The Tuscan landscape is a magical place to be. As someone who is visually driven I love to live as much of my life looking at beautiful things. As a photographer I capture what I see and I go out of my way to ensure I’m standing in front of gorgeous places, objects and people. It is with this philosophy in mind that I found myself at a luxury villa in Tuscany with Mischkah Scott and Amber Tutton. Here are 50 shots of Mischkah that I took over the 12 days we spent in Tuscany back in September. (Amber’s set are here).
01. Our villa is set on a hill overlooking beautiful olive groves and agricultural land. Bottom right is a behind the scenes of a couple of my workshop attendees photographing Amber in the evening light. Middle right was our first urbex location. A large abandoned house called La Rocca.
02. Villa le Capanne made a perfect home for us. We booked the whole place exclusively so we had free run to shoot and relax as we wished.
The following 50 shots of Mischkah were taken on a Fujifilm X-T2 with 16mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm and 90mm prime lenses. All the processing is in the Pro Neg S colour space in Lightroom. I selected colour versions for all these shots and I chose monochrome for all of Amber’s shots in her post here on Prophotonut. However both sets or pictures have been processed in both colour and monochrome. Enjoy. NSFW beyond this point.
04. The sunflowers had peaked as we were well into September when we were in Tuscany.
05. The olive groves proved great shoot locations for the workshops.
07. The light and tones in the basement of La Rocca were splendid. I can see where the Italian artists got their inspiration.
09. I had a very dusty lens and I love the flare it gave me for this shot.
10. The cattle sheds at La Rocca were wonderful spaces to shoot in.
11. We ventured out to abandoned farm buildings in the neighbouring countryside. It was great being undercover and sheltered because we had rain on most days. The tracks to these places were rough and I’m glad we had hire cars.
13. The glow effect comes from a dusty front element being lit by a small window just out of shot to the right of frame.
16. Back in the villa.
17. I took these on a 1:1 session with a client from New York. We shot on the streets of Pisa in the afternoon sunlight.
18. Pisa is an often overlooked city of wonder. It has far more to offer than the leaning tower.
19. Mischkah’s cool Italian look.
23. A bit of boudoir back at the Villa.
Throughout this set of shots I used natural light supplemented with a Lupo 1000 spotlight. It’s a wonderful combination and one that is defining my style more and more. If you would like to join me on a visually delightful adventure be sure to visit my workshop and adventure website to see what’s booking now. If you like this style of photography and you want the inspiration and know how to create it yourself you need this book.
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