Room to Dream will inspire all levels of photographers to not only capture the beauty of the South of France, but make work that is artful, personal, and filled with magic. Aline will lecture each morning, providing inspiration for new ways of seeing and creating work. Easy assignments will be given, leaving plenty of time to capture the beauty of the place. Afternoons may include field trips to museums, vintage open-air markets, a swim in Mediterranean, trips to Cannes or Nice, a ferry ride to the Isle of St. Marguerite or simply strolling in town with a camera in hand.
This is not a technical workshop, but instead one that inspires making photographs that go beyond the travel snapshot. One-on-one time with the instructor will be encouraged and feedback on work created during the workshop will take place throughout the week. As a photographer, editor, and educator, Aline will provide insights into all aspects of the photographic journey. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience in a magical setting by the sea. Take time from your daily life, leaving room to dream. It will be a week filled with laughter, light, learning, friends and adventures. And of course, croissants.
Batteries for camera
Memory or Flash Cards (if using digital)
Film (if using film camera)
Laptop or tablet (needed to edit your photos)
Photo editing software loaded onto device in advance (WiFi is inconsistent)
Flash drive/hard drive (to transfer photos from your device)
Pen & paper for notes
European outlet adaptor
Château de La Napoule
Boulevard Henry Clews
06210 Mandelieu-La Napoule
Instructor: Aline Smithson
All Levels - we ask that you have a basic understanding of your camera
$3,500 Members $3,750 Non-Members
We need eight people to sign up by November 1, 2019 in order to run this program.
Includes: Double accommodations for six nights (ideal for couples and friends traveling together; single supplement for solo travelers is an additional $550; or we can pair you with a roommate) at Château de La Napoule, photography workshop for five days, breakfast for six mornings, and two communal dinners.
Airfare to France is not included, nor is transportation from/to the airport/train station to Château de La Napoule. All persons staying at Château de La Napoule must be registered in the class.
Optional Activities | Trip to Antibes to visit the open-air vintage market, visits to local museums (Picasso, Cannes, Nice or Vence museums,) or a trip to visit Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its nine different gardens.
These are an additional cost and are only a few of the easily accessible activities available in the region. Some of these activities require advance registration.