It almost feels like we have been dropped straight into Disney’s old story about Aladdin. As the golden sun sets, we head up on one of the rooftops surrounding the square. From here we get a whole new perspective on the crowded square below. We finish the day with a tasty dinner together filled with Moroccan delicacies. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – MARRAKESH – SKOURA OASIS

We start off our third day with image editing and a theory class where Philip will show how you can take your photos from great to amazing with some post processing. During the morning we will also have a photo critique session where Philip gives constructive criticism of your pictures. After lunch, our photo adventure continues and we move across the spectacular Tizn’Tichka pass where we will be able to photograph some stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Our goal is one of Morocco’s most beautiful oasis, Skoura. Here we will photograph during the best evening light. Just like before, Philip is always at hand for inspiration and personal guidance. After capturing the golden sun slowly setting behind the Atlas Mountains in the distance, we end the day with a delicious dinner together. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 – OURAZAZATE

Today, we explore the fascinating surroundings of the city of Ouarzazate, also called the door of the desert. For centuries it has been an important hub for the traveling caravans through the desert. The fort like city of Aït Benhaddou is a perfect backdrop for today’s photo shoot and Philip will show us how to best use the surrounding environment in our image creation. In the afternoon we return to the green area around Skoura Oasis. Here we will explore Kasbah Amerdi, where it feels like we have entered a history book as motives from a forgotten time surround us. In the evening we enjoy a final dinner together under the stars. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – SKOURA OASIS – MARRAKESH AND HOME

In the morning we take the opportunity to photograph the orange sun rising above the beautiful surroundings. After breakfast, we leave the green oasis behind us and return to Marrakech and the airport for further transportation towards your final destination. (B)

TOUR ITINERARY • October 9-13, 2020

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO MARRAKESH

Arrive in Marrakech, and at the airport you will meet photographer Philip Lee Harvey and a tour leader of Zoom Photo Tours. Transfer to our hotel. After an inspirational lecture by Philip, we head out into Marrakech’s crowded streets and busy markets to get lost in the world of photography. Wherever we turn we are met by a steady stream of oriental sounds, smells and interesting photo opportunities. At first it is tempting to click away and fill your memory card with all the subjects presented before you, but it pays off to be patient and wait until the unique moments unfold in front of your lens. Filled with impressions after our first meeting with Marrakech’s sizzling street life, we settle down for a nice welcome dinner to get to know each other a bit better. (D)

DAY 2 – MARRAKESH

After a steady breakfast, it’s time for a day filled with photography and inspiration with Philip. During the day we explore Marrakesh’s old town and markets where new photo opportunities await behind each corner. We can take portraits of the local craftsmen, capture market stalls filled with tall piles of spices and walls of multicolored carpets, shoes and clothes. In this organized chaos, always have your camera ready to not miss any of the quick snapshots that unfolds around you. During the day we will photograph in one of Marrakech’s most beautiful surroundings as we visit the impressive botanical, Majorelle Gardens. In the soft evening light, we continue to discover the busy market of Jemaa el-Fnaa, which is the city’s main square. This place is the main pulse of Marrakech, but it’s in the evening the area really wakes up. Here you will discover fire dancers and many other street artists. It almost feels like we have been dropped straight into Disney’s old story about Aladdin. As the golden sun sets, we head up on one of the rooftops surrounding the square. From here we get a whole new perspective on the crowded square below. We finish the day with a tasty dinner together filled with Moroccan delicacies. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – MARRAKESH – SKOURA OASIS

We start off our third day with image editing and a theory class where Philip will show how you can take your photos from great to amazing with some post processing. During the morning we will also have a photo critique session where Philip gives constructive criticism of your pictures. After lunch, our photo adventure continues and we move across the spectacular Tizn’Tichka pass where we will be able to photograph some stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Our goal is one of Morocco’s most beautiful oasis, Skoura. Here we will photograph during the best evening light. Just like before, Philip is always at hand for inspiration and personal guidance. After capturing the golden sun slowly setting behind the Atlas Mountains in the distance, we end the day with a delicious dinner together. (B, L, D)

DAY 4 – OURAZAZATE

Today, we explore the fascinating surroundings of the city of Ouarzazate, also called the door of the desert. For centuries it has been an important hub for the traveling caravans through the desert. The fort like city of Aït Benhaddou is a perfect backdrop for today’s photo shoot and Philip will show us how to best use the surrounding environment in our image creation. In the afternoon we return to the green area around Skoura Oasis. Here we will explore Kasbah Amerdi, where it feels like we have entered a history book as motives from a forgotten time surround us. In the evening we enjoy a final dinner together under the stars. (B, L, D)

DAY 5 – SKOURA OASIS – MARRAKESH AND HOME

In the morning we take the opportunity to photograph the orange sun rising above the beautiful surroundings. After breakfast, we leave the green oasis behind us and return to Marrakech and the airport for further transportation towards your final destination. (B)

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHILIP LEE HARVEY • Travel Photographer

Philip Lee Harvey is a multi award winning travel photographer and winner of the prestigious Travel Photographer of the Year. He believes photography should convey the emotion of places and people rather than functioning simply as a descriptive guide. He has spent the past 20 years perfecting his art and has worked in over 120 countries in environments ranging from Antarctica to the Sahara desert. His images are acclaimed for their graphic quality, use of light and composition. For Philip, photography acts as a physical and emotional journey.

PORTFOLIO:
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ON LOCATION WITH PHILIP

Our tours are always accompanied by a well-known and talented professional photographer who will guide you to the most scenic locations during the best lighting conditions and help you improve and expand your photographic technique. During this tour Philip Lee Harvey will take you to Morocco for some great street, and travel photography. During the tour Philip will guide you during the photo assignments while sharing their best tips for capturing the people, the markets and the surroundings. In the evenings, you will get help with the post processing of the images taken during the day. He will also look at your photographs and give his advice while evaluating your images, and also talk about everything from camera techniques to focal lengths, composition and lighting. There will also be a lot of time for individual conversations with Philip, where you have the chance to ask questions or perhaps get some help with any camera settings or equipment advice.

ACCOMODATION

ACCOMODATION

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICES AND FACTS

PRICE

Price per person: 1 995 USD

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in shared double room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Participation and workshops by Philip Lee Harvey during the trip.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. USD 360
  • Return flight to Morocco.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to local guide.
  • Travel insurance. For details see our website.

  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

 

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Morocco is not included in the price. But if you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

GROUP SIZE

In order to for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 14

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Zoom lenses like a 24-70mm and 70-200mm.
  • Wide angle lenses, for example 16mm.
  • Tripod.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure you’re having the best possible experience in Morocco.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

 
 

 

 

Photo: Philip Lee Harvey

PRICE

Price per person: 1 995 USD

Included:

  • All ground transfers according to the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in shared double room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Participation and workshops by Philip Lee Harvey during the trip.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Hotel taxes and other local fees.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Single room supplement. USD 360
  • Return flight to Morocco.
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks, laundry etc.
  • Tips to local guide.
  • Travel insurance. For details see our website.

  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

FLIGHTS

International airfare to Morocco is not included in the price. But if you wish, we are more than happy to help you arrange all your flights. Just send an email to info@zoomphototours.com and we will respond with flight suggestions and prices.

GROUP SIZE

In order to for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our photographer our groups are always small. On this tour the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 14

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Zoom lenses like a 24-70mm and 70-200mm.
  • Wide angle lenses, for example 16mm.
  • Tripod.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure you’re having the best possible experience in Morocco.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

 

Photo: Philip Lee Harvey

BOOKING

BOOKING

BOOKING CONTACT

If you want to book a Zoom Photo Tour you can either give us a call, send an e-mail or use the on-line booking form and you will receive a booking confirmation right away.

BOOK THE TOUR BY PHONE:  EUROPE +46 470-466 49  // USA +1(212) 203-0375

BOOK THE TOUR BY E-MAIL:  info@zoomphototours.com