2013 Catherine Karnow Photo Workshop in Italy Offers Early Sign-up Discounts for Participants Registering by November 1st

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Internationally renowned National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow announces a unique photo workshop in Umbria, Italy on May 8 -18, 2013 with reduced rates available for early registrants.

Cheers to the success of the 2012 Photo Workshop Umbria! Join us in 2013!

If you have an opportunity to learn from Catherine Karnow, do it! Catherine’s guidance was invaluable. I emerged with a terrific set of shots and serious photography skills. I’d leap at the chance to do it again.

—Patricia Martin

The 10-day intensive photo workshop, aimed at all levels of photographers, will focus on the people, culture and food of Umbria. Every day is a different adventure. A highly experienced travel photojournalist, Catherine Karnow has organised a workshop packed with fun experiences, specifically designed so that participants spend real time with locals. There are many photo workshops out there but this one is unique.

"This workshop will be what it is like to be me, Catherine Karnow, on assignment for my favourite travel magazine clients, such as National Geographic Traveler. In my career I have been lucky to meet all sorts of fascinating people and have all kinds of extraordinary experiences. I want you to know what that is like. I have handpicked the most fun parts and people for you to meet and photograph. We will also learn from local experts about the culture, history, art, and food of Umbria."

Excursions include photographing the local Fiat Cinquecento club: the owners and their tiny cars in the town of Viterbo; going out at dawn with fishermen to photograph their ancient way of net fishing on Lake Bolsena; documenting the most prestigious ceramics workshop in the historic town of Deruta; joining in a colorful festival of ancient rituals in the lakeside town of Marta; dining with an aristocratic couple in their elegant palazzo; and much more!

Participants will stay at La Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautifully restored farmhouse and cottages twenty minutes from Orvieto. The food at La Locanda is delicious and healthy, much of it from their own organic farm. There are also meals in local restaurants. Yoga is optional and spa services are also available.

Catherine Karnow has been teaching photography since 1995; and has taught at Maine Photo Workshops, Santa Fe Photo Workshops, and many others. For National Geographic, she currently teaches Weekend Workshops in San Francisco, at Miraval in Tucson; and the National Geographic Traveler Seminar in cities all over the US. She also gives private workshops and teaching seminars all over the world, for a myriad of private, corporate and editorial clients.

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