Fernando Piçarra, Photographer

Fernando Piçarra, Photographer

Best of Tuscany Photography Tour and Workshop

TUSCANY, ITALY     April 19 - 26, 2020 (Sunday through Sunday)


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Explore, Create and Be Inspired

If you’re passionate about landscape photography, join us for our Best of Tuscany Photography Workshop. We will take you to photograph the most breathtaking landscapes in Tuscany, including San Quirico in the Val D’Orcia region, a UNESCO World Cultural Landscape.

Instructors for this workshop include Rick Hulbert, acclaimed heritage and urban photographer, Marion McCristall, international award winning photographer, and Fernando Piçarra, best known for his stunning landscape and long-exposure photography. During the week, our photographers will guide you to enchanting places to photograph in areas that include lush, green rolling hills, majestic cypress trees, and villas dotting the landscape. We’ll follow scenic country roads to capture Villa Gladiatore, Podere Belvedere with its stunning views, and the amazing line of trees at Poggio Covilli, Baccoleno, among many other landscape places...

We’ll also explore medieval towns and villages where you can capture historical architecture and daily life. We’ll take you to Siena perched high on a hill, with Etruscan origins, to photograph in the historic centre of the city with the famous clamshell-shaped Piazza del Campo. We’ll visit the charming 15th Century town of Pienza with Renaissance architecture. Montalcino looks like a classic fairy tale village that begs to be photographed with fortified walls and surrounding vineyards. It’s known worldwide for its Brunello red wine.

Our first day will include a morning workshop on composition, exposure, and camera settings to capture the best light. This will prepare you to get the most out of your time photographing in the field. Other workshops will include long exposure and working with filters, technical and creative elements of photography, and post-processing using Lightroom. We will also provide opportunities for image reviews and feedback.

Our week includes photographing at the best times of the day including a some sunrises and sunsets. Some days we’ll be up and out before dawn to capture the landscape as the sun rises over the misty hills. Other days, we’ll photograph late into the evening to create images that glow with the light at sunset. Locations will be decided based on weather conditions.

Although our days will be full, we will provide opportunities for rest and relaxation.

Our goal is to take you to amazing places to photograph in Tuscany and help you take your photography to the next level.

We hope you’ll join us to explore, create, and be inspired.

Best of Tuscany Photography Workshop includes:

  • Small group size to provide for personal attention and one-on-one instruction.

  • Accommodation in Val d’Orcia with private, ensuite bedrooms.

  • Breakfast each morning and two dinners.

  • Workshops on composition, long exposure landscape photography, post-processing and image reviews.

  • Courtesy transportation from FLR, Florence airport at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 19.

  • Courtesy return transportation to FLR, Florence airport departing at 7:30 am, Sunday, April 26.

  • Guests can also provide their own transportation to San Quirco by car, train, and taxi from Florence, Rome and Pisa, or other areas in Italy.

    NOTE: Airfare is not included.



  • Val d’Orcia, UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • San Quirico d’Orcia

  • Pienza

  • Siena

  • Iconic Tuscan Landscapes (including some of the Gladiator film locations)

  • Pitigliano

  • Montalcino

  • We’ll take you to the best locations at the right time

  • Landscape photography workshop

  • Workshops to boost your skills and post-processing


Have a look at Rick’s recent and past student testimonials.

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