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Smartphone Photography In Siena with Pro

2 reviewsSiena, Italy

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Experience hosted by Lesley Erica

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

I want to show you the city of Siena via your smartphone and teach you how to take great travel pictures and street photography. First Piazza del Campo .. a paradise for photographers. Learn about composition and making the most of the available light.

Then we’ll look for interesting details and hidden corners in this medieval City and based on the type of photography you like best we have a surprise stop or two as we go.

Along the way a stop for coffee and I’ll talk you through some editing tips and tricks to enhance your shots. If you have Instagram or Facebook we can also talk about layouts and posting.

We’ll finish our last section of walkabout with a theme/mini project in mind.

Experience also available Montalcino/Pienza/St Quirico/Bagno Vignoni .. just ask! I am also very flexible with times .. please contact me if you'd like a different slot.
I want to show you the city of Siena via your smartphone and teach you how to take great travel pictures and street photography. First Piazza del Campo .. a paradise for photographers. Learn about composition and making the most of the available light.

Then we’ll look for interesting details and hidden corners in this medieval City and based on the type of photography you like best we have a surprise stop or two as we go.…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Italy is famous for its coffee so we’ll enjoy a cappuccino, latte or simple...
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Tue, 27 Oct
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
₹1,983 per person
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Fri, 30 Oct
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
₹1,983 per person
₹1,983 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
₹1,983 per person
₹1,983 per person

Meet your host, Lesley Erica

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 2 Reviews
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I’ve been a photographer for 30 yrs. British but live in Tuscany, near Siena (17 yrs). I am passionate about photographing people, abstract, street scenes, food.

Love to travel for food, wine, photography, meeting people. Worked for years with pro cameras but fell in love with the camera capacity on my iPhone and use it tons, even for competitions. Love to see great photography on instagram so thought it would be fun to help travelers improve their photography. Who doesn’t use their smartphone for photos these days?!

I’ve been using my iPhone exclusively for 2 years for photos, learnt tons of tips and tricks, found great editing apps and built up a portfolio on instagram. Now I'm enjoying imparting that knowledge.

Check out my smartphone photography on instagram @lesleyericaphoto
I’ve been a photographer for 30 yrs. British but live in Tuscany, near Siena (17 yrs). I am passionate about photographing people, abstract, street scenes, food.

Love to travel for food, wine, photography, meeting people. Worked for years with pro cameras but fell in love with the camera capacity on my iPhone and use it tons, even for competitions. Love to see great photography on instagram so thought it would be fun to help travelers improve their photography. Who doesn’t use the…
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Where you'll be

We meet at Fonte Gaia in Piazza del Campo in the centre of Siena. We’ll spend some time here in the piazza as there is so much to shoot; it lends itself to so many aspects of photography.

Then a stroll in the side streets before taking a break for a coffee where we’ll sit for the second part of the mini workshop and i’ll show you how to edit and do instagram layouts to make the most of the day’s shots. A final 30 mins photographing with a theme

2 reviews

Mariella
August 2020
Un esperienza fresca , in un luogo bellissimo e con la compagnia di un esperta, che riesce a trasmettere il piacere per la foto aiutandoti a catturare i particolari , facendoti vedere con occhi diversi dei luoghi gia' belli. Spero di trovare l'occasione per continuare l'esperienza
Un esperienza fresca , in un luogo bellissimo e con la compagnia di un esperta, che riesce a trasmettere il piacere per la foto aiutandoti a catturare i particolari , facendoti ve…
Liz
January 2020
Lesley taught exactly what I was looking for in a personal way that helped me acquire new skills and see things differently. She tailored the instruction to meet my personal interests and helped me practice my new skills so that I left with confidence to continue on my own.
Lesley taught exactly what I was looking for in a personal way that helped me acquire new skills and see things differently. She tailored the instruction to meet my personal intere…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Don’t worry if you have no photographic experience. You just need your iPhone/Smartphone. I’ll teach you about composition, natural light and tons of fantastic phone camera functions. Then it’s up to you to be as creative as you like. If you can, download Snapseed the editing app before we meet.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes to walk in, Smartphone, Snapseed App downloaded

An iPhone or other smartphone