My husband Bob and I have been on numerous photography trips with Don Mammoser. He's a terrific photographer, but more importantly, he is a brilliant teacher with a keen sensitivity and a fun personality. We've always come away better photograpers from Don's tours and workshops. His instruction style is targeted and personalized to each group member's own self-defined needs, and, because his group sizes are small, he's able to accomplish a great deal with each person over the time of the tour/workshop. Because we've always enjoyed and learned a great deal from Don's tours/workshops, we had high hopes of joining in Tuscany in 2014. That tour was sold out, but we were fortunate to get signed up for 2015. What a great time we all had! Don knows Tuscany inside and out. We enjoyed our time in Florence, but Pienza was the highlight of the trip. We visited little towns rarely visited by tourists and a fantastic winery. Don saw to it that we were in the right place at the right time to get the right shots. Early morning and late evening light -- magical in Tuscany -- but it was also nice to have "down" time mid-day to sight see, eat some gelato, go to a museum. This really was the perfect tour -- a nice mix of photography, culture, excellent food, great wine, and exquisite gelato. Our small group got along great -- we left Tuscany with beautiful photos, new friends, lasting memories -- and even greater respect for Don Mammoser's teaching abilities. And, everyone loved Anya. She was a great sport, modeling for some of our landscape shots -- adding interest and beauty :-) We highly recommend Don and Anya Mammoser's photo tours/workshops.