Imagine yourself in the early morning mist of Saint Mark’s Square, known as the Piazza San Marco. There you will enjoy the beautiful morning light… light like nowhere on earth as you experience the most elaborate artistic masks and costumes, in the most secret locations during this world-famous celebration. You will have near perfect freedom for your quest without the high tourist traffic and working in various light conditions.
We offer you this opportunity to participate in our photography workshops, which are available during the entire Carnival annual festival.
To stimulate your desire to join us, please click to see the portfolio within the Venice Carnival Photo Gallery.
Each of our photography workshops are limited in size to maximize your experience and learnings, (min. 2, max. 8). We suggest that you register early to reserve your space as they sell out fast with the demand of the season.
You may request a one day private 1:1 offering with specific teaching/tutoring/photography guidance to match your learning needs; these may be scheduled based on your stay in spectacular Venice.
Workshop Fee for 1:1 Workshop: 800,00 Euro; Please note your partner will be our welcome guest
Workshop Feb. 13-14-15-16: The Flight of the Angel in St. Mark Square
Workshop Feb. 18-19-20-21: Ballad of the Masks – Shrove Thursday Ceremony
Workshop Feb. 22-23-24-25: Mardi Gras or Martedi’ Grasso Celebration
Workshop Fee: 2.200 Euro p.p; Please note your partner will be our welcome guest
Workshop Fee includes: workshop activities, three days ticket for public transport in Venice, meeting room fee, model fees, transportation tickets to and from picturesque Burano and Torcello; two dinners (wine, water and coffee per person are included) in a typical Venetian restaurant; and, one gondola ride in the breathtaking Venetian Lagoon.
Workshop fee doesn’t include: travel costs, meals and lodging; these are at your discretion. If you need help with hotel suggestions, feel free to contact us.
Each workshop requires a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the commencement of the workshop.
Full payment in advance gives you a 5% discount.
After your registration, we will set up a 30 minutes video chat (Skype or FaceTime) to describe the workshop more in detail and address all of your questions and concerns.
If you have made full payment and need to cancel prior to 60 days before the start of the workshop, you will be refunded the second payment amount.
If cancellation is notified from 59 to 30 days before the tour date, 50% of the second payment will be withheld.
If cancellation is notified from 29 to 0 days before the tour date, there will be no refund.
What you need – Gear
On our first day, we begin with fundamentals of photography and we invite you to take notes. Each day, we will be walking throughout the city to practice our newly acquired photography techniques and skills. We recommend that you bring two of your favourite lenses and camera, tripod and flash; if you want to show all your toys, don’t limit yourself. After the first day, you will need your laptop with Adobe Lightroom (30-day free trial available) for hands-on experience at editing your photographs for best results. Point & Shoot cameras are NOT ALLOWED.
What you will gain – Knowledge & Skills
These workshops are designed to improve your level of photography by introducing you to new concepts and theories that can be applied immediately. During the workshops, you will be working with others who are also seeking to expand their knowledge of photography in an environment of trust, confident and pleasure.
We will spend our time photographing in a variety of iconic locations, many of the hidden parts of Venice, like the colorful Burano Island. Our concentration will be on producing images that capture the heart and soul of this event. Most attendees normally own Leica, Nikon or Cannon cameras and lenses but are not required for you to own to attend this workshop. We believe that the most important element in capturing better photographs is the person behind the camera.
Topics Covered – Discussions & Assignments
Attending a photography workshop is a unique way of learning new skills, while forming new friendships with other photography enthusiasts. We will be discussing a variety of photography related topics with questions and answers at your pace, to help you to master the secrets of legendary photographers. You will learn tips and techniques on how to capture better photographs. As we walk through the city streets you will get a chance to put what you have learned into practice and complete various assignments that will greatly benefit your photography skills. We will examine and edit photographs which you have taken to solidify your understanding of theories and concepts thought during the workshop.
Results – Better Photography
When you complete our photography workshop, you can expect to be more confident and skilled at taking photographs. In the following months with consistent application of principles thought during the workshop you will see improvements in your photographs. Techniques and secrets that you have learned will stay with you for years to come and when you are ready you can take your photography to the next level by attending one of our advanced photography workshops. Plan to be surrounded by “a million” another serious photographer who want to get same shot you are trying to get, and you will succeed! You have to “embrace” the situation and capture the shot.
Code of conduct
We do not tolerate racial, sexual, religious or abusive behavior – physical or verbal – toward our staff or other participating photographers. Each participant takes part in the workshop at his or her own risk for safety and environment. We will give a safety briefing at the start of each session, but it is up to the participant to decide whether you are confident and physically capable to take part in each of the sessions. If you have any questions, please contact us directly. Because we’ll also have some fun time tasting local food and wine, please alert us to any food allergies or restrictions. Please also let us know medical issues or mobility limitations that may affect your ability to take part. If you are unsure, we are happy to discuss with you. In Venice, there are a lot of historical architectural barriers so this activity is not wheelchair accessible.
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