Boutique river cruise line Emerald Waterways has added a southern France sailing that will offer guests the opportunity to hone their smartphone photography skills.

The company's Aug. 4 "Sensations of Southern France" departure will feature host Jack Hollingsworth, an experienced travel and lifestyle photographer and author of the book, "The Joy of iPhotography."

Jack Collingsworth
Jack Collingsworth

After shooting with traditional cameras for years, Hollingsworth recently "fell in love" with his iPhone camera, which he now uses as his primary capture tool. Over the past six years, he has shot more than 500,000 images in more than 20 countries using only his iPhone. He regularly teaches seminars and classes on smartphone photography.

During the sailing, Hollingsworth will lead guests in onboard workshops designed for novice smartphone users. Guests will learn how to compose a better shot, which apps to use and how to use them. Hollingsworth will reinforce the lessons with hands-on assistance during afternoon and evening sailings and during shore excursions.

The eight-night sailing on the Emerald Liberte travels through Provence and Burgundy. The itinerary includes Chalon-Sur-Saone, Beaune, Macon, Tournon, Arles and Avignon. Departures start at $2,995 per person, based on double occupancy.

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