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Lavender field, Provence at dusk
Lavender area, Provence at nightfall © Raina Stinson

Capture stunning recollections with a pictures workshop or photoshoot on location in wonderful Provence. Whether you need to discover fairly villages and colourful markets or the lavender and poppy fields and spectacular surroundings of Luberon, worldwide award-winning photographer Raina Stinson's one-day and half-day excursions are an excellent technique to seize valuable recollections. You'll go to beautiful places that might be laborious to find by yourself, off the crushed monitor and secret elements of Provence in addition to a few of the most well-known places. These kind the right backdrop for a photoshoot of you and your family members, or the perfect place to hone your personal pictures abilities as Raina teaches you methods to take very good images.

Hone your abilities

Whatever your pictures degree, and whether or not you employ a cell phone or a DSLR digicam, the excursions assist you to improve your abilities and discover the right and most photogenic places to create stunning photographs.

“You don't need a big camera to take great photos, the camera on a mobile phone works perfectly” says Raina. “I love to teach people how to get the best images from their mobile, from beginners to advanced photographers. And if guests have DSLR cameras, that's great too. It’s all about what you prefer and feel comfortable with.”

Poppy field, Provence
Poppy area, Provence © Raina Stinson

“I get a mix of different clients, from beginners to experienced photographers,” Raina explains. “Some of the most experienced photographers want me to take them to the secret and picturesque locations, at the best time for the light at sunrise or sunset, so that they can create fantastic and unique images. For the less experienced I offer tips and tricks for photography so that your photos come out perfect.”

As a educated meditation instructor, Raina incorporates mindfulness into her excursions to assist photographers to profit from the classes. “It's a means to help you see and capture your vacation in a different way and to open you up to your inner creativity. I show you how to see light, textures, colors, reflections and to delve more deeply into what you're experiencing overall, slowing down to notice details that you might otherwise miss.” Raina additionally teaches alternative ways of composing a photograph by taking pictures at totally different angles and explains composition guidelines, in addition to how and when it really works to interrupt these guidelines.

The fantastic thing about Provence

Gordes, Provence at dusk
Gordes, Provence © Raina Stinson

You couldn't have a greater canvas to work with than the luminous panorama of Provence. With its hilltop villages, aromatic lavender fields and panoramic views, it's the right vacation spot to create stunning recollections, panorama and household portraits or to good the artwork of pictures for your self and seize your personal beautiful photographs. The excursions happen across the Luberon Valley together with the picturesque hilltop villages of Lacoste, Bonnieux, Oppéde-le-Vieux and Gordes, in addition to Goult, Menerbes and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Discover the hidden treasures of the Luberon Valley

“From medieval and Roman architecture to croissants, café, and gourmet food experiences, of course, the authentic hilltop villages, the Luberon Valley of Provence is truly inspirational.” Raina says. “Some of my favorite places include ancient stone wash houses, used in the past for laundering clothes in public. Distinctive stone building known as bories, make another interesting subject or backdrop for photos. Built to store tools, harvested crops or even animals, they have a distinctive shape and are very typical of this area. Colorful vineyards and small chapels that most visitors would never find also make a great destination. During lavender and poppy season, I take visitors to fields that have incredible views.”

Added extras

American-born Raina speaks French and actually is aware of the realm and what it has to supply, which is a large bonus for her purchasers, most of whom are English-speaking. For guests on the day tour, Raina affords the elective additional of a picnic lunch to be loved at a fantastic, hidden location deep within the Provençal countryside to benefit from the conventional French fare. You can even request particularly tailor-made excursions that suit your pursuits and you may even add on a mini-portrait session to your personal private photoshoot.


You can use your personal transport to journey with Raina. Tours are supplied all 12 months spherical, providing an opportunity to expertise not solely the summer time lavender fields, however the vineyards bursting with ripe grapes prepared for harvest and the Provençal winter landscapes and recent spring colours.

Find out extra at rainastinsonphotography.com/private-tours-in-provence

Half-day and day Photography Tours in Provence