Provence Lavender & Villages Photo Workshop
26 June – 1 July 2018
Highlights: lavender fields of the Valensole plateau & Sault, villages of the Luberon.
This will be my 10th Provence lavender workshop and my 20th visit to the Luberon region. In this time, I have built up an extensive list of locations, some off the beaten track and some better known. I’ll make sure we’re in the right place at the right time to capture the landscape and villages in the best light.
Nothing can replace seeing this extraordinary spectacle with your own eyes. A photographic icon that has to be visited at least once in a lifetime. Rows of perfectly manicured lavender, fields of sunflowers, dramatic landscape and colourful villages……..a visual attack on your senses!
Above 400 metres grow the famous “lavandin”, a man-made hybrid of lavender. They are in full bloom at this time of year and cover the Valensole plateau with only the occasional barn or tree to break up the symmetry. Further west, around Sault, the landscape changes. More undulating, the lavender fields sit comfortably alongside pink sage and long golden grass. Beyond Apt is the Luberon region, home to the colourful Provencal villages of Roussillon, Gordes and Bonnieux. No visit would be complete without seeing the ocre-coloured buildings and quarry of Roussillon and the extraordinary Abbaie de Senanque.
We shoot in the morning from sunrise and late afternoon/evening until sunset. The afternoon can be spent looking at your images or simply having a well-earned rest!
Accommodation 3 star hotel near Mane (5nts)
Maximum 6 participants – Availability
Price in Euros: €1990 for single room. €3710 for couples sharing. Includes accommodation, breakfasts, transfers to/from Marseille airport, transport during tour and tuition. Not included are flights, lunches/dinners/drinks & insurance.
Deposit €400 per person
My week in Provence was beyond my expectations. Tim is extremely helpful and has great people skills, is enthusiastic and makes sure you get your shot. His knowledge of the area is second to none. I learned lots of good techniques about landscape (and my camera). He goes to great lengths to find the right locations. The workshop was not only good photographically but lots of fun with good advice and tips. I will certainly do more workshops with Tim whenever I can. A great week!
Virginia Velasco London/Spain
Thanks for a great time in Provence. It was a great experience. It did not live up to my expectations, IT SURPASSED THEM ALL. Many thanks and see you in Venice for Carnival.
Allan Gawthorpe. Scotland