3 DAYS LANDSCAPE TRIP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ANY LEVEL IN AMAZING TUSCANY, ITALY

Undoubtedly one of the most photogenic area in the world. Rolling hills, curvy little roads, alleys lined with cypresses, beautiful sky, lonely trees – everything just right there around you… ​

We have photographed the area many times and scouted all places we will visit. We know where to be early in the morning, what to photograph during a midday and where we have to be for the sunset. We will take you to the best spots and you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy amazing Tuscany. We also personally know owners of great locations, who granted us access for even better shots.​​

Small group of max 10 participants to ensure great experience, so I can dedicate enough space and individual instructions for everybody. You will learn new photography techniques and equipment, you will understand landscape composition and you will see how and why light conditions have such an important role for landscape photography. All that in relaxed atmosphere of same-minded photo enthusiasts. Beautiful, cozy and very conveniently located spa hotel with easy access to most of the places.

Date: Saturday 23 May – Monday 25 May 2020
Instructor: Patrik Banas

Itinerary for our photo trip*:

Saturday 23 May 2020

13:00 Meet and greet in our hotel in Tuscany and check-in
15:00 Rolling hills and iconic cypresses of San Quirico D’Orcia, sunset and blue hour
21:00 Dinner
22:00 Stars above Tuscany – optional night shooting and star trails creation

Sunday 24 May 2020

5:00 Sunrise above rolling hills
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 Tuscany everywhere – old farmhouses, curvy roads, more and more cypresses, vineyards
16:00 Little, cute town full of photogenic details
18:00 Early dinner
20:00 Unbelievably windy roads – just ready to photograph car trails

Monday 25 May 2020

5:00 Sunrise beauty next to iconic chapel
9:00 Breakfast and checkout
11:00 Red poppies, endless fields of wheat and breathtaking landscapes… and more cypresses, but also unique pine tree alley
15:00 End of the workshop

​*Please, bear in mind, that this is a “vagabond” style photo trip, so we will be catching light, shadows, clouds and agenda can change based on the current weather situation. More detailed agenda will be shared prior the workshop.

Workshop price includes:

  • workshop fee – 3 days photo experience at the best locations
  • 100% availability of your experienced instructor all the time
  • all transport during the workshop
  • all logistic and organizational support at the locations
  • great atmosphere and bonus smile 😉

Total price: 499 CHF

Do not wait and book your Amazing Tuscany trip now!

(499 CHF is apx. 449 EUR / 499 USD / 11000 CZK… exact price will be calculated at the checkout in your local currency based on the actual exchange rate.)

Accommodation: Workshop price does not include accommodation. But we have reserved rooms in the beautiful hotel with restaurant, spa, pool, garden and breakfast – right in the heart of San Quirico d’Orcia area. Many locations are accessible from the hotel and are within a walking distance. We strongly encourage you to stay in the same hotel, which will be our morning starting point and where we will return late evening. However, you are free to find your own accommodation, but if you’ll decide to stay at a different place we require punctuality – sunrise will not wait 😉

Price for two nights in excellent spa hotel (8.5 out of 10 rating), two people per room + 2x breakfast is 150 CHF (apx. 120 EUR, 150 USD, 3500 CZK). Single room available for 250 CHF. More info about the hotel can be sent upon request.

    

Payment by bank transfer / wire or with US checks payment is available. Please contact us.

Gift certificate option available! Please contact us here to agree details.

Requirements: Basic understanding of your camera, tripod (we have few to borrow, contact us if you need one). This will be a very intensive 3 day photo trip and we will be shooting from early morning till very late night, so as for any landscape photography trips, be ready for lack of sleep 😉 All scouted locations are accessible with car, perfect spots are always within a reasonable walking distance and physically this trip is not very demanding.​ Also, all shootings are of course voluntary, so if you decide to skip one, it is up to you.

Weather: This is an outdoor photo trip and of course we hope for ideal weather conditions. Timing of the photo trip has been selected to maximize our chances of favorable conditions. However, please be aware that weather can change and cannot be guaranteed. We will be monitoring weather forecast closely and will flexibly reshuffle our agenda to maximize the potential of our trip, but no guarantee can be made for ideal sunrises, sunsets, clouds or blue sky. Nevertheless, landscape photography is also about learning how to take pictures in a different conditions and I will do my best to teach you how to understand weather in photography and how to plan and shoot in inclement weather if it will occur (which is often very photogenic, by the way ;-)). We have experienced Tuscany in the sunny days and during the rainy days and trust me, that both options brings fantastic photo opportunities!

Payment and cancellation policy: To book your spot, payment must be made in full. If your booking will be cancelled by 31.12.2019, you will be refunded workshop fee – minus 50 CHF non refundable deposit (or equivalent in your currency). After 1.1. 2020 you’ll be refunded workshop fee (minus 50 CHF non refundable deposit) only if we will fill your place from the standby list, otherwise no refund is possible. Finding replacement for your spot is encouraged and of course fully accepted. Refund for the accommodation is based on the hotel’s refund policy.

Minimum 5 participants are required to organize this photo trip. In case of unlikely event of cancellation at our side for any reason, your payment will be refunded in full.

​Please see more detailed “Terms and Conditions here”.

Booking your spot for this particular photo trip serves as placing an order with pixien photo workshops (Monika and Patrik Banas) and constitutes as acceptance of these “Terms and Conditions”. Every participant will be required at the beginning of the workshop to sign and accept Accident Waiver and Release of the Liability, which can be downloaded here.

​​​Transfer to Tuscany is not included in the price, but we will be happy to help with car-pooling coordination.

Questions? Email us and we will be delighted to answer any questions pixien@pixien.com

What participants say about Patrik’s workshop:

“A fantastic experience, well worth going. Patrik manages to find the right locations at the right time and always be there to guide you.”

Tony Baker, United Kingdom

“I would like to thank (amazing) Patrik for an amazing experience and an amazing workshop in “Amazing Tuscany”. I was amazed not only from the start till the end (amazing locations, amazing ideas, amazingly positive energy, amazing willingness to help and advise – all that available almost 24 hours a day), but also long time before the workshop (amazing preparation, amazing communication, amazingly fast replies to our questions) and long after (amazing memories, amazing pictures, amazing motivation and also amazing inspiration). All in all, Amazing Tuscany was really amazing, no doubt about that.”

Iva Ullrichová, Czech Republic

“It was great Patrik. Thank you so much for organizing and showing so much patience. We had a fabulous time. What a beautiful place with a beautiful group of people. I’m so happy to have joined you!”

Heather Elborn, Switzerland

“Patrik’s “Amazing Tuscany” workshop is unique not only due to the most beautiful locations, but also thanks to its structure (definitely do not expect a lot of sleep ;)). And last but not least thanks to professional and kind instructor’s approach. Patrik is extremely careful and caring, he is really committed to get the best shots for each workshop participants and make them to feel comfortable. All that is supported by Patrik’s positive energy, great sense of humor and also very pleasant and beautiful accommodation. I am still in a Tuscany mood and I am very happy that my pictures taken during the workshop are adored by my friends and family. Thank you!”

Michaela Nesvadbová, Czech Republic

“Just want to say a big THANKS 🙏🏼 to Patrik and all group for the fun, productive 📷 weekend in beautiful Tuscany. Great memories for sure!

Jan Harp Oberson, Switzerland

How were our participants enjoying Tuscany in previous years:

Our Tuscany 2019 fantastic group – in the middle of private Tuscany property.
(Gladiator movie was filmed here!)

Looking forward to seeing you!