Photography Hero Holiday Charente

From £1199 pp


8 Days

Small Group up to 6 People

What you'll do

This 7 night photography holiday combines 35 hours of exciting photography to transform your understanding and ability to work with your camera with local activities and excursions in this spectacular region of South-West France, leaving you inspired and taking fantastic photos.

Have you got a digital camera and not sure how to get the best out of it? Are you stuck in Automatic Mode and want to learn more about your camera’s other features and functions? If you love photography, you need to spend some dedicated time, in a relaxed environment and really understand how to improve your technique.

This 7 night / 8 day photography holiday is a fantastic opportunity for photography lovers who want to improve their photography abilities and technique. With no more than 6 people on each course, you will get the individual attention necessary to really flourish and get to grips with using your camera to its highest potential.

You will receive more than 6 hours of tuition, guidance, advice & discussion a day from your warm and experienced tutor, who will open your eyes to the functionality of your camera and help you to vastly improve your photography skills.

With an expert at your side and Trisha cooking delicious food for you to enjoy after a long day of work at your photography, this holiday is a real treat. Whatever your choice of camera or photographic ability, this photography holiday will dramatically improve your skills and give you confidence and expertise to continue to take beautiful photos long after you return home.

Stay in the stunning Studio (a lovingly restored barn) in the grounds of a medieval convent house with your own private room with ensuite bathroom for no single supplement. The Studio is surrounded by lovely gardens and there is also a wonderful swimming pool to relax in.

Lay bare the mysteries of your camera and photo-editing software in the lovely on site photography studio. With state of the art computers and software at your fingertips, you will hugely increase your knowledge of the camera in a gentle, relaxing environment on this photography holiday with a difference.

Don & Trisha

Your Local Host:

Don & Trisha

Don and Trisha, are natural hosts and entertainers who take pleasure in teaching and inspiring budding photographers to flourish. They both love meeting new people and have travelled extensively during their careers.

Don is a talented photography instructor and has achieved many photographic awards and holds the Licentiate and Associatesh.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival and welcome dinner

– Don and Trisha are happy to pick you up from Angoulême train station at no extra cost and bring you back to the Studio anytime from around 5pm
– You will enjoy a lovely welcome dinner where you will get to know your hosts and the other guests you will be sharing this wonderful experience with
– Your hosts will also go through the program for your holiday tonight so that you can prepare for your days ahead


Accommodation is in a lovingly restored barn with historic features. You will have your own private en-suite bedroom. The accommodation has been inspected and gained the Office de Tourisme accreditation.

– Meals cooked with fresh local produce and lovely local wine
– Private swimming pool and extensive book collection for you to unwind
– Beautiful countryside surrounding with lots of lovely walks
– State of the art software and computers on site
– Enormous range of cultural local excursions and attraction’s including market visits and local fetes and festivals
– There are parking facilities at the accommodation
– Free WiFi throughout the house

double bedroom on photography holiday in France

A typical day

– At 9am you will have a continental breakfast at the studio, and discuss the plan for the photography packed day ahead
– After breakfast your first photography session will start at 10am
– Many of your photography sessions will take place at photo shoot locations which Don will take you to and from, giving you a chance to experience some of what the local area has to offer
– At 1pm you will break for lunch or a picnic
– Your second photography session is typically on location and starts at 2pm and will also last for at least 3 hours
– Depending on the day you might continue shooting at the photo-shoot location or come back to the Studio to carry out some photo editing and manipulation and learn computer based photography skills
– From around 5pm you will have free time in which you could go for a walk, relax by the pool, read a book from the extensive collection or even have a go at a spot of painting
– Dinner is served at 7:30pm, made by Trisha, and will be entirely homemade from fresh local produce and served with delicious wine from the area
– Please note that Tuesday or Wednesday will be a free day for you to relax


twin bedroom on photography holiday in France


– You will take your final breakfast at 9am on the departure day
– Please note you will have a final photography session on day 7 (Friday) from 10-4pm and you check-out the following day on Saturday morning when your hosts will happily give you a lift to Angoulême train station at no extra cost as you take your new photography skills with you!

Reviews (3)

M de Bethlen

Tuesday 3rd September, 2019

Don and Tricia are wonderful hosts. Don is passionate about all things photography and knows this region of France extremely well. Tricia prepares gorgeous food and helps make sure everything runs smoothly.

A Galbraith

Monday 10th June, 2019

I knew nothing about digital photography when I arrived and learnt a huge amount during the week - excellent tuition and wonderful accommodation. I highly recommend this course.

P Fortune

Monday 10th June, 2019

This was the best week I have ever had with any other company. Tuition, visits, accommodation and food were all outstanding! I cannot recommend the programme enough!

Location Info

This lovely photography school in South-West France combines state of the art technology with beautiful accommodation and warm, attentive hosts. Nestled in the French countryside, guests enjoy stunning views as well as an abundance of engaging cul..

  • 7 nights accommodation in a private twin/double ensuite room, in the beautifully restored studio, set in the grounds of a 17th century convent house
  • Prices are based on 1 person in their own private room with ensuite bathroom (no single supplement for a private room)
  • 2 people travelling together can share a room or have their own private room each
  • 6 days of photography tuition (around 6-7 hours per day) starting on Sunday (the day after arrival)
  • More than 35 hours of photography tuition, advice, information & discussion on all aspects of photography with your talented photographer
  • All meals for the duration of your stay including a welcome dinner on Saturday evening when you arrive
  • Transportation to and from on-location photo-shoots
  • Occasional use of digital cameras & lenses and, in the event of poor weather, use of the studio’s lighting equipment
  • Use of the photography studio, grounds and swimming pool
  • Four A4 prints of your best work
  • Please note: you will have a final photography session on day 7 (Friday) from 10-4pm and you check-out the following day on Saturday morning
  • On-site WiFi
  • Free return transfer to Angoulême train station (airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge)
  • Check in any time around 5pm on day 1 (Saturday) and check out by 4pm on day 8 (the following Saturday)

Photography Hero Holiday Charente