Advanced Photography Weeks
Enjoy shooting on a full day trip to one of France's leading bird reserves at Le Teich on the southeast corner of Arcachon bay.
Some challenging available light shooting in an old forge (private sessions, exclusive to us)
Photographing at night, including a full day trip to Bordeaux - see below*
Painting with Light
Full day trip to Le Teich bird reserve (see below)**
Shooting for Black & White in low light in an 18thC blacksmith's workshop and mill
Shooting at an Equestrian Centre - freezing action, panning, etc.
Creating a cheap but effective Home Studio on a budget
Advanced Flash Techniques
An in-depth study of composition and what makes an appealing photograph
More about RAW and post-processing
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The trip to Bordeaux is planned as follows :
"Hello to all Pete's photography guests eager to learn more!" says Monsieur André Maltaverne, forgeron extraordinaire

Our very popular Advanced Photography weeks are limited to a maximum of four people as regards the number of photography guests, but accompanying painters or 'non-participants' are of course welcome as always!

Building on the knowledge you've already acquired, we'll be taking your photography to a new level by covering the following topics (in no particular order of importance):
If you have any special suggestions that you'd like me to cover please let me know. If they're within my sphere of knowledge and experience, I'll see whether  they might be interesting to everyone on the course and therefore suitable for inclusion.

Note that the week is not suitable for point and shoot cameras. Here are just a few of many reasons why!
Creative lighting using a single off-camera flash
Learn action photography using fast shutter speeds
and action photography using slow shutter speeds
Both images below were produced by proper control of the camera; they were not created in Photoshop
11:00 a.m. departure
12:45 p.m. Lunch 'chez Edouard', a bistro in the lovely Place du Parlement in the old city
Afternoon - photographing at le Miroir d'Eau and in the city centre plus a short trip up the quays by car to photograph the German U-Boat pens and the Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas (the largest lifting bridge in Europe)
Evening - picnic in the park on the opposite bank of the Garonne
Photographing Bordeaux's Miroir d'Eau and Place de la Bourse by night
Late arrival back home
The forge and mill with its horizontal wheel is operated and maintained by volunteers. It would be appreciated if our guests could make a contribution to their association on exit.

** The Trip to Le Teich bird reserve is planned as follows :
10:30 a.m. departure - drive through the forest of Les Landes
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Le Delta Brasserie, Le Teich, adjacent to the bird reserve
Afternoon and early evening - photographing at the bird reserve.
Picnic by the yacht marina, adjacent to the bird reserve
Late arrival back home

The visit to the reserve involves a 6 km walk (taken slowly) with stops at 20 hides.
Photographing at night / Painting with light