Photography Tour in Italy to discover a land that truly does have it all for any photographers: art, culture and amazing landscape. As a local professional photographer, I offer customized group or individual photography tours that will allow you to capture amazing images of this unique land.
Introduction to my Photography Tour in Italy
Be part of the experience to photograph the charming and beautiful Italy. This amazing country has always been loved for its unique scenarios, historical city and village full of art and culture. As a local photograph to realize the best images possible, I choose this amazing location to our photography workshop in Italy. Therefore together we’ll photograph the stunning view from the Tuscany hills, in Val D’orcia , the art and historical city as Vencie and Florence or the unbelievable Amalfi or Sicily coast. As a professional who has grow up here, i have specific itineraries planned but your schedule could be personalized. Finally, the itineraries focus on a wide range of interests and can be individually tailored to accommodate individual preferences.
Where are my photography tour in Italy?
How long do you want to photograph in Italy?
The photographic tour in Italy are designed by me, local professional photographer. I grew up in this land and personally I scouted and captured the locations of this area. So as a result I defined different itineraries based in area, duration of the workshop and main subject to shooting. Usually I have some already organized workshop that cover the best locations in Italy but I’m ready to suggest you and to set up the best itinerary tailored to personal needs and interests. Finally, you can write me about your interests, your photography needs and I will happy to answer right away.
WHY CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN ITALY ?
Unlike most companies offering photography workshops and tour, I’m expert in fine art and landscape photography. I represent an international standard of quality in terms of photography workshops tuition and tours. I running workshop from many years and my works has been recognize with internationally awards.
Are photography workshops in Italy worth it?
Sometimes I am asked if it’s beneficial to attend mine photography workshops in Italy? Therefore, I am sharing my thoughts on why you should attend and what to look for when searching for the good one! Anyone interested in travel photography should consider attending a photography workshop, especially one that is an expert organises. Indeed these workshops offer an excellent chance to see, learn from, and exchange ideas with professional photographers. A great workshop provides insight and expertise that photographers cannot find elsewhere. Finally, I think the best reasons to attend a photography workshop is that you can learn how to make better photos and have a unique experiences in a great location.
My best workshop all in one: Photo Grand tour in Italy
The Grand Photo Tour in Italy takes its cue from travels in the 17th century where young artists, aristocrats and statesmen came to touch the remains of classical culture first-hand. Therefore, I have adapted the itineraries of the past to offer a photographic journey through this beautiful country in the middle of the meditterean sea. So we’ll be a small group and we will photograph some of the most beautiful and photogenic portions of Italy as we will lead you on various location with the unique opportunities and then instruction. While the specific itineraries are planned, we also allow some flexibility to take advantage of photographic opportunities we encounter along the way. Finally, for the people who has more time can add also a week in Sicily. It will be a really adventure and dream photography tour in Italy you will never forget.
Highlight of the Photography Tour in Italy
- Shooting the night the charming Venice.
- Photograph the renaissance city of Florence.
- Capture sunset in Tuscany countryside.
- Explore the Five villages of Cinque Terre.
- Lost in the lovely of Amalfi Coast.
- Discover the beauty of the Hot Sicily.
What to expect to my photography workshop in Italy
My Photography Tour in Italy are small, usually with a maximum of 4 people. Therefore, I will spend time with you individually and mix up the groups regularly, so everyone gets a fair share of my time.
We will explore a visual approach and techniques including layering, good use of the environment around you, along with introducing compositional elements that will add depth and detail to your images
The Photography workshops Italy are immersive, not only we visit amazing locations, some off the beaten track, we will getting close to people and places. Above the all, I’d like to letting you take shoot photographs you have dreamt of
Every day we will develop your skills, processing and editing. In this way you will improve all aspects enabling you to create strong body of work
When we traveling togheter I help you to get close to the action, after that you will overcome fears about approaching strangers. During the workshop I offer you candid and constructive feedback on a regular basis
Finally, You’ll come away with a great understanding of photography and the elements that make up a great photograph. Is important to come back with something important for you.
Invest for skills and experience
I think the best reasons to attend a photography tour in Italy is that you can learn how to make better photos. So i believe that investing in experiences is a much better investment than investing in gear. Also you have some benefit that you don’t find on line or for free. In conclusion, attending a workshop you can gain distilled wisdom about photography from the instructor.
- My Workshop in Italy take place all year long, when I’m not traveling.
- Private photography tours/workshops.
- Deadline for booking is few days before starting. I also consider last minute bookings (less than 2 days before starting) but i cannot ensure the availability.
- Upon request the duration can be extended, ever during the photo tour/workshop, if possible.
Get into Photography Tour in Italy
When you attend a photography workshop in Italy get into it. Can be obviously but some time is not. So when you attend a workshop, know that you need to work hard, if you actually want to improve your photography. Indeed you have to be really focus and remember yourself often why you are there.
After the Photography Tour in Italy
Usually at the end you will finish the course with a strong set of images that captures the place you have been visited. After the photography Tour in Italy, I’d like to stay in touch with most course participants. Indeed i encourage you to take up personal projects that are close to you.
When Photograph Italy
The best time to visit Italy is the low season is from April to June and September to November. In this time the light is at the best and you can get really amazing colors a t the golden hours. Also the weather is generally nice, the prices are lower and there are fewer tourists. Instead is better to avoid the end of July and August, because it is very hot and the light is strong., Another months to consider are in winter is generally quite cold in the whole region, more than you normally imagine. You can find interesting weather condition to capture.
Your Tutor during the Photography Workshop in Italy
Since 2013 Raffaele has been organizing photography workshops in Europe and Asia in small groups. Those small workshops offer a personal approach and relationship adapted to each individual. So, it allows a global experience, 24 hours a day, from early morning shooting to the end of the day review. Therefore, the workshop not only focus on the technical aspects of photography, but also on local uses, integrating cultural approach and behaviors. Through the photographer’s gaze, it aims to offer a new perspective of traveling. Raffaele Ferrari speaks and teach in various languages (Spanish, Italian, English).
The Photography Workshop in Italy Includes:
- Pick up and drop off from/to nearest train station or airport in Tuscany.
- All ground travel costs (car, driver, maps, fuel and tolls).
- Full time guide and personalized instruction in-the-field.
The Photography Workshop in Italy doesn’t include:
- Accommodation, Anyway if needed I help to find one and booking without commission.
- Airfare to Italy and travel costs to reach the pick up point.
- Meals and beverages.
- Travel Insurance (It is not mandatory but we don’t take any responsibility).
Be prepare to My Photography Tour in Italy
Before arrive to photography in Italy get sure to be prepare. It’s not a big area but there are a lot of thinks to do and capture. Indeed are not easy choice to dealing with, especially if you are first timer. So find your subjects to shoot is really fundamental and then decide how do it. Usually my first step to be prepare is to look a map of the area and choose what coming first. Also search for landscape to capture and what time I have the best light to do it. Then try to read something about history and culture and costumes. Meanwhile search for works made in this region by greater photographers. Indeed from them you will be learning a lot of things. Take notes and made a checklist.
- About the equipment below I put some suggestion
- CAMERA – all workshop attendees require a Digital / Film camera.
- DIGITAL MEMORY AND/OR FILM – 16 Gb or higher memory cards are recommended. If you have a high megpixel camera you will need at least a 32Gb card.
- TRIPOD – if you don’t have one already or are considering a new tripod,
- CAMERA BAG – Comfortable camera backpack.
- FILTERS – IF YOU BRING NO OTHER FILTERS, BRING A POLARISING FILTER. Graduated ND (2 stop & 3 stop hard and soft grads).
- SHUTTER RELEASE CORD or remote shutter release. If you are buying for the first time, get a basic shutter release that doesn’t take batteries. These are very simple to operate and never run out of battery power like the all singing all dancing shutter releases that have time lapse functions etc. and tell you when to eat lunch.
- Keep it simple
Please bring with you a small selection of images (jpgs @ 72 dpi) on a device (laptop or iPad) or memory stick for reviewing.
How Reach Italy and Moving Around
Italy is well-connected and is easy to get to by air or land. If you arrive with flight the two main airport are in Milan and Rome, but you can flight also to Florence at Vespucci Airport. From there you can take a bus or train to reach other destination. Also can you take taxi, but are expensive. Indeed the railway network has good connections with the main cities in the north, while to the south Rome is only about an hour and a half away. Maybe is the best public transportation to move around.
Usefull Information in my Photography Workshop in Tuscany
The main language spoken is Italian. During the last few years the use of the English language has become more and more widespread. Also thanks to tourism in Italy, you will find shops and restaurateurs who speak at least basic English. The hotel staff generally speak fluent English. However, don’t expect to be understood everywhere
Money / currency
The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). Large shops, restaurants, and hotels will accept credit and debit cards, but in general they prefer cash.
Wi-Fi / Internet coverage
Cell phone coverage is good practically everywhere in Italy, but still slow in some areas. In the cities there are no problems and the service is fast enough, however in the countryside the network leaves something to be desired. The costs of SIM card are affordable and you can find them in many shops.
Sustainable Photography Tour in Italy
Sustainable photography should be truly important to a responsible traveler. In this regard I try to do my small part and to follow some guidelines when I travel and do my photography workshop in Italy. A sustainable model of photographic culture is absolutely necessary right now. So, in the way we pay attention to these things in our daily life, it is possible to include those passages in our photographic activities. Finally will. give you a list of some travel products eco-friendly:
Reusable straw & cleaner
Natural Insect Repellant
Solar battery pack.
Food and Wine during the Photo tour
Italy offers some of the most beautiful countryside, along with their renowned wine production and culinary traditions. During our photography workshop in Italy you will have the opportunity to learn about and sample authentic regional Italian cuisine while exploring the beautiful surrounding areas and towns. As local I will bring you to taste in our pauses some authentic food outside of the typical tourist circuit.
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Terms and Condition of the photography workshop in Italy
A deposit of 30% of the total amount for the photo tour/workshop is due at the moment of the reservation. This is required to ensure your place. Then the final balance payment is due on arrival.
If you cancel within 90 days before the photography workshop in Tuscany starts, you will be refunded the deposit. No refund will be issued for cancellations received with 90 days or less remaining before the tour/workshop starting date. So, No partial refunds will be given for unused portions of the tour/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.