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Monday, 28 September 2009

Tuscany: Programme

TUSCANY PROGRAMME

Friday, Oct 28

12:00 – 13:00
Check in at the Il Salicone
Meet & Greet : lunch, opening session
13:00 - 14:00
Getting to know you - delegates’ 5 minute “elevator pitches” to introduce themselves and their blogs
14:00 - 15:00
Good v bad food writing & photography
15:00 - 16:30
FREE-STYLE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Writing:
Finding/Defining your own style & thinking out of the box

Photography:
Style and shoot photos in different styles making use of props, and subjects provided 

Coffee break
17:00 - 18:00
PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATION - technical aspects of photography
18:30 - 19:00
Shooting and writing outside the studio 
19:00
Cooking and dinner at the villa

Saturday, Oct 29


ASSIGNMENT 1 - Writing the Seasons
8:00 – 09:00
Breakfast at the villa
09:30 – 15:00
Vineyard visit, wine tasting and lunch (incorporating practical writing exercises and hands-on photography practice)
15:30 – 17:00
Time to complete writing assignment and processing photos; one-on-one time with instructors, discussion, preparation of presentations
17:00 – 17:30
Coffee break
17:30 - 18:30
Presentation and evaluation of day's assignment
19:00
Cooking & dinner at the villa
Discussion/analysis & critique of day’s projects

Sunday, Oct 30


ASSIGNMENT 2: Group work 
8:00 – 9:00
Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00
WRITING EXERCISE
10:00 – 11:00
Photography presentation 
11:00 - 12:00
Post Processing - PS/Lightroom
12:00 – 15:00
Cooking & lunch at the villa (incorporating photography of the meal for Assignment 2)
15:00 – 17:00
Free time to write, shoot, discuss.
Time for one-on-one with instructors.
17:00 - 18h00
Discussion, analysis, critique of day's assignment.
Presentation of article & photos.
19:00
Dinner at the villa

Monday, Oct 30

8:00 – 9:00
Breakfast
By 12:00
Checkout

The instructors reserve the rights to modify the program should the need arise. 

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