Fun with Photography in Tuscany

Fun with Photography in Tuscany The professional Tuscan photographer Riccardo Pieri is offering Summer's Leases clients a one day photography workshop out of his studio near Siena.

Riccardo is 35 and has "un amore profondo" for photography. It's not merely work, it's his passion.

Specialising in street photography and weddings - Riccardo uses the camera as an instrument to show his native Tuscany as he sees it. The fascination lies in rendering visible to all his own take on what lies before his eyes. For Riccardo it's a matter of the artist's vision and not how much the camera cost.

These exciting photography courses begin at 10.00 pm and end around 5.00 pm. After coffee in Riccardo's studio and an introduction all round, you head off together for a day on location - into the Tuscan landscape. Riccardo loves nature, the rolling hills, sylvan groves and geometric vineyards. If you prefer architecture, then let him know and he'll include that in the day's itinerary - there's certainly no shortage of interesting buildings.

Riccardo's local knowledge gives access to secret spots with real opportunities for original shots. For beginners developing a hobby or professionals extending their portfolio the fun addition of an expertly guided day out on location turns any holiday into a memorable experience (and without intruding unduly on holiday rest and relaxation). A creative day's photography is a cool way to step beyond the average tourist's holiday scene and see things through the eyes of a local.

Riccardo Pieri's photography workshop costs 95 euro (approx £81) per person. Lunch is at your own expense. The day finishes back in Ricardo's studio where you'll be printing two of your shots on fine art paper.