Discover The Real Venice

With more than 600 Excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, I will show you the real Venice, and you will bring home long-lasting memories and improve your photography!


My links with Venice goes back a long time so I know streets, bridges, calli and churches but more importantly, I see the soul and life of this city that will try to pass to you during our Venice photo walk tour. My Venice photo walk tour is a full immersion in the REAL Venice.

During my Venice Photographic Walk, I will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route, as only a Venetian will be able to do. 

 

So for your tour just bring your walking shoes…….but do not forget your camera!!!

I have an extensive experience with Professional Film and Digital DSLRs from Canon to Nikon, from Leica to Fujifilm or Sony! Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your gear the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. 

Based on your photographic skills knowledge, we will talk about the settings of your camera, composition, framing, usage of different lenses, shooting with available light and flash based on every situation we will find during our photowalk.

Walking around Venice together with an editorial and creative photographer is an enlightening experience. I will show you all the tricks of the game to improve your photography skills, but it is also a fun and new way to visit a city like Venice. You will be able to experience and tour places, artisans, situations, people that would be otherwise difficult to come across. The Photo Tours will take you through off-the-beaten track to the most important monuments and landmarks. You will avoid the tourist pedestrian highways and will take more secluded, intimate and genuinely Italian passageways.

Let it be romantic, creative, fun and friendly, and the astounding imagery will do the rest. I will show you the right places to eat, where true Italian dwell and the hidden beauties of Venice!

Photo Walk or a Photography Workshop??

Venice Private Photo Walks and Workshops include  10 min FREE TIME for Camera check up if you need to set up the camera or to get my recommended settings .

Photo Walks I will guide to hidden and non touristy corners, point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route, as only a local will be able to do at the same time I will give you some basic photographic instructions. Touring Venice can be a fascinating experience, but it can also be quite an adventure if you are unsure of which places to visit and how. The language barrier may also represent a unique obstacle, but it can also be frustrating. I offer an innovative and unforgettable Photographic Tours to welcome you to the most fascinating and romantic place in the world. Experience Venice through the eyes of a native Italian Professional Photographer. I will guide you on an exclusive tour through the most interesting Venice landmarks and monuments.

  • CLASSIC 3h VENICE PRIVATE PHOTO WALK  A 3 hour Private photo walk mainly discovering hidden and secluded parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks, to bring home great memories.
    A photo walk is designed to take you to great locations at the best time of year and get you to the right places for the best light, maximising the photographic opportunities with minimal or casual instruction along the way.
    The tour is one-to-one, so there will be just you or accompanied by your family/friends.
    The tour starts at 7 am except in winter (8 am)
     I will pick you up from your hotel, or an easy landmark point.

    The price of €300 is for 3 hours private tour and you can be up to 4 people (with or without camera). Extra persons, up to a maximum of 6 in total €50 per person

 

  • EXTENDED 5h VENICE PRIVATE PHOTO WALK A 5 hour Private photo walk discovering a much larger areas of hidden and secluded parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks, to bring home great memories, This photo walk is usually divided into 3h  morning and 2h afternoon sessions to maximise light and situations.
    A photo walk is designed to take you to even more great location at the best time of year and get you to the right places for the best light, maximising the photographic opportunities with minimal or casual instruction along the way.
    The tour is one-to-one, so there will be just you or accompanied by your family/friends.
    The tour is divided into an AM and PM session of 3h + 2h starts at 7 am and 5pm
    I will pick you up from your hotel, or an easy landmark point.

    The price of €500 is for 5 hours private tour and you can be up to 4 people (with or without camera). Extra persons, up to a maximum of 6 in total €70 per person

 

  • LIGHT 2h PRIVATE PHOTO WALK –  ONLY Afternoon and max 2 people and not always available

A shorter version of my popular Classic tour. I will take you for a 2 hours walk around Venice taking pictures with your camera or iPhone/iPad (Androids are welcome ) discovering landmarks and hidden areas of Venice. Talking about composition,  or apps and how to use them to get great pics from your iphone or camera and bring back home perfect memories of you and your loved. Available on selected days and time mostly afternoons in Summer
The price is €220 for 2h. Max 2 people!


Photography workshops are a much more intense way to improve your photography skills and include personalised instruction in the field, image critiques during and after your workshop and portfolio review.  Every private workshop is customised to fit the interests and abilities of each client and may also include digital darkroom instruction using Adobe Photoshop, as well as the entire suite of Nik Software plug-ins. A workshop is designed to teach you new techniques in the field, teach you new ideas in a studio or teach you post-production and business skills. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images. 

  • Improve your photography skill mastering Exposure and Lighting
  • Focus zones and Focusing, Auto, Single and Tracking
  • Camera Modes: Auto, Speed/Aperture Priority, Manual… which one and when..
  • Flash and Fill Lighting, Exposure compensation and flash compensation
  • Composition and Cropping,
  • Long exposure
  • Panning

 

  •  DAWN TWILIGHT/SUNRISE  4h (2h Workshop plus 2h Photo Walk) Discover the magical side of Venice at dawn twilight and sunrise and bring home superb pictures. The tour is for max 2 people. 2h shooting Twilight and Sunrise, Breakfast and 2h to discover a large part of Venice and its daily life. Tuition to improve your photography while taking great shots and explore hidden parts of Venice. The tour is one-to-one, so there will be just you, or your family/friends. The workshop may include tuition on filters, long exposure, panning.

         The price of €500 is for 4 hours private tour and you can be up to 2 people (with or without camera) Breakfast included.

 

  • Long Exposure, filters, Panning  4h Workshop

In this workshop you will be taken through the journey required to generate beautiful black and white, as well as color, long exposure photographs. Anyone who has ever tried to use long exposure techniques will quickly recognize that it is not only a serious technical challenge, but also an emotional and visionary one. Where and how do you find suitable subjects, and what approach do you use to photograph them? What techniques do you employ to turn everyday subjects into stunning pieces of photographic art?

The price of €500 is for 4 hours private tour and you can be up to 2 people (with or without camera) Breakfast included.

 

  • 6h PRIVATE VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP  

    Bespoke photography training tailored to your needs and skill level – includes theory and practical exercises.  From camera skills right through to file management and post-processing of images to bring out the very best in your photographs.  For aspiring professionals the course can also include marketing tips and how to get noticed in an increasingly busy marketplace.

    The workshop is usually in the following format  [1] learning about the controls, [2] practising using the controls by taking photos around the city with me, and [3]  finally learning how to edit photos in post-production on the computer. Obviously are  custom made based on you and yours expectations.

  • The price of €900 is for 6 hours private tour and you can be up to 3 people (with or without camera). Extra persons, up to a maximum of 4 in total €150 per person

 

  • Murano, Burano, Torcello and the other Islands

    With the 5/6 hours or a custom made tours is possible to organise a visit to Murano and glass factory, Burano the island of colour and laces, Torcello or the hidden gem the island of San Francesco del Deserto. Not to mention Lazzaretto, Poveglia etc. Please write to me for full details and prices. Available only on request and certain time of the year.

  • Are you more than 6/8 people??  please check my private groups for incentive, corporate, etc

 

NOTE I am a full-time news and editorial photographer (my site is here), please book early to avoid disappointments. In particular during 2019 I will be spending in Venice less than50 days in total, so I will be mostly unavailable. Reserve as soon as possible for April - May - June - September - October

Despite I try to book my tours ONLY during my holidays and days off there are exceptional times when I may need to cancel with 48h notice due to being unable to be in Venice or being moved to cover important breaking news

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  • Marco Secchi
  • S Marco 30124  Venice - Italy  
  • msecchi@gmail.com
  • +39 041 9637374