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Welcome to Sinai Desert Photography Adventure – an exhilarating journey to explore the stunning, unspoiled terrain of the desert. During this incredible trek, you’ll be guided through an unforgettable landscape, capturing unforgettable memories with your camera.
The magic of the desert
is hard to define
The world has never felt so big; the sky has never seemed so infinite.
The desert has always been a deeply spiritual place. My first experience felt as if my soul was literally turned on for the first time. I was hooked.
It has everything that makes a photographer and explorer heart beat faster!
Discover your distinctive voice, cultivate mindful awareness and inspire creative growth with photography.
Mindfulness in Photography
Rather than focusing only on the technical aspects of capturing a great photograph, this method investigates photography as a mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness means being aware of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment on a moment-to-moment basis. It means paying attention to what is, rather than getting lost in our thoughts about the future or the past. Photography can be an effective way of improving mood and appreciation of everyday life.
* Step out of the daily stress and hustle
* Dive deep into the silence of the Desert
* Be more calm and refreshed than you’ve ever been
* Deeply connect to your Self
* Experience how the Beduins live
* Increase your self-confidence and self-acceptance
This remarkable journey offers more than just a photography trip – it is a focus on mindfulness, helping you come home to yourself. Take the time to explore the Bedouin culture, and enjoy the unique, breathtaking views of the rolling dunes.
We'll be traveling on camel back, camping under the stars, and visiting some of the world's most beautiful sights. Along the way, you'll get the chance to take some amazing photographs to capture your journey.
At the end of each day, we'll set ur our night-camp where you can unwind and relax. We'll also have small meditations and activities to help you strengthen your connection to yourself and make the most of your experience here in the desert.
At the end of your trip, you'll find yourself changed; filled with the peace and joy that only comes from a true connection with yourself and nature.
PROGRAMM IN THE DESERT
5:30 AM | Guided meditation, Photography & Mindfulness practice
6:30 AM | Breakfast
8:00 AM | Moving across the desert on camels with breaks and many amazing photo spots
13:00 PM | Lunch in a shady place, Photography practice
16:00 PM | Camel ride to the spot where we spend our night, sharing circle
19:00 PM | Dinner
Each day starts with a guided meditation to tune in with yourself.
The days end with a sharing circle where we share the experiences of the day and discuss our best-of pictures.
Please mind that changes are possible. This is just a template to give you an idea on how a day may look like during the 5 days in the desert.
Sharm el Sheikh Airport
Arrive from your destination. The group will be picked up by a private bus and brought to the camp (3h drive).
Day 1 - 2
The Camp is located on a very unique place between a sandstone, rocky mountain and the magnificent Red Sea. Here we will get to know each other and have an introduction workshop into Photography. Excellent food, snorkeling, silence ... Slowing down begins here!
Day 3 - 8
The bus will pick us up at the camp and take us to the desert. Let the magnificence of the Sinai Desert sweep you away. The Beduins, who are familiar with the area, lead the group. We'll travel on camels, explore breathtaking locations for photos, sit around the campfire, sing and dance and sleep outdoors under the night sky. The desert becomes your second home.
Day 8 - 9
We'll return back to the camp. These last days are all about integrating the experience, sharing, relaxing. Last but not least we will have a special closing ritual in the dome.
Time to say good bye!
Q: Is this a photography workshop?
A: This trip is designed for anyone who loves photography no matter the experience. You'll learn how to use your camera in manual mode and how to use photography as a mindfulness practice.
Q: Do I need a camera?
A: This trip is intended to help you develop an understanding of mindful photography, regardless of the media you want to use. We welcome phones!
Q: Where do we sleep?
A: At the beginning of the trip we will stay in a camp which is simple but has everything you need for your comfort. During the desert trip we'll sleep outdoors. A mat, a sleeping bag and that's it. You are free to bring a tent if you prefer so.
Q: What's the weather in the desert?
A: The trip's dates are chosen so that you can enjoy mild climates. Warmest around 28 degrees Celsius but the winds make it feel cooler most of the time. You'll need a good sleeping bag because it can be very chilly at night, about 0 degrees Celsius.
Q: How do I charge my gear in the desert?
A: You can pre-charge the batteries of your gear in the camp and for the desert trip I recommend you to purchase a (solar) power bank.
Q: Is it dangerous in the desert?
A: The desert is a safe place with the Beduins on our side. The desert is their home for thousands of years and we benefit from their knowledge of this land.