Friday, 3 June 2011

Photography holidays at home in the desert

Creative courses should inspire and it goes without saying that tutors also need to fire up their creative juices on a regular basis.  Given the chance to venture further south into Morocco’s glorious past; mountain passes, Kasbah strewn oasis valleys and deserts teaming with nothing but sand, we jumped at the chance.  Our tour guides were Around Morocco, a long established company specialising in 4×4 tours all over Morocco.  They had a 5 day itinerary in mind that took us from Essaouira to Ouarzazate via Marrakesh, through the Dades Valley and onto the edge of the Sahara and indeed Morocco at the Algerian border at Merzouga.  We returned via Zagora and the Draa Valley.  Needless to say the scenery is quite exceptional and is a feast for the landscape photographer.  Of course there is a subtext to our 5 day trip  - even staying in a berber tent on a windy night – was part of our grand scheme.  Look out for future photography workshops that offer tours into the villages and desert dunes of the south and east of Morocco.  For now take a peek at the photographic highlights of our tour here.