An exclusive photographic experience in Cinque Terre, Italy

Have you ever dreamed of mastering your photographic skills in one of the best locations on this planet under the lead of an international renowned seascape photographer in a really small group? Join me in this exclusive and unforgettable experience in the heart of the Cinque Terre in Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Workshops in pills

  • Dates: on the date of your choice

  • Duration: 3 full days (3 nights included)

  • Group size: 1 to 4, up to you!

  • Location: Cinque Terre (Italy)

  • Experience required: all levels

  • Price:  1 participant 2.850€; 2 participants 1.650€/pax; 3 participants 1.250€/pax; 4 participants 1.050€/pax

A Masterclass is a perfect balance to enjoy your photographic passion with other people improving dramatically your skills in photography thanks to a small sized group and my constant supervision. From planning to composition, from technique to post production: there is nothing that we cannot achieve in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Vernazza Summer Breeze Sunset Cinque Terre Liguria Italy Long Exposure

Workshop Schedule

We will meet in La Spezia the evening before the course begins, and from there we will move immediately to our exclusive lodging in the heart of the Cinque Terre. There we will have our first dinner together where the course will be presented while enjoying a delicious glass of Vermentino wine.

From the morning after to the day of departure, we will chase the light of sunrises and sunsets in the most beautiful spots of Cinque Terre across the villages of Manarola, Vernazza and Riomaggiore. 

Between sunrise and sunset, theory, post-production, awesome food and relaxing in great company!

Francesco Gola Landscape Seascape Photography Long Exposure Manarola Storm Winter Italy Italia Cinque Terre Blue Cold
Francesco Gola Seascape Landscape Photography Liguria Manarola Cinque Terre Sunset Long Exposure

Every day we’ll define the best shooting location according to the weather, and you’ll be an active part of this planning process in order to let you develop not only your photographic skills but also location management, an essential skill for a landscape photographer.

The small size of the group will give you the possibility to discuss during your shooting with me in every moment in order to maximize the learning experience. Did you feel abandoned to yourself during big group classes? It will never happen again.

The Masterclass will end at lunchtime on Sunday to let everybody come back home comfortably.

Workshop Topics

  • Scouting and Planning

  • Photographic equipment

  • Composition

  • Exposure using histogram

  • Use of Filters

  • Advanced Long Exposure techniques

  • Post Production

Workshop Location

Francesco, your Teacher

ZEISS, NiSi, BenQ, f-stop Gear & Calibrite, Francesco has a passion for the sea and for travels that let him visit some of the most iconic locations on this planet looking at them with different eyes.

While continuing to travel in search of new landscapes to be photographed, he now lives and works in Milan where he collaborates with companies, sites and magazines for the diffusion of photographic culture in Italy and in the world.

The Class include

  • Professional and customized Tuition

  • Accommodation in exclusive single-occupancy room

  • Breakfast

  • Transportations and tolls during the Masterclass

  • Fun 🙂

The Class does not include

  • Your trip to and from La Spezia (Italy)

  • Food and beverages

  • Travel and Medical Insurance

  • Weather control 😉

Our exclusive accommodation

What are you waiting for? Join me!

Use this form to request information or to join the Workshop. The compilation of this form is NOT binding on the purchase of any workshop and does not involve the purchase of any service.

Additional informations

If you have any symptoms or are positive for Covid-19 please let us know and consider if it is worth travelling.

In general, we suggest you to take into consideration the subscription of a Travel Insurance. This is your responsibility in any case.

The accommodation is included as single occupancy in an exclusive Hotel in one of the Cinque Terre villages. This will let us not only to be in the real heart of Cinque Terre for all our shooting activities, but it will let us enjoy our relaxing time surrounded by traditions and charm. Look at the pictures above to have an idea!

No particular physical preparation is required. Just short walks and many stairways are waiting for us 🙂 If you have any limitation or doubt just ask so we can explain you better every detail!

The best part of the Private Classes is that we can really define every detail according to your skills. After your reservation, a free one hour Skype session is included in order to review your works and to plan your unforgettable experience!

The following equipment is suggested:

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Tripod
  • Remote shutter
  • Photographic filters

Thanks to my sponsors I will be able to provide photographic filters and tripods. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact me via email!

In order to confirm the reservation, a deposit of 30% is required. The balance is required 90 days before the Masterclass date.

As this Masterclass is a private experience, in the event you need to cancel your participation, you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Masterclass:

  • Within 60 days from the date of the workshop: penalty of 50% of the course fee
  • From 29 days to the date of the Workshop: 100% penalty of the course fee

The deposit is not refundable as it is used for reserving essential services like transport and accommodation.

The Masterclass can be set in any season, but to enjoy at best the location I would advise you to reserve your experience between October and March. This means a significant meteorological instability to have a greater possibility of having interesting light conditions..and fewer tourists around 😉 Obviously we can not control the weather, but we can adapt to it. In case of heavy rain, the course will be held in any case giving more emphasis to the post-production and class theory.

As the travel to and from La Spezia is not included, you should proceed on your own. In any case, I will provide full support on this, so please don’t hesitate to write to me to discuss the best travel solution for you 🙂

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