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9-Day Photography Workshop and Culinary Tour of Italy


(26 customer reviews)

$ 4,700.00

Next Tour Date: May 2021 (Request to be put on the Wait List at

Spend 9-Days with Me Ra and Brian for a dream Photography Workshop and Culinary Tour of Italy that takes you through hidden, picturesque destinations in Tuscany, into the romance of Florence, with time to get lost in Venice and explore the rich colors of Burano island.  You’ll wander through quaint medieval towns that are off-the-beaten path.  Sleep in castles and villas, enjoy 4-course Dinners with amazing wine and tons of laughter!  For more information, email  We’ll be sending out details to the Wait List first.)

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Join celebrity photographer, Me Ra Koh, and her husband, Brian Tausend (award winning photographer and cinematographer) for an 9-Day Photography Workshop and Culinary Tour of Italy!

This an EPIC, dream, bucket list photography workshop and culinary tour of Italy!  Me Ra and Brian will bring hands-on instruction and teach you how to see the light (and the light is most beautiful in Italy). Italy and all its beauty, history and scenery will romance your senses, while Me Ra and Brian empower you to capture your journey.


The group will start with Me Ra’s favorite city: Rome. Fall in love again as you stroll through the winding alleyways of the Eternal City.  Me Ra and Brian are also going to whisk you away to some of their favorite off-the-beaten path medieval villages that you won’t find in travel books.  You could spend hours in these villages photographing a hundred different painted doors.  It is the stuff of dreams.  We’ll spend an afternoon taking a private cooking class at a castle with the Count’s chef–someone you won’t forget.  Photographing the rolling hills of Tuscany and beautiful vineyards, we’ll make our way to Brian’s favorite city; Florence.  Learn about the Renaissance Art period, as you capture the cobblestone romance of Florence.  We’ll end our trip with a day of getting lost in the winding alleyways of Venice–the only way to experience Venice’s magic and the colors of Burano island! You will not be able to put your camera down. All levels of photography are welcome. Limited space.  This 9-Day Photography Workshop Tour of Italy is a dream for both Me Ra and Brian.  They LOVE Italy and can’t wait for you to fall in love with Italy too!


This photography workshop and culinary tour of Italy is designed for all levels of photography. Me Ra and Brian have been teaching photography workshops and traveling abroad for over a decade. Me Ra is also one of the select Sony Artisans of Imagery, inspiring both beginners and pros. Whether you are a newbie who simply loves taking photos or a pro wanting to be creatively refreshed, they will take you to new levels with your camera proficiency and creativity while exploring the most gorgeous areas of northern Italy. Photograph the oldest food market in Italy, medieval villages, rolling hills of Tuscany, stars as they move across the castle’s night sky, and everything in between.  If your spouse, relative or friend is not a photographer but wants to experience Italy, they are more than welcome to join us!  In fact, we have special plans for them too!  It’s a photography workshop and culinary tour of Italy that you will never forget!

Rest and Savor

We will sleep in castles, villas and rustic farm settings.  Every night will be a 4-course dinner to experience the different flavors of northern Italy regions.  The wine is the best you’ve ever had.  Learn interesting history facts from Brian who has been studying the Italian Renaissance for years.  And we promise that you will laugh more than you ever thought possible.

Limited to 14 people.

Note: Me Ra and Brian’s Portrait of the World Photography Workshop Tours tend to fill up early so we recommend booking well in advance with a $1,000 deposit to reserve your spot.



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  1. Sarah

    Me Ra and Brian were both very open and helpful with teaching, providing us with advice, and photo critiques. I loved the off-the-beaten path medieval villages and the castle. They were quiet, authentic, romantic, and relaxing. I learned the value of shooting in manual mode for consistency sake with lighting. I also learned how to really capture the story, not just a snapshot of a pretty view and they’re words “You have to miss a few good shots to get a great shot!” I also learned about shooting underexposed to get more detail in the photo.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I enjoyed laughing across Italy with both of you!
    -Sarah, NC

  2. Lynda

    You two have been amazing teachers with sharing all your knowledge. It has given me permission to take some of the shots I might have passed on. Your hosting and hilarious entertainment was an amazing experience! I will never see a Riverdance and not think of Brian!
    I loved the night shooting lessons with Brian. I have also never done time lapse so I am excited with the results after my first time! The castle was so much fun and enjoying with time to just chill and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.
    I loved following the light with you. And it was so good to cement the functions of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.
    Thank you both!
    -Lynda, TX
    Portrait of Italy, 2017
    CONFIDENCE, 2017
    Portrait of Greece, 2018

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