The flight to Florence?
It’s advisable that we all be on the same flight so we can leave together to Pienza instead of waiting for other participants and wasting time at the airport. I can send details about the flight to Florence on request.
Is it hot in Tuscany?
It’s not particularly hot in May, so be prepared for some cool mornings and evenings and changeable weather. The Val d’Orcia in Tuscany is higher in altitude than a lot of other popular Italian destinations.
What kind of clothing should I bring?
Bring comfortable trousers. A waterproof jacket is essential in case of rain. A sun hat and a pair of shorts is a good idea, and don’t forget your sunglasses.
Walking shoes are perfect for the countryside. Do be aware that during misty mornings, the grass will be wet with dew and it would be wise to have boots that are waterproof to keep your feet dry. In some cases the fields can be a bit muddy too. As we will also visit towns and villages, a pair of sneakers will help keep your feet cool and will make walking easier.
Do I need any insurance?
You are responsible for your own travel and health insurance, please check them before you take part in the photo tour.
Is there a lot of walking on the tour?
No, all the locations we visit are close to main roads. Maximum distance from the car to the photo location is about 200 meters and is mostly on flat terrain.
Is there time to relax?
Of course! There is time in the afternoons for doing the things you want, like reading, working on your images, catching up on some sleep, or just relaxing in the sun and enjoying the Tuscan landscape.
What camera kit should I bring?
A wide angle lens (16-35mm), a medium zoom lens (24-70mm) and a longer zoom lens (70-200mm, or even 100-400mm) would be ideal to cover most compositions. These numbers relate to Full-Frame camera's. A sturdy tripod is also an absolute must. A polarizer and gradient filters can be very useful too.
Do I need a computer?
Although not essential, it is a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with the others in the group. I can assist you with editing if you're using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop.
The flight to Florence?
Yes, i'm interested in the Photo Tour! Please use the CONTACT form and iI will get back to you asap with full details about the Photo Tour.