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I’m still buzzing after a wicked weekend in a gorgeous château in southwest France with a group of strangers all seeking to improve their creative streak. My goal was to take better travel pics and here I was on that first step to photographic wizardry.
Creative Escapes’ tutors — Roger and Jon — waited at Toulouse airport with wine and baguette. With September temperatures in France promising a weekend away from the steady downpours at home, I already felt a million miles from the office.
I’ve been taking pictures on my travels ever since I received a little instamatic for a birthday present at school. About 20 cameras later (some due to damage on nights out with friends) and upgrades every time I moved to another country, I finally had a digital SLR (Canon 30D) and was immediately stunned with the numerous little dials, symbols, buttons and numbers. Read more »