Elisa Paloschi - Tuscany Photo tour

with Elisa Paloschi
Sept. 21th - 30th 2013
Six Photographers- 9 nights 9 days
Price TBA

Picture yourself immersed in the beauty of Tuscany where the late September light yellows and softens and the deep purple and brilliant green grapes burst with life. This amazing place, both of land and people is rich in artistic history. Home to some of world’s most influential people of arts and culture such as Dante, Michelangelo and Leonard da Vinci, it is said to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Bestowed with quaint medieval hilltop hamlets peeking out of the fog in the early mornings, magnificent pastoral landscapes, endless rows of grape vines, and cypress lined winding country roads, this central Italian state is a photographers paradise.

September is a special time in Tuscany as it celebrates it’s most important harvest, the grape. Steeped in culture and excitement, La Vendemia period is alive with colourful festivals which celebrate the rhythm of the seasons. Through a variety of field trips we will explore the diversity of central Tuscany. From seemingly forgotten small villages, to cypress lain hill tops, to sprawling rolling landscapes, to wide open vistas with medieval castles perched above the fog. .

Tour Focus
The tour experience provides the opportunity to live and breath photography, the space to become completely immersed in your work and the freedom to play and experiment. Time spent as a group can be both a visual and an emotional journey and is conducive to exchanging ideas, sharing enthusiasms and refreshing creative energies.

The tour itinerary has been designed specifically for serious photographers; to ensure that our time is spent in the most photogenic areas. Each region and specific place has been carefully chosen in order to explore the great photographic vastness and diversity of the central Tuscan culture, history, landscape and people.

This tour is for anyone passionate about photography, from novice to experienced amateur or professional who wants to expand their vision while discovering Tuscany’s social, cultural and geographical history through photography. IN

Elisa Paloschi is a Toronto based filmmaker and photographer who spends most of her time traveling far from the city, including a 10 year stint in Italy.  While living in Palermo, Elisa explored Sicily extensively and continues to do so with yearly visits to the place that feels more like home than anywhere else she knows.  She is fluent in Italian, has a deep understanding of the nuances of the southern culture and dialects and in particular knows when yes means no and that a green light does not always give you right of way.  Elisa has designed and led photography and culinary tours to Italy since 2005.

Sonia Ter Hovanessian, originally from the U.K. came to Italy ten years ago and has made a home for herself in this intriguing and beautiful country. To keep herself out of trouble she divides her time between playing, teaching music & photography as well as designing and guiding biking tours and photographic tours in Europe. These include: Street Photography in London for Italians, and Tours around Italy. www.soniaterhovanessian.com

While the tour must have a definite outline and format, a flexible itinerary may be adapted as required to accommodate for the unexpected opportunities, and the serendipitous twists, which often transpire during tours. Ultimately the emphasis throughout is on seeing, and the priority is to ensure good creative photography, providing an ample amount of time each day so participants will have the opportunity to explore without being rushed.

Cost is based on six participants and includes pickup from Florence city, surface travel while in Tuscany, 9 nights accommodation based on double occupancy (we assign a roommate when possible if travelling alone), 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner.

Not Included
Flights to Florence, airport tansfers, anything else that isn't mentioned here.

Contact Elisa for bookings or more information.
Please note that some of the tour destinations may change.