Tuscany 2022






May 26-30, 2022 

MEET AND GREET MAY 25TH at the Lobby of the Hotel La Fortezza

Your reasons for joining Bryan in the Tuscany workshop may be to get inspired from breathing the ‘artistic air’! Tuscany is home to some of the most influential and recognizable art and architecture – art that most of us were exposed to in high school, Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue, and the works of Botticelli, “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera.” Perhaps your reason for enrolling in this workshop is to simply enjoy and photograph the extraordinary Tuscan countryside, with its mountain paths and rolling hills, covered in a sea of green.  From the many vineyards and fields of wheat, painted with numerous pockets of red poppy fields and yellow mustard – Tuscany has so much to offer for photographers. And for sure you are joining this workshop with the intention of sampling the simple yet wonderful cuisine and wine!

Street photography, blue hour photography, astrophotography, landscape photography, sunrise/sunset, macro photography and people photography.  Tuscany offers up a smorgasbord of photographic potential and we will be there during the BEST time of year when everything is blooming, the air is fresh and clear and the tourist season has yet to begin.

With so much to see and do, the difficulty is where to start and that is where Bryan comes in.  

He knows Tuscany very well, so you will not be wasting time looking for photography opportunities.  We will shoot with purpose, every day, beginning in Florence and moving south towards Sienna and Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano, Lucca and of course you can definitely count on shooting the famous cypress trees of San Quirico D’Orcia.

We will begin with a Meet and Greet on May 25 at 7 PM in the lobby of the *Recommended Florence Hotel where we discuss student goals and objectives, and Bryan will provide an overview and rough agenda for the workshop.  We will spend the first day of the workshop, May 26, photographing Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, and then spend a second night in the city of Florence.  The workshop will then “hit the road” the next morning, on May 27, as we begin to move through the countryside in Tuscany.  We will stay for 3 nights on the road, May 27, May 28 and May 29 and the *Recommended Tuscan Countryside Hotels for those night will be provided soon.  We will return to Florence and the workshop will end around sunset on May 30.

*Recommended Florence Hotel – Students are requested to make their own reservations for three nights:

  • The evenings of May 25 and May 26, departing on the morning of May 27. 
  • The evening of May 30.  The workshop concludes around sunset on May 30.  The hotel is 5 minutes from the tram station and 30 minutes from the airport, which will enable students to easily access the airport for return flights home or on to your next destination after the workshop.  

Hotel La Fortezza
Viale Milton 95-50129
Tel: +39 055 4639101

*You can stay at the hotel or lodging of your choice, but the *Recommended Florence Hotel is where we will gather for the Meet and Greet and where we will gather for the photo shoots while we are in Florence.

*Recommended Tuscan Countryside Hotels – Students are requested to make their own reservations for three nights (May 27, May 28 and May 29):

To Be Provided in early 2022.

To sign up for this workshop, click on the link above to make a deposit and secure a place in the workshop. To get additional information or ask to be on the waitlist, send an email to Lisa Phillips at [email protected].