When David Hoptman first advertised his Tuscan Light Workshops on TOP, he was living in Tuscany. Although he doesn't live there any more, he'll be leading a workshop back to his old haunts in Tuscany in May, which he considers the ideal time of year to visit the region.
I don't know David personally, but he's been a professional photographer for more than 30 years and has taught photography at the University Lorenzo De Medici in Florence. He's an experienced workshop instructor, but, moreover, he lived in Tuscany for years, and says "I know the area like the back of my iPhone." Down to which local restaurants are the best. That's what you want, a tourguide who really knows the ground. He's still got a few more places left for this year's workshop—here's the web page, from which you can download the brochure.
And if you think I'm jealous, yes, I would love to throw my responsibilities to the winds and take off for a week of shooting in Tuscany with such an expert tourguide. Yes, indeed. Something that will have to await my retirement, I guess. (Retirement? What's that?) Sigh.
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Featured Comment by Bradley Hsi: "We went to David's workshop in 2010, what an enjoyable experience. Good food, good wine and most of all good learning experience!"
Featured Comment by Ilkka Valkila: "The Tuscan Light ads here years ago are very much responsible for me falling in love with Tuscany. Of course I had seen lots of great photos from the area before, but only then I started dreaming of actually traveling there. Unfortunately I have not been able to participate in the workshop, but I have traveled there twice on my own so far and intend to go back when I have the chance. Maybe some day even the workshop fits my schedule."