We are pleased to be partnering with Vagabond Vistas Photo Tours in support of small group photography workshops with world renowned travel photographer David Simchock. His innovative and well designed approach to coaching with participants always receives outstanding reviews. From the medieval lanes of Barcelona, the mountains and coastlines of Greece to the beauty of Venice, David's intuitive and supportive approach to photography is unmatched. Venice, Italy: March 14 - 21, 2014 From the thin line of light at sunrise that strikes the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore to the sunset shadows of the Lido, Venice is light itself and a photographers dream. Join us! This is a limited opportunity to join a group of like-minded, passionate, photographers who will learn from world-renowned photographer and teacher, David Simchock. With time for expert critique both during and after days of work ‘in the field’, this workshop will inspire you and expand your creative comfort zone. The texture of earth, colors of sky and stone and time in one of the most beautiful cities and regions in the world are waiting for you. Each and every day during the workshop your group will have the additional resources of a bi-lingual guide who will ensure that the group transfers to all of the photo venues with ease. If any additional services are needed at any time throughout your workshop, this tour partner will ensure all of your needs and requirements are met. Our workshops provide unique opportunities for participants to get away from the "cliché" scenes of Venice to practice their craft in some of the best-kept secrets of the city and region. We avoid the crowds, choosing the lesser-known nooks and crannies over the tourist hoarded sights. We also ensure that resources are available during the workshops for professional critiques of each day's work. We ensure that the group transfers to all of the photo venues with ease. With the full time support of a bi-lingual group leader, who handles all the details, you can relax and learn in an environment unlike any other photography workshops available.
• Meet and greet at your centrally located Venice hotel. Hotel accommodations provide private bathrooms for participants
• Professional daily leadership of world famous photographer David Simchock. Our small group size assures you of the best possible attention throughout the workshop
• Bi-lingual guide assistance throughout the workshop to provide whatever support is required
• Assistance of professional travel agent and travel insurance company in support of the workshop to assist with travel (air) arrangements and travel insurance (if requested)
• Itinerary support for those who may arrive a few days before, or who wish to stay after, the workshop to visit other sites and cities across Italy (provided at no cost to workshop participants) Please contact us for further details.
Day 1: March 14, 2014
Workshop participants arrive Venice Marco Polo Airport or the Santa Lucia Train station.
Participants take the water bus from the airport (or water bus from the train station) to a centrally located hotel in the city of Venice
Meet and greet by David Simchock and your bi-lingual staff leader
Short afternoon orientation and initial working session with David Simchock
Day 2: March 15, 2014
Early morning departure for the islands of Burano and Torcello
Full day of photography on both islands
Return to Venice before sunset
Sunset/evening shoot with David in the Rialto area of the city
Group dinner at local trattoria
Day 3: March 16, 2014
Shooting day on the island of Giudecca, to include a visit to a gondola workshop where participants can photograph workman as they create the city’s iconic form of transportation
Day 4: March 17, 2014
Full day shoot in the alleyways and along the canals of the San Marco sestieri (neighborhood)
Sunset shoot with David on the Lido (beach) island of Venice
Day 5: March 18, 2014
Early departure via train to the city of Vicenza. Full day shoot in the renaissance city center of the city, to include the Teatro Olympico and Piazza Palladio. Local guide will be with the group for the entire day
Return to Venice around 6:00PM
Day 6: March 19, 2014
Early morning through mid-morning shoot at the Venice Mercato along the Grand Canal
Afternoon excursion to the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni for guided tour with photography of the printing presses and monastery. Group lead by Armenian monk.
Return to Venice late afternoon (Island visiting hours are strictly controlled)
Evening/night shoot with David in the Piazza San Marco and along the Calle Larga XXII Marzo
Day 7: March 20, 2014
Participants will be transferred from the Piazza Roma in Venice, the wheeled traffic 'hub' of the city to the foothills of the Dolomite Alps for a five hour excursion to capture the landscapes and people of this gorgeous, and little known, corner of Italy.
Late afternoon return to Venice
Departure dinner with the participants.
Day 8: March 21, 2014
Early morning departures for the Venice airport or train station for return travel, or onward journey
A $500.00 deposit secures space for this limited opportunity. The full payment is due no later than February 15, 2014.