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Provence Landscape Photography Workshop July 2020

Lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole, Provence.
Lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole, Provence.
Lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole, Provence.

Provence Landscape Photography Workshop | 28 June - 04 July 2020

A six day photography tour of the stunning landscapes of Provence as well as the surrounding area

Join me in the summer of 2020 for a photography tour of Provence with its beautiful lavender fields and pretty villages.

During the summer months in early July the lavender starts to come into full bloom and this is especially so on the Plateau de Valensole where we will begin the tour. These fields are filled with lone trees and farm buildings which make the perfect backdrop for our photography.

But it's not all endless fields of lavender, if we're lucky the sunflowers will be in bloom too providing a sea of yellow. In addition, our tour will also include some of the surrounding villages as well as a trip to Avignon.

The tour is based in two locations. Sunday 28th June - Wednesday 01st July 2020 is based in the Valensole area, then we move to the westwards to Avignon for Wednesday to Saturday.

We will spend in the beautiful villages too so you'll have a chance to capture the architecture of the south of France as well as still life scenes and lifestyle images.

Additional information

Where do I meet you?

We will all meet at Marseille airport at 16:30 on the 28th June 2020. 

Is it hot in Provence during the summer?

Yes. Southern France can get hot indeed during the summer but we will make sure to work in the best of the light at either end of the day. After lunch we will keep out of the intense heat by taking time back at our hotel or in a café if we are out on location. Please remember to bring your sun cream as it will be essential.

What clothing should I bring?

Make sure to bring comfortable loose clothing. You will need shorts and maybe a light fleece for dawn/ evening shoots. A hat is essential as are sunglasses.

Footwear?

Comfortable walking shoes are ideal for the countryside and landscape. A pair of trainers are better for our visits to the towns and villages of Provence.

What camera kit should I bring?

A wide angle lens (16-35mm) and medium zoom (24-70mm) are the lenses we'll be using the most. A longer zoom (70-300) will be useful to cover most compositional eventualities that we may need to isolate. 

Do I need a computer?

Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself.  

What computer support do you give?

I try and make a point of helping those that need it in digital photography. If inclement weather or tiredness takes hold it can really help to have a computer session to asses our progress.

Price
1700€

Date
28th June 2020 - 04th July 2020

Duration
5 nights/ 6 days

Location
Plateau de Valensole/ Avignon

Included

Double room accommodation with ensuite bathrooms
Breakfasts
Transport during the tour
Tuition from Julian Elliott

Excluded
Meals not mentioned
Insurance

Accommodation
Ibis Manosque
Best Western Le Paradou

Max Group Number
5

Fitness Level
Low to Medium