3rd February, 2019

Nudes & Fashion in Tuscany

Dates: 9 / 15 SEPT 2019 – SOLD OUT
To receive early notification of any 2020 Tuscany plans please contact us here.
Tutor: Damien Lovegrove
Genre: Fashion and Fashion Nude
Group size: 6
Model: Multiple. See details below
Price: £3,720 inc. vat pp
Deposit: £500 pp

OVERVIEW

On this 6 night trip you’ll be journeying through arguably one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe photographing a mixture of portraits, fashion, boudoir, figure-in-the-landscape, and the occasional exquisite landscape. You will be photographing several professional models throughout the trip. There will be five workshop (teaching) days with arrival and departure ‘road trip’ days either side.

The trip starts with three nights at our exclusive luxury villa near Volterra. We will venture out to shoot in abandoned villas and the olive groves of our villa. We then move onto our hotel in Siena where we will be based for a further three nights. We will shoot portraits on the ancient streets in both the evening and morning light. The last part of our adventure takes us to the area around Pienza to shoot portraits in lost locations full of character and charm. The sessions are relaxed and fun, instructional and inspirational. Immerse yourself in this unique photography tour, fall in love with Tuscany and have an experience to remember.

There will not be many miles to cover on this trip and the emphasis will be on taking photographs under the expert guidance of Damien Lovegrove rather than travelling. Once delegates have all booked we will create a private Facebook group so that people can get to know each other and ask questions about the lenses and equipment required.

Lots of careful planning has gone into this trip to make it as relaxing, inspirational, educational and as fun-filled as possible. There will be great food, good company and excellent photo making opportunities.

“On this luxurious photographic workshop we will capture the beauty of our three models in some of the most fabulous shoot locations I’ve ever experienced. We will relax in the evening at our villa, with dinner on the terrace or later in the trip, in one of the restaurants in the famous Piazza Del Campo in Siena”. – DAMIEN

ITINERARY

Tour Day 1 – Monday 9th September

Check-in at the villa from 4pm
Welcome drinks on the terrace as the sun goes down
Dinner

Tour Day 2 – Tuesday 10th September

Shoot at a hidden abandoned villa (model TBC)
Lunch back at our villa
Interior fashion shoot in our villa
Afternoon light shoot in the olive groves.
Dinner on our villa terrace under the stars

Tour Day 3 – Wednesday 11th September

Morning light shoot in the grounds of the villa (model TBC)
Lifestyle boudoir shoot
Lunch
Venture out to shoot at a nearby abandoned farm and outbuildings
Dinner on the terrace of our villa

Tour Day 4 – Thursday 12th September

Check out of our first villa by 10am and drive to Siena (1½ hours)
Lunch in Siena
Afternoon photo shoot on the streets of Siena with our Italian model (Michaela Bartolini)
Check into our Hotel
Dinner in Piazza Del Campo, Siena

Tour Day 5 – Friday 13th September 

Morning shoot in Siena with an Italian model (Michaela Bartolini)
Lunch near the Duomo in Siena
Free time to capture Siena. Get lost in the myriad of beautiful back streets with your camera in hand
Dinner in Piazza Del Campo, Siena

Tour Day 6 – Saturday 14th September

Drive to Val d’Orcia, Pienza area (1 hour)
Shoot at a lost location with Martina Bellacima, our Italian model (with interpreter)
Figure in the landscape photo shoot
Lunch in the heart of Pienza
Lost location shoot at other abandoned villas near Pienza
Drive back to Siena, stopping on the way to capture the evening light on Pienza and the rolling hills
Dinner in Siena

Tour Day 7 – Sunday 15th September 

Final farewells over breakfast
Checkout by 11am
Travel home as needed / extend your stay in Pisa or Florence.

*Exact details subject to change including models. Workshop days may be moved around if the weather requires us to do so.

MODELS

La Michi will model for us in Siena.

Martina will model for us in the Pienza region.

ACCOMMODATION

Our luxury 9 bedroom private villa near Volterra.

Our 4 star hotel in Siena

Your Tutor: Damien Lovegrove

Considered by many to be one of the worlds most influential contemporary photographers, he is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous.

Joining the BBC at the age of 19, Damien worked as a cameraman and trained as a Lighting Director before leaving in 1998 to become a full time photographer.

Now a Fujifilm X Photographer and Fujifilm UK Ambassador, he has travelled the world as a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now a teacher, motivator, writer and columnist.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Accommodation – a private Villa near Volterra and a Hotel in Siena
All breakfasts & lunches throughout the trip
Evening meals at our Volterra Villa (3)
Refreshments, – water (teas and coffee too where available)
Three professional models with shoots on all five days

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights
Car hire & fuel
Travel insurance
Evening meals in Siena (3)
Evening drinks

CANCELLATION POLICY

Should you cancel this tour for any reason, no refund will be available unless your place is resold. If you would like to cancel your place on this event please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

As our costs for each training event remain the same regardless of how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold.  In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you.

We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Please take a look here for our full terms and conditions.

Have any questions? Give us a call:

01275 853204 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT) or email us.

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