Venice Carnival Photography Workshop

Venice Carnival Photography Workshop

Venice is indeed a magical city. Full of winding pathways, hidden canals, amazing architecture and a Gondola on almost every canal corner. Venice is quite simply the photographer’s dream. And if that’s not enough, during carnival time there is the bonus of elaborately-costumed characters just waiting to have a lens trained on them. Please see the dates of this photography course plus availability on the right of this web page.

Venice has so much to offer the photographer, which is why this photography training course in Venice runs for three full days of photography. During the course there will be ample time to improve your skills, photographing well known Venice landmarks as well as many hidden gems such as quiet canals, atmospheric squares, traditional fish and fruit markets, Gondolas and of course the flambouyantly costumed Venetians.

Also included in this photography course is a visit to the island of Burano which is a must for any photographer. Burano is a kaleidoscope of colour; each resident seemingly trying to outdo their neighbours by painting their house in a different shade of vibrant colour. It’s hard to decide what to photograph next!

In keeping with all of my photography courses, each day is split between learning to perfect your skills and knowledge with various photography techniques and developing your photographer’s eye through composition, as well as understanding light and colour.



We will cover all relevant camera controls and menus, plus controlling depth of field, creative use of shutter speed, composition, use of light and colour, creative use of focal length, low light photography, as well as taking some great “people pictures” – better known as street photography.

The cost of this course includes tuition only.   

I would recommend staying at the four star Tritone Hotel in nearby Mestre which is very near to and has excellent transport links to Venice. If you wish to stay somewhere else in Mestre that’s not a problem – there are many hotels there.  We will meet at Mestre railway station each morning if you are staying in Mestre or at Venice railway station (if you decide to stay in Venice itself).

We will also view Venice by water, giving us two different perspectives of this wonderful city. The waterbus will take us out to the island of Burano with its wonderful photographic potential. 

Flights, transfers to and from the airport, food and hotel accommodation are not included in the price of this trip. You would also need to purchase a twelve-hour waterbus pass – which is about 20 Euros.         Students are also required to take out their own travel insurance.

This photography training course in Venice is limited to just six students which means I can tailor the course to each individual regardless of their level of photographic ability. A full set of notes covering all photographic techniques practiced during the course is also supplied to each student.


Student testimonial from this course: “Just a quick note to thank you so much for a really great week. I feel I’ve learnt and gained so much more confidence this week with my photography which is due to your expert and sensitive tuition. Not only has it been great photographically but I’ve really enjoyed the social aspect of the week. I feel we gelled well as a group and had a lot of fun in addition to the serious aspects of the week. This would not have been possible without your motivation, kindness and ensuring that everyone felt welcome and part of the group at all times. Thank you so very much and I really hope I can come on another of your courses (when I can find one with spaces!! ) very soon”. Adrian Lowe-Wheeler, Venice Carnival course: February 2017

Through payment of a deposit or a full payment for this course, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of our Photography Courses as stipulated on our Terms and Conditions page.

  • Price £425.00
  • Deposit £100.00
  • Contact (01245) 323519
Course Dates

Due to continuing uncertainty with regards to travel, this course cannot run in 2022 but please check back soon for our 2023 dates  

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