Northern Lagoon of Venice – Cavallino Treporti

Not only Venice is worthy a photographer’s attention, also the neighborhood offers amazing occasions to take splendid pictures. I love to explore the many islands, small villages and beaches that are disseminated in the Venetian lagoon to look for the surprising beauty that lies outside the main tourist routes. I was strolling around Cavallino whenContinue reading “Northern Lagoon of Venice – Cavallino Treporti”

Homage to the photographer

A little reward to us photography lovers and travelers. It doesn’t happen often that we take part in our own composition, usually we focus on our frame, rule of thirds, foreground and background balance, light conditions and camera settings. But sometimes we can add something to our images just popping into the scene, as IContinue reading “Homage to the photographer”

Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns

Playing again with the installation by Heinz Mack, “The Sky Over Nine Columns”, that amazingly enriches the skyline of Venice and interacts with the city in a lot of different ways. This summer I have been trying to take advantage of this piece of art to photograph some of the most iconic building of Venice (St. Mark’s Bell Tower and Doge’sContinue reading “Saint Mark’s Square Through The Sky Over Nine Columns”

The Doge’s Palace

The Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice, until the Napoleonic occupation of the city in 1797. It is now part of the Venetian museums network, as well as one of the main landmarks of the city. If you are going toContinue reading “The Doge’s Palace”

Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice Photography Tips. This week I have been to one of the most popular spots in Venice: St. Mark’s Square. Being really crowded all the year round and offering many cues to your photographic spirit, it is good to arrive on the site with some clear ideas about the pictures you are going to take. AContinue reading “Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore”

The Sky Over Nine Columns

Hosting the 14th International Architecture Biennale, titled Fundamentals, Venice now offers even more photographic occasions. Beyond the exposition itself, various installations are placed around the city, producing both a dialogue and a contrast between the art works and the surrounding environment. As did “Boy with Frog” by Charles Ray until 2013, now it is “The Sky OverContinue reading “The Sky Over Nine Columns”

Room with a Window – Burano, Venice

Venice Photography tip of the week: Room with a Window. Location: Burano, Venice. What to shot: An entire island in the Venetian lagoon with just 2500 inhabitants, filled with its old, authentic charm. Popular among artists, photographers and tourists for its tiny, brightly painted houses, small canals and shining alleys. This little island of the lagoon of Venice isContinue reading “Room with a Window – Burano, Venice”

Venice – Canals and Alleys of Dorsoduro

Photography tip of the week: Split-Second Story, Street Photography. Location: Fondamenta De Le Romite, Dorsoduro, Venice. What to shot: Dorsoduro is one of the most picturesque and graceful neighborhood of Venice. Not stricken by the crowds of tourists that rush St. Mark’s Square and Rialto Bridge, this area still hosts some of the most charmingContinue reading “Venice – Canals and Alleys of Dorsoduro”

Big Ships and Venice – Iron Giant and Little Girl

Venice lagoon and big ships, a long story and an everlasting debate. But sometimes a story can be depicted in a split-second, and that is all photography is about! Location: Island of Giudecca, Venice. What to shot: Giudecca Island, with its typical shape of a long thorn, is located immediately south of the central islandsContinue reading “Big Ships and Venice – Iron Giant and Little Girl”

Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice

  When photographing Venice, I have my favorite places, and Punta della Dogana is for sure one of them. It used to lodge Charles Ray’s art work “Boy with Frog”, but recently the sculpture has been replaced by the ancient lamp who used to be there since the XIX century. Whether with the sculpture or theContinue reading “Dawn at Punta della Dogana, Venice”

Venetian lagoon from Giudecca Island

Spring has arrived, it’s time to take out your gear and head for some gorgeous open air sessions! Location: Island of Giudecca, Venice. What to shot: Giudecca Island, with its typical shape of a long thorn, is located immediately south of the central islands of Venice. You can reach it in just a couple of minutesContinue reading “Venetian lagoon from Giudecca Island”

Sunrise over the Grand Canal – Venice

I took this picture this morning from the Accademia Bridge. I wanted to change the “perspective” of the shot erasing the time concept to make the picture somehow atemporal. To do this I overexposed the scene and edited it in black and white to eliminate any detail from the sky and any color. Location: Accademia BridgeContinue reading “Sunrise over the Grand Canal – Venice”

The Doge’s Palace – St Mark’s Square

While Venice is being abandoned by its local citizens, it still is a mecca for tourists and photographers. Location: St Mark’s Square, Venice. What to shot: St. Mark’s offers plenty of photographic icons, such as the Doge’s Palace, like in the picture above, the old procuracies, the bridge of sighs and lot of Gondolas waiting forContinue reading “The Doge’s Palace – St Mark’s Square”

Gondolas and Poles 2 – St Mark’s Square

The third picture of the triplet about Gondolas and Poles (first, second). Location: St Mark’s Square, Venice. What to shot: From St. Mark’s square you can play with the many poles, docks and gondolas you will find there to create interesting foregrounds and lead the observer’s eye through the picture towards the small island of San GiorgioContinue reading “Gondolas and Poles 2 – St Mark’s Square”

Gondolas and Poles – St Mark’s Square

The second picture of a triplet about Gondolas and Poles (first here). Location: St Mark’s Square, Venice. What to shot: From St. Mark’s square you can play with the many poles, docks and gondolas you will find there to create interesting foregrounds and lead the observer’s eye through the picture towards the small island of SanContinue reading “Gondolas and Poles – St Mark’s Square”

Venice photography – Squero of San Trovaso

Location: The Squero of San Trovaso, Venice. This peculiar and tiny sort of boatyard is one of the few places where gondolas are still built and repaired. It was established in the 17th century, when the canals of Venice were crowded with thousands of Gondolas, crafted here or in one of the many other existing Squero.Continue reading “Venice photography – Squero of San Trovaso”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Location: The Grand Canal (Canal Grande) is the major water-traffic corridor of Venice. With its large reverse-S shape, it divides the central districts of the city. Leading at one end into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and at the other end into Saint Mark Basin, it is crowded with water buses, taxis andContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! – at the Armenian Monastery

Location: San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, lying between Venice and the Lido of Venice. Formerly a leprosarium, it received its name from St. Lazarus, the patron saint of lepers. Now it is one of the world’s foremost centers of Armenian culture, it hosts an Armenian Catholic monastery that isContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! – at the Armenian Monastery”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

Gondolas in Venice – St. Mark Square. Usually we take advantage of some sort of light to take our pictures, it could be the light of a built in flash, a lamp, daylight or even the moon, but it is not so frequent to put the source of that light in the frame while composing.Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Abandoned places can be both eerie and fascinating. This week I suggest a great site for “Urban Exploration” photography lovers. Man-made structures abandoned, ruining, usually forbidden have always attracted the most brave photographers, artists and film-makers since it’s not common to see what they can offer. It may be an abandoned hospital, an unused jail,Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie”

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