November’s two photography tours to the High Atlas and desert dunes offered some stunning views as always and some new discoveries.
The oasis at Fint is a small gem of a place located off the main tourist trail and beautifully untouched. The unusual rock formations and reflections make it quite a treat for photographers. On both occasions the winter light was clear. One of the benefits of running photography tours from Sept to May is the advantage of less hazy light. Also the winter months offer snow capped peaks and occasional (dare I say it) cloud formations which can add a lot to landscape imagery. The heights of some roads over the Atlas and indeed the nestled villages below provide fantastic opportunities for epic images. We discovered one stunning viewpoint by chance after misreading the map. In terms of other subjects available to the photographer here are souks, villages and dunes. The magic of Merzouga where we base ourselves to photograph the dunes, never ceases to delight. Guided by our own Gnawi musician we ventured as far south as Taouz, some 15 km south of Merzouga and within touching distance of the Algerian border. Nomads came to greet us and we gave the children pens. Always bring pens! Tours usually run monthly from September to May. Please go to the tours page to register for a detailed itinerary and check our gallery of images from recent trips here.