THE CASTELLO DISTRICT IN VENICE – special private tour
The Venice I want to show you is the one faraway from the droves of tourists. It is the Venice that I live every day, together with the many people that, like you, admire places that smell of history.
- Photographer Marc
- Activity Level Fairly Easy
- Group Size Small Group
The Venice I want to show you is the one faraway from the droves of tourists. It is the Venice that I live every day, together with the many people that, like you, admire places that smell of history. My suggestion is to observe these places with calm, listening and imaging the many legends that for centuries have been narrated through those alleys. Throughout the whole itinerary we will find interesting subjects to portray at any corner: hidden places full of charm, quiet channels and buildings of which every detail seems to be there for us to focus and shoot. I will be by your side all along, to suggest how to focus on something you see, or to teach you how to obtain a wonderful picture with the best framing.
My photo tours are on-demand too, so if you want to discover some corner of Venice in particular, don't hesitate to ask me; I will prepare the perfect itinerary for you.
The photo tour includes the workshop with the master photographer.
You can chose to book a private tour to set the workshop on your personal needs.
- Step 1 Castello district
Strolling around this district will allow you to pass through bridges that offer interesting views on some canals and on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The several opportunities provided by these calli, will allow you to experiment with low light techniques and slow shutter shots, with the moving waters in front and the city's skyline on the background.
- Step 2 Chiesa dei Greci
Belonging to the Hellenic Institute, Saint George of the Greeks was built in 1536 respecting the architectonic canons of late Renaissance period. It is now a splendid example of architecture, especially thanks to its landing tower bell and the quiet garden; it is also a proof of the historic importance and presence of the Greeks in this territory.
- Step 3 Chiesa di Ss. Giovanni e Paolo
This medieval church is one of the largest in the city of Venice and it is considered a kind of Pantheon due to the number of important people that have been buried here. The origins of this basilica dates back to 1230 and are related to an interesting legend.
- Step 4 Water channels
Quiet or busy, these iconic waterways are the emblem of Venice. Shoot them at any moment of the day to see how they change taking advantage of the many opportunities offered by the reflections on their surface.
- Step 5 Alleys
Other emblematic element of Venice, these peculiar narrow streets are a perfect subject to portray with your camera, above all when illuminated by the yellow, warm lights of the street lamps.
Freelance photographer, Leica Ambassador, and teacher at Manfrotto School of Xcellence, Marc chose Venice as his home years ago and he now holds Photo Tours and photo walks in this city.
He studied photography with some of the greatest professionals of the international scene as David Alan Harvey, Alex Majoli, Kent Kobersteen, and many others; he published several books about Venice and its region as well as articles on countless newspapers and magazines.More
The photographic tours could take place in the major cities, every day in the whole year. We look for the best of the urban context and suggest it to our community. Photo shooting activities are available both privately or in group up to a maximum of 8 photographers (please check the dedicated section private vs. group photo tour). In both cases we recommend to ask with at least 7 days in advance.
In case of heavy rain or impossibility to conduct the tour by the photo master, the photo tour could be cancelled up to 24 hours before its beginning. If you wish to renounce for personal reasons, it is possible to cancel the reservation up to 72 hours before the beginning of the tour, without adduce any further reasons. In both cases the total amount would be refund completely, except for the PayPal transaction fees, or a new date could be rescheduled.
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MasterPhotoTour offers two distinct ways to take part in a photo tour:
– PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR: this one-to-one mode is specifically arranged on your level and competences to better suit your needs and will. It costs 370$ (349€) for a 3 hours workshop or 582$ (549€) for a 6 hours one. The itinerary of these private walks can be completely customized according to the preferences and will of the participant, both before and during the tour. This private mode is suitable even for couples and small groups of friends that want to enjoy an exclusive experience.
– SMALL GROUP PHOTO TOUR: our photographers offer useful and interesting experiences even for small groups up to a maximum of 8 photographers. We set this limit in order to better follow each client and get him all the attention he needs. The prices are 96$ (89€) per head for a 3 hours tour, or 147$ (139€) for a 6 hours workshop.