• TESTIMONIALS

    My Workshops in my Alumni’s words

2017 WORKSHOP STATISTICS

Number of Workshops: 12

(both scheduled Workshops and One-on-One)

Participants’ satisfaction: 98.9%

(after-Workshop surveys’ results)

Returning ratio: 63.3%

(participants returning at least once)

TESTIMONIALS

I have been very happy about this Workshop that went a bit out of the classic “street” philosophy associated with Leica, Vieri showed us that with these exceptional cameras you can create also different images.

Matteo Braschi, Cinque Terre 2017


A wonderful experience which, above all, made me find the pleasure and will to photograph again.

Luca Landoni, Cinque Terre 2017


Vieri is as strong as a teacher and photographer as the images on his web page are showing you – 100% pure craftsmanship!

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


One of my favourite experiences was our hike up the Old Man of Storr, where the 3 of us carried backpacks and tripods into the rarefied air near the mountain peak. From that height, the view was breath-taking as were our raw images.

Scott Brayley, Scotland One-on-One, 2017


Vieri’s professional approach and attention to detail ensured a superb vacation and a very satisfying photo Workshop.

Scott Brayley, Scotland One-on-One, 2017


Accommodation was wonderful, food excellent and the company great. The Asturias coast is a wonderfully photogenic area and the whole trip was a delight. The images I have testify to that and will bring back happy memories for many years to come.

Steve Marson, Asturias 2017


Vieri does an outstanding job of having in-depth knowledge of the best locations, together with practical advice on how to capture striking images and teaching all aspects of landscape photography.

Paul Hayward, Glencoe & Isle of Skye 2017


A true full-immersion in photography and photographic experiences, which went on during moments of relax, lunches and dinners as well.

Matteo Braschi, Cinque Terre 2017


I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way you taught me to really see what I have in front of me, rather than just look at it anymore.

Giulia Landoni, Cinque Terre 2017


Teachings, work on the landscape and conversation happened under the sign of pleasantness and fruitfulness.

Leonardo Berchielli, Cinque Terre 2017


Leica Akademie Workshop in the Cinque Terre… what can I say… wonderful….

Matteo Braschi, Cinque Terre 2017


The small size of
the group did foster a very intense learning and discussion culture, while having lots of fun.

Eike-Oliver Steffen, Death Valley 2017


Thank you for your energy and responsiveness, before, during and after the Workshop.

Jack Pasht, Glencoe & Isle of Skye 2017


Vieri is not one of those photographers that likes you, as a student, to pay the bills for him getting new images – he just wants his students to learn as much as possible during his workshops!

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


We never stop learning for a second during the two days… Vieri and his wife looked after us all the time, offering suggestions always very well received (I hope my resulting images will make them happy as well).

Matteo Braschi, Cinque Terre 2017


The biggest thing I’ll bring with me after these three days is the idea I got from you about the importance and value of anticipating. Not only in terms of waiting for long exposure times, but anticipating the light, the moment, the wind’s changes, the arrival of a wave.

Giulia Landoni, Cinque Terre 2017


If you, like me, think that spending a week or so speaking and breathing photography all day long and shooting at gorgeous locations seems like a best bet for your precious time out of the office, then again, stop reading my review and press the booking button now!

Witold Kaczanowski, Asturias 2017


Having a teacher so knowledgeable and helpful has been a great plus: Vieri is always ready to offer his suggestions (while having fun!).

Giulia Conciatori, Cinque Terre 2017


The event was so convincing that together 
with a friend of mine I immediately did sign in for the next class with Vieri and Zeynep!

Eike-Oliver Steffen, Death Valley 2017


I came back knowing so much more about landscape photography and the use of my gear.

Marieke Feenstra, Comacchio 2016


We enjoyed this workshop so much that my friend and I have arranged to have a custom workshop with Vieri and Zeynep in their home country of Italy in 2018. Can’t wait. Vieri and Zeynep are the best!

Scott Heaton, Arran 2017


I believe I came away from the workshop with almost a dozen strong images to add to my portfolio. I have since registered for two additional workshops in 2018.

Paul Hayward, Glencoe & Isle of Skye 2017


The workshop in Comacchio was an amazing experience, waking up the landscape photographer in me.

Marieke Feenstra, Comacchio 2016


The afternoon image review sessions were very helpful, encouraging self-criticism of our images followed by suggestions on processing to bring out the best in them.

Steve Marson, Asturias 2017


I greatly admired Vieri’s patience and tact in suggesting us different ways to shoot our photographs while working, some very useful suggestions that helped me to reflect with more attention on my compositions.

Gian Luigi Scarfiotti, Death Valley 2017


Vieri guided us with great experience and attention through itineraries and alternative routes to get to photograph from very different angles than usual, always away from the classic “touristic” spots.

Gian Luigi Scarfiotti, Death Valley 2017


I highly recommend you take one of Vieri’s Workshops; it will improve your work with big leaps!

Marieke Feenstra, Comacchio 2016


With inspiration from this amazing setting and with Vieri’s artistic and technical guidance, we created some perfect compositions.

Scott Brayley, Italy One-on-One, 2017


Death Valley is definitely one of my personal highlights since I´m interested in photography, not only because of the beautiful scenery of the landscape but also because of the way how Vieri conveyed his opinion what landscape photography can be about.

Eike-Oliver Steffen, Death Valley 2017


Vieri demonstrated his post-processing techniques to bring out the best in our raw captures step-by-step, so we could take that knowledge and apply it on our own at home.

Scott Brayley, Scotland One-on-One, 2017


Hospitality and organisation have been perfect, and every day different from the previous ones, with a spot on choice of itineraries in amazing Death Valley.

Gian Luigi Scarfiotti, Death Valley 2017


Your previous experiences in Death Valley meant we wasted little time chasing around and were able to go directly to places of photographic interest. In a location as vast as Death Valley this was imperative to a successful workshop.

John Brewton, Death Valley 2017


If I have to rate this trip over all, with maximum 5 stars I would give 6!

Jörn Schewski, Death Valley 2017


My experience at the Cinque Terre with Vieri and Zeynep has been very positive: a place totally unknown to me, experienced in a very particular and exclusive way.

Giulia Conciatori, Cinque Terre 2017


On Skye, all areas were very beautiful and all were carefully selected based on our wishes and the weather forecast to give us the best possible captures!

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


If you don´t have much time for searching for the best locations out there, if you want to be on these locations at the best time of the year/month/day and learn tricks of the trade from top-notch landscape photographer then don´t think twice and press “book now” button!

Witold Kaczanowski, Asturias 2017


From the e-mail correspondence and follow up to all the on-location work Vieri has done for you before you arrive, everything is just making your valuable time as a student very efficient!

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


A most enjoyable experience in Death Valley.

John Brewton, Death Valley 2017


Vieri drove us to the undulating hills of Tuscany where we captured an Italian hillside villa arising from the mist at dawn among many other great shots!

Scott Brayley, Italy One-on-One, 2017


A Workshop with a capital W, great organization and a fantastic tutor. We’ll meet again… without a doubt!

Mattia Zaldini, Comacchio 2016


Our tutor Vieri Bottazzini’s teaching is technically perfect, clear in his explanations and always available to answer questions and clarification requests.

Ubaldo Baricordi, Comacchio 2016


For all of you thinking about joining a workshop – think no longer. Let 2018 be the year when you took your photography to the next level together with Vieri Bottazzini.

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


I went to a Leica Akademie Workshop with Vieri Bottazzini full of my own insecurities, but I have been given invaluable incentives to take more risks. Thank you!

Camilla Biella, Comacchio 2016


Vieri’s teaching style encourages individuality… with the occasional nudge in the right direction and excellent advice when unsure of technicalities or compositional problems.

Steve Marson, Asturias 2017


During the Workshop I learned a lot simply watching Vieri moving around, looking where he looked, and from the way he interacted with us and with the environment.

Mattia Zaldini, Comacchio 2016


Vieri’s suggestions, always offered with tact, never made me feel like a student, but like a colleague. What could sound like just an exchange of observation at first, in retrospect revealed itself to be priceless teachings.

Guido Basevi, Comacchio 2016


I participated with curiosity and high expectations in the Workshop that just ended in Comacchio. Organisation was precise, accurate and overall perfect. My expectations have been fully met!

Ubaldo Baricordi, Comacchio 2016


Each night, once our sunset shoot was done, we enjoyed an authentic Italian meal along with many great discussions over a bottle or two of Brunello di Montalcino–a fabulous red!

Scott Brayley, Italy One-on-One, 2017


They say money can´t buy happiness but you can book Vieri´s workshop instead and the result will be the same!

Witold Kaczanowski, Asturias 2017


I have been on workshops where the instructors are more interested in getting you there to fund their travel so they can do THEIR shooting. This was not the case with Vieri and Zeynep. They could not have been more gracious and attentive hosts. They actually go to the sites ahead of time on their own dime to scout shooting locations, housing and eating establishments.

Scott Heaton, Arran 2017


An experience that gave me new motivation and the will to keep going.

Antonino Esposito, Comacchio 2016


Vieri’s great helpfulness and professionalism made the days in Comacchio intense and extremely beneficial.

Antonino Esposito, Comacchio 2016


Vieri is a really wonderful person, a true professional but with a humility that is rare to find nowadays.

Mattia Zaldini, Comacchio 2016


Thanks for a wonderful week, I really did learn a lot even though I may not have asked many questions. I would do this workshop again in a heartbeat.

Michael Rollins, Arran 2017


Vieri’s chosen locations were landscape wonders, the Workshop’s organization was perfect: I hope to be fortuned and privileged enough to participate in other Workshops with you guys, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Guido Basevi, Comacchio 2016


After almost a week together in Scotland my friend and I had already booked the next trip together with Vieri.

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


Particularly rewarding was the occasions where we visited the same location at sunset and then the following sunrise, which produced completely different images and helped enormously having been there before.

Steve Marson, Asturias 2017


At each location, Vieri provided feedback on composition, advised on the use of filters and guided us on how to achieve the best exposure from the fading light at sunset or the emerging sunrise.

Scott Brayley, Scotland One-on-One, 2017


A very interesting Workshop, with locations out of the usual routes. Excellent technical support!

Luca Anconetani, Skye 2016


I’d recommend it without hesitation to Landscape photography lovers of all levels, beginners and advanced alike.

Omar Bonini, Skye 2016


Should I rate this Workshop, I’d give it 5 stars out of 5. I really enjoyed it!

Marcello Perugini, Skye 2016


Summarising the workshop, I’d say you are in for a very well organised all-round photographic experience. Highly recommended!

Christophe Gryspeert, Skye 2016


Vieri will always give you good theory foundations and answer to all your questions. This includes everything on how to work a new location, set up your camera and equipment, handle the light and finally how to post process the images when you get back home.

Magnus Jonassen, Scotland and Italy One-on-One, 2017


An outstanding photographic and cultural experience.

Scott Brayley, Italy One-on-One, 2017


I feel comfortable to recommend one of Vieri’s Workshops to photography lovers of all levels and with any level of equipment.

Lorenzo Mantini, Arran 2016


I can say without any exaggeration that I came back from the Workshop full of energy. All the credit goes to an instructor that, besides being a proficient professional, is also a teacher with a capital T!

Lorenzo Mantini, Arran 2016


We had a superb workshop with full days and excellent photographic opportunities even on the few days when the weather was sub-optimal.

Steve Marson, Asturias 2017


Vieri is an excellent teacher, always patient and attentive both on the field and in all the post-processing sessions.

Claudio Coppari, Arran 2016


I had never heard of the Isle of Arran. (…) When I saw the photos on Vieri’s web page I knew I had to go. It did not disappoint. Nor did the workshop hosts. Vieri and Zeynep were wonderful hosts.

Scott Heaton, Arran 2017


Vieri Bottazzini, whom I admired for his wonderful landscape work, turned out to be a great person as well, kind, friendly, always smiling and, as only a wise man can be, never arrogant.

Guido Basevi, Comacchio 2016


Vieri and Zeynep are fantastic! Vieri’s availability (and patience) on the field are limitless. I am looking forward to the next Workshop!

Marco Nicolosi, Skye 2016


This was my first workshop ever, and I sure picked the right one. Vieri and his wife Zeynep made the workshop most enjoyable with their knowledge of the locations selected for the daily shoots and alternate locations.

Michael Rollins, Arran 2017


My experience on Skye has been really positive, I especially appreciated the passion you put into the Workshop!

Andrea Da Ros, Skye 2016


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