Egypt Photography Tours
Experience Egypt on a luxurious private Egypt photography tour with professional photographer Todd Rafalovich. We are offering two semi-private tours (max of 4 people on each tour) in 2019. These tours are an in-depth experience into the ancient and modern Egyptian culture along with personalized photography education.
Exclusive City of the Dead photoshoot
Portraits with locals in small Luxor village
Nubian village photography day
Optional photoshoot with Todd Rafalovich
Semi-Private and Private Tours
*Our Egypt photography tours are limited to 4 clients only – this ensures more quality time that I can spend with each participant, providing a more individualized experience. When I travel, I prefer to shoot in more personal situations, not with a crowd of other photographers getting basically the same image. To me, having that 1:1 interaction is vital. Also, a smaller group gives us the time and space to create our own unique imagery. I find shooting a very personal experience and so instruction in large groups isn’t as effective.
Private Photography Tour Option
We also offer the option of private photography tours (2-4 participants). Inquire for details.
Instead of large photography workshops, I will be coaching and working with participants individually. Each time an opportunity comes to get a great shot, we’ll work together to get the best image possible. We address how to approach subjects with sensitivity, while not sacrificing spontaneity, how to shoot action shots from a moving car, or advanced composition and lighting techniques.
Participants have the flexibility to have as much non-shooting time as desired
Top Expedition Highlights
Three hours of exclusive, private shooting at the Great Pyramids of Giza after hours – with zero tourists! Very rare opportunity only offered on our tour.
Private “Night at the Museum” – experience the Egyptian Antiquities Museum at night on an exclusive basis – no tourists – just our group!
Ancient Egypt sites – walk through hidden passages, exclusively opened for us, newly opened tombs, and watch as archeologists uncover lost history . See ancient, 4000 year old temples and sites without the crowds.
November 2019 – 12 day tour covering Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
November 2019 – 14 day tour covering Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan
Inclusive of all in-country flights, guiding, private driver, entrance fees accommodations, meals, and activities.
Why Traveling with us is Unique
*Clients receive 1:1 instruction – as much (or as little!) instruction from me throughout the trip, hands on portraiture and landscape education, lighting, composition and post-production education.
Optional Portraiture Shoots
*Clients receive individual portraiture shoots.
Interact, Meet, and Bond with Locals
*An unmatched gift to give. We bring portable printers and set up gear to print 4x6s for the local Egyptians you meet and take pictures of. They are completely thrilled to get a printed professional picture that was just taken of them. We find it to be a thoughtful gift for allowing us to take their photograph.
Highest Quality Private Guiding
*Our guides are Egyptologists, local, English-speaking Egyptians that have university degrees in the study of ancient Egypt. They are well versed in the myths, legends and histories of Egypt, as well as being fantastic story-tellers. We also employ local guides in some of the smaller villages we pass through – it enables us to get amazing portraits of locals, very comfortably, since the local guide knows the people we are photographing.
Additionally, having a small group ensures a very close interaction with your guide.
Comfortable and Modern Vehicles with Private Driver
*Our cars are comfortable, 9 passenger vans, with ample window room for each passenger. Our drivers are the best in Egypt – professional, courteous, with cold water. Our particular drivers and guides are trained in working with professional photographers, and work closely with Todd to stop when needed.
*City accommodations in Cairo are at the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons, the city’s top 5 star hotels in Cairo. In Luxor, we stay at the very boutique, luxury hotel, Al Moudira. In Aswan, accommodations are at Sofitel Old Cataract. Tours that include Nile cruises are onboard the premier luxury sailing vessel, Nour El Nil.
*All meals and snacks included
*All activities included – entrance fees to historic sites, including special access to excavation digs, secret crypts within temples, newly opened tombs, photography special-access tickets at temples
*Pre-trip planning support. We work closely with you to ensure you have the proper camera gear, travel gear, electronics, clothing, and a good image storage workflow, including utilizing external drives. We’re happy to help you with image backup best practices.
*All in-country transportation including internal flights, airport transfers, etc. are included.
*Optional Photography Shoot with Todd Rafalovich, including optional hair and makeup and wardrobe styling