Ultimate Wild White Horses

Camargue / France

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    • Camargue / France
    • 5 days - 4 nights - 7 shoots
    £2.599,00
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    Ultimate Wild White Horses

    Photographing the Wild White Horses of the Camargue is a bucket-list dream for Equine and Wildlife photographers from around the Globe. 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 workshop includes all our different Camargue White Horses shoots – running in the marsh, running on the beach and in the sea, sparring stallions and a single white stallion running on the beach and rearing on the sand dunes. The result is spectacular award-winning shots.

    Key facts:

    Create Away is the only photography workshop company actually based in the Camargue, making us the number one specialist. We have strong and long-established links with the local people who are passionate about the Camargue, its traditions and folklore.

    • Exclusive access to private land, unavailable to anyone else
    • 2 shoots of the horses running in the marsh with several ‘drives’ per shoot and different compositions
    • 1 shoot of the horses running through a peaceful lagoon, with beautiful reflections
    • 1 shoot of the horses running along the beach and in the Mediterranean Sea
    • 1 shoot with the sparring stallions
    • 1 shoot with a beautiful white stallion running along the beach and rearing on the sand dunes
    • 1 shoot with pink Flamingos and birdlife
    • Tuition from a successful, professional photographer, whose international career spans over 3 decades
    • B&B at a charming hotel in a picturesque Mediaeval walled city
    • Airport transfers to and from Montpellier airport – arrivals day between 09h00 and mid-afternoon/departures day between 09h00 and 19h00 (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)

     

    Create AwayWhat’s included in the price:Create AwayWhat’s excluded:
    • Airport transfers
    • All Guidance
    • All transportation
    • B&B in 3-star Hotel
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Meals, snacks & drinks

    This itinerary is a draft only and is subject to change

    Day 1

    We will collect you from Montpellier airport for transfer to your charming hotel in the centre of the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes. Take time to unwind, unpack and explore the streets of the city that lies within the mile-long rampart walls.

    Late afternoon/early evening, we will gather for a welcome drink and briefing meeting.

    Day 2

    No trip to the Camargue is complete without capturing the famous Great (Pink) Flamingos so we leave before dawn for the Parc Ornithologique, which is a natural Camargue wetlands area with one of the largest arrays of birdlife in Europe. Create Away’s privileged contacts provide us with access the park before it opens to the public, so you can capture wonderful, exclusive images as the birds fly in at sunrise.

    In the afternoon, we photograph a dozen 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 3

    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 head to the beach where we capture a small group of horses in a peaceful, shallow, lagoon providing beautiful reflections and minimalist images.

    Day 4

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

    In the afternoon, we head back to the beach for the ultimate spectacle of the white horses running along the golden sand and in the Mediterranean Sea, as the sun sets in the surf spray!

    Day 5

    For the final shoot, we photograph the sparring stallions, with a unique opportunity to see the white horses entwined at full height, in feisty temperament, with their manes flying.

    Free time for lunch before afternoon departures to the airport.

    Single occupant (en-suite bathroom): £2599 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:

    • 4 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 – arrivals day between 09h00 and mid-afternoon/departures day between 09h00 and 19h00 (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

     

     

    Gift voucher
    Why not treat someone with one of our Gift Vouchers? – available for full or partial workshop prices

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