Nikon School’s Camargue Wildlife

Camargue / France

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  • Camargue / France
  • 6 days – 5 nights
£2.249,00
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Nikon School’s Camargue Wildlife

Nikon School and Create Away are excited to bring you the Camargue Wildlife Experience – a bucket-list experience! On this 6-day workshop you will join a Nikon School expert and professional photographer Serge Krouglikoff in the Camargue for a week of exciting wildlife photography including the famous Wild White Horses; white and black stallions, pink flamingos and black Camargue bulls.

On top of the exciting photo shoots, you will benefit from daily masterclass sessions with the Nikon School expert for a complete package guaranteed not only to thrill but also improve your photography skills at the same time.

 

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 built up strong relationships with the locals who highly respect the local traditions, wildlife and their treasured land
  • Exclusive access to private ranch land, inaccessible to the public
  • 2 galloping horse shoots in the marsh with several ‘drives’ per shoot
  • 1 galloping horse shoot on the beach and in the sea with several ‘drives’
  • 1 shoot with the Sparring Stallions
  • 1 shoot of the Black Bulls running through the marsh
  • 1 shoot of a beautiful single white stallion on the beach, in the sea & rearing on the dunes
  • 2 shoots of Flamingos and birdlife, with access to a natural ornithological park before it opens to the public, offering exclusive photography opportunities
  • 1 shoot of a beautiful black stallion on the beach, dunes and in the sea
  • Tuition from Nikon School Expert, photographer, Serge Krouglikoff and our professional specialist bird photographer
  • B&B at a charming hotel in a picturesque Mediaeval walled city
  • Airport transfers (Montpellier – on arrivals & departures days of the workshop) & all transportation included
Create Away What’s included in the price: Create Away What’s excluded:
  • Airport transfers
  • All Guidance
  • All transportation
  • B&B in 3 star Hotel
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals, snacks & drinks
Day 1

Collection from Montpellier airport for transfer to your charming hotel in the centre of Aigues-Mortes.
Welcome drink & briefing meeting with the Nikon Trainer and Serge Krouglikoff.

Day 2

We spend a day at the Parc Ornithologique, which is a natural Camargue wetlands area of great importance.
Accompanied by Thierry Vezon, BBC Wildlife bird specialist, Thierry will guide you to the prime locations among the waterways and lakes to capture a wide variety of species in one of the largest arrays of birdlife in Europe, from single birds perched at the nest to large flocks of pink Flamingos. The Nikon Trainer will host a masterclass session on how to capture wildlife in action.

Day 3

At dawn, we head to the beach to photograph the black stallion running along the white sand and in and out of the sea.
Masterclass session plus critique & review of your photos.
In the afternoon, we witness the Black Camargue bulls thundering through the shallow waters of marshland, their horns held high, as they are herded by the Gardians on horseback.

Day 4

We head to the beach for a shoot with a beautiful white stallion.
Masterclass session plus critique & review of your photos.
In the afternoon, we photograph the Wild White horses running through marshes and 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 these ‘weathered’ ranchers.

Day 5

At sunrise, we photograph the horses splashing through the shallow waters of a marsh in a new location. We will also capture the ‘Gardians’ at work herding the wild horses.
Late afternoon, we head back to the beach for the ultimate spectacle of the wild horses running along the golden sand and through the surf with sea spray flying! • Group dinner at typical Camargue restaurant with Flamenco music (optional).

Day 6

At dawn, we photograph Wild White horse stallions fighting.
Time permitting, wrap session critique and review before departures to the airport.

Single occupant (en-suite): £2249 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 two expert professional photographers

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

 

 

Gift voucher
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

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