Loire Valley photography tours & workshops

Stunning castles & countryside in central France

A 7-day photography tour of the picturesque Loire Valley near Saumur as well as the surrounding area

Join me for a fabulous Loire Valley photography tour and workshop in central France. The tour is centred in the very heart of the Loire Valley where our base is in the city of Saumur. We will use our base to photograph the Loire Valley west of Tours as well as the surrounding landscapes. I have been living in the area for over 10 years and know it better than many of the local people.

Tour details

Basic information

Group size

Max 5

Duration

6 nights / 7 days

Price

€2495 / €250 dep

Fitness Level

Low to Medium

Our base

Best Western, Saumur

Spring colours and castles of France

During the month of April, the area starts seeing the fields come alive with rapeseed fields and flax. The town and villages have many houses that see them covered in wisteria and of course we’ll be visiting some of the stunning castles and other architecture that make up one of the world’s largest UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The beautiful castle and gardens at Villandry in France. This small castle and its village are within the confines of the Loire Valley. Loire Valley photography tours and workshops.
The Chateau de Sully-sur-Loire in France. The seat of the Duke de Sully, the Chateau de Sully sur Loire is a chateau-fort built to control one of the few sites where the river Loire can be forded. It’s origins date back to around the 13th century with various additions being added over the centuries.

On the banks of the river Loire

Our photography tour is based in the city of Saumur on the banks of the river Loire. Superior Double rooms are provided with breakfast.

Some of the places we will photograph are Château de Saumur, Montsoreau, Fontrevraud, Château du Rivau.

Photography techniques covered during the workshop

  • Exposure and understanding of how to get the best out of the light
  • Composition techniques to create balanced images
  • Lens choice and focal length. Typically people head for the wide-angle in a landscape but up in the mountains telephoto lenses are also heavily used.
  • Panoramic photography. How to best compose the beautiful panoramas that we'll see during the photography tour
  • Using Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw to process our images
  • Using luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour correction
  • Stitching panoramic images

Get an insight into the Loire Valley