Castello di Potentino
Photographic Workshop with Alfredo Falvo
Starts on: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Ends on: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Price: Starting from - based on available rooms and number of guests, fill out the form for total price.
Join photojournalist Alfredo Falvo for a 5-night workshop discovering Tuscany through the lens of a camera. Study the stunning Autumn light that fascinates us everyday as you travel around the Amiata, from mediaeval hilltop cities such as Pitigliano to renaissance jewels of Pienza, using the camera to capture spontaneous photographs in the street and taking in every detail of the beautiful countryside of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Val d'Orcia. Learn how to use your camera to get the best shots and how to edit them like a professional.
Alfredo Falvo has been working as a photojournalist since 2001 and in 2006 started collaborating with Contrasto photo agency. He has worked with UNICEF Italy and travelled with them to Africa, working on projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Benin. Alfredo’s stories have been published in The Australian Photojournalist, Vanity Fair, El Pays Semanal, Sport Week and many other magazines and have been included in photography festivals such as ‘Fotonoviembre’ Biennial of Photography, Tenerife, and ‘Visa pour l’Image’, Perpignan, France. In 2006 his book, Lost Angels, won the first prize in the book category at the International Photography Award. Now he is back in Tuscany and in addition to working on assignment with Contrasto he runs photography workshops.
Alfredo’s work as a photojournalist can be seen on his personal website www.alfredofalvo.com
Alfredo’s work in Tuscany can be seen at www.tuscanyphotographyday.com
- Full board and lodging at the castle for five nights
- Daily excursion in and around the castle including to Sovana and Bagno Vignoni
Prices do not included:
- Transfers to and from Potentino (please contact Alexander if you would like us to help organise these)
If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org who will happily help with any questions you have.
18:00 Welcome aperitivo, Wine tasting with Charlotte Horton, Castello di Potentino’s winemaker and owner followed by a simple meal in the castle’s dining room.
8 am Breakfast
9 am Course begins Photographic Theory- introduction to the use of a camera and shooting techniques
12:30 Lunch at Potentino
2pm Departure to Santa Fiora for Shooting
8pm Return to Potentino
8:30pm Dinner in the dining room
5:30 am departure to Gallina for landscape photography
6:10 am Arrival Gallina
7:30 am Gravel road shoot- Vitaleta
9 am Breakfast in Pienza followed by street photography in the renaissance town
11am Depart for Monticchiello
11:30am Discover the medieval village of Montichiello and more street photography
1pm Return to Potentino
1:40pm Lunch at Potentino
4pm Review of the photos taken and retouching session.
5:30 Depart Potentino for Belvedere
6:10am Arrival and Landscape photography
8am Return to Potentino
8:40am Arrival at Potentino- rest and Breakfast
11:30am Departure for Sovana
12:50pm Arrive Sovana and Lunch
2:30pm Visit to the Etruscan city of the dead and the vie cave of Poggio Prisca and San Sebastiano
4:30pm Departure for the Hot Springs at Saturnia (Le cascate del Mulino
6pm Departure to Sorano and Pitigliano for distance photos
8pm Photos of Pitigliano in the blue hour
8:20pm Depart for Potentino
9:30pm Arrive Potentino for late dinner
9 am Breakfast
11am Departure for Bagno Vignoni
11:30am Bagno Vignoni- Street Photography
1pm Lunch at the Bottega del Cacio in Bagno Vignoni
2pm To Vignoni Alto
2:10pm Arrive Vignoni Alto
3pm To the Circle of Cypresses
5pm Departure to the Strada del Gladiatore (Pieve di Corsignano)
5:30pm Pieve to Corsignano
7pm to the Strada di Vitaleta
7:20pm Strada di Vitaleta
8:20pm To Potentino
9pm Dinner Potentino
Breakfast and depart during the course of the morning.