It’s time to see France through a whole new lens. Photographers Nicole Hill Gerulat and Candice Stringham will share 3 fabulous photo-fun-filled days with you in the countryside region of Beynac. You’ll learn how to photograph architecture, landscapes, and portraits within breathtaking scenery and humbling environment. A limited group size (fewer than 20 people) ensures you will get the personal attention and creative support you deserve. A peaceful background, cozy accommodations, world-class food … this may be the most memorable trip of your life.

Take your photography to the next level – take the French Photo Retreat with Nicole Hill Gerulat and Candice Stringham!

July 12-14, 2010

Where: Beynac-et-Cazenac, a gorgeous, picturesque village 5.5 hrs (by car) from Paris. Does the place look familiar? The movies Chocolat and Ever After were filmed here!

Hotel: We have a block of rooms reserved at Hostellerie Maleville

65 € for a double room with breakfast included
60 € for a single room with breakfast included
85 € for a triple room with breakfast included

The prices with breakfast and dinner included (half board) are :

65 € per person in a double room or triple room
81 € for one person in a single room

Schedule of Events:
Each morning we'll begin with class instruction. The morning classes will take place around La Maisonette (a home owned by Stephanie of the well known blog, Stephmodo). Literally built into the castle walls, it's the perfect location for beautiful views and amazing light. We'll discuss such topics as equipment, settings, finding and creating beautiful light, food/ table top photography, portraiture, and basic editing. Detailed instructions and handouts will be included. Both Nicole and Candice have BFA's in photography and many years of teaching experience. With such a small group of students, this retreat is a great opportunity to ask lots of questions and receive personal feedback.

Lunch will be served each day before we depart to our stunning photo-shoot locations. You will get to enjoy classic french fare catered by a local chef.

Because Benyac is such a beautiful village we will spend the afternoons exploring photographic opportunities at various locations. With models and both instructors on site, you'll have the chance to put all the knowledge you are gaining into practice.

Each evening class will end at 5 p.m. After 5, you'll have an opportunity yourself to explore and enjoy a little downtime in Benyac.

On the final evening, Nicole and Candice will host a dinner party at a local restaurant to end our fabulous three days together!

Cost: $1400 -Includes 3 full days of instruction with models (and any excursions we might take). Lunch provided and Wednesday dinner provided. does not include hotel or airfare.

*please note that payment is nonrefundable, but may be sold to someone on our wait list -or to someone of your choice.