Photography workshop in Florence is build for any photographers. So, join me with your camera and be ready to enjoy Florence on a photography tour with a local professional. Capture the essence of the city with your camera as you immortalize the most picturesque location.
WHY CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN FLORENCE?
Unlike most companies offering photography workshop in Florence and tour, I’m expert in fine art and landscape photography that grew up in the city. 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. Also I lived in the city and working here, and in the recent years I have been exposed my work in town. My Photography Workshops in Florence are small, a private photo tour with a maximum of 5 people. Therefore, I will spend time with you individually and satisfy personal needs and desires
Highlight of my photo tour in Florence
Where and When Start the Workshop in Florence
Trust a professional local photographer who knows Florence and Tuscany in depth. Florence is not big and therefore you can easily wander around and take pictures of the center without rushing. For this I prefer to start my workshop and tours in this area. Also because here is prohibited for any car and it is really enjoyable. You can just walk and focus in photography with any noise or distraction. We will start photographing from the city center and the charm of the Lungarni, with the romantic Ponte Vecchio and the statues of Piazza Signoria. Then the we photograph the narrow streets of the medieval city, the neighborhood where Dante Alighieri was born and lived until his exile. In conclusion we will capture the medieval towers of Borgo Santi Apostoli, and the dark and secret alleys right next to the large squares such as Santa Croce or Santa Annunziata.
So usually we start early in the morning from the Duomo and then we moving around. I prefer start at dawn to avoid tourist. In this way you will experience your shooting day in this marvelous town. Normally in the previous days I explain the itinerary to the participants in order to better organize it. So, where possible, I will be able to make changes in common agreement.
One day photo tour in Florence
Meeting point in Piazza Del Duomo. Your walking photo tour stops at Piazza del Duomo to observe the superb cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The fourth largest church in the world, the Duomo was consecrated in 1436 and designed from Fillipo Brunelleschi, master architect of the Italian Renaissance. The square also houses the Baptistery, a unique octagonal building with gilded bronze doors. After we will going to the town hall of Florence, it has high fortified walls and a giant tower. The square also boasts a copy of Michelangelo’s David. From there we will photograph in the ancient street up to Piazza Santa Croce. This square houses the important church. Here Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo are buried in this large Franciscan church which boasts one of the finest art collections in the city. Finally, waiting the sunset along the river to photograph the bridges.
Others Itineraries in Florence and Tuscany
- Hills of Florence
- Oltrarno, Palazzo Pitti and Artisans
- Boboli Garden and Villa Bardini
- Night Shooting
- Val D’orcia
- Other Tuscany Destinations
Are my photography workshops in Florence worth it?
Sometimes I am asked if it’s beneficial to attend mine photography workshops? 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.
The Workshop in Florence include
- Professional Tuition and Experience
- Transportation and tolls
- Photographic and logistic planning
- All tickets & entrance fees
- Have Fun 🙂
The Workshop in Florence does not include
- Your trip to and from Tuscany
- Food and beverages
- Travel and Medical Insurance
- Weather control 😉
- Everything not mentioned in “The Class includes”
- My Workshop in Tuscany take place all year long, when I’m not traveling.
- Private 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 tour/workshop, if possible.
What to expect to my photography workshop in Florence
My Photography Workshops 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
My workshops are immersive, not only we visit amazing locations, some off the beaten track, we will getting close to people and places. 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
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.
Get into Photography Workshop in Florence
When you attend a workshop 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.
The Right Gear to Photography Workshop Florence
- A camera. It doesn’t matter if your camera is a full-frame or APSC if you understand how to use it.
- A wide-angle lens. Useful in Architecture and in the tiny street in old. Also would be useful for some landscapes scene to fit everything into the frame.
- A versatile travel zoom, such as 24-105mm or similar. This will come in handy when you need to zoom in town. I don’t suggest a dedicated telephoto, but having something with more reach will definitely help.
- A tripod for some. panoramic picture and night photography
- (Optional) a polarizing filter. A polarizing filter can occasionally be useful, so if you have one, there is no reason not to bring it. But I wouldn’t list it as a hard requirement.
- (Optional) a drone. If you have a drone, Florence is not a perfect place to fly it. You can use just only outside if the city, in old town you need special permit. Although you can looking this map about flying in certain areas.
Be prepare to my small photography tour in Florence
Before arrive to photography in Tuscany 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. 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. Finally take notes and made a checklist.
After the Photography Tour in Florence
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 workshop, I’d like to stay in touch with most course participants and encourage you to take up personal projects that are close to you.
- Receive a full refund for cancellations done 7 days before the experience date.
- Your experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
How Reach Florence and Moving Around
Florence is well-connected and is easy to get to by air or land. If you arrive with flight at Vespucci Airport, is out of town. From there you can take a Tramvia line 2 to the center of town, a bus or a taxi.
Florence is also a key node on the Italian railway network. It has good connections with the main cities in the north, while to the south Rome is only about an hour and a half away.
Florence’s main historic center is relatively small so that it is easy to move around on foot. So, using a car around Florence is not advisable, as there is little parking, many streets are pedestrian only and streets are often one-ways. A fleet of small electric buses also provide links between main key areas in the center.
Usefull Information in my Photography Workshop in Tuscany
The main language spoken in Tuscany is Italian. During the last few years the use of the English language has become more and more widespread. Also thanks to tourism in Florence, 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 Tuscany, but still slow in some areas. In Florence there are no problems and the service is fast enough. However in the countryside like hills around the city, the network leaves something to be desired. The costs of SIM card are affordable and you can find them in many shops.
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 Florence. 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 Photography tour in Florence
The city offers some of the most beautiful renaissance culture, along with their renowned wine production and culinary traditions. During our photography workshop in Florence you will have the opportunity to learn about and sample authentic regional Italian cuisine while you photograph the beauty of the city . As local I will bring you to taste in our pauses some authentic food outside of the typical tourist circuit.
More Info about Me
Since 2013 Raffaele has been organizing photography workshops in Tuscany 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 photography workshop in Europe 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).