There is no better place in the world than Florence to discover your artist’s side. For over 500 years, the city has continued to inspire artists and craftsmen from around the globe. Its narrow streets will funnel the warm Tuscan sun through your pictures and leave you wondering why you don’t have a second house in the foothills surrounding the city.
During the workshop, we will visit with some of Florence’s most accomplished craftsmen and give you private access to its artistic heritage. Our carefully timed shoots and exclusive access will mean that you will not have to battle with the regular tourist route. We will live like locals, dine like kings, and even if you have been to Florence before, you are bound to walk away with a new perspective on the city.
The Florence Workshop will focus on three areas which are essential to developing an artistic eye:
• How to master environmental and candid portraits
• Finding perfect natural light in any setting and use architecture to stage your backgrounds
• Learn a technique for editing pictures to create natural looking photographs that glow
Here is a sample itinerary from a previous year’s workshop.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Introduction lecture covering environmental portraiture, how to capture craftsmen with a natural style, and common mistakes photographers don’t even know they are making when they shoot
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Craftsman shoot
6:00 am – 9:00 am Morning shoot
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Short break until lunch
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon portrait shoot with legendary Florentine tailor Simone Righi
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Model shoot to refine your portraiture skills
7:00 pm Group dinner at one of my favorite local restaurants
10:00 am – 1:00 pm How to post process images for a natural look
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Final shoot, followed by closing dinner
Workshop enrollment covers all workshop activities, location shooting fees, model fees, intercity transportation, a summary of workshop material/resources, and use of workshop meeting spaces.
Transportation, food, and lodging are at the discretion of the photographer. They are not included in the workshop cost, but if you need help with hotel suggestions please email us.
If this is your first A\Marelli Workshop, you may have some questions or concerns. This is why Adam offers a complimentary 30-minute private call with each first time workshop participant. After you register for the workshop, we’ll get in touch with you to set up your call.
Each workshop requires a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the commencement of the workshop.
After the non-refundable deposit is accepted, if you need to cancel or postpone enrollment in a workshop, you may transfer the deposit to another available workshop anytime within the next calendar year. For example, if you’re enrolled for a 2017 May workshop and are unable to attend, you could apply it any other workshop up to the end of May 2018.
If you have made full payment and need to cancel prior to 90 days before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the second payment amount.
If you need to cancel inside of 90 days from the workshop commencement, there is no refund, but you can transfer the entire amount to a later workshop up to one calendar year from the original workshop start date.