Venice, Italy is one of the world’s most photogenic cities, there is no doubt. Why not make this your next adventure in photography? Photographer Randy Jay Braun will lead his third Venice photo workshop during July, 2013.
Beyond the historic icons of Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, and the surrounding tourist shops and cafes, there lies a different city altogether. You will see a city that most tourists never get the chance — or have the confidence — to experience!
Venice is a fabulous place to be “lost” with your camera. In fact, locals will often advise visitors to wander the city without using a map. Sure, the city can be confusing, with its labyrinthine passages and canals, but these tiny passages hold the key to much of its beauty! Luigi Barzini, writing in The New York Times, described this place as the “most beautiful city built by man.” Our photography leader Randy Jay Braun calls Venice a “city of layers, textures, and reflections, where architecture dances with the light.”
Our accommodations will be five-star — guest rooms within a palace built around 1570, located at the center of the Grand Canal. The Ca’Sagredo Hotel is now declared a National Monument of Italy. The air-conditioned building offers one of the best views overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Marketplace. During our workshop days, an enticing customized program for “non-participant” spouses (cooking demonstrations, fitness, shopping…) will be offered by the hotel.
Our itinerary is set up expecially for photographers, to take advantage of early morning and late day light. Private boats will ferry our group during golden hours, allowing vantage points perfect for the low light to be captured by camera. We will visit Venetian restaurants, historic buildings, and the famous outer islands of Murano and Burano. It is in the “hidden gems” of Venice, revealed by our local guides, that some of the greatest favorite photographs are made. Come embrace the passionate side of you!