This is going to be one for the books….Tuscany at its finest!
Below Theresa Airey describes her workshop:
“I studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) in Florence in 2012 and have traveled and photographed in the Tuscany-Sicily regions many times. Tuscany is my favorite – vineyards, castles, hill-towns, cypress trees, sunflower fields, Etruscan villages such as the 800-year-old city of Volterra, and San Gimignano, which has two twin towers dating back to the 10th century (and the best gelato in Italy!) This will be one for the books…Tuscany at its finest!“
We will be staying at La Montalla in Tuscany near Contignano, which is a 16th century farmhouse villa that has all the amenities you would want, including a lovely swimming pool overlooking the countryside and large bedrooms.
We are within an hour’s drive to Orvieto and Siena; under a two-hour drive to Volterra, San Gimignano, and Assisi. Chiusi is only 30 minutes away and we are a mere 15 minutes from Radicofani with its lovely castle ruins atop the mountain…great for sunrise or sunset shots! Outstanding location!”
We will tour/photograph one day and stay at the villa the next day to work on our images with Theresa’s help. Instructions and techniques will be shared poolside or inside according to the weather and the need . Perhaps we’ll hop out for a sunset or sunrise shoot on those days at La Montalla!
“I will be teaching creative imaging on the iPad, iPhone and Laptop. We shall take the photos shot one day and create unique images the next day using some great new software and creative apps.I will also teach Infrared Photography during the day, as well as Astro IR at night – if there is a desire to see or learn that aspect of capturing night skies. I will also demo and teach Long Exposure Photography, so bring along a tripod! And we will also work on collaging images together. A FULL ten days!
Meals are provided at the villa, however we shall eat a total of 4 meals out during the workshop: either two lunches and two dinners or three lunches and one dinner according to our time constraints whilst on photographing shoots. The most important thing is getting the shot at the right time of day.
In this workshop, you will learn how to photograph with your iPhones using great camera apps (list will be sent out a couple of weeks before leaving for the workshop) and how to create great artistic images on your iPhone/iPad and Laptop using the newest and best apps and software available (again a list of software and creative apps will be sent out before the workshop.) We shall work as a group and individual attention will be given during the outings as well as in the studio (or around the pool.) Come with an open mind, leave with it full of ideas and new visions!”
YOU WILL NEED:
1. A camera of your choice. Theresa suggests you go light and take one or two lenses only. She says: “I take a 14mm to 150mm (all around travel lens) and a long lens…such as a 75mm to 300mm.”
Or if you’d like to concentrate just on iPhone Photography, leave your “big girl/big boy” camera at home. You can take amazing photos with that little phone! Per Theresa: “I have an Apple iPhone 6s+ now. Sometimes I get better images with the iPhone than with my Big Girl camera, which is a four-thirds mirror less camera (Olympus OM-D-EM 5 MARK II). I travel light.”
2. IPhone and/or and iPad for creating images.
3. Laptop (Optional). You can take notes and watch demos on Theresa’s laptop and just work on your iPhone or iPad. Then work on your laptop when you get home. Theresa will be giving out lots of notes for doing a technique later on the laptop.
4. A converted IR camera. (If you wish to try IR) Theresa will have a Panasonic point and shoot LX5 for borrowing on a shared basis, if you are not sure you wish to get into Infrared Photography but would like to try it out whilst in Italy.
Per Theresa: ” I have an Olympus OM D-E-M10 camera converted to a full-spectrum IR camera that also has an Astro conversion. I use Spencer’s Camera at www.spencerscamera.com to do my conversions.
This means I can shoot IR , Astro and full color on the same camera body, using filters on the lenses! Pretty cool!! My lens on my full spectrum camera is a 12mm to 40mm, which is a 24mm to 80mm comparable to 35mm photography. I like a wide-angle lens for my IR work.
This 10-day, all-inclusive workshop is priced at $3599, and based on double occupancy. There are a very limited number of singles available, for an additional single supplement cost and are available on a first come, first paid basis. Click here to register now.