Hidden Wonders of Arabia

 17th Nov-23rd Nov 2024 ($5000 single occupancy)

Experience a remarkable journey across the Arabian peninsula photographing the natural wonders of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia with Mostafa Depo and Sapna Reddy. 

This remarkable adventure involves capturing stunning mountains, valleys, sand dunes, and impressive rock formations. You will have the opportunity to be amongst the first to witness this awe-inspiring destination given the kingdom was closed to outsiders until very recently. The experience will be fully customized, led by two seasoned landscape photographers and local guides, ensuring you receive expert guidance to discover and photograph extraordinary landscapes. We will venture into the renowned Bajdaj Desert and Disah Valley, including an over night stay at a local farm nestled in the valley's heart, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in its pristine splendor. Most of the places we explore are far off the beaten path with hidden wonders at every turn.

Group size is limited to 6 students with two instructors to ensure that everyone receives individual attention.

This workshop will require minimal hiking making it possible for anyone to join.

During our journey in the field you will learn:
-How to distill the scene before you to create an evocative image.
-Find compelling compositions that convey a strong visual story.
-How to shoot the desert landscapes and rock formations.
-Focus stacking, focal length blend, and perspective blend.
-Mastering the technical details of image capture including bracketing and exposure blend.
-Choice of focal length and creative ways to use lens distortion.
-Using filters.

During the dedicated post processing sessions you will learn:
-How to render colors for color harmony.
-Blend multiple exposures in photoshop.
-Final image rendition for panoramas using Photoshop.
-Learning how to use luminosity masks for tonal adjustments.
-Specific steps that can be taken in post processing to strengthen the visual pathway through your image.

Hidden Wonders of Arabia


November 17th; Pick up from Tabuk airport,  early in the afternoon, check-in at the hotel, and then head outfor our first sunset shoot.

 November 18th- 21st : We will be shooting at various locations in the Bajdah Desert and Disah Valley. Post processing and image critique sessions will be conducted mid day. Depending on weather when amenable we will be shooting the night sky.

November 22nd : Sunrise shoot, return to hotel and packing up. Plan on arriving at the airport around noon.

Detailed itinerary will be emailed to participants one month before the start of the workshop along with packing list.
Group size is 6 students with two instructors to ensure that everyone receives individual attention.

Hidden Wonders of Arabia


Mostafa Depo is a Saudi landscape photographer who loves traveling and the outdoors. His passion for nature got him into landscape photography and visual story telling to share his experiences of the magical landscapes he photographs around the world, Mostafa has mentored multiple workshops and seminars with Sony in the Middle East. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the region you are guaranteed to have an exceptional experience photographing the relatively unexplored landscapes of Arabia.


- All transportation within Saudi Arabia including transfers from Tabuk airport.
- Accomodations for all nights Nov 17th to 23rd. All meals and beverages.

Not Included

International flight to and from Tabuk.

Accomodation for nights before 17th November or after 23rd November.

Snacks and incidentals.

Refund Policy

Workshop fee: $5000 (single occupancy)

Deposit $1500 due at time of registration.
Full amount due 90 days prior to start of workshop.

If canceled by participant 90 days before start of workshop credit can be applied to future workshops.
If canceled within 90 days of start of workshop refund will be issued only if spot is filled.

If workshop needs to be canceled for unforeseen circumstances such as travel restrictions, pandemic etc. then option will be given for a full refund or postponement to a future date.

Please note although every effort is being made to ensure you get to photograph every single day but this is weather dependent.