Tuscany Photography Tours & workshops

Idyllic landscapes and misty sunrises

A 7-day Tuscany photography tour of the Val d'Orcia

Join me for a fabulous Tuscany photography tour in the Val d’Orcia region of Italy. Capture the magical light and misty sunrises that this idyllic region is famous for, along with other lesser known locations. The tour is centred near Pienza in the very heart of the Tuscan landscape, in a farmhouse overlooking Pienza which we will use as our base to photograph the impossible undulating landscape. The very thought of Tuscany creates images of rolling hills, misty mornings and roads punctuated with cypress trees and these will be a feature of many of our Tuscany landscapes.

Tour details

Basic information

Group size

Max 5


7 nights / 8 days


€2895 - €2995

Fitness Level

Low to Medium

Our base

Agriturismo of Castello di Spedaletto

Classic to lesser known landscapes

During May, this UNESCO World Heritage Site bursts into colour with wildflowers filling the countryside and we will endeavour to make the very best of the morning and evening light. I will take you to some of the very best photography locations and also lead you to explore lesser-known spots, so you can capture a wide array of classic imagery, from breathtaking landscapes to lifestyle, close-up and even flower photography.

Cypress trees at sunrise in Tuscany, Italy.
Vineyards near to San Gimignano, Tuscany. The town also is known for the white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.

Picturesque villages

Our stay is based in an agriturismo farmhouse, which is itself in the heart of the Val d’Orcia. Our hosts provide us with a superb breakfast in the morning.

Highlights of our photography tour, other than the endless rolling countryside, will be the hilltop towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia as well as other smaller off the tourist trail gems.

Photography techniques covered during the workshop

  • Exposure and understanding of how to get the best out of the light
  • Composition techniques to create balanced images
  • Lens choice and focal length. Typically people head for the wide-angle in a landscape but up in the mountains telephoto lenses are also heavily used.
  • Panoramic photography. How to best compose the beautiful panoramas that we’ll see during the photography tour
  • Using Adobe Lightroom or Camera Raw to process our images
  • Using luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop
  • Colour correction
  • Stitching panoramic images

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