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Erika Gentry invites seven photography lovers to join her July 10-17 2017 in Arles, France for a photo workshop and tour entitled Photography in France: A Photographic Journey. This special tour is designed for intermediate photographers and photography lovers.
“Erika offers the best portal to photographing France”
Photographic opportunities abound in this Roman city and its surrounds as well as the opportunity to experience one of the worlds premiere photography festivals, the Recontres d’Arles, to inspire your own work. Experience guided visits of the festival and make your own photographs via excursions to surrounding Provencal towns seeing subjects explored by the likes of VanGogh, Gaugin and Koudelka (to name a few).
Get one-on-one help in the photographic field and feedback from Professor of Photography Erika Gentry and special guests. Experience food, art, culture and camaraderie on this very special guided tour designed for serious photography enthusiasts. The Recontres d’Arles festival will take place July through September with exhibits, lectures and special workshops. The festival, with over 50 exhibitions of photography showcased at heritage sites (12th century churches and abbeys, 18th century townhouses, 19th century industrial buildings) throughout the ancient city of Arles, France also includes a book pavilion, orientations by your Instructor and portfolio reviews by renowned reviewers should you choose to participate.
Hop on the air conditioned min-bus with six other photographers and explore Provence with your camera and the group including the famous Vangogh sunflowers, the streets and ruins of the town of St. Remy de Provence, the lavender fields in bloom near Gordes, the Luberon from a hot air balloon at sunrise, the infamous Pont du Gard at sunset, Bastille day fireworks and more! Since you’ll be with other photographers, time of day, lighting and guidance in the photographic field will be considered and available. The tour is designed for intermediate photographers who understand camera and software basics. We will review and critique photographs, discuss capture techniques and put together a slide show to show peers during the final night of the workshop. While no specific post production processes will be covered – the Instructor is an expert in Photoshop and Lightroom and will be available to answer questions about these topics. Students should plan to be comfortable digitally editing work on their own with guidance.
The tour includes: (see full day by day itinerary)
- Expert help with your photography in the field as well as critique groups and Instructor led tours of the festival.
- 7 nights hotel in Arles city center.
- Entrance to the Recontres d’Arles Photography Festival (nighttime events excluded) with meet ups for tours from Erika and special guest artists and editors.
- Entry fees to Montmajour Abbey, Atelier de l’Image.
- Welcome and end of workshop dinners in Arles, France
- All breakfasts
- Guide and meal gratuities where provided
- The joys of French culture, food and wine!
- A life changing photographic experience.
Three custom tours with a local guide by air conditioned minibus (Mercedes van) in Provence, France.
Full day tour of the Alpilles -Abbaye de Montmajour, St. Remy de Provence and Atelier de l’Image
Half day tour of the Uzes — Sunflower fields, Ancient ramparts and the Roman Aqueduct Pont du Gard
Full day visit Gordes and Perched villages and Abbaye de Senanque surrounded by lavender fields if in bloom. Sunrise via hot air balloon ride
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