I love shooting in Venice and travel there at least couple of times a year to update my stock and travel libraries and have got to know it extremely well. Its a magical place at any time but during carnival it really comes alive. So come along with me as I guide you round the city, placing you in the best places at the right times to get some great photographs.
Of course we will be shooting the carnival events and the many mysterious costumed and masked figures all over the city; plus dawn shoots, night scenes, visit the old food market, cruise down the Grand Canal, take the ferry to the colourful island of Burano (time/weather permitting) all amongst some of the best architecture in Europe. And of course we will enjoy some great food and wine !
Feedback from my Carnival tour last year:
What a superb weekend! Martin, it was brilliant and well organised - thank you! What a great bunch of people too - all walks of life, it was lovely to meet you all and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you all very much for making it a special weekend. LP 2017
"What a fantastic trip to Venice. We were lucky with the weather and we were very lucky to have Martin and his terrific guidance and organisation. I loved every minute and would do it all again in a heartbeat” JP 2017
The trip officially starts in Venice on Thursday February 8th at 2pm and ends on Sunday evening the 11th which gives us a good 3 1/2 days there.
The £399 fee covers all tuition, organisation and guidance for the whole time we are there. Travel, accommodation, insurance and food/drink are not included.
Travel if booked now is still reasonable - Carnival is one of the most expensive times to visit the city, however booking early means that you can get some excellent prices;
Flights; I am flying from Gatwick to Venice Marco Polo with BA. Out Thursday Feb 8th 8.25am -11.35am. Back Sunday Feb 11th 20.55pm - 22.00pm. Easyjet fly at similar times for less. You may prefer to fly out at different times or extend your stay for a day or two. You are also welcome to bring a (non photographing) partner should they wish to do their own thing during the day and join us for the evening meal.
Hotels; If you can stay on St Marco somewhere between St Marks Square and the Rialto Bridge that would be ideal but anywhere in Central Venice is fine. At the time of writing (July 2017) you should be able to book a modest single room somewhere central for around £90 a night. There are cheaper options, and of course much more expensive ones too. I use Hotels.com (http://hotels.com/) to find accommodation.
My events are structured for photographers of all abilities; I can cater to everyone from the very experienced to those who are just learning about digital photography and want some tuition and help. Its a great opportunity to improve your photographic skills in a visually rich and historic environment.
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