Cheryl Hamer Photography

Your chance to photograph at Monet's legendary gardens - the inspiration behind his water lilies series of paintings - and enjoy tuition from Cheryl about how she creates her impressionist style of photography. You will have chance to photograph the gardens when the general public aren't allowed in. What could be better than 3 full days of photography in these inspiring surroundings with time, space, and expert tuition to really enable you to create your best work - photographic bliss!!


We will also have the chance to photograph at some other local locations such as the beautiful mediaevel town of Vernon with it's higgledy piggledy buildings, chateau, water mill, and stunning cathedral - the latter with gorgeous modern stained glass. Plus time to visit the Museum of Impressionism as well.

Join me for a wonderful 5 day photographic short break - and lots of lovely French food and wine as well :-)




28.06.21 – participants fly to Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, to arrive no later than 14.30 – onward travel to Giverny in a mini bus/taxi

Drive to Giverny - approx 1 hour 30 mins and time to settle in to our quintessentially French hotel in Giverny 'La Musardiere'.

Cheryl will run a short session in the hotel grounds going through a range of in camera techniques for creating impressionist photographs; you will also receive some notes setting this

out in detail so you always have them to refer to. Followed by a good meal in our hotel's restaurant


29.06.21 – an early start to photograph at Monet's gardens before it gets too busy - N.B. this first session will essentially be a 'reconnaisance' for us to find out where the best water lillies                                                 are this year and what else is in flower..

N.B. this first session will include some more group tution time recapping on what you learnt yesterday.

At other times Cheryl will always be on hand to offer individual tuition as needed.

p.m. -  rest time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Evening - photography in the gardens without the general public present



30.06.21 –  trip to some of the other photographic locations nearby

                 p.m. - post processing techniques to enhance your impressionist photography. (To benefit from this, as a minimum you need photoshop CC. Additionally the Nik

                 Collection and Topaz studio will also be very useful.)

                 Evening - photography in the gardens without the general public present


01.07.21 –  a.m. a visit to the museum of impressionism followed the chance to wander about the enchanting village of Giverny - and perhaps visit some of the other galleries there.

                  p.m. photography at Monet's gardens in the late afternoon/early evening light

                  Evening - photography in the gardens without the general public present


02.-7.21  – a leisurely breakfast then travel to airport for earliest flight departing at 12.30


5 days for £999 which includes:-

  • collection from and return to, the airport

  • all transport during the tour

  • all guiding and tuition,

  • post processing tuition

  • all entrance fees to the gardens

  • all good quality accommodation in single occupancy ensuite rooms on a bed and breakfast basis


Not included

  • flights

  • meals other than breakfast

  • entrance fees to other locations as needed

  • entrance to Monet's gardens at any non scheduled time if you choose to do so



You will need to fly to Charles De Gaulle airport Paris. There are flights from most UK airports at reasonable prices so this shouldn't be a problem for you.














Contact Cheryl    [email protected]


                             or Tel:  07837014534

Giverny & Surroundings

June 28th - July 2nd 2021

Photography at Monet's magical gardens

& tuition on photo impressionism