Join us in Rome for a remarkable learning experience in one of the Europe’s most historic cities.
Get ready for an unforgettable, hands-on, travel photography workshop in one of the most fascinating and photogenic cities in the world; beautiful Rome, Italy. This renown city full of statues, fountains, and piazzas will be your home for six amazing days of learning important camera techniques, photo composition, the latest post-processing techniques and, of course, capturing many iconic images. All this while enjoying wonderful meals, remarkable views, and making new friends.
Day 1 | Hotel Meet-Up
Welcome Meeting at the hotel
Students Will Learn
You will learn a variety of techniques—both in the field and in the classroom—that will allow you to advance both your technical skills and artistic vision. We focus on a number of professional field techniques to help you create dramatic and powerful images.
We’ll also teach you a number of professional “digital darkroom” secrets as well. Our hands-on seminars will teach you the fundamentals of image processing, and allow you to master important techniques.
Sleeping & Eating
Our home base for the workshop is the wonderful Exe International Palace; a modern boutique style hotel (with excellent wi-fi) located in the heart of the historic old city and walking distance to many of Rome's most iconic shooting locations with lots of great shopping and restaurants nearby. The Hotel is also a 10 minute walk from the main train station with access on the Leonardo Express that takes you to the airport or the rest of Italy.
Space very limited to 7 participants
Days & Times: October 2nd - 7th
Host Hotel/Venue: Exe International Palace, Rome (terrific location)
Tuition: Workshop – $4300 (prices are for double occupancy. If you wish a single occupancy, there is an up-charge of $600 also includes 5-nights accommodations and breakfast with either lunch or dinner each day)
Final payment due: Sept. 14, 2020
Workshop fee includes five nights' accommodations at the Exe International Palace, double-occupancy, including four continental breakfasts at the hotel. One lunch or dinner each day, and the rest of your meals are on your own. (If you prefer more privacy, single rooms are available for an up-charge. See the tickets page for details).
Activity Level: Light to Moderate:
Rome is a walking city so we'll be doing a good bit on foot, and our hotel is situated in a great location with lots of shooting opportunities nearby, but we'll also be taking local transport for some of our shoots. Workshop Participants should be in good health; wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and be ready for lots of walking and standing for extended periods of time.
The weather in Rome in October is beautiful — it's not too hot with highs in the low 70s F°, but it can get a little chilly at night getting down as low as 53°, so bring at least a light jacket or coat. As with any outdoor event, the weather is somewhat unpredictable, so be prepared if it rains.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera; a sturdy tripod with ballhead; wireless remote or cable release; a wide-angle lens (24mm or wider); a telephoto lens. You'll need a laptop with either Lightroom or Photoshop (both is better) for the post-processing segments. If you need to rent gear, we recommend http://www.borrowlenses.com
What level of experience is required?
All levels of experience are welcome, but participants should be familiar with their camera and lens and have some experience in either Lightroom or Photoshop.
Are there other expenses will I need to cover?
As mentioned earlier, one lunch or dinner is on your own. There will be a few instances where you'll need to pay a small entrance fee to an exhibit or location. Also, if our shooting location is not within walking distance (as will be the case some days), you'll have to pick up a bus/subway pass. Outside of those minor costs, we don't anticipate any additional costs.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The hotel offers Airport Shuttle to/from for an additional fee. The Roma Termini railway station is a 10-minute walk to the hotel.
What's the refund policy?
If you have to cancel the workshop, a $1,000 deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot: After Sept 10, 2018 refunds will not be available.
What if I have questions that aren't answered here?
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