Embark on a PhotoPills Expedition to Socotra to Photograph the Milky Way, the Crescent Moon, the Golden Light (and the Dragon Blood trees)

By Rafael Pons

We’re going to Socotra...

Are you in?

Around the New Moon...

From March 12th to March 19th 2024, Ramiro Torrents and Andy Marty (PhotoPills Masters) will jump into 4x4 vehicles and travel across the island of Socotra to photograph the Milky Way, the crescent Moon and the golden light along with immense white sand dunes, strange rock formations and the magical dragon blood trees…

In the most alien-looking place on Earth!

With nearly 700 endemic species (found nowhere else), and recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site in July 2008, Socotra is a jewel of biodiversity lost in the Arabian Sea.

Located in the Republic of Yemen, Socotra is an isolated place awaiting to be discovered.

Of course...

We’ll be taking photos all day long... and all night long!


Can you imagine it?

To photograph the Milky Way, the crescent Moon and the golden light with immense desert seascapes, tall white-sand dunes, secret infinity pools, mystical dragon blood trees, pink-flowered bottle trees, sea-turtles, Egyptian vultures and strange rock formations…

We’re dreaming about it!

To achieve it, we’ll use the planning power of PhotoPills and the expert knowledge of Ramiro Torrents and Andy Marty to always be at the right place at the right time.

Top secret: we have quite a few legendary photos planned already ;)

It can be done!

We did it in Iceland...

We did it in Namibia...

We’ll do it again in Socotra!

Who is in?

Applications will open very (very) soon. For now, please sign up for priority access with the attached application form telling us about yourself and what you’d like to learn in this exciting photography experience!

You’ll be the first to be notified when the bookings for the 2024 PhotoPills Expedition to Socotra are officially open. Promised!

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Do you want an example of how huge this will be?

This is a glimpse to what happened in the PhotoPills Expedition to Iceland. We had so many adventures and so much fun... We can’t wait for Socotra!

But you don’t have to take our word for granted. Here’s what some PhotoPillers say about the PhotoPills adventures:

“I went to Iceland expecting to have the opportunity to photograph the marvelous landscape and master nightscapes. What I encountered was so much more – 14 kindred souls from across the globe who share a passion for photography. Together we expanded our creative boundaries, learned from one another and had an insane amount of fun in the process. I am confident that everyone came away from the experience a better photographer.”

“From the very moment the guys from PhotoPills announced the expedition to Iceland... I didn’t think it twice! I was using PhotoPills but not at its full capacity, so I had no better chance to learn from the creators of this amazing app. The experience was even more amazing than anything I could have imagined. In Iceland, I discovered a bunch of folks as crazy about photography as I am. I had a blast!

Photography is a continuous learning process, you always find something new that motivates you to improve. And this adventure made me improve more than I could imagine.”

"The PhotoPills guys know how to create a fantastic experience. They bring an infectiously fun energy and are always willing to drop some handy photography knowledge on you that you will take with you. You take their trip and you'll for sure have a good time, get some amazing pics and leave a better photographer."

“During my experience in Iceland I lived wonderful moments and had surprises that were beyond the expected. It completely exceeded my initial expectations! Sharing knowledge, experiences and ways of working and living photography with such a great group has been one of the most enriching life experiences I have ever had.

Who he said that learning and knowledge sharing can not be wonderfully fun?”

“I can't say enough about what a fantastic time I had during the PhotoPills Iceland photo tour! The guys from PhotoPills and Donal Boyd were so knowledgeable, accommodating, and especially lots of fun. Never a dull moment – nonstop action and shooting of amazing landscapes for 10 days. I came away with enough images and memories to last a lifetime!”

Credits: Cover image by Ramiro Torrents.

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