Amazing Tuscany

19- 20 -21 MAY 2018   |   TUSCANY, ITALY


Undoubtedly one of the most photogenic area in the world. Rolling hills, curvy little roads, alleys lined with cypresses, beautiful sky, lonely trees - everything just right there around you... 

I have photographed in the area several times and scouted all places we will visit. I know where to be early in the morning, what to photograph during a midday and where we have to be for the sunset. I will take you to the best spots and you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy amazing Tuscany. Knowing owners of great locations granted me access for even better shots.

Small group of max. 7 participants to ensure great experience, so I can dedicate enough space and individual instructions for everybody. You will learn new photography techniques and equipment, you will understand landscape composition and you will see how and why light conditions have such an important role for landscape photography all than in relaxed atmosphere of same-minded photo enthusiasts. Cozy and very conveniently located hotel with easy access to most of the places.

Date: Saturday 19. 5. - Monday 21.5., 2018 (WORKSHOP IS FINISHED!)

Itinerary for our photo trip*:

Saturday 19.5.2018

5.00 Departure Vevey

13.00 Arrival to our hotel and check-in

15.00 Rolling hills and iconic cypresses of San Quirco D'Orcia, sunset and blue hour

21.00 Dinner

22.00 Stars above Tuscany - optional night shooting

Sunday 20.5.2018

5.00 Tuscany sunrise

8.00 Breakfast

9.00 Tuscany everywhere - old farmhouses, curvy roads, more and more cypresses, vineyards

18.00 Little town full of photogenic details and unbelievably windy roads - just ready to photograph car trails

21.30 Late dinner

Monday 21.5.2018

5.00 Sunrise beauty

8.00 Breakfast and checkout

9.00 Endless fields of wheat, flowers and breathtaking landscapes

15.00 Departure

23.00 return to Vevey


* Please, bear in mind, that this is a "vagabond" style photo trip, so we will be catching light, shadows, clouds and agenda can change based on the current weather situation. More detailed agenda will be shared after booking your spot.

Workshop price includes:

  • workshop fee and 100% availability of your experienced instructor all the time

  • two nights in 3* cozy hotel (4.4/5 rating), double occupancy. Single room available upon request

  • 2x breakfasts

  • transfer Vevey <---> Tuscany in 8 seat passenger van (includes gas, highways and tunnel tolls)

  • all transport within Tuscany

Total price: 999 CHF

Gift certificate option available! Payment by bank transfer possible.

Please contact us here to agree details.

Requirements: Basic understanding of your camera, tripod (we have few to borrow, contact us if you need one). This will be a very intensive 3 day photo trip and we will be shooting from early morning till very late night, so as for any landscape photography, be ready for lack of sleep ;) All scouted locations are however accessible with car, perfect spots are always within a reasonable walking distance and physically this trip is not very demanding.

Weather: This is an outdoor photo trip and of course we hope for ideal weather conditions. Timing of the photo trip has been selected to maximize our chances of favorable conditions. However, please be aware that weather can change and cannot be guaranteed. We will be monitoring weather forecast closely and will flexibly reshuffle our agenda to maximize the potential of our trip, but no guarantee can be made for ideal sunrises, sunsets, clouds or blue sky. Nevertheless, landscape photography is also about learning how to take pictures in a different conditions and I will do my best to teach you how to understand weather in photography and how to plan and shoot in inclement weather if it will occur.

Payment and cancellation policy: To book your spot, payment must be made in full.
If your booking will be cancelled by end of February, you will be refunded 900 CHF. After March 1st 2018 we will refund 900 CHF only if we fill your place from the standby list, otherwise no refund is possible. Finding replacement for your spot is encouraged and of course fully accepted.

Minimum 4 participants are required to organize this photo trip. In case of unlikely event of cancellation at our side for any reason, your payment will be refunded in full.

Terms and Conditions : This photo trip is organized by Patrik Banas. Please ensure you take care of all your personal possessions as I cannot accept any liability for them. I will do all my very best to keep you safe, comfortable and happy, however it is strongly recommended to have your own travel insurance, covering your health, photo gears and liability. I will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by participants resulting from any events and actions which are beyond my reasonable control. 

Booking your spot for photo trip serves as placing an order with Patrik Banas and constitutes an acceptance of this Terms and Conditions.

What participants say about this workshop:

“I was lucky enough to be with Patrik on a trip to Italy in May 2017.  There are two principal reasons why I am happy to recommend him as a guide and photography trip leader, and would be happy to go with him on any workshop or journey.  First of all he is blessed with a lovely, calm and thoughtful personality, which is a great benefit when travelling, and where things don’t always go according to plan. I felt safe and secure at all times, and there was a lovely atmosphere around Patrik and his group. It seemed easy to arrange meals, meeting times and places, and journeys on trains and in cars and buses.  Patrik’s good humour was a real asset.  
As for his photography tutoring, he is most concerned to ensure that all the photographers were able to do their very best with whatever equipment they had, and was generous with both his time - explaining things as often as needed - and his kit, lending it around to help others, either to try out or to use for a particular shot. I do hope that I can get to travel with him again.”

Alison Ryde, Oxford, UK


“Patrik, you are so great to be around and be our instructor and so valuable guide! Our workshop just got so much better! Thank you...”

Alan and Betty Hum, Phoenix, AZ, USA

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