Toscana, Italia Workshop
Top Photograph: Toscana Dawn: Hills, Cypresses & Fog
In Toscana, Italia (Tuscany Italy) there are too many exceptional photographic options here to visit them all. The hilltop towns, alone, provide a lifetime of photographic opportunities. Then there is the rolling, flowing hillsides, a smoothly corrugated topography like none other on earth, which can be especially lovely and mysterious in the common morning fogs that pervade the region. The ancient city of Siena provides yet another distinctly different set of opportunities for every photographer from its grandiose…but never completed…duomo (cathedral) to the narrow side streets and hidden plazas, Siena, itself, can be photographic project all by itself.
This workshop, now being presented for the sixth year, is based in the tiny, charming hilltop town of Montisi, with access to more well-known villages of Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano within easy driving distances (always made longer by the spaghetti-like travel routes needed to get from one point to another). The workshop begins after breakfast the morning of Sunday, October 6, and continues until about noon Saturday, October 13. Please plan your travels to arrive in Montisi and join us for an enjoyable got-to-know-you pre-workshop group dinner the evening of Saturday, October 5; please plan your departure so that you can stay with the workshop throughout the final morning of Saturday, October 12.
Bruce teams up once again with his long-time collaborator, Alexander Ehhalt of Heidelberg, Germany. Alexander and Bruce have collaborated together in workshops in Italy, Germany and Iceland, and offer both convergent and divergent thoughts and approaches to photography. As such the educational experience provided by this workshop is exceptional. Whether you photograph digitally or traditionally, you will get answers to your most important questions—as well as the minor issues, as well—from these two educators.
Hotels in Montisi will house students at an approximate cost of $90 per night. Wonderful Italian restaurants in Montisi or at any of our field sites will please everyone (and we usually eat together, as a group). (The cost of dinners varies depending on what you order for food, wine, or other options, but are never overly costly.) Details will be given when you sign up (with a deposit or full payment) for the workshop.
To find the village of Montisi on a map , go to the following link.