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Photography Holiday Courses and Workshops in France

Photo EXPO Course - FAQ

Photography workshops in France

The Photo EXPO workshops are for those wanting to understand: studio lighting; portrait photography; fine art nude; printing and presenting your work; and lots more...

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Who is the Photo EXPO Workshop for?

How long is the Photo EXPO Workshop?

What does the Photo EXPO Workshop cover?

What does a Photo EXPO Workshop cost and what does the price include?

When are the Photo EXPO Workshops for 2018?

Booking a Photo EXPO Workshop

How do I get to Studio Lavalette?

Essential things to bring

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Who is the Photo EXPO Workshop for?

The Photo EXPO Workshops are all about taking a long-weekend break to deeply focus on a specialist workshop and during 2018 we are offering two.  With an expert to guide you, they deal with fine art nude, portraiture, studio lighting and on-location shoots in and around our wonderful French countryside.

In a group of no more than six people, you’ll really get to grips with the subject at hand.  So if you are fairly confident about using your camera, then the Photo EXPO Workshop is just for you.

And if you’ve attended one of our other Courses, you can get a 15% discount off this Photo EXPO price – woo hoo!

If the Photo EXPO Workshop is not for you, click on the links below and have a look at the other Courses and Workshops on offer:

Photo HERO

Photo MAESTRO - RPS

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How long is the Photo EXPO Workshop?

A Photo EXPO Workshop lasts 3 days and starts with our Welcome Dinner on a Saturday at 19:00, when we run through the Course Program.  The Photo EXPO Workshop ends around lunchtime on the following Tuesday. 

A day consists of two Sessions, each lasting a minimum of 3 hours  – that’s over 18 hours of expert tuition, but there's plenty of time to relax, read, go for a stroll, or take a dip in the pool.

Our times are flexible, as we may go out and take a picnic lunch somewhere, but on a typical day Continental Breakfast is served at 9:00 with the first Session starting at 10:00.  We break for lunch at 13:00, and with the exception of the last day, the afternoon Session starts at 14:00 and ends at 17:00.  Dinner is served at 19:30.

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What does the Photo EXPO Workshop cover?

The following details the specifics of the Photo EXPO Workshop:

  • we'll shoot Villebois-Lavalette; some of the most picturesque towns in SW France; rolling countryside and vineyards; châteaux; rivers; and rustic, pastoral French villages - (see the galleries on the French Factor page);
  • you'll get personalised notes relating to the Course, with how-to’s and “Don’s Recipes”; and
  • online post-course support is available.
  • when and how to use studio lights, soft boxes, barn doors, snoots, beauty dishes, gobos, gels etc.;
  • how to set-up and use Speedlites;
  • Studio Lavalette’s secret light diffuser;
  • posing a model for maximum effect given the lighting;
  • how to achieve High and Low Key photographs;
  • how to print your photos properly as well as safeguarding their future; and…
  • ….lots, lots more!

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What does a Photo EXPO Workshop cost and what does the price include?

The price for the Photo EXPO Workshop is £599.00.  We are pleased to welcome your non-photographer partner/friend to accompany you at a cost of £299.00.  Prices include:

  • dinner (with wine), bed, breakfast and lunch for 3 nights and 3 days;
  • collection and return to Angoulême railway station or Bergerac or Limoges Airport;
  • transportation to and from on-location photo-shoots;
  • occasional use/trial of our stock of digital cameras, lenses and lighting equipment;
  • 3-4 A4 prints of your best work;
  • printed/PDF notes of all Course presentations and tutorials;
  • on-site Wi-Fi;
  • local taxes;
  • use of the Studio, grounds and swimming pool; and
  • a 15% discount off any future Studio Lavalette Courses or Workshops you attend – we want to see you again!

The cost of the Photo EXPO Workshop does NOT include:

  • your own health, travel, holiday and photo equipment/clothes insurance; and
  • your transportation costs from your home to either Angoulême railway station or Bergerac or Limoges Airport and vice versa.  

All Terms and Conditions are on the Booking webpage, which you will find here.

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When are the Photo EXPO Workshops for 2018?

All Photo EXPO Workshops for 2018 will start at 19:00 on a Saturday and around lunchtime on the following Tuesday.

Arrival Date Departure Date Places
Sat 19-May Tue 22-May Full
Sat 29-Sep Tue 02-Oct Open

Special Note: If the airline timetable doesn’t fit with our dates, do let us know and, (for discounted price), we’ll do our best to accommodate you in our B&B either before or after the Workshop.

Note: Our next Photo EXPO art nude workshop, with availability, is from 29 Sep to 2 Oct 2018 will be featuring the much sought after UK model Ivory Flame, for specific details about this workshop please follow this link.

To checkout the Availability of Places, please follow this link, which opens a new webpage.

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Booking a Photo EXPO Workshop

You can book a Photo EXPO Workshop by following this link.

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How do I get to Studio Lavalette?

We have comprehensive notes on how to get to Studio Lavalette that you will find on this page.

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Essential things to bring

For those coming on the Photo EXPO Workshop, we recommend you bring the following photo-shoot essentials:

  • your camera, lenses, flashgun/Speedlite, camera bag, memory cards, battery charger and any other equipment you might have/need;
  • a laptop, if you have one;
  • comfortable clothes and walking shoes – there’s no serious hiking involved, but we will get out and about quite a bit;
  • a hat/cap or sun cream – the sun can get quite strong here; and
  • an anorak – it does rain!

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