Lee Frost Photography
THE LANDSCAPE OF TUSCANY
The vast majority of photographers visiting Tuscany head there during spring and avoid the rest of the year. However, late summer has much to offer too. There are fewer tourists (or photographers!), the landscape is barren and brown, adding a ‘lunar’ feel to images (great for abstracts), and mist-filled valleys are still commonplace, along with vibrant sunrises and sunsets, stormy weather and dramatic skies. Another great bonus for visiting Tuscany in late summer is that the days are shorter than in spring. Sunrise is around 7.00am and sunset around 7.00pm, compared to 5.30am and 8.30pm in May, so we can rise at a more civilised time but still enjoy many hours of photography each day.
From our base just outside the ancient hill town of San Quirico d’Orcia (itself a great place to wander around, camera in hand), we’ll explore in all directions and discover the most beautiful scenes in Tuscany – rolling hills, sculptured cypress trees, winding roads, crumbling farmhouses, magnificent villas (including the villa in the closing scenes of the movie Gladiator), picturesque villages and historic towns and cities such as Pienza and Montepulciano. If times permits we’ll also travel further afield to the amazing hill towns of Pitigliano and Sorano.
I usually recommend that participants of my Tuscany workshops fly to Pisa from London Gatwick with Easyjet. However, you are welcome to fly with another airline from another aiport, providing you are at Pisa airport at a similar time to the recommedned flight, as it's a 3 hour drive from Pisa airport to our hotel. Once a booking has been received I will advise on flights - please don't book until you receive notification from me. Information on photogeaphic equipment, clothing etc will also be emailed to you approx 2 months before the trip.
To get a better idea of the locations and scenery we'll be photographing during the trip, check out my Tuscany portfolio on this website. If you have any queries about the trip, please email me using the Contact page.
At A Glance...
Deposit / Price
£250.00 / £1,895.00
Sharing Discount - £100.00
24th - 30th September, 2021
Accommodation in en-suite room at Hotel Residence Casanova for 6 nights, breakfasts, airport transfers for
suggested flights, transport during the trip, tuition from Lee Frost.
Flights to/from Pisa, all meals not mentioned, insurance, photographic equipment and materials.
Max Group Size