Location Scouting

The French Riviera is one of the most beautiful places in the world. We know it by heart, like no other and we know how to make you love it! We know all the ideal locations for your photography production. Camargue and Luberon Provence, Marseille and the French Riviera and throughout Southern France, we can make it work for you and your brand.

How do we find locations for your photo shoot in South France?

Finding the perfect location for your photo shoot is one of the crucial parts of the process. If you aren’t familiar with the area, finding a great location is a key to a successful campaign. That’s why we have a network of contacts in South France who know all the best places to shoot. We also scout locations ourselves and put our years of experience into coming up with new ideas on how to use existing spaces in new ways. Sometimes perfect locations aren’t really that obvious which is where our experienced eye and attention to details can find something that fits your needs perfectly.

Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Aix en Provence, Marseille, Lyon, Saint-Tropez, Camargue, Lubéron, Alpilles, Verdo, Alpes. The possibilities are almost endless and we are sure that the South of France has it all in terms of a great location for your next photo production project.

Choosing the location of your next shot

The location of your next shot is central for a photo production. It will set the tone and mood of your campaign and it’s vital that you get it right. Here are some questions to consider when scouting locations:

  • Does the location offer desired aesthetic and originality?
  • Will this location help tell the story visually?
  • Does it fit in with the look of our campaign?
  • How can we manage a unit base around the location to make all the crew comfortable to work ?
  • Is the location easily accessible? Think access for trucks, buggies, beach carts and similar.
  • Do you need a permit to shoot there and how quickly can you get it?

The French Riviera, natural wealth and architectural heritage

The French Riviera is a Mediterranean coastline in the southeast of France. The landscape is hilly and mountainous, with some plains and plateaus near the sea which gives the region a unique beauty.

Also known as Cote d’Azur or Azure it lies between Italy and Spain, along 550 miles of coast at the footstep of the Esterel Massif mountain range which separates it from central France. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. With 2858 hours of sun and 170 sunny days per year it has become a go to place for many brand photoshoot campaigns.

The proximity of the sets, saving time and money for your shoots

It is important to have an idea of what you expect from your shoot and how much you are willing to spend on it. Whether it’s stills or moving images, initial planning and the right budgeting plays a big role in the final product. Proximity of sets is one of the most important factors in saving time and costs of your shoots. If a set is remote, the production team will have to cover more distance, which means more costs for transportation and sometimes accommodation. If you are working on a tight schedule, this needs to be taken into consideration.

Another way that you can make the most of your budget is by having a closer set is by being able to use our own equipment at hand instead of renting extra gear which can add up to the final production cost.

Luckily we are very familiar with the area and sourcing the sets within a close proximity is what we aim for most of the time.

A meticulous and original pre-selection of your sets for your executive productions

With years of experience with fashion and luxury brands, we offer you a meticulous and original pre-selection of your sets for your executive productions. We will discuss your project and suggest the best locations for your photo shoot be it a brand campaign or a fashion shoot.

It’s important the location must be suitable for the project, must be easily accessible and last but not least, it must be safe to work. We have it all covered. We will take care of the entire pre-selection of your sets and provide you with a final selection of locations adapted to your needs.

We have a wide range of locations available in our database, including urban settings (streets, buildings), rural settings (farms, forests), industrial settings (factories and warehouses), commercial settings (shopping centers and malls) etc. Our team will be happy to help you choose the best location for your production!

Ready for your next project?

We hope this has given you an idea of how to find a suitable location for your next photo production. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help! We have all the necessary experience shooting in the South of France especially in the French Riviera.