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Photographic & Cultural Journey 
in Aveyron France 

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Sponsored by Chateau de Balsac • Led by Scott Franklin Evans

September 22–27 • 2024 


All-inclusive pricing for five nights, six days; includes lodging, outings, courses and more  

3,700 €



Located in southwest France, Aveyron has the good fortune of being bypassed by modern transportation routes, so it is truly authentic, unspoiled, and uncrowded.  Using your camera, you will explore stone villages overlooking a wild valley,  capture people in authentic settings and experience a place where the past and present are in harmony.

The Experience

The 5-day all-inclusive* workshop is a chance to explore an undiscovered area of France, create lasting memories, be inspired and improve your photography skills.

You will be staying in The Chateau de Balsac, a historic monument that has been tastefully updated over the past several years.  All 6 rooms are private, but 4 of rooms share a bathroom with one other room.  For pictures and more details of the rooms click here.


This workshop is designed for the new and emerging photographer, traveler, or curious individual who would like to enhance their photography skills and photos.  It is an opportunity to grow, make new friends, experience a uniquely beautiful part of the world, and improve your artistic abilities. You will return home with more confidence in your photography, more practiced curiosity, and likely some special images taken along the way.


Designed as an adaptive workshop to best serve each individual group. All outings and events will be focused on photography opportunities. We will use the camera to create portraits, landscapes, still life, and abstract expressionism.



I’m inspired by the iconic fashion and glamour photographers such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and Irving Penn. Helmut Newton preferred natural lighting, working absent a studio environment because he liked the challenge. This practice is conducive to creating unique visuals and allows me to use my imagination in my craft.


I use both digital and analogue methods for landscape, still life, fashion, fine art, and portrait photography. I prefer using a simple camera (a Leica rangefinder) because its simplicity makes the camera all but get out of the way. The process helps me remain present and connected in the moment and it encourages me to previsualize the image before it’s clicked.


I have over X years of experience in photography, and have studied until John X and other notable photographers since I picked up my camera when I was X years old.  My passion for photography



*Includes breakfast, lunch, 5-course evening meals, all restaurant dining, elegant accommodation, excursions and transportation during the workshop.

Your Photographic Coach Scott Evans

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