Sunny morning in Venice. Humidity is around 85% and this make you feel cooler than the real temperature but it’s good anyway. This is also helping the group to be awake.
Meeting time at 7:30am. Camera around the neck, battery charged, film uploaded (yes, FILM… someone is still using it, ME INCLUDED), light meter, ONLY ONE LENS. I will use the Leica 50 mm Noctilux with the M10-P. I LOVE this lens because it’s unic vintage effect, it’s vignette effect but, mainly, for the bokeh you could have working with a so fast lens. 0.95… a dream for old style photographers as I am.
Arrived in Venice we start talking and practicing some Street Photography. Easy to do in Venice; a lot of tourists, travelers, people…
First assignment was the Ponte della Costituzione, formerly known as Il Calatrava (the Architect). This is a very well known bridge, one of the newest in Venice, that is targeted by photographers becasue it’s design. Could you create something different than a postcard?
Second assignment was People and in Venice you could be crazy about these…
A different Point of View for the same subject
Second part of the day was mainly dedicated to Framing, Composition and Lighting, using also an external light meter to have a better understand on how most of the cameras use to work, in terms of light metering.
Love the diagonal from the top right corner, down to left bottom corner; do you see this (shadow from right to left) ?
The images here above remoind me Venice in the 70′ – ’80s when we were using coins to call friends or family with a CLASSIC PUBLIC TELEPHONE; from ’90s most of us started to use cellular phones and now these public telephones are a rarity.
Passerelle (wood boards with special section rooms for a waved cutting effect, mounted on aluminium frame and inserted into steel supports) used today are exactly the same we used in the past years. Slow changes in Venice…
A barrel with the menu on a stand to attract clients
Can you read the menu?
One of the classic, typical reflection you have in Venice.
It’s time to go back home. We had a good day indeed. Nice group, funny people, good images. What else for a single day of teaching?
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