Discover the real Venice

Bring home long lasting memories and improve your photography!

I am a local, English speaking, photo reporter.  I work in London as a professional editorial and news photographer with one of the largest photo agency: Getty Images. As a full time photojournalist my images appears on a regular basis on top newspaper and magazine from around the world. At the same time I have many books published some with just my work other that include my images; like many Lonely Planet Guides (including Venice) from Religions to Social unrest from Justin Bieber  to Michael Buble, from Prime Ministers to Leaders of the opposition or the Pope! My official websites are here and here.

My links with Venice goes back  a long time so I know streets, bridges, calli and churches but more importantly I know 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. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track. 

 

So for the Venice Photo Walk 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, for my work I mainly use Leica digital cameras but I am very passionate for Sony, Fujifilm and Olympus.

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.

Touring Venice can be a very exciting experience, but it can also be quite an adventure if you are unsure of which places to visit and how. Language barrier may also represent a curious obstacle but it can also be frustrating. I offer an innovative and unforgettable Photographic Tours to welcome you in the most fascinating and romantic place in the world. Experience Venice through the eyes of a native Italian Professional Photographer. I will guide you in an exclusive tour through the most interesting Venice landmarks and monuments.

Walking around Venice together with an editorial and creative photographer is an enlighten 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 visit, see, 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 tracks to the most important monuments and landmarks. You will avoid the tourist pedestrian highways and will take more secluded, intimate and truly Italian passageways.

Let it be romantic, creative, fun and friendly, 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!

Venice Private Photo Walks ….Classic and Extended include

• 10 min FREE TIME for Camera check up if you need to set up the camera or to get my recommended settings for great pictures
• 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,
 

  • CLASSIC 3h PRIVATE PHOTO WALK – €300 for 3 hours:
    A 3 hours one-to-one photo walk discovering hidden and secluded parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks, while taking great shots and with a one-to-one tuition to improve your photography skills!
    The tour is one-to-one so there will be just you, or accompanied by your family/friends. The tour starts at 7am except in winter (8-9am)

    The tour is based in Venice and if you are staying in the City Centre I will pick you up from your hotel, or an easy landmark point. The Tour can be tailor-made based on your interests and expectations, can be more Photography workshop vs Venice less touristy Tour:
    – Off the beaten tracks and hidden gems
    – Rialto Market
    – We will pass few Landmarks
    – Reflections, Boats and Canals
    – Canaletto’s Venice, laundry lines, 

    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 6h PRIVATE PHOTO WALK – €600 for 6h
    The best way to discover a large part of Venice and its daily life. As the above 3h tour but 6 hours one-to-one Tuition to improve your photography, while taking great shots and discover hidden parts of Venice, without forgetting the famous landmarks! It may include a visit to Murano and Burano if you wish.
    The tour is one-to-one so there will be just you, or your family/friends. It includes a coffee + croissants break and a Cicchetti Lunch with the 6h non stop . During the summer months the tour is split into two sessions : earli AM and late PM.  The Tour can be tailor-made based on your interests and expectations, can be more Photography workshop vs Venice less touristy Tour:
    – Off the beaten tracks and hidden gems
    – Rialto Market
    – We will pass few Landmarks
    – Reflections, Boats and Canals
    – Canaletto’s Venice, laundry lines, 

    The price of €600 is for 6 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 €100 per person

 

  • N E W !!     DAWN TWILIGHT/SUNRISE  Photo Walk and Workshop – €500 for 4h    

Discover the magical side of Venice at dawn twilight and sunrise and bring home superb  pictures. The tour is for up to 4 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 discover hidden parts of Venice. The tour is one-to-one so there will be just you, or your family/friends. Includes tuition on filters, long exposure, panning.

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

 

  • INTENSIVE 2h PRIVATE PHOTO WALK – €210 for 2h  ONLY Late Afternoon only and max 2 people

A shorter version of my popular Standard 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 €210 for 2h. Max 2 people! Usually available only PM.

 

  • Are you more than 6/8 people??  please check my private groups for incentive, corporate, etc
  • Boat Tours in Venice and on the lagoon please ask

NOTE I am a full-time news and editorial photographer (my site is here) and do not rely on anybody else for my photo walks, please book early to avoid disappointments. In particular during 2017 I will be spending in Venice less than 90 days in total, so I will be mostly unavailable. 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