Dates: May 3–10, 2015
Begins & Ends: Venice, Italy
Leaders: Jeffrey Chapman & Winslow Lockhart
Maximum Participants: 10
(optional single supplement: $600)
Meals: Breakfasts & Dinners Included
Payment Policy: 3 Installments
• $500 deposit to confirm participation
• 50% due by November 1, 2014
• Balance due by February 1, 2015
This photographic adventure begins and ends in Venice, Italy. Tuition includes hotel (based on double occupancy; single occupancy is available with payment of a single-occupancy supplement), breakfasts and dinners, and local group transportation for the duration of the adventure. It does not include souvenirs, bar beverages, laundry, insurance (travel, medical, cancellation), transfers between the airport and hotel, nor any personal expenses.
This adventure is suitable for all levels of photographic experience. Participants must be in good health and able to spend each day walking and carrying their own equipment.
Venice Within The Frame Itinerary
It has been said that unless one is encouraged to slow down, Venice is visited in vain. The Venice Within The Frame photographic adventure will explore Venice, including several other islands of the Venetian Lagoon, at just the right pace to avoid such a travesty.
We will spend our week here exploring the city, going deeper into its alleys and unseen parts than many often have a chance. Venice is spectacular at any hour, and there will be plenty of opportunities to photograph in the earliest mornings and latest evenings, as well as exploring the surrounding islands, and spending time showing and discussing our photographs over some of the best food and wine imaginable. Travel around Venice and the lagoon will be by vaporetto (waterbus), and we will be staying at a single boutique hotel just off of Piazza San Marco for our week in Venice.
This photographic adventure is about the passionate discovery and photography of people, place, and culture, with emphasis given to going deep not wide, and pursuing that most elusive of photographic necessities — our vision. It is appropriate for photographers of all levels, and you will be free to photograph independently or always with the assistance of one of the leaders.
VENICE (Day One)
We will arrive in Venice in time for a group dinner to finally get to know each other in person, have an orienation for our shared adventure, and discuss the week’s itinerary and events.
VENICE (Day Two – Seven)
Dickens, in his Pictures of Italy, saw Venice as “a city of a dream,” both enchanting and bewildering, where you carry away no definite details — just an indefinable allure. On this photographic adventure you will discover a deeper Venice, for you will spend the entire week at this UNESCO World Heritage site, photographing the splendor of Venice, the iconic gondolas, Piazza San Marco at night, and the daily culture that is still Venice when the tourists depart.
The city stretches across 150 canals, 400 bridges, and 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon. It is unbridled in inspiration and beauty; and with something intriguing around every corner and down every calle, there will many opportunities for the curious to photograph something new and interesting.
In addition to the islands that comprise the city of Venice, we will visit several other islands in the lagoon. Colorful Murano is best known for its glass factories, but the architecture is not to be ignored. Lovely churches are adorned from ceiling to floor; their lonely arches serve to frame the beautiful artisanship of these glassworks. Further afield, we will find ourselves in charming Burano, a collection of islands divided by canals but linked by bridges. Often overlooked in favour of Murano, Burano is home to fishermen and lace makers, living in the small, brightly painted houses and is also known for its vibrant artist community. We will wander the streets in both these places and not only find great food but also come home with great photographs.
During times of the day that have harsher light, we will spend our time on image discussions, impressionistic photography techniques, “traditional” landscape and architecture techniques (including the use of tripods and filters), learning to see, discussing how to create portraits of strangers, post-processing in Lightroom (applicable also to other programs), and any other topics that the group or individual participants would like to cover with the leaders.
VENICE (Day Eight)
You will want to spend the last morning lingering and enjoying Venice for one last time before it’s time to relax in a water taxi and speed through the canals of Venice like James Bond on the way to the airport.
Although this represents the photographic adventure’s planned itinerary, it is subject to change at the discretion of the adventure leader.