DATES JUNE 2020
Wednesday 17 - Wednesday 24 June 2020
Poitiers and other cities of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
6.5 days / 7 nights
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
375 € - special price for early booking. Please book by 29 February 2020. For bookings after this date the price will be 500 € The price for is photography tuition and mentoring only for 6.5 days.
This Experience will take you on an exploration of some of the cities of the Nouvelle-Aquitane region of western France. The Experience will be based in Poitiers where you will stay and have a chance to photograph the streets and wonderful architecture. Moving further afield we will take advantage of Poitiers' excellent rail links to other cities in the region including Angouleme and the coastal city of La Rochelle where we will visit on day trips to photograph. The aim of this workshop is to make photographs which reveal the distinct sense of place of each city that we explore.
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 day trips to photograph in other cities. 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 train travel, accommodation and food and drink. Please contact Justin if you would like more information about the additional cities that will be visited in this Experience and train 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: June 23°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
WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM THE EXPERIENCE PRICE
Your travel to and from Poitiers
Food and drink.
Film and processing (if working with film)
ARRIVING FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMMODATION
Participants should aim to arrive in Poitiers by 18.00 on Wednesday 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.
Justin Partyka photographie
atelier 161 Grand’Rue
Tel: 00 33 (0)6 02 34 38 93 (France mobile) Tel: 00 44 (0)77 88 57 19 64 (UK mobile)