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Autumn 2018 Photo Workshop in Tuscany

Italy, Tuscany: 5 Day Tour with Landscape, Cityscape and Night Photography Workshop. A journey into the green rolling hills and steep valleys of fortified medieval towns, golden morning mists over Val d’Orcia, Florentine architectural marvels, silvery olive gardens and distinctive local cuisine.

You will be taken to stunning locations to be taught the best techniques to capture landscape images. Photography will occur at dawn and dusk when the light is at it’s best to capture great images and at night when the Milky Way and Star Trails can be captured.

You will be taken to outstanding locations to be taught the best techniques to capture landscape and cityscape images. Photography will occur at dawn and dusk when the light is at it’s best to capture great images and at night when the Milky Way and Star Trails can be captured.

*** LOCATIONS OF THE TOUR ***

Florence, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Baccoleno, Crete Senesi, San Galgano Abbey, Val d’Orcia Cypresses grove, Podere Belvedere, Monticchiello, Vitaleta Chapel, Poggio Covili, Pienza, Villa Gladiatore.

On this trip we will explore some of the most interesting locations of central Italy: the medieval cities of Florence and Siena, the peaceful hills of the Val d’Orcia and many small medieval villages surrounded by magnificent walls.

Everyday you’ll encounter wonderful scenery and thanks to our experience and knowledge we will take you to the best locations and help you take extraordinary pictures.

Our Photo Tour takes place at a time when the light has a beautiful soft quality, which enables stunning images to be taken.

*** OUR WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE ***

You will be accompanied at all times by One Nikon School Professional Photographer and One Canon Professional Photographer.

The course will consist of technical briefings and practical shooting sessions at dawn, dusk and night with two Professional Photographers with many years of experience in shooting Landscape and Night photography.

This is a personal workshop: you will have constant interaction with your instructors at all times during the course.

This will enable you to quickly master new shooting and post production techniques.

The tutors will be by your side every moment of the tour to give you advice and tips specific to your needs.

Their experience and knowledge will enable you to improve your shooting techniques, advance post production skills and capture well composed images in good light.
Our aim is to provide you with the knowledge and a range of skills that allow you to make the most of the environmental conditions to capture the beauty of the places we visit.

*** WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS? ***

Our guide has been running photo tours to Italy and in particular Tuscany at least 5 times a year since 2012. There should be no language difficulties as one of our guides is a native Italian.

Our knowledge of the Tuscany region enables us to take you to the premier locations to capture the best photos.

Photography is always our priority: the program and the travel times have been designed to minimise the amount of travel, allowing more time to shoot and to compare and analyse the results of our shoots with the tutors and the other participants.

Two photographic experts will be by your side at all times to help you achieve the best possible photographs and improve your shooting and post-production techniques. You will also learn, weather permitting, how to take great pictures of the Milky Way and Startrails.

Logistical organization is provided by Punto Viaggio Tour Operator, specialized in photography travel with decades of experience and hundreds of organized trips around the world. They provide insurance cover, the legal guarantees required and the continuous and direct assistance in the event of unforeseen circumstances… peace of mind.

*** PRICE AND CONDITIONS ***

Total Price: 2090 € per person double occupancy
Single room supplement: 230 €
Registration deposit: 500 €
Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 4 – 8
Payment in Full: 60 days prior to the workshop starting date
Activity Level: Easy – Short walks over mostly level ground

After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.

INCLUDED
Two Professional photo guides.
Transportation in a spacious, comfortable Van offering ample room for you and your photography gear.
Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses. Rooms with private bathrooms.
All breakfasts.

NOT INCLUDED
Flight tickets
Lunches and dinners
Photographic gear and other equipments
Transportation from and to Airport if not mentioned in the schedule
Everything not mentioned under “Included” paragraph

CONTACT INFO
Vista Photo Tours
via San Donato 149
40127 – Bologna (BO) – Italy
VAT: IT02445160399
Phone: +39 339 8723878
Website: www.vistaphototours.com
Email: info@vistaphototours.com

TRAVEL AGENCY
Punto Viaggio di Elisa Canonica & C. Snc
Via Soldato Anselmo, 4
12080 – Monasterolo Casotto (CN) – Italy
VAT: IT03405540042
Phone: +39 349 1082377
Website: www.puntoviaggio.com
Email: luca@puntoviaggio.com

*** PHOTOS AND TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THIS TOUR ***

It was my first photography workshop and straight away I would like to highlight the organisation of the course and the competence of the teachers, they were highly professional. I learned both the theory and practical aspects of photography that are necessary to take landscape shots as well as night photography, which I had wanted to learn at all costs. Organisation is a notable strength of this workshop, it combines well the practical with lectures and post production classes. This allows open communication between teachers and participants, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of our images and making suggestions how to improve. The instructors were very patient and helpful, I was very satisfied with the workshops and what I have learned. As I have already said the organisation was perfect and the company pleasant. I would definitely recommend this workshop to those who are interested in the themes of this workshop and want and take home well composed and great technical images. A heart felt and sincere thanks to all.

Thanks to Vista Photo Tours for this new workshop. I was able to refine my composition, shooting and post production techniques. This was my third course on landscape and night photography, while the topics have remained the same I have always found something new to learn. The instructors allowed me to use their equipment so I could test different lenses and filters. They were always present and available: they conveyed their technical and post production knowledge and also composition advices, they hopes to turn photographs into beautiful poems written with the light, and they do. The journey of 800km I have is no sacrifice to reach them. I would attend any new workshops immediately. The travel I have done with Vista Photo Tours, big or small, has always been a pleasant photographic adventure and I have always come back enriched.

I enjoyed every moment of this intense workshop! Important briefings before the shoot and critical commentary of the photos taken: many tips and hints to avoid mistakes and to improve all our photos! With this workshop I learned how fascinating landscape photography is. There are many elements to consider when seeking the perfect photo. The teachers were of an excellent standard and were by our side at all times, adapting to all our individual needs. The landscape of the Val D’ Orcia speaks for itself: simply magical! Would I recommend this course? Absolutely yes! This course is for you: If you already have a good foundation in photography, want to improve your technique or you just want to approach the fantastic world of landscape photography! Thanks to the instructors and to the whole group who went through this wonderful experience with me.

This was a very beautiful and important experience for a beginner like me, it has opened up a new world for me. Val D’ Orcia is very beautiful and the teachers were technically well prepared, funny and very patient. Everything was perfect. Thanks for everything, I will definitely attend again.

Very interesting workshops (composition, best light, how to set up your camera, testing shooting options, photoshop) and great communication with the teachers, they were always available on every request. Beautiful and instructive night shoots capturing startrails and The Milky Way! Spectacular locations, great food and all in the pleasant company of my fellow participants. All very nice and well worth repeating!

Autumn in Tuscany • Landscape, Cityscape and Night Photography Workshop

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