Photography Workshop Xiapu 2019

Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 | 4 Days

Dates
May 18-21 | 2019
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Why these dates?
May 18-21, seaweed harvest season, best time for working scenes photography.
September 12-15
, the typhoon season, more chance for amazing lights on mudflat.
Price
  • USD 1699 per person
  • Single supplement: $200
  • Max. number of participants: 8 / Min. number: 3
Included
  • Photography guiding
  • All transportation in the itinerary
  • Accomordation (4-star, best in local) for 5 nights
  • Personal processing instructions
  • Fresh Coffee if outdoor in early morning
  • Airport/train station pick up and transfer in Xiapu
Not Included
  • Flight/train to Xiapu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver if satisfied
Bagan in November, 2018
Instructor: Mercier Zeng

Mercier Zeng designed the itinerary based on years experience, he will guide the workshop by himself.

Mercier guided 300+ photographers from all over the world, and got over 100 excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Some photographers traveled with him 3 even 5 times in Guilin. He helped beginners and pros to get the portfolio shots since 2014.

Mercier traveled many photography destinations overseas, like Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, New Zealand to get to know more about photographers' needs.

Xiapu is praised as the most beautiful mudflat in China, with green sea, sliver beach and charming fishing boats. It's very easy to create Chinese paintings photgraphy here with many layers,. April and May are the season of seaweed harvest, best time to photoraph the local farmers and fishermen's work.

DAY 1
Fishing Rafts in Salt Farm & Mudflat in Backlighting

Heading to the Yantian (salt fields) village that the largest base of local fishermen in the early morning. Shoot the amazing landscapes and seaweed farming on rafts.

Shoot the rounded crabnets on the mudflat, the nets are colorful with unique textures.

Photograph the mudflat over sunset and local farmers' working scene in backlighting at Xiaohao beach. Xiaohao is one of the most popular photo sites. At the sunset glow, the golden mudflat, white surf and returning fishermen are making a great work.

Accommodations | Dijing International Hotel
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 Local women working on salt farm
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 Fishes and crabs farming
DAY 2
Sunset + S-shaped Bend + Hanging Nets

Shoot the sunrise on the sea at Beidou. Here is also the ideal place to shoot the scene of fishermen coming home loaded with fishes and shrimps, and girls weaving and fixing the net.

Afterwards, heading to Shajiang village, photograph S-curved channels which are formed by bamboo poles and crab nets. Coming and leaving boats in seaweed harvest season make the village more interesting. We will shoot the working scene of seaweed drying and harvesting.

In the late afternoon, shoot the hanging nets at Yangjiaxi. Hanging nets were tools for shrimps fishing. The lines of nets in wind are becoming a popular photography subjects.

Accommodations | Dijing International Hotel
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 The famers working on mudflat
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 Floating fishing net
DAY 3
Sunrise + Sunset on Mudflat

Shoot the sunrise in Mantou (steamed bun) Hill, there is a small coastal rock formation hill in the middle of beach, looks like a steamed bun in a distance.

Afterwards, photograph the locals' working scene of collecting, hanging and drying seaweed in the Bailu(Egret) Village.

Heading to Dongbi in late afternoon, shoot the sunset over mudflat, there are a few water channels, look like a brandishing scarf under the sunset glow.

Accommodations | Dijing International Hotel
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 The fisherman at sunset
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 The famers working on mudflat
DAY 4
Buffalo Farmer with Banyan Tree

Shooting the sunrise and locals' working scene at the beach of Beiqi. Local people gave this place a interesting name, tiger-striped beach, as the texture of the beach looks like the tiger's skin. Bamboo structures and poles, buoys and fishing vessels provide human counterpoints to the natural beauty of this area

Last, will be the last highlight of this trip. Heading to Yangjiaxi, which is famous for the giant banyan tree forest, shoot the farmer couple with their buffalos under a big banyan tree, and sunray shinning through the branches and leaves, you will be shocked by every moment.

Accommodations | Dijing International Hotel
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 Buffalo farmers under the banyan tree
Xiapu Photography Workshop 2019 Buffalo farmers under the banyan tree
Booking Policy
  • Deposit: a USD 300 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.
  • Full Payment: is required 40 days prior to the tour starts and is accepted by PayPal.
  • Refund Policy:
    - a full refund if you could find a replacement.
    - there will be a 50% refund of balance payment on cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the scheduled date of departure
    - a 25% refund between 30 and 15 days prior date of departure
    - a 10% refund on cancellations made less than 15 days of departure
    - Initial deposit will be retained.
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