We are proud to introduce a brand new tour concept for the DPRK – A photo workshop tour run by photographers for photographers. If you’re a professional photographer, a keen Instagrammer, or an absolute beginner, this tour will present you with the most perfect and rare opportunities of daily life in the DPRK.
This is not a conventional DPRK tour that you may have heard of. Besides the usual stops at Mansudae Grand Monument and Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, we have designed an itinerary that allows you time in key places to get that perfect shot. We get up super early to catch sunrise along scenic spots like the Taedong River and the Juche Tower. As well as setting up our gear over looking the most iconic 105 storey Ryugyong Hotel and other famous landmarks at sunset. We’ve even secured a rare dusk photography session of the large bronze statues of their leaders – a fantastic location to learn, experiment and share some night photography techniques.
During our stay we’ll obtain the highest rooms available in the 47 storey Yanggakdo Hotel which overlooks the Taendong River and Pyongyang skyline for a perfect vantage point to do some time lapse and long-exposure night shots. Our visit to the Chollima Steelworks Factory is an absolute photographer’s paradise with a retro soviet themed factory built during the 50’s of workers wearing old-school uniforms. We’ll also be photographing the many of Pyongyang’s futuristic and retro buildings for great architectural photos.
Our incredible relationship we have built with the Korean guides over the last 9 years will allow us to move as a group with great flexibility for any photo opportunity.
Groups are maxed at 10 people to ensure smooth running, flexibility and plenty of time at each location. The beginner/ intermediate group will be led by experienced professional photographer Philip Gorny and experienced professional videographer Pierre Depont who each evening will host a review/workshop session of the days shooting. YPT’s very own semi professional photographer and prominent Instagrammer; Shane Horan (@shaneohodhrain) who has visited the DPRK over 40 times will also be available to guide. Philip, Pierre and Shane will be on hand each evening to answer any photography/technical related questions you might have. Our workshops will be held in interesting restaurants and bars throughout the city such as the Koryo Hotel Revolving SkyBar.
Join us in Pyongyang this June for the trip of a lifetime. Book fast as it’s first come first serve!