Project Description

Italian Lakes / Italy

Location: Italian lake district / Italy
Workshop start: Milan Airport 12:00
Workshop finish: Milan Airport 14:00
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.

2021 Workshops
Cost £1,499.00 per person
Deposit £350.00 per person

7th – 11th April 2021 New Dates

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  • 4 nights accommodation based on single room including breakfast

  • No single supplement

  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by British professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide


  • Flights

  • Lunch & evening meals

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Led by British professional photographer

  • Masterclass in landscape techniques

  • Suitable for digital and film – any format
  • All levels catered for
  • Single/twin or double rooms
  • No Single Supplement

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • Great value for money


The 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.

Hotel 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.

Travel Counsellors

We have teamed up with Travel Counsellors who will be able to assist in any flight travel arrangements you require and make sure you meet up with the tour at the times advised.

Flight options are available from all UK & international airports,  Travel counsellors can also arrange any preferred seating, speedy boarding, luggage upgrade or VIP lounge access.


Your tutor for this workshop is Justin Minns. Justin is a professional landscape photographer, best known for his atmospheric images of East Anglia. His work is all about using the best light and conditions to capture the spirit of a location and he is regularly commissioned to produce these images for the National Trust.

Justin’s photography and articles have been widely published in books and magazines including Amateur Photographer, Outdoor Photography, PhotoPlus, Photo Technique and Practical Photography and he is currently working on his first book, a guide to photographing East Anglia.

His work has also been recognised in several competitions, notably five commendations in Landscape Photographer of the Year with his images having appeared on the cover of the prestigious awards book twice.

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