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Program #19759RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
For both beginning and intermediate participants: 35mm digital camera -- SLR (single lens reflex) preferred. A "point & shoot" with manual settings is O.K. Also required: memory cards or portable external storage device, your camera manual, lens tissue, extra batteries or battery charger. A tripod will help you to obtain sharper pictures and to improve your composition.

Itinerary for Sep 19 — Sep 28, 2013

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Day One: Thursday, September 19 - in Flight
In Transit: Overnight in transit

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, September 20 - Check in / welcome cocktail / orientation meeting
Afternoon: Early afternoon, Arrival at Naples Airport Arrival at the Hotel and settling in: Hotel Pietra di Luna. Light snack Orientation meeting/Presentation of the program and the types of photography experiences that participants will have each day. Preparation and suggestions for tomorrow’s shoots. Lecture “Introduction to the Amalfi Coast” Preparation and suggestions for tomorrow’s shoots.

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, September 21 - Amalfi
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Interactive learning session: the use of different lenses, shutter speeds, technology and photographic techniques, use of tripods, how to control the light Field trip to Amalfi On-site practical working session. Walking through the medieval part of the town to take snapshots of churches, towers and arcade towers Amalfi, lived a period of great splendor thanks to the trades which made Amalfi a cosmopolitan center famous all over the Mediterranean. The evidence can still be seen among the old lanes and rich churches, through the stratifications of the populations which dominated the political scene of the town.

Brunch: snack at the "Cafe'"

Afternoon: Practical working session along the promenade of Amalfi Return to the hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Get-together to prepare for next day’s field excursion

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, September 22 - Ravello
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: In depth study on the "perfect composition in landscape and architecture photography (posing, lighting, background surrounding) Field trip to Ravello. The road to Ravello winds up the hillside affording beautiful views of the Dragone Valley. Practical working session to capture the seductive and richly colored setting and the contrast between the rusticity of its hilly streets and the delicate perfection of its works of art. Ravello, Poets and writers from all over the world have been subjugated by the atmospheres of a village where the Mediterranean architectures match with the northern mists of an alpine landscape, sweetened by the perfumes and the colors of enchanted gardens. Here everything is excess: from the seemingly wild nature of the gardens which are scanned in their linear geometries of an “ideal town” as a homage to the purest Renaissance, to the architectures.

Brunch: Snack at the "Cafe'"

Afternoon: Practical working session: snapshots of Ravello’s gardens and its Norman-Saracenic architecture Return to the Hotel

Dinner: dinner at the Hotel

Evening: Get-together to prepare for next day’s field excursion

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, September 23 - Minicruise along the Amalfi coast and free time
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Minicruise along the Amalfi Coast

Morning: Early morning: sunrise photo shoots at Maiori

Brunch: Snack at the "Cafe'".

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Evening: Critical review of taken photos.

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, September 24 - Sorrento
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Interactive learning session: Introduction to the photography software programs: ADOBE Photography- CAMERA RAW-ADOBE LIGHTROOM Field trip to Sorrento On-site practical working session to photograph the splendid views of the coast. Sorrento, has a landscape unique in the world, where low and high hills, deep valleys and majestic mountains alternate. Sorrento has many definitions: kind Sorrento, Sorrento land of colors, Sorrento land of the Mermaids, Sorrento the city of orange and lemon groves, Sorrento the city of Limoncello.

Brunch: snack at the "Cafe'"

Afternoon: On-site practical working session: snapshots of ancient Sorrento If you just pause a moment to observe how emotional a sunset can be when you gaze in the direction of Punta del Capo, of Ischia or Procida, the outlines of which can be seen clearly, you will be amazed by the variety of colours and the beauty of the scene. Or look, preferably from the sea, towards the majestic ridge of tuff rock that changes colour at every hour of the day.

Dinner: Enjoy a real Neapolitan pizza at a local restaurant

Evening: Night shoots of Sorrento. Return to hotel

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, September 25 - Positano
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Interactive learning session: In- depth knowledge of digital developer, Automatic storage of photos.

Brunch: Snack at a local “Café’

Afternoon: Field trip to Positano. Positano, transgressor and Franciscan, fashionable and popular, hospitable and suspicious. The double face of Positano, with its one thousand contradictions which won the restless artists of the first years of the 20th century. Positano is a little fishers’ village with its lime whitewashed houses clinging to the rock, its East sweet-smelling gardens, its shore illuminated by thousands of fire-fires is a really paradise site not to be missed along the Amalfi Coast. Arrival at Positano Sunset shots Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, September 26 - Pompei
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Review of previous days photos and review of techniques /composition Panoramic photos, use of filters with ADOBE Light room Field trip to Pompei. Pompei is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding info on the art, custom, trades and everyday life of the past. There is a remarkable record of Roman sculptures, theaters, temples, painting of which without the finds made virtually nothing would be known. Snapshots of the excavations venue, considered one of the most fascinating archeological site in the world, to capture the contrasting beauty of white stones against a background of azure sky.

Lunch: Snack at a Café’

Afternoon: On-site practical working session. Return to hotel

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel

Evening: Get-together to prepare for next day’s field excursion.

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Pietra di Luna Hotel and Congress centre is located on the seafront of Maiori, minutes from the delightful promenade and from the private beach. The hotel is both modern and functional and features spacious lounges and panoramic terraces, with central-heating and conditioning, with adjoining congress centres with rooms for between 10 and 400 people.

Contact info:
Amalfi Coast
Lungomare G. Capone 27
Maiori (SA), 84010 Italy
phone: +39 089 877500
web: www.pietradilunahotel.it

Room amenities: Facilities for our guests are American Bar with snack service, TV room,

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: DBLR € 150 B/B, SGLR € 110 B/B
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Friday, September 27 - final reviewing of important outcomes and achieve...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Hotel

Morning: Selection and archiving of photos of each single participant

Brunch: Snack at the "Cafe'"

Afternoon: In-depth monitoring of each participant's work: final reviewing of important outcomes and achievements.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the local restaurant in Maiori

Lodging: Hotel Pietra di Luna

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Day Ten: Saturday, September 28 -
Depart From: Morning departures based on flight schedule time


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8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 brunches, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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