3rd February, 2019

Moroccan Adventure

MOROCCAN ADVENTURE

Dates: Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 27th April – SOLD OUT
To receive early notification of any 2020 Morocco plans please contact us here.
Tutor: Damien Lovegrove
Logistics and tour support: Mohammed Kamal (MK)
Genre: Fashion Portraits, landscapes and travel photography
Group Size: 6 (plus non-shooting partners)
Model: To be confirmed
Price: £2,895 pp
Deposit: £500 pp

Payments: A deposit of £500 is required to secure your place. We then require the remaining balance in two instalments by BACS transfer. The first instalment of £1,197.50 will be due by 28th Feb and the final £1,197.50 due by 31st March.

OVERVIEW

We will be photographing a mixture of fashion portraits, figure in the landscape, local people and the occasional landscape. We will have a professional English speaking model with us throughout the tour. There will be three full shooting days with arrival and departure days to Marrakesh either side. All accommodation and meals are included in the adventure price.

Airport transfers to and from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) and our hotel are included in the tour price. Careful planning and research has gone into this trip to make it as relaxing, inspirational and as fun-filled as possible. We have secured access to some fabulous locations that will provide us with excellent photo making opportunities the like that has not been seen before in any photography workshop. Join us on this adventure in Morocco.

ITINERARY

Arrival Day 

  • Transfer from the airport to our Riad in Marrakesh
  • Welcome drink and introduction at our Riad/ hotel
  • Dinner out on the town in Marrakesh

Workshop Day 1

  • Shoot at our first Kasbah an hour out of Marrakesh
  • Lunch at a village at the foot of the Atlas Mountains
  • Drive over the Atlas mountains to shoot at our second Kasbah
  • Dinner in Ouarzazate and check into our modern stylish hotel

Workshop Day 2

  • A flash for portraits on location workshop session by Damien
  • Head off to Ait Ben Haddou for lunch
  • Shoot in three old Kasbahs at Ait Ben Haddou
  • Dinner at our historic Kasbah hotel 

Workshop Day 3

  • Fashion shoot at our Kasbah hotel near Ait Ben Haddou
  • Journey up the mountain capturing the scenery on the way to Kasbah Telouet
  • Lunch at the Kasbah
  • Fashion shoot in the historic Kasbah Telouet
  • Head back over the Atlas mountain pass to Marrakesh
  • Farewell dinner in Marrakesh

Departure Day

  • Breakfast at your leisure and check out by 12:00 Noon
  • Transfer back to the airport as and if required

Exact details are subject to change as Morocco is full of exciting surprises. If you would like to extend your trip, you can explore the many sights that Marrakech has to offer before or after the workshop.

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying in 3 contrasting hotels on our tour. A riad in Marrakesh, a kasbah and a stylish modern hotel with an interesting twist. Full accommodation details will be shared with participants at the time of booking. The pictures below were taken at our accommodation.
If you plan to extend your trip before or after the workshops you will be welcome to leave any extra suitcases at our riad hotel in Marrakech as we will start and finish the tour there. Ideally you will want to travel fairly light during the 3 shooting days.

OUR ROUTE

Our route takes us out of Marrakesh on day 1 over the Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, shooting locally to the south of the mountains on day 2 before before the journey back over the mountains on day 3.

Please come with an open mind, a creative heart and be ready for adventure. Morocco is a vibrant, colourful place where exciting things will happen.

We have chosen to run this adventure at the end of April between Easter and Ramadan for the best climate and shooting conditions.

We will travel together in a modern, air conditioned mini bus. MK will lead the way in his 4×4 support vehicle.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Airport transfers within Marrakesh
4 nights accommodation
All transport throughout the adventure
Tour guide and facilitator
Location shooting permits where required
All meals (Dietary requirements catered for)
Bottled water, drinks and snacks on location and on the road
A professional model with suitable styling items
Damien Lovegrove’s guidance, help and wisdom

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights
Travel insurance
Alcoholic drinks

CAMERA KIT REQUIREMENTS

A digital camera, APSC, Full frame or medium format
A few lenses covering eqv 20mm to 150mm on full frame
A monopod or a tripod for the darker locations

All lighting equipment will be provided by Damien.

YOUR TUTOR: DAMIEN LOVEGROVE

Considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential contemporary photographers, Damien is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous. Having had a glittering career at the BBC as a cameraman and lighting director spanning 14 years he left in 1998 to become a full time photographer.

For the past 20 years Lovegrove has travelled the world as a commercial, wedding and portrait photographer and now loves to share his knowledge and experience with passionate photographers. His sense of fun and his radiant energy make him an ideal leader of adventures and workshop tutor.  In 2013 Damien became an official Fujifilm X Photographer and remains one of the chosen few Fujifilm brand ambassadors to this day.

MODEL: LEELA TIKADAR

Take a look at Leela’s Instagram here.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Should you cancel this workshop for any reason, no refund will be available unless your place is resold. If you would like to cancel your place on this event please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

As our costs for each training event remain the same regardless of how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a look here for our full terms and conditions.

The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold.  In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Have any questions? Give us a call:

01275 853204 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT) or email us.

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