Had a fantastic time in Marrakech on a photography holiday. It was with a company called Frui. There were 10 of us and we stayed in a lovely Riad called Nasreen and went on a two day excursion into the Atlas Mountains to a village called Telouet.
I really recommend everything about the trip - the riad, the city and most of all Frui, who went the extra mile to make our trip fantastic!
For some reason or other, superstition or plain dislike of being actors in our holiday snaps, Moroccans hate being photographed. Makes any street photography a nightmare, although most people prefer to quietly step away or lurk in the shade as opposed to making a scene. If you need a close-up portrait, do ask and expect a request for money. I strongly suggest not tipping even at the expense of not having that colourful mint seller in your album. Some folks do agree to be photographed for nothing, but bizzarely, while tuning my lens on one seller I had a policeman coming by and checking that I've got my subject's consent. Children on streets are ready to put a price tag on their father's footprints, so expect some young chap proudly demanding a price. Gently send them away.
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