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Workshop in Italy with Kevin Kubota May 14-20, 2007

Press Release Kubota Image Tools is pleased to announce its return to Italy for its third creative photography workshop for professional and advanced amateur photographers. This seven-day photography workshop includes several photo excursions, classroom instruction, photography critiquing and more.

Meeting in Florence, the workshop group will be driven to the nearby village of Chianti to begin the Tuscan part of the adventure. Here photographers will spend two nights at the incredible hilltop villa Hotel Radda (www.hotelradda.com).During the stay here there will be photo excursions to surrounding Tuscan villages.

Next it's off to Umbria, an equally beautiful region and what many call the undiscovered Italy. Italians view Umbria as what Tuscany used to be before becoming so popular with tourists. Here photographers will stay in the medieval castle Castello Petrata (www.castellopetrata.com) which is located atop a hill in front of the ancient town of Assisi, where Saint Francis was born.

For photographers who have never had the opportunity to travel to Italy, this is the perfect way to experience it and photograph it. For those photographers that have been to Italy before, then they already know why they want to go back. This time husband and wife team Kevin and Clare Kubota will share some of the undiscovered gems of this beautiful country that they know so well.

Daily photo excursions will include escorted trips to:

  • Carsulae: The remains of a Roman village high in the hills with ruins that are over 2,500 years old.
  • Medieval Monasteries
  • Perugia
  • Spoleto
  • Wine tasting at a famous winery
  • Italian Cooking classes for partners and/or attendees

There will be short (1-2 hours) daily classroom time to discuss photo projects that will be assigned, talks about creativity followed by creative exercises, and the opportunity for participants to apply fine art Photoshop skills on their images.

The cost of the seven-day trip is $2,700 for class attendees and $2,200 for others. Single participants will be partnered in gender specific rooms unless requesting a private room for an additional $250.00. Partners will be able to join attendees for all of the group outings except the classroom time. The price includes all ground transportation (attendees are responsible for airfare to and from Florence), nine meals, guided tours, classroom instruction, photography review and a DVD of the class images and experience. The tour is organized and guided by native Italians, Max and Cristiana, who live in Umbria and have an incredible zest for sharing their culture and a unique insight into what the essence of Italy really is. This is not your typical tourist trip. It¹s a photographic and cultural adventure!

Secret Italy, The Workshop with Kevin Kubota