I'm finally getting around to posting my Venice photos from our Italy photography workshop, which we'll be doing again in 2018! Until then I hope you enjoy a few photos from what I consider to be one of the most picturesque places on earth.
This was our awesome team from last year! They walked thousands of steps and took thousands of photos, and I'm pretty sure we had thousands of laughs.
Venice is a great place to photograph people. The pace is a little slower and people are always on foot or spending time in the squares.
The gondoliers with their old fashioned striped uniforms and hats provide many photo opportunities.
I thought texting and driving was a problem. I guess in Venice texting and rowing is the equivalent. 🙂
The small, quiet canals create many reflection opportunities of the old colorful buildings and boats.
I can never resist this classic Venice image of the gondolas parked near San Marco square. When the sky is active with clouds at sunset, this is the first place we go to set up for that timeless shot.
While trying to find our restaurant for dinner, we passed this little boat being lit by a small open doorway across the canal. We passed it many times during the day and never gave it a second look. But at night with low light and the glow from the doorway, it became a magical scene.
I love the colors of Murano. The buildings there are more colorful than Venice, so it's fun to walk down the back streets away from the glass factories to find these little gems.
Can you have too many photos of the laundry on lines above the quaint streets and canals? I know I can't seem to get enough.
The seafood market is held in this building and when it rains I like to hang out under the cover of the roof and watch for people entering the light.
Navigating these streets is a bit tough for outsiders, but the locals always know the best routes to take through the tiny, winding alleys between canals. This is probably one of my favorite film shots taken with my Leica M6 using Portra 160.
Since there are no cars on Venice, boats are the only real form of transportation. You'll see the ambulance boat, the “truck” boats, the fishing boats, and the fast boats among all the gondolas.
See what I said about the laundry?
I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour through Venice. It is one of the best places to photograph in the entire world if you ask me, and I just can't wait to go back. Hopefully you'll join me there!