161 Photo Experiences and Mentoring: 2020 Experiences (CANCELLED): Poitiers and Beyond

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DATES AUGUST 2020 

Monday 17 - Monday 24 August 2020 

LOCATION 

Poitiers and nearby locations 

DURATION 

6.5 days / 7 nights 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS 

PRICE 

Early booking price 375 € - please book by 29 February 2020. For bookings after this date the price will be 500 €  

This Experience will begin in the heart of the old centre of Poitiers where you will explore and photograph the streets and alleys, ancient churches and grand squares and the daily life of the city. From there we will head to the outskirts of the city to photograph a completely different world, including the modern commercail and living zones and the setting of the Futurascope theme park! Other possible locations on this Experience include the picturesque riverside town of Montmorillon, and the nearby city of Chatellerault located to the north of Poitiers, both a short train ride away. This Experience will provide an opportunity to explore the diversity of Poitiers and its surrounding region. You will discover the sides of France that tourists do not typically investigate. But as Justin has discovered, going beyond the picturesque is often where the most interesting photographs are to be made.... 

THE EXPERIENCE FORMAT  

161 Photo Experiences are designed to be fully immersive experiences and you will be doing and thinking about photography day and night. This Exerience will include photographing in Poitiers and the surrounding area. Participants will be encouraged to develop their skills in street photography, and there will also be lots of potential to photograph architecture and cityscapes if you wish. There will be review and discussion sessions spread amongst the photography practice. Meals will be taken as a group and will offer further opporunities to discuss all aspects of photography and your experiences photographying the city (and many other things).  

Note that the price covers the photography tuition only. Participants will be responsible for the costs of all travel, accommodation and food and drink. Please contact Justin if you would like more information about the additional areas that may be visited in this Experience and travel information.  

PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND LOGISTICS  

Maximum Number of Participants: 6  

Minimum Number of Participants: 2  

Price: 375 € - 500 € depending on booking date. See above.  

How to book and pay: Please contact Justin Partyka on the email address below to reserve a place and arrange payment by bank transfer or via Justin's online store.  

Full payment is required to reserve your space on the Experience.  

Location: Poitiers - region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.  

Language: English and some basic French.  

Average temperature: August 26°C  

WHAT TO BRING  

Digital camera: Medium format, SLR, mirrorless, or point and shoot compact camera. A smart phone or ipod touch with a camera if you have one. Film camera users are welcome to come on the experience. There are colour film processing facilities available at a photo lab in Poitiers (you will be responsible for the costs of your film and developing).  

(For cameras with changeable lenses, if possible please bring a single focal length 35mm lens on a full frame camera SLR or equivalent 23mm for APS sensor).  

SD cards, batteries and charger.  

Laptop computer with photo viewing software and SD card reader.  

Portable hard drive.  

Comfortable footwear. Rain jacket.  

Sunhat and sunscreen.  

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE EXPERIENCE PRICE  

Photography tuition  

WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM THE EXPERIENCE PRICE  

Your travel to and from Poitiers  

Accommodation.  

Food and drink.  

Film and processing (if working with film)  

Travel insurance.  

ARRIVING FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMMODATION  

Participants should aim to arrive in Poitiers by 18.00 on Monday 17 August. Justin will meet participants at Poitiers train station.  

It is recommeded that you travel by train to Poitiers. Direct trains to Poitiers are available from Lille and Paris (including Charles de Gaulle Airport) in the North and Bordeaux in the South amongst other places.  

Poitiers also has a small airport with flights from the UK by Ryanair and a limited number of flights from elsewhere in France. If you would like advice on travel and suggested train / flight times etc, please get in touch. Please note that in 2020 Ryanair may not stop flying to Poitiers, so please be prepared to travel by train or via a different airport and an onward journey to Poitiers.  

Various accommodation is avaiable in Poitiers to suit all budgets. There are a number of hotels including the Mercure Poitiers Centre or Hotel Ibis Poitiers Centre. There are also a few Airbnb rentals offered in the city. More details on hotels etc are available if required. Just send an email.  

If you have any questions about the Experience or to book a place please contact Justin Partyka.  

CONTACT DETAILS  

Justin Partyka photographie  

atelier 161 Grand’Rue  

86000 Poitiers  

France  

www.justinpartyka.com  

161@justinpartyka.com  

Tel: 00 33 (0)6 02 34 38 93 (France mobile) Tel: 00 44 (0)77 88 57 19 64 (UK mobile)  

(SIRET no. 833 323 801 00021)