Morocco is a country with a rich and diverse culture, making it a great location for photography. On a recent trip to Morocco, I was able to visit many different locations and capture some images I’m really pleased with.

In this article, I’ve listed my favorite and most picturesque locations I visited on my trip. I must admit this is not a complete list and there are loads of other locations to visit in Morocco. I hope you find it useful and inspires you on your Moroccan photography adventure.

Head over to my Morocco Gallery to see more images.


1) Marrakesh

The vibrant city of Marrakech is a photographer’s paradise, with its colorful markets, intricate mosaics, and towering minarets. The bustling Jemaa el-Fna square is a particularly popular spot for photography, as are the winding alleyways of the medina, the majestic Koutoubia Mosque and the beautiful Bahia Palace.

If you’d like to see and learn more, you can watch my vlog on my experience of photographing Marrakesh.

Koutoubia Mosque from the gardens

Bahia Palace Marrakesh

Jemaa el-Fna Square


2) Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou is a fortified village in the Atlas Mountains, known for its well-preserved kasbahs and mud-brick architecture. The village is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a popular location for photographers.

This was a real highlight of my trip and thoroughly recommend a visit. A lot of people visit Ait Benhaddou very briefly but I recommend spending a night here. This will allow you to make the most of the beautiful light during sunset and sunrise.

If you’d like to see and learn more, you can watch my vlog of how I photographed Ait Benhaddou.

ait benhaddou morning light

ait benhaddou golden hour photo


3) Sahara Desert

Morocco’s Sahara Desert is a breathtaking landscape, with its endless dunes and rugged terrain. Whether you’re capturing the sunset over the sand or the silhouette of a camel caravan, the desert is a must-visit location for photographers.

I visited the Erg Chicaga area of the Sahara Desert and spent two amazing nights at a camp. I got some of my favorite images of the whole trip at this location.

I chose to visit the Erg Chicaga area as opposed to the much more popular Merzouga area as it was much less touristy and more photogenic, with the dunes seemingly going on forever.

If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to photograph camels wandering among the dunes!

Check out my vlog to see more of my Sahara Desert adventure.

Moroccan Sahara Desert at sunset

Moroccan Sahara Desert pre dawn glow

Moroccan Sahara Desert camels


4) Essaouira

The coastal town of Essaouira is known for its picturesque medina, sandy beach, and charming fishing harbor. The town’s ramparts and fortifications offer great opportunities for architectural photography, while the beach and harbor provide plenty of opportunities for capturing the beauty of the ocean.

I didn’t have long in Essaouira but I really enjoyed my time there! I would strongly recommend going for a walk early in the morning to enjoy the quiet streets.

Watch the vlog of me photographing Essaouira.

Street photos of Essaouira

essaouira morocco sunset


5) Telouet Kasbah

A visit to the Telouet Kasbah is an opportunity to explore a historic Moroccan palace and fortress. Located in the High Atlas Mountains, the kasbah was once the seat of a Berber clan that ruled over the region in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

I visited this Kasbah on route to Ait Benhaddou and after reading some positive reviews from other photographers, it seemed worth a visit. I’m really glad I visited this Kasbah as it was so beautiful inside and provided a great opportunity to get some architectural images.

It’s not an overly touristy and popular spot, but it’s well worth a visit.

inside Telouet Kasbah

Telouet Kasbah architecture


6) Taourirt Kasbah

The Taourirt Kasbah is a historic fortress in the city of Ouarzazate and was built in the 18th century by the El Glaoui family, who ruled over the region for many years.

The kasbah is known for its impressive architecture and ornate decorative details. Thanks to the assistance of UNESCO to restore parts of this kasbah, everything looks well maintained – making it a great stop for some photography.

moroccan kasbah abstract

taourirt kasbah


7) Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains in Morocco offer a wealth of opportunities for photographers. The range’s varied landscapes, including Mediterranean forests, grasslands, and high-altitude deserts, provide a range of stunning backdrops for photographers to capture.

On my way from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou, I drove over part of the Atlas Mountains and stopped off at viewpoints along the way. It was truly breathtaking and I recommend taking the time to capture the fascinating patterns, shapes and colours.

The Atlas Mountains are also home to a number of small villages and towns which also provide great points of interest for photography.

Atlas Mountain Rock Swirls

Atlas Mountains Abstract Photography

small village in the Atlas mountains


Thank You

Thanks for viewing my article – I hope you found this article helpful and inspires you on your Moroccan adventure. Feel free to comment on this article or drop me a message if you have any further questions.

Finally, if you’d like to see my trip in more detail and how I photographed these locations, check out my vlog series on YouTube.