Category: Photography Tours with Jim

Fog in the beautiful Val d’Orcia in Tuscany


I had great conditions for photographing the famous Tuscan farmhouse, Il Belvedere at sunrise.
It rained the night before and I was hoping that the moisture would turn to fog at sunrise when the temperature begin to rise. This is what all photographers are hoping for at this location.

We visit this site at sunrise on all of our Tuscany Photo Tours. We get up around 5 am, get soaked by morning…

Photographing the Blue Hour


You really feel like a rock star photographer when you learn the “Blue Hour” technique of photography. It is not very difficult but these few details will get you on your way.

The optimum time to get the great balance of artificial and ambient light is between 30 and 45 minutes before sunrise and after sunset.
A tripod is essential.
Look for scenes that have some kind of artificia…

The Dolomites…A Wonderful Alpine Experience!

The Italian Dolomites in South Tyrol are a unique region in northern Italy. Once part of Austria, South Tyrol was annexed by Italy after World War I. What has emerged since is an area that is unique in both its people and culture. I like to think about it as taking the best from both, the Austrians and the Italians. Delicious food with an emphasis on local and fresh ingredients, fantastic wines,…

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