White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France

White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France
White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France

Camargue is a region in Southern France known for its marshes and extraordinary wildlife – the graceful flamingos and the elegant white horses that are native to the area. This adrenaline-packed photo tour is a great opportunity to shoot the beauty of the white horses displaying their love for freedom and play as you learn and apply new techniques in capturing moving subjects.

Across five incredible days, we'll make use of the blazing sunrises and sunsets that Camargue is known for, as we photograph the great white horses across a variety of epic locations. From beaches to sand dunes, salt flats, grassy wetlands and lakes, we'll capture these spectacular equines at their finest.

For the duration of the tour, you'll have professional photography guides on-hand to teach you everything you need to know in order to take home awe-inspiring shots. They'll make sure that your photography skills improve as you immerse yourself in the wonders of the Camargue National Park.

Whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a seasoned professional, this photo workshop in the south of France will elevate your wildlife photography portfolio to a whole new level. Join us on an exhilarating adventure photographing the white horses and birds of Camargue. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Activities: Photo Tours, Photo Workshop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00.

Camargue
Included:
  • Three Professional photo guides.

  • Accommodation

  • Transportation

  • All meals

  • 7 photo sessions with horses

  • Tickets to the bird reserve

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Visas if needed

  • Medical insurance

  • Air fare to Marseille and back


What to bring:
  • After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.



Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Camargue National Park


White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France


We'll begin the trip by meeting at the Marseille airport at 1PM. Our schedule will be tight, so that we can accomplish more during the next few days and make the most of our time in France. For this reason, we advise that newcomers book morning flights or stay in Marseille overnight. Our recommended airlines to fly into Marseille are KLM or AirFrance.

Once the group has assembled, we'll begin our journey towards the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, also known as the Camargue National Park. Upon arrival to the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer – where the park is located – we'll receive a brief orientation on shooting the horses and other important reminders to keep in mind during our tour.

Thereafter, we'll make our way to the first shooting location, where we'll spend the wonderful golden hours of the day before sunset photographing Camargue's unparalleled equine beauties.


Day 2 - Show of White Horses


White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France


On day two, we'll head out to photograph the horses in the early morning, as the ranchers herd the animals into dynamic squadrons, galloping upon the sandy beaches or in shallow water. This amazing photo shoot will be followed by a short critique and discussion session of the photos we've taken, before we head out into the park once again.

This time, we'll be treated to a show of prowess between two stallions — for those who may express concern, this activity is perfectly safe for the participants and the animals, as these are natural interactions when these male horses compete for status and measure their abilities against each other.


Day 3 - Show of White Horses


White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France


On day three, we'll continue to sharpen our photography skills as we capture the spectacular white horses at sunrise.

In the afternoon, we'll have another photography educational masterclass and critique session, before we head back into the national park for a sunset session with the stallions.


Day 4 - Camargue National Park


White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France


We'll have two shooting sessions again this day – one in the morning and the other in the evening. There will be more opportunities to photograph the horses as they move around with their herds, guided by the ranchers.

In the afternoon, we'll spend our time birdwatching in the Camargue National Park. Of the 340 species of birds that visit this park, the most famous are the pink flamingoes. We'll follow the paths and make use of the observation booths in order to capture these colourful creatures mulling about in their colonies on a small island near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which is the only such habitat for these birds in France.


Day 5 - Departure from Marseille airport


White Horses of Camargue | 5 Day Photo Tour in France


This will be our final morning together in France. After breakfast, we'll pack our belongings and begin the drive back to Marseille, arriving by around noon. From there, you'll be able to catch your flight home or onwards to your next destination, no doubt with a plethora of new photography skills under your belt and a portfolio of incredible images of the white horses of Camargue.


Dates & Guides

17-21 May 2020 – Guided by Daniel Kordan & Iurie Belegurschi (4 spots left)
21-25 May 2020 – Guided by Daniel Kordan & Iurie Belegurschi (6 spots left)


Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
45 days or more: 75% refund
30 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 30 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.


Disclaimer

We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.


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Daniel Kordan

Daniel was born in the Moscow area, Russia. After graduating from art school he studied at Moscow’s institute of Physics and Technology, which pointed him toward a career as an optics physicist. During his studies he developed expertise...

Iurie Belegurschi

Iurie Belegurschi is an award-winning fine art nature and landscape photographer, as well as the founder of Iceland Photo Tours. Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the...


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