White Horses of Camargue
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.
28 April - 2 May 2023
Maximum of 12 participants
$3,490 (Double Occupancy)
$3,940 (Single Occupancy)
90 days prior to the workshop starting date.
Lunches and snacks
Alcohol and beverages
Items of a personal nature including (but not limited to) laundry services, clothing, Wi-Fi, email, or phone charges
Personal Travel, Medical, Equipment or Trip Cancellation Insurance
Visas (if applicable)
Professional photo guides.
5 photo sessions with horses
1 photo session with bull
Tickets to the bird reserve
Day 1: Arrival
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 to capture the ranchers herd the animals into dynamic squadrons, galloping upon the sandy beaches or in shallow water. We'll spend the wonderful golden hours of the day before sunset photographing Camargue's unparalleled equine beauties.
Day 2: Show of White Horses
On day two, we'll head out to photograph the horses in the early morning in the pink salt marshes. 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 continue to sharpen our photography skills as we capture the spectacular foals and mares at sunset.
Day 3: Camargue National Park
On day three, we'll spend the sunrise birdwatching in the Camargue National Park. We will have a special access only for our group in this park to have the best light when we see 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.
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 in the classic marshes with the white horses as they move around with their herds, guided by the ranchers.
Day 4: The Camargue Bulls
We'll have two shooting sessions again this day – one in the morning and the other in the evening. In the morning, we will photograph the Camargue bulls which takes place in a natural site between marshes and tall grass . The herd of 15 to 20 free-roaming bulls is led by herdsmen on horseback. The photographers are high on a large trailer pulled by a tractor. This allows you to move to change your point of view without scaring the bulls. It will be a very memorable experience as we even have breakfast with the herdsmen to have the chance to talk to them about their lives.
In the afternoon, we will focus on landscape photography shooting the pink salt marshes as we make some abstract compositions.
Day 5: Departure from Marseille airport
This will be our last day together in France. We will have the sunrise session with the horses on the beach as the finale. 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.
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.
We always try to help travellers fulfil their dream vacation. If you need to change the details of your trip you are always welcome to contact us and we will make the necessary arrangements.
Please bear in mind that photo tours in Iceland are in high demand. The earlier you reserve your trip the better availability. Please note that Iceland Photo Tours does not include international flights in photo workshops, nor do we handle such bookings.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy
We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. 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 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.