Special Guest Instructor,
Former Adobe Pro Photo Evangelist
George Jardine returns to Italy after his hugely successful appearance as Special Guest Instructor at International Center of Photography's Venetian Light & Life: from Within 2011 and Lake Como: Light of the Italian Lakes 2012. George is well known for his managing role on the original development team for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and as Adobe's first Pro Photography Evangelist for Lightroom. George first joined Adobe Systems in 1993 to work with Emmy Award-winning designer/instructor, Russell Brown, to help evangelize Photoshop. George re-joined Adobe in 2003 to help manage, develop, promote, and teach Lightroom to professional photographers. As a professional photographer, George's photography appears internationally in popular magazines and on favorite internet websites. Based in Colorado, George currently teaches workshops, consults for digital photographers, and is a freelance video producer. George's critically acclaimed Adobe Lightroom Video Workshop tutorials set a new standard of excellence in digital imaging education. Visit mulita.com/blog/
Monica Malpezzi Price
Monica Malpezzi Price has grown up living a trans-Atlantic life between the US and Italy thanks to a bicultural family (Italian mother and American father). Some of Monica's best childhood memories throughout the years have been assisting Holly Smith Pedlosky during her Lake Como and Venice Photography Workshops. Monica has spent summers in Italy leading bike tours for the family business her entire life. In 2008, at the ripe old age of 30, Monica and her sister bought the business from their parents; Monica now manages all European Operations for the business from Faenza, Italy in north-central Italy. Other travel experiences have included France as a post-high school exchange student, India and Ghana for a semester each during university, and numerous other countries traveled (by bicycle and not).
Happily part of the family that introduced Holly to the authentic Italy and that first encouraged Holly to offer photography workshops abroad, Monica is thrilled to be directing Italy Photo Workshops. Monica has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oregon and a M.S. in Development Management from American University in Washington DC. Visit experienceplus.com.
Sara Verlicchi lives in the countryside near Ravenna and spent more than 10 years in Venice where she also pursued her architecture degree from the University of Venice (received in 2006). As a high school student, she was an exchange student in Cincinnati, Ohio and she still loves spending time with mid-westerners! Her expert insight, knowledge and sixth sense will allow you to get to know all parts of Venice! Ask her also about the best spritz (with an olive….) locations, or where to get the best tramezzini sandwiches….When not helping in her father’s architecture studio, she leads bicycle tours around Italy. She has taken a pause in 2013-2014 to have her baby Rocco (born September 2013) who will be joining you in Venice to celebrate his birthday.
Holly Smith Pedlosky
Holly Smith Pedlosky first started teaching photography in Italy in 1985 for the Malpezzi Price family & their family business/passion of offering connections between Americans and other cultures.
Holly went on to found ItalyPhotoWorkshops, and she has taught for New York's International Center of Photography in Venice or on Lake Como every summer.
Following in her vision and legacy, we are happy to continue offering Italy Photo Workshops in her memory.