Xiapu & Quanzhou 2024
This photography workshop presents numerous opportunities to capture the stunning moments of mudflats and immerse oneself in the local culture to create breathtaking photographs of the people and their unique way of life.
Capture stunning images of mudflat at sunrise and sunset
Photograph returning fishing women over sunset glow
Indoor portraits in ancient villages
Incense making and drying scenes in factories
More people portraits in Quanzhou
Instructor & Workshop Leader
Having years of experience, Mercier Zeng has designed the itinerary for the workshop and will personally lead it.
Mercier has earned over 100 excellent reviews on Trip Advisor after guiding more than 300 photographers from various parts of the world. He has even accompanied some photographers on multiple occasions to Guilin, guiding them since 2014 and helping them capture portfolio-worthy shots, regardless of their level of expertise.
A taste of what to expect…
Day 1-3: Xiapu Mudflat Exploration
Upon your arrival at the Xiapu train station, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel for a delightful welcome dinner with Mercier and other participants.
In Yangjiaxi, you can capture the stunning scenery of a farmer couple with their buffalo under a big banyan tree, basking in the sun's warm glow shining through the branches and leaves.
You can also photograph the locals collecting, hanging, and drying seaweed in a village, showcasing their traditional way of life.
At sunrise and sunset, you'll get the chance to capture the mudflats and local farmers returning home in the golden light, creating an incredible backdrop for your shots.
You will also have the opportunity to take indoor portraits of a girl weaving in her family-owned private museum with natural light, an 80+ years old grandma cooking on traditional hearth, and a local woman repairing nets in a spacious, empty house.
Apart from these, there are many other photogenic spots in the area that will fill your memory cards with fantastic images that will be sure to impress.
Day 4: Hui An
Before heading to Hui An, we will make a stop in Fu An County where you can capture the locals drying long line noodles on bamboo holders.
Once we arrive in Hui An, you can discover the daily lives of Hui An women, capturing moments such as them dressing up, fixing nets on mudflat rocks, and farming on salt fields, among others.
During the visit to a local ancient house, you will also have the opportunity to take indoor portraits of the locals, creating a diverse collection of photographs that will allow you to document the unique culture of this area.
Day 5-6: Quanzhou
In Quanzhou, you will have the chance to photograph the Xun Pu women, also known as fishing women, who are famous for their colorful dresses and elaborate head decorations. Capturing their unique attire and cultural practices will provide a glimpse into the fascinating lives of the locals.
One day will be spent in Yongchun, where you can photograph the locals making and drying incense, a truly spectacular sight to behold.
Finally, take the train to Xiamen and depart for home, with a memory card full of fantastic photographs that capture the beauty and culture of the region.