View Full Version : PhotoJourney Workshops - Italy, October 2012

03-17-2012, 12:41 PM
Hi Guys! Ok, I'm really really really excited to finally share something that's been in the works with all of you.

We have put together the MOST incredible travel photography workshop, called PhotoJourney Workshops. Our first event will take place in ITALY! 5 Nights in Rome, 2 Nights in Tuscany... and ALL accommodations are included. :eek:

So, first I'm going to tell you about what's going on with the accommodations. We have a luxurious B'n'B in the heart of Rome - overlooking Piazza del Colosseo (i.e., you get a gorgeous view of the Colosseum right outside!). Breakfast is included every morning. Then, we go to Tuscany (via private luxury coach) to an agriturismo we'll be taking over for the weekend - we will be the only guests, as we've rented out the ENTIRE estate to photograph! There are two nights in the most gorgeous wine country. There are TWO endless Italian dinners and TWO Roman aperitivi (wine tastings) that are included, too! I wish I could describe the food available with all the enthusiasm that would come through in an online post... suffice it to say "enthusiasm" is the second most appropriate word ending in ASM that you'll experience at their restaurants.

What's better? Two Rome tour guides will be taking the group EACH DAY for private tours of the biggest hits. Private tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum? Yeah, we got that. It's included. Private tour of the Vatican museums and St. Peter's Basilica? Yeah, we got that too! Want to experience some of Rome's best food? You got a private tour with Katie Parla, author of National Geographic's "Walking Rome" who will take you to her favorite eatieres to sample everything from liquors, to chocolates, to pastas, to marinades, to organ meats (she loves her organ meats!) J. Stanton Good, one of Rome's most sought-after guides, will be taking you on a private tour of "Hidden Rome" - the secret places tourists just. can't. get. into. Believe me when I say the best stuff in Rome is the stuff you've never even heard of - the depths of the catacombs, underneath the Trevi Fountain, the Cappuchin Crypt... yeah, you'll see that too. :)

Something I'm forgetting... something I'm forgetting...

Oh yeah, the PHOTOGRAPHY!

Kim Larson will be with us for the week, teaching crazy cool environmental portraits. She's known for her awesome natural style and sought out for rustic, relaxed, travel-inspired weddings. We'll be working with her hands-on in Rome & Tuscany. Check out her link: http://www.photojourneyworkshops.com/instructors/kim_larson

Darton Drake will be teaching his incredible style of location portraiture, and we'll be using all of Rome for models. Environmental portraits are the name of the game with Darton, but... BONUS! He's teaching his incredible post-processing too. We will be working on a special project with Darton to benefit a very deserving Rome charity as well... More on this to come! Here's his link: http://www.photojourneyworkshops.com/instructors/darton_drake

And the piece de'resistance...

CHRIS MCLENNAN... yes, that's right... National Geographic featured photographer is coming in from New Zealand... THAT guy. Chris McLennan will be doing THREE FULL DAYS - 12 hours a day! - teaching travel photography. This is the ULTIMATE experience. Chris's workshops book up YEARS in advance, and yet we got him to come out to Rome. (Ok, well it helped that he really loves to shoot in Italy!) Chris is one of the most sought out instructors. He's been asked to speak globally, he's sponsored by Canon, and he's... well... he's downright amazing. You have the chance to get one-on-one image critiques, private instruction, and group lessons from Chris - this is a once in a lifetime chance here. See more about Chris here: http://www.photojourneyworkshops.com/instructors/chris_mclennan

(And you get me, Stephanie Millner, too. Night photography around Rome and Tuscany. Just thought I'd throw that in there. Want to see my stuff? Click here, then: http://www.photojourneyworkshops.com/instructors/stephanie_millner-2)

Ok, so who's coming?! Due to accommodations and wanting to keep group sizes manageable, we only have room for 23 participants... and already some spots are taken up. A reduced rate for non-photographer travels ("Senza Cameras") is available.

Remember, you get:
8 days, 7 nights in Italy
5 nights accommodation in Rome, with breakfast
2 nights accommodation in Tuscany, with breakfast
2 gourmet aperitivi
2 Italian-style dinners
4 Instructors with classes for 8 straight days!
4 Private tours
4 One-on-One image critiques
2 Group Critiques
1 Super-secret special project

AND $500 OFF BEFORE MAY 31!!!!!!

This is the ultimate travel photography dream! I hope to see you here in Bella Roma soon, so sign up today. Please call me with any questions, too: +1-703-349-6269 (USA Studio Number) or +39-339-352-4558 (Italy Cell)


03-17-2012, 05:45 PM
Did I miss the price on this?

03-17-2012, 06:34 PM
No, go to the website or the facebook page and you'll find it there. You know marketing is all about driving people to your website. Steff's no dummy and photographers need to be marketed to, too.

03-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Price and more info are on the website, but ballpark - it's about half the price of what the accommodations, meals and those tours should cost you for a week in Italy... AND you get Kim, Darton, and Chris (and me!) included! Thank my studio manager, Gloria, for working that crazy low, great price out. :)

03-17-2012, 10:52 PM
Sure wish I could be there! :(

03-17-2012, 11:21 PM
I have to say, I was actually surprised at how low the price is!

03-17-2012, 11:41 PM
Good point, Amy! It's actually crazy affordable because all the staff here at PJW is Italian-speaking, lives here in Italy so we have personal contacts, and because we negotiated contracts with each tour guide, speaker, and B-n-B. We were able to get this at a fraction of the price that it really "should" be if you just added up the accommodations alone! I hope you'll be able to come!

03-18-2012, 02:11 AM
I did a one day tour with Steff this past summer in Rome. She was great!! I cant imagine how cool it must be to have her, plus all those other awesome folks! I see Darton post a new, totally awesome image two or three times a day on FB. I see the stuff Kim shoots, and I jump on a plane two weeks later to shoot were she has been just because it is so cool. The National Geographic guy....never heard of him!

This is a great trip, and if I wasn't already booked for speaking stuff I would consider it. I spent 10k going to Rome this summer, so the price is well worth it.


03-18-2012, 03:26 AM
wow, yall act like it is a secret or something.

03-18-2012, 03:29 AM
Ok, found it. Not a bad price for looks like.

03-18-2012, 04:46 AM
I hope you'll be able to come!

Ha! I already told my husband about it and e-mailed my sister-in-law to see if she'd want to do it:D Unfortunately it's probably just a dream despite the very affordable price. It would be a lot to work out with the schedule here at home. It sounds amazing though.

03-18-2012, 09:21 AM
Tim, it's not a secret - it's $3849 for everything... PLUS $500 off (so $3349) until May 31 for early booking. I hope you can make it, too!

Amy - we have a rate for non-photographers (basically, it includes everything except the photography). You can bring your husband! If you require bringing kids, talk to me - Gloria has arranged a few family rooms so we actually can accept kids!

03-18-2012, 09:22 AM
Oh, and thanks Jeff! :) I should post the very happy photo of you with pizza...

03-19-2012, 02:43 AM
I am so excited! I know it's going to be a great week. (And thanks for the compliments Jeff - and for the sneak peek at the ice photo!)

03-19-2012, 11:53 AM
This is what you get when you come to Rome and do it the Steff Millner way!

03-21-2012, 10:17 PM
At the risk of this turning into a "look I'm the only one posting here" thread - I just wanted to share our ad in the Norwegian newspapers. We're expecting a Norway contingency will be showing up! (...sweet sweet Schengen agreement and it's currency differentials)

03-22-2012, 02:05 PM
jealous. extremely.

03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Don't be jealous! Come - it's entirely affordable for a week in Rome.

03-22-2012, 07:24 PM
very true! I told my husband 'ya know, Steff Milner has a workshop in Rome..." He said 'have fun going by yourself!', lol. I told him I would take my Mom :)

Is it $3349 Italian? When I clicked on the price on the website it showed something less in USD. Is that correct?

Bummer part is we have a wedding Oct. 13th :(

03-22-2012, 10:40 PM
it's USD - not Euro! And you can get a night flight, NOR would you be missing all that much if you landed late on the 14th too. Everything is scheduled so the morning is much more relaxed, since everyone will probably be jetlagged. The NEXT morning there will be low-light shooting with Chris McLennan and you won't wanna miss that! (Of course, there's low-light shooting at night too.)

You deserve it, Miss 100!

03-22-2012, 11:02 PM
it's USD - not Euro! And you can get a night flight, NOR would you be missing all that much if you landed late on the 14th too. Everything is scheduled so the morning is much more relaxed, since everyone will probably be jetlagged. The NEXT morning there will be low-light shooting with Chris McLennan and you won't wanna miss that! (Of course, there's low-light shooting at night too.)

You deserve it, Miss 100!

lol, I'm laughing b/c I said "Italian", instead of Euro. DUH!

You might need to change the website then, b/c it says 1800 USD (one photographer), which made no sense b/c that would ridiculously cheap.

I may have to seriously think about this :)

03-22-2012, 11:03 PM
Sounds like a fun time. Hope you get your limit.

03-23-2012, 07:36 AM
$1800 is the deposit. It says it in the text above.

03-23-2012, 11:26 AM
well DUH! (lol, like I read the test :) Sorry, now I feel silly :)

03-23-2012, 12:05 PM
You're not the first person who asked... I'm going to fix that so it shows up in the dropdown too

03-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Just in case you were wondering what you might sample on the gastronomic tour of Rome with National Geographic author, Katie Parla (www.parlafood.com)... here are some examples to whet your whistle!

First - Tre Gusti de gelato (Kit Kat, After Eight Mint, and Fragolline - tiny locally grown strawberries - from Della Palma Gelateria)

2nd - Carciofi alla Giudea - or Jewish Style Artichokes - from Nonna Betta in the Ghetto

3rd - Tagliatelle con spigola e limone - Pasta with seabass and lemon zest

4th - Risotto al'salmone e pecorino - Risotto with pecorino cheese and roasted salmon

5th - Sfogliatelle de'Napoli. Naples-style layered puff pastry with ricotta and lemon inside.

Note - Nonna Betta is the restaurant that Anthony Bourdain comes to whenever he's in Rome. So maybe you'll get a cool celebrity sighting!

03-29-2012, 09:53 AM
You may have noticed this thread has been moved... to PPA-Approved Events!

Now you can get a MERIT for attending PhotoJourney Workshops! Work toward your Craftsman or Master's Degree while sipping wine and soaking in the Tuscan sun.

Seriously - how can you beat THAT!?

05-31-2012, 02:37 PM
Just a quick reminder...

Today is the LAST DAY to SAVE $500 off your October 14-21, 2012 workshop!

Don't forget:
Chris McLennan is normally $1000 a day to shoot with... We have him for THREE FULL DAYS.
Darton Drake is normally $500 a day to shoot with... We have him for THREE FULL DAYS too!
That means you pretty much get your luxury accommodations in Rome and Tuscany, 2 aperitivi, 2 dinners, 4 private tours, and instruction ALSO with the incomparable KIM LARSON for... what... FREE!

Last chance to save $500!