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.
“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.”
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,
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.
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!
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!
I wanted to thank you again sincerely for that great workshop. As said earlier, people often write when they need to complain but forget to say when things where great 😉
This may also be used/quoted as happy customer testimonial.
This tour can be really fully qualified as photo workshop. Not only it is perfectly timed and organized to take us to the best place at the right time (using the best of the weather to select itinerary) but it’s also a great photo group experience on site. Daniel and Alban, on each spot provide some tips before start, and while leaving freedom to all to explore the playground, they regularly check if all ok to provide some help on composition or technical details. Having some small conference before dinner with post-processing tips on real example just shot is the cherry on the cake and video are available to download after to rework details)
And probably the thing I like the most is that constant kindness and warm mood brought in at all time by Daniel. This create a great group spirit and not only we end the tour with fantastic photos and memories but also get new photo friend after each trip. No better measure of this, by the comments from each other on posted photos.
No wonder, why I did 4 trips with iceland-photo tour, two with Daniel and plan two new ones soon.
Not much feedback I could add to suggest improvement. The only thing I may suggest is that with a group of 13 + 2 guides, sometime split more the group in two (like the two van) as for some site, it can be difficult to avoid having one photographer in the view when using ultra wide angle as we do. If I’m thinking back, in a large majority (75%) of the time this was perfectly managed (creating a line, spreading on a large part, advertising multiple spots to distribute the group , …) on the left ones, that was mostly when we were after ice breaks with the rocks where everyone goes in every direction.
Not a big deal as we can manage it with some patience or move to other spots. Therefore maybe in some site, a light reminder to participants to think they could be in the frame.
Looking forward for future trip in July in Iceland + Greenland. Too many nice trips proposed and not enough time LOL
I had the pleasure of joining Iurie and Daniel in Greenland for one of their sailing tours in Ilulissat. Suffice it to say, the organization was immaculate and the entire trip was smooth sailing – literally! You get the idea they are workaholics ( : ) because, while we rested and got over the previous evening’s toils, these guys were already prepping and planning for the next day. Besides, they were both incredibly good company (and funny too) but with very good knowledge of the weather and the surroundings and it’s possibilities. It’s definitely been a pleasure and I wouldn’t hesitate joining them on a trip again!
What an adventure! Loved ever minute. Thanks to all in our group and a special thanks to you Daniel. Very pleased to have learned some things to become a better photographer.
Nice meeting you all……Daphne.
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!