Fine Art Photo Workshop: D’Arcy Benincosa
Venue: Fontaine-sous-Jouy, Haute-Normandie, France
Date: 6th – 8th June 2016
Price: $ 1.800,- does not include travel and accommodation
Registration: The Path Workshop


This is a one-off chance for you to experience the French Countryside at its best and inject your business with some of that Parisian joie de vivre at the same time. Hosted in a light filled estate dating back to the 17th century in the heart of the French Countryside, international wedding photographer D’Arcy Benincosa will guide you through every aspect of your photography business.

This is a workshop aimed at photographers of all abilities, and places are limited to ensure you get the most out of this unique opportunity.



Over 3 days we will learn how to create beautiful editorial from inception to publication, and how to develop a creative and fulfilling business from some of the best people in the industry.

Kate Holland of Magnolia Rouge will introduce the workshop with insights into her creative success and romantic style.

The following day will be a collaborative shoot led by D’Arcy with a focus on movement and capturing the romance of the countryside to create a vibrant sense of place.

Fine Art Photography is at its best ‘en plein air’ and in true Impressionist style, we will start the day with The Garden Gate Flower Company as they talk about inspiration while walking through the gardens of Monet at Giverny (we will want to have our cameras with us at all time), and provide an opportunity to capture early morning light and nature in the countryside at its most photogenic.

Back home for a spot of ‘petit dejeuner’, we will then focus in on capturing the ‘whole story’ from those insightful ‘getting ready’ shots, filled with anticipation and emotion, full of movement, light and sensation.

Stylist Nessa Bonomo, creator and founder of  La Mariee aux Pied Nus, will talk us thorough how to set up and photograph those essential details, from close-up shots of the beautiful ‘getting ready attire’,  exquisite bespoke designed jewellery by  Suzie Saltzman and stationary by  Little North Sea Studio, florals by The Garden Gate Flower Company through to table settings and those little moments that pull it all together.

This is your chance to really fill the gaps in your portfolio and learn how to capture the magic.



In the afternoon, once our model is ready to go, we will head outside with D’Arcy, Nessa, Becca and Maz to shoot into the evening. Bouquets will be set off with Lancaster and Cornish plant dyed ribbons.

The majesty our 17th century estate, the serenity of our own private gardens, the haze of late afternoon sunlight through the trees, and a possible visit to a local chateau for some truly magnificent backdrops, this is a quiet time of day to spread your creative wings and watch how D’Arcy works at catching the ‘je ne Sais quoi’ that gets you published.

D’Arcy and Nessa will talk us through their thought process and will give you the opportunity to capture the scene under their expert eye.




On Wednesday we will review the shoot, and talk though not only the next steps in terms of submissions and making the most of your work, but finding the right clients for you and developing your business in a positive, creatively fulfilling way.

D’Arcy will talk though how to create a compelling and cohesive marketing strategy based on your own visual style, from editorial to your web site, through to collaborating and using social media to the best advantage.

We hope that the French countryside is the perfect setting to create some truly magical moments and capture them on film and digital, an opportunity to develop your skills behind the camera and meet some amazing people from around the world.

Drawing together talented professionals and a focus on the path you tread, between creativity and productivity, between the tiniest details to epic panoramas, from the click of a button to the lives we capture and the meanings our pictures have, this workshop with D’Arcy Benincosa will truly awaken your creative spirit and focus it in the right direction.