Photography Workshop in Tuscany

Photography Workshop in Tuscany with a local Professional to discover a land that truly does have it all for any photographers: art, culture and amazing landscape. Only Private and Small Group in my Tuscany Photo Tour.

Introduction to my Photography Workshop in Tuscany

As a local photographer, I organized since 2013 photography workshop in Tuscany. Indeed, i have specific itineraries focus on a wide range of interests and, in occurrence, can be individually tailored to accommodate individual preferences. So, Tuscany is known for its rolling hills, vineyards, and medieval towns, all of which make for fantastic photography subjects. From the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa to the stunning landscapes of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany offers a diverse range of photography opportunities. But taking great photos requires more than just a beautiful subject. It requires knowledge of composition, lighting, and camera settings. That’s where a photography workshop can be invaluable. So, pack your camera and get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

Where are my photography workshop in Tuscany?

For my photography workshop in Tuscany, as a local photographer, I choose and select the best location and spot in the area. After some years of experience, I select some destination for any photographers interested in landscape, architecture and culture. So below I put some of most amazing and fascinating destinations.

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Photo Tour Chianti

How long do you want to photograph in Tuscany?

The photographic tour in Tuscany are designed by me. 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 all the Tuscany provinces but I’m happy to suggest you and to set up the best itinerary tailored to personal needs and interests. So you can write me about your interests, your photography needs and I will happy to answer right away.


During my Workshop in Tuscany we’ll photograph every day, including the first and last day of the trip. Above all, to take advantage of the best light, then we’ll go out to photograph at sunrise and sunset every day, adding as many daytime shooting sessions as well as the weather will let us. Even I grew up in this magic land,i can’t control what the weather’s going to be. So, it would is not make sense to publish a detailed daily program on this page, only to have to change it later. Finally, we’ll select our shooting locations for any given day according to that day’s weather.

  • My Photography Workshop in Tuscany take place all year long, when I’m not traveling.
  • Private photography tours/workshops and small groups.
  • 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 photography safari in Tuscany, if possible.
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San Gimignano

Highlights of Photography Workshops & Tours in Tuscany

There are many highlights of a photography workshop and tours in Tuscany, but one of the best is the opportunity to capture the region’s stunning landscapes and medieval towns. Tuscany is known for its rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, all of which make for fantastic photography subjects. The region’s soft, warm light and vibrant colors also provide an ideal setting for photographers. Below I put the best highlight of my Photography Workshops in Tuscany.

  • Night shots of the charming Lungarno in Florence.
  • Photograph the cities of art and history of Siena, Florence and Pisa.
  • Capture the amazing sunset in the Val D’orcia countryside.
  • Explore the unbeaten track of the Livorno coast.
  • Lost in the beauty of the Chianti vineyards.
  • Discover the unique panorama of Tuscany: the Apuan Alps and the marble quarries in Carrara.
  • Photograph the medieval villages of San Gimignano and Volterra.

Your Tutor during the Photography Workshop in Tuscany

Raffaele Ferrari Photographer

Since 2013 Raffaele has been organizing photography workshops in Tuscany, 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 Tuscany 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.
  • Tips and information about Tuscany as a local

The Photography Workshop in Tuscany 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).
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When Photograph Tuscany

The best time to photograph Tuscany is the low season is from April to June and September to November. Certainly, 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, generally in this month is quite cold in the whole region, more than you normally imagine. Therefore you can find interesting weather condition to capture, particularly the hilly areas of the hinterland, such as those of Siena and Cortona, can be cover by fogs.

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Florence at Night


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 Tuscany 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. Overall, photography workshops in Tuscany offer a unique opportunity to grow as a photographer while experiencing one of the most beautiful regions in the world. With expert guidance, stunning locations, cultural activities, and the chance to connect with other photographers, a photography workshop in Tuscany is definitely worth it.

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What to expect to my photography workshop in Tuscany

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

Above all, 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, then processing and editing. In this way you will improve all aspects enabling you to create strong body of work.

When we traveling together, I help you to get close to the action, after that you will overcome fears about approaching strangers. As a result, 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.

Photography Workshop Tuscany

Get into Photography Workshop in Tuscany

When you attend a photography workshop in Tuscany get into it. Then, can be obviously but some time is not. So when you attend a workshop you need to work hard, and consequently if you will improve your photography. Indeed you have to be really focus and remember often yourself why you are there.

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After the Photography Workshop in Tuscany

Photography Workshop Tuscany

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 Workshop in Tuscany, 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.

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The Right Gear to Photography Workshop in Tuscany

Tuscany is a an amazing, charming and beautiful area and you can capture stunning images in many location, no matter the gear. So even with a phone you would do! Anyway, if you want to make the most of your journey in the region, here is some equipment that you might need.
During your photography trip in Tuscany you will have lots of doubts about what is really useful and what will just be extra weight in your backpack!


The weather condition are quite plesant and even in winter, doesn’t get as bad as in many other countries on north Europe and near the Artic. Indeed for landscape photographers usually don’t need a weatherproof camera to photograph Tuscany, because most of the times you are going to shoot with acceptable weather conditions. Anyway, this doesn’t mean that you don’t need a good camera though!
Finally, in terms of image quality, that any full-frame camera (DSLR or mirrorless) will be perfect for all the possible situations you might face in Tuscany, but don’t worry if you are used to working with an APS-C or a micro 4/3 camera: they will be more than fine too!


In base of my experience, lenses can make a huge difference when you attend a photography workshop in Tuscany. Indeed, to capture landscape photographers here is gonna be great to working with a lot with ultra wide-angle lenses, generally in the 12mm-24mm range. Anyway in springtime, in Tuscany you’ll be better off having a telephoto lens mounted to your camera that cover mpre distance. So my advice is to bring a lens to cover the 70-200mm focal range, possibly another one to cover the standard-tele range (24-70mm) . If you have bring to a super-long telephoto that can arrive up to 400/500mm or even 600mm. In Tuscany, shooting is more about capturing a particular part of the surrounding landscape and less about going wide to include the whole landscape.

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For a landscape photography in Tuscany a good, sturdy tripod is always the first thing you should think about this trip. Anyway, since we don’t have awful weather conditions in Tuscany, you don’t need a huge and heavy tripod. However, you’re going to use it a lot in low light situations, from the sunrise to the blue hour in the evening, and maybe at night to shot some stars or cityscapes in Florence or Siena. So, keep in mind that it still needs to be sturdy!


If you like to use filters to create particular effects and to play with long exposures, then take all of your filters during a photography workshop in Tuscany. If you never use any kind of filter at all, it is simpe, don’t bother to take them! Indeed, the Neutral Density (ND) filters when traveling to Tuscany are not fundamental in Tuscany, meaning that you will be able to take every possible photo without the use of any kind of filter. This doesn’t mean that they won’t come in handy in certain situations or places like in the Livorno Coast.

Drones for Photography Workshop in Tuscany

 If you have a drone, Tuscany is an amazing area to fly it. Anyway are many rules to do it and you have to be careful. In the East years you have to follow European recommendation to do it. Generally you can use just only outside if the city, in the old town you need special permit. Although you can looking this map about flying in Tuscany.

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Location of my Photography Workshop in Tuscany

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How Reach Tuscany and Moving Around

Tuscany is well-connected and is easy to get to by air or land. If you arrive with flight the two main airport are in Pisa and in 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 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 Tuscany, 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 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 workshop in Tuscany

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 Tuscany. 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
Collapsible cups
Reusable Utensils
Sewing Kit
Reusable bags
Microfiber towel
Natural Insect Repellant
Solar battery pack.

Food and Wine during the Photography Workshop in Tuscany

Tuscany offers some of the most beautiful countryside, along with their renowned wine production and culinary traditions. During our photography workshop in Tuscany you will have the opportunity to learn about the authentic regional Italian cuisine. While exploring and photograph the beautiful surrounding areas, obviously you will eat local food. As local I will bring you to taste in our pauses some authentic food outside of the typical tourist circuit.

Terms and Condition of the photography workshop in Tuscany


A deposit of 30% of the total amount for the photography workshop in Tuscany is due at the moment of the reservation. This is required to ensure your place. Then the final balance payment is due on arrival.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel within 90 days before the photography workshop in Tuscany starts, consequently you will be refunded the deposit. Therefore, 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. In conclusion, we will try to be fair in all circumstances.


What photography level do I need to be?

The most important thing for me is that you are really interested in photography as if you are you will apprehend quickly. The participants are normally amateurs or advanced amateurs but the workshop is open to everybody as I can give to each participant the tips and teachings needed depending on their level.

How is the workshop structured?

Normally workshops start around 2-2,30 Pm and in the summer late like 4 Pm if there is a single day. This isn’t the best time to do landscape photography as the sun is very high and the light is too harsh. On the opposite, we can take advantage of this light for street photography. Strong light and deep shadows can be used to make very graphic images. Images that are made of several layers, combining all the elements in the frame in the right way. The sunset light is reserved for landscape photography. We generally spend the last couple of hours in the countryside, gravel roads, basically … we will be off the beaten track! In multiple day photography workshop in Tuscany we start early in the morning, lunch , make a break and then we will restart to photograph in the afternoon.

What happens if it rains?

Usually no matter what happen, we will doing a workshop. Anyway during the day we will also be in some indoor places and in case of very strong rain we can find the way to take indoor pictures when it’s pouring badly and go out when the rain reduces.

What happens if I am late?

As there will be other people at the workshop the maximum time we can wait at the meeting point is 10-15 minutes. So, It is important that you get in touch with me by mobil as he can arrange to meet you at the first location we are going to visit.

How should I dress?

During any shooting day is important dress comfortably. Indeed, make sure you are covered enough in different layers of cloths as if it is cold you will be prepared and if it gets hot you can still take something off and leave it in the car. I recommend comfortable shoes as we will be walking, possibly waterproof in case of bad weather. A rain proof jacket may be usefull too.

Can a friend or parents of mine come with us without applying for the workshop if not interested in photography?

Sure, the cost would be 50% of the workshop fee plus the cost of the wine/cheese tasting or any entrance ticket he/she may need.

I am with a group of friends and I wish to organize a few days photography workshop with you, is that possible?

Of course it is as long as I know it in advance. I can organize a three or more days customized workshop and give you a discounted price for groups. We can discuss the itinerary together and I will pick you up every day at the beginning of the workshop and drop you off at the end of it. Please enquire with me and we can make a good plan together. 

Is transport included in the price?

Usually Transport is included from the meeting point to the end of the workshop at no extra charge. The only limit is that I will be able to accomodate the first 3 participants only as I have a 4 seats car. So please inquire with me if there are still seats available as if they are all already booked you will have to follow with your own car.



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