Gondolas at St. Mark’s Square

For a change, a picture that brings me back to Venice, my hometown. It has been a while since I had the opportunity to take some photographs of its beauty and I’m starting to look forward to visiting it again next spring. If you happen to be in Venice with your camera, you’ll be surelyContinue reading “Gondolas at St. Mark’s Square”

Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti

I have already told how I think the neighborhoods of Venice offer great occasions to the photographer´s contentment, and how I love to wander around these places with my camera trying to spot the right place to take some pictures, and I kept doing it throughout the summer. This time my strolling brought me toContinue reading “Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti”

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”

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”

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”

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: Horizon of Venice

The challenge of this week is Horizon, so let’s expand our horizons! I’ve been posting a lot about Venice, since the aim of this blog is to collect  tips to take good pictures of this enthralling city, but what about expanding our horizons just a bit. I went to Burano this summer with my cameraContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon of Venice”

San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice

San Giorgio Maggiore is a small island located in front of St. Mark’s square. It is often one of my photographic subject while strolling around Venice. San Giorgio’s church and bell tower give the island its characteristic profile. I like to take pictures of it in different conditions of light since it is illuminated byContinue reading “San Giorgio Maggiore – Venice”

How does Venice work?

“Man sieht nur was man weiss” (One sees only what one knows). This Goethe’s thought applies perfectly when it comes to take pictures of a town. The more you know about culture, lifestyle, social structure, but also about architecture, environment and any other peculiarity of places you are visiting, the more your pictures will beContinue reading “How does Venice work?”

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