Save Up To €800 By Reserving Your Seat Before Everyone Else


The Carnival of Venice awaits you in 2018

Join us in Venice, as we explore the romantic city during the days of the Carnival, a festival of colors, perfumes, and music that has no equal in the world.

Venice is a wonder every day of the year, but during the Carnival it also becomes a stage upon which hundreds of performers turn their fantasies into reality. Imagine, if you will, being transported to an enchanted land, inhabited by charming and mysterious characters who move with grace and elegance.

The Carnival of Venice is an event that attracts thousands of photographers from all over the world, each one of them hoping to photograph the beautiful and rich costumes that people wear during those days. Expectations are high, but without in-depth knowledge and the right resources, photographing the Carnival can be a frustrating experience, as everyone has to fight for their spot and their time with the models. Popular locations can be very crowded and it is almost impossible to get a good shot, with the best light and a nice background.

In February 2018 we will be back in Venice for the Carnival and this time not just for one workshop, but for two!

  • The first workshop is all about the beauty of Venice, its churches, palaces and canals. We will explore the city together and show you its most iconic locations in the best light, together with some less well known, but equally stunning spots. This workshop will coincide with the start of the official celebrations of the Carnival, so you will have opportunities to photograph many people in costume, but they won’t be the exclusive focus of your daily activities.
  • The second workshop will happen when the Carnival celebrations are in full swing and the most elaborate and precious costumes are on display. Thanks to the closely-knit relationships we have built with the A-list models, you will have the opportunity to photograph them in hotel suites and palace halls in the course of private sessions, while avoiding the crowds.

Each workshop will run for 5 or 6 days and they will be held back-to-back between February 5 and February 14, 2018. Exact dates will be communicated soon. It will of course be possible to attend both workshops.

See some of the photos we took in Venice during previous workshops.

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While we haven’t yet determined the exact dates and prices, we want to give you the opportunity to reserve a seat right now and, by doing so, beat everyone else.

Not only that, but by booking now with a small and fully refundable initial deposit, you will enjoy a discount of €400 off the price of each workshop, for a total of €800 in case you decide to attend both!

This pre-registration deposit allows you to reserve 1 (one) seat on one of our upcoming Venice Carnival 2018 workshops. By pre-registering, you will secure your place in line for our workshop. Once we finalize dates and prices of the workshops, you will have a few days to confirm your participation by paying a final, non refundable deposit. If after the final dates and pricing are posted you decide not to join us, this deposit will be refunded. Otherwise its amount will be applied towards the total due for the workshop.




Seats on our tours will be allocated strictly on a first-come, first-served basis and we take a maximum of 12 participants on each tour. If you are not one of the first 12, you will be automatically placed on the waiting list. If any of the first 12 registrants decide not to join the workshop, those in the waiting list will be given the option to join, in the order they registered. Pre-registering only guarantees a seat at the workshop to the first 12 registrants.

People who do not pre-register will be able to join later only if fewer than 12 people confirm their pre-registration and at the full price.

If this sounds confusing to you, here’s how it works, in a nutshell:

  1. You pre-register today, by paying an initial deposit of €150 for one workshop (or €300 for both).
  2. In a few weeks’ time, we announce the final dates and prices.
  3. If you don’t like those, you can cancel and you get refunded the €150 you paid.
  4. If you decide to join us, you have a few days to pay the final deposit (usually between 20% and 30% of the cost of the workshop), thereby confirming your participation.
  5. At most 60 days before the start of the workshop, you will be requested to pay the rest of the price of the workshop, minus the €400 discount.

Pre-Registration Deposit Required: €150

Read more about the first workshop.

Read more about the second workshop.

Got questions? Reach out to us using our contact form or email us at We’ll be glad to help you.

Why Choose Us

What we offer with this workshop is an experience that is completely different from the rushed and confusing one you would get by going to the Carnival on your own. Thanks to the many Carnivals we have spent in Venice, we have developed personal and intimate relationships with the best models, those who wear the richest costumes and who are accustomed to posing for the best photographers. This means having their undivided attention, dedicated to you and your small group for all the time necessary.

In the past, we have also scouted some exclusive locations, like hotels, palaces, and theaters, where you will be able to photograph the models in beautiful settings, amidst ancient furniture and tapestry, without having to share the rooms with many other photographers.

Listen to what one our past guests has to say about this workshop

About Your Instructor

Ugo CeiUgo Cei is a fine art landscape and travel photographer from Italy, a workshop instructor and founder of Mediterranean Photo Tours. You can read more about him at his website, He is also the host of the popular travel photography podcast, The Traveling Image Makers.