Itinerary: Workshop starts at 5pm in Yellow Mountain Town on day one, we will then take a cable car to the top of the mountain the next morning to spend 5 nights there. Workshop ends after a group meal on our last day, and some of us will continue to Shanghai/Beijing and connect to international flights. We can finalise your pre and post trip schedule between 3-6 months prior to the workshop.
Meeting Point: Huangshan
(There are high speed trains between Yellow Mountain to major cities and also Shanghai Hongqiao Airport)
Included: Vehicle Transportation / Photography Location Entry Tickets | Accommodation – Single Occupancy in 4/5 Star Hotel – Shared Occupancy is $900 less of a two-person total.
Excluded: Chinese Visa Application | Domestic Flight/Train Ticket to Yellow Mountains – Please consult with us before making your flight arrangements | Travel/Personal/Equipment/Medical Insurance (required) | Alcoholic beverages
Photography Skill Level: Intermediate and above. Beginners and non-photographers welcome, however, as with the more experienced, I will not be able to provide photography instruction, because I will be fully busy with aspects of the journey. Regardless of your level, please come with good knowledge of and capability with your equipment. I am more than happy to share my own approach at each significant stop, and discuss techniques/concepts via the camera screen at the end of the day as we gathering for a drink/meal.
Fitness Level: You need to be able to walk over 20,000 steps on paved stone steps in Yellow Mountain. Porters is available at extra costs.
Complete Booking Form | Deposit GBP £700 or USD $900 to reserve your place after receive Invoice | Visa Application allowed from 90 days before the trip | The balance is due no later than 60 days prior to the Workshop | Packing list | Arrive Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain town) on time
Can you advise on the pros and cons of the October versus the March timings?
From a photographic point of view: the colour palette of Yellow mountains is warmer and more vibrant in October; more likely to get clear conditions in the first/last light; equal chance of “sea of cloud” on a clear morning after a rain, the heavier the rain is the stronger of “sea of cloud” will be. The colour palette in March is much cooler, with frost in early morning and possible snow; equal chance of “sea of cloud” but more likely on a foggy or misty day, however the mist or fog will more likely linger throughout the day/night so we’ll have less chance of golden light; good chances of excellent mist conditions for minimalist images and possible snow leads to further opportunities. As we all know, mountains have their own dynamics, so to take advantage of prime conditions means we may need to skip a meal or two, bring your snacks!
Note: there is one extra day that we can either stay one extra day in the mountain or explore a few villages nearby depends on the weather forecast.
Yellow Mountains Photography guidelines & Packing List:
Packing for the mountain – One 30L bag includes clothing/and personal items will be delivered to and transferred between our hotels in the mountains; you will be carrying your own camera bag and tripod at all times. Porters cost $80 dollars that will cover from sunrise to sunset photography, please let me know if you require this service.