Advocate
Andy Yee
20 Oct

Oman Photography Workshop

Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Advocate
Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee,
Wahiba Sands Desert - Oman
Advocate
Andy Yee
20 Oct
Oman Photography Workshop
Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Advocate
Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor Wahiba Sands Desert - Oman
Omani Boy
Advocate
Andy Yee
20 Oct
Oman Photography Workshop
Muscat, Muscat Governorate
Advocate
Andy Yee
Image: Andy Yee, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor Omani Boy
A 9 day workshop that encompasses everything from the souks to the desert

About the event

$1,000.00 deposit required to secure your spot.

Full cost of event is $7200 per person, twin-share room. A Single supplement is available on request for an additional cost of $1,000. Remaining balance minus the deposit will be paid direct to Andy Yee Photography.

Balance due: 30 August 2019. Maximum group number of participants is 7 people.

Magical and mystical, Oman is a beautiful corner of the Arabian Peninsula that is warm and welcoming, steeped in Bedouin and Arabic history and hospitality it is the place engage with the Arab world without the distorted lens of the opulent wealth of its neighbours. It is bursting with photographic opportunities, from the capital Muscat, to the deserts, riverbed oases, labyrinthine souk and a long coastline that is home to turtles and flamingos.This nine-day intensive workshop encapsulates the most exceptional locations that Oman has to offer, and the chance to see some camels as well!

Lead by award-winning official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee, and accompanied by Aperture Tours founder Alexander J.E. Bradley, this tour will push your photography to the next level. The intimate group size is designed for personal attention to develop your photographic vision.

Days 1 & 2 — Muscat

We begin our adventure in the port capital, Muscat. After picking you up from the airport, and sharing a welcome dinner together, we will explore the city that is scenically wedged between the ocean and the mountains. It boasts old fortifications that look down over the port and protect the massive, contemporary Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque as well as the old waterfront Muttrah quarter, with its labyrinthine-like souk and busy fish market. Flower-rich parks fill this gentle city and when the opera house lights up at night, you cannot deny its beauty.

Day 3 — Al Hajar Mountains

We will pass by the 17th Century Nakhal Fort for some stunning views from the battlements. Our 4WD cars will navigate the steep pass to Wadi Bani Awf. Deep in Oman's countryside are many villages still retain their traditional charm. Perhaps the most appealing of these is Bilad Sayt, a tranquil mountain hamlet tucked away in the mountains. The road, or should I say the track, is steep, but it is worth the nail-biting. We will stop off at Misfat Al Abreen, set in a stunning landscape above terraced plantations of date palms; a rare sight in Oman as most palms are grown on the plains. The ancient houses and ruined watchtower perched on the mountain complete the scene. We will sleep at the top of Jebel Shams, “Sun Mountain”, Oman’s highest peak. The cooler temperatures will surprise as you reach the top to get a spectacular view of the “Grand Canyon”.

Day 4 & 5 — Nizwa

Nizwa is Oman’s cultural capital and launch pad for the region filled with castles, forts, date plantations, Wadi and some prime markets. The 17th Century Jabrin castle is one of the finest of its kind. Bahla, one of the oldest small towns of Oman dating back to the 12th century was the capital for the tribe living in the region and famous for its pottery even today. We will make a special trip to the Sinwa market, which will host its incredibly Camel market during our trip. The intense auction brings people from across the country to this amazing spectacle.

Day 6 & 7 — Sharqiya Sands

The Sinaw Souq is amongst one of the oldest preserved souqs in Oman and it is a hive of activity where you can see immaculately dressed men and delicately decorated ladies selling their wears, from date, spices, silver and livestock sold frantically by auction and it is wonderful to see Bedouins bidding for a goat or a camel. No trip to Oman would be complete without a trip to the desert! We will track across the ribbed sands to rub shoulders with camels being headed by Bedouins as we sleep in an unpowered luxury desert camp where the sky will show us a display of thousands of stars.

Days 8 & 9 — Arabian Coast

Our final days will be spent along the natural landscape and unspoiled shorelines of the Arabian coast as we animal watch. Filim has a shallow bay that is a haven for flamingos and Ras Al Jinz is world renown for the nesting of the endangered green turtle, probably the most important nesting concentration on the Indian Ocean. This is the only place where the public can watch the nesting process of these amazing sea-giants and is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We follow the coast back to Muscat passing some spectacular oasis, such as Wadi Shab one of the most beautiful wadis and its pools with clear deep blue water give you an opportunity to take a refreshing dip.

All transport in Oman will be provided by private transport (4wd and minivan)

We will be staying in three-star or greater hotels or luxury desert tents during our trip. Each hotel has been selected for their quality and offers a comfortable stay in well-equipped rooms or elaborate desert tents. All rooms on the workshop will be provided as dual occupancy, but there are limited spaces available as a single room for $1,000 (AUS) supplement.

$1,000.00 deposit required to secure your spot.

Full cost of event is $7200 per person, twin-share room. A Single supplement is available on request for an additional cost of $1,000. Remaining balance minus the deposit will be paid direct to Andy Yee Photography.

Balance due: 30 August 2019.

Techniques covered

  • Landscapes
  • Architecture
  • Wildlife
  • Portrait
  • Filters
  • Night photography
  • Astrophotography
  • We understand getting the photo into the card is only half of the battle. During the workshop, there will be time to go over post-processing to help you create images that pack a punch. Our photographers will sit down with you to assist your selection process, Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and techniques, and develop your best images, so you can showcase your photography prowess.

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Lenses that cover a range of lengths from wide for landscape and longer for portrait and wildlife
  • Tripod
  • A sense fo adventure!

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

All breakfast, lunch and dinners are included
20 Oct 2019, 12:00PM - 29 October 2019, 11:30PM
Suitable for all levels
2 going, 2 spot(s) left
A$1,000.00 per/person

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