Published by Lyn on 22 March 2014
Fancy combining a trip to the Tour de France with a workshop in the south of France to improve your digital photography skills? Then this one's for you.
Ian Jackson, a professional photographer with more than 25 years' experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors, is running a one-off Tour de France photography workshop to coincide with the Tour passing within a few kilometres of his base in Lot-et-Garonne this July.
Ian and his partner, Fen, have recently relocated to south-west France. Previously, they ran residential photography workshops from their holiday home in Normandy. They say the move to the south-west has faciliated better shooting conditions, plus a larger house to accommodate their workshop groups. Their new place has two acres of grounds for their photography students to explore and shoot, plus a pool to relax in afterwards.
Their Tour de France workshop will run over 7 nights, with 6 days of tuition from Saturday, July 20th to Friday, July 25, and take in stage 19 as the peloton moves from the Midi-Pyrenees up through Lot-et-Garonne to the Dordogne.
Outside Tour time, the couple runs regular workshops to help amateur photographers improve their skills, as well as one-off themed workshops, such as a course to help gite and B&B owners improve their marketing photography.
For details of all courses, including prices and availability for the Tour de France special, see the Photoworkshops website.
Photographing the Tour de France
Ian has sent us these tips to help you make the most of photographing the Tour de France. See also our dedicated Tour de France section, including this advice for watching the Tour de France in person.