Venice Photography Workshop
Small group photography workshops
Improve Your Photography In Magical Venice
Venice is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A unique floating city that has inspired artists for centuries, it continues to enchant all who visit to this day. An improbable city; Venice is a truly remarkable feat of engineering built on marsh, mud and silt. A labyrinth of canals and winding streets, it’s heart is the iconic Grand Canal, overlooked by elegant palazzi.
You will learn…
- Working with the available light
- Exposure & use of the histogram
- Composition techniques & pre-visualisation
- Depth of field & focusing
- Use of filters
- Shooting at sunrise & sunset
- Appropriate camera settings
- Suitable for all except the complete beginner
- Moderate – up to 5 miles a day on the flat
- Sarah Howard
Learn photography in the picturesque streets and canals of Venice
Capture On Camera The Atmospheric Streets And Architecture
On this photography workshop, we’ll be photographing some of the most well known viewpoints but also exploring some lesser known gems. Photographic opportunities abound here, from the grandeur of Piazza San Marco and the exquisitely beautiful Rialto Bridge, to hidden atmospheric corners and secluded back streets. Visiting out of season not only means the city is quieter but provides us with a chance of mist and some moody conditions.
Experience The Romance of Venice
It’s not hard to be seduced by this fascinating, historical city with its elegant architecture and beautiful bridges. From bobbing gondolas and colourful reflections in the canals to the beguiling views from the Ponte dell’Accademia towards Santa Maria della Salute, there is no shortage of inspiration here.
To enable us to explore fully, we will be travelling around Venice mostly on foot, starting early each day to get the best of the light and to capture the atmosphere of this fascinating, beautiful city. We’ll also be venturing out in the evenings when the city takes on an aura of mystery that simply must be experienced. After our sunset shoots we will be experiencing the some delicious local Italian cuisine and wine in one of the many Trattorias.
Photograph Colourful Burano
Incorporated into this four day photography workshop will be a trip to the lovely island of Burano. Famous for its hand-made lace and colourful fishermans houses, countless images are waiting to be captured here.
Our base here is Hotel Saturnia; a four-star superior hotel that enjoys a strategic position, nestled in the heart of Venice and just a stone’s throw from Piazza San Marco. Being partly a 14th Century palace in the unique Venetian style, it offers a unique atmosphere.
Venice Photography Workshop - General Information
For this four and a half day workshop we will be based at the 4 star Saturnia Being partly a 14th Century palace in the unique Venetian style, it offers a unique atmosphere. It is nestled in the heart of Venice just a short distance from St Marks Square. All rooms are single occupancy, ensuite and include breakfast. The price is based on a Classic Double room.
The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo to which reasonably priced flights are available with BA from London Heathrow. Please contact me BEFORE booking your flights – see below:
A minimum of 6 bookings are required for this workshop to proceed. As such PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS until you are informed that this number has been reached.
You will be met at the airport on January 15th at approximately 12.30pm and transferred by water bus to your accommodation in Venice which will take 1-1.5 hours. You will have some time to relax before we meet again at approximately 5pm for introductions and an overview of the workshop before dinner. Our photography commences early with a sunrise shoot the following morning. Our departure transfer back to the airport is on the morning of the 20th.
Over the course of this workshop we will be exploring the city of Venice on foot and by waterbus, taking in the well known must see sights but also venturing down the back streets to discover the real Venice.
Included in the workshop is a day trip to photograph the colourful houses of Burano, plus the fishing huts at Pellestrina.
When possible (weather and conditions allowing) we’ll take the opportunity to include both dawn and dusk shoots each day to take advantage of the favourable light and to enable us to capture the mood and atmosphere of the area. Throughout, we will give you both practical and technical advice, to help you gain confidence and develop your photographic technique, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field. There will also be the opportunity to have your work critiqued as we look back over our images and review your progress.
The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun!
The workshop is suitable for all abilities, other than the complete beginner. Please email email@example.com if you have any queries.
This 4 day workshop includes:
- Five nights, single occupancy ensuite accommodation at Hotel Saturnia
- breakfast each day
- city tax
- water bus ticket for 3 days
- All photographic tuition and demonstrations, including 1 critique session
- International flights
- Waterbus transfers to and from Venice Marco Polo Airport airport from recommended flights with BA from Gatwick
- Insurance – please insure your photographic equipment. You are also are advised to take out personal insurance.
- Meals excluding breakfast
- Any drinks
- Any entrance fees
A moderate – good level of fitness is essential for all clients. There is quite a lot of walking involved, up to 5 miles a day on some days. It is all on flat ground with steps over bridges.
The price is based on a Classic Double Room. If you wish to upgrade your room, subject to availability, the additional fee for a Superior room will be 120 Euros for the 5 nights, based on single occupancy.
Non photographer partners, or friends/family sharing the same room, are most welcome and we’d be happy for them to join us for dinner each night. Please note however that they would not be able to accompany us during the day. Please contact me for a price on the hotel room. For more information please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
- DSLR with appropriate lenses. A bridge camera will be adequate if it has manual functions – please contact email@example.com if you are unsure if your camera is suitable.
- A tripod
- Filters – a Polarising Filter and a set of Neutral Density Graduated Filter/s will help you get the best result in-camera.
- It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera.
- A laptop or tablet to view and/or process your images if you wish to do so in preparation to have your work critiqued.
Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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