nomadphotoexpeditions

November, 24

2020

Mongolia Photo tour 2021 soon


Harry Fisch




 

Mongolia Camels with tent

Two Mongolia Camels in front of a tent

 

 

The Mongolia Photo Tour in 2021

With the Eagle training experience, like all of Nomad’s tours, concentrates on contact with people, however in Mongolia it is impossible not to be constantly conscious of the arid and impressive landscapes as well. We will resume the trips in 2021 with a Mongolia Photo Tour that will be the 5th edition in this extraordinary destination. 

This Mongolia Photo Tour in Ulaanbaatar, which means Red City in the native language, is a weird and aesthetically interesting mix of then and now. We’ll start out with a more spontaneous photo session in the streets, taking in the mix of modern westernized houses with the lingering vestiges of the Soviet Era, mostly in the form of drab, uniform row homes. We will have several photography sessions, one light, off the cuff, around the town as we explore, and other posed and set sessions with the local people. One of these sessions will include one of the most gorgeous and unique photographic opportunities, which is a chance to get personal with the famed Eagle Hunters of Ulgii. You should find more interesting information of the Mongolia 2021 Photo Tour

We will be staying in Ger Camps in comfortable tents . Homey and comfortable, gers are heated by wood-burning stoves; most lack en suite facilities, which are usually located in a central building. We will travel by 4×4, Japanese four wheeler cars instead of the typically offered Russian vans, which are very uncomfortable on long trips. – In Ulaan Baatar we will sleep in first class hotels.

Our driver will be in charge of our transport (or if the trip is longer than usual in Mongolia, a taxi – if you don’t own a car, ask your manager, if he/she is willing to pick up your car; as we will not be able to use. On Sunday, we will be in a small town (Hudun, in the south of Mongolia), and will be capturing street photos, making use of all the great gear you and I will be taking on the role of the Eagle Hunter for the first session.

On the day of the visit, I had planned to shoot my shoot for about 5-6 hours, so that we could get our gear packed and get started right away. But due to the lack of space, I found we needed to get Ulaan Baatar quicker and with less risk, so I decided to do another 3 hours shooting the second street in this town (in our view the most stunning and historic landmark). This was an important decision as had two of my favorite pictures from my trip, the famous Eagle Hunters of Mongolia.  In 2021 we did not visit Mongolia, so this should be the first photographic expedition.

We will have many more photo sessions with the locals today as we stay longer in the city. They’re curious about our photos, and the process we take of taking them. We’ll explore the streets, the buildings, and the place. At the end, our photo session with the local Eagle Hunters (who did not ask if we were taking theirs) will culminate with an off camera look in the park, in which we will create some custom framed and hand crafted image as a result of the process we created. We will have several more photo sessions with the locals today, one light, off the cuff, around the town as we explore, and other posed and set sessions with the local people. One of these sessions will include one of the most gorgeous and unique photographic opportunities, which is a chance to get personal with the famed Eagle Hunters of Ulgii.

There is a time and moment for spontaneous photography as much as there is one for a posed photo session. This is, lastly, how it goes on my photo tours.

Let’s face it, Cartier Bresson’s “decisive moment” requires tons of patience and, most of the times, intensive preparation. Else it calls for lots of luck and consequently, you will need to bring most odds on your side to be successful.

On the  Mongolia photo tour it would be great to find on each corner of the street the treasure trove of an exciting photographic situation: the dreamed “Street Photographer’s” picture but most times things are not that easy. Should you only rely on luck? You are a passionate photographer; you have little time left for photography and have invested a substantial amount of money in a photo tour. Having finally reached an unknown (for you) distant place where you could possibly never return again…