Circle Workshop6-7 April 2019, Montegonzi (AR), Tuscany


What is The Circle about

The Circle is a unique experience for photographers who would like to nourish their creativity. It gets you motivated to push through creative ruts, gives you the tools to grow artistically and inspires you to be the true you.

What you work on are IMAGINATION and VISION, which are the foundation for becoming unique. The workshop shows you how to wake up and maintain creative drive and how to create consciously. It teaches you how to direct photographic awareness and how to define and preserve your artistic voice. It loads you with inspiration and energy for your upcoming photographic projects.

Working in an intimate environment of a country house, in groups of maximum 20 people, we would like you to become a team of friends who share and care. It isn’t about passive listening, but about active participation. To get the most out of it, it’s crucial that you share your ideas and create dialogue.

Whether you are an amatour photographer looking for inspiration or a professional wanting to get your creativity to the next level, this workshop is for you.

The 2019 edition of The Circle has already taken place, but IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE UPDATED ABOUT 2020 EDITION, leave us your email and we'll keep you posted!

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Federico A. Cutuli

I have a grey cat, a basset, I play a guitar in a country/folk band, I adore Cinema and Music is my best friend. Ah yes, of course, I also photograph. Photography is the “fil rouge” of all these small things. It’s what connects everything and what allows me to express and define all my passions. It’s the Sun in the centre of my inner Solar System.


Saturday 6 April


9:00 - 10:00 Registration and opening of day 1

  • Beatrice's photographic training and life journey
  • Where and how to look for inspiration - good and bad inspirations, how to build your own taste
  • How to express yourself in commercial work
  • Experimentation as a way of understanding your photographic self
  • Finding your own voice - how to understand and develop it
  • Professional development - how to start and maintain your growth
  • Importance of masters in professional development
  • Every day inspirations - Beatrice's microworld 
  • Storytelling - single image vs. a series of images
  • Minimalism in photography
  • Advantages of working solo

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break

15:00 - 18:30
  • Analysis of 10 images (preferably printed) brought by each participant and tips on how to move forward with your photography
  • Q&A: Beatrice answers questions prepared by the participants
  • Round table on inspirations, creativity and professional growth

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 23:00 After dinner chat over a glass of wine

Sunday 7 April


9:00 - 10:00 Registration and opening of day 2

  • Creativity - how to wake up and maintain a steady flow of ideas
  • From idea to execution - the photographic journey
  • How to maintain child-like curiosity throughout your photographic career
  • Importance of coherence between who you are and how you photograph
  • Be unique - how to stand out from the crowd
  • Cultivation of interests and personal projects as creativity boosters
  • Film photography - is it worth your time and energy?
  • Every day inspirations - Federico's microworld 
  • Advantages of working as a duo

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break

15:00 - 18:30
  • Photoshoot with a real couple
  • Analysis of images shot by each participant during the photoshoot
  • Q&A and discussion on photographic practice and processes

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 23:00 After dinner chat over a glass of wine

Info and booking


The workshop will be held in a beautiful cobblestone country house among the hills of Chianti. Surrounded by savage forest and far away from distractions, it’s an ideal place for your creative exploration. It is situated in comune di Montegonzi, 11 km from Montevarchi, 46 km from Arezzo and 58 km from Siena. It’s best reached by a car, but keep in mind that the final part of the road leading to the villa is a country road. 


Throughout each day of workshop, we will be spoiled with delicious Tuscan meals prepared by our cook, Dario. He has over 10 years of cooking experience and will use his magic tricks to satisfy your palate and meet your nutritional needs. The meals will include lunch and dinner as well as wine for our evening chats and unlimited tea and coffee throughout the day. Vegetarian options will be available on request. 


To take in the maximum of what the workshop and the location have to offer, we recommend you to stay at the villa overnight. There are beds available in shared double rooms with breakfast provided before the activities start in the morning. To book your accommodation, please choose Two Days + Accommodation package below, which includes two days of stay from the evening of Friday, April 5th till the evening of Sunday, April 7th. If you would like to stay at the villa on other dates, write to us on   

Book your spot

One Day

Saturday with Beatrice or Sunday with Federico Home-cooked lunch and dinner+ unlimited tea/coffee Evening over a glass of wine Duration from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Saturday or Sunday

230 €

Two Days

Saturday with Beatrice and Sunday with Federico 2 days of home-cooked lunch and dinner+ unlimited tea/coffee 2 evenings over a glass of wine Duration from 9:00 am on Saturday to 10:00 pm on Sunday

380 €

Two days + Accommodation

Saturday with Beatrice and Sunday with Federico 2 days of home-cooked lunch and dinner+ unlimited tea/coffee 2 evenings over a glass of wine 2 nights at the villa in a shared room (breakfast included) Duration from 9:00 am on Saturday to 10:00 pm on Sunday (with arrival in the evening of Friday, April 5th)

450 €


20% discount for JPEGMini Pro for each participant

SmartAlbums discount for each participant

A copy of SmartAlbums for a randomly drawn participant 

SmartSlides discount for each participant

1 year of SmartSlides Pro plan for a randomly drawn participant

Gift from Floricolor photographic lab for each participant

To book your spot at the workshop

download the form below, fill in the details and send to with "Circle Workshop registration" in the title.

Download registration form

The workshop is to be paid in two installments. The registration will be finalised after the form is processed and the first installment of 100€ is paid via bank transfer. The second installment is to be paid on the day of the workshop. Bank details are included on the registration form.

How to get there

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The closest airports are in Bologna, Pisa and Florence. From there you can hire a car or take a train to Montevarchi-Terranuova, where regional trains stop at hourly basis. From there it’s another 20 minute drive to reach the workshop location.

If you travel by car, the location is best reached from A1 motorway. Take the Valdarno exit and follow the signs for Cavriglia and then La Selva. Precise GPS coordinates will be provided after registration.

Contact us

Have a question? Write to us via the form below.


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