DSLR or other Interchangeable Lens Camera (Mirrorless)
Kevin McNeal is a Washington State photographer focusing on grand colorful landscapes that reflect the most unique places on earth. Capturing moments of magic light and transferring this to print, images behold a combination of perseverance, patience, and dedication to capture the images in ways unseen before. The stories of how these images are rendered come across in the feelings the images convey. Traveling all over North America with his wife by his side, shooting diverse landscapes and finding remote places to bring the message to the public that this Earth is worth saving.
Kevin's award-winning images can be seen in galleries and showings across the United States. Kevin was recently selected to the Art Wolfe Art Gallery for the Environmental Photography Invitational. Additionally, Kevin was the grand winner of the Landscape category for the Natures Best Magazine and was selected for the Smithsonian National Museum of History in Washington D.C..
Max Foster is a Minnesota based landscape photographer with a passion for outdoor adventure. Traveling extensively throughout the US and abroad, Max focuses on capturing unique images that convey the beauty and grandeur of our planet. He believes photography is a journey that encompasses planning, patience, adventure and most importantly, fun! As someone who enjoys continually learning, Max utilizes the latest tools in the field and in post-processing to create his images. His work has been featured in several publications, such as Outdoor Photographer, Digital SLR Photography, Practical Photography and Really Right Stuff’s “Light & Shadow.”
Max enjoys working with photographers of all skill levels, from beginner to professional. While chasing the light is a focus of our workshops, Max will show you how to create compelling images in any light and weather conditions. With over a decade of leadership experience as CFO of a manufacturing company, Max has enthusiasm to teach, lead and work with groups. His goal is to help clients capture images they will be proud of and to create lasting memories along the way.
Our tour will begin in the Renaissance capitol of the world, Florence. We will pick you up at noon and drive directly to our home base for the tour, a former monastery near Pienza.
Each day we will drive to our shooting locations in a passenger bus for maximum comfort and efficiency.
We will be up before dawn every day (coffee supplied!), getting into prime shooting position long before sunrise. After shooting twilight and the first sun rays of the day, we will head back to the monastery for breakfast and a short rest.
In the afternoons we will tour several villages, learning from local guides and photographing quaint scenes.
In evenings, we start shooting as the sun casts the last light on the rolling hills. After a long day, we will feast at the monastery or at a local restaurant.
Our rendezvous point at the beginning of the tour is the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station at 12 noon on May 3rd, 2020. We suggest that you arrive in Florence at least one day prior to this to ensure there are no delays.
Once we pick you up, all transportation during the tour is managed by us. We have a passenger van and support vehicle for the entirety of the tour.
At the end of the tour, we will drop everyone off at the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station at 12 noon on May 8th, 2020.
Weather worn castles and farmhouses.
400+ year old farmhouses are seen in all corners of Tuscany.
When the stars are out, we can create incredible night time shots.
Tuscany has endless cypress trees, with many lining drives and back roads.
Spring in Tuscany is full of color! New wild flowers abound.
This is the perfect time of year to catch fog filled valleys.
DSLR or other Interchangeable Lens Camera (Mirrorless)
A tall sturdy tripod for low-light photography.
As many as you feel comfortable carrying. We will have potential for wide, mid and telephoto lenses.
Polarizing and neutral density filters recommended!
Bring a laptop if you'd like to backup photos and take notes during processing sessions.
You are welcome to bring a drone!
This workshop is designed to be rewarding for all skill levels. Whether you are just learning the basics of your DSLR, or want to refine your advanced techniques we are comfortable working with all levels.
We will be actively walking on this tour. After arriving at locations we will walk around fields, dirt roads, hill towns and on cobblestones. Participants should be in active walking condition, able to be on their feet for several hours each day.
Temperatures in May are mild in Tuscany. Expect lows in the 50's and highs in the 60-70's.
We will be walking several hours each day on uneven terrain. Comfortable shoes are a must-have item. Please make sure you have worn-in the shoes prior to the trip to prevent blisters while on tour.
Rain can be a factor at any time, so a light set of rain gear is recommended.
We will be starting out in the morning when temps can be chilly. We recommend layers so you can be prepared for temperature changes. A good fleece, light down puffy coat and light gloves are all great options.
We will be eating as a group in restaurants and at the monastery. We recommend clothing suitable for dinners, yet casual.
The total cost is $3,350, and includes lodging, meals and transportation.
An initial deposit of $750 will reserve your spot for the trip in May 2020. The remaining balance will be collected by the end of January 2020.
If you cancel your reservation before January 31, 2020, we will refund 95% of your initial deposit.
On or after February 1st, 2020, any cancellation will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. After March 15, 2020, we cannot offer a refund unless we fill your spot on the tour.
To hold your spot on the tour, a $750.00 deposit is required. Please click the button to complete the payment.