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Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore

Venice Photography Tip: if you are looking for a good spot to shoot at the lagoon of Venice and one of its most beautiful islands, San Giorgio Maggiore, you can go to the “Riva degli Schiavoni”, right next to Saint Mark’s Square. The foreground is rich of distinctive elements of Venice, such as gondolas, poles andContinue reading “Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore”

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The Pier – Bled Lake – Slovenia

Location: Bled Lake, Slovenia. What to shot: Bled really is the perfect training spot for landscape photography. Its lake is dominated by the iconic Bled Castle, perched on a rock, and embellished with a fairy-tale small island, which lies just in the middle of the lake, between the thermal waters and the Alps, and  is home toContinue reading “The Pier – Bled Lake – Slovenia”

Port des pêcheurs – Biarritz

Surfing through the web looking for some pictures of Biarritz, I have encountered a lot of iconic places of this wonderful city on the ocean: the “Grande Plage”, the lighthouse, the “Rocher de la Vierge”, the tiny beach of “Port Vieux”, but once I was there many other enchanting spots made my list grow longer.Continue reading “Port des pêcheurs – Biarritz”

The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz 2

I went back to La Grande Plage more than once. I always do so when I find a spot I love to photograph to try and shoot it with different light conditions. Also trying to change the composition often helps in getting more dynamic framing. So here it is a second shot of the sameContinue reading “The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz 2”

The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz

La Grande Plage can get really busy during the day, but there are some moments in which you can enjoy all of its peace and quiet, and you don’t even need to get up early in the morning: spending some time looking at the waves of the ocean coming to the beach at sunset isContinue reading “The Ice Cream Vendor – Biarritz”

Lights on La Grande Plage – Biarritz

Last week I went on a vacation to Biarritz with my girlfriend, and it has been one of the most gorgeous experience ever. It was a “study vacation”, filled with French language and surf lessons, but in spite of the busy schedule we had time to met some of the most lovely people with whom we enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle ofContinue reading “Lights on La Grande Plage – Biarritz”

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”

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”

Sunrise at Bled Lake – A few minutes later

I already wrote about Bled here. Location: Bled Lake, Slovenia. What to shot: Here it is another composition I took in the morning, just a couple of minutes after the sun rose. I walked to the boardwalk on the south-west coast, that offers a gorgeous vantage point to the lake. The clouds in the sky shieldedContinue reading “Sunrise at Bled Lake – A few minutes later”

Sunrise at Bled Lake – Slovenia

Photo tip of the week: Simplicity. Location: Bled Lake, Slovenia. What to shot: Bled really is the perfect training spot for landscape photography. Its lake is dominated by the iconic Bled Castle, perched on a rock, and embellished with a fairy-tale small island, which lies just in the middle of the lake, between the thermal waters andContinue reading “Sunrise at Bled Lake – Slovenia”

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”

Bench in Ludwig Erhard Ufer – Berlin

Here it is a tip for a good photographic location in Berlin. I went for some “abandoned things” session this time, but there are really many worthy things to photograph there, so it depends on your preferences if you are going to focus on landscape, architecture or street photography. Location: Ludwig Erhard Ufer (Ludwig Erhard shore),Continue reading “Bench in Ludwig Erhard Ufer – Berlin”

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”

Capo d’Otranto Lighthouse – Apulia

Location: Capo d’Otranto, or Cape Palascia, just 5 km south of Otranto, near Lecce, Apulia. What to shot: Capo d’Otranto lighthouse is well-known for its particular location. Cape Palascia is the most easterly point of Italy. From there you can have a good point of view over the beacon, and in the most clear days youContinue reading “Capo d’Otranto Lighthouse – Apulia”

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”

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