Worldwide Photography Workshops
Travelers To Italy
October 6-15, 2012
This is a Small Group
Tour with 8 nights hotel in Italy:
This size of this tour is limited to ensure plenty of one-on-one time with
each photographer. The maximum number of photographers is limited to 15.
Photographers may also bring a guest.
take you to 4 Of The Top 10 European Cities on Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's
Poll Of Favorite
Florence, #3 Rome, #5 Venice, #9 Siena. We’ll also take you to the hidden mountain
gem of Conegliano and other treasures.
per photographer based on double occupancy.
guests not taking part in the workshop.
for a private, single room. Triples may be available.
Airfare Cost, including all taxes and fees:
$1359.00. We depart Columbus at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and
land in Venice at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 7. On Oct. 15 we
depart Rome at 11:50 a.m. and arrive in Columbus that
evening at 7:24 p.m. Airfare to Venice is not included
in your tour because we know some guests prefer to
schedule their own air or use award tickets, or wish
to add extra time in Europe. If you wish to travel
with the group, here is our group air information:
Cost may change if the airline imposes fuel surcharges
or if taxes are raised in any of the airport cities we
Workshop Tuition for photographers
8 nights in superior hotels in Italy,
all with private bathrooms, of course, 2 in Venice (Mestre),
1 in Conegliano, 1 on Lake Garda, 2 in Florence, 2 in
Please see the hotel web sites. The links are below in
Buffet breakfast each day
4 group dinners with wine and mineral water
All touring and guided orientation tours of Venice, Florence,
Rome, Siena and other locations
Winery tour and tasting
Transportation in Italy via luxury motorcoach, train
Even after the tour, we are available for feedback. We
plan to schedule a “reunion” not long after the
tour to share photos, stories and perhaps some wine. Ciao.
Many photography workshop tours are arranged by the photographer
and not a tour professional. This tour is arranged in
partnership with Prime Tours of Dublin, Ohio, who has
produced many custom tours to Italy. This tour was
custom-made for Joseph Wagenhals Worldwide Photography
Workshops and Prime Tours will be happy to assist you
with extending your stay before or after the scheduled
We try to take you to the best places at the right
times, and offer the inspiration and technical skills
to make your images better than ever. Our instructors
will available during our travel for one-on-one help
with camera mechanics and aesthetics discussions. Group
Size is 10-15 photographers, plus partners.
Daily photography sessions will include early morning,
sunset and night shoots plus daily area trips. The
size of this tour is limited to ensure plenty of
one-on-one time with each photographer.
welcome guests of photographers at a discounted rate,
and there are many opportunities for exploration and
shopping. All of our hotels are centrally located with
easy access to everything these amazing cities offer. Partners
are welcome to join us for all travel and meals.
During the workshop time, they can explore the
surrounding town or relax and enjoy the amenities of
our four-star hotels. This is meant to be a wonderful
vacation for couples, not a hard-core seminar. All
travel members are welcome to accompany the
photographers that are taking part in this workshop on
the daily exercises with the understanding that
photo-op stops will be a part of the activity. Photographers
will also have plenty of free time to explore and
enjoy Italy. Assistance at each hotel is available to
those not participating in the workshop and for those
in the workshop who may prefer to take time on their
own during any workshop session.
meals are noted above with B for breakfast and D for
Depart from USA for overnight flight; dinner &
Arrive in Venice’s Marco Polo Airport. We’ll
convene at our hotel, have an espresso and coronetto
head to the heart of Venice for a ride along the Grand
Canal in a vaporetto (bus boat). We’ll get a guided
tour of the St. Mark’s Square area, including St
Mark’s Cathedral, the Bridge of Sighs, Doges Palace,
Harry’s Bar and more. We’ll then have our first
photography session. You’ll have time to explore on
your own before we return to the hotel and relax
before our Welcome to Italy Dinner at the hotel in the
Mestre, Venice’s gateway at the edge of the Venetian
You have all day to explore Venice at your
leisure. You may stay in the city or choose to take an
inexpensive boat ride to other islands in the Venetian
Lagoon, such as Murano, home of the famous Venetian
glass-makers, or Burano, which has brightly colored
homes and boats and is home to world-famous
We depart and drive along the Napoleon Road, past many
historic villas with possible shooting stops along the
way to our hotel in the lovely town of Conegliano and
our hotel, the Canon d’Oro for one night. We have
dinner here this evening. www.HotelCanonDOro.it
Depart our hotel to explore the renowned Prosecco Wine
region, and then onward to lovely Lake Garda,
Italy’s largest lake and resort area nestled in the
Alps where we will stay one night at Hotel Principe Di
Lazise. www.HotelPrincipeDiLazise.com (B)
Depart for Florence with photo-op stops along the way
for our two nights stay in this city of art, history
and culture with its many museums, cathedrals, and
unique squares with plenty of picture and shopping
opportunities. We stay two nights at the centrally
located Le due Fontane
Hotel, on a lovely plaza and adjacent to the first building of the
Florence, Our motorcoach will take a day long
trek in to the heart of Tuscany photographing Siena
plus San Gimingnano and the surrounding area.
Florence this morning for Orvieto
where we will allow time for exploration, photography,
and shopping before proceeding to our final Italian
city, Rome. We’ll be at the very central Hotel
Ariston with easy access to anyplace in Rome on foot
or by public transportation. (B) http://www.hotelariston.it
14: Rome, You
get a 24 hour pass for Rome’s “hop on and off”
tour on the double decker tour buses that depart near
our hotel and make stops at major historic sights such
as The Vatican, Coliseum, Circus Maximus and many more.
Hop off and photograph these sites, then hop back on.
You may also wish to attend the Sunday Papal Blessing
at St. Peter’s Basilica. (B,D)
departure from Rome for home in the U.S.A.
The exact scheduling of events is subject to
adjustment, and the instructors are subject to change
only in the case of an emergency.
Digital cameras will allow us to download photos for
information and fun, informative reviews, but you
certainly may bring film if you prefer. However, there
will not be processing facilities
available on a daily basis.
Enough memory cards to cover 10 days of shooting and
space to store or back-up or Higher Memory Cards
Bring your laptop if you
would like to store and spend some time working on
your images (Installed Graphics program required to
work on images)
Battery charger and/or backup batteries
A tripod will be needed, especially for early morning
and late evening shooting sessions.
workshop leaders, Joseph Wagenhals and Gary Walker, are experienced teachers who will lead practical discussions
on the art of creating exciting photographs and will
lead discussions on landscape and fine art images,
with informal critique of your previous day’s work.
If you’re shooting digital, bring a laptop to work
on your images as Joe will discuss PhotoShop tips and
advanced workflow. Classroom time will be limited with
the remainder of the day photographing in the field.
Joe and Gary are always available to provide input and answer questions.
7177 Dublin Rd,
Dublin, OH 43017
participants and guests MUST have a valid passport.
per person due at registration. First come, first
served. Balance due by Aug. 10, 2012
this is a small group tour so please register as soon
as possible. Payments are fully refundable through
July 10, 2012, except for any airline tickets
purchased through Prime Tours. After July 10, any
payments are non-refundable. We recommend travel
insurance to protect your investment. We will send all
registrants a brochure from one of the leaders,
book on-line, simply click the blue
button. Fill out the blanks and specify
which tour option you choose, including air inclusive or land only. Also be sure
to include everyone's name in your traveling party and note if a guest is a
photographer or not. Then click send only once.
We'll confirm your reservation by phone or e-mail within 24 hours or call us to ask
questions or book via phone at 800-833-1356.
Our prices are based on a check or cash discount.
Those wishing to pay for
their tour with a credit card should add 3% to cover
the credit card fees. Otherwise, you can mail a check
for your payments.
Ask about a roommate if you wish and if we have another guest looking, we’ll
connect you and let you decide if you want to share a room to get the double
insurance available & recommended. A brochure
will be sent to all registrants.
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