France Photography + Styling Workshop

France Photography + Styling Workshop

from 2,950.00
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Join me, Eva Kosmas Flores, and Elise Dumas of The Pineapple Chef for a 5-day retreat in the French countryside. We'll spend our days at La Cannonerie, a lovingly restored 16th century estate nestled between Cognac and Bordeaux, surrounded by a private estate of 30 acres of rolling hillsides. The home is complete with a beautiful stone loggia, where we’ll be dining + shooting, and is equipped with all the modern luxuries, including a tranquil heated swimming pool where we can relax in the evenings and take in the scenic surroundings. Along with all of the workshop material (see ‘details’ below), we'll also go on a visit to Cognac Bertrand to learn about the traditional regional process of making cognac. Our visit wouldn’t be complete with a cognac tasting surrounded by barrels of this fragrant aging delicacy, and some local cheese and charcuterie. This workshop is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty, relax, and learn something new in a warm and welcoming environment.


  • Workshop material covers: adjusting internal camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and their effects on the image, lenses and their focal lengths, manipulation of natural lighting, food styling and plating, the business side of photography, and post processing in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

  • Each attendee will have a one-on-two session, where they have solo time with Eva + Elise to address any individual questions they have.

  • There will also be an opportunity for the attendees to present an image or question to the group for group feedback + insight.

  • The nearest major airports are in Bordeaux and La Rochelle, each is about 1 hour by car from the estate.

  • A mirrorless, DLSR, or iPhone camera is required.

  • All lodging and meals are included in the workshop's duration.

  • Prices listed are per person.

  • Space is limited to 10 attendees.

  • If you'd like to split the registration fee into 2 payments, just enter the code SPLITPAY at checkout


  •  Monday April 15th: Welcome dinner at 7 pm

  • Tuesday April 16th: Photography lessons, hands on shooting & styling, social media + business roundtable

  • Wednesday April 17th: Styling lessons, hands on shooting & styling, Bertrand Cognac outing

  • Thursday April 18th: Adobe Lightroom editing intensive, One-on-Two sessions, Group feedback

  • Friday April 19th: Farewell breakfast at 9 am, guests depart by 11 am


Private King Bedroom - $3,350
Shared Twin Bedroom - $2,950

The listing price for each accommodation type is the full registration fee, if you'd like to split the registration fee into 2 payments just enter the code SPLITPAY at checkout.

No refunds available after booking unless you can find someone to fill your space. Purchasing travel insurance is recommended in case something comes up and you’re unable to attend.


All you need to do is pack your bags, grab your digital camera or iPhone and show up. We’ve got the rest covered! All delicious meals, wines, and excursions are included in the workshop. Just relax—focus on learning, having fun, eating well, and shooting your stunning surroundings!