Many years ago I had the idea of conducting Food Photography workshops around the globe, starting in Europe. I imagined myself bring participants to local markets while teaching them the ins and outs of Photography. It seemed to be the perfect way to bridge my love of travel and Photography.
Fast forward some 7 years: and I mentioned my idea to my colleague Valeria, and she said, "Why don't we offer workshops in Montreal?" So many workshops later (several in Montreal, two in Ottawa and two in Prince Edward County) here we are. Our dream has always been to bring our workshops to the rest of the world, specifically to Italy. So this is a dream come true!
Join us, food photographers Valeria Bismar (valeriabismar.com) and Ariel Tarr (arieltarr.com), on our upcoming workshop in the gorgeous Italian province of Verona.
We’re hosting a 5 day/4 night retreat from May 16-20, 2018 at a villa in the town of Sommacampagna. We’ll be joined by two chefs, Sabrina and Francesco, graduates of the renowned Boscolo Etoile Academy. We’re very excited to spend 5 fun-filled days exploring the tenets of food and lifestyle photography, and of course, eating the most amazing local cuisine.
Of course, a trip to the area isn’t complete without a visit to nearby Verona, with its medieval old town featuring Juliet’s balcony from Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." We’ll enjoy a foodie walking tour of Verona where we’ll learn not only about history, but also sample pastries, espresso, Amarone wine, cheese and salami.
A fun day-trip to visit a local olive oil producer in the picturesque Lago di Garda region will provide many photo opportunities.We’ll explore the intricacies of shooting at different times of day, such as photographing the gorgeous resort town of Bardolino on Lake Garda at magic hour.
We’ll be staying in a peaceful area in Sommacampagna, 20 minutes from Verona. TheVilla dates from the 1700s and has been restored, maintaining the characteristics that define the old manor villas. In the middle of the Custoza vineyards, its sprawling 1000 square meter garden is the perfect spot to rest your body and soul. Each room boasts views of the garden or mountains.
- Single accommodation or double accommodation at our villa in Sommacampagna
Welcome cocktail and appetizers
Wine tastings at a local winery
Four breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners.
Local wine to be enjoyed with dinner
Five-day food photography workshop with food photographers Ariel Tarr and Valeria Bismar
Beautiful hand-picked food to photograph
Day excursion to Verona (including transportation) and a 3.5 hour foodie walking tour
Day excursion to Lake Garda and to an olive oil producer (including transportation)
A 2.5-hour cooking demo with Sabrina and Francesco
A fresh pasta-making workshop with Sabrina and Francesco
Wednesday May 16th 2:30 pm to Sunday May 20th 2:30pm 2018
4 queen size bed rooms (1 queen bed) - $2600 or 2300$ for a couple (per person), shared bathroom (approx. $2100 USD or 1700 Euros)
1 double (two twin beds) - $2300 (per person) (approx. $1850 USD or 1500 Euros) *ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
1 single (one twin bed) - $2600) (approx. $2100 USD or
1700 Euros) *ONLY ONE AVAILABLE
*Price in Canadian Dollars
**No refunds after booking unless you can find someone else to fill your space. We require a minimum of 6 participants to hold the workshop.
***Does not include airfare to Italy or any purchase not listed above. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to Sommacampagna. Please contact us if you need help with transportation to theVilla from a nearby train station or airport which can be arranged.