Huangshan, 4 hours high speed train from Shanghai. Huangshan photography tours are mostly focus in Two areas: Yellow Mountains, Xidi and Hongcun ancient village.
Photographers come to Yellow Mountains are inspired by its natural wonders: wind-carved pine trees, breathtaking peaks, amazing sea of clouds and winter snow scenery.
Besides the spectacular Yellow Mountains, Xidi and Hongcun ancient village are all famous because it's unquie architectures style, both are listed in the UNESCO world heritage.
Over than 80% photographers, spending 2 nights in Yellow Mountains for sunrise and sunset photography, and one full day for ancient villages. If you'd like to capture the spectacular rocks and mountain peaks in mist, or sea of clouds in between peaks, it's better to stay at least 3 nights in Yellow Mountains.
Our photography guides were born and grew up in Huangshan or nearby, very familiar with mountain areas and built good relationship with locals. They spend 150+ days in mountains and ancient villages every year, they know the local weather and culture better than anyone.
Guided hundreds of tourists and photographers before, our guides can change the itinerary depending on the weather and light to help you get the best shots with best light.
Yellow Mountains and ancient Anhui style villages are two main subjects of Huangshan photography.
There are hundreds of rock peaks and unique-shaped pine trees in mountains, take your time and capture the portfolio shots at the right time, the red sun raises between two peaks and pine trees, sea of clouds flooding peaks, blood red glow covering mountains, we are the passionate guys for these pictures.
Besides unique mountains, ancient villages are another highlight of Huangshan photography tour. Hongcun village and Xidi village are two most popular places for ancient streets and architectures shooting. You will capture stunning architecture reflections in a lake of Hongcun village.
There are almost 150 birds species in Huangshan, most of birds are not affected by tourists and local people, so you can reach some of them very closely, good chance to capture nice photographs. Of course, even close but you still need telephoto lense for this, at least 400mm lenses. You may see Rusty Laughing Thrush, Red-billed Leiothrix, Slaty Bunting, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Eurasian Jay, Coal Tit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Plumbeous Water Redstart, and many more.
Packing - You won’t be able to take suitcases when you travel Yellow Mountains as you will take the cable car first, then hike up and walk hundreds of steps to your hotels and between photography locations, so they will be left behind in a hotel of downtown or a safe location that we arranged. You just take essential clothing and camera bag with you. We can also arrange a paid service to deliver your cloth bags to your hotel.
Physical required - You will carry your own camera bag and tripod every day as you may take photos anywhere, sometimes you will be walking for over 2 hours like West Sea Grand Canyon, some locations are only 10 – 20 minutes, all locations are connected by well-constructed steps, good quality hiking boots will be necessary.
Cameras and lenses - 1 main body (actually two cameras work better, last time I was there, I took Nikon D810 and D500 with me, one for wide lens, one for tele lens), wide/medium zoom covers 24 – 70, tele photo lens covers 70 – 200 , 1 spare battery, shutter release cable, spare SD/CF cards.