The Umbria Photo Workshop
with Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman
October 12-18, 2013
© Judith Goodman © Frank Van Riper
Join internationally acclaimed husband and wife photographers Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman for weeklong photographic workshops under glorious Fall skies in one of Italy’s most beautiful regions. Note: Workshops are limited to only six participants and include lodging at the spacious and inviting Villa Fattoria del Gelso in Cannara.
Frank and Judy, authors of the award-winning book Serenissima: Venice in Winter, will share their image-making techniques with a small group during a simpatico, low-key week covering everything from landscape photography in the verdant hills of Umbria, to nighttime photography using available and artificial light, to location portraiture in Umbria's closely held olive fields and vineyards.
Small class size assures individual critique and instruction.
Participants will travel by guided excursion to several of Umbria’s storied hill towns, including Montefalco, Bevagna and Assisi, and receive individual attention during daily critiques.
Package includes six nights in the fully restored 17th century villa Fattoria Del Gelso in Cannara, located on a 40-hectare working farm literally walking distance from colorful shops and restaurants and centrally located in the shadow of Assisi.
This is a trip designed for relaxed learning and sightseeing via foot, bicycle and van, taught by two experienced location photographers whose work has been exhibited in and acquired by major museums in the United States. Frank and Judy are molto simpatico teachers who will turn your photographic vacation into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Fee includes villa accommodations, all breakfasts, daily wine and antipasto Happy Hour, welcome and farewell dinner, pizza night, transportation by private van. No entrance requirements beyond a love of photography, good food and fine wine.
For a review of Frank and Judy's inaugural 2010 photo workshop, click here.
October 12-18, 2013
Price per person: €2000 (convert to dollars)
Limited to 6 participants
- Six nights in the private villa Fattoria del Gelso
- welcome and farewell dinner
- all breakfasts
- vineyard tour and private lunch
- daily happy hour
- individual critique and instruction
- private guided walking tours
- pizza-making party at the villa
- ground transportation throughout your stay
Package is for six nights for two persons, double-occupancy room.
Pricing: Price quoted is per person, double-occupancy sharing a double bedroom. A single room supplement of €400 will be charged to guests not wishing to share a room. Packages are land packages only. Air travel is not included. Transfers to and from La Fattoria del Gelso are not included but can be arranged for an additional fee.
Accommodations: Accommodations are included in the package price. Guests will stay at the Villa Fattoria del Gelso, a private villa outside the village of Cannara in the Umbrian countryside. Group is limited to a maximum of 6 guests. For more information, including a photo tour of the villa, please visit the Experience Umbria website: www.experienceumbria.com Inquiries about the villa can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography instruction: Workshop participants will receive daily individual critiques of their photography, as well as hands-on instruction about composition, lighting and getting the most out of their cameras. Students are strongly urged to use digital cameras with provision for all-manual operation, in addition to the more familiar automatic modes (Program, Shutter and Aperture-priority, etc.)
Meals: Meals include a welcome and farewell dinner, as well as daily continental breakfast served at La Fattoria del Gelso. The package also includes a pizza-making dinner party at the villa and a private vineyard tour and lunch. The villa also will provide a daily Happy Hour that will include local wines, meats and cheeses.
Transportation: All ground transportation to and from events and excursion is included and will be provided by private coach. Free parking is available at the Villa, and you are welcome to provide your own transportation. Call us if you would like to arrange a rental car for your stay that can be picked up locally.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due August 1, 2013 for the Fall tour.
The Teachers: Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman are award-winning commercial , documentary and fine art photographers based in Washington, DC. For further information please see their websites: www.veniceinwinter.com and www.GVRphoto.com
To reserve your spot, call Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman at (202) 362-8103 or via e-mail: GVR@GVRphoto.com