Nik recently spent two days on a photography workshop with Ian and Fenella Jackson of Photoworkshops, Aquitaine.

Nik spent her time learning about various aspects of photography to enhance the marketing of La Blanquette on one of their ‘Photography and Photoshop Day Courses for Gîte, Chambre d’Hôte and Hotel Owners

Areas covered by the workshop included a good mix of how to get the most of your camera equipment by learning new technical skills and gaining a deeper understanding of aspects such as exposure, lighting, colour balance, depth of field and perspective as well as learning how to enhance the images following capture.

Each day included visits to local markets and pretty medieval towns nearby in order to put into practice what has been learnt, and also studio time focussing on other useful skills for chambre d’hôte and hotel owners such as food photography.

The workshops are run in Ian and Fenella’s home in the beautiful South West France, (40km from Bergerac, 16km from Eymet – about 1 3/4 hours drive from La Blanquette) and they are wonderful and welcoming hosts.

Photoworkshops run different types and lengths of courses depending on what the student wants to achieve, including a Tour de France workshop, as it routes past their doorstep this year!

For more information visit their website and Facebook page :