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The Great Makhtesh Photography Adventure


Negev Desert Color Israel Yehoshua Halevi      Shmuel Arenite -3-1      Shmuel Arenite - 4-2      Spring, oasis, desert, Negev, Israel, Halevi

Sunrise to sunset photography workshop and guided tour 

Professional photographer Yehoshua Halevi and licensed tour guide Shmuel Browns host this full day adventure tour of the remarkable Makhtesh HaGadol, the Big Crater, in Israel's Negev Desert.

Our journey begins before dawn in order to arrive at our first destination for sunrise and the golden hours of first light striking the magnificent Colored Sands region.

We’ll mount our cameras on tripods and sip coffee while marveling at the colorful landscape as it comes alive at the optimal moment. Shmuel and Yehoshua will offer insight into the history, geology, and current importance of this region as well as guided instruction for capturing dramatic photographic images.

Our adventure continues with visits to the quartz arenite rocks, where we will photograph 200 million year old fossilized rock formations and an additional stop at Ein Yorke’am for a short hike and exploration of this desert oasis.

We’ll stay to photograph sunset in the makhtesh and then drive back to Jerusalem.

Details and Cost

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels. Photographic instruction will cover a broad range of topics and techniques for nature and landscape photography as well as visual skill development, recognizing good light and how to use it and composition.

A tripod is recommended for this tour, but not required.

The workshop is limited to 8 participants in order to guarantee individualized attention and includes feedback and follow-up critique via email.

Fee for this full-day, 12-hour workshop and tour is specially priced at 650 nis.

A 150 nis deposit is required to confirm a place in this workshop. The balance is due at the beginning of the workshop.

For additional details or to report problems registering for the workshop, please call 054-637-2170.

Winter is the best time of year to visit and photograph the beautiful Negev Desert!

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.