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About the workshops
orkshops are a forum for learning and sharing experiences, techniques, technical details, lighting and the mechanics required for making a photograph, but more importantly, my workshops are about finding your creative soul and putting you into your art. As we explore the beauty within, we'll learn how to work with models and others. We'll discuss marketing ourselves in today's changing world with creative portfolios for exhibition and commercial use. Digital or film, it doesn't have to be either/or. As we explore new environments, we will learn to express ourselves through photographs. Workshops are given in Tuscany, Provence, Burgundy, California, as well as Maine Photographic Workshops, and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Visit Il Paradiso where you will live, study and photograph in Tuscany, a landscape of beautiful cypress, ancient monasteries, and people that embrace life. The vines are sprouting and the green fields are a visual feast, lightly kissed golden with new wheat and red poppies. We will spend days in these rolling Tuscan hills outside of Buonconvento, a 13th-century walled village 30 minutes south of Siena. We will be centrally located near Etruscan ruins, natural thermal hot springs and a variety of villages which offer a multitude of photographic opportunities. Memorable meals will be prepared daily by our chef at our workshop location, Il Paradiso di Frazzina, a brunello vineyard situated in the valley below Montalcino. The vintner pipes music to the vines, creating a lovely atmosphere for sharing a glass of wine while lingering and photographing the sheep returning in the late afternoon light.

About Elizabeth
Elizabeth Opalenik is a photographic artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work with alternative processes, infrared films, Polaroid manipulations and the Mordançage process is exhibited, collected, and published internationally. Insights and interview can be seen in Camera Arts Magazine, April 99. Elizabeth teaches and lectures in the United Stated and abroad and has clients that include Michael Good Design, Nancy Lopez Golf, Gossard Lingerie, Pixar and various travel magazines and brochures. Giclee and fine art prints are available for sale.