Photo Workshop Tuscany

28. April - 2. May 2020 (fully booked)

5. - 9. May 2020 (filling fast)

5 days / 4 nights

minimum 4, maximal 6 guests

Val d’Orcia Tuscany

Photo Workshop Tuscany

The picturesque scenery of Tuscany is a paradise for photographers. Join us at this photography workshop in the heart of Tuscany. We will focus on different aspects of photography in a relaxed atmosphere and spend a lot of time photographing the numerous scenic spots that the region has to offer. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more advanced photographers. We are able to respond to individual requirements due to the small size of the group. You will have the opportunity to practice and share experiences with like-minded people

e will spend 4 nights in a small, charming hotel in Pienza in Val d’Orcia. The picturesque Val d’Orcia stands out as having one of the most beautiful sceneries in the whole of Tuscany. The region offers an unbelievably large range of fantastic opportunities for photography which includes typical landscapes with the classic green hills, farms with alleys of cypress trees, villas, chapels and small, untouched medieval towns. From a photography point of view, spring or autumn is the perfect time of the year. During the spring, the landscape is green and many flowers are in bloom. The mist often rises in the early morning which lends a sense of mysticism to the landscape. During the autumn, photographers are also treated to a range of beautiful spots that are perfect to photograph. The fields display beautiful golden-brown tones, the trees wear their autumn finery, beautiful banks of cloud roll by and there are often fantastic light conditions.

We will of course photograph in the best light during the Tuscany photography workshop. This means that we will be on the move early in the morning and during the late afternoon. In between we will have time for critique sessions, tutorials and, of course, for a typical Italian siesta!
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany
This trip offers a number of extraordinary photographical highlights!
  • Fantastic landscape with rolling hills, lush farmlands and medieval cities
  • Photographing the famous Villa Belvedere, chapels, cypress groves and and more. We know the best photo locations due to our years of experience in Tuscany.
  • Wonderful flowers and green landscape in Spring and golden colours in Autumn
  • High chance for misty mornings in Spring and Autumn
  • Possibility to shoot with filters
  • Stay in one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany.
  • Enjoy the delightful Italien cuisine and shop local farm producs such as wine, olive oil and cheese.
  • Photography and location guide by a professional photographer


Day 1: Arrival in Pienza
After you have made your own way to Pienza, we will meet at the hotel in late afternoon. After a short introduction, we will set off straight away for our first photo session. You will be transferred to each location with our own minibus.
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Day 2 - 4: Capturing the rolling hills of Tuscany
We will set off before sunrise in order to be at our chosen location in good time. Most of the subjects that we will photograph are located in the close vicinity and can be reached within a 30 to 40 minute drive maximum. After we have spent a considerable amount of time photographing, we will return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, there will be an opportunity to attend short tutorials on a number of specific themes (e.g. technical principles, composition, long exposure or workflow when photo editing in Lightroom).

During the course of the afternoon, we will meet for photo critique sessions. We will look at photographs that were taken during the morning which we discuss with the aim of helping each participant to develop his or her photographic skills.
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Afterwards, we will set off on another photo session. The evening meal will take place in accordance with the lighting and weather conditions either before, between or after the photo session.
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Day 5: End of Photo Workshop
The photo workshop ends after breakfast and you will now make your way home or continue with your own travel plans.
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Sunrise and sunset times during our photo workshops
  • April: Sunrise 6:30 am / Sunset 7:50 pm
  • May: Sunrise 5:45 am / Sunset 8:30 pm
  • October / November: Sunrise 7:40 am / Sunset 6:15 pm


Small and charming hotel in Pienza
We will stay overnight in a small hotel that is located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pienza. The hotel has a terrace that affords a panoramic view of the beautiful Val D’Orcia valley. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace when the weather is fine.

All hotel rooms have wrought iron beds, wooden floors and a flat screen satellite TV. Each room also has its own bathroom. Two of the rooms are located a stone’s throw away off a pretty courtyard in the heart of Pienza’s old town.

Photo Guide

Fabio Antenore
Fabio is a Swiss based landscape photographer. He loves to spend his time in the Swiss mountains or amazing landscapes all over the world.

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Price includes
  • Photography tour held in English & German
  • 4 nights accommodation in a Hotel in Pienza
  • breakfast
  • All transfers to the photo locations
Not included in the price:
  • Individual travel to and from Pienza
  • Lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance
We reserve the right to change prices (especially due to exchange rate fluctuations)

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This was the first time I had booked a photography holiday. I had also never visited Tuscany before but it had always been a travel destination that I absolutely wanted to visit and photograph. This is why I impulsively booked the Tuscany Photography Workshop. The workshop was perfectly organised down to the last detail. We stayed in a lovely hotel which was a perfect base from which to set off on excursions. Each day we visited fantastic spots for photography at perfect times and we always had enough time to take all the photographs we wanted. There was also enough free time every day to do things such as view, sort and edit the photographs. I found the whole photography workshop to be extremely enjoyable which is certainly down to the excellent travel guides and the small size of the tour group.
Photo workshop Tuscany, April 2017
Many thanks to Jenny and Thomas. You simply did a great job, particularly with the choice of locations. The whole experience was completely stress-free and effortless. What I particularly liked was that you engaged with each person and we all appeared to receive individual attention that was tailored to meet our individual needs and starting position.
Photo workshop Tuscany, April 2017
Photo Workshop Tuscany
Photo Workshop Tuscany