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: 28 October – 1 November 2023

  • Duration: 5 Days (4 nights)

  • Group size: Limited to 6!

  • Location: Bretagne (France)

  • Experience required: all levels

  • Price: 1.950€ (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.

Welcome to Brittany

Workshop Schedule

We will meet at Brest Airport on the morning of the arrival date. From there we will head straight to the hotel where we will stay for the duration of the adventure, where you will have your own private double room for single use.

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 to let you develop your photographic skills and location management, essential skills 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 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 Wednesday the 1st.

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 a double room, single occupancy, with double bedroom only for you and a full bathroom en-suite

  • Transportation, fuel 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”

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

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

If you have any symptoms or are positive for Covid-19 please let us know and consider if it is worth travelling.

In general, we suggest you to take into consideration the subscription of a Travel Insurance. This is your responsibility in any case.

The accommodation is included in a double room, single occupancy, with a double bedroom only for you and a full bathroom en-suite in a picturesque hotel close to our shooting locations. This will let us not only 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.

Beverages and food (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) are not included.
The reason for this is that we will be hunting for the best light conditions each day and will therefore often rely on restaurants, bistros and cafés along the coast to optimize planning and timing. In any case, our hotel will also provide us with a special rate for the times we decide to have breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant.

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

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 paid for 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 60 days from the date of the workshop: penalty of 50% 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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