Nestled at the foothills of The Atlas Mountains sits the breathtaking Selman Marrakesh Morocco Resort, a 5-star sanctuary that exudes an aura of beauty and meticulous craftsmanship. As a photographer, you understand the challenge of capturing the essence of such a place, where every corner presents a new visual feast. Let me guide you through not only the grandeur and beauty of Sellman Marrakesh but also some of the photographic techniques that will help you immortalize its splendor.
Discovering the Jewel of Morocco
Before we delve into the intricacies of photography, let’s take a moment to appreciate the property itself. Sellman Marrakesh Morocco Resort is more than just a lavish retreat; it’s a testament to Moroccan artistry. The resort sprawls across meticulously landscaped grounds, adorned with traditional Moroccan designs and modern luxury that coalesce into a captivating ambiance. The resort is hands down drop-dead beautiful! If you find yourself even remotely in the area you’ll want to make sure you have empty cards and a battery or two so you can capture everything.
As you wander through the gardens, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the tranquil sounds of nature and the soft murmur of water features. The architecture pays homage to Moroccan heritage with its intricate mosaics, carved woodwork, and reflective pools, all set against the dramatic backdrop of the mountains.
The Photographic Journey
Now, let’s talk about how you, as a photographer, can capture the essence of this majestic resort. Rules don’t apply to just this resort though so keep that in mind as you read this article.
Here are the steps I took with my trusty Canon 6D and Canon 16-35mm 2.8 version II lens back in 2015:
Understanding Your Subject
Firstly, immerse yourself in the environment. Take a walk around the resort during different times of the day to observe how the light plays with the architecture and nature. Notice the shadows cast by the early morning sun, the harsh midday contrasts, and the golden hue of the evening light. Each offers a unique perspective and mood for your photographs.
While my older Canon gear served me well, today’s technology would only enhance the experience. Regardless, the principles remain the same. Ensure you have a wide-angle lens like the Canon EF 16-35mm, Canon EF 11-24mm, or even some new RF glass in the Canon RF15-35mm, which is perfect for capturing the vastness of the landscapes and the astonishing of the interiors without compromising on detail.
Insider Tips for Perfect Shots
- Bring a Tripod: Especially for low-light situations, such as capturing the star-filled Moroccan sky or the warm glow of the resort’s interior at night. A tripod allows you to use a slower shutter speed without the blur caused by hand tremors. This also saves the day if you have a slower lens as it’ll allow that light to be captured into the camera without a ton of noise.
- Experiment with Shutter Speed: For dynamic shots, like water features or rustling leaves, play with different shutter speeds to either freeze the motion or create a silky smooth effect.
- Maximize Natural Light: Utilize the golden hours at dawn and dusk for the most flattering natural light. During these times, the lighting conditions will enable you to capture the resort with a warm, inviting feel.
Capturing the Details
Don’t forget to focus on the small details that make Selman Marrakesh unique. The texture of the walls, the intricacy of the tile work, and the play of light and shadow all tell the story of this place. Use a narrower aperture (higher f-stop number) to keep the details sharp throughout the scene.
After capturing your images, post-processing is where you can really make them shine. Adjust the contrast, shadows, highlights, and saturation to bring out the best in your photos. Remember, the goal is to enhance, not overpower, the natural beauty of the scene you’ve photographed.
Selman Marrakesh Morocco Resort is a photographer’s dream, offering endless opportunities to capture stunning images. Whether you’re using vintage gear or the latest camera technology, the key is to understand the interplay of light, composition, and detail. So pack your camera, bring your tripod, and ready yourself to freeze the magical moments that Sellman Marrakesh generously offers.
And for those who are eager to see what I’ve captured, I invite you to peruse the accompanying gallery. Let each photograph be both a window into the soul of Sellman Marrakesh and a mirror reflecting your growing prowess as a photographer.