Venice Photography Workshop
- 29.02 – 05.03 2020
- 07.03 – 12.03 2020
- 25.11 – 30.11 2020 NEW
- 29.03 – 03.04 2021 NEW
- 15.11 – 20.11 2021 NEW
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Type of Tour: Architectural and Street photography workshop
Max Participants: 6
Photographers: Marat Stepanoff and local guide
Fly-In/Out: Marco Polo Airport.
Meeting point: Ferry Terminal 12:00
Price: € 1,500
Join me for Venice Photography Workshop next Spring. In a trip that offers great photo opportunities beyond all expectations. Situated in Northern Italy, Venice is one of the most photogenic towns around the World.
Medieval Palacio on the Grand Canal, hundreds of streets and canal labyrinths, gondolas and Alta Acqua. There are the most iconic scenes of Venice cityscape photography.
The area around Venice has attracted photographers and artists for years and it’s easy to see why. Venice is a beautiful town and you can’t help but be seduced by.
I will take you to some of the best locations, and you can shoot a classic Venice cityscape. During the photo tour, I will provide workshops and you can learn to process this type of Architectural and Street photography.
We base our photo tour in the heart of Venice in 10 minutes on foot from some of the areas most iconic scenes like San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Ponte Rialto, Ponte dell Accademia, Santa Maria Della Salute, San Giorgio Maggiore. 118 islands, more than 400 bridges, over 150 canals – welcome to Venice.
ABOUT OUR VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Our Venice photography workshop is designed to ensure that you can focus on photography while we take care of everything else.
We use all our experience and knowledge to get you to Venice’s most beautiful locations in the best lighted and the best time. We’re on hand to provide as much support, advice or guidance as you want.
HOW TO GET THERE
The best way to get to Venice is by plane. International Airport Marco Polo located near a city. We meet you in Ferry Terminal at 12:00 and drop you in a hotel by water taxi.
If you arrive or depart at a different time or date, you will need to make your own way to the hotel.
WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE IN VENICE IN MARCH
March 55.4 °F (13 °C) 39.2 °F (4 °C)
Weather in Venice is good for shooting, with mostly sunny days and only a few rainy days as well.
WHAT CLOTHING TO BRING
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Warm and weatherproof clothing
I recommend Wellingtons because they keep your feet dry during Aqua Alta.
It is very windy at this time of year sometimes is rainy. Windproof and Waterproof clothing is comfortable and needed.
WHAT CAMERA KIT AND EQUIPMENT TO BRING
- A DSLR or mirrorless camera.
- Wide angle lens 16-35mm medium zoom 24-70mm and longer zoom 70-200mm.
- Wide-angle Tilt-Shift lens 15 or 24mm.
- A cable release.
We will shoot at the dark time of the day and long exposure photography. A sturdy tripod is strongly recommended.
The best lens for Architectural photography is Wide-angle Tilt-Shift lens. If you have it I recommended bringing this lens in Venice Photo Tour.
We will shoot in the RAW and you will need a laptop with LR, PS or similar.
ITINERARY VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Venice workshop has a standard workshop schedule but it’s ﬂexible and which day we visit each sure that we visit all of the locations listed below.
At this time of year, sunrise is after 6:30 and sunset around 18:00.
To practice night shooting, we will begin our morning photo session at 6:00. At this time twilight begins. This is the best time to shoot. Sunrise we will shoot on one of the photo spots near the water.
Sunset photo session begins at 16:00 and lasts until 19:00. At nightfall, we go to dinner and rest.
The process workshop will be after breakfast. Usually from 10:00 to 11:30.
11:30 to 16:00 Street photography time, lunch and rest.
Venice is a very interesting city and we will find something to our liking.
We will meet you at the airport Marco Polo. Those who get we ourselves meet at our hotel.
You should reach the hotel no later than 15:00. We have lunch and I will hold the instruction on the photo-trip.
In the evening we will have a sunset photo session.
6:00 – 8:00 We will spend the morning around San Marco square.
10:00 – 11:30 After breakfast we have a processing workshop.
11:30 – 16:00 Street photography time, lunch and rest.
16:00 – 19:00 Sunset photo session on Ponte dell Accademia. We have to be on the bridge early because there are so many people here at sunset and twilight. We should take a comfortable place for shooting.
Must have of our workshop is Burano. Burano is best to shoot in sunny weather. Therefore, we will plan the program for the third day depending on the weather forecast.
We should get to Burano early in the morning. While there are not many tourists.
12:00 – 14:00 We have an early lunch and processing workshop.
16:00 – 19:00 After rest we will continue our photography workshop around San Marco square.
6:00 – 8:00 We will spend a lot of time near Ponte Rialto.
10:00 – 11:30 Processing workshop.
11:30 – 18:00 Street photography time, lunch and rest. This day we will travel along the Grand Canal.
18:00 – 19:00 And end our day at Rialto Bridge.
6:00 – 8:00 We will continue to shoot at San Marco. This is a very large area and we will not be able to photograph everything for one morning.
10:00 – 11:30 Processing workshop.
12:30 – 16:00 We will visit Murano, famous for its glass factories.
16:00 – 19:00 We will shoot from San Giorgio Maggiore. This is an unusual view that many people neglect.
We set out early for some street photography and then our final group discussion, review our past week photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell.
We drop you at Marco Polo airport at 12:00.
Our Venice photography workshop finished.
Our goal is to bring you to the most beautiful places in Venice and give you the opportunity to get excellent images, learn new techniques and gaining skills during the workshop.
We’ll determine your level of photography and what you want to photograph.
Two shooting sessions per day mean that participants will be able to see and photograph the maximum number of beautiful locations. Shooting medieval architecture of Venice will enrich the portfolio.
Our schedule is very flexible. We will be in the center of all these fantastic places. They are located very close to each other, which means that we can adapt to the weather and pick for shooting the best time.
The image editing process is one part of our photo tour. The skills of the participants and their knowledge of post-processing methods vary greatly. But this is not a problem.
Since we can share the experience with each other and pass it on to beginner photographers. In our photography workshop, you will learn the basics of editing a RAW file in programs such as Lightroom, to more advanced techniques, such as using layers and brightness masks in Photoshop.
Venice is not only beautiful cityscapes and photographs. The cuisine is a vital part of any trip to Venice, and eating with friends, sharing stories and a bottle of wine is an integral part of our workshops. Architectural monuments, museums will make our trip more varied and interesting.
We strive to make your stay in Venice an unforgettable experience. A trip in which, in addition to getting great shots from amazing places, you can also enjoy great food and great company in a very special place.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN DURING VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
IN THE FIELD
- Camera basics, buttons, menu, wheels.
- Aperture, Shutter speed, ISO. What are they for, how they affect the photo.
- Camera settings for landscape photography.
- Landscape photography equipment.
- Lenses, focal range.
- Shooting modes (aperture and shutter priority).
- Long Exposure Photography Workshop.
- Perspective Blending Workshop.
- Focus Stacking Workshop
- Raw files processing start to end.
- Blending exposures using Lightroom/ACR.
- Luminosity mask techniques for blending and editing.
- Color and saturation adjustments.
- Panorama stitching.
- Creative effects for added drama (ie. Orton effect, light bleed, etc).
- Sharpening for Web.
- Total price: 1500 € per person twin share (2-course meals, all transfers, workshops, etc.).
- Single supplement: 450 €.
- Registration deposit: 300 €.
- Maximum Number of Participants: 6.
- Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- All transfers.
- Instruction and master classes by two professional guides.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Wine and Alcoholic beverages.
- Visas (if applicable).
- Single supplement (450 €).
- Excursions with a professional guide.
After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus €300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
I highly recommend that you get to travel and medical insurance if your domestic government medical insurance will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour is always dependent on weather can indeed be highly unpredictable. I spend the Tuscany photo tour in May. This is the best time to shoot. But I can not guarantee good weather.