Provence & Cote D’Azur Photo Adventure
Rich in history, Provence will romance and seduce you. The South of France is drenched with character, probably due to its turbulent history with the Romans, Phoenicians, Greeks and nomadic tribes dating as far back as 300,000 BC. The rocky heights of the Maritime Alps lie in tiers, tumbling down to the Riviera’s dramatic coast. On its bluffs, perched villages keep a watchful eye on the distant blue sea. Its rural architecture and colorful untamed beaches almost beg to be photographed. They say, when it comes to Provence, be prepared for a heart-and-soul seduction.
This iconic wedge of glittering coast is a mountain retreat, Roman temple and gastronomic art de vivre. Traveling through Provence means sensual sauntering past scented lavender fields and chestnut forests; through fresh apple-green vineyards and silvery olive groves; around markets, Matisse-designed chapels and medieval hilltop villages impossibly perched on rocky crags. Provence is an old-fashioned love affair that never dies. Our adventure will take you from Nice north into the Maritime Alps and south along the coast through the untouched 16th century village of Eze, Saint Paul de Vence, Cannes, and then up to Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Gordes, Sault and more.
This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.
In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the magical region of Provence.