Monday, March 28, 2011

Photography Getaways

If you love photography and love to travel, then you need to contact Nicolette Fisher at 

As explained on her website - "We offer photography travel workshops in Europe to the hobbyist photographer who loves to explore, learn new techniques, and ways to craft your photography in picturesque destinations you will never want to leave".

Nicolette offers 3 Day Tours and New 1 Day Workshops.  
Here is a few of her fantastic tours.

This Workshop in Versailles along with the Loire Valley would be a perfect add-on 

One Day Workshop Events:
Versailles, France                       Pictures in the Park
Join us for a day in the infamous grand gardens of Versailles. We gather in the morning for a photographic tour of the luxe gardens, and commence at 2:00pm for your optional tour of the palace on your own, before venturing out on the massive grounds on your own to put what you learned to use and take advantage of the late afternoon lighting.    
Friday, May 20, 2011   8:00am - 2:00pm                                                €45 / €65 with admission to Palace.

3 Day Workshop Tour
Montrichard, Loire Valley, France         Tues. May 24 - Fri. May 27, 2011
Join us in Montrichard, France to capture this enchanted area of the Loire Valley. This market town dones both medieval and Renaissance architecture and a hilltop fortress overlooking the Cher waterway. Montrichard also makes a nice homebase for the surrounding areas we will discover the next three days. 

A welcome reception will be held on Tuesday evening upon your arrival with appetizers and cocktails. The next three days we will encounter some of the area's best chateaux such as Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau  de Chissay, Chateau du Plesiss-Buerre, and Chateau du Montpoupon. We will also venture to Montresor, which is considered to be one of France's most beautiful villages. On our final day we will explore the local mushroom caves of nearby town Buerre prior to our hosted dinner party at a local restaurant with traditional French cuisine. 
Included:  workshops - excursions - Chenonceau tour - champignon cave tour - dinner party - gift & more

Beynac-et-Cazenac, France          An Ever After Photo Tale
Explore the fairy tale scenery of the Dordogne region with charming old villages, fortress high walls, and castles and chateau. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France, this one day workshop tour is surely not one to miss. Included in your workshop tour is a one hour river float cruise tour.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011   8:00am - 4:30pm   €70.

3 Day Workshop Tour
Cinque Terre, Italy      Tues. June 7 - Fri. June 10, 2011
Get your cameras ready! This is one photography getaways you don't want to miss. How does three days on the Italian Riveria sound? Join us as we capture colorful rustic Italian oceanside villages, hike rugged breathtaking cliffs, meander through vineyards, enjoy a leisurely boat cruise, and explore the culture and charm of Italy's seaside villages. Cinque Terre, which means Five Lands, offers the exploration of five picturesque villages, secluded from the main motorway and only reachable by train.

A welcome reception will be held on Tuesday evening after checking into your hotel. The next three days will be spent exploring the coastline, villages, vineyards, and more by foot, train, and boat. Don't forget to bring your appetite for traditional Italian food, as we will host dinner party on our last evening together. This is one getaway that could be a lasting memory!

Included:  workshops - excursions - boat cruise - hiking - dinner party - train transporation during workshops - gift & more

This is so much more that Photography Getaways can offer you.  This is an incredible opportunity to experience and capture some of the most beautiful places in Europe.

Nicolette is a talented photographer, and makes a wonderful teacher/guide.  She is also the Assisatant Copy Editor and a regular writer/photographer at Belle Inspiration Magazine.
I highly recommend Photography Getaways

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This would be a dream come true! A European trip, photography classes and a chance to take pictures of beautiful things!
Thanks, dear Mimi!
xo Yvonne

Simplement ... said...

Une très belle capture du monde ...
qui change suivant l'oeil de la caméra et le regard que l'on porte sur les lieux et les choses !
Fascinant ...
Belle semaine

Travel With Lulu said...

This looks amazing! It would be so hard to choose :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma belle! I have been to many of these destinations and how I long to go again...coming here to visit your lovely and kind spirit always refreshes me as well! BON LUNDI!!! Anita

Paulita said...

What a great niche they've captured. I wonder if I could take compelling photos with my little instamatic-ish camera.

Simply Colette said...

Thanks Mimi! Looks beautiful!

French said...

I would love to do a trip like this with a few girl friends; I still owe you a longer email, haven't forgotten! xxoo A

The enchanted home said...

This would be a dream! My mind is racing with the next "special occasion" so I can convince my hubby I just need this! I got a new Nikon and am so excited and anxious to really go crazy taking pictures...this sounds like a dream trip. I am bookmarking this because you just never know!

Unknown said...

Oh this is a dream!!! Let`s make it a reality!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello dear Mimi...

Ohhh...this would just be a dream come be able to attend one of Nicolette's Photography getaways! Yes, she is a very gifted and talented photographer and I have sooo enjoyed her work in Belle Inspiration! Hmmm...maybe some day! Ohhh Mimi, I would also just love to come to Paris and let you show me around as well! We would have a great time, my friend! I sure wished that I would have known you five years ago when I traveled to Paris! I am still dreaming of returning your magnificent city, my friend! You just never know!

Well dear friend, I was just tickled pink to find your sweet note this morning! I'm so glad that you dropped made my heart smile!!! I hope that my note is finding you and your french honey both doing well! I am sure that you are keeping very busy...and then...there is spring in Paris!!! I hope that you are making the time for a few leisurely strolls, dearest Mimi!!! Take care...

Warmest spring wishes,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mimi...

It's just lil' ol' me again! I nearly forgot but wanted to tell you that I saw Belle Inspiration's ad in the April issue of Romantic Home magazine! Girlfriend, I was especially excited that the issue you used for the ad had my valentine cover!!! Hehe! I loved it!!!

Warmest wishes...

PS...I am loving my latest issue of Belle, my friend!

Silvia C said...

Oh, that is my dream! I love to travel and I adore photography. Throw wonderful food and I would be in total heaven. Thanks for sharing this! It's going on my favorites list.

Deborah Ann said...

What a blessing that you live in such a beautiful place! I'm afraid photography isn't really my thing...more of a writer, actually.

Love your blog!

Ayesha said...

This is really a good stuff, This sounds good. I like it. Photo Recovery

The Glamorous Gourmet said...

Bonjour and thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I positively love yours! That Loire Valley trip/workshop sounds fab-u-lous - we are in the process of planning a trip to France at the moment! Looking forward to your next gorgeous post:)

Carole Poirot said...

They all sound like great workshops and I know from experience that the Loire Valley is just beautiful... Bisous & Love from London xo

Divine Theatre said...

Oooh! I wish!
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