RENEW your PHOTOGRAPHY in TUSCANY

NZ$4,050.00

All prices in NZ$ and include 15% GST for NZ customers.

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Upgrade your skills and understanding with master photographer Tom Ang in glorious Tuscany, Italy

Join us for a five-day renewal: a masterclass with unique teaching from an internationally-renowned photo-educator!

6-10 September 2017

 

Your five-day Intensive Renewal

Renew your creativity and spiritual energy to reach your greatest heights

Refine your technique and direction to master the medium

Relax fully-catered in a lovely resort to be inspired and invigorated

US$ 2999 for unique, life-changing workshop

Why the workshops are for you

  • Rekindle your energies.
  • Renew your creativity.
  • Reinforce your confidence.
  • Refine your skills.

If you’re looking for any one of these, you’ll be in the right place!

We’ll work in the technical, spiritual, artistic and creative realms.

With greater understanding – of photography, of yourself, of the processes of creativity, of cultural forces – you will be able to continue learning and improving by yourself, and long after the workshop.I will take you through a masterclass in photographic creativity. You will gain a repertoire of simple yet powerful methods to refresh and renew your spirit, body and mind. An expert taiji teacher will also teach you easy basics which are amazingly effective at getting your energies moving. Teaching language: English.

Only 12 places! This ensures close personal attention. One-to-one mentoring. Chance for everyone to participate.

Why the workshops

For years now, photographers have asked me to give extended workshops. After years of working on the problem, including conducting little experiments on unsuspecting workshop participants, I gained an important insight. Photographers don’t falter in their artistic progress because they lack photographic skills. What they lack are other, vital skills. Few life skills for sustaining creative energy. An inability to exploit creative intelligence. No power over mind-set to focus intention and motivation.

But I also saw photographers seemingly addicted to workshops. They attend one workshop or photo-tour after another, yet their photography stubbornly refuses to move on. Why is it easy to learn so much, yet so difficult to apply the knowledge?

So, I created this workshop for you. With a truly unique array skills and methods you will embark on a major journey to transform your photography.

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How we refresh

We’ll join together in free-ranging question & answer sessions and guided exercises matched to your experience and skill levels.

But if you need to be alone, feel free to idle by the pool or wander the Tuscan hills. You can always take time out for your own thoughts and contemplation. And you won’t forget the joys of an aperitif at sunset before going off for a fabulous Tuscan supper.

One-to-one sessions  

In addition, we will work together to review your photography. Quietly, intensively, supportively. In groups, and individually, we can ponder each other’s portfolios and pictures together over a spacious few days instead of the usual rushed judgements based on a quick glance.

Best of all, we will arrange for each of you to have one whole hour with me – more if possible. I will spend quality time with each participant one-to-one to give you my full, private attention.You set your agendum … I am at your service

This workshop gives you time for unrushed review of your own work, for learning from others. A time for blue-sky discussions. To dream. For in-depth analyses. To prepare an exhibition. To plan for the future.

Your accommodation

Your accommodation is in beautifully fitted, self-contained apartments in the grounds of the historic Borgo di Colleoli. Each apartment offers one or more bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, lounge area, TV, and free wifi. Nestled on a hill surrounded by olive groves, the Borgo sits in quiet, wooded grounds. It offers an on-site restaurant, a café, and two swimming pools.

Colleoli is within 45 mins drive from Pisa, 60 mins from Florence. We will be glad to help you make arrangements to transfer you from your arrival in Tuscany. The Borgo reception will be pleased to make arrangements to extend your stay in Tuscany.The historic Borgo has been restored in keeping with its period, as a result there is no wheelchair access. Sorry about that.

Your host, mentor

Author of over 30 books on photography, some award-winning and best-seller titles amongst them, I have worked at several of the highest levels of the photographic business for nearly 40 years. An internationally exhibited professional photographer, I’ve served as a magazine editor, picture editor, university lecturer, TV presenter, industry consultant, international project coordinator, and international photo jurist. My fund of knowledge and extensive understanding of photography will be at your disposal in the glorious surroundings of this Tuscan resort.

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5-day Intensive renewal

The advantage of working through 5 full days is that you can build up a tremendous momentum of learning and experience that will last. You also get round to asking the questions that usually pop up only after you’ve departed from a one-day workshop.

6-10 September 2017

Tuesday 5            Arrive at Borgo di Colleoli, settle in. Welcome supper.

Wednesday 6            Workshop in Palazzo

Thursday 7            Workshop in Palazzo

Friday 8            Relaxer: optional half-day trip to San Miniato

Saturday 9            Workshop in Palazzo

Sunday 10            Workshop in Palazzo

Monday 11            10 a.m. check out or stay on by arrangement

See below for the full schedul.

You bring    

•    favourite camera(s), lens(es); other kit e.g. tripod is optional    

•    lots of examples of your own work: as prints or digital files    

•    laptop with power leads, adaptors to Italian two-pin (Type F)     

•    back-up hard drive or similar media    

•    card reader, cables for your memory cards    

•    lots of questions and views

Your 5-day Deep Renewal

Your investment for a transformative journey in photography calls for just your travel to Colleoli in Tuscany plus US$ 2999*.  This fee includes accommodation at full board. It excludes travel to Colleoli, and personal extras while at Colleoli.

(We will give you full details of how to find Colleoli by car, or the Concierge can book transport for you, at cost, from Pisa or Firenze (Florence) airport).

Full board means continental breakfast, delicious 2-course light lunch, gourmet 
3-course dinner with a complimentary glass of wine. Apartments have fully equipped kitchen with kettle etc., ‘fridge.

If you’re coming with a friend and would like to share a 2-bedroom apartment to reduce costs, just let us know! Or if you’re alone but want to share, we’ll see what we can fix up. Write to us for details.

Bring your own favourite tea, coffee, and so on.

Fee for partner not participating in workshops US$ 1500 (on accommodation, full board basis in double room).

* At time of writing that’s about NZ$4350: the figure you pay in the website varies depending on foreign exchange fluctuations.

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

 

all activities optional

Tuesday 5 September  2017

own time        Arrive at Borgo di Colleoli: Check in, settle in, swim in pool, explore grounds, have a drink  …

7.00                 Welcome supper in I Secoli Colleoli restaurant. Introduction from Tom

Wednesday 6        Workshop at Palazzo Colleoli

8.00 am    Taiji and meditation to start the day (optional)

8.45    Breakfast

10.00    Picture-based talk ‘Exposure as expressive gesture’

11.15    Coffee break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

12.00 pm    Advanced technique talk  ‘Selective colour management’

1.00    Lunch

2.00    Group review of images

3.15    Tea break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

4.00    One-to-one sessions

6.00    Break for supper and free time

7.00    Rendez-vous for transport to Palaia

7.30    Supper at Bachiomeo Palaia Restaurant

Thursday 7        Workshop at Palazzo Colleoli

8.00 am    Taiji and meditation to start the day

8.45    Breakfast10.00    ‘Deconstructing the frame’: learning from great images

11.15    Coffee break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

12.00 pm    Talk continued

1.00    Lunch

2.00    Photography Hacks that work

3.15    Tea break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

4.00    One-to-one sessions

6.00    Break for supper and free time

7.30    Supper at I Secoli Colleoli. 

Friday 8            Relaxer: optional trip to San Miniato

Own time    Breakfast

10.30am    To San Miniato: explore lovely hill town, or vineyard or chill out in Colleoli

1.00    Lunch at Cosimo Maria Masini vineyard (for those in Colleoli, at Enoteca)

2.45    Return to Colleoli

3.15    Afternoon free: one-to-one sessions as needed

7.30    Supper at Hunting Lodge Agriturismo Colleoli

Saturday 9        Workshop at Palazzo Colleoli

8.00 am    Taiji and meditation to start the day

8.45    Breakfast

10.00    ‘What composition is really about’ – through to lunch

11.15    Coffee break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

1.00    Lunch

2.00    Talk and discussion subject to be decided by group

3.15    Tea break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

4.00    One-to-one sessions

6.00    Break for supper and free time

7.30    Supper at Al Pachino Ristorante San Gervasio

Sunday 10        Workshop in Palazzo Colleoli

8.00 am    Taiji and meditation to start the day

8.45    Breakfast

10.00    Morning picture-based talk through to lunch ‘How to up your photographic game’

11.15    Coffee break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

1.00    Lunch

2.00    Advanced technique talk  ‘Publish or be punished’

3.15    Tea break, exercise e.g. dip in pool or photography

4.00    Round up    

6.00    Supper at I Secoli Colleoli

Monday 11        10 a.m. check out or stay on by arrangement

 

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