Jordan Photography Workshop
Dates – 12 - 18 October 2019
Duration – 7 days / 6 nights
Type of Tour – Small Group
Max Participants – 4
Photographers - Andy Yee
Fly In/ Out – Amman [AMM]
Price – €4000
The image of Jordan is already burnt into your mind, from the famous lost Rose City of Petra to the expansive Martian landscape of Wadi Rum. Now join award-winning official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee to help burn them into celluloid on a spectacular seven day Jordan Photography Workshop. It promises to offer you the change to capture most breathtaking monuments and landscapes the world has ever seen.
This workshop is limited to only four participants to ensure maximum attention to personal development and cover the rugged terrain as swiftly as possible. Four-star minimum accommodation will be provided. With locations selected on location, convenience and comfort with some exceptional luxury camping provided in the Wadi Rum desert.
Days 1 & 2 — Amman
The workshop starts in the capital city of Amman. Romping around the Amman citadel, we will shoot one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited places. Other highlights include Jerash, one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman sites, and the largest in Jordan.
Day 3 & 4 — Petra
Once we leave the capital behind, our first destination will be the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra. The ancient Rose City was lost to the wider world for about five centuries. We will shoot the archaeological site that is regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After we step food in the Siq and set our lenses on Al Khazneh (the Treasury), we will make our way through the site to shoot the sunset at the Monastery.
By night, the city becomes illuminated in what promises to be an unforgettable experience. Candles illuminate the path from the gorge of the Siq, which opens up to the spectacular courtyard of the Treasury. The warmth of the walls and the view of the Treasury bathed in moonlight bring together a mystique unseen during the day.
Day 5 — Wadi Rum
Next stop is one of the most strange and unique places on earth. Known in Arabic as the Valley of the Moon, the desert valley of Wadi Rum resembles a Martian landscape. The Wadi Rum has been made world-famous due in part to its inclusions as cinema locations for movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Martian and the recent remake of Aladdin. We will travel by 4WD to discover our own unique sunset location to capture the magic. Our accommodation here will be in luxury desert tents right in the middle of the desert. If the weather is on our side, we will shoot astrophotography under a clear sky.
Day 6 & 7 — The Dead Sea
Welcome to the lowest point on earth, The Dead Sea. There are many beauties to capture along the salty shores, so we will take the opportunity to capture some unique long exposures. The day will culminate with some much-earned relaxation at the spa. There is nothing quite like floating in the Dead Sea, watching the sun go down.
For our last day, we will return from the Dead Sea to Amman where you can choose to fly home, spend a few extra days to get to know the city, or continue the adventure and fly to Muscat to join our Oman Photography Workshop beginning 20 October 2019.
About Andy Yee
Sony Digital Imaging Advocate Andy Yee specialises in travel and tourism photography. When not leading workshops in exotic locations, he can be found in Sydney, Australia working as a visual content creator and photo educator.
As evidenced by his diverse portfolio and winner of the Sony Alpha Landscape Award, Andy utilises his camera to capture the harmony between people, culture, and landscapes. His work has been described as expressive and inspiring. He harnesses his attention to detail to compose images with a classic look as opposed to chasing trends.
Andy’s passion for photography is infectious. He has a knack for translating the mysteries of image creation into concrete, practical language. Using his work as a springboard, he guides people to draw upon their own creativity to discover their individual styles. His balance between one-on-one instruction and critique enables learners to capture the shots they see in their minds.
What Andy finds most rewarding is inspiring others to take their cameras along on their own adventures. He is passionate about leveraging his professional skill and knowledge to advance others to the next level. Experiencing learners’ joy of capturing images the way they want to see them is what motivates Andy to continue finding new ways to support the creative process.
Group Size and Accommodation
Group size will be two and four people. The cost will cover seven nights in luxe 4 or 5-star hotels or luxury desert tent accommodation during our trip. All private vehicle ground transport, park entrances fees and all meals.
Each hotel has been selected for its quality and offers a comfortable stay in well-equipped rooms or elaborate desert tents. All places on the workshop will be provided as single occupancy for your comfort.
Post Processing Workshops
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.
Professional photography guide
6 nights accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner
All transportation in private vehicles
Local expert guides of Amman and Petra
4WD sunset tour of Wadi Rum
All entrance fees to photography locations
Post-Processing sessions during the tour
Airfare to/from Amman Jordan
Option for hot air balloon ride in Wadi Rum desert
Equipment and baggage insurance
Visas (if applicable)
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Reviews for Aperture Tours
The learning and sharing from all and the different perspectives of all participants were wonderful. Having the expertise and guidance of three professional photographers added to the value and learning experience of this workshop. The instructors are fantastic, caring and understanding individuals who always went the extra mile to ensure that everyone was comfortable and happy... Definitely customer centric individuals!!
Alexander taught us so much in such a short period of time. He is smart, high energy and focused on teaching. The photos we took will be treasured for a lifetime. The teaching included camera use, taking advantage of camera features we didn't know we had, design of photos such as use of line and light to create interesting shots, use of a tripod and long exposure times at optimal camera settings to create stunning images and much more. All this knowledge was shared with grace and good humor! We highly recommend!!!
The Aperture Tours Workshop was a great experience! We covered some great locations, and the leader's knowledge of the area meant we didn't waste time getting to the best locations at the optimum times. The accommodation and food were excellent, and the leader's knowledge meant we got a good 'taste' of life as well as some truly memorable memories and images.