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Thank you for a fantastic workshop. With Serge’s expertise & relationships with the guardians, and 7 shoots packed into 3 & a half days, we had the most wonderful exposure to those beautiful animals. A very enjoyable few days, with the bonus of some fantastic images to take away!
Posted By: Lorraine
Comme toujours, la minutie et la qualité de l’organisation ont fait des merveilles. Les lumières fabuleuses en ce mois d’octobre nous ont a tous permis de réaliser des photos hors du commun. Tout a été parfait. Merci !
Posted By: Lucie CC
It the best I could have asked for to photograph Lavender fields and visit some gorgeous villages of Provence. Serge and Ros are best at what they do! The photography locations, the timings and everything was so well planned
Posted By: Kavya
The course with Serge was more amazing than I could ever have imagined and it was such an exhilarating experience. He taught me all about photographing in different lighting conditions together with how to get that great shot - absolutely brilliant!!!! The horses were just spectacular and the way Serge organised the shoots gave us the opportunity of coming home with some brilliant images. The highlight was definitely when the horses were running towards us in the water and then they split either side of us - just WOW!!! I will definitely return and cannot praise Serge and Ros enough for providing such a magnificent opportunity of photographing these beautiful animals, full of action and beautiful locations - what more could you possibly wish for? Absolutely amazing holiday and the best photographic course I have been on!
Posted By: Catherine Dashwood
The Camargue area is wild and beautiful and thanks to Create Away we were able to access some stunning locations. A great experience and it will take some time to sift through all the photos!
Posted By: John-Reigate
My stay in the Camargue area from May 11-15,2017 was exceptional. Ros and Serge are excellent hosts. Watching the beautiful white horses running through the marshes is a photographers dream. I was very impressed with the Guardians and the love and affection they showed towards their horses. The black stallion running through the dunes was inspiring. Also the town of Aigues-Mortes with so much history is exceptional to explore. Thanks again for a very good time
Posted By: Eldie Marshall
My husband and I are photography hobbyists. Every vacation we plan is determined by the likelihood of great photographic opportunities. We have found that the photos we take become the most precious, personal, and everlasting souvenirs of our trips. This year, we booked a last-minute vacation in Provence, and after some research on the area, we contacted Create Away on a whim. We knew the only way to get amazing photos of the wild horses in Camargue was through someone knowledgeable about the area and about photography. We have never ‘hired’ a photo guide before, and have always relied on ourselves. From the instant we reached out to Ros and Serge, we knew we found exactly what we were looking for. We only gave them a few days’ notice, but Ros rose to the challenge and seamlessly put everything in place for us. The chance to work alongside an experienced, native, professional photographer in a dynamic setting was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Meeting Serge felt like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. He intuitively understood our strengths and weaknesses as photographers and gently offered guidance and support. Our private photo shoot was truly the highlight of our week. It initially felt a bit extravagant to us, but once you understand the time, planning, manpower, HORSEpower, service and quality included in the price, it suddenly feels like perhaps you didn't pay enough. It will take us weeks to sort through the thousands of images we made that night, and a lifetime to stop talking about it
Posted By: Dorrie Dobens
Boston, MA, USA
The staff at Create Away was great to work with – very responsive and organized. The photo shoot was wonderful with Serge. He was very helpful with camera settings and suggestions. I am extremely pleased with my photos
Posted By: Peggy Bechtell
This was my first photographic holiday. I have always wanted to the photograph the Gypsy festival and the Wild Horses of the Camargue. This trip was a perfect combination. Thank you Create Away for organising this trip - I learned a lot and feel that i improved my photography as well
Posted By: Philip Volkers
Every moment of this trip was a delight from the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, the hotel accommodations, to restaurant recommendations, the photographic opportunities and locations, the horses with the Guardians and of course, Serge and Ros. I did all and more that I set out to accomplish on this trip from a learning perspective and felt this was the best way to challenge myself. I was finally able to get past defaulting to auto or preset settings and even went RAW! Shooting horses coming at you in knee deep water is not easy but what a thrill! Serge was always there when I had a question or needed help so I never felt I was the ‘slow kid’ in school and I really appreciated his suggestions and positive feedback. I never felt like I was intruding when I asked for help either as I have in other workshops. The horses were absolutely amazing as was the interaction with the guardians. The ability for our group to participate in the local community Ferrade (a private, bull branding ceremony) was an absolute gift and an honor; it clearly speaks volume of the relationships and comraderie Serge and Ros have developed with the guardians. This trip was an incredible experience. I would go again in a heartbeat!
Posted By: Melissa
The highlight of the workshop for me was riding a Camargue white horse with the Gardians. It was a once in a lifetime experience. It was a most beautiful day, and the landscape was like nothing I had ever seen. My horse, Parapouille, was so wonderful, I loved galloping and trotting through the Camargue as we led the herd to their destination. Exhilarating!
Posted By: Isabelle Truchon
Washington DC, USA
Les mots qui me viennent ne sont que magnifique, incroyable, passion, au-delà de toutes mes attentes... un rêve plus que réalisé, des étoiles plein les yeux ! L’équipe a Create Away sont des gens vraiment passionnés et sympathiques, une organisation sans faille dans le respect des chevaux... je n'ai que des éloges à faire pour ce séjour qui a dépassé mes aspirations. Des chevaux superbes dans de beaux endroits loin du monde, des gardians adorables, Serge toujours là pour nous aider à réaliser de belles images et nous conseiller, Ros et son soucis de tout bien faire dans les détails, tout ça dans la gentillesse. J'ai juste envie de dire vivement une prochaine fois, merci à Serge et Ros, aux gardians qui nous ont emmenés et fait mouvoir leurs chevaux dans de nombreux endroits et merci à tous pour vos sourires et votre gentillesse ! Un gros regret quand même... c'est déjà fini ! Je conseil a tous, c’est vraiment un séjour à faire ! – Ultimate Wild White Horses April 2017
Posted By: Aline Caïd Wachtel
The workshop was exceptionally organized, it went well beyond my expectations. Serge is very knowledgeable and experienced photographer who gave us many tips and ideas on the set. Thank you Ros and Serge for a fantastic time and for taking care of both my wife and myself . I highly recommend the Create Away workshops – Ultimate Wild White Horses April 2017
Posted By: Louis Agius
I strongly and warmly recommend the workshop Ultimate White Horse, I enjoyed every second of it and it was above all my expectations – Ultimate Wild White Horses April 2017
Posted By: Chris
The professionalism and the organization of Create-Away is outstanding. Serge and Ros go above and beyond hosting. The care and the knowledge that both of them have is wonderful. The quality of the experience cannot be described, you have to be in it to understand how fabulous it is. The people I met while at the workshop were delightful and eager to share experiences and knowledge with each other. I sincerely had the trip of a lifetime -Camargue Wildlife April 2017
Posted By: SJW
I loved my time with Create-Away. The team is friendly, helpful, professional, and well organized and I was very impressed with the organization of each shooting and the level of preparation. From the moment I registered, I felt I was in good hands and felt positive about my forthcoming experience. Being a beginner at photography, I learned so much, and by the end of the workshop I felt that I had the settings and their uses down. I love taking pictures now and the results were just amazing….so I am thrilled, with my personal and my technical experience. Serge was very helpful, and always made sure that we were all okay during our shoots, and getting what we wanted. The experience was phenomenal and has enriched my life. I would totally recommend Create-Away to experts and amateurs alike! – Camargue Wildlife April 2017
Posted By: Isabelle Truchon
The most incredible photography experience led with skill and patience by Serge and Ros. I came away with great memories and some truly stunning photographs drawing on the locations, people and animals we were allowed to spend time with
Posted By: Simon Hay
I was happy to have attended the trip. It was an amazing experience to be up close and personal to the special species we photographed. I feel very lucky to have been afforded these opportunities and will remember the Single White Stallion forever. Soooo beautiful
Posted By: Bonnie
I think that the true experience of the Camargue is realized when you are back in your own home looking at the amazing pictures that you have captured and reflect on the beauty of the area and the amazing charm of this part of the world. Thank you Ros and Serge for allowing me a small glimpse into the magnificence of the nature that surrounds you and giving me the opportunity to experience it with you
Posted By: Margie
I had the great privilege of being a participant in Create Away's 2016 Ultimate Camargue Festival Workshop. I had an absolutely fantastic time and was delighted with the photographs that I took. The tour program was a perfect balance of wildlife, festival, horse and bull photography that Serge expertly guided. Create Away provided me (and will provide you) with incredible photographic opportunities that you can only experience with them. I cannot recommend them strongly enough if you are looking to have the best possible photographic experience in the unique Camargue region of France
Posted By: Nick Eckert
If you like sailing and want to get great photographs of a wide variety of yachts and the crews sailing them, this is a workshop you shouldn’t miss. The abilities of the sailing professor to position the RIB for photographs is extraordinary
Posted By: SteveP
A thoroughly enjoyable few days photographing, close up, the mega yachts at sea during the Voiles de Saint Tropez
Posted By: Andrew Lyndon
Fantastic 3-day workshop photographing white horses in various locations. Hugely enjoyable - my photography improved - and I have some amazing photos as a result! Would highly recommend
Posted By: Gillian
A fantastic workshop which I would recommend to anyone. Ros and Serge have done their homework and found the best people and locations to work with. The whole experience was fantastic and the shots achieved made all the very early Summer morning starts worth it. Lying on the ground with a group of thundering Camargue horses gallop towards you is an exhilarating experience and their curiosity and friendliness was truly special. If you are looking to take some beautiful pictures in this unique part of France, you really should book with Create Away
Posted By: Nathalie
The Ultimate Wild White Horses workshop was absolutely superb. It was my first time doing action photography. Even now, months after the workshop, I look at the photographs and find it hard to believe I got such fantastic shots – thanks to Serge! Create Away is unique in being based in the Camargue. Because of this Serge knows all the Gardians personally, ensuring that he gets the best out of them and they in turn get the best out of the horses, thereby guaranteeing great photographs for us
Posted By: Seamus Long
If you love horses and photography then without doubt I would highly recommend this course. We didn’t think the first shoot could get any better but the experience just kept getting more thrilling and I am delighted with my photo results. Serge and Ros couldn’t have been more welcoming. Would love to return another day to do it all again
Posted By: Paula
A very well organised photo workshop, with beautiful Camargue horses in the marshes and on the beach. The hotel exceeded expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Create Away to anyone wanting expert tuition with Serge in a fabulous setting in Southern France
Posted By: Anne
Create-Away exceeded our high expectations, providing access to otherwise unavailable locations and shoots. The horse riding experience was definitely worth adding on – just wonderful
Posted By: David & Megan
Serge is obviously very knowledgeable and is prepared to spend time explaining and sorting out our problems. Ros meanwhile makes sure we get to eat something fabulous every day. We couldn’t have wished for a friendlier couple. Thank you both for a wonderful week in Provence with lots of lovely lavender and delicious food
Posted By: Chris
Thank you Create Away for another fantastic workshop. The opportunity of photographing the wonderful white horses of the Camargue is not to be missed. I can’t give Ros and Serge enough praise for the way they organise these workshops and the way they look after you
Posted By: Russ Foote
Initially thought the holiday was expensive, but having seen the amount of work involved setting up the shoots it was worth every penny. Both Ros and Serge were excellent hosts. Even if you don’t get a brilliant photo (which you will) the experience itself is fantastic
Posted By: Jackie G
We had a simply amazing time with Create Away, photographing the wild horses and birdlife in the Camargue. They bent over backwards to accommodate us on what was a pretty tight schedule for us. From the first point of email contact, choice of accommodation (Villa Mazarin), the briefing and to the actual photoshoots, Create Away were utterly professional. Ros & Serge were super-friendly and genuinely interested in making sure we got the most out of our stay. The photography opportunities have to be seen to be believed !!! To have Serge’s wealth of professional experience ‘on tap’ allowed us to get some stunning images. We’ll be back !!!
Posted By: Mark & Nicky
I was a newbie to cameras and felt like I learnt so much in 3 days! There were so many highlights I can’t decide, but the horses and bulls were magical! I would and have highly recommend all enthusiasts to photography to book a trip, you won’t be disappointed!
Posted By: Paula
This workshop is the highlight of my summer so far. It was intense, assertive, knowledgeable and super fun, I was lucky to be in a great group! Serge, with so many years of experience in photography, was able to identify my needs and help me to improve in the areas needed. I must say he is very patient, professional and motivates you to do better. Also it gave me the opportunity to play with my creativity and this made me realise that you need a solid knowledge in the technical stuff. Big Thank you to Ros for taking care of us and being attentive to any last details
Posted By: Bárbara
Thank you so much fort a great week in Provence. Serge and Ros are lovely and helpful people who organised everything brilliantly and did all they could to make sure we had a good time and got the most out of our trip, not just on the photography front but also with the choice of restaurants!
Posted By: Norman
Many thanks to you, Serge and the Gardians. I had no idea what to expect of my horse riding experience and was so excited when a small herd of mares and foals came to join us – it was one of the most amazing riding experiences of my life!
Posted By: Sue Carr
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Just back from having had one of the most exciting and exhilarating photoshoots ever. A spectacular experience and one I very much hope to do again next year. The organisation is second to none both Ros and Serge are professional, charming and committed. Thank you to all the Gardians (especially the main one and his beautiful daughter for a wonderful ride beforehand)
Posted By: Jacqueline Walden-Rackham
West Sussex, UK
Serge & Ros were very helpful in every respect and I would highly recommend them to anybody interested in Horse photography
Posted By: Hussain Nalwala
United Arab Emirates
Beautiful horses, local guardians, amazing (and exclusive) settings – the Ultimate Horses photography workshop had it all! Serge carefully arranged the shoots to take place in early morning and late evening lighting that made for outstanding photos! Photographing the horses galloping through the water was spectacular! Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop!
Posted By: Karen
The experience of being on this Workshop far exceeded my hopes. It was well organized by extremely friendly and helpful people and I hope to take more Workshops with this company in the future. The horses and bulls were so beautiful and obviously well cared for and loved. Their relationship with the Gardians was often quite endearing.
Posted By: Diane Green
I enjoyed the workshop very much and by far it was the best one I have attended. I have so many amazing images, I’m struggling to select them. The highlight was the photoshoot with the Single Stallion in the sea, on the beach and rearing on the sand dunes. The hotel was beautiful and set in a wonderful mediaeval town and we enjoyed great food and wine too. I would definitely come back and recommend it to others.
Posted By: Ida Kehoe
Create Away provide Photographic Workshops par excellence, every administrative and organisational detail is taken care of, so the photographer is free to focus on his or her objective - to take exciting and stunning images.
Posted By: Baz
This course gets you to the places that you will just never find on your own! Great accommodation, an excellent team and superb content! What more could you ask for!
Posted By: Rob
This is a fantastic workshop (Ultimate Wild White Horses) for anyone interested in photographing these beautiful white horses of the Camargue. I have come away with a higher percentage of good quality photographs than any of my other workshops I have attended so far. I am already looking forward to my next visit. Many thanks Serge and Ros!
Posted By: Heather
Dear Ros & Serge. I hope that all is well with you! You mentioned that you may like to have a few photos from the Ultimate Camargue Workshop that I attended this past summer. I have attached three for your review. The attached photo entitled ‘Stallion on the Beach’ was chosen as the best color digital image out of ~1,000 entered in the Camera Club of Richmond competition, while the photo entitled ‘Gardian and Horse’ was chosen as the best portrait in the same competition. I hope that you will not interpret this as boasting. Instead I share this good news as a means of THANKING YOU for creating an expedition conducive to improving photographic skills and making good photos! After I completed processing my photos, I created a photo book and I would like to send you this as a gift and as a token of my appreciation for you. Again, thank you so very much for a SPECTACULAR adventure! I hope to see you soon on another! All the best
Posted By: Ann
Richmond, VA, USA
Thanks again for your extraordinary efforts to make my trip a memorable one - your entire team reeked of caring professionalism and you provide an outstanding package. I’ll be back for more in 2016!
Posted By: Duncan Grove
I took part in the Camargue Landscapes workshop as a novice and it more than met my expectations. I have always taken photographs, but never really knew how to use a camera properly. Alongside accomplished photographers, Serge made sure our differing needs were met and I always felt supported and able to ask for help when I needed to. Two of the group were returning clients who had enjoyed workshops with Create Away before and I now know why they came back! The locations were amazing, well researched and clearly Serge knows the right people! The workshop was also a great social opportunity too and Ros and Serge quickly made us feel at ease at the welcome meeting. The workshop is based in the medieval walled city of Aigues-Mortes, which is well worth exploring with a camera in its own right, and has a wide variety of café-bars and restaurants for which Ros and Serge offer recommendations. I learned so much and became much more knowledgeable about my camera and the creative possibilities of working with landscapes as well as how to shoot properly in manual. In between the shoots, I also learned how to enhance my photographs using Adobe Lightroom. Serge is passionate about photography and the Camargue and this passion is infectious! Be warned though! If my experience is anything to go by, you will be hooked and end up scanning the photographic press and websites for better (and more expensive) equipment!
Posted By: Brian Benbow
Comme toujours, le stage a bénéficié de toutes les lumières et compétences de Serge. Sa connaissance des lieux nous a permis d’être au bon endroit au bon moment pour profiter des plus belles lumières, notamment autour des carrelets, si typiques de la région. Et je dois dire que l’hôtel de l’île d’Oléron est une petite merveille en soi !
Posted By: Lucie
Ros and Serge went out of their way to make this workshop enjoyable. All locations chosen enabled me to take some wonderful photographs. I would recommend this workshop to all my friends and camera club colleagues
Posted By: Russ
From the start, Create Away provided excellent customer service, excellent locations and superb memories for the adventure of a lifetime
Posted By: Vix
We were booking 2 workshops on a week’s experience that did not look like it was going ahead. Ros kept us fully informed of proceedings and, when the opportunity arose to arrange our Wild Horses experience, she went out of her way to ensure that the needs of everyone involved were met
Posted By: Mo
If you are looking for a workshop in the beautiful Camargue area then look no further than Create Away. Initially you may think this looks expensive but think again as the experience is worth every penny and far exceeded my expectations in every way. The attention to detail, both in the pre-course preparations and during the workshops, is superb and, with the help of a friendly, knowledgeable and patient professional photographer great shots were achieved. I cannot recommend Create Away more highly and have already booked again
Posted By: Mo
If you have always dreamt of wandering through endless fields of lavender with your camera, this workshop is what you are looking for and comes highly recommended. Serge has carefully researched all the best places (of which there are many!) to help you capture ‘that’ shot. The Create-Away team are superb at accommodating all on your wish-list. Add in some superb restaurants, beautiful Provençale villages atop hills, wonderful company, glorious weather, and a helping hand when you need it, and you have all the ingredients for a magnificent holiday. Get creative and have fun! (just don’t bank on a lot of sleep given the golden hours at the time of year!)
Posted By: Yvonne and John Akar
We visited vast fields of lavender, sunflowers and wheat. The early starts and late evenings were well worth the effort. Provence villages are amazing in the early light. Serge not only took us to perfect locations, but adjusted camera settings to make things more user friendly. Serge and Ros, as ever, were brilliant hosts. Their choice of restaurants and help with the French menus was fantastic. Couldn’t have been better
Posted By: Jenny and Derrick
The friendliness and client-oriented attitude of Create-Away was evident in the first email that I received from Ros and extended throughout the trip. In fact, one of the main factors in my decision to book with Create-Away was the timely response of Ros to my initial email and her attention to detail. Once we arrived, the friendliness and client-oriented attitude grew with each passing adventure! Serge made EVERY effort possible to make the photoshoots fantastic experiences not only by providing great subject matter in a beautiful environment but by being approachable and genuinely kind!!! In addition, the opportunity to stay in the quaint, beautiful, walled medieval city of Aigues Mortes made the stay even more memorable. This workshop exceeded my expectations in every way and made a dream to photograph the wild horses of the Camargue come true!!!!
Posted By: Ann, Richmond, VA USA
I really enjoyed this trip to Aigues-Mortes and the Camargue, which are really beautiful places to visit. Having the chance to combine this with taking some fantastic photos of the white horses and their Gardians makes me realise how lucky I am. I have got some fabulous images which I look forward to enlarging to put on my wall
Posted By: Lorraine, Lancashire England
The Ultimate Camargue workshop was as brilliant and exciting as expected. I enjoyed all the photo shoots, locations and the photographic experience. Our group was very agreeable and friendly. Of course, Serge and Ros provided all the help we needed. I would not hesitate to book another photography workshop with Create Away
Posted By: Pauline Malta
If you need to be privileged and feel privileged, this is one of the best photographic tours there is. All about it is professional and a very great privilege to be a part of. Will the help of a great professional photographer, you’ll get many many great shots. Only time pressures stop me coming right back, but I will be back. Brilliant Brilliant … excellent Serge, Thank you
Posted By: Roger Lucas
Ultimate Wild White Horses
On very short notice and with great warmth and professionalism, despite travel, computer and bank issues Create away was able to put together a wonderful workshop for me that will always be a treasured memory! You couldn’t ask for more gracious hosts than Ros and Serge. As an experienced photographer, I appreciated Serge’s tremendous knowledge and experience and I learned a lot which I always hope to come away with. If you want knowledgeable experts who actually live in the Area you wish to shoot, look no farther than Create Away
Posted By: Nick Corvinus, Massachusetts
I would have enjoyed it just as much as a pure experience without the camera. I think it should be on every photographers bucket list!
Posted By: Mark, Hertfordshire
Wild White Horses
As usual with Create-Away photo trips, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. It covered a subject matter I’d never thought of capturing before and it was therefore a great journey into the unknown and unanticipated. As a result of not having any preconceptions of what type of photos I was going to get I was able to react more freely and I suppose it felt a lot like being a sports photo journalist. It can only help me grow as a photographer and I received valuable advice and tips from Serge and Simon. The RIB was expertly piloted by Francois who, because of his sailing expertise, was always able to put us in just the right spot for the best shots. There are lots of craft on the water all jockeying for good positions – Francois was by far and away the best on the water. As usual Ros did her research and we ate at very good restaurants. It was fast and furious at times but great fun
Posted By: John, Kent
Beautiful accommodation in stunning medieval walled town - a photographer’s paradise. Bespoke personalised photography sessions all timed perfectly to make the best of the light, resulting in stunning shots. Also managed a very special horse riding experience, helping to herd the horses. Parallel activities for partners are great and my husband, Steve, did the French cooking lesson that was enjoyed by all (delicious)! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Create Away to anyone wanting a wonderful photography experience - beginner or professional, or to anyone wanting a riding experience with a difference. Serge was so easy to get on with and most helpful - the trip was excellent from start to finish and exceeded our expectations totally
Posted By: Lesley Wood
The Ultimate Camargue team helped us to have such a superb holiday, I cannot wait to come back and do it all again. Impeccable organization, superb guidance and the most friendly hosts you could hope for. The workshops gave us access to all those tricky spots to help us get the best action shots possible. The images will be with me for years to come, and the experience of being surrounded by an inquisitive herd of wild horses, or galloping through a marshy meadow will be treasured memories. Brilliant, superb, fantastic, cannot recommend highly enough
Posted By: Yvonne, London
From the outset I was expecting a challenging and extremely professional workshop, but I was completely knocked off my feet with the whole White horse experience. I selected Create Away over other companies on the basis of their being located in the immediate area and their ability to network with key local providers and I am happy to say I was not let down in this assumption. The professionalism, ability and patience shown by not only the Create Away team but also the White horse Gardians was phenomenal. The happy memories are too many to mention and having been back only a week I am already thinking about my next trip back to the Camargue. All I can add is if you are reading this and thinking of booking a workshop, don't hesitate DO IT NOW... I thoroughly recommend the team at Create Away
Posted By: Steve, Canterbury
This course was a dream come true for me and far exceeded all my expectations! The locations, the horses, the people who worked with them were all incredible and each shoot was so well organised. Serge - is just brilliant and could not do enough to help us and ensure we all came away with some photographs to be proud of - having a herd of horses coming straight towards your camera at a gallop is something I will never forget - simply breath-taking - sometimes I had to remind myself to actually take a photo! I couldn’t have asked to spend my days with a friendlier, warmer group of people and we are still in touch. The hotel was beautiful and home-from-home. Thank you so much for the perfect photography trip that I will never forget - I am still boring everyone talking about it and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Posted By: Lisa, Essex
J'ai fait des voyages photos dans des pays époustouflants de beauté. Mais aucun ne peut se comparer, en terme d'émotions, à ce que j'ai vécu durant ce stage
Posted By: Gérard Tisserand, Ardèche
My reasons for attending the workshop was two-fold, firstly to accompany my wife as a key part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, and secondly to get some wonderful video clips of the Camargue horses for use in my video work. The results in both cases far exceeded our expectations. The top item on my wife’s photography ‘bucket list’ is now a memory and I have 100 new ‘favorite’ High Def’ video clips for my library
Posted By: PapaJohn, Michigan
I booked the Wild Horses photography and had the most amazing time. Ros and Serge are wonderful and the workshop is very well organized. The shoots are varied and the group is small so there is always time to ask a question. There are a lot of opportunities to take great pictures and last but not least, it was a lot of fun! Overall it was a unique experience, I would not hesitate to book again with Create Away!
Posted By: Jess, Belgium
The Camargue region of the South of France is alive with Bird life, Wild White Horses and Black Bulls! I have just spent 5 and a half days with Serge from Create-Away who has access to areas not normally open to the public and to people whose devotion and dedication to those creatures is second to none. The outcome of this was that I had the opportunity to photograph the Wild White horses charging straight at me through the marsh and sea with water splashing up around them. I also got the chance to see a family of Gardians herding the Black Bulls running through a dust field and the watery marsh. The youngest Gardian being the 10 year old son riding a white Stallion. The Gardians were at one with their steeds, some of the younger ones riding bareback. The Gypsy owner of a number of the horses just had to look at them and they obeyed his every command. After 5 sessions of sunrise and sunset to get the best light I saw the best of the best and took some memorable photographs. A unique experience for someone who has had no exposure to tame horses let alone wild ones! For anyone who would like to take their own photographs of the iconic White horses charging straight at them with water splashing all around it is an experience not to be missed
Posted By: John, Westcliff on Sea
What a fantastic time! I enjoyed every minute of my Wild White Horses workshop. Learning new photographic techniques in beautiful locations. Great! Horses galloping towards me - simply wonderful. Thank you so much to Ros and Serge for their warm welcome, professionalism and a brilliantly organized workshop. Their relationship with the guardians allows for an intimate look at Camargue life. A wonderful experience
Posted By: Jo, London
Thank you Ros and Serge - You have done it again! The memories of my recent and third workshop “Mastering the art of outdoor photography” will live with me forever. I was there when you first started the business in the Camargue and follow your success all along. Your friendly and efficient service, the exclusive access to magical places, the gardians, the galloping white wild horses and the black bulls of Camargue contribute to create an intoxicating environment. I was completely taken by the unique experience of photographing stallions fighting fiercely in the beautiful light at dawn. The Ferrade with the bull branding ceremony and festivities at the private Manade was just unforgettable! A special thanks to Serge for fuelling my passion in photography and for your encouragement. It has been hard to get back to reality! I will want to re-live this experience again
Posted By: Luciana, London
Serge provided an action packed 4 days with a variety of venues in the Camargue. The horses and Guardians were excellent and I’ve got some really great images. The lighting in October was soft and subtle. Serge and the Guardians organised the horses to give us a range of different images from great reflections, horses grouped and galloping towards you, sparring stallions, Guardians working the horses and close ups/portraits. The Guardians were really friendly and the horses were too, they’re very inquisitive. I would definitely recommend this workshop
Posted By: Jan (janisonphotography.co.uk)
Thank you Ros and Serge for making our trip to the Camargue so easy, fun and informative.
Everything from the great admin from Ros in organising our trip to the Camargue, to the warm friendly service offered by Serge when we arrived and for our stay there, was much appreciated. We would strongly suggest you too trust them in providing a great experience, care and professionalism on your trip to the area
Posted By: Tim Rossi, Sydney
Serge is a very personable tutor with excellent expertise. He has contacts with ‘gardians’ that enabled us to meet the horses close up, as well as giving us access to places and experiences we otherwise would not have had. We were particularly fortunate that our course time coincided with the annual bull run through the town of Aigues-Mortes which was a spectacle in itself. Serge and Ros did everything to make our time enjoyable, giving us information on the area, places to eat etc. An added bonus was that our accommodation was within the walled, medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, in a beautiful old hotel. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative course that I would certainly recommend
Posted By: John, London
Photographing the White Horses of the Camargue was an exhilarating, amazing experience, which I will definitely do again. Together Serge and Ros offer a well organised experience of a life time. They provided help and advice from my initial enquiry, throughout the workshop, and in getting me to my next destination. Aigues-Mortes is a stunning location to stay and the opportunity to watch and photography two Abrivados during the workshop was a very lucky extra. I cannot recommend Create Away highly enough and am very much looking forward to my next visit
Posted By: Sally Edwards: Photographer
This course was the peak of my aspiration for photographing the Camargue horses. It was a memorable experience to photograph them and witness their animal behaviour in their own environment. My thanks to the Create Away team for their professionalism and provision of excellent settings. Also many thanks to the Gardian and his team for their friendliness, patience and putting on such realistic settings. If you want to photograph the Camargue white horses in their environment then I would thoroughly recommend this workshop
Posted By: Mike (le cavalier anglais), Lincs
Had an amazing time and most memorable experience that will last a lifetime. I learnt a lot that helped me achieve better results. Each shoot I thought it couldn’t get any better but it did every time - it was all a major highlight for me and the sunset photography just topped it all
Posted By: Val, Basingstoke
Thank you Create Away team for a thoroughly enjoyable time in the Camargue. My highlight was meeting and photographing the Wild Horses and their gardians at dusk and dawn. Serge knows the most wonderful locations and Lesley’s advice was invaluable. Aigues-Mortes is a truly stunning medieval town with lots and lots of picture opportunities
Posted By: Barbara, Tunbridge Wells, England
Les vostres sessions fotogràfiques han estat magnífiques, en un entorn inigualable. El fotògraf Serge un bon professional i una persona molt agradable
Vocal d'Activitats d'Afocer (Agrupació fotogràfica Cerdanyola-Ripollet)
Posted By: Pere Ramoneda
A well organized and varied black & white workshop covering the white horses, birds and landscapes. The Abrivado Festival was a spectacular ‘extra’. Photographic access to locations that would not be possible for an ordinary tourist made the whole week unforgettable. From the welcome at the airport, right through the week, Serge & Ros looked after us superbly, always friendly and helpful and I can’t fault the organization of the trip - 5-stars. I enjoyed every moment and would return for another workshop. A great course that was above all expectations, in every manner. I will be back for more
Posted By: Mike Spurway with Martin Ridout
I have enjoyed the itinerary of the Gypsy Festival very much. Serge and Ros looked after us very well indeed. Have come home with lots of great memories
Posted By: Dot. IOM
Thank you for the great 4 days we have spent with you and your team. The experience was unique, with the opportunity to see and photograph wild animals in such fabulous landscapes. We loved the mediaeval city of Aigues-Mortes, the hotel and the charming restaurants. We will definitely come back!
Posted By: Hélène & Benjamin, Hong Kong
Wildlife and landscapes photography course
I am still on a high from the past few days. Explaining to people what I experienced made me realise how fortunate I am to have been to the Camargue, seen the most amazing places with the most amazing people. Your hospitality and generosity went way beyond my expectations and I cannot thank you enough. As for the activities, I can sum that up by saying that I feel fortunate and privileged to have seen the things I saw and experienced them in such a unique way. Soon I will have some pictures to share with you but for now I am still savouring the whole experience
Posted By: Paul, Folkestone
Wildlife and landscapes photography course
I really enjoyed my cultural tour in the Camargue. It was extremely well organised and I was impressed by the thought that had gone into every detail and the amount we managed to do in such a short space of time — the balance was just right. I think these courses are so enjoyable because it's not the kind of trip we have done before. Normally we either do a beach holiday or a City break — this was neither and made a very welcome change. I liked having the structure and being organised but also being able to dip in and out as we pleased. It was a really great trip and I look forward to the next one!
Posted By: Permeela, London
Mixed Cultural Tour
Thank you for the most incredible and exhilarating five days with Create Away. The specialists in their various fields were delightful, interesting, caring and kind and guided us through all the learning processes (riding, cooking, cycling, Camargue visits, wine-tasting). Jane and Nicolas are a credit to the company — hard working, enthusiastic, entertaining and most professional. It was an experience of a lifetime and I loved every minute of it
Posted By: Julie, London
Mixed cultural and riding course
My photography course with Create Away was a great experience. Organisation was warm and professional, I didn't need to worry about anything else than photography! I appreciated the personalized advice throughout the course which really helped me to improve. I was amazed by the wild beauty of The Camargue and the unique locations we had access to. We stayed in Aigues Mortes during the course, a charming city to relax in with great restaurants and local food. A great trip that I would fully recommend!
Posted By: Alex, London
Wildlife and landscapes photography course