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Location: Italian lake district / Italy
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

Join Tatra Photography in the The Italian Lakes surrounded by the majestic Alps that separate Italy, Switzerland, France & Austria.

During this photography tour of the Italian lake district we will visit Lake Como, Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore & Lake Lugano. This is an area of outstanding beauty to photograph during our 5 days. Hillsides drape down to the lakeshores with red tiled charming villages clinging to the mountainside, lakeshores link together with pretty fishing villages, we will also capture the medieval castles and grand renaissance palazzo, neoclassical villas with sumptuous gardens.

We will have plenty of time with sunrise, sunset and the blue hour to really explore this stunning lake district with our cameras. We will seek out interesting nooks and crannies as well as the better-known and more iconic sites around the lakes. Our aims will be to give you ample opportunity to really capture the history of this amazing region and help you get to grips with urban photography – and what a location in which to learn!

As well as having extended and flexible time in Italy where we will work one-on-one with each guest to hone your Urban photography skills, we will also provide demonstrations of advanced cityscape photography techniques, such as High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) and night photography.

We also encourage participants to bring a selection of their work for a review and critique, our professional tutor will discuss the art of urban photography composition, how to use the camera to create wow-factor images and how to approach photography with the eye of a pro.

The landscape workshops with Tatra Photography are sponsored by Lee Filters and Robert White Camera Suppliers.

Lee Filters have kindly donated a landscape filter set including various grads, ND filters, Little and the BIG 10 Stopper, Lee have also provided a range of holders and rings, all of which will be available to use to participants on the workshops and will be demonstrated by the Tatra photography award winning tutors.

Any customers wanting to purchase their products can then buy from Robert White cameras or direct from Lee filters.

Your tutor for this workshop is Mark Bauer. Mark is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers. He has been a full-time professional since 2003, and his images have been published in books, magazines and calendars around the world. Mark is represented by several leading image libraries, including the fine art library, Trevillion Images and he is regular contributor the UK photographic press, in particular Digital SLR, Digital Photographer, Photography for Beginners and Landscape Photography Magazine.

He is the author of three books, including The Landscape Photography Workshop (with Ross Hoddinott) and is currently working on a fourth. He is a multi-award winner, having had work Highly Commended and Commended in the ‘Take a View’ Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition and Highly Commended in The International Garden Photographer of the Year. In 2011, he was a category winner in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition.

Mark’s work is characterised by dramatic compositions shot in atmospheric light, and he is an experienced tutor who is passionate about helping others to develop their vision.

Accommodation

Hotel Baveno2The Hotel Baveno is located along the shore of the beautiful Lake Maggiore. Each room provided is spacious with en-suite facitites and no single supplement. Whilst it is close to the centre of the small town of Baveno, it offers complete privacy in a colorful floral garden which leads to it’s private sandy beach.

Albergo LennoHotel Albergo is set in an elegant building just off the main road and right on the shore of Lake Como. The hotel offers large spacious en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel has lake-view terraces and a large outdoor swimming pool. There is also a sauna.

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