Friesian & Camargue Horses

Tour Leader: Serge Krouglikoff

Designed for equine and wildlife photographers, we first capture the Majestic Friesian stallions in different locations, with contrasting scenery, in Northern Spain. From sunrise and sunset shoots on the beach to striking backdrops at the elegant ranch, you are guaranteed the horses at their best, whether it’s feisty action shots or still and serene portraits.

We then move on to the Camargue where we will photograph the famous Wild White Horses, a bucket-list dream for photographers from around the Globe. We will capture the white horses in different locations with different compositions in the marsh and on the beach. 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!

This itinerary is a draft only and is subject to change

Day 1 Monday

We will collect you from Barcelona airport at 2pm for transfer to your delightful 4-star hotel, with sea views, in Catalonia in Northern Spain.

We will gather for a welcome drink and briefing meeting.

Day 2 Tuesday

In the morning, we head to the ranch for the first shoot with the young Friesian foals. We capture them playing and running, against a beautiful backdrop, with different compositions, making for a wide range of different shots.

In the afternoon, we return to the ranch to photograph the majestic Friesian stallions, in varying configurations, from single stallion to several at once, allowing you to capture stunning images of their silky black coats and flowing manes, against a contrasting coloured wall.

Day 3 Wednesday

In the morning we head to the beach, at sunrise, with two Friesian stallions. We capture beautiful silhouettes as the sun starts to rise over the beach and sea. We then change location to photograph the stallions, with the warm winter sun transforming their coats to a shimmering gold, in the soft morning light. Poised and still or dashing through the shallow water of the lagoon, capture exciting action shots and stunning portraits.

Late afternoon, we head back to the beach to capture the horses in both portraits and action shots as the warm winter sun sets on the horizon.

Day 4 Thursday

After breakfast, we drive to the Camargue (arriving in the afternoon).

On arrival you are free to explore the beautiful mediaeval City of Aigues-Mortes and enjoy a relaxed evening and dinner.

Day 5 Friday

In the morning, we head to the beach for a shoot with a beautiful white Camargue stallion. We photograph him rearing on the top of the sand dunes and running along the golden sand of the beach, making for striking action shots and beautiful portraits.

In the afternoon, we photograph a group of 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 shots of the ‘Gardians’ (Camargue Cowboys) dressed in their traditional Camargue shirts & hats, trident in hand, surrounded by the herd, as well as some close-up portraits of the weathered ranchers.

Day 6 Saturday

In the morning we have another session with the horses running together through the shallow waters of the marsh, but with a different composition. After the action, we take portraits and up-close details of the horses on their own or in small groups.

In the afternoon, we photograph the sparring stallions, which is a unique opportunity to see the white horses entwined at full height, in feisty temperament, with their manes flying.

Day 7 Sunday

For the final shoot, we capture the ultimate Camargue scene of the Wild White horses running through the surf and along the beach with sea spray flying. We will also photograph them in a shallow lagoon, making for peaceful minimalist images and beautiful reflections.

Departures from Montpellier airport afternoon.

Create Away is working exclusively with a Friesian stud farm in Northern Spain, a family company that pioneered the introduction of the race to Spain and, like Create Away, their motto is ‘Quality’.

This provides the perfect blend of beautiful horses and an ideal setting to photograph the horses. Create Away’s experience and knowledge of equine photography consolidates the recipe to achieve stunning images to take away.

Our reputation in the Camargue goes before us as No.1 Specialists for Camargue White Horses Photography. Create Away is the only photo tour company actually based in the Camargue, so we bring you exclusive and unique photo shoots.

4 Friesian stallions shoots in different locations and compositions, on the beach and at the ranch

5 Camargue horses shoots in different locations and compositions in the marsh and on the beach

What’s included in the price:
  • Tuition from a highly successful, professional photographer, whose international career spans over 3 decades
  • B&B at a delightful 4-star hotel in a seaside resort in Northern Spain and at a charming 3-star hotel in the mediaeval city of Aigues-Mortes
  • Airport transfers (from Barcelona on arrival and Montpellier on departure) and all other transportation
What’s excluded:
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals, snacks & drinks
Single occupant (en-suite): £1696 per person
2 people sharing room: 5% off the workshop price
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)
Cost including hotel £370 pp.

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.

What is included in the price:
  • 3 nights B&B in delightful 4-star Hotel in a seaside town in Northern Spain
  • Airport transfers to and from Barcelona on arrivals/departures days of the workshop, as per the times specified on the itinerary (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)
  • All transportation during your course
  • Guidance throughout by expert professional photographer, Serge Krouglikoff

Before you book your flights, you might like to consider extending your stay before or after the workshop to discover the fabulous City of Barcelona or for a few days R&R on the Spanish coast in the sunshine.

Bookings & Payment:

Payment by bank transfer (please request our banking details) or by PayPal online

Looking for dates?
Our workshops are available throughout the year.
  • 6 – 9 November 2023
  • 19 – 25 February 2024
  • 4 – 10 November 2024

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Friesian & Camargue Horses


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