Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of joining Daniel and Iurie in Tuscany for a workshop in November of 2015.  This was not my first time being guided by either of them and the experience was everything I had come to expect and more.  Simply put, the workshop was meticulously planned and expertly executed.  The accommodations at Villa Gaia provided the rustic feel of Tuscany complete with the modern conveniences necessary for a comfortable stay.  Each meal prepared by the resident chef was an absolute delight offering a broad sampling of the flavors Tuscany has to offer.  Perhaps most importantly, though, was the ease with which we were able to shoot.  Daniel and Iurie demonstrated expert knowledge of the area allowing them to adapt quickly to put us in the best locations to shoot based on weather and lighting conditions.  They were able to provide advance knowledge of each location enabling us to prepare to shoot before the light came up or the mist had cleared.  Transportation was easy, meeting times and locations were clear and there was ample room provided to stow and access our gear.  They even made special transportation arrangements for me when my inbound flight was cancelled.  All of this combined to allow each of us to relax, enjoy ourselves and focus on what was most important: to be in the right places at the right times to capture amazing images.”

- Matt the Weather MasterThanks for a great time, guys!

The Tuscany photo tour with Iurie Belegurschi and Daniel Kordan was superb in every way. Villa Gaia provided a perfect home base from which to be perfectly positioned for iconic sunrise and sunset photos, and the day tours of the Etruscan villages were amazing. We were able to avoid the tourist traffic and be in perfect position for some of the best landscape photography of my life. Beyond setting us up the for the most glorious Tuscany landscapes, both Iurie and Daniel are master photography post-processors and the daytime classes in Lightroom and Photoshop added numerous techniques to my post processing knowledge and skill set. These young men are artists. They are accomplished in their own right at such a young age it is difficult to comprehend. On top of that all of the logistics were well organized and every day went without a hitch. Finally the meals at Villa Gaia were like eating in a different 5 star Parisian restaurant every day. Not exaggerating chef and Villa Director Yuri put on a masterful dining experience every night and without any exaggeration this was the best week of dining I have ever in my life experienced.

Dr. Lorne MartinNiagara Falls, Canada

“Very happy to have joined another wonderful photo workshop led by Iurie and Daniel. Apart from good food and wine, I loved the scenery of Tuscany.  It’s so traquil, unique and beautiful.  I have also learnt a lot about composition and digital processing techniques for landscape photography from this workshop.  I enjoyed the whole trip very much and thank Iurie and Daniel did a brilliant job.”

Carl LamHong Kong

I had the pleasure of going to Cinque Terre  and Tuscany with Iurie and Daniel Korzhonov in November, 2015. I have done many photo trips over the past 10 years and rate this one at or near the top. Iurie and Danielle were extremely knowledgeable and went out of their way to share tips and ideas on how to improve my skills. I will definitely use Iceland Photo Tours again and highly recommend them for all photographers no matter what skill level they are at.
Thank you Iurie and Danielle,

Michael
I just returned from a week in Tuscany with Iceland Photo Tours.  Daniel Kordan and Iurie Belgurschi  were the leaders and photographic guides . The season was fall when the grass was green, the vineyards a rusty gold, and the mist in plenty supply.
Daniel ’s in depth knowledge of the area and the best photographic locations allowed us to venture out to some magical hilltop landscapes to photograph the villas and cypress trees peaking out of the morning mist. The trekking up and down through the fields always made it a wonderful adventure, even if the weather, the sunrise and the sunset were uncooperative.  Many afternoons were spent at another well researched location to experience and photograph the beautiful scenery with sunset light. We had time to  photograph some of the villages either from a vantage point above the town or photographing the streets within the villages. Daniel and Iurie planned all the days, but left room for options depending on the weather or serendipity. They each shared their photographic expertise with the participants both in the field and in a few workflow workshops during the day. We stayed in the Villa Gaia where we had the pleasure of feasting on some local, fresh and beautifully prepared food. All the logistics of the trip went smoothly. Thank you for providing all the opportunities to create some wonderful images.
Jane Levine

Daniel Korzhonov aka Daniel Kordan introduced us to night time photography which I thought was brilliant. We would shoot one village at day light and another at dusk. I enjoyed it so much because I had never done it as an assignment. Daniel Korzhonov’s processing of his images at dusk was top notch and highly creative. This shot is my very first attempt. Thank you Daniel Korzhonov for making our photo tour so much fun.

Usha

Good Morning Daniel and Iurie,

thank you for this wonderful Work shop’s in Tuscany and Cinque Terre!
My enthusiasm about your good organisations, finest tipp’s and help me every times, included my own problems, that’s incredible!
The accommodation in Tuscany Villa Gaia (Seggiano under the leader Yuri) thank you Yuri and your team for my beautiful birthday party, the meals and Pizza parties!
In Manarola, Cinque Terre I would recommend the ALBERGO MARINA PICCOLA. Very friendly owner, employees and housekeepers.

I give you ***** stars!

Gabriele Schuirmann, Germany
Dear Daniel, Lurie,
Now that I’m back home, I can look back on that most enjoyable, interesting and
at times photographically challenging vacation in the south of France.
Thank you very much for making it all possible with your expertise, knowledge and patience.
Although I now have the long task of sorting out all the photos I’ll have to put it on further
hold again as I’m off to Western China tomorrow.
Again thanks for everything.
All the best,                         Jan
Jan Lammers

Dear Daniel,

Thank you so much.
Provence tour was fantastic. I really appreciate your super leadership.
Thanks again.
Angela Chong
Bonjour Daniel, Lurie and Rhona,
Thank you so much for putting together such a beautiful trip. I know it must take hours to plan and put together and you guys did a fantastic job. I loved every hotel and every restaurant. The food was excellent. I’m in love with Provence…I just loved taking pictures there. Every location made my heart beat faster with excitement. I learned so much…I can’t thank you enough.
I will see you guys in Patagonia!!
Until then see you on Instagram and Facebook!
Lisa Hora
First and foremost is Daniel Kordan. Personable, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. I can’t begin to say how much I have learned from him in such a short period of time. You rarely get the combination of brilliance and kind personality in one individual-but Daniel is one of them.
Scotland was beautiful and the sites that Daniel chose to take us to were breathtaking. A must on your bucket list of places to visit!
Rick Yates October 2016
Rick YatesScotland tour

My dear coach, Thank q so much , we are so lucky to have such wonderful scotland & Ireland trips with you , we love those amazing sunrise,  sunset & the milky way , we won’t forget those wonderful sceneries…you are the very best of the best photographer in our world, we are going to miss you now, take care hv a good rest, see u soon!

Annie SiuScotland&Ireland tour 2016