That’s right — come to beautiful Venice, Italy and join me and Venice photography expert (and KelbyOne Instructor) Mimo Meidany for an unforgettable four-day “Magic of Venice” travel photography workshop in one of the most amazing locales on the planet. First, watch this short video:
Get ready for an unforgettable hands-on travel photography workshop in one of the most magical and photogenic cities in the world, — beautiful Venice, Italy. The beautiful canals and bridges of Venice will be your home for four delightful days of creating captivating images, learning important camera techniques, composition, and the latest post-processing techniques. All this while enjoying wonderful meals, remarkable views, and making new friends.
What: The Magic of Venice Travel Photography Workshop
Instructors: Scott Kelby and Mimo Meidany
When: April 6-9, 2018 (with an informal get-together the night of the 5th)
Where: The Hotel Concordia, Venice, Italy
Price: $3,450 Per Person (includes accommodations – see below)
Tickets: More details and tickets here (limited to 10 participants maximum)
Your home for the workshop is the wonderful Hotel Concordia; a charming boutique style hotel (with excellent wi-fi) located in the heart of Venice, and just steps from San Marco Square. It’s close to many of Venice’s most iconic shooting locations (and some incredible little-known spots and vantage points) with lots of great shopping and restaurants nearby (including some of my favorites).
We’ll be shooting each day on location
Then heading back to the hotel for post-processing our images where we’ll learning new techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop; learn new camera techniques; have time for critiques before we head back out to make more gorgeous images. Lots of learning, lots of laughing, amidst the incredible views and scrumptious food of this truly enchanting floating city. After sunset each day you’ll be free to explore the city on your own, and its charming restaurants and cafes.
It will be an extraordinary experience — one that will inspire, inform, stretch you, and challenge you to try new techniques, new ways of thinking, and do things photographically you never thought you could. You’ll come home with lots of stunning images, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Mimo and I look forward to welcoming you to Venice and getting to know you as we spend a few days together making images, learning new techniques, and uncovering the Magic of Venice.
NOTE: This workshop is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.
Workshop fee includes four nights accommodations at the Hotel Concordia, double-occupancy, including Four continental breakfasts at the hotel. Additional meals are on your own. (If you prefer more privacy, single rooms are available for an up-charge. See the sign-up page for details).
Activity Level: Light to Moderate
There are no roads in Venice — it’s a walking city, so we’ll be traveling by foot. One of Venice’s nicknames is “The City of Bridges,” and you’ll be crossing many of them during your stay. They are small bridges (across tiny canals), but just know ahead of time — there are plenty of them. Workshop Participants should be in good health; wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and be ready for lots of walking and standing for extended periods of time.
The weather in Venice in April is beautiful — it’s not too hot with highs in the low 60s F°, but it can get a little chilly at night, so bring at least a light jacket or coat. As with any outdoor event, the weather is somewhat unpredictable, so also be prepared if it rains.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera; a sturdy tripod with ballhead; wireless remote or cable release; a wide-angle lens (24mm or wider); a telephoto lens; a neutral density filter (10-stops or higher) would be ideal for long exposure techniques. You’ll need a laptop with either Lightroom or Photoshop (or both) for the post-processing segments.
What level of experience is required?
All levels of experience are welcome, but participants should be familiar with their camera and lens and have some experience in either Lightroom or Photoshop.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Hotel Concordia hotel offers Airport Transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport for an additional fee.
What if I have questions that aren’t answered here?
You can post a comment below, or you can email me directly.
What’s the refund policy?
If you have to cancel the workshop, as long as you cancel before March 28, 2018, you will receive a 100% refund, minus a $300 cancellation fee. After April 1st, 2018 refunds will not be available.
Where do I sign up?
Right here (you’ll be taken to the sign-up page).
Reserve your space now — and we’ll see you soon in beautiful Venice, Italy.
I’m out in Houston today with my Lightroom Seminar
Looking forward to meeting some of you there. Then I’m off to Las Vegas for a quick visit to the WPPI Expo – hope to see you there. :)
Have a great Monday!
P.S. See how I worked that Italian word in there? That’s pretty much the extent of my Italian language skills. You’ll be glad Mimo is with us — his Italian is quite a bit better. ;-)