Workshops

Which one is it?

So, I am getting ready to announce my next Moroccan adventure but find myself facing a bit of a dilemma.

There are two major draws on my tours: 1- the blue city of Chefchaouen and 2-The dunes of Merzouga.

These two places are beautiful, magical, amazing. They in and of themselves could make a tour. From experience however they just don’t fit within the same tour, they would involve too much travel, too much running around. So, I have two potential itineraries and need to pick one. In other words, I need your help.

Itinerary 1: A more relaxed pace, 8 days in total, land in Fes, Head to Chefchaouen for 3 leisurely days, comfortably explore the surroundings for another 3 (mountains, sea), back to Fes.

Is it Chefchaouen…

Itinerary 2: 8 days, land in Marrakech, 1 day in the valley of Kasbahs, 2 days in the dunes, 1 day in the valley of the Ounila, 2 days in the Atlas Mountains, back to Marrakech.

…or Merzouga?

So, which one is it?

Private Workshop (ctd)

Last week, I showed you some of the quick snapshots I made while teaching a private workshop recently. As I hinted then, Stephane generously agreed to allow me to showcase his images from the two outings…Stephane wanted to work on developing his compositional skills and the famous “eye” (or learn how to see in human speak). We agreed to do it in two seemingly distinct (yet not that different) settings: nature and the city. Part of me really wonders if he really needed me at all…he seemed to be doing just fine on his own. I think I’ll just let his photos do the talking…

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

(c) Stephane Carignan 2012

Private workshop

I had the pleasure to host Stephane, who drove in from Montreal to take a private, custom-tailored workshop over the week-end. As per Stephane’s wishes, the workshop was a bit of a “surf and turf”: a bit of nature, a bit of urban photography. The weather wasn’t particularly pleasant, with a cold northern wind blowing pretty much along, but Stephane was a good sport and soldiered on for a unique experience. It was for me the occasion to re-visit some familiar friends, for him, the opportunity to discover a new area with a different set of eyes (not as creepy as it may sound :D ).

Here are some of the images I made while showing him these places. I will be posting some of his soon (provided he wants to :D ).

Morocco Adventure 2011 Redux Redux, The second coming

As promised yesterday, today is Michelle’s turn to shine with her Moroccan crop of photographs. Again, thank you Stephanie and Michelle for coming along for the ride and for generously accepting to be featured here!

Morocco Adventure 2011 Redux

I’ve been wanting to give you a glimpse of what my Morocco Adventures look like. But not through my eyes. Rather, through the eyes of my participants and new friends. Stephanie and Michelle have kindly agreed to share their favorite images with you. For me it’s always exciting to see what different people see in the same scene. And this is no different. We were all standing in the same places at the same time, yet we each have completely different images to show for it. Today, we will start with Stephanie’s images. Michelle’s will be up tomorrow! Please show your support to these two brave ladies :) .

You can join me on a new Moroccan Adventure in May 2012. Click here for more information.