South of France
A Photography Workshop with Damien Lovegrove
Workshop 1: 11th – 15th June 2019 – SOLD OUT
Workshop 2: 15th – 19th June 2019 – 7 PLACES LEFT

This spectacularly luxurious chateau is exclusively ours for the duration of our workshop. It is tucked away in the stunning countryside of the Lot valley in south-west France. The grade one chateau nestles among Aquitaine’s working vineyards and medieval ‘Bastide’ towns. It has been lovingly and sympathetically restored combining traditional elegance with modern convenience to provide us with a simply unforgettable home and shoot location. The chateau boasts 9 lavishly appointed bedrooms all with an ensuite bathrooms.  The grounds are beautiful with a swimming pool and we will have our own private chef. This is the perfect location for our next French photographic experience.

Dates: Workshop 1: 11th – 15th June 2019 – sold out
Workshop 2: 15th – 19th June 2019 – 7 places left
Tutor: Damien Lovegrove
Genre: Fashion Portraits and Fashion Nude
Group size: 7 (excluding non-shooters)
Model: Riona
Price: £2695 / pp
Deposit: £500 / pp

(the non shooter rate for partners sharing a bedroom is £500 to include all catering)



France, chateau, photography

What’s Included

  • 4 nights accommodation at the Chateau
  • All breakfasts (4)
  • Lunches during workshop days (3)
  • All evening meals (4)
  • Refreshments (non-alcoholic) during workshop days

What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Car hire
  • Travel insurance
  • Evening drinks


You’ll be photographing a mixture of portraits, fashion, boudoir, figure-in-the-landscape, as well as traditional landscape work. You will be photographing a professional English speaking model throughout the trip. There will be three full workshop (teaching) days with arrival and departure days either side. We’ll be staying as a group in a spectacular French chateau with breakfast, lunch and evening meals included.

We recommend hiring a car if possible as we plan to travel in groups in these cars to our photoshoot locations. Once attendees have all booked we will create a private Facebook group so that people can get to know each other and coordinate car share where possible.

The nearest airports to the Chateau are Bergerac (50 minutes drive), Toulouse-Blagnac (1 hour 30 minutes drive) or Bordeaux (1 hour 30 minutes drive).

Lots of careful planning has gone into this trip to make it as relaxing, inspirational, educational and as fun-filled as possible. There will be great food, good company and excellent photo making opportunities.

Ready to book?

Click the button below to pay by Paypal, or if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact us.

Please note that we absorb the fees of paying deposits via PayPal, but balance payments must be made by bank transfer. An interim payment of £1,000 is due by 1st February 2019, and the final balance payment is due on 30th March.



Day 1 – Tuesday 11th June

  • Check-in at the chateau from 4pm
  • Bring your favourite tipple to the pool for a get together as the sun goes down.
  • Dinner

Day 2 – Wednesday 12th June

  • Shoot at a local abandoned farmhouse
  • Lunch
  • Shoot fashion nudes in the grounds of the chateau
  • Dinner at our chateau under the stars

Day 3 – Thursday 13th June

  • Lifestyle boudoir shoot
  • Lunch
  • Interior fashion shoot
  • Evening light shoot in the orchards
  • Dinner at our chateau

Day 4 – Friday 14th June

  • Morning light shoot in woodland and fields
  • Lunch
  • Urbex shoot at an abandoned chateau
  • Evening pool shoot
  • Farewell dinner

Day 5 – Saturday 15th June

    • Breakfast at the chateau
    • Check-out by 11am

  • Exact details subject to change. Workshop days may be moved around if the weather requires us to do so.
  • If you would like to extend your trip, we suggest a visit to the bastide towns of Eymet, Monflanquin and Pujols, or a visit to Toulouse or Bordeaux.

Your model: Riona

The above images were taken on a recent workshop with Damien, the full set can be viewed here.

Damien Lovegrove

Your Tutor: Damien Lovegrove

Considered by many to be one of the worlds most influential contemporary photographers, he is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous. Joining the BBC at the age of 19, Damien worked as a cameraman and trained as a Lighting Director before leaving in 1998 to become a full time photographer. Now a Fujifilm X Photographer and Fujifilm UK Ambassador, he has travelled the world as a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now a teacher, motivator, writer and columnist.

Cancellation Policy

Should you cancel this workshop for any reason, no refund will be available unless your place is resold. If you would like to cancel your place on this event please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

As our costs for each training event remain the same regardless of how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a look here for our full terms and conditions.

The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold.  In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Have any questions? Give us a call:

01275 853204 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT) or email us.

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