Workshop fee is £1,547
Includes 5 nights accommodation, travel to/from Fes and Chefchaouen, a welcome dinner and farewell brunch.
Morocco is a beguiling country. A magnificent and diverse country, home to vast deserts, mountain ranges and compelling cities. For my new workshop I have chosen what are to me the two most photogenic, yet distinct, cities in Morocco. I am so excited to invite you to join me on this incredible photographic adventure.
In this workshop we will explore and wander, create and enjoy the rich and ancient culture, the vibrant street life, interesting, friendly people and unique architecture of Fes and Chefchaouen.
Fes is a vibrant, intense city. In the north of Morocco is this ancient city, formed originally around a walled medina, the largest car-free urban area in the world. The medina is home to a warren-like 9,000 tiny streets full of artisans, scholars, street sellers, souks, history and culture.
I particularly love the colours and street life of the old Jewish quarter, the rich light that sometimes never penetrates the maze of the old medina streets, giving us interesting shadows and light play to capture. We will see Fes as it wakes and as it settles into the sombre and intensely quiet night. We will photograph the many expressions of life lived out on the streets.
A few hours drive from Fes, into the Rif mountains, brings you to the sleepy, beautiful small city of Chefchaouen. Known for its blue-washed buildings and streets, wander the tiny alleys and catch breathtaking vistas across the mountains.
We will walk around the city, and up into the hills. It is magical standing at the Spanish mosque at sunset, with the town laid out below as you listen to the call to prayer echo through the valley.
And at night, the town is wonderful to photograph; the buildings, textures and richly coloured yellow lamplights create many interesting photo opportunities.
There is also the fresh vibrant feel to the town at dawn, as this sleepy city emerges from the deep quiet of night.
In this workshop I want to help you create a portfolio of images that will wow your friends and family.
You will be sharing this experience of exploration and creativity with a group of other passionate photographers – and having a lot of fun along the way.
I will also help you develop your photography skills – meeting you exactly where you are and giving you plentiful personalised feedback, guidance and teaching.
I am only taking 6 people on this workshop so we can have an intimate and friendly group, where I can work with each person to help you take great leaps in your creative and technical skills, developing as a photographer.
It’s also great to be part of a group as we can share ideas and skills – critiquing each other’s photos and helping you become the best photographer you can be.
I will take you to all of my favourite spots in Fes and Chefchaouen, where I have been photographing my own project. Places both iconic and well known, and those more off the beaten track, in the more local areas.
“[Anthony’s] teaching is easy to understand, laid back and humorous. Anyone can do this and be a better photographer as a result.” Harmen
The journey from Fes to Chefchaouen is about 4 hours, which we’ll do in a private air-conditioned car. It’s an interesting drive, through little towns and up into the mountains.
The workshop will include sessions on:
- Creative exposures and how shooting on Manual gives you total control of your creative photography.
- The art of creative composition: learn the how and why of composition.
- We will study light and why you will never see a great photograph without great light. It is everything photography is about.
- The challenges of shooting in the changing light from dawn to dusk, and how to handle them.
- Street Photography – learn my approach in getting close and comfortable with your subjects. Or how to be candid, get that decisive moment – and let go of your fear of photographing strangers.
- A delicious complimentary welcome dinner and farewell brunch at my favourite spots in both cities. I am a foodie too – and Di and I have had a great time testing out the best local places.
- Plus so many useful pro tips and practices from me…bring a notebook!
We’ll end the workshop with a long session reviewing and critiquing the photos we’ve taken. This is a really fun part of the workshop where you get to see and feedback on everyone’s images.
Although I will be giving regular critiquing of your images throughout the workshop, this is a wonderful time to share the experiences of the group.
Join me for this unique and exciting new workshop.
- 2 nights accommodation in a friendly, newly renovated Riad in Fes, with a roof terrace and delicious breakfast.
- 3 nights at a lovely bed and breakfast hotel in Chefchaouen, Casa Perleta (the photos do not do it justice, it’s a beautiful place with a roof terrace that looks over the whole town).
The content of the course will be tailored to the experience and interests of individual members of the group, ensuring every attendee receives a personalised experience and develops as a photographer.
You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before the workshop so I can gauge exactly where I can help you during our time in Morocco. I am also happy to look at your images if you wish to share them with me, and do a quick online chat.
- This course is suitable for photographers at almost any level of experience – being in a small group I can work with multiple levels.
- I would, though, like you to be committed to trying to develop your skills on Manual as that is where I believe your creativity will truly get unleashed.
- A camera and a sturdy tripod are necessary – a laptop to process your images is also highly recommended, but not essential. I will have a laptop that I can work with you on.
Workshop capacity: limited to 6 people
Workshop fee: £1,547. Please read our terms and conditions before booking.
- The workshop fee includes a delicious welcome dinner and farewell brunch.
- Your ticket does not include travel to Morocco, travel or health insurance or meals and drinks not mentioned above.
- We will eat at good value local spots as a group.
- Please read our terms and conditions before booking.
Workshop timings: The workshop starts at 5pm on Tuesday 9th October with an introduction and welcome dinner, and finish on Sunday 14th October around 5pm, when we return to Fes.
If you would like any advice about flights, airport transfers, extending your trip etc., please do not hesitate to contact Diana on email@example.com or 020-7928 4178.
Extending your trip. You can extend the trip, we have some good recommendations (a few nights in a bedouin tent in the Sahara? Or head to Tangiers instead of Fes after the workshop, taking the ferry across to Tarifa in Spain. There are many cool things to do here.)
Questions – please get in touch: If you have any questions / thoughts / queries please do give us a call or drop us an email.
Contact Diana on firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony on email@example.com.
Here’s some feedback past workshop clients:
“I had a really good time doing a private tuition day with Anthony and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone else who might be considering. What impressed me most about Anthony’s work was that while it is in a way easy to take a fantastic photo when you have a great scene before you, Anthony manages to make amazing photos out of the most ordinary places around London, and when I compared his offering to the other Photography Workshops that are advertised, his photos are clearly a step above the competition. “ Tom
“After Paris and Venice, London was my third workshop with Anthony. Extremely helpful to learn with him how to master your camera and the light. Anthony is not only an excellent professional who give good advice and tips, but also a great guy. To follow him around cities at dawn and shooting a lot of pictures is an unforgettable experience. Worth the trip!” Catherine
“Anthony also inspired me to look at photographic composition in a different way (manipulating angles, exploring reflections, managing too many subjects in the same frame)” Veda
“Istanbul is a fascinating and photogenic city and Anthony Epes’ photography workshop “Cities at Dawn” was the perfect vehicle for a solo female traveller, like myself, to discover a city in a non-touristic and yet safe way. The photography tuition was professional, unpretentious and “tailored”. I greatly appreciated that Anthony allowed me the space to both photograph and observe at my own pace whilst deftly encouraging me to venture out from the comfort zones of auto setting, telephoto lens’, cliched subjects and even daylight!” Rachel
“I learnt a lot on the course, particularly around seeing images in everyday things, composition, and how to recognise and use interesting light to improve my photos. I think that before I did the course I was in some ways in a bit of a photo rut, for instance settling for aperture priority and auto white balance; this course got me out of that and gave me some new inspiration.” Steve
“Anthony is a great instructor, who puts you at ease, offers good, understandable advice and is good company. I had done a photography course before, yet in the space of a couple of hours he made me understand some basics which i had missed in a very logical way.” Tripadvisor review
“It rekindled my photographic interest having slobbed out with my mobile phone camera for too long.” Wild Auk
“Anthony is a talented photographer who is also a very good teacher. He is excellent at giving you feedback on your composition and tips on using your photo gear. “ Danilo