Equine Photographer’s Dream
- Camargue / France
- 6 days - 5 nights - 9 shoots
Equine Photographer’s Dream
Photographing the Wild White Horses of the Camargue is on most Wildlife and Equine photographer’s bucket list. You can’t beat the adrenalin rush of this noble breed splashing through the shallow waters of the marsh and beach and heading straight towards your camera, providing iconic prize-winning images. This workshop includes the best of all our Camargue white horses shoots, in the marsh, in the woods, on the beach and in the sea. To top it off, we have added an indoor portraits shoots with different-coloured Lusitano stallions, using natural daylight; an indoor portraits shoot of a trained black Andalusian stallion and a beautiful white Camargue stallion, using lighting and natural daylight; and an outdoor shoot of the black Andalusian stallion on the beach. The result is 9 horses shoots and an Equine and Wildlife photographer’s dream!
Key facts at a glance:
Create Away is the only photography workshop company physically based in the Camargue, making us the number one specialist. We have strong and long-established links with the local people who deeply respect the folklore and traditions of the fauna and flora of their treasured land.
- Exclusive access to private land, unavailable to anyone else
- 2 galloping horse shoots with several ‘drives’ per shoot, in different marsh locations/compositions
- 2 galloping horse shoots on the beach/in the sea and at the lagoon
- 1 shoot with the sparring Stallions
- 2 single stallion shoots on the beach/in the sea
- 1 indoor shoot with Lusitano stallions
- 1 indoor shoot with an Andalusian stallion and a Camargue stallion
- Guidance throughout will be provided by a highly successful, professional photographer, whose international career spans over 3 decades
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This itinerary is a draft only and is subject to change
Arrive at Montpellier airport by mid-afternoon for transfer to your charming hotel in the centre of the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes. Take time to unwind, unpack and perhaps explore the narrow streets of the city that lie within the mile-long rampart walls.
At 6pm, we will gather for a welcome drink and briefing meeting.
We head to a local ranch to photograph different horses, including a white Camargue stallion and a black Andalusian stallion. This is an indoor shoot, using both lighting and natural daylight, so you can capture intense portraits of these beautiful trained horses, against a ‘moody’ backdrop.
In the afternoon, we go to a Riding School to photograph some beautiful Portuguese Lusitano stallions. This is an indoor shoot, using natural daylight only, that pierces through the roof and lights up the horses. You will have the opportunity to photograph several horses of different colours.
We head to the beach for a shoot with the beautiful black Andalusian stallion. We photograph him running along the beach and dashing and diving in and around the sea and surf, making for a wide range of dramatic action shots.
Late afternoon, we photograph the Camargue wild white horses running through the marsh. We shoot several drives with the horses running across and towards your field of view. We will also take portraits of the ‘Gardians’ (Camargue Cowboys) dressed in their traditional Camargue attire, trident in hand, surrounded by the herd.
In the morning we have another session with the Camargue horses, running together through the shallow waters of the lakes and marsh. We also capture the horses, beautifully backlit, as they run through the woods. After the action, we take close-up portraits of the horses.
Late afternoon, we head back to the beach for the ultimate spectacle of the Camargue white horses running along the golden sand and in the sea. We then capture the horses in a peaceful lagoon with beautiful reflections as the sun sets.
We head to the beach for a shoot of a beautiful white Camargue stallion. We photograph him running in and around the sea and surf, as well as rearing on the top of the sand dunes. We also take close-up portraits, in-between the action shots.
Late afternoon, we return to the beach to photograph the horses, first in the lagoon, then running along the golden sand and in the sea as the sun sets in the surf spray!
For the final shoot, we photograph the sparring stallions – this is a unique opportunity to see the Camargue white horses entwined at full height, in feisty temperament, with their manes flying.
Afternoon departures to Montpellier airport.
Single occupant (en-suite): £3100 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:
- 5 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 and can recommend 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