VENICE DAY & NIGHT
March 8 – 14, 2019
LOCATION: Venice, Italy
LEADERS: Kevin Adams and Donna Eaton
LIMITED TO: 8 (Minimum 6)
(Double occupancy; single supplement $1,000)
Iam so excited to offer this photo tour to Venice, the most romantic and remarkable city on Earth. I’ve had a fascination with Venice since childhood. The more I learn about and photograph the city, the more fascinating it becomes. And it’s wonderful that I get to share my favorite city with you alongside the incredibly talented Donna Eaton. What a treat!
Good photographs of Venice are not in short supply. This legendary city of islands and canals is perhaps the most photographed in the world. In Venice, finding a good photo subject is a matter of opening your eyes. Of course, we will visit all of the renowned hotspots, but we designed this tour to be different. We want to introduce you to new sights, imaginative ideas, and unique vantage points. We want to help you create distinctive images.
It’s all about the light!
Great subjects photographed in poor lighting make for ordinary photos. But shoot an ordinary subject in great lighting, and you will make a terrific image. We are not going to miss any great lighting on this tour. We will photograph in the golden light of sunrise and sunset and in the magic twilight of dusk and dawn. We will also explore the city at night, photographing lights reflecting in the canals and making long-exposure cityscapes.
Venice does have negative side. It is just too popular. During the height of tourist season, the crowds are suffocating, especially during the day when the cruise ships are docked. That’s why we planned this photo tour for March. While it’s always crowded to some extent in Venice, March provides a refreshing respite from the droves of summer. And when we walk the streets in the evening, we could have them all to ourselves. It is also cooler in March, which is a huge benefit for a photo tour in which you’re walking everywhere.
Please join Donna and me for a photographic and cultural experience you’ll never forget.
Photograph all of the classic scenic and cultural locations in Venice.
Explore hidden alleyways, dead-end streets, isolated canals, and areas with no tourists.
Experience and photograph Venice at night, when the streets are empty and lights reflect on the cobblestones.
Participate in the search for the best gelato in Venice.
Guiding and instruction.
8 nights lodging (double occupancy) beginning March 7.
All boat transportation during the photo tour.
All admissions to museums, churches, campaniles, and other sights visited with the group.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Boat, bus, or train transport from or to the airport.
Lunches and dinners.
Items of a personal nature.
The photo tour officially begins late afternoon on March 8. After orientation, we will have dinner together as a group and then photograph in the twilight period into the night. The next day will be the first of six full days of the photo tour. I rarely establish a precise itinerary ahead of time for photo tours because I want to choose locations and subjects based on the weather and other conditions. We determine our strategy as we go along, making sure to photograph in the best light and weather. Special emphasis will be given to photographing in the twilight period of dusk and dawn, as well as night photography. In addition to the main city of Venice, we will spend plenty of time on the island of Burano, possibly taking the early boat and getting there for sunrise. We’ll also visit Torcello and San Michele. Two of the six days will be free days, during which participants can do whatever they like on their own, or they can get together with other participants. The photo tour officially ends on the evening of March 14.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Venice is a walking city. No cars are allowed. Although it is relatively small and totally flat, you will get a workout. There are lots of steps to climb to get over the canals and everything is paved in stone. If you are not used to being on your feet all day, Venice can wear you out. The good news is that it won’t be too hot during this photo tour and if you ever become too tired to continue, it will be a relatively short walk or boat trip back to the hotel. Everyone has the option to skip any of the group outings.
LODGING & TRANSPORTATION
Eight nights lodging is included beginning March 7. This is for double occupancy. If you desire a single room, please inquire about the single-occupancy rate. If you arrive early or stay late, you will need to pay for those nights. We will be happy to make those arrangements for you at our host hotel. Note that the photo tour doesn’t officially begin until the afternoon of March 8. We are including your room for the 8th because everyone will likely arrive in Venice on the day before the photo tour begins.
Airfare and transport into the city is not included. You will fly into the Venice airport (VCE). Flights departing from the U.S. generally leave the mainland in the evening and arrive in Venice the following day. Your registration material will include detailed info about how to get from the airport into the city.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT INFO
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your space. The balance is due 120 days from the start of the photo tour, including any extra room nights or single-occupancy charges. You can pay the deposit and balance using our online registration system. We need a minimum of 6 people for this trip. In the unlikely event that we do not get 6 registrants 120 days before the start of the trip, we may have to cancel. In that event, we will refund your deposit. (We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance.) You can register online by clicking the “Register Now” buttons on this page. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please contact me. Payment plans are available.
The $500 deposit is nonrefundable unless we cancel the trip. If you cancel up to 90 days prior to the event, we will refund all money paid, less the $500 deposit. Cancellations made between 90 days and 30 days prior to the event will be refunded 50%. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the event. However, if we are able to fill your space, we will provide a full refund, minus the $500 deposit, regardless of when you cancel. In the unlikely event we have to cancel the photo tour for any reason, we will refund 100% of all money paid.