Provence, France 2020



Valensole Plain/Sault/Lavender and Sunflowers



JULY 3rd- 6th




Four full days in southern France including the lavender and sunflowers field atop rich and fertile Valensole Plain and the region of Sault. Visits to the many quaint villages of Provence include Banon, Greoux Les Bain, Roussillon and Gordes. This is a landscape photographer’s paradise as we head out each and every morning shortly after sunrise to be greeted by rolling fields of lavender and sunflower fields. And the night of July 5th finds us shooting a fantastic moonrise atop the Valensole Plain. This workshop will allow you to become very familiar with the use of your wide-angle and telephoto lenses and a chance to practice and grow your compositional vision. A must workshop for anyone who has the lavender and sunflower fields on their bucket list!

In addition, I am working on setting up a full day of shooting in the ‘Camargue’ which is quite a famous area where REAL French cowboys work herds of both cows and bulls plus gather up the many wild white horses and create one photo opportunity after another as they run free through the salt marshes in the Carmague. IF I can make this work, there will be an extra charge of $200.00 per student for this all day opportunity to shoot both the cowboys, horses and bulls. (It is not uncommon to pay as much as $500-$700per day in the Carmague for a similar opportunity, but again, I am relying on this great contact I made this summer to help push this through and IF I can make this happen, you will honestly feel that this one day along was the best $200 you ever spent! (Just Google ‘wild horses and the Camargue’ and you will see what you can expect!)

If you are planning on renting a car you have no concerns getting to Greoux Les Bain. Please be aware that Greoux Les Bain has no train service. I or someone else will arrange to pick you up at either the train station in Marseille or Aix en Provence, and  if flying into Marseille then at airport. You just need to let us know how you are arriving and at what time.

Workshop fee does include all ground transportation in an air-conditioned over-sized van during the workshop dates.

Participants must make their own hotel reservations and cost of the hotel is not included in the workshop fee. The following hotel is recommended and due to peak season, it is recommended that you book your room as soon as possible for the best availability options.

  • Hotel: THE ORIGINALS VILLA BORGHESES – Rather then provide a direct link to the hotel, it is better to do a search for the THE ORIGINALS VILLA BORGHESES as the prices can vary depending on the website. Also, bookings for this hotel, for this time frame, will not usually open until September 1st of 2019 but it is a large hotel and at this time of year, there should be ample rooms but do not delay in booking your room. If you sign up for this workshop, make your booking right after September 1st, or immediately after signing up IF you sign for this workshop, after September 1st.

*You can stay at any hotel of your choosing, but this is where you will meet up for the meet and greet.
Question or waitlist. Email Monique at [email protected]