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Discover Tuscany

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The Gardens of Tuscany
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Textile design New!
Photographic stories New!
Creative writing New!
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New Years Eve 2019-20
Courses at Villa Palagione organized by external associations/teachers

Photographic Stories

On excursions with the German photo artist Ute Döring you will discover the amazing natural landscape of Tuscany and the enchanting historical places of the surroundings. A thematically connected series of photos - diptych, triptych, photo gallery or reportage - will be developed to create your personal photographic story of this area.
After an introduction to the contents and the technical preparation of the photographic excursions, your main focus will be on photography. The mastery of your camera should allow to realize your project creatively and individually.
The results of all participants will be discussed together and the photo series will be compiled. Corrections are made directly on the computer and the series are optimized for the presentation. In this context, an introduction to the possibilities of digital image processing is made (either with Adobe Photoshop CC/CS, Adobe Photoshop Elements or Lightroom).

The course is suitable for all photography enthusiasts. Training material in printed and electronic form is provided.

Participants are required to bring: Camera, batteries, instruction manual. If available: tripod, laptop (if possible with image editing software installed)

Course dates


Rate per person, 1 week (7 nights)

Rate includes:

  • Accommodation in double room for 7 nights
  • Half board (buffet breakfast and 4-course dinner, drinks not included)
  • 20 lesson hours course
  • Free bus transfer from and to Volterra on arrival and departure days for guests travelling with public transport.

Rate does not include:

  • Single room supplement (€ 175 per week)
  • Drinks at dinner
  • Entrance fees to museums, exhibitions etc.
  • City tax 1€ per person/night. City tax is chargeable for a maximum of 3 nights

Course Management Ute Döring,
Photo artist

The course is organized in cooperation with

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