MAX 10 PEOPLE
4 STAR HOTELS
Hotbed of Traditional Culture
Oman is a fascinating place where you can savour colourful, deeply traditional culture almost at your doorsteps.
From the white city of Muscat to authentic markets of Nizwa, Oman feels like a different world from anywhere else where you have been. Relaxed, peaceful, proud, respectful and very safe, it stands apart from its neighbours.
It's a fantastic place to practice people photography, full of incredibly photogenic people and colourful dresses.
We are going there at the best time of the year - with comfortable temperatures around 25 degrees, and at the time of annual Muscat Festival - an event for locals, which brings people from different corners of the country to showcase traditional dresses, and you can photograph them for as long as you like. That's where the picture at the top of this page was taken.
We will also drive to Nizwa, which holds a traditional market every Friday morning. It feels like stepping back in time, with colourful people selling food, goats and housewares.
How It Works
This is a photo trip focused on PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHY - mixed with sightseeing.
It's an intense trip where you can PRACTICE your people photography skills in an incredibly colourful location.
I will give you FACE-TO-FACE COACHING with individual feedback throughout the trip. I will be giving you tips, watching over your shoulder, correcting mistakes and giving feedback on your shots.
At the end of each day, we will REVIEW everyone's best shots together.
This trip is designed for people who have already completed my 5 STEPS TO STUNNING PORTRAITS training - and already know the most powerful people photography techniques. I will be briefing you which ones are best to use - but there will be no time for me to explain them.
You should also be familiar with basic camera controls (Aperture, ISO, Exposure Compensation etc.).
What You Need
Ideally DSLR or Mirrorless, with enough battery & memory cards for a full day of shooting (up to 800 images per day)
Lens(es) covering 50-200mm
with a way to transfer pictures from your camera - will make it easier to select your best shots for daily reviews
BE READY AND FIT
for 7 hours of shooting each day
Morning - Photoshoot with a model
Afternoon - Drive to Nizwa + visit Al Hamra villlage
Evening - Review of best shots
Morning - Nizwa market
Afternoon - Drive to Muscat + Muscat Festival
Evening - Review of best shots
Morning - Muscat mosques
Afternoon - Muscat Festival + Review of best shots
What People Say
3 days of face-to-face photography coaching
Hotels (3 nights, twin sharing; single supplement USD 180)
Professional model fee
International flight to/from Muscat
Meals & beverages
Deposit USD 200 to secure your place
Balance 2 months before the trip (by 30th November)
Payment on my website by credit card, debit card or PayPal
100% refund if cancelled up to 2 months before the event (by 30 Nov)
50% refund if cancelled 1-2 months before the event (1 Dec - 31 Dec)
No refund if cancelled within the last 1 month (after 31 Dec)