TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - 2014 & 2015*

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FRANCE | ITALY

Travel workshops in the Provence region of France & Italy (Umbria & Tuscany)
are in the planning for 2015
- please let us know if you are interested.

PHOTOGRAPHY IN PROVENCE - the south of France
2014 registration is closed
pre-register for 2015 / dates to be determined

Visual inspiration is provided by historic Roman structures, gothic Abbeys, feudal Chateaux, quaint villages and street markets, as well as beautiful French countrysides, farms, fields and vineyards. A true visual feast for the photographic artist as you explore the sites and cultural beauty of southern France This is an incredible location with marvelous, diverse photographic opportunities for photographers. If you haven't visited and photographed in this area of France - it is a must, if you've been before - try it now with a photo group. Beautiful picturesque villages, markets, Roman ruins, monuments from the Middle-ages, natural springs and ochre cliffs, vineyards, olive orchards and more.

A marvelous photographic feast; villages, ruins, markets, wild flamingoes, Roman architecture, sunlight, ochre cliffs, and more. Color photographers will marvel at the overwhelming burst of color and light at every turn; black and white photographers will marvel at the crisp light and contrast. Photography field trips to Abbeys, Chateauxs, charming villages, including Arles, the Pont du Gard, Luberon Mtns & villages of Roussillon, Gorde and the Senanque Abbey, the Carmargue & the village of Sts. Marie de la Mer - and many more picture perfect locations. Also - olive oil & wine tastings, fabulous food, shopping in markets and a few other truly French experiences.

For All Levels: For photographers with a good, basic knowledge of camera operation. (Class size 4-6 students, minimum of 4 students). Digital - DSLRs preferred.

TBD 2015 (1st or 2nd week of June)---- 6 days, in Provence (FRANCE) - (check in on Sunday, check out on Saturday)
*Potential - Bonus /free day - you can arrive on Saturday

Provence / FRANCE photography workshop $2995/tuition & accommodations (double room, single room available for $500 supplement), local transportation, breakfast (and snacks), 2 dinners
This workshop is limited to 6 students.

Deposits -$1000- are accepted and due in advance to secure your place.
2nd payment of $1000 due February, Balance of $1000 due March
(airfare not included, train or private car to base village in Provence (TBD) not included).

These classes fill up fast so enroll today to save your place.
Location: The Procencal region of southern France (exact locations will be sent when the schedule is confirmed)

Pre-Register for the next adventure.
Deposits are due in advance (beginning in Dec 2014 thru February 2015) to secure your place.
{pre-register any time, no payment is needed for pre-registration, but your place is not secured until the first payment is received}

Travel Photography Seminar - May 2, 2014


Travel Photography Seminar - May 2, 2014 @ The Showcase School

Top 10 Pro Travel Tips

Embarking on a trip? Learn professional techniques for making memorable images from your travels.
From equipment to technique, experienced traveler and professional photographer, Judith Pishnery will share with you her top 10 tips for capturing the spirit of any trip.

Discussion will include:

  • equipment – what you need, what you don’t need to carry and why
  • how to identify the great shots- location, people, mood
  • making great images, no matter the weather, location or lighting
  • tips and techniques for creative photographs

You will get a chance to see these techniques in action through Judith’s own travel work from France, Italy, China and throughout the US.

Make the most of your investment in travel and photography in this special seminar.

Friday, May 2 from 6:30-8pm $25

ITALY - Umbria & Tuscany - Italian Photo Inspiration
Next trip - 2015 - pre-register


Pre-Register

An authentic Italian experience, really immerse yourself in Italy. From Medievil to Rennaisance, from city to quaint village and picturesque countryside. Italy provides a wealth of visual inspiration that inspired the Renaissance masters like Da Vinci and Michelangelo and can now inspire you.

The region of Umbria in Italy holds vast photographic opportunities for the color and BW photographer. It is an area to savour for its rich history, delightful cuisine, wealth of art treasures, historic sites, shopping diversity and photographic inspiration.

Explore the historic sites, capture the ambiance of the streets and cafes, discover the beauty of interesting sites around the region, which can include: Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cortona, Montelpulciano, and many place in-between. You will explore and photograph in a small group with the instructor close by.

This marvelous opportunity to photograph the Umbria region (think of it as an almost untouched Tuscany) of Italy with other photographers. This workshop will be based in the Umbria countryside. (actual locations vary each season.)

For All Levels: For photographers with good knowledge of basic camera operation.

Italy workshop $2995/tuition & accommodations (double room, single room available for $500 supplement), breakfast (and snacks), 2 dinners
This workshop is limited to 6 students.
A wine and olive oil tasting, and a few other truly Italian experiences.
(airfare not included, train or private car to Chiusi/Paciano not included).

TBD 2015 (1st or 2nd week of June) --- 6 days , in Umbria (Italy) - (check in on Sunday, check out on Saturday)

Pre-Register for the next adventure.
Deposits are due in advance (beginning in Dec 2014 thru February 2015) to secure your place.
{pre-register any time, no payment is needed for pre-registration, but your place is not secured until the first payment is received}


6 days of photography in exciting, historic, photogenic Umbria & southern Tuscany region of Italy. The workshop will be based in the medieval village of Paciano.

Wear your walking shoes, bring your camera and plenty of media and be prepared to have fun and advance your photographic techniques. Classes and instruction will take place in the cafes, at breakfast, on location and anywhere and everywhere.

A laptop computer with the latest version of Lightroom & an extra external harddrive (300+GBs) are recommended . Additional instruction in Lightroom and post-processing will be offered.

Photography information packet/workbook of creative techniques and technical skills is provided.                         


Typical Itinerary
Sunday afternoon- Arrive Paciano, Italy

  • Chiusi train station, we will pick you up there.
                    Easy trip from Rome or Florence - approx $25 each way.
  • Private car service from Rome or Florence is available at an extra charge
    • - approx $200 each way.
    • Car service can be shared by 2 to 6 persons.
  • Check into accommodations/B&B, take a nap, freshen up and get ready to photograph.
  • Group dinner & introductions

Monday - Friday

  • Field trips through Umbria & Southern Tuscany (Italy), the architecture, the villages,
  • the abbeys & churches, the markets & shopping, the gardens, the historic sites
  • and so much more.
  • Travel itinerary is flexible and subject to change throughout the workshop to take
                  advantage of special events, student interests, and unique opportunities.
  • We will travel as a group (transportation included) via mini-van to sites throughout the area.

Friday evening, Celebration Dinner and wrap-up of class

Saturday, class ends, depart for home or others areas in Italy or Europe. (Transportation provided to Chiusi train station).


Accommodations costs: 3 star B&B/house/hotel in/near Paciano, Italy (included in workshop fee).

  • Double Room or for an extra supplement $ Private Room (shared bath for some) for 6days/6nights, breakfast included.
  • 2 dinners, (cooking class, with market trip, Included)

Airfare is on your own, either Rome or Florence, Italy is the closest airport  (approx. $800 to $1600 RT)

  • Then a train to Chiusi - approx $20 to $25 each way to/from Florence or Rome)
  • We will pick you up at the train station on Sunday
  • or car service to Paciano area (we can help arrange this – extra charge applies approx. $200
                   one way, possible to meet up with other students at the airport and split the cost).

These classes fill up fast so enroll today to save your place (only 6 students).
Location: The Umbria & southern Tuscany region of Italy, including areas around Paciano, Panicale, Cortona & Orvieto (exact location will be sent after registration)

Pre-Register Now

PRIVATE LESSONS - CORPORATE TRAINING - CUSTOM WORKSHOPS

Private Lessons / tutoring > more info

  • Schedule your Private Photo Lessons or Custom workshop.
  • Please email for a schedule and info on specific tutoring
  • Available for Photo 101/102, etc; Studio & Location Lighting;
  • Lightroom & Photoshop instruction; and more...
  • Custom workshops for groups of 4 or more can be scheduled.
  • Pre-payment required to schedule any private lesson

A select amount of new private lesson students will be taken during this time. Please contact us and we will let you know the availabilty if you are interested in private lessons.

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