Announcing 2017 Italy Workshop Schedule

                June Workshops close April 3oth    

                 July Workshops close May 30th

I am happy to announce the Italian Creative Workshop schedule for 2017.  I have gotten so many emails asking me to announce early, so everyone can make their plans for next summer. As some of you may know, we bought a medieval fortress in the countryside of northern Tuscany, a region known as Lunigiana

We have been searching for the best workshop location for 3 years and finally found our dream location this past summer. We are busy with renovations and hope to have the first phase of renovations finished by early May.  Hence the workshops can commence and all of you can experience our dream project in person.

As we always do, we will have photo and styling workshops. We will create beautiful imagery with food and the intensely beautiful landscape of Tuscany along with lifestyle photography as an emphasis.  Of course there will be plenty of eating and wine drinking, especially since we are now the owners of our own vineyard. Drinking our own wine is really something special.

This year we will be adding a few exciting additions to the schedule. We will have 2 very important food stylists joining us as special guests and instructors. Please see the listing on the left sidebar for details. To say we are excited is an understatement.

We will be adding a healthy cooking workshop with a world-renowned cooking instructor, food stylist, photographer, and recipe developer Jodi Moreno. For those of you interested in hands on cooking and recipe writing and food photography, this one’s for you.

I will be conducting a “strictly styling” workshop for aspiring stylists, new bloggers,  experienced stylists, and bloggers looking for some new inspiration. This workshop will be styling without photography (no need for cameras), although we will have one of our amazing team photographers capturing images for us to work with.

Of course as always, we will be going on many excursions to local farmers' markets to buy food products to use in our shoots and at our cooking lessons.

1 Workshop day will include a guided excursion to Parma to explore food purveyors and more.  On your day off, you can visit seaside locations and take in antiques markets as well. We are here to help with all those arrangements. There are plenty of choices.

So as you can see it’s going to be an incredible summer of programs at our new location in Tuscany.

As always our workshops are open to all levels.

Sign up early!!

We pride ourselves on providing one on one personalized instruction for everyone, therefore classes are limited to 6 students. Our instructors have 10 + years of real life experience in the professional photography field, working for real publications and with commercial clients and in the fine arts. We are very selective about who we bring to teach this is a very exclusive learning experience with seasoned pros.

All rooms are private with your own bathroom, you don't have to share a room unless you want to. We pride ourselves by offering everyone beautiful and comfortable rooms. You'll feel pampered because that's the way we like to feel when we are away from home.

We welcome private groups please feel free to email Annette to make arrangements. annette@annettejosephstyle.com

We look forward to creating beauty with you, drinking our wine at aperitivo on the expansive terrace, and dining alfresco as the sun sets on the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.

Join us, what are you waiting for?

Learning my styling techniques and how to use them in every scenario will take you far; you can never unlearn them.
— Annette Joseph

Ready to take your creativity to the next level? Join Stylist/Producer Annette Joseph and Stylist/Social Media Expert Anne Sage for a weekend of essential learning in the arts of styling and brand identity creation! Students will hone their skills in styling for the camera, gaining an understanding of the foundational tenets of composition and how to apply them when crafting professional quality images. The workshop will also provide strategies and best practices for making your brand shine on social media. Don’t miss these two days of valuable information and collaboration with other creatives, along with critical tips for making your brand the best it can be! Bring your phone and captures stunning photos. No cameras are required, though if you would like to bring your camera along, please do.

This workshop will gather at Light Lab, a groundbreaking photo studio and events space in L.A.  Founded in 2016 by photographers Caroline and Jayden Lee and author/stylist Anne Sage, Light Lab is a supportive and inclusive space for creatives of all kinds. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to our fans and followers. Come spend the weekend with us!

$900.00

Fee includes: lessons, breakfast and lunches, propping, meals except dinners, and take aways. Hotel and airfare are not included.

This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years. It will include AJ style team photographer Christina Wedge as your instructor. She will teach you the basics of your camera and for more advanced photographers you can dig into technical one-on-ones with Christina.  Annette will be styling most of the lessons, with special guest, world-renowned Spanish stylist Sandra Osorio  who will be taking the reigns at Friday's lesson. Annette has wanted to work with Sandra for many years, and now for the first time, they will have the opportunity to work together in Italy. What a treat for them and what a treat for students.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. Post-production lessons in work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those interested. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years. It will include AJ style team photographer Helen Norman as your instructor. She will teach you the basics of your camera, and for more advanced photographers, you can dig into technical one on ones.  Annette will be styling. 

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. We will also offer a trip to a local antiques market where you will prop shop with Annette. Post-production lessons in work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those interested. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop is the classic workshop we have offered over the years. It will include AJ style team photographer Sarah Dorio as your instructor. She will teach you the basics of your camera, and for more advanced photographers, you can dig into technical one on ones.  Annette will be styling. 

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. We will also offer a trip to a local antiques market where you will prop shop with Annette. Post-production lessons in work flow will be offered in the onsite photo studio for those interested. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

This Workshop has been requested by many of you. Annette will be teaching the basics of styling and composition for those of you interested in pursuing a career as a stylist. We will cover lifestyle, interiors, still life, and food styling. Annette will be discussing the business aspect of styling with tips on billing, fees, and production and work flow. There will be a lesson on “how to produce a photo shoot” from start to finish along with valuable lessons applicable to your everyday styling/production business. Plus, hands-on styling with a professional photographer capturing your images. No need to bring a camera unless you would like to. Sarah Dorio and Kayla Alexander (Annette's incredible assistant) will be there to answer any photography questions you may have along the way. This is strictly styling, therefore, styling and production will be the focus of this workshop.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. We will also offer a trip to a local antiques market where you will prop shop with Annette. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

Sif Orellana will conduct this workshop, of course, with AJ style team support in leading the workshop experience. Sif is a publisher, photographer, award-winning cookbook author, and co-founder of Denmark-based boutique take-away cafe, Greenilicious.  She is a new addition to the AJ style team this year, and she will be teaching healthy recipes. All attendees will take part in cooking classes along with recipe writing and photo styling lessons. This workshop will focus on local food product and healthy cooking. It’s the perfect fit for food bloggers, people with food allergies, and bloggers wanting to amp up their content and produce pretty photographs as well. You will be using your camera, so bring it along. This workshop is for all levels. Sif is an experienced photographer, so she will be available to answer all technical questions you might have about photography and your camera.

There will be excursions to the farmers markets, along with a free day, which includes the choice of excursions. All lessons will be conducted on the grounds and in the gorgeous photo studio situated in the stone barn the cooking course will be in the main house kitchen.

$3,275.00

Fee includes breakfast, all lunches (excluding free day), some dinners, all instruction, and excursions. Hotel included. Airfare is not included.

 

Join us for two days and two nights and enjoy the stunning location of Starbright Farm in White Hall, Maryland. This working farm is owned and operated by nationally known photographer, Helen Norman, and her husband. Join Annette and Helen for two days of foraging and photography in this stellar location. They will teach you the basics of styling and photography all while using the garden to forage. Together you will create organically beautiful sets to photograph, talk composition, and learn post-production. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Come along with us to the farm. 

Join us for five days and five nights on this once-in-a-lifetime creative retreat on the Italian Riviera. This photographic journey will immerse you in the Riviera lifestyle. Join Annette and acclaimed lifestyle and interiors photographer, Emily Followill, as they guide you through styling and photography. Stroll the palm-lined boardwalk of the seaside town of Alassio and taste the ocean bounty and handmade pasta. Enjoy the retro-vibe of this little Italian beach town while capturing your best images along the way. Mingle with other creatives in this charming setting, and relax and learn about photo styling and photography all at the same time. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Come along on an Italian experience full of fun, food, and photography. 

You gave me the courage to start this journey by opening a whole new world to me. Seeing through new eyes. Thanks!”
— Gina Marie, Italian Riviera Workshop attendee

Join us for 5 days and 5 nights in this once-in-a-lifetime creative retreat, and immerse yourself in the rich and colorful culture of Marrakech, Morocco. Taste exotic food and engage all of your senses in a kaleidoscope of color at the markets. Drink in the intoxicating visuals while bonding with other creatives in the most beautiful setting, Peacock Pavilions. Acclaimed food and prop stylist, Annette Joseph, and gifted editorial and lifestyle photographer, Sarah Dorio, will be teaching both basic and advanced styling and photography techniques. This workshop and retreat includes exotic day trips that will engage your imagination and forever inspire your imagery. The workshop is for all levels, but keep in mind you should have basic knowledge of how to operate your camera on a manual setting. Join us on this unforgettable and exotic adventure. 

I just wanted to thank you for a marvelous trip, a wonderful workshop, fine expertise, awesome extracurriculars (henna, belly dancing, and shopping), incredible accommodations, and new friendships.”
— Sally Mitchell, Marrakech Workshop attendee