Location: Giverny (France)
Group Size: TBD
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Join Charles for an unforgettable magical week in one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, Monet’s Garden (Giverny, France). During this exclusive, private workshop, you’ll have an extremely rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph in Monet’s Garden for an entire week (10 hours total) during peak springtime bloom with NO TOURISTS present…private access!
Wisteria on Monet’s famous Japanese bridge might be blooming during our stay, as well as many other flowers, such as irises, peonies, laburnum, geraniums, delphiniums, azaleas and rhododendrons.
You’ll gain daily private access to the world-famous Garden and Estate in the early evenings, from 6 to 8 pm after the Garden closes to the public, with “magic hour” light. Charles will share special techniques he has developed for creating striking, abstract, painterly “Impressionistic” flower and garden images, as well as suggestions for making creative macro flower images and artistic smartphone photos.
Besides Monet’s flowered sanctuary, you’ll photograph the surrounding Normandy countryside blanketed with Spring wildflowers, the Seine River Valley, Village of Giverny with its quaint stone cottages and terraced gardens, the old Norman town of Vernon, two nearby rural villages with charming French country architecture, a 14th century church, and an authentic outdoor French marketplace.
You’ll receive lots of 1-on-1 personalized instruction in the field, and there will be plenty of lectures, assignments and daily supportive group image evaluations to challenge your skills.
Please include the name of the workshop in your email.