6 Amazing Photography Opportunities in Morocco

Do you love photography?

Morocco is one of the most picturesque countries that I have ever visited. Whether you are looking for vibrant colors or fantastic scenery shots, you will love Morocco. If you are planning a trip to Morocco, make sure to include these amazing photographic sights, so that you can capture some of the best images of Morocco.

1. The Blue of Chefchaouen

In my opinion the most picturesque location in Morocco is Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is known as the “blue city!” As you enter this small town, nestled in the Rif Mountain, the cool blue doors and walls will begin to draw you in. Depending on the time of day, you will catch some amazing shades of blue.

2. Sahara Desert

In a close second are the golden dunes of the Sahara desert. What I love about taking pictures in the Sahara are the different shades of sand, depending on the time of the day. If you plan out your visit well, you can even be on the dunes for the sunrise or sunset. The Sahara is not just about sand! You may also be able to catch some excellent pictures of camel trains passing over the dunes.

3. Heaps of Spices

>As I have been walking with people through the souks (markets) of the ancient walled cities, most of our visitors stop to take pictures of the bags of carefully heaped spices. The range of autumnal hues contrast the blue of the bags and I always wonder how the peaks can stay so perfectly formed.

4. Carpet Houses

Capturing the colors of Morocco may be best done in the carpet houses of the ancient city. The warm combination of hues and variety of designs will no doubt intrigue the imagination of any photographer. If you can climb the steep steps of carpet houses for a new vantage point from the inside balconies, you won’t be disappointed.

5. Shadows of the Medina Alleys

After living for 10 years in the ancient city of Fes, I was amazed to see how many people stopped to take pictures of the winding alleys near our home. If you wait for just the right lighting, you will be mesmerized by the complex combination of shadows cast by arches and doorways.

6. The Square by Night

Another mind-blowing photo opportunity is the Jemma El Fna by night. If you can climb up on one of the surrounding buildings, you can capture the blend of smoke and lights. You may need to bring a small tripod so that you can effectively record the scene in the low lighting.

As you prepare for your trip to Morocco, make sure you bring an appropriate camera so that you can record these memorable scenes.

Be sure to be aware of good photo etiquette in Morocco!