Behind the scenes on a commercial travel photography assignment in Egypt

Jordan Banks
(Image credit: Jordan Banks)

I was approached by another photographer to join him on an editorial shoot in Egypt for a travel magazine. The feature was based on an upcoming piece about a Nile cruise, which would start in Cairo and follow the Nile South towards Luxor, Aswan and, finally, Abu Simbel. Our job was to photograph these locations with the images to be used alongside an editorial piece to market the upcoming trip. 

I had never been to Egypt, so it was the perfect opportunity to visit, especially as I had been talking with my colleagues at That Wild Idea about basing a photography tour in the country, so a scouting trip certainly wasn’t going to do any harm.

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