How do photographers develop a personal style? When – and how – can you as a photographer begin to establish a direction in your work? Perhaps most importantly, what makes a photograph become a “personal” statement? Through lots of image making, a blend of formal and field instruction and plenty of time for discussion and critique, we will work to uncover themes and lines of vision that may not have been previously evident to you.There are few places on earth like Tuscany. This workshop will allow you to experience Tuscany’s remarkable culture, people, Val d’Orcia landscape and hill towns and work toward a personal photographic response to the Tuscan sense of place.
My workshops offer:
Immersion in Photography – When’s the last time you spent a whole week just practicing photography? At a workshop, you get to breathe, eat, talk and sleep photography each and every day. Most workshoppers get more photography done in a week than they typically do in several months. Think of it as the luxury of time for your photography.
Immersion in Italy and its Culture – A workshop in Italy exposes you to the Italian culture in a way that you likely wouldn’t get on your own. In addition to living inside the culture for a week, visits to wineries and vineyards, artisan cheese makers, and hidden, out-of-the-way locations steep you in all things Italian.
Inspiration & Motivation – There is nothing like being in a new and different place to inspire you photographically. Spending time with an experienced, enthusiastic photography teacher and a small group of other dedicated photographers can motivate you to move forward with your photography.
Instruction From a Great Teacher – I’m an experienced professional photographer who has been traveling in Italy for over 25 years. I’m also an award-winning, 30-year veteran teacher of the medium. Those experiences help me make complex concepts easier for you to grasp. Our small groups of 7 students mean that you get lots of personal attention. In addition, becoming a photographer is about more than making photographs; it’s also about evaluating the work you do so you can learn to improve. We incorporate critique of images that you’ve made during the week and examples of how I and other photographers have solved similar visual problems.
Concentrate on Photography, not on Travel Details – A great workshop takes care of all the details. We have everything organized – from ground transportation, lodging, guides and meals to a great itinerary that takes you to the best places in the best light makes for a “no worries” trip. You arrive in Italy, make photographs and learn; let the workshop staff take care of the rest.
Our strategy? Arrive in Italy, make photographs and learn – we take care of the rest (ground transportation, meals, guides, tips, etc – it’s all included).
Expert instruction by Jeff Curto, including small group field instruction, plenty of one-on-one time & critique sessions
Maximum of 7 participants
Extensive pre-trip planning documents for both photography and Italian culture
Travel and instructional materials during the workshop
All ground transportation during the workshop
Admissions for all included sightseeing
All lodging during the workshop – single occupancy
Local expert guides
All included Gratuities, Taxes and Fees
Dinner (including wine) all nights