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Tuscany Photo Workshop
May 10 – 16, 2023

 

Workshop Summary:

Green rolling hills, cypress avenues, dramatic and romantic skies, white gravel roads, old villas, farms, solitary trees and medieval villages rich in history and culture await you. And, of course, the delicious local cuisine and excellent wines. Join us for this 7-days photo adventure to Tuscany!

When: May 10 – 16, 2023
Where: Tuscany, Italy
Cost: $4,199 double occupancy ($600 extra for single occupancy)
Group size: 10 maximum
Category: Photography Workshop
Tour Leader & Photography Instructor: William Yu, Kah-Wai Lin
Workshop URL: www.williamyuphotoworkshops.com/tuscany
Contact: info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com

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The cost of this workshop is $4,199/person for double occupancy, it includes:

  • 2 Professional photography guides

  • Transportation to and from airport.

  • Ground transportation in two spacious vans.

  • Accommodation for 7 days and 6 nights in hotels.

  • Outdoor photography instruction.

  • Landscape photography masterclass.

  • Post-processing masterclass.

  • Exclusive discounts on photo equipment in our camera store: Stetinden Photo

The cost does NOT include:

  • Alcoholic beverages and other drinks

  • Snacks, lunch, and dinners not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Airfare to and from Florence, Italy.

  • Visas (if needed)

  • Gratuities for photo guides, local guides and/or drivers

  • Personal Insurance (required) / We recommend IATI or World Nomads

Activity Level: Very easy, No long hiking.

We will meet you and pick you up at the Florence Airport. We will then depart immediately southwards to reach the enchanting territories in the heart of the Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi.

These rural areas are located about fifty kilometers south the city of Siena and have become a symbol of the Italian landscape, comprising such characteristic elements that are considered aesthetically perfect locations for outdoor photography. After checking in at our hotel and resting for a few hours, we will head straight out to photograph our first sunset.

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Over the next few days, we’ll take radial excursions off our “camp base” to the countryside or towns; there are plenty exciting spots to photograph under any weather and condition.

We’ll explore the most hidden and iconic places in the Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi, looking for out the amazing diversity of landscapes that this region offers.

Green rolling hills, cypress avenues, dramatic and romantic skies, white gravel roads, old villas, farms, solitary trees and medieval villages rich in history and culture await you. And, of course, the delicious local cuisine and excellent wines.

The colors and surreal spring tones make this time of year the most special for photographing the sinuosity of the hills and the magic of these outdoors.

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During this photo tour we’ll also focus on architectural photography, exploring hidden spots in San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Montalcino and Bagno Vignoni.

 

Golden mists, illuminated by the warm light of dawn, envelop the countryside and allow glimpses of the landscape in the distance. The soft lights of sunset paint the top of the hills, olive groves and vineyards in golden light, offering impactful scenes in every direction.

In our last sunrise in Tuscany, we’ll spend our early morning session at Belvedere, the most famous vantage point of the area. After breakfast, we pack our bags and slowly leave for Florence. We will drop you off at the Florence Airport in the afternoon.

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Itinerary Disclaimer:

Our workshop’s itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides depending on factors including but not limited to weather, road conditions, transportation delays, and other factors beyond our control. We will check the weather forecasts and road conditions and plan our day to optimize shooting conditions. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary.

Meet the guides:                       

Recommended Photography Equipment:

 

After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.

FAQ:

How do I sign up and pay for this workshop?

 

A deposit of $200 is required for this workshop to hold your spot, you can pay by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal via PayPal.com or send a check (U.S. residents only). The balance is due on Jan 10, 2023. All participants must sign William Yu Photography Workshops/Tours Liability Waiver Form and show the proof of travel insurance before the tour starts.

 

How many participants do you allow?

 

Photo tour size is limited to 10 attendees, which ensures that every attendee will get full attention. 

 

What photographic skill level is required to benefit from this workshop?

Any people who has a basic understanding of exposure all the way to the advanced amateur and professional who is in search of a fresh perspective!

 

What is your refund or cancellation policy? 

If you cancel and the workshop greater than 120 days from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, we will refund you the full amount you have paid, minus a $200 service charge. If you cancel and the workshop within 120 days or less from the start date of the workshop, and the seats does not fill, the fee is non-refundable.

William Yu Photo Workshops (William Yu LLC) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule tours and workshops due to Force Majeure or impossible weather conditions where safety of the buyer cannot be guaranteed.   We will strive to make every attempt to reschedule the workshop or tour within 2 years of the original scheduled date.  No refunds will be given but participants will be reserved a spot on the rescheduled tour or will receive credit for use towards another workshop or tour.

In the very unlikely event that a tour or workshop is canceled, we will refund the workshop fee to participants.  Expenses related to travel and accommodations not provided by us will not be refunded. We require that you obtain Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip with us.  Proof of coverage is required 90 days before the workshop starts.  Please contact us for any additional questions with regards to our cancellation and refund policy.

I have some questions, how do I learn more? 

Please send email to info@williamyuphotoworkshops.com