Once a year I venture into the heart of Tuscany to lead a group of photographers on a creative workshop stimulated by fine cuisine, company and wine. The 2019 trip is booking now. We reside in our exclusive luxury villa and venture out by day to abandoned farmhouses, local beauty spots and secluded locations that I have discovered over the years. I scheduled in a photoshoot in Volterra too. It’s a wonderful medieval hilltop town and just 20 minutes drive from our villa. Here are 85 photographs that I took of Terez Kocova over the three day workshop and a further two days of recces that preceded it. The shots below are definitely NSFW.
All these shots were taken using my Fujifilm GFX50s camera with either the GF 32-64mm f/4 zoom lens or the GF 110mm f/2 prime lens. I used a tripod for everything except the shots taken in town.
All the abandoned locations were lit with ambient light with occasional help from a dual colour Lupo Superpanel powered by V mount battery. Working with continuous light ensured that we could all shoot together as a group. Moving around to capture the scene from different angles.
My clients had various cameras; Nikon D850, Hasselblad H6D, Fujifilm GFX50s, Sony A7II, Canon 5D mk4 and Fujifilm XH1 (from memory). When shooting like this using continuous light on location it’s not about the camera. Even a smartphone would do a good job. It about seeing the light and creating it as required. Having said that, it’s always a pleasure to shoot with good kit.
I shot with Terez for the first time in Prague at the beginning of the year. Our pictures from Prague are here.
That it for this instalment. Next up I will share my portraits of my friend Michaela on the streets of Siena.
Join me next year for an adventure in paradise. The memories of the Tuscan colours, flavours, sounds and sights will stay with you forever. All the information for my 2019 workshop in Tuscany is here. Leave us a message here if you want us to provisionally hold you a place on next years trip.