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Leading A Travel Photography Workshop Across Morocco
In early October I partnered with TGL and the wonderful people at Open Doors Morocco to lead a travel photography workshop across Morocco. Here’s a recap of our awesome ten-day trek from Marrakech into the Sahara with our great group of 11 international guests and 4 tour guides.
An Introduction to Morocco
On day one, we met up with Creative Interactions for an introduction to Moroccan culture. Together we learned some delicious tagine recipes and practiced basic Arabic phrases and gestures.
Volunteering in Marrakech
We spent our time in Marrakech partnered with the good people at El Fenn Maroc, a Moroccan NGO focused on bridging different cultures and supporting local artists. With digital cameras donated from around the world, we introduced a group of local Moroccan children to basic photography concepts before heading out on a photowalk to Jemaa el-Fnaa, the bustling main square in Marrakech.
On our second day in Marrakech, we met up with our young photographers to tour and photograph some historical sights in the city.
A Road Trip To The Sahara
From Marrakech we loaded up the team into three SUVs and made our way towards the Sahara, a multi-day trip with plenty of gorgeous sights on the way.
Arriving in The Sahara
We arrived on the edge of the Sahara and prepped our gear for a trek into the heart of the desert. The whole team loaded up onto more than a dozen camels and rode into the dunes as the sun was getting low.
The trip was stunning and so much fun with such a friendly group of guides and participating photographers. If you’re interested in joining us for an upcoming travel photography trip to Morocco, keep an eye on our workshops and photowalks.