Under the Light of Tuscany
Imagine being surrounded by vineyards and out-of-the-way scenes from classic Italy. Imagine yourself in a place where patina and Tuscan sunlight join to create the original magic hour . . .
Activity Level - Intermediate
No-interest payment plans available: Please inquire.
Imagine yourself on an enchanting journey, with unique photographic opportunities and guidance from award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian. You'll amaze yourself with the lifelong memories and images you create as you unleash your potential in this intimate group setting. We will work with you closely photographing the people and places that make Tuscany so extraordinary. No matter what your level of photographic skill, you will find something to enrich your experience and take you further on your photographic journey. We will be joined by guide David Walthall who will share his passion for Tuscany with us and help reveal the stories of this ancient land and its people.
Our focus for the workshop and tour will be the fabled Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany, one of the most beautiful places on earth. The scenery and architecture inspired Renaissance painters, and have been the setting for the film The English Patient and, more recently, Under the Tuscan Sun. The Val d'Orcia is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A sampling of what we will explore and photograph: Monte Oliveto Abbey, the Crete Senesi area, La Foce, Siena, the Capella Vitaleta, medieval hillside villages, ancient stone ruins, undulating hills of wheat, seas of yellow sunflowers.
We will stay in Pienza at a quaint four star hotel with a restaurant. Trip and travel insurance is highly recommended.
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Craig Varjabedian, the founder and main instructor at Eloquent Light, is an award-winning photographer who explores the back roads of the American West, making pictures of the land and the people who live on it, telling stories. . . one photograph at a time.
David Walthall is a native of
Mobile, Alabama and has lived, studied, and worked in Italy for the
past 20 years. He has a master's degree in Italian Studies from the
University of Florence. His interests include Tuscan folk music, teaching,
cooking, sustainability, and exploring. He is currently a professor
of English at the University of Siena.