Brett says..." Due to the amazing success of our France courses of 2010 - 2013 and due to popular demand we are giving 8 lucky photographers the chance to experience the delights that this great course has to offer on October 12th - 15th 2015. Spend 3 days & 3 nights in the amazing tranquil surroundings of this beautiful Chateau in France.... This Chateau is a first for us so the imagery will be like no other.. It's not just the photography opportunities on a course like this.. it's the chat, the food, the other photographers, the chance to spend time with like minded people in a place that was made for this purpose! Just ask anyone on the Facebook group that has been, they will tell you! Join us in October in the beautiful Autumn french light, you won't be disappointed, it will be a life changing experience! "
You can now pay a non-refundable £250.00 deposit to secure your place on this one off course. Call the studio on 01706340792 to secure your place. The rest is payable 4 weeks before the course date or in instalments up to the course date.
This amazing 3 day ( 2 shooting days ), 3 night course will teach you...
- How to use flash , off camera
- How to produce breathtaking fashion imagery packed with emotion using natural light
- Using flash on location utilising location, color & posing
- High fashion based imagery in one of a kind locations
- Fabulous images to use on your own site
- Using Elinchrom & Pro Photo lights & many modifiers
- A bespoke course at the amazing 13C CHÂTEAU CAPBOURTEIL, France
- Techniques you can use in all aspects of your photography work
- Spend time with other photographers, having dinner in the long room, relax & enjoy the end of year treat.
- All food and drink will be provided
- Relax by the pool, read a book, watch a movie or two or take a glass of wine and wander through grounds
- Limited to 8 photographers
Photography course snapshot
We are overjoyed to have secured this amazing first time location. This is a 2 day shooting course with Brett & Kristie. Mixing elegant , high fashion in the grounds and surrounding towns. Day one will be arrival , lunch and give you chance to relax and enjoy the chateau and it's grounds. Day two & three we will be shooting in and around the amazing Chateau utilising the decor, natural light and stunning position. We will also be shooting our models on location around the chateau and areas beyond. With our own stylist & bespoke outfits our amazing models will work with us whilst we all look to create images that will leave you breathless. This is more than a course, it is a life changing experience! Shooting with like minded photographers to achieve the same goal. Shooting alongside Brett in this very laid back and casual environment. Not only will this give you new skills to take into your own photography but leave you with great memories and a wonderful way to finish 2015. Shooting with two models we will look to capture the best imagery we can. Using a host of different techniques.There will be plenty of time to chat to Brett & Kris about your business. Discuss your imagery over a glass of wine and relax with like minded people on this two day, three night course. This course is for anyone that wants to learn about flash and fashion and take their imagery to a new height! Finish the year off with a bang on a course to remember!
Checkout out these fantastic videos shot on 2013 France course by Rob Summers of Promo Films.. to see what this course is all about! .........
- Camera ( digital SLR )
- Zoom & Wide angle lens
- Indoor & Outdoor clothes, overnight clothes etc...
- Empty cards
- Lots of questions!
What do I need to bring?
The accommodation is full board. You will each enjoy the refineries of the chateau in your own private room. Transport is also taken care of throughout your stay.
You will need to bring your camera equipment, spare batteries, outdoor clothes & swimming costume!!( there is a pool! )
A little about the Chateau - CHÂTEAU CAPBOURTEIL
- Andiran, South West France
- Authentic castle
- 12 bedrooms
- 225 hectares of private grounds including lawns
- Private pool 20 x 6m, Private tennis court
- UK satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet
- Games room with pool / snooker table, table football, darts
- Table tennis, boules, badminton & croquet
An authentic castle! Beautifully situated in 225 hectares of private grounds, the 'château' offers a unique opportunity to stay in a traditional castle replete with character features throughout including huge fireplaces, beamed ceilings and hallways with suits of armour.
The castle dates back to the 13th Century and is one of the most historical and impressive buildings in Gascony. This beautiful region remains a favourite for food lovers with wonderful local wine, cheese and foie gras.
The château produces its own wine from surrounding vineyards. Accommodation is spread over three floors with authentic, oak-panelled entrance hallway, dining room with armour suits, a main living room, music room with UK satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet, games room with pool / snooker room, cloakroom, fully-equipped kitchen with utility room and bathroom with scroll-top bath.Superb exterior space with lawns, fields and woodland. The main gate leads to a large courtyard garden with flower beds and seating area on an elevated terrace. Stone steps lead down to the large pool (20m x 6m) with BBQ and covered seating area.
The main drive leads to the front of the château with its impressive gates and twin turrets, the drive continues to the château's chais where the 'Baron de Lisse' wine is made and stored. Private, all-weather tennis court. Table tennis, badminton, boules, croquet. Lovely location, all amenities in Nerac with many restaurants and supermarket.
How do I get there?
You will have to provide the flight to France. There are flights currently available from Luton, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick & Manchester ranging from £79 - £200 return. Once you have booked your flight please email the studio with details as we will aim for most people if not all to be on the same flight or at least all flying to Bordeaux. You can also drive from Calais and will take roughly 12 hours. *You must try and book your flights to arrive in Bordeaux on Monday, earlier the better & to be departing from Bordeaux on Thursday morning. It will take us about 1 hour 30 mins to get to the chateaux from the airport so bear that in mind when booking flights. You will be picked up and taken back to the airport altogether regardless of time of flight* If you choose to drive via the Channel Tunnel or Ferry then we can give you directions to the chateau. Once you have booked onto the course please book your flight asap. Before booking please contact the studio and let us know the details so we can make sure everyone is arriving at the same airport. You may have to wait a while until everyone has arrived.
How much is it and what do we get?
The total cost of the course is £1550.00 ( there is no vat on this course) .Within this price not only will you receive 2 days of great training with Brett & his team looking to push you and your skills to another level, you will also have full run of the chateau, your own beautiful room, full board , travel to and from the airport and so much more. As explained below you may hold your place by paying a deposit of £500.00 by calling the studio or by emailing us or you can pay the full amount by paying through the BOOK ME button at the bottom of the course post. This course is limited to 8 photographers only so don't waste any time making your decision. One thing I can guarantee is that it will fill.
Read what people said about previous courses:
“I just wanted to drop you both a quick note to say a huge thank you for the most fantastic few days in France…
I had the time of my life – so much fun with great friends, the most beautiful cool location, fantastic food, wine & great training as always…
Some very special memories & the image of man’s attempts to fly in a sunflower field with an octobox is one I’ll remember for quite some time!
Thanks again so much & I’ll get some photos over to you asap – see you very soon!”
"Hello! I’ve really enjoyed watching all the clips !
I must do something with my hair next time! Ha. Thanks again for the best course EVER ! I learnt SO much and am enjoying putting it all into practise. Put me down for next year and I hope to see the same people again… It was great spending three days with everyone. Sharon x"
A few images of the Chateau?
A few images from previous courses?
Refund Policy & Payment Options ( PLEASE READ )
As this course is more expensive than our other courses because of the duration and what's involved you may hold your place by paying a deposit of £250.00. This is a non-refundable deposit due to the fact the Chateau is pre-booked to hold your place. You may call or email the studio to pay your deposit. You may of course pay in full by using the usual payment methods via the checkout section of the site.The remaining balance will be payable 2 months before the courses date.
In the event of cancellation of your place on the seminar please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible. The complete cost of the seminar is non refundable if you have paid in full & due to the fact that the Chateau has been booked this monies is not transferable to any other courses. The exception to this is if we have enough prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. Once we have resold your place we will be able to refund all monies paid to date for the specific seminar. We will do our very best to find another delegate to take your place through our Members List, and Social Network.