Tuscany Programme

Friday, Oct 28

 

12:00 – 13:00

Check in at the Il Salicone
Meet & Greet : lunch, opening session

13:00 - 14:00

Getting to know you - delegates’ 5 minute “elevator pitches” to introduce themselves and their blogs

14:00 - 15:00

Good v bad food writing & photography

15:00 - 16:30

FREE-STYLE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Writing:
Finding/Defining your own style & thinking out of the box; writing about given object in 2 different styles; analysis of style and language finding the right words

 

Photography:
Style and shoot photos in different styles making use of props, backgrounds provided analysing light, and focusing on texture, color etc.

 

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00

PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION: Photography presentation: Shutter speed and aperture

18:30 - 18:30

Shooting and writing outside the studio (tips for shooting and props in ambient light; capturing the action; writing about events); explaining both exercises based on tomorrow’s field trip

19:00

Cooking and dinner at the villa

 

Saturday, Oct 29

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 1 - writing a seasonal piece for your blog. Participants will be paired up: one writer & one photographer. Together the team has to present a complete blog post with photo illustrations

8:00 – 09:00

Breakfast at the villa

09:30 – 15:00

Vineyard visit, wine tasting and lunch (incorporating practical writing exercises and hands-on photography practice)

15:30 – 17:00

Time to complete writing assignment and processing photos; one-on-one time with   instructors, discussion, preparation of presentations

17:00 – 17:30

Coffee break

17:30 - 18:30

Presentation and evaluation of day's assignment

19:00

Cooking & dinner at the villa
Discussion/analysis & critique of day’s projects

 

Sunday, Oct 30

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 2: Writing, Styling & Photographing Professionally (creating for a magazine audience) :
Participants will be paired up: one writer & one photographer. Together the team has to present a complete article on seasonal food.

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00

WRITING EXERCISE

10:00 – 11:00

Photography presentation (photographing for magazines?)

11:00 - 12:00

Post Processing - PS/Lightroom

12:00 – 15:00

Cooking & lunch at the villa (incorporating photography of the meal for Assignment 2)

15:00 – 17:00

Free time to write, shoot, discuss.
Time for one-on-one with instructors.

17:00 - 18h00

Discussion, analysis, critique of day's assignment.
Presentation of article & photos.

19:00

Dinner at a local restaurant - to be confirmed

 

Monday, Oct 30

 

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

By 12:00

Checkout


The instructors reserve the rights to modify the program should the need arise.

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