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Tuscany Photography Workshop May 2019

Welcome to the exciting photography workshop in magic Tuscany. Our photography journey will be more than a holiday, it is a great opportunity to explore and capture the most fascinating parts of Tuscany from sunrise to sunset and Dusk (rolling green hills and vineyards, ancient cathedrals and picturesque churches, thermal baths and bucolic fields, medieval hilltop villages and farmhouses with cypresses, fabulous castles and villas). It is a life-changing experience to discover the breathtaking beauty and secrets of this enchanted land. On this Tuscany photography workshop, you will be immersed at a relaxed pace in nature and in the typical Tuscan lifestyle, between authentic food and special wines. All led by Marco Bulgarelli – photographer native from this land.

Our goal is to capture the soul of Tuscany following an alternative way of fascinating hidden places, known only by locals, or simply showing famous locations from another angle, seeking a different way to show this amazing land. We’ll be always in the right location at the right time of day.
 Marco Bulgarelli – award-winning photographer – will share his over 15 years long experience helping participants to improve their photography skills and to build a stunning portfolio of Landscape.

- To build a stunning portfolio
- Accommodation in a 13th century farmhouse with private pool
- For beginners and advanced photographers

- Small groups and individual approach
- We take care to organize everything

- Local professional photographer – English speaker


PROGRAM

Our itineraries and timetables are flexible, according to the weather forecasts.
- All details about the program will be provided to the participants at the moment of the arrival -
We’ll wait for you at the airport of Rome or at the Arezzo/Chiusi train Station, then we'll move to our nice farmhouse/tenuta (It is a strategic gateway in the middle of our destinations), close to Val d’Orcia (Unesco Heritage).
After the check-in in the hotel, when we'll ready, we’ll visit Montepulciano for a shooting session at sunset, dusk and night. Dinner in Montepulciano. During the next days, we’ll have two shooting sessions per day (3/4 times at dawn – 6 times at sunset and dusk and 3 or more class sessions) in the best locations of Siena Province and Val d'Orcia. For lunch and dinner, we’ll discover all the best dishes of Tuscany and Italy.
The seventh day we go back to Rome.
We’ll reach the locations by car and there will be short walking distance.

GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS:
• Val d’Orcia
• Pienza
• Montalcino
• San Quirico D’Orcia
• Monticchiello
• Bagno Vignoni
• Crete Senesi
• Siena
• Montepulciano
• Bagni San Filippo
• Asciano
• Torrenieri

WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
The goal of the photography workshop is to build a stunning portfolio, provide both theoretical and practical knowledge and improve visual skills of the participants.
First of all, we’ll deal with the topics related to visual perception such as composition, color, black and white, spatial configuration. We will also analyze the many aspects that determine the choice of the pictures and we’ll study image processing. The participants will learn how to develop their own style.
The pictures taken will be revised on – screen sessions – submitting images directly from your media card on the Bulgarelli’s Mac. We’ll learn images editing focusing on the aspects of visual art and communication. We aim to build a stunning portfolio with a coherent style by the end of the workshop.
The photographic workshop is addressed for beginners and advanced photographers. Marco will follow individual needs, so the participants can shoot at their own speed. Because the workshop is both theoretical and practical based, there is plenty of time to get out and practice the new techniques and ask questions.

PHOTOGRAPHY TOPICS

Visual perception (composition, color, black and white etc…)

Photographic technique

To solve visual problems

To improve visual skills

Image processing – photoshop

Editing images

To develop your own style

The quality of the light (during the day and the night)

The rules and to break them
• Special Effects

To pre-visualize

HDR High Dynamic Range

Fine-art print

WHY MARCO BULGARELLI

Native from this magic land, Marco Bulgarelli is an Award-Winning Photographer recognized as one of the leading publisher photographer. Marco Bulgarelli is an eclectic photographer with long experience in Landscape, Fine Art and Travel Photography. Since 2007 he has been collaborating with National Geographic Italy. Furthermore, he has a great passion and enthusiasm for teaching. He works in schools and associations all around Italy. He is appreciated for his teaching method and for his skills to follow every student individually.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Deposit of 180€ is due at the moment of the reservation. This is required to ensure your place.
 620€ is due 30 days before the tour starts and the final balance payment (700€) is due on arrival.

THE PRICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation in farmhouse/Tenuta

All breakfasts

Pick up from/to hotel/farmhouse

Pick up from/to Rome or Arezzo/Chiusi train station

All Ground travel costs (car, driver, fuel, tolls, maps)
Full time guide and personalized instruction in-the-field
Class sessions
Image processing course (photoshop)

THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:
Airfare to Italy

Lunches and dinners

Travel Insurance (It is not mandatory but we don’t take any responsibility)
Photographic gear and other equipments

Everything not mentioned under “THE PRICE INCLUDES” paragraph

CANCELLATION POLICY

The tour will be confirmed when the minimum number of participants required have subscribed.
If you cancel within 60 days before the workshop, you will be refunded the deposit (No administration fee).
No refund will be issued for cancellations received with 60 days or less remaining before the workshop starting date.
 No partial refunds will be given for unused portions of the workshop. If you decide to cancel, you have to send us an email notification. Please note, your cancellation is not considered official until you have received a return email confirmation acknowledging your cancellation.

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