Posted on 2021-12-02

France - the lost valley of the Valgaudemar

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Improve your photography on this multi-genre, collaborative photography workshop with local photographers in the stunning landscape of the Ecrin National Parc.

Crushed by steep slopes, dominated by high peaks, the Valgaudemar, a wild site among all, has preserved its authenticity. The valley has a fierce yet endearing character, with its fragile hamlets miraculously clinging to the slope. Located at 1045m altitude on the Gioberney tourist route, the village of La Chapelle en Valgaudemar has retained the characteristics of a mountain village, combining traditions with an active life within the village and a various tourist activities.

Depart on this all inclusive immersive weekend to learn about how life has changed with the migration from the valley and search out the local inhabitants and artisans.

The workshop will be based around three days of landscape and portraiture photography with night time editing and projections around convivial home cooked meals using local products. As not everyone has the same tastes and needs, you will also have the possibility to add on:

* a night of astrophotography with a specialised astro photographers plus post production workshop to create stunning images you want to put on your walls! Dates will be chosen to best see the Milky Way.
* a guided tour with a mountain guide who will raise some of the most topical issues of growing importance with physical and social repercussions e.g. the problems encountered due to climate change, and what can be done to change this.
* on the trial of Vivien Maier, the famous American photographer, originally from the alpine area of Champsaur - follow in her footsteps on an electric bicycle and recreate some of her famous photos
* a traditional cookery lesson with local products and a food photography masterclass

This is an all inclusive trip including food and drink, accommodation and transport.

Available once a month from March to October.

Please enquire for dates and get in touch for more information or to see more photos

Type of experience

  • Photo Workshop


  • Western Europe


  • Largely landscapes
  • Explore nature
  • Approach people
  • After dark


  • 2022
  • Get in touch for availability

When (if specific dates)

4-6 March 2022 and 1-3 April 2022


  • Three days

Languages spoken

English and French

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)
  • Post production tutorials

What is not included but recommended for the experience

A camera or smartphone. Warm clothes and good walking shoes

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Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • ANNE
  • Nov 19, 2023
  • C'était super ! Encore une belle découverte.
    Merci Suzanne !

  • Pablo
  • Oct 16, 2023
  • It was great! Got very nice feedback, a direction for my photography and met very talanted photographers. 10/10 would recommend!

  • Elsa
  • May 29, 2023
  • A new walk still very pleasant with Suzanne and the discovery of a great place of urbex in which I would never have gone alone

  • Dani
  • May 27, 2023
  • Really nice experience. Third time out with Suzanne and many more to come, for sure :)

  • Anne-Claire
  • May 27, 2023
  • Une journée très agreable: partage et decouverte. Et des conseils techniques donnés par Suzanne avec beaucoup de patience.

  • Régis
  • Apr 11, 2023
  • Avec mes filles, nous avons fait la balade photo dans Grenoble... une sorte de chasse "aux photos et aux oeufs pendant Paques"... Un super moment pour mes filles et une redecouverte finalement de Grenoble pour tous à observer Grenoble d'une façon différente !

  • Béatrice
  • Mar 27, 2023
  • J'ai beaucoup aimé cette balade photographique du street art dans Grenoble. Le groupe était sympathique et constitué de personnes très différentes . Nous avons eu le temps de prendre des photos sous différents angles. Notre guide et photographe Suzanne avait bien préparé ses interventions en anglais et en français... Le goûter qui finissait cette grande balade nous a permis encore des échanges avec d'autres personnes du groupe... En bref, une très belle après-midi!! Merci Suzanne

  • Dani
  • Mar 26, 2023
  • Fun activity! Good way to learn a bit more about the city

  • Angela
  • Mar 1, 2023
  • Excellent tour. Great to go with family or alone! Opened my eyes to new ways of observing those things we often miss. Highly recommend.

  • Kamila
  • Feb 26, 2023
  • Interesting walk to the cemetery of Grenoble with some lesser-known history tidbits about the dead buried there. I would recommend

  • Claude
  • Jan 8, 2023
  • Bonjour Suzanne,
    Merci encore pour la balade du samedi 07 janvier 2023 dans Grenoble. C'était super.
    J'ai bien apprécié vos explications et les autres participants étaient très sympa.
    A très bientôt dans votre galerie ou à une autre balade.

  • Nathalie
  • Jan 7, 2023
  • Nice photo walk today in Grenoble with Suzanne Porter !!!

  • AL
  • Nov 28, 2022
  • I really enjoyed this moment with many passionate people ! I also loved the fact that we can meet people from different countries ! At the same time I re-discovered the city through another angle, thank you Susan !

  • Cathy
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • SP and her team at clik-trip photo provide an excellent photo experience. SP lived in Marrakech for several years and knows the city inside & out. She takes you to all the back ally ways/ beautiful archways/ provides great feedback and helps w/your photography ensuring you get the photos you want. SP is friendly & very professional. Well worth the price to see and photograph Marrakech with someone who really knows what she is doing. Highly recommend SP or anyone that works with her.

  • Kathryn
  • Jul 31, 2019
  • A highlight of my journey throughout Morocco were the two days I spent with SP in Marrakesh. She is a gifted photographer, an inspirational instructor, and an incredibly knowledgable tour guide. I was even sent back to my hotel with a homework assignment. In addition to guiding me on the roads less traveled by tourists, she also introduced me to many locals who were more then happy to have their portraits taken. We spent quite some time standing at one of the entrances into the medina where I was able to photograph a variety of Moroccans from different walks of life as they entered or exited the city. We also spent time in a tannery capturing the scene as well as the different workmen. As we wondered through the medina and souk we often had to fight our way around the donkeys, carts, motorbikes and vehicles. One must keep one’s eyes wide open not only to capture all the special moments, but to live to tell about it. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with SP and hope to meet up with her in another part of the world.

  • Marie-Françoise
  • I really enjoyed the afternoon.
    I discovered the street art. I did’nt know how Grenoble was so rich with these paintings.
    Suzan with her kindless and her professional approach was a great guide.
    And the little « goûter » was a very nice moment.
    Thanks Suzan for this very pleasant afternoon.


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