CAMERA ETRUSCA is an adventure photographic workshop led by professional photographer Patrick Nicholas – off the beaten track in Italy and off the road too by Land Rover, roving over Tuscany and Umbria, with all the advantages that the lively and supremely picturesque city of Orvieto offers.
CAMERA ETRUSCA will take you off the road, but we offer more than just a photography workshop or a photo course. You won’t find yourself staying in a remote spot but in a lively town full of restaurants and cafés, good shopping and two markets a week. Orvieto hosts several major festivals throughout the year and you’ll often find live music and dancing in the summer months.
We take you out to the surrounding beauties of Tuscany and Umbria every day so you won’t need a car, but if you fancy a trip to Rome at the beginning or the end of the workshop it’s only an hour away by train.
Our photography courses cater for every level of experience from absolute beginners to professional photographers wishing to expand their horizons. So what will you learn? Our tutors are professional photographers with years of teaching experience and are happy to take you through the basics such as how to operate your camera on manual settings, which default settings to change, the creative use of depth of field, portraiture, landscape photography, photography techniques and much more.
But it’s not just about photography. You will find yourself in Tuscany and Umbria an area of outstanding beauty that is the cradle of Western Art and European civilization. We are extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of Italy which we are sure that you will grow to become as enthusiastic about as we are. Besides, the Italians live an enviable lifestyle which we invite you to share.
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If you are already on vacation in Italy we do one day excursions.
Director and Course Leader is professional photographer Patrick Nicholas. Originally from Oxford, he has a degree in photography from London, and has lived and worked in Italy since 1985. He speaks Italian fluently. You can visit his site: photonicholas.com. There you’ll find photos of the Patrick Nicholas Gallery, landscape photos (especially of the area in which CE operates), figure studies, portraits, and more. Patrick Nicholas has his own photography blog.
Patrick Nicholas is ably assisted by professional photographers and local residents Martin Poole, and professional nature photographer Paul Harcourt Davies. He has built up an international reputation for his work through his photographs, magazine articles and 17 books: the latest is Digital Close-up Photography Q & A – 2011). He also has an informative and entertaining blog, more than just nature photography
“Patrick proved to transfer his photographic knowledge in a fun,
enjoyable and easy way within a small and mixed experienced group. He brought us to the most off the beaten track of locations,
super places to eat and cared for us quite literally from dawn ‘til
dusk. Not only will your photographic skills be improved………….” Read more testimonials
Patrick Nicholas founded Camera Etrusca in 1999 and he has never once cancelled a photography workshop.