Thaddeus B. Kubis

Thaddeus B. Kubis | Tutor at Tuscany in the Frame Italian Workshops

I borrow light, light that has journeyed from the sun to bathe our world in endless and ever-changing beauty.

Light of the day, the light of night, light borrowed from all times of the day, frozen in time, onto pixels or grains of silver, by the click of a shutter to never be seen exactly as it has just been visualized.

As this light bathes my chosen subject, using a variety of film and digital technologies, I capture the light, chasing and pursuing as it moves across the face of my subject and hopefully presents a vision that provides you with any number of positive reactions.

Our world is eclectic, as are the images I pursue. I believe not in taking photos, pictures, but in creating art. Artful interpretations a combination of the light, the tones, the shadows, the highlights, the elements of the composition that are the actual components of the image I see and visually feel.

I have over 25 years of experience in all aspects of photography, stock, travel, fine art, commercial and work with nearly every format, including instant, pin-hole, 4×5 field camera/film systems, 35mm film, 120 film and the latest in digital equipment, including smartphone and tablet photography.

I teach “De-mystifying Digital Photography”, “Fine Art Photography”,  “Why Film”, “Smartphone Photography”, and “Advanced Photographic Composition”.

Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.

You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.

Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant’Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.