Posted on 2021-12-02
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France - the lost valley of the Valgaudemar

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Description

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

Where

  • Western Europe

What

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

When

  • 2022
  • Get in touch for availability

When (if specific dates)

4-6 March 2022 and 1-3 April 2022

Duration

  • 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

Five Keywords that best describe the experience / photographer

reportage
landscape
astrophotography

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon

Private or group?

  • Private
  • Group

Max group size

6

Min group size

3

Non photographer's welcome

Yes

Reviews

  • 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.