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Cinque Terre in Italy Photo Workshop

Cinque Terre in Italy Photo Workshop

Plan your dream vacation, join Marie Joabar in CInque Terre, Italy from june 3-10, 2023 for an exciting 7 days photographing this picturesque region!

Seaside towns, charming villages, colorful beaches, and amazing views in 5 different towns in the area. Italy is gorgeous any time of year early June provides beautiful photographic opportunities and we’ll enjoy capturing them all.

Whether you're an experienced shooter or a novice, all will come away with stronger skills in exposure, composition and camera settings. We’ll maximize our time in the field photographing and will be learning hands-on. Our group size will be 8 to 10 people so everyone will get plenty of one on one instruction.

Although any camera will do, we recommend one with exposure controls such as a DSLR or mirrorless camera for more creative exposure techniques and compositions. Lenses in the range of 18-200, wider or longer too if you have it. 

Price: From $3775 per person and includes:

  • Shared double room in Hotel La Cabana in Monterosso (singles or suite with terrace and jacuzzi available for a supplement)
  • Daily traditional breakfast
  • 5 dinners with wine
  • Daily photo shoots and classes with Marie
  • Train passes for exploring other towns
  • One boat trip on the Mediterranean
  • Transfers from and return to Florence 

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Lunch
  • Independent meals and additional sight-seeing

Limit: 8-10

This workshop is offered through Il Chiostro.A ny questions can be directed or call and speak to them in person at 800-990-3506.

For more details or to Register:  Visit the Il Chiostro Website.

What people are saying about the 2018 and 2019 Il Chiostro Photography Worshops to Tuscany:
“The Il Chiostro photography workshop was the perfect combination of day trips to fabulous destinations throughout Tuscany for hands on shooting, limited classroom instruction, interaction with the other participants of the Tuscan Cuisine and Painting workshops, and delicious food and drink.  It was truly one of my favorite vacations!  Our photography mentor and instructor Marie was wonderful – always available to answer questions and offer helpful suggestions, all while doing so as if we had been friends for decades.  Her passion for photography and desire to share her wealth of knowledge with others is unique and was very much appreciated.”
Robert M.

"Having had the good fortune to be one of the participants in last Fall's Il Chiostro program in Tuscany, I would say the following: One could not have craved a more felicitous location than Dievole, the winery which hosted the retreat. All the pictures you will see of this estate will underestimate its beauty, which changes with the light, from morning till dusk, a photographer's dream. The dinners were quite good, and often extraordinary, the breakfasts were extensive and challenged one's capacity for self control. The accommodations were luxurious. 
    We traveled to a variety of towns and locals within about an hour's drive from Dievole for photographic opportunities. Our drivers, who doubled as guides and factotums and artists and experts on all things Italian, were folks you would want to keep as friends. They resided with us at Dievole. The staff at the winery were attentive and helpful in that friendly and delightfully informal Italian way.
    Marie was an excellent hands on teacher and a wonderful person. She was always available to provide help and advice and devoted several hours of in house time to an introductory course on Lightroom, a real boon to beginners. I would highly recommend this workshop to others."

Robert K

"What a great experienced! If you enjoy good food, good wine, a beautiful resort in Tuscany, making new friends, plus advancing your photography skills, this is the adventure for you. I leaned so much from Marie.”
Larry N.

"Marie is a patient and encouraging instructor. I had a great time and I learned a lot."
Barb V.

"Loved your kind, patient and nurturing style in teaching us."
Gwen W.

"The workshop was truly an awesome experience that we will never forget"
H & L McD.

What People are Saying about Marie

“Marie is very friendly and was able to put herself in the mind of the beginner using clear and concise communication!”

“Marie clearly knows photography and comes from a technical perspective, but she has a talent for translating that technical information into understandable content and not everyone can do that! She was terrific!”

“The instructor made the class so interesting that it did not appear to be a four-hour class!”

“Marie struck the perfect balance of knowing her stuff and being non-intimidating!"

Instructor: Marie Joabar

Marie Joabar

Drawing on more than 12 years experience as the Corporate Trainer and Education Programs Manager for one of the Washington DC area’s leading camera retailers, Marie Joabar founded Capital Photography Center in January 2012.

With a talented staff of instructors and a wide variety of classes, its mission is to help those with a love of photography grow their passion and reach their goals - be it to capture better snapshots or become a professional photographer.

As an instructor herself, Marie finds just the right way to take complicated concepts and technology, and break the information down into easy-to-understand nuggets to share with others. Whether teaching photography basics or helping one better understand their camera, she works to take away one’s intimidation or sense of overwhelming that often accompanies learning new things so they can begin enjoying the craft and develop their skills.

Marie is also very active in the Shenandoah Valley where she teaches photography classes for Shenandoah County and writes the Shared Exposures photography column for “The Mountain Courier.” Her photos can be found in various print and online publications for the Shenandoah County Department of Tourism and have been published in various local magazines and newspapers.

She is a member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) and VECCA (Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts). Her work can be seen on her website at

Marie teaches the following classes for Capital Photography Center:

* DSLR Photography Basics
* Fieldwork - Photography Basics
* The Lightroom Library Module In Depth
* The Lightroom Develop Module In Depth
* And more

Date: June 03 2023

Time: This is a multi-day event: June 3-10, 2023


$ From $3775

Il Chiostro is handling the registration for this.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

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