Weekend Photography Holiday

from £671 pp


4 days

Max 6 people

What you'll do

Learn the art of photography on this adventurous photography weekend in Orvieto in Umbria that promises not just a photography course but also an Italian cultural immersion as you explore the regions of Umbria, Tuscany and Latium.

Learn the art of photography on this adventurous weekend photography course in Orvieto, a stunning hill top city in the heart of Umbria, famous for its white wines and even whiter gothic cathedral.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, taking a weekend to discover this stunning area of Italy on a photography holiday promises a unique learning experience that will stay with you long after the holiday is over.

Get out and about in a 4×4, explore the delights of Umbria, Latium and Tuscany and capture as many spectacular landscapes, dramatic seascapes, beautiful buildings, lakes and stunning sunsets as you can in a weekend.

Learn photography on this fun weekend course and take home images from this beautiful area that you will be proud to show to others.

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Passionate about photography, British photography tutor Patrick has lived and worked in Italy since 1983 and knows the area intimately. With over 25 years experience working as a professional photographer, Patrick has worked in fashion, portrait and advertising, with his work published in magazines worldwide. Since 2007, he has run his own photo.. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival & Orvieto and environs in Umbria

Arrival Pick Up
– Friday is your arrival day
– You’ll be collected from Orvieto train station in the morning and transferred to your accommodation as your course starts after lunch on Friday afternoon
– Please note that Orvieto station is just 50 minutes from Rome Termini station
– Alternatively you can arrive on Thursday evening and add an extra night or nights to your trip

Orvieto and environs in Umbria
– Your course starts early after lunch with a wander around the beautiful city of Orvieto, the home of your photography tutor and famous the world over. Orvieto like most of the towns in Umbria is an Etruscan city overlaid with Roman, Mediaeval and Renaissance buildings. The mediaeval quarter is so picturesque film crews often shoot here. The city was painted by William Turner who was struck by its site on an outcrop of rock above the Tiber valley and the cathedral is one of the wonders of Italy.
– This evening is free

Your accommodation and meals
– Accommodation is in a 17th century palazzo in the historic centre of Orvieto
– Prices are based on 1 person in an ensuite room
– You will have breakfast daily at the palazzo and lunch will be taken out on location
– You will have 1 restaurant dinner with the group included in the price, other nights are free to do your own thing
– Orvieto is a lively town and a pleasure to stroll in as it is almost completely pedestrianised
– WiFi is available in the B&B but not in all the rooms (it possible to go to Orvieto where cafes have free WiFi)

Lake Bolsena

– Your course starts early after breakfast. You’ll take a trip in the 4×4 to the dramatic Lake Bolsena only 20 minutes away, to capture the stunning scenery around its shores. You’ll focus on shooting the working fishing villages with their boats, nets and gnarled fishermen ideal for experimenting with depth of field, vivid colour composition, movement and portraiture. There are Etruscan tombs overlooking the lake where we practice high definition photography, balancing the gloom within, to the bright Mediterranean light outside.
– Dinner is taken at a lakeside restaurant tonight

Tyrrhenian coastline

– You’ll have the morning in Orvieto to review the results of your photography from yesterday and will work with your tutor as he gives you an overview of how to use Photoshop
– Using a tripod to catch the motion of the waves and take an abstract approach as you photograph bleached white skeleton trees washed up the shore
– Your evening is free

The hill towns of Tuscany

– Today is the last day of your photography course and you’ll check-out of your accommodation after an early breakfast
– After a short drive, you’ll spend a relaxing morning on the shores of Lake Bolsena
– After a picnic lunch on the shore in the early afternoon, your weekend photography holiday finishes and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that you will be taking home new found photography skills and pictures to be proud of

Location Info

Based in Orvieto, at the corner of three regions each with their own history and traditions, Latium (the region of Rome), Umbria and Tuscany, this photography holiday gets you out and about around this stunning region of Italy and promises not only a photography holiday but an Italian cultural immersion.

Accommodation is included in the price and you’ll stay in a beautiful 17th century palazzo in the historic centre of Orvieto which is almost entirely pedestrianised.

– Located in Orvieto at the corner of Latium, Umbria and Tuscany
– Stay in a stunning 17th century palazzo if you book the weekend or week long photography course
– All transport in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
– Price includes a pick-up from Orvieto train station to transfer you to the hotel on arrival
– Courses taught by a professional photographer Patrick with over 25 years experience
– All courses in English

  • 3 nights accommodation in a 17th Century Italian Palazzo
  • 4 day photography holiday course
  • Breakfast and lunch daily (lunch is taken out on location)
  • 1 dinner with the group
  • A map of the area
  • All transport to each photography shoot location in a 4×4
  • An afternoon’s Photoshop training
  • A pick up from Orvieto train station with a transfer to your hotel

Weekend Photography Holiday