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Amalfi Photo Tours

 

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This is a rare opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from a world-class photographer in two of the Amalfi Coast's most colorful and photogenic locales.

You may select 2 days on the Amalfi coast or add

Day 1. Amalfi & Positano

Day 2. Capri & Anacapri

Day 3. Option Rome

Pricing on request depending on time of year reserved. 3,4 and 5 star hotel accommodation available.

Amalfi & Positano

Watch the morning Mediterranean light give way to the brilliance of the noonday sun; capture colorful facades, winding cobblestone streets and the hustle-bustle of one of Italy's most famous locales. The views from Positano's winding narrow streets overlooking the rugged Positano coastline are spectacular and Boccaccio knows all the right angles.

In the afternoon, we sail from Positano to Amalfi and photograph one of the world's most extraordinary coastlines with its many hillside villages, ancient castles, and cliff-hanging roads. Make photographs of a lifetime in the radiance and intriguing shadows of the Mediterranean light and learn how to capture the color, beauty and magical atmosphere that make these two jewels of Italy so alluring and photogenic.

Capri & Anacapri

The unparalleled natural beauty of Capri has captured the imagination of travelers and artists alike.  Explore the magnificent villas of Emperor Tiberius, who succeeded Caesar Augustus.  Wander the quaint by-ways and gardens while capturing the color, detail and life of this seaside wonder.   The ride up the mountain to Anacapri can be described either as thrilling or harrowing, depending upon one’s constitution. Skillful bus drivers navigate the precipitous, winding route as they maneuver past other vehicles with mere inches to spare.  Photograph Villa San Michele, Alex Munthe’s unparalleled architectural masterpiece towering high above Capri.

Today not only offers you an adventurous and unique way to visit this picturesque island but shows you how to photograph the sights in a way most tourists never accomplish. Experience Capri's breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and the unrivaled Italian lifestyle up close and personal while creating a visual banquet of imagery that will satisfy for years to come.

The Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri boast dramatic coastlines which can only be appreciated by sea.  With National Geographic photographer Anthony Boccaccio at your side, capture the natural beauty of these remarkable panoramic landscapes and seascapes while basking in brilliant Mediterranean light.  On the way, let Boccaccio’s camera capture you while you take a swim in the crystal clear waters beneath jagged cliffs of Capri rising out of the sea.

Boccaccio will show you how to shoot like the professional photojournalists of National Geographic.  By day’s end, you will have a treasure trove of amazing photographs that tell the story of YOUR day in Capri.

• 8-hour day trip to Capri, with boat transportation from Positano and back (9:30am to 6:30pm)

• Boat tour of Capri's coast and grottoes

• Swim in one of the bays near Capri (Towels and drinks are supplied onboard the ship )

• The Faraglioni

• Island of Capri – Port, Funicular to city, vistas

• Anacapri - Villa San Michele & Vistas

Client Testimonials

Thanks Tony, we had more great food put in front of us in the last two weeks than we could ever eat. We are back in SC, back to reality of kids, work and school. Let me just say that especially for Will, your tour made our trip. I am not the photographer in the family, I would rather sit down with a sketchbook than fiddle with f-stops and shutter speeds. The trip to Italy was an anniversary gift to me and your tour was my gift to him. Will has had an interest in photography for some time and after your tour, he spent the rest of our trip really excited about what he was seeing. We went back to all of the "sights" at least twice so he could get different shadows and night shots and snapped photos of children in piazzas, people feeding pigeons and even a few garbage cans. I kind of got hooked on taking shots of the floors and roads. You are right about the colors in the reflections of the little stones. I will get him to e-mail you some images as soon as we get caught up on life and are able to breathe. Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your quiet August.

 

 

National Geographic

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Tony Boccaccio

Tony began his career with National Geographic Magazine in 1971. Since then, his camera has taken him to over thirty countries in as many years - from Iceland to the Amazon.

Like most photographers, he is a series of contrasts: His lens has captured the frozen landscapes of Iceland and the sweltering jungles of the Amazon.

He is probably most known for his beautiful travel photography, yet while working with the human figure, his sensitivity rivals that of the great painters. Indeed, his artistic life began as a young painter trained in the classical manner. He studied classical piano at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and taught himself to play the bluegrass banjo. He lived in Brazil as a teenager and Italy as a college student. In 1995, he returned to Rome, Italy to continue his painting and to learn how to sculpt in the classical manner under one of Rome's most gifted sculptors, Alessandro Nocera.

"Painting was my first passion. and by the time I was 16, I was painting on commissions and selling my work for more than the monthly mortgage payment on our home. I discovered the camera when I was 17. My high school art teacher took me into the darkroom to see how printing was done. When I saw that first image miraculously appear I was hooked. That night I announced to my family that I was no longer going to paint, that I was going to be a professional photographer. My father, old Italian that he was, almost killed me, since I gave half of all my commissions to him. My mother intervened and the rest is history."

While a student at the University of Rochester, he was invited by Kodak to hang out with their photographers who provided him with valuable training and tons of free film and development for four years. This opportunity proved invaluable and eventually led to working with National Geographic Magazine.

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Sail the Amalfi Coast with a National Geographic Photographer

Imagine sailing down the charming Amalfi coast to the enchanting island of Capri, then spending a full day with a National Geographic photographer Tony Boccaccio, who will show you how to make stunning photographs while experiencing Amalfi, Positano, Capri's and Anacapri's breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and the unrivaled Italian lifestyle up close and personal. 

Your time with Tony will be especially rewarding because he has lived in Italy for many years, speaks Italian fluently, and knows all the best angles to make spectacular photos.

"My intention is to personally coach my clients, and show them that it actually IS possible for them to make great photographs, improve their shooting skills in a short time, and ignite their creativity.  I want to inspire them to see the world in a whole new way – with eyes of the professional photojournalist." - Tony Boccaccio

This is a rare opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade from a world-class photographer in the Amalfi Coast’s most colorful and photogenic locales.

This tour is for anyone who loves adventure, Italy, photography, and Italian culture.  Take home impressive photos and a lifetime of great memories of a delightful and rewarding time in the South of Italy.

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