- Camargue / France
- 4 days – 3 nights – 5 shoots
The Camargue region in the South of France is a vast expanse of unspoilt wetlands with natural lagoons, marshland, golden reeds and quaint villages. The quality of the light is a powerful and evocative dynamic that is luminous, vibrant and full of Mediterranean colour. From Oyster beds to the shimmering expanses of the lagoons & pink lakes, you will also have the opportunity to photograph the world-renowned Wild White Horses and capture the Pink Flamingos & other birdlife. You will be immersed in an environment that cannot fail to stimulate your creativity and produce some stunning landscapes.
Key facts at a glance:
Create Away is the only photography workshop company actually based in the Camargue, making us the number one specialists. We have strong and long established links with the local people of the Camargue who highly respect the local traditions & wildlife and who offer us exclusive access to private land, unavailable to anyone else
- Graphic Oyster Beds at a private oyster farm
- Flamingos & Birdlife
- Stunning Camargue landscapes with mirror-effect lagoons
- Iconic Wild White Horses at a private domain
- Picturesque fishing port & working mediaeval harbour
- A local Gardian (cowboy) at his ranch
- Tuition from a highly successful, professional photographer whose international career spans over 3 decades
- B&B at a charming hotel in a picturesque Mediaeval walled city (no single supplement, all rooms with private bathroom)
- Airport transfers (Montpellier) & all transportation included
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*airport transfers are guaranteed on workshops days only
We will collect you from the airport and take you to your charming hotel in the beautiful medieval town of Aigues-Mortes. Take time to unwind, unpack and perhaps explore the streets of the city that lie within the mile-long rampart walls. Don’t forget to take your camera to capture beautiful buildings and exquisite shadows just before the sun dips below the horizon.
Early evening welcome drink and briefing meeting.
Informal group dinner at local bistro (optional)
Graphic Oyster Beds / Flamingos & Birdlife
At dawn we photograph the Oyster beds stretching out across the expanse of the lake with the town of Sete nestling on the horizon. Old wooden jetties and fishing pulleys providing striking sculptures in the foreground.
Free time for lunch and rest.
In the afternoon, we go to the Parc Ornithologique, which is a natural wetlands park with an extensive array of local birdlife and Pink Flamingos – one of the largest in the whole of Europe. You will be guided to the prime locations among the waterways and lakes to capture a wide variety of species, from single birds perched at the nest to large flocks of pink Flamingos.
Free time for evening and dinner.
Quaint fishing port & Camargue lagoons
Before dawn, we head off to photograph an old lighthouse and quaint fishing Port where you can capture atmospheric shots of the harbour with old fishing boats and trawlers reflecting in the water and nets draped out to dry in the sun.
After breakfast, we photograph a Gardian (Camargue Cowboy) with his horse and the backdrop of his traditional Gardian’s house. You will learn about composition, lighting techniques using daylight and portable flash, lens choice and how to deal with the elements around you.
In the afternoon, we head deep into the Camargue for typical landscape views – mirror-effect lagoons, golden reeds, fishermen’s boats reflecting in the water, pink flamingos and other birdlife.
In the evening group closing dinner at typical Camargue restaurant (optional)
Wild White Horses / Departures
In the morning, we photograph the famous Wild White Horses of the Camargue – you will have the opportunity to capture the horses as they gallop through the marshland, mud splashing and manes flying high, as well as close-up beautiful atmospheric Landscapes shots and portraits of the horses with stunning backdrops.
Single occupant (en-suite): £1292 per person
2 people sharing room: 5% off the workshop price
Discounts available for group bookings. Please enquire to find out more
A deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking
* To join our workshops, you need to have a good understanding of how your own camera works (how to set it up in Manual, Aperture and Shutter priority) and understand about exposure.
Pre-workshop course (subject to availability)
If you would like to arrive a day early to benefit from a course on your camera, settings, techniques and how to obtain the best out of your workshop, please let us know. We consider the pre-course very worthwhile for intermediate-level photographers and essential for beginners or photographers with new equipment they are not familiar with. Cost including hotel £370 pp.
What is included in the price:
- 3 nights B&B in 3-star Hotel (4-star hotel with price available on request) in Medieval Aigues-Mortes
- Airport transfers to and from Montpellier airport/station on arrivals/departures days of the workshop (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)
- All transportation during your workshop
- Guidance throughout by an expert professional photographer
Before you book your flights, you might like to consider arriving a day or two earlier or staying a day or two after the workshop to make the most of the beautiful region and sunshine – we also offer an amazing horse riding experience as well as other excursions & activities – just ask Ros for further details.
Bookings & Payment:
Payment by bank transfer (please request our banking details) or by PayPal online.
Why not treat someone with one of our Gift Vouchers? – available for full or partial workshop prices
For non-photography partners or friends, we can organise a variety of activities to keep them busy whilst you are out shooting – click here for more details