We spent the last weekend exploring the Cinque Terre, the most picturesque region of the Italian Riviera and the location of our upcoming photography workshop. We have now pretty much nailed down the program, even though we need to maintain flexibility to accommodate the vagaries of weather and any unforeseen circumstances.
Speaking of the weather, the gods were not exactly with us. We had a few breaks of sunshine, lots of clouds and a bit of rain too. Not the best light for landscape, but we made the best of what was given us and, after all, the purpose of the trip was scouting the best locations, not necessarily coming home with the best pictures. By the time the workshop starts, I am sure the weather will be great.
The quaint, little villages of the Cinque Terre and the coastline that stretches between them are not just a great location for landscape photography, but also offer lots of opportunities to capture colorful street scenes and details.
We also did some hiking along the coast from Vernazza to Corniglia. This is an easy but steep path that takes about two hours, so it requires some endurance, but anyone who is in good physical conditions can do it. Plenty of fabulous spots to photograph great views of the coast are present along the route, so we took our time and stopped at several of them.
If you’d like to join us in this adventure, check out this page. We still have some spots available, but once people see these photos, I think they will sell out soon.