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If you’re a Photographer who’s ready to learn the art and science of taking amazing, award winning images – plus practical strategies for planning + marketing your photography skills– then join Colin Smith in the amazing Tuscan Landscape for this unforgettable photography adventure!

7 Day Tuscany Photography Adventure Details

  • June 2nd – 9th, 2019
  • Group size: max 10
  • Cost: $2,490.00, Early Bird $1,990

The Instructor

Colin Smith has a first-hand experience of capturing some of the finest
villages, historic towns, medieval castles, country churches, and beautiful abbeys as he toured from Venice, across the top of Italy and into Tuscany and The Cinque Terre on a bicycle in 2015.

Now, he wishes to relive the experience while sharing with you a once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity of exploring central Italy in a photography
workshop adventure.

Medieval Castles, Picture-Perfect Sceneries, Great Food and Wine Await You in our 7-Day Tuscany Photography Workshop

The Location

Tuscany is located in central Italy. It is dotted with strands of cypress trees, medieval hilltops, dramatic vineyards, and spectacular shorelines. The range of thrilling outdoor activities, fabulous villas, local cuisines and wines are all part of the reasons why Tuscany became the cradle of Italian Renaissance. There are definitely plenty of interesting locations in Tuscany where photography enthusiasts can shoot in any weather.

Things to Expect

The workshop aims not only to take you to some of the most photogenic locations in Italy but also to guide on the technical aspects of photography. Learn how to properly use your camera settings and take pictures on different lighting conditions. Spark your creativity and learn how to mentally visualize a scene before taking photos so that you will achieve images you can be proud of. Expand your photography strategies and turn an ordinary image into something extraordinary.

Practice how to survey landscapes and seascapes in this photography adventure. Take photographs of the amazing sunrise and sunset in this amazing part of the world. Finally, capture renaissance arts, the stars, window boxes, and time lapses. There will be a beginner’s workshop at the start of the adventure to make sure that everyone can make the most of the opportunity. 

Experience all these in a 7-day photographic extravaganza!


Day 1 | 2nd June 2019 | Agriturismo Podere Galilea, Larciano, Pistoia

We will meet at the 5-star luxury accommodation Agritursmo Podere Galilea in Larciano, Pistoia. The tranquil farmhouse is just one hour away from Florence. We will start with a simple meet and greet before letting you settle in your assigned rooms. A welcome and photobook brief will follow shortly where we will have informal discussions on what you will gain from the tour, as well as what you want to achieve in photography. The beginner’s workshop will also take place at this time. Before the night ends, we will celebrate with a
“Welcome Dinner” for everyone to acquaint with others.

Day 2 | 3rd June 2019 | Lucca

The adventure starts in Lucca. We will leave Pistoia at 9:00 a.m.. The PHOTO OF OPPORTUNITIES in Lucca are endless. This hidden gem is known for its Renaissance walls, handsome piazzas, cobbled streets, and shady promenades. The ancient architecture of Lucca is perfect for fashion shoots. After our HUNT & Lucca, we will travel back to the accommodation at 4:00 p.m. with photo opportunities on our way. Upon arrival, we will have our Post Processing work on the Photobook. A sumptuous dinner will delight you after a tiring but exciting day. But the day doesn’t end there! We will have our Milky Way Shoot too! However, this will be dependent on the weather.

Day 3 | 4th June 2019 | Montecatini Terme

We depart Lucca in the early morning hours for Montecatini Terme, where we will spend the entire day photographing the beautiful streets, corners and restaurants of the village. After the Hunt & Shoot Montecatini, we will depart at 4:00 p.m. before arriving at our classic hotel in Pistoia. Along the way, the group will have photos of opportunity too. Post processing work on the photobook happens during our arrival at the hotel. We will wrap up the day with a delish dinner.

Day 4 | 5th June 2019 | Pisa

The fourth day will be the longest but one of the most exciting parts of this workshop. We start early at 4:00 a.m., departing Pistoia for the Sunrise Shoot. The location is yet to be confirmed. At 7:00 a.m., we will return to the farm house for breakfast before we depart again for Pisa! Prepare for the Hunt & Shoot at the famous Leaning Tower and the Cathedral. We depart at 4:00 p.m. with photos of opportunity on our way back to the villa. We will have the post-processing work on the photobook as soon as we arrive before enjoying your free time and dinner.

Day 5 | 6th June 2019

The fifth day is a day for us to relax, enjoy the vineyard and indulge in local dishes and wine tasting. Don’t forget to take photos while having fun.

Day 6 | 7th June 2019 | Florence

We will have our breakfast at 7:00 a.m. before we depart for Florence at 8:00 a.m. Florence is an architectural masterpiece. It is also known for its city streets and the iconic and magnificent Duomo, and the bridges that cross the Arno River. You get a free time after 2:00 p.m. And at 7:00 p.m., we will end our workshop with final group discussion and review all our photos during dinner.

Day 7 | 8th June 2019

The final day arrives. Before we check out and head back home, we can trade contact information with the friends we made in this workshop.


This photography tour is open to all levels of photographer and will include a beginners workshop at the very beginning or in the lead up to ensure that everyone achieves the most out of the opportunity in this fantastic part of the World.