Posted on 2019-06-22

Italy - Figure in the Italian Landscape

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This masterclass is designed for photographers who have moved beyond the basics. Central Italy, that is Tuscany, Umbria and the little known Latium, is an enchanting land of water. We have the Tyrrhenian Sea, Lakes Bolsena and Trasimene, several rivers often running in deep gorges and ravines; in fact you could not ask for a more delightful landscape in which to photograph the nude.
Patrick started shooting the nude in his studio using lights 30 years ago alongside his commercial work as an advertising and fashion photographer. For the last 20 years he has concentrated mainly on Nude in the Landscape near his home in Orvieto, Umbria. The nude gives a sense of scale to the landscape, or seascape, adding a lyrical quality. We use two models on separate days.
Price is for a couple in double room. Please write for more details.

Type of experience

  • Masterclass


  • Western Europe


  • Experience local culture
  • Largely landscapes
  • Explore nature
  • Discover a city

Other (category)

Italy has unique style and cuisine. Orvieto is not primarily a tourist city like Siena or San Gimignano, it is a place where you can experience the Italian way of life. But Italy also has hidden treasures for the photographer such as ruins from Etruscan times, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to more recent abandoned industrial sites and deserted villas.


  • Anytime


  • Seven days

Duration (other)

7 days, 6 nights

Languages spoken

English, Italian

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)
  • Personal critique/review
  • Post production tutorials
  • Other (please specify)

What is included (other)

we can lend some equipment: tripod, panoramic head, some filters, Canon lenses, medium format film cameras

What is not included but recommended for the experience

A pro or semi-pro camera with interchangeable lenses. If you have filters (ND, gradual, polariser) and tripod then bring them. Film cameras very welcome. I still occasionally use a Mamiya 6x7 and Noblex. We can lend a this equipment. We recommend you bring your laptop with Adobe Light Room and Photoshop also an external hard drive. If you have a drone you can bring that. You can do a print or two at the end of the workshop on watercolour Hahnemuhle paper to take home.

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

landscape, nude, models, seascape, lake, ruins

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon 6D, Lumix LX100, 6x7 Mamiya film camera, Noblex 120 film panoramic camera

Private or group?

  • Group

Max group size


Min group size


Non photographer's welcome



  • denise
  • Sep 3, 2021
  • Very enjoyable talk. Beautiful photographs with entertaining but informative explanations and some personalised information about the women appearing in the photos. The Lisbon workshop I joined with PN was great - brilliant locations some completely off the tourist track with some unusual architectural forms and shapes to photograph. Very attentive teacher with great tips and knowledge. Highly recommended.

  • deirdre
  • Sep 3, 2021
  • I really enjoyed the talk with Patrick. I love listening to how other photographers get their ideas and how they go about shooting. He was inspiring.


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