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Photo expedition: Spring Tuscany

9 days (April 5 - 13, 2014, sat-sun)

About the expedition

Tuscany photo

For centuries, Tuscany has been a Mecca and an inspiration for painters; in our time, photographers have joined this respectable group. Every ambitious landscape painter has Tuscan views in his portfolio. Why this region?

The Tuscan countryside is wonderfully photogenic in terms of both forms and colors. The gentle-shaped hills emerging from behind the other take on various shades of green in spring and brown in autumn. The arches of the hills harmonize beautifully with the soaring shapes of the trees, and the mansions and towns on the hills, in the natural colors of the local land, complete the picture. Brown walls, topped with red roofs, and often also picturesque towers, blend in wonderfully with the greenery of the vineyards, dark streaks of cypress trees and the blue Italian sky. Plus the cities there ... if you've ever wondered why the masters of painting used paints with the bizarre names of siena and siena burned - you will find the solution to this puzzle in Siena itself. Nowhere do warm shades on the decorated walls and portals of narrow streets harmonize with each other. In Tuscany there are brick and marble cities, stone cities, dying and flourishing cities. And all moody.

What more do you need? In order for photos to turn out beautifully, you need to know the rules of photography, the ability to use the right techniques in the right situations, knowledge about composition and the use of light. This is what we provide on photo expeditions: one-of-a-kind expeditions in search of beautiful photographs.

Program and implementation

  Day 1 - April 5, 2014 Sat Departure from Krakow at 8:00 PM, from Katowice at 9:30 PM.
P3020892.jpg Day 2 - April 6, 2014, Sun Arrival in Bologna for a short walk (those who wish to travel by plane can join there). Transfer to the accommodation.
P2080654.jpg Day 3 - April 7, 2014, Mon Morning open air with a view of Montelpulciano, return to the hotel for breakfast. On this day, we will be able to see how pecorino is made. We will be photographing the narrow streets of Pienza San Quirico d'Orcia. In the afternoon, open air in the d'Orcia valley. Dinner at the hotel, workshops.
6.45 AM - 8.00 AM sunrise open air with the road in S: 43.026434, 11.76949
10.30 AM -2.00 PM Pienza city
3.00 PM - 5.00 PM Monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore
5.45 PM - 7.30 PM Cypresses. TE cypresses: 43.062566, 11.559493

P3030159.jpg Day 4 - April 8, 2014, Tue Before breakfast, departure for the morning open air. After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Monteriggioni. We will spend the afternoon and evening in San Gimignano, we will also take a walk outside the city. Dinner at the hotel, workshops.
6.45 AM - 7.45 AM sunrise at Montepulciano, here: 43.076017, 11.785544
9.45 AM - 2.30 PM Montepulciano city
3.00 PM - 4.15 PM cheese house
5.15 PM - 7.15 PM road in S near Monticchiello, here: 43.061814, 11.72276

P3030199.jpg Day 5 - April 9, 2014, Wed We start the day with an early breakfast, after which we will go south. We will be photographing in Pitigliano on the rock, then Civita di Bagnoregio - "the city that is dying", and we will spend the evening in Orvieto, where, apart from seeing the famous cathedral, everyone will have the opportunity to dine in a local restaurant of their choice. Return to the hotel for the night.
6.50 AM - 8.30 AM open air near Pienza here: 43.06859, 11.676249
10.00 AM - 1.00 PM Pitigliano
2.00 PM - 5.00 PM Civita di Bagnoregio
5.30 PM - 6.00 PM stop near Orvieto: 42.713611, 12.082874
6.55 PM - and further Orvieto

P2080882.jpg Day 6 - April 10, 2014, Thu After breakfast, departure to Siena for the outdoors. In the afternoon, the picturesque hills of the Crete Senesi await us. Return to the hotel for dinner, workshops.
8.50 AM - 9.05 AM view in the fog on the way here: 42.757046, 11.865844
12.00 AM - 5.00 PM Siena
6.00 PM - 7.10 PM chapel here: 43.073161, 11.624705

P3030465.jpg Day 7 - April 11, 2014, Fri Further open-air locations in the d'Orcia and surrounding area. Return to the hotel for dinner, workshops.
6.50 AM - 8.00 AM outdoor dawn near the chapel here: 43.083969, 11.62959
11.30 AM - 1.30 PM Monteriggioni
2.00 PM - 7.00 PM San Gimignano

P3030494.jpg Day 8 - April 12, 2014, Sat Transfer to Arezzo for an open-air photography, in the evening we set off towards Poland, overnight drive.
Arezzo, Ferrari rally
P3030527.jpg Day 9 - April 13, 2014, Sun Arrival to Poland.
This isn't a Pendolino yet


Number of participants: 20 people + 3 guides

Guides and photo support:

Witek Rajchert Witek Rajchert He once lived as a monk in a Benedictine monastery in Lanuvio, Italy. There he learned Italian and became interested in Christian monasticism and the phenomenon of pilgrimages. He continues his passions from Italy by exploring the routes of European pilgrimage routes that connect the entire continent like a network. His interest in the Far East led him to the eastern martial arts and now he trains Muai Thai and the systema.
Ewa Prus i Piotr Dębek Ewa Prus and Piotr Dębek After studying Roman and German studies, Ewa switched from languages to photography - because one picture is worth a thousand words. Piotr soaked up photography when he was a few years old, assisting his father in the darkroom - he remembers the smell of reagents well to this day and appreciates digital photography even more. For over a decade, since 2002, first in the monthly "CHIP", then "CHIP Foto Video Digital" (which changed into "Digital Foto Video" and later "FOTO PLUS"), they popularize photography with hundreds of guide and workshop articles. They are the authors of several books on photography and a growing number of e-books. Together, they have been running photography workshops since 2010, and photo expeditions since 2011. Their favorite landscapes are the Tuscan hills, Iceland's waterfalls and the shores of Greek islands, and they like the alleys of cities in every part of the world. They write about travel photography not only on the blog www.ewaipiotr.pl

After the trip:

A video from Piotr and Ewa:

Common photo in front of Orvieto:


On the photo, from the left: Katarzyna "Katula", Eugeniusz, Małgorzata, Jacek, Ewa, Bogusława and Kazimierz, Artur, Adam, Anna, Ewa
Bottom row from the left: Jerzy, Jacek, Ewa, Krzysztof, Leszek, Ryszard, Marcin, Mirela, Piotr, Tomasz