Tuscany Autumn Photography
Tour & Workshop
Join us for a photographic adventure around the beautiful rolling hills and towns of Italy
– Saturday 25th September 2021 for 6 nights –
- Photograph many of the highlights of Tuscany
- Daily tuition from a professional photographer
- Daily photo reviews and critique
- 4 star hotel incl. breakfast, all local transport and pickup
- Social time with other like minded photographers
- Some free time to do your own thing if needed
- Experienced travel and landscape photographer, knows the best spots to shoot
Our workshop is for you if…
- You’re an amateur photographer of any ability who wants to improve your technical and creative skills
- You’re an advanced or Pro photographer looking to expand your portfolio with new and different images
- You’re a competitive camera club member and looking to create amazing winning images
- You want to spend a week with like minded photographers
• Pre-scouted & proven • Iconic & inspiring locations
• You will create an amazing set of photos to be proud of whilst improving your photo skills
What makes this such a great trip?
Autumn is a fantastic season to photograph the magnificence of the Tuscan landscape. The days are normally warm and dry but the cool nights bring morning mist in the valleys. The sunrises and sunsets that spread out across the wide expanse of sky above the patch work fields, avenues of Cypress trees and mottled sunlight racing across the undulating landscape can be breath taking and create beautiful images ripe for our cameras.
From our base right in the centre of the beautiful ancient hill town of Pienza (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located in the Val d’Orcia valley which is also a UNESCO World Cultural Landscape), we’ll explore in all directions and discover some of the most beautiful scenes in Tuscany – rolling green hills, ploughed, shaped and textured fields, sculptured cypress trees, winding roads, crumbling urbex farmhouses, magnificent villas (including the villa in the closing scenes of the Gladiator film), picturesque villages and historic towns such as Val d’Orcia and Montepulciano. If time permits, we’ll also travel further afield to the medieval hill towns of Pitigliano and Sorano.
Our days can be long and full, starting before sunrise and ending after sunset (weather permitting) so we can take full advantage of the best light of the day. There isn’t a fixed daily itinerary for this tour as we take each day as it comes in terms of the weather and light and choose locations accordingly.
Tuscany has very little light pollution and what is there is often shielded by the hills. The cool nights can bring clear skies, making astrophotography fairly easy. To be clear, I’m not an astro expert and this is not an astro workshop, but those that are interested, this is a perfect compliment to the daytime landscapes.
At each location we will look at how the landscape presents itself, how the light sits and where it may move and change. Then we’ll consider the best framing and how to experiment with different ideas and view points, picking out different elements of the landscape and using them to best effect. We are on hand at all times to offer help and advice about composition and technique to help you get the very best from every location.
There will be occasional downtime during the day with the flexibility to either do your own thing, or discuss image critique, editing and feedback.
Our trips are structured for photographers of all abilities; For those that are beginners or want additional help, we provide assistance, evaluation and guidance throughout from an experienced landscape and travel photographer. For experienced photographers, you have the benefit of joining a workshop with a guide with excellent local knowledge. We want photographers of all abilities to leave the workshop with an amazing array of quality images to be proud of.
Transport during the workshop is in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus/people carrier
Your 4 star hotel accommodation in Tuscany
Our hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful hill town of Pienza. With comfortable en-suite rooms, many with amazing views across the valley or overlooking the amazing cloistered courtyard in the centre of the hotel. Continental breakfast is included and sometimes served on the sun drenched terrace. The hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel has a restaurant and bar plus free wifi. The town itself has many bars, restaurants and cafe’s close by and is well worth the time to have a wander.
We offer discounts to couples or 2 people sharing a room. Contact me before booking as we have limited sharing rooms available.
Images from the previous Tuscany Visits
All the following images taken by myself – these are not stock photos!
Coronavirus update – Book with Confidence
Hopefully by September 2021 we will be able to travel again. If that isn’t the case or some Covid-19 restrictions are still in place, we will carry out a risk assessment to consider the situation at the time. If we are unable to accommodate the restrictions, then we will first attempt to reschedule the dates. If we cancel you will receive a refund of any monies paid. Italian and UK government guidance will be observed to operate a safe workshop. However, we are not liable for any additional costs incurred such as flights and you should ensure you have travel insurance that will cover these in the event of rescheduling or cancelling.
Full logistical details, assistance with booking transport will be provided (if needed) after booking is complete.