amalfi coast and naples photography workshop
11 May - 18 May 2019
$3250 single supplement $ 600 Deposit $1000
The Amalfi Coast offers a sun-drenched Mediterranean escape, and a photographer’s paradise. Long considered Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline with its pastel-hued villages, the coast is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. We’ve chosen Ravello as our headquarters, certainly one of the most romantic and beautiful small towns in southern Italy. Perched 1000 feet above the azure coast,  Ravello is blessed with lush gardens, quiet lanes and commanding views. We’ll stop into the once powerful maritime center of Amalfi and the popular town of Positano, however, the real photographic gems, in our opinion, are the quieter small villages of Atrani, Furore, and Praiano, and climbing up to the overlooks in the evening hours. The sunny Island of Capri also tempts us for a midweek visit, and we’ll round out the trip with a visit to Pompeii for a dose of Roman history. If you consider Naples as an unruly port city compared to other famous destinations like Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast you are making a mistake. Naples is Italy's third largest city and one of its oldest, most artistic and most delicious. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its museums boast some of Europe's finest archaeology and art, and its collection of royal palaces and castles make Rome look positively provincial. Naples is also one of Italy's culinary heavyweights, serving up the country's best pizza, pasta and coffee, and many of its most-delicious seafood dishes, street snacks and sweet treats. Certainly, Naples can feel anarchic, tattered and unloved. But look beyond the grime and graffiti, take out your camera, and you'll discover a city filled with interesting neighborhoods, breathtaking frescoes, sculptures and panoramas of bewitching street life, of spontaneous conversations and profound humanity. Welcome to Italy's most unlikely masterpiece.
Landscape photography. Professional photographer , guide. Photo walks & discussions. Small group size (4-7 guests). Fine hotel accommodations, breakfasts and 2 dinners. Local transport.
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Day 1  Historic Naples
We meet Sunday morning in Naples at our 4-star beautiful hotel, situated in the historic city centre. Naples was founded in between 7th and 6th century B.C. by the Greeks, the port was named Neapolis, which means “New City”. The historic center of Naples is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. It has one of the biggest historical city centers in the world, and its pride are the 448 historical and monumental churches, the highest number in the World for a single city.
Day 2
Seaside Positano.
Travel by sea to rustic and quiet Atrani.
Walkabout and field lessons.
Dinner in Piazza at Atrani.
Day 3  Capri - Faraglioni - Capri Piazzetta - Gardens of Augustus
On day three we set sail by hydroplane ferry for isle of Capri. Capri is an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. A favorite of Roman emperors,of rich and famous,of artists and writers, it's still one of the Mediterranean's must-see places. It’s most famous for its Blue Grotto, but honestly, Capri has such a breathtaking coastline, that it’s hard to really decide which side of the island is your favorite. Weather allowing, we'll take a boat ride along the east coast of the island where we'll explore and photograph its beautiful coastline including the iconic Faraglioni. We'll lunch in Capri Piazzetta, high above Marina Grande and in the afternoon we'll take a bus tour of the island for the classic shot of the sea and the Faraglioni. Then head to the Gardens of Augustus. Close to the center and only steps away from the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, the Gardens of Augustus are comprised of a series of panoramic flower-decked terraces overlooking the Faraglioni on one side and the Bay of Marina Piccola and Via Krupp on the other. After an amazing day of photography on the Isle of Capri, we'll return to Naples by ferry for dinner and a well deserved rest.
Day 4 AM Workshop in Ravello at ancient Villa Rufolo.
Lunch in Ravello.
Free time.
Post-production workshop time at hotel.
Village walkabout and field instruction.
Day 5  Positano - Sorrento
On day five we take an early morning train from Naples to the village of Sorrento where we board a bus for an amazing drive along the stunning Amalfi coast to the seaside village of Positano. In 1953, John Steinbeck wrote that Positano “Bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”. After lunch in Positano, we return to Sorrento, a small village wonderfully located over white steep cliffs and offering a fantastic view of Naples bay. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks on limestone mountains. After an amazing day of photography, we'll return to Naples for a well deserved rest.
Day 6 Pompeii - Herculaneum
On day six we'll visit the local market for some early morning photography as the locals do their thing.
After lunch on Friday we make a visit to the preserved ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and it was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749. Late afternoon and early evening are among the best times to photograph these haunting ancient ruins. (Includes transport, admission and guide).
Day 7
10:00 Final workshop breakfast and review.
Visit Sorrento with free time to do some shopping, eat and relax.
3:00 Say goodbye at the modern Naples train station (we'll help you with your train tickets to your departure airport).

Group size
4 - 8 Guests
Experience | difficulty
Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras. Moderate schedule. Travel by walking and mini bus. No elevation changes and a moderate amount of walking (non-photographers also welcome).
Weather | Sun
May - Temps 53/72 F 12/22 C Sunrise 5:46 | Sunset 20:09
Landscape photography. Professional photographer , guide. Photo walks & discussions. Small group size (4-7 guests). Fine hotel accommodations, breakfasts and 2 dinners. Local transport.
Lunches, snacks and drinks outside of normal meals, beverages and alcohol. Tips for tour guides, drivers, bellhops etc. International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage. Arrival and departure flights.
Small, locally owned guesthouses and hotels.
Travel information
We recommend arrival 1 day before the beginning of workshop, meeting point Naples Airport.
$3250 single supplement $ 600 Deposit $1000
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