Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops

For the cooking classes we begin the day with a Spice tour in Essaouira's medina before departing to a country market to source ingredients. Afterwards we'll relocate to our countryside cooking retreat where you'll learn to cook two Moroccan dishes of your choice with an English speaking Moroccan tutor. You'll return at 5-6pm in the evening. The photography classes can follow the some morning itinerary photographing at a country market followed by an afternoon in Essaouira's medina with a photographic tour. Ideal for intermediate level camera ability. For photo workshops in Essaouira's medina see below:

  • When: Everyday
  • Where: Region of Essaouira, Morocco
  • Price: £85pp
Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops
Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops
Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops

Features & Info

Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops

COUNTRY MARKET

Our morning drive takes us past many forests of Argan trees, the native species that produces the world famous oil. The goats truly do climb the trees if you are lucky enough to see them! Having arrived after 25 minutes, the Berber market (souk) is a like taking a step back in time. Fruit, vegetable and household appliances are all sold in the traditional way often on the ground. It's truly a feast for your senses. On the way back we'll also visit an Argan co-operative where you can join in with grinding the nuts and producing the oil that is used for both cosmetics and cooking. Photographic portraits of the ladies working there are also possible with a tip.

Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops

PHOTO WORKSHOP DAY 1

A 3 hour sit down camera workshop looking at the basics of camera control including how to hold the camera, operate your mode dial working away from fully auto, control exposure - ISO, shutter speed & aperture as well as exposure adjustments to create more textural and colour-rich images. You'll have your own takeaway printed notes for this. After an al fresco lunch you'll take your second workshop this time on composition with a tour of the medina and an eye on what to look for. I like to encourage students to see beyond the ordinary and explore the abstract features within the medina as opposed to general views. As we walk around I'll be checking your camera's settings and providing feedback. Finally we'll review your images back at base.

Day Tours from Essaouira with photography or cookery workshops

PHOTO WORKSHOP DAY 2

This is really open depending on what you'd like to do. You have the choice of a morning market visit photographing people (Wed+Sun) with the emphasis on techniques for street photography... Or gaining a deeper technical instruction specifically looking at producing a small body of work in the medina looking with a specific abstract and architectural workshop using your control of depth of field...Or taking portraits of people in the medina including how to specifically set your camera up and approach them gaining trust and permission. The day ends with some work on post-production techniques on our computer, a final image review and the loading of your website gallery page.

Details & Itinerary

More workshop info

Travel is in a 4x4 vehicle with departures from Essaouira's medina. We have a DSLR camera for hire at £50 for the day.

Itinerary & Dates

Country market day trips are available most Wednesdays and Sundays with departure at 9.30am.