Paolo De Faveri's Italy Fine Art Landscape Photography Workshops

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  Paolo De Faveri Fine Art Landscape Photography Workshops, Tours and Private Tuition


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welcome to Paolo De Faveri's

Italy Photo Workshops

My Photography Tours are a mix of adventure and teaching, always taking place in  wonderful and exciting locations in Italy and France. My workshops are not intended as only formal teaching and instructions, they are more about wandering in some of the best natural environments I know and getting fully immersed in photography.

A "learn by doing" kind of education, as I answer questions and solve problems as they arises, completed by a debriefing in the evening when we will thoroughly review and critique together the work done in the day, and we will analyze in details basic and advanced techniques of image processing.
On average we will spend from 8 to 10 hours a day in the field, every day in a different location, having big fun in chasing the best possible light and scouting the area looking for images that capture the innermost beauty of the amazing world around us.
 

I offer a variety of options.

I lead private one-on-one tuition and small groups workshops for a maximum of three students. Both solutions are fully customizable in terms of period of the year, length and locations to be visited.

In specific periods of the year I also offer traditional group tours especially designed for my friends in North America, but open of course to everyone with an acceptable knowledge of the English language.

 

I am fortunate enough to be living in what I believe is one of the most exciting areas in Italy for landscape and nature photographers: majestic peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes in the Alps; enchanted rural sceneries and medieval towns in the plain; the romantic sights of Lake Maggiore, Orta and Viverone, the amazing Ligurian coast featuring worldwide renowned sites such as Cinque Terre, Portofino and Portovenere...

It is all here at an easy reach, as the farthest location is at no more than two hours driving from my studio.
 

I have been photographing these and many other locations for many years, and now I want to share with you what I learnt from my journey in the field of fine art landscape photography.

Paolo De Faveri's workshops are designed to help take your creativity to a new level. Through a combination of both in-the-field image sessions and class/lecture sessions on many different topics both technical and artistic, I want to get you to start thinking differently as an artist and spark your artistic vision.
 

So drop everything, pack your bags and pick the next flight, I am looking forward to meeting you in person soon!

 

Framing a composition - With Marco in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, April 2013

Shooting in the early morning fog - With Herman at Lake Arpy, Aosta Valley, Western Alps, September 2010

Springtime blossoms - With Luisella in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, April 2013
 


Available Workshops

Venice and the Venetian Lagoon

Private Workshops

The Western Alps  in Piedmont

 Private Workshops

The Rocky Giants in Aosta Valley

 Private Workshops

and Group Tours

and Group Tours

and Group Tours

Langhe hills and countryside in Piedmont

 Private Workshops

Cinque Terre and Italian Riviera in Liguria

 Private Workshops

Valdorcia hills and towns in Tuscany

 Private Workshops

    and Group Tours

Testimonials

words from my friends around the world


It was a quite spontaneous decision to do a three day workshop as I had some spare time in Italy. I have taken photographs all my life and in the last years I did some landscape photography and read some books on that topic. However, in the field many times questions emerged and I felt uncertain how to compose an image, which technique to use and what I want to express with my photographs. Many times I wished I would have had someone at my side to ask questions and consider different views on any aspect of taking photos.

Paolo did that job and he did a great! He lives in a wonderful area close to many attractive places but also knows to extract beautifulness from places which seem quite ordinary. He planned an itinerary for the trips in mind and adapted the final trips according to local weather conditions. He was very instructive on any topic concerning photography and gave me very useful guidance in the field. On the other hand he left much space for me to develop my own skills and visions - always at hand when I was struggling and needed some advice. I am very grateful for the time we spent together and would certainly like to repeat that experience as I go on developing my photography.


I've always been perplexed with landscape photography but at the same time it has always attracted me.
Paolo helped me understand why it is worthwhile to spend long hours photographing trees, falls and mountains.
He taught me very helpful photographic tricks and workflows, gave me composition guidelines, made me visit breathtaking places, but, above all, by sharing his passion, helped me to see and approach nature in a new way.
Paolo is a good teacher and a special person.
I highly recommend Paolo's workshop both for photographic skills improvement and to recover personal relationship with nature.

 

Roberto Vannucchi - Prato (Florence), Italy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92645803@N04/


Dear Paolo,

I would like to share with you my positive feedback on your workshop I attended last summer in Piedmont.
Landscape photography has always been an interest of mine but only after participating your workshop I felt I improved my technical skills. Furthermore, you helped me understanding my personal artistic style which would not succeed in emerging without your professional inspiration.
All the experiments you invited me to do, made me understand all the technical approaches available but you also facilitated my creativity. Your friendly but structured and competent approach and facilitation are very important elements of the success of your 121 workshop. I will certainly join you in another of your workshops soon.

Many thanks and kind regards,
Luisella Moneta, Rome, Italy


I have known Paolo personally since 2009 when we first met in Turin. I was there for a short business trip and then I wanted to do some photographic adventures in the Alps at the border with France. So I asked Paolo if he could come along. Before that, we had exchanged some emails and comments over our pictures using the Nature Photographer website (http://www.naturephotographers.net) where both of us were active at the time. Already through emails Paolo showed a great sense of humour and enthusiasm. When we met in person and started discussing about photography, Paolo showed a deep understanding and knowledge not only of the technique but also of the environment where we were in. It clearly showed up that we were playing in his backyard and we were in the right spot at the right time for the best light!

Although I do not consider myself a beginner, I felt very comfortable with the tips and advices Paolo would share with me. I would greatly recommend Paolo as a tutor in a photo-tour for people of any level in their photography path. Paolo’s enthusiasm and charisma will make any adventures with him memorable.

Giovanni Russello - Auckland, New Zealand

www.grgalleries.com


Hello Paolo,
 
I'm glad I took a one-on-one Landscape Photography workshop with you as I did get the full attention throughout the course as opposed to a group workshop.
Just wanted to say thank you for a superb session as I found it helpful, making the whole process of taking a photograph much more simple and adding a good deal of enthusiasm into the bargain too.

The days we spent together were relaxed but informative and I thought your approach to the whole thing was spot on. You are not only a brilliant photographer and excellent teacher, but a thoroughly nice chap too! With your guidance, I've learned more about my camera and the technicalities of photography than I've learned from reading magazines. You've also helped me with composition and helped me see things in a completely different way.
 If you are considering boosting your existing skills or just want to learn how to compose a better picture, I recommend Paolo wholeheartedly.
 
Cheers
Herman Chow - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
http://www.hermanchow.net

 

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