Tuscany Photo Workshop & Tour October 2020
October 4 @ 12:00 pm - October 11 @ 12:00 pm$210.00 – $4550.00
Have you ever fantasized about traveling the Tuscan countryside with your camera with someone who knows exactly where to go and which camera settings to use to make amazing photographs?
Join us for an 8 day/7 night guided tour and photography workshop through the vineyards and iconic villages of Tuscany. Join Peggy Farren and our local Italian guide, Stefano Caporali, for a week of photography and fun in Tuscany! Stefano is an active photographer and instructor who lives right in the area so knows the best photo spots, as well as the people, best places to eat and stay! The 2019 Tuscany Photo Workshop was such a hit (read our TripAdvisor reviews) so we are offering another one for 2020!
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Check out Stefano’s 500px site: https://500px.com/stefanocapor
Please note this trip is limited to only five participants so register early! Scroll all the way to the bottom to sign up.
Watch last year’s video and/or download the FAQs for general information about traveling to Tuscany on a photo tour and for some specifics about our tour.
We want this photo trip to be a mind-blowing experience for you! You will be taken to amazing spots at the best light. Peggy and Stefano will give lessons and suggestions along the way. We’ll have formal editing lessons so not only will you take amazing photographs, you’ll process them for even more impact!
The photography will be amazing, and we are also adding some fun, Italian things to do. We are still working on the details but you know food and wine will be involved!
This time, we have decided to stay right in the ancient town of Pienza (originally established in the 9th century!). In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d’Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO‘s World Cultural Landscapes.
Please note that sunrise and sunset are approximately 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm every day this week.
DAY ONE: October 4, 2020
Stefano will pick all of us up at the Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Lunch on the way to the hotel
Around 5-5:30 pm, after settling in to our rooms, we’ll head out to photograph the sunset in Val d’Orcia.
DAY TWO: October 5
Lunch at hotel
Nap or relaxing time to recover from jet lag
We’ll head out to a new spot for sunset photography.
DAY THREE: October 6
Sunrise shooting before heading back for breakfast.
Leave for Winery Tour, tasting and lunch
Hotel for a nap or Photoshop editing
Visit Montepulciano and Monticchiello
Night shooting if weather conditions cooperate
DAY FOUR: October 7
We’ll start the day at sunrise shooting (we’ll make this decision the night before)
Nap or Editing
Visit Bagno Vignoni and Castiglione D’Orcia
Sunset at the Crete (winding road)
DAY FIVE: October 8
Val d’Orcia sunrise at Crete Senesi
Breakfast on the way to San Gimignano
Late lunch at Poggio Alloro (heavy lunch)
Afternoon visit Colle val D’Elsa
DAY SIX: October 9
Drive to Siena, visit the city for street photography, architecture, sunset, blue hour.
Pizza on the way back.
DAY 7: October 10
Sunrise shooting in Val d’Orcia.
Breakfast at home
Sorano and Pitigliano
Sunset on the way back
DAY 8: October 11
One last sunrise shooting – at the Gladiator road spot, revisiting our first location, because it’s worth it to see both sunrise and sunset!
Back for breakfast and check out.
Please note the agenda is subject to change.
$4550 Early Registration Charge through February 2020.
Regular price $4750
Single occupancy supplement $200 each.
Accommodations for seven nights
Entry fees if applicable
Transportation from the Rome airport (See the fine print below)**
Transportation during the photo workshop
Photography and Photoshop lessons
What’s not included:
Transportation to Pienza if you cannot meet Stefano at our agreed upon time in Rome.
**Transportation from Rome is included as long as everyone is ready to leave Rome within two hours of each other. If one or two people cannot get a flight at a similar time, you will be responsible for your own transportation to our inn in Pienza.
Please do not make plane reservations until we give you the go-ahead. We will make reservations around July 1.
To register call or email Peggy Farren at [email protected] or (239) 263-7001
As this trip is nonrefundable (unless canceled), we highly recommend travel insurance. Please contact us for suggestions if you don’t have a travel insurance company.
We will send out information about what lenses and gear to bring. This might be the time to invest in a good tripod. Just keep in mind the weight, since you’ll have to carry your own gear.