Yaal is a freelance photographer and teacher with extensive teaching and tour guiding experience. Born in northern Israel, he has lived and worked all over Israel: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Arava desert, Sinai, Golan, Galilee, Northern Valley and Safed.
Yaal was inspired by photography as a teenager, spending long nights in the darkroom. He studied at Camera Obscura, Bezal’el Academy and Concordia University. He has acquired professional experience at various institutions of photography and art production (The Israel Museum, Panorama Professional Labs, Baruch Gallery NY, The Jerusalem Print Workshop). His photographic works have been exhibited throughout Israel and in Dublin, New York and Montreal.
Yaal has guided hundreds of student groups, tourists and creative expeditions all over Israel. He also creates photography-related web projects and fine art photographic prints. He prefers Nikon digital cameras for commissioned work, and Medium format film cameras for most personal artwork.
Yaal founded Photo Tour Israel to inspire photographers to be absorbed with the spirituality of Israel through their lens.
“There’s no greater purpose than service to others”
– Socrates, Quoted by Dan Milman in ‘the way of the peaceful warrior’
header image: Fishermen. Achziv beach, Northern Mediterranean coast. Mamiya 7, 150mm f4.5 at f5.6-8. 8sec .Fuji 400H. Cropped.