Capture the magic of lighthouses in Bretagne, France

France, land of history, food, wine…and lighthouses! Join photographers Francesco Gola and Alessio Andreani in the heart of Bretagne to discover the most beautiful lighthouses of Finistère. Deep in nature and in front of the beautiful lighthouses, this photographic workshop will let you develop your skills in landscape photography.

The Workshops in pills

  • Dates: 7 – 11 December 2022

  • Duration: 5 Days (4 nights)

  • Group size: Limited to 6!

  • Location: Bretagne (France)

  • Experience required: all levels

  • Price: 1.800€ (30% deposit on subscription)

This adventure is designed not only to bring you to the most photogenic locations but also to allow you to train your mind to view the shot before taking it. Our goal is to grow your awareness and creativity to return home not only with beautiful images to be proud of, but especially with new techniques and knowledge useful for your photographic passion.

NOTE: This Workshop will be run under Covid19 mitigation policies. Please refer to “Essential Information” section of this page

Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Brittany Bretagne France Lighthouse Kermorvan Polyphemus Long Exposure

Workshop Schedule

We will meet at Brest Airport on the morning of the arrival date. From there we will head immediately to our exclusive accommodation in the heart of Brittany with our comfortable cars that will bring us into our paradise on earth.

From arrival to the day of departure, we will chase the light of sunrises and sunsets in front of the most beautiful Lighthouses of Brittany, like Petit Minou, St. Mathieu and Kermorvan. 

Between sunrise and sunset, theory, post-production and relax in great company!

Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Petit Minou Storm Lighthouse Brittany Bretagne France Long Exposure
Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Kermorvan Sunset Boulevard Brittany Bretagne France Lighthouse Long Exposure

Every day we’ll define the best shooting location according to the weather and you’ll be an active part of this planning process in order to let you develop not only your photographic skills but also location management, an essential skill for a landscape photographer.

The small size of the group will let you have the possibility to discuss during your shooting with the teachers at every moment in order to maximize the learning experience.

On the last day, after the sunrise, we’ll head back to Brest where we’ll arrive in the late morning. For this reason, the return flight should be planned from the afternoon of Sunday the 11th.

Workshop Topics

  • Scouting and Planning

  • Photographic equipment

  • Composition

  • Exposure using histogram

  • Use of Filters

  • Advanced Long Exposure techniques

  • Post Production

Workshop Location

Your Teachers

Francesco Gola

Nikon School Master and Zeiss, BenQ, NiSi, f-stop Gear and Calibrite Ambassador, lives and works in Milan where he collaborates with companies, sites and magazines for the diffusion of photographic culture in Italy and in the world.

Ambassador for NiSi, his works have been published by The Times, Digital Photographer Magazine, Traveler, NPhoto, Digital Photo and many others

The Class include

  • Professional Tuition of two Professional Photographers

  • Accommodation in an exclusive Villa in front of the sea

  • Workshop eBook

  • Transportation and tolls

  • Photographic and logistic planning

  • All tickets & entrance fees

  • Fun 🙂

The Class does not include

  • Your trip to and from Bretagne

  • Food and beverages

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Weather control 😉

  • Everything not mentioned in “The Class includes”

Our exclusive accommodation

What are you waiting for? Join us!

Use this form to request information or to join the Workshop. The compilation of this form is NOT binding on the purchase of any workshop and does not involve the purchase of any service.

Additional informations

Covid19 is something we can’t ignore. For this reason, for this workshop, we’re going to implement all the actions to minimize any risk of possible contagion.

However, something out of our control may happen, like government local restrictions or complete lockdowns. That’s why for this workshop we’re going to apply special refund policies in order to minimize your risk and potential economical loss.

Right now, we can expect 4 Covid19 scenarios:

  1. No Covid19 impact
  2. Government restrictions in France (Brittany)
  3. Government lockdown in your country
  4. Government lockdown in Italy (our country)

Scenario 1: No Covid19 impact

This is the expected case. In case of your cancelation is not due to Covid19, standard cancellation policies apply (please refer to “Cancellation Policies” section).

Scenario 2: Government restrictions in France (Lofoten)

If Government restrictions will be set in the destination country (like complete lockdown or 14 days quarantine after arrival also for Full Vaccination/Green Pass holders), we have to cancel the workshop. 

If this happens before you paid the final balance, you will be refunded with your deposit minus the quota of the fixed expenses that we can’t get back (example: car rental, hotel). Evidence of this will be given. 

If this happens after you pay the final balance, you will be refunded with the full amount of the workshop (deposit + balance) minus the quota of the fixed expenses that we can’t get back (example: car rental, hotel). Evidence of this will be given.

However, in the case of a country lockdown, we expect we can get a full refund, so you too.

Full Vaccination/Green Pass requirement from France is considered a “No Covin19 impact” scenario.

Scenario 3: Government lockdown in your country

In this case, the workshop will be confirmed, but we will do everything we can to let you get your money back.

If the lockdown happens before you paid the final balance, you will be refunded with your deposit minus the quota of the fixed expenses that we can’t get back (example: car rental, hotel). Evidence of this will be given. 

If this happens after you pay the final balance, you will be refunded with the full amount of the workshop (deposit + balance) minus the quota of the fixed expenses that we can’t get back (example: car rental, hotel). Evidence of this will be given.

Full Vaccination/Green Pass requirement from your country to travel is considered a “No Covin19 impact” scenario.

Scenario 4: Government lockdown in Italy (our country)

In this case, you can travel to Lofoten but your tutors can’t. For this reason, the workshop will be canceled.

If this happens you will get a full refund of what you paid to us for this workshop.

For this any other scenario, we strongly suggest you take into consideration the subscription of a Travel Insurance.

The accommodation is included as twin rooms in an exclusive Villa surrounded by nature and in front of the sea. This will let us not only to be in the real heart of Brittany for all our shooting activities, but it will let us enjoy our relaxing time surrounded by traditions and charm. Look at the pictures above to have an idea! Single room occupation is possible with supplement and subject to availability.

No particular physical preparation is required. Just short walks and a couple of fences to be jumped are waiting for us 🙂 If you have any limitation or doubt just ask so we can explain you better every detail!

This Workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced photographers. It is suggested a good knowledge of the camera and the basics relating to the use of shutter speeds and apertures. Post-production is done through simple development software such as Adobe Lightroom or Capture One

The following equipment is suggested:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter
  • Photographic filters

Thanks to my sponsors I will be able to provide photographic filters and tripods. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email!

The Workshop is deliberately planned in a season with a significant meteorological instability to have a greater possibility of having interesting light conditions. Unfortunately we can not control the weather, but we can adapt to it. In case of heavy rain, the course will be held in any case giving more emphasis to the post-production and class theory.

As the flights to and from Brest are not included, you should proceed with booking them on your own. In any case, we’ll provide full support on this so please provide us with your flight’s details before booking in order to doublecheck everything is ok 🙂

In order to confirm the reservation, a deposit of 30% is required. The balance is required 90 days before the Workshop date.

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a 300€ service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

  • Within 90 days from the date of the Workshop: you’ll lose just the deposit
  • Within 60 days from the date of the workshop: penalty of 50% of the course fee
  • Within 30 days from the date of the Workshop: penalty of 75% of the course fee
  • From 29 days to the date of the Workshop: 100% penalty of the course fee

The deposit is not refundable as used for reserving essential services like transports and accommodation.

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