The Marrakech Photo Experience

Explore the ancient medina of Marrakech through the eyes of a photographer
  • full day walking photography tour
  • insight into the behind the scenes workings of the Marrakech medina & beyond
  • tips and advice on subjects such as composition, exposure etc
  • access to unique & unusual photo opportunities
  • Moroccan registered professional guide to answer any questions on history & culture
  • all entry fees and payments included minimising uncomfortable situations
  • refreshments (Moroccan tea, orange juice) along the way

… in the heart of the souks; babouches, leatherworkers, blacksmiths, wool dyers, there are plenty of opportunities for portraits of people at work. Next, the gnawa who stokes the furnace firing the local hammam (or traditional steam bath); the tanjia’s are cooking as he makes tea and treats us to some traditional music. A brief stop at a master of the traditional art of stucco carving before entering the Criée Berbere, to view the carpet auction near the former slave market. Rays of light slant through gaps in the roof in the Souk; past piles of olives and the local delicacy, sheep head stew, we emerge at the Jema el Fna.  In the soft afternoon light we photograph the colourful water sellers, orange juice stalls and the dentist with his collection of extracted teeth…

To see a couple of reviews from past tours:

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‘I would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anybody who wants to try to photograph the ‘real’ Marrakech and also experience the warmth and friendliness of the local people. I have taken  tours with other professional photographers in different cities but none has been as rewarding as this one.’ Valda Bailey

‘We have had many guides over the years, but our excursion with you, as our “photo-guide” was extraordinary. You took us to unique locations which we would never have found on our own. The fact that you knew some of the people personally was invaluable. As we walked from one “photo shoot” to another, your knowledge of the city and its history made our visit that much more enjoyable. Last but not least, your photo tips were great and will serve me well in the future. Thank you again for enhancing our trip to Marrakech.’ Barry & Sandi Cracower

‘Thank you for giving me such an amazing insight into the souks of Marrakech and some great memories – I had a great birthday!’ Pam Boddy

‘We very much enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone coming to Marrakech.’ Fergus & Kim