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Pastel Sunset – Cinque Terre, Italy

I was looking through my images of Cinque Terre and wanted to share this wonderful sunset I took during one of the workshops that I teach every October. I take the groups on a wonderful hiking trail to this vantage point above Vernazza for sunset. I love this soft pastel light when the sky is painted with purples and reds  as the day turns into night. After a day of shooting and hiking in the Cinque Terre I have am always ready for a wonderful meal in one of the small restaurants. This area with the moisture from the Mediterranean is famous for its Pesto which is my favorite but you may prefer the seafood pasta prepared with fresh fish that the locals bring in daily.

Pastel Sunset – Cinque Terre, Italy

Pastel Sunset – Cinque Terre, Italy

To process this image I used Photoshop Elements 11 and the Nik software plug-ins  Vivesa and Color Efex Pro 4.

Dinner in Vernazza

Dinner in Vernazza

Everyone is ready for a great meal in Vernazza after a fun day of capturing images.


2013 Pisa and Lucca in Tuscany and the Cinque Terre Photographic Workshop

Pisa and Lucca in Tuscany,

the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera 

Oct. 17-23 2013

$775 / Limited to 8 Students

Riomaggiore-Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore-Cinque Terre

Pisa famous for its Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli is a great place to spend our first day capturing images.  Pisa has an International airport and is a major train hub which makes it an easy entry and exit location. The Cinque Terre is rich history is the perfect photographic venue with a variety of images that are wonderfully unique. The Cinque Terre is a beautifully rugged stretch of coastline with five tiny villages set like jewels into the Ligurian Coast, we’ll capture it’s charm and beauty. It is one of those places people tend to read about once and then dream about forever. Lucca an ancient Etruscan walled city 20 miles north of Pisa is a great place to spend our first day capturing images

We will photograph sunrise and sunset in these wonderful cities. Our field time will be spent on composition and proper use of light. We will spend some time processing images using Photoshop and Nik Software to help you with your processing skills. There is a training video at my website that you will be able to reference when you are processing images at home. Our goal is to teach you how to capture beautiful images and explore how to create the images that continue to inspire.

• Learn tips and tricks used by the professionals to create impressive photographs.
• Discover new viewpoints, interesting details which might be overlooked, see the
world photographically.
• Learn to sense the direction of light and how to capture the magic moment.
• Improve your photographic technique.
• Learn your camera and how to get the most out of it.
• Have fun!

Brief Itinerary:

Day One: 4pm get together in Pisa, Italy to go over equipment and if time allows Photograph at sunset.
Day Two: Photograph at sunrise in Pisa then relax over breakfast before heading to the Cinque Terre for afternoon and sunset images.
Day Two– Five: Photograph at sunrise and sunset in the Cinque Terre, Italy and when the light is right.
Day Five: Photograph at sunrise in the Cinque Terre, Italy then relax over breakfast before heading to Lucca for afternoon and sunset images.
Day six: Photograph Sunrise in Lucca and go over final thoughts over breakfast before saying goodbye.


Venice, Cinque Terre and Pisa Oct. 18-24 2012

      Venice, Cinque Terre andPisa 

                 Oct. 18-24 2012

                 $750.00, Limited to 8 Students

Gondola waiting to go our for Sunset Tour

Romance Awaits-Venice

The colorful palette of Venice, The Cinque Terre and Pisa with there rich history is the perfect photographic venue. In Venice the Piazza San Marco and the Canals offer a variety of images that are wonderfully unique. The Cinque Terre a beautifully rugged stretch of coastline with five tiny villages set like jewels into the Ligurian Coast, we’ll capture it’s charm and beauty. It is one of those places people tend to read about once and then dream about forever. Pisa famous for its Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli is a great place to spend our last day capturing images. Pisa is a wonderful hub where you can catch a train for Florence or Rome, or a flights home. We will photograph sunrise and sunset in these wonderful cities. Our field time will be spent on composition and proper use of light. We will spend some time processing images using Photoshop and Nik Software to help you with your processing skills. There is a training video at my website that you will be able to reference when you are processing images at home. Our goal is to teach you how to capture beautiful images and explore how to create the images that continue to inspire.

Brief Itinerary

Day One: 5pm get together in Venice to go over equipment and if time allows Photograph at sunset.
Day Two: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right.
Day Three: Photograph at Sun rise in Venice have breakfast and Travel to Cinque Terre for afternoon and evening images.
Day Four and Five: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right.
Day Six: Photograph at sunrise have breakfast and Travel to Pisa for afternoon and evening images. .
Day Seven: Photograph Sunrise and go over final thoughts over breakfast before saying goodbye.

• Learn tips and tricks used by the professionals to create impressive photographs.
• Discover new viewpoints, interesting details which might be overlooked, see the
world photographically.
• Learn to sense the direction of light and how to capture the magic moment.
• Improve your photographic technique.
• Learn your camera and how to get the most out of it.
• Have fun!

Workshop Information

In these workshops we will capture landscape images that excite and move, images that trace where the mind has been and form a unique vision that will last a lifetime. These workshops are about applying new skills learned daily and sharing our collective knowledge to take that next step in a supportive environment. We hold a deep passion for the places we travel to, and will help you explore how to create the images that continue to inspire. What takes time to create, time respects, good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best images lie just beyond our greatest failures. We believe through photography and an open mind the best is yet to come.

Paul James is a published, award winning photographer from Southeastern Michigan who offers the best in personalized photographic instruction on every level; whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned veteran. Paul takes great pride in his work, and this translates to some great teaching techniques. He has vast experience in both the artistic and technical aspects of photography; he is adept in Digital, Medium and Large format Cameras, which includes a large range of camera brands and models. He welcomes photographers of all formats and skill levels; however, this class will be geared for the digital photographer.

The October – November 2011 Florence Tuscan and Roma photographic workshops trips were a great success. Each groups came home with some wonderful images and some wonderful memories. I have been posting some of the new images on the website and hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them. Many thanks to my two wonderful friends Steve and Grazia who helped make the Rome workshop very special. For anyone traveling to Roma for a holiday, taking one of their personalized day tours is a must.


Cinque Terre and Roma Photographic Workshop Tour Oct 2011

       Cinque Terre and Roma   Oct 30-Nov 4 2011
       $750.00, Limited to 8 Students 

St Peters Throne-Vatican City Rome
St Peters Throne – Rome Italy

Airfare and Hotel not included in workshop  price. Approximate cost, base on double occupancy, starting at $1,800.Contact us for Hotel & Airfare info If you love photography, the romance of Italy, this is the trip for you. You’ll be inspired by the rich history, the colorful palette of the Cinque Terre and Roma! Be uplifted by the company of photographers who share your passion in photography. In this workshop we will capture landscape images that excite and move, images that trace where the mind has been and form a unique vision that will last a lifetime. This workshop is about applying new skills learned daily and sharing our collective knowledge to take that next step in a supportive environment. We hold a deep passion for the places we travel to, and will help you   explore how to create the images that continue to inspire. What takes time to create,time respects, and good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best images lie just beyond our greatest failures. We believe through photography and an open mind the best is yet to come.

Vernazza Cinque Terre Italy

Sunrise Cinque Terre Italy

Paul James is a published, awardwinning photographer from Southeastern Michigan who offers the best in personalized photographic instruction on every level; whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned veteran. Paul takes great pride in his work, and this translates to some great teaching techniques. He has vast experience in both the artistic and technical aspects of photography; he is adept in Digital, Medium and Large format Cameras, which includes a large range of camera brands and models. He welcomes photographers of all formats and skill levels; however, this class will be geared for the digital photographer.

 
• Learn tips and tricks used by the professionals to create impressive photographs. 
• Discover new viewpoints, interesting details which might be overlooked, see the world photographically.
• Learn to sense the direction of light and how to capture the magic moment. 
• Improve your photographic technique. 
• Learn your camera and how to get the most out of it. 
• Have fun!

  BRIEF ITINERARY: 
Day One-Arrive Cinque Terre were we can go over equipment and   Photograph at sunset.
Day Two–Three: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right. Enjoy the seaside villages, hike and shop throughout the day..
Day Four–Travel to Roma by Train from Cinque Terre and photograph an evening shot. 
Day Five-Six: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right.
Enjoy Museums and beauty of Historic Roma
 
The October 2010 Roma and the Cinque Terre photographic workshops trips were a great success. Both groups came home with some wonderful images and some wonderful memories. I will soon be posting some of the new images on the website and hope that you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed taking them. Many thanks to my two wonderful friends Steve and Grazia who helped make the Rome workshop very special. For anyone traveling to Roma for a holiday, taking one of their personalized day tours is a must.


Tuscany and Cinque Terre Photographic Workshop Tour Oct 2011

Tuscanyand Cinque Terre     Oct 24-29 2011

$750.00, Limited to 8 Students

Airfare and Hotel not included in workshop price.Approximate  on double occupancy, starting at $1,800. Contact us for Hotel & Airfare info. If you love photography, the romance of Italy, this is the trip for you. You’ll be inspired bythe rich history, the colorful paletteof  Firenze and Tuscany! Be uplifted by the company of photographerswho share your passion in photography. In this workshop we willcapture landscape images that excite and move, images that tracewhere the mind has been and form a unique vision that will last alifetime. This workshop is about applying new skills learned daily and sharing our collective knowledge to take that nextstep in a supportive environment. We hold a deep passion for theplaces we travel to, and will help you explore how to create the imagesthat continue to inspire. What takes time to create, time respects, and good images don’t just happen. Most often, our best images lie justbeyond our greatest failures. We believe through photography and an open mind the best is yet to come.

Manarola-Cinque Terre

Sunset on the Mediterranean

Paul James is a published, award winning photographer from Sortheastern Michigan who offers the best in personalized photographic instruction on every level; whether you’re just beginning or a seasoned veteran. Paul takes great pride in his work, and this translates to some great teaching techniques. He has vast experience in both the artistic and technical aspects of photography; he is adept  in Digital, Medium and Large format Cameras, which includes a large range of camera brands and models. He welcomes photographers of all skill levels and formats; however, this class will be geared for the digital photographer.

• Learn tips and tricks used by the professionals to create impressive  photographs. 
• Discover new viewpoints, interesting details which might be overlooked, see the world photographically.
• Learn to sense the direction of light and how to capture the magic moment. 
• Improve your photographic technique. 
• Learn your camera and how to get the most out of it. 
• Have fun!

BRIEF ITINERARY: 

Day One-Arrive Firenze where you will travel by car to a Tuscan Village south of Firenze were we will go over equipment and Photograph at sunset.
Day Two–Three: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right.Enjoy small villages South of Firenze and shop durring the daytime.
Day Four–Travel to the Cinque Terre by Train from Firenze and capture a sunset along the Italian Riviara. 
Day Five-Six: Photograph at sunrise and sunset and when the light is right. Enjoy the seaside villages, hike and shop throughout the day.


Alley Cat Vernazza

This image was photographed during the Vernazza 2009 Photographic Workshop. During the early morning and late afternoons we will explore some of the small alleys in the Villages of the Cinque Terre. Nik Software Viveza® 2 was used to process this image.

Alley Cat, Vernazza


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