Taormina, Jewel of Sicily - Workshop w/ Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures - May 17-23, 2019

May 17-23, 2019

Limited to 12 participants with two instructors.

Non-photographing guests welcome (no fee for them)

Based out of the Medieval city of Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Short Description

Join us in Taormina, Jewel of Sicily. Sandwiched between the watchful eye of the “gentle” volcano Mt. Etna and cliffs overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina is, indeed, the jewel of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With a dramatic coastline, small cliffside villages, colorful fishing fleets, and Taormina itself, you will have much to photograph. And don’t forget all those scenes from The Godfather. Some of them were filmed in the area in which we hold our workshop! In fact, one of the villages is just up the coast from Taormina!

We are friends with three excellent chefs at two restaurants where the food and wine is amazing. One cannot be in Taormina and not sample the fresh seafood, hand gathered vegetables, and wonderful wines.

Our tag line is "Seek Your Own Vision, and Make Great Photos," and we mean it. Standing cheek by jowel with a gaggle of photographers is not the way to get unique images. Our goal is to help you find your vision and use age-old principles of art to make compelling images that tell your story. We stress aesthetics over techno-speak, and our daily critiques incorporate just that.


Margo and Arnie are world travelers who in their past lives, worked for the best of the best, LIFE, Time, GEO, Geographic, etc. and were hired by Fortune 500 corporations for their unique vision. Their work is in museums and collections world-wide. Let them help you take that next step in your photographic journey.

Workshop Fee

$1,900 with discounts for alumni and members of Nature Photographers Network (make note of same on the application)
Twofer discounts for those who also join us in Paris or on the Barge workshops.

For more information

Check out our workshop page for Taormina, Jewel of Sicily. There you will find a fuller description plus information on our block of rooms, nearest airport, etc.

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