White Horses & ‘Rencontres d’Arles’ Festival

Tour Leader: Serge Krouglikoff

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.

Day 1. Wednesday

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. Thursday

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. 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 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. 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 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. Sunday

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.

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 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)
Single occupant (en-suite): £2737 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)
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:
  • 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
What’s excluded:
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals, snacks & drinks

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

Looking for dates?
Our workshops are available throughout the year.
  • 24 – 28 July 2024
  • 21 – 25 August 2024
  • 28 August – 1 September 2024

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White Horses & ‘Rencontres d’Arles’ Festival


Pay a deposit of 25% per item