Dates: April 22–29, 2017
Begins & Ends: Venice, Italy
Leaders: Jeffrey Chapman & Winslow Lockhart
Maximum Participants: 6
(optional single supplement: $800)
Meals: Breakfasts and First Dinner Included
Payment Policy: 3 Installments
• $500 deposit to confirm participation
• 50% due by November 1, 2016
• Balance due by February 1, 2017
This photographic workshop 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 local group transportation (7-day vaporetto pass) for the duration of the workshop. It does not include souvenirs, lunches, most dinners, bar beverages, laundry, insurance (travel, medical, cancellation), transfers between the airport and hotel, nor any personal expenses.
This workshop 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.
Creative Venice Within The Frame
Creative Venice is an intensive photographic workshop that concentrates on the creative process. Cultural Photographer Jeffrey Chapman and Fine Art Photographer Winslow Lockhart will assist, review, critique, guide, and advise each participant on a daily basis in order to nourish your personal vision and help you create a cohesive series of photographs that represents your personal photographic vision of this magnificent location. There will be daily assignments as well as daily group and individual meetings.
During this intensive creative workshop, you will discover a deeper Venice. You will spend the entire week at this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, photographing the splendor of Venice, the lively canals, the iconic gondolas, Piazza San Marco at night, and the daily Venetian culture that thrives away from the tourists.
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 discussing photography over some of the best food and drink imaginable. Travel around Venice and the lagoon will be by vaporetto (water bus), and we will be staying at a single boutique hotel near Piazza San Marco for our week in Venice.
Venice abounds in inspiration and beauty — with something intriguing around every corner and down every calle. Creative Venice is your opportunity to express the beauty of Venice during a creative workshop with the inspiration, guidance, and assistance of Jeffrey Chapman and Winslow Lockhart.
This photographic and cultural experience 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.
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 orientation for our shared creative workshop, 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. During this photographic workshop, you will discover a deeper Venice. 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, you 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 arches serve to frame the beautiful artisanship of these glassworks. Further afield, charming Burano is a collection of islands divided by canals but linked by bridges. Often overlooked in favor 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.
During times of the day that have harsher light, we will spend our time on image critiques and 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 individual review and assignment meetings. We will engage in daily exercises designed to help feed our muses and better understand our vision. As a fitting reward for a long day of photography, we will reward ourselves each night with a great meal in one of Jeffrey’s and Winslow’s favorite Venetian restaurants.
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 workshop’s planned itinerary, it is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop leaders.