Monday, October 26, 2009

Secret Italy – The Photography Workshop with Kevin Kubota

Press Release

Tuscany, Italy workshop to take place May 2-8, 2010

New York, NY, PhotoPlus Expo Booth #854 – (October 22, 2009) – Kubota Image Tools announces Kevin Kubota’s 5th creative Italy professional photography workshop. This inspiring 7-day photography workshop (May 2-8, 2010) includes several exciting photo excursions, classroom instruction, photography critiquing and more.

The 2010 Secret Italy professional photography workshop attendees will tour Tuscany, Italy. The trip will begin with everyone meeting at the airport in Florence, Italy where attendees will then head west to Lucca. Highlights include excursions through Tuscany and then North along the Mediterranean Sea to visit Liguria and five coastal villages known as Cinque Terre, then Portofino and Genoa.

“My wife Clare and I are so thrilled to return for our fifth creative photography workshop in Italy – one of the most beautiful countries on Earth,” said Kevin Kubota, Idea Man of Kubota Image Tools. “This is sure to be a truly authentic Italian experience for everyone. There's nothing like a trip to Italy to enhance your creative photography techniques. It is an inspirational country with limitless photographic opportunities that never fails to give me a creative boost.”

For photographers who have never had the opportunity to travel to Italy, this is the perfect way to experience it and photograph it. For those photographers that have been to Italy before, then they already know why they want to go back. This time husband and wife team Kevin and Clare Kubota will share some of the undiscovered gems of this beautiful country that they know so well.

There will be brief daily classroom time (1-2 hours) to discuss photo projects that will be assigned, talks about creativity followed by creative exercises, and the opportunity for participants to apply fine art Photoshop skills on their images. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

The cost of the 7-day trip is $2,995 for class attendees and $2,550 for non-class participants. Single participants will be partnered in gender specific rooms unless requesting a private room for an additional $400. Attendees paying in full at time of sign up will receive a $100 discount. (Actual costs are based on currency exchange rates and are subject to change.)

Partners will be able to join attendees for all of the group outings except the classroom time. The price includes lodging, all ground transportation (attendees are responsible for airfare to and from Florence, Italy), most meals with wine, guided tours, classroom instruction, photography review and a DVD of the class images and experience. The tour is organized and guided by native Italians, Max and Cristiana, who live in Umbria and have an incredible zest for sharing their culture and a unique insight into what the essence of Italy really is. This is not a typical tourist trip. It’s a photographic and cultural adventure!

See the Kubota Image Tools Web site for up-to-the-minute details: or call 877-330-4330.

About Kevin Kubota

Kevin Kubota, of Kubota PhotoDesign Inc. (, has been photographing since 1980, and doing it professionally since 1990. He is a wedding and portrait photographer with images that speak to the heart-filled with emotion, joy, intimacy, and impact. His studio photographs high-end clients in his home base in Central Oregon, as well as worldwide. Kevin Kubota created the popular Digital Photography Bootcamp®, which currently runs twice a year in Oregon, and authored two books under the same name – Digital Photography Boot Camp: A Step-by-Step Guide for Professional Wedding and Portrait Photographers, now in its second edition. Kevin was named one of the "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" by American Photo Magazine.

Through his Web site,, Kevin sells workflow training products and image enhancing tools for Photoshop®. His innovative DASHBOARD has made image enhancement faster and easier than ever. Through his ever evolving blog, Kevin provides tips and tricks on all things digital.


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