Venice and the Magic of the Carnival

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!

  • Feb 5-10 – 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.
  • Feb 10-14 – 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.

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

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Workshop Prices

Workshop 1 – Scenery and Portraiture, February 5-10 2018

Price: €3850 (incl. 22% VAT).

The price includes:

  • 5 nights, single accommodation at 4-star Hotel Palazzo Priuli, with breakfast.
  • A welcome dinner and a farewell dinner.
  • Boat passes for the city of Venice.
  • One half-hour private gondola ride with an instructor and masked models.
  • All entrances to museums and attractions.

BOOK WORKSHOP 1 NOW!

Workshop 2 – Full-on Portraiture, February 10-14 2018

Price: €3500 (incl. 22% VAT).

The price includes:

  • 4 nights, single accommodation at 4-star Hotel Palazzo Priuli, with breakfast.
  • A welcome dinner and a farewell dinner.
  • Boat passes for the city of Venice.
  • One half-hour private gondola ride with an instructor and masked models.
  • All entrances to museums and attractions.

BOOK WORKSHOP 2 NOW!

Both Workshops, February 5-14 2018

Price: €6650 (incl. 22% VAT).

The price includes:

  • 9 nights, single accommodation at 4-star Hotel Palazzo Priuli, with breakfast.
  • 4 dinners.
  • Boat passes for the city of Venice.
  • One half-hour private gondola ride with an instructor and masked models.
  • All entrances to museums and attractions.

For all workshops, we require a non-refundable 25% deposit to be paid at the time of booking.

Got questions? Reach out to us using our contact form or email us at info@mediterraneanphototours.com. 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 Instructors

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, www.ucphoto.me. He is also the host of the popular travel photography podcast, The Traveling Image Makers.

 

 


Robin YongPrivate shooting sessions with the costumed models will be coordinated and led by Robin Yong. Robin is a travel photographer from Australia with many years of experience photographing the Carnival of Venice. He is the author of Fairy Tales in Venice and  Fairy Tales in Venice, Part II. You can read about his multiple awards here or follow him on Facebook to see more of his work.

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