Jim’s Dream Comes True | Photographing Slovenia

THE DATA (for photo of church): Canon 6d, Canon 16-35 f4 @ 20mm, 6 seconds, f 16, ISO 100

A couple of weeks ago I was checking out the latest World Cup results for downhill skiing when I noticed that the men would be racing this week in Kranjska Gora in Slovenia which happens to be only a 1-hour drive from Magrit’s […]

Jim’s Secret Photo Op | Photographing Europe’s 3-Country Corner


Top: Sony a7r, Canon 24-70 f4 @ 35mm, 0.8 seconds, f 16, ISO 100
Bottom: Sony a7r, Canon 24-70 f4 @ 35mm, 2 seconds, f 16, ISO 400

Magrit and I have been working on her house in Austria to get it ready for sale. Her home town of Klagenfurt is so close to what’s called the 3-Country Corner (Austria, Slovenia and Italy) […]

The Floating Chapel | Photographing Slovenia

THE DATA: Canon 5d3 | Canon 70-200,  F4, IS | 135 mm | f8 | 30s | ISO 800

THE STORY: Today’s post will be very short since Magrit and I are leaving tomorrow for 4.5 months in Europe – traveling, researching photo destinations and guiding Photography Travel Tours in the Czech Republic, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Venice, Umbria, San Marino, […]

Il Campo Segreto | Photographing Venice

This weeks guest post and lovely image of Venice was provided by Bart Norton, long-term accomplished and passionate photographer who joined us on 2 Photography Travel Tours, first to Tuscany and then to Venice.


THE DATA: Sony NEX-7 | 18 – 55mm Zoom at 18 mm (27 mm equivalent) | f9.0 @ 1/1250 sec | ISO […]

An Epic Alpine Experience | Photographing the Italian Dolomites


This week’s guest post comes from Vicki Wert who, together with her husband Dennis, joined us for our inaugural tour to northern Italy, photographing the Italian Dolomites. Vicky and Dennis are both passionate photographers and members of a vital camera club in Cleveland.

Photographing the Italian Dolomites
THE DATA: Nikon D800  |  ISO 100  |  18 mm  |  f16 […]

Magnificent Glow | Photographing in Tuscany

This week’s guest post is by Frits Habermann, a Seattle-based fine-art nature photographer who captured this image while photographing in Tuscany on one of our Photo Tours. Every year, we keep returning to the same amazing location which we now call “The Cathedral of Frits” for the awe inspiring effect it had on Frits with its otherworldly beauty, […]

Create Magic! Photographing Lavender in Provence at Low Light


THE DATA: Canon 5d3 | Canon 24-70 | f2.8 II at 70mm | f16 | 30 seconds | ISO 400

THE STORY: Photographing lavender in Provence is one of the highlights of a trip to France. The Valensole Plateau in Provence, a region in the south of France, offers photographers some of the most expansive and lush lavender fields in the […]

Italy’s Best Kept Secret – The Dolomites

THE DATA: Canon 6D | Canon 24-70 | f4 @ f8 | 1/640 sec | ISO 100

THE STORY: Many people I encounter, even Europeans, have no idea where the Dolomites are. Dolomites . . . is that some kind of rock or something?

The Dolomites are a mountainous region in northern Italy known as Alto Adige in Italian and Süd Tirol in German. […]

Photo Tour in Tuscany | La Bella Toscana

This week’s guest post is by Nancy Crowell who took these 2 photos during our photo tour in Tuscany. She loves looking at the “smaller” picture.
Macro Poppy (above): Nikon D600 | ISO 100 | 105mm @ 105 |1/1000 @ f3.0
Landscape (below): Nikon D600 | ISO 100 | 70-300mm @ 92 mm | 1/160 @ f 8.0

THE STORY: Nancy was a participant on […]

Photographing Italy | Tuscan “Bookends”

This week, we’re pleased to present a guest post by Gerald Vincent, a gifted Canadian fine-art photographer and participant on a couple of our photography travel tours.
Gerald created this image during one of our Tuscany photo tours. Our base for photographing Italy is the charming medieval hill town of Pienza where he was able to capture village life and, by converting the image […]