Today you'll be picked up at your hotel or the Marseilles airport at 12noon. Once we’ve made the pickup we’ll begin our photographic tour of Provence.
Our first stop is Parc ornithologique de Pont de Gau. The Ornithological Park is the ideal site to discover, observe and photograph a plethora of bird species, including hundreds of pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Ponds, swamps, lawns, channels, reed beds, salt marshes all create this vast 60-hectare area, entirely devoted to the discovery of nature and birds of the Camargue. It's on the Park’s trails, where peaceful silence is broken only by the bird's songs, that you can observe, even closer still, birds that seem to ignore you entirely.
Day 2 and Day 3
We'll have two sessions each day with the horses, one at first light and the other later in the day. After the action, in the evening we take images of the herd on their own or in small groups, silhouetted against the sunset.
For the next 2 ½ days, we'll photograph at least a dozen wild white horses running through the marsh heading straight towards you and your camera. It's an exhilarating experience. The horses will make several passes in front of your camera. Multiple runs by the horses will let you tweak your technique and increase your number of “keepers”. We will also take the time to make images of the Camargue Cowboys (Gardians) dressed in their traditional Camargue shirts and hats, trident in hand, surrounded by the herd.
Saving our favorite till the last day; Today begins with a morning Stallion Shoot. This session is a unique opportunity to see the White Horses entwined at full height. The Stallions have a feisty temperament and often spar with each other. The final morning session ends with us being up close with the horses allowing for more intimate poses for portraits with several different lighting scenarios.
After our final horse shoot in the morning, we'll head back to the hotel and pack up to head to our next location in Provence. In the afternoon and in the evening we'll spend our time around Avignon capturing the history and architecture of Avignon and the surrounding small French villages. We'll end our day at the massive aqueduct for a sunset photo shoot over this unusual structure.
Day 6 and Day 7
We'll spend these days in Provence visiting towns like Gordes, Plateau de Sault and the surrounding quaint farmland between Valensole, Roussillon, and Avignon.
Today we have one final photo shoot in Provence before heading to the airport in Marseilles. Please schedule your flight home after 5 pm. If you cannot get a connecting flight home, we can drop you off at one of Marseilles local hotels near the airport.