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cormorant fishermen at dawn

1-Day Cormorant Fishermen & People  Photo Tour

If you enjoy photographing people and portraits, then this photo tour is perfect for you! With a focus on cormorant fishermen and local people, you'll have plenty of opportunities to capture stunning portraits and candid shots.

The tour begins in Yangshuo and ends in Guilin, allowing you to explore the beautiful scenery and culture of the region while honing your photography skills.


4am - 9pm

Aprox. photos

more than 100

Guide in


Group size

Only you

Why you need a photography guide?

A photography guide can take you to unique locations, suggest different angles for shots, assist with camera settings and composition, and facilitate interactions with local minority groups. With the help of a photographer guide, you will be able to capture portfolio-worthy shots that you can proudly showcase.

Photo Tour Itinerary

Cormorant Fishermen At Sunrise

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel around 4am for a scenic one-hour drive to a secret location by the Li River.  


After a 10-minute walk, you'll reach a hidden platform to capture stunning photos of cormorant fishermen lighting gas lamps and casting nets during the blue hour.  


You'll also have enough time to capture the beautiful mountain landscapes and reflections during sunrise, as we ensure you arrive one hour prior to sunrise.

cormorant fishermen at sunrise
buffalo farmer on an ancient stone bridge

Buffalo Farmer Village

Our photo guides will take you to more photography opportunities along the way, such as unique mountains, locals working in rice fields, waterfalls, and elderly individuals conversing under large trees. You may even have the chance to enjoy a peaceful roadside coffee break.

After breakfast at a local rice noodle restaurant, we will venture to a peaceful village that is not frequented by typical tourists. Here, you can capture shots of locals farming ducks and buffalos, and witness farmers returning home with fresh grass for their grassfishes. Take a relaxing stroll through the village and capture images that interest you.

Ancient Town & Portraits

After a short break, we will explore an ancient town, take a leisurely stroll through the old streets, and visit a local family's old wooden house. Capture photogenic portraits using natural light that reflect the sense of the times.

an old man is washing chilies
gaslamp portrait of cormorant fisherman

Fisherman & Gaslamp Portrait

As our final activity, we'll head to Xingping to meet with another cormorant fisherman at sunset.

Capture the fisherman casting his net against the backdrop of a stunning sunset. Experiment with different angles and lighting to create a textured portrait that incorporates the warm glow of the gaslamp at dusk.

Will return to hotel at 8 or 9pm.

Camera gears suggestions for this photo tour

  • DSLR or mirrorless cameras with tripod

  • A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 16-35

  • A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70mm for most of shots

  • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200mm, good to shoot some subjects in a distance.

  • A primary lens such as 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.4 for portraits shooting

  • GND filters would be good for sunrise and sunset photography

Panorama view of Cuiping village at sunset

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