Photo Walks and Photography Workshops
I am an Italian, English speaking, awards winner professional photo reporter providing images for the news, and editorial markets. My "regular" job is shooting News & Features and sometimes commercial lifestyle images in London or around the world for Getty Images and quite a lot of commercials clients. I think I have a very cool job!! I am lucky to work most of the time with some amazing and really interesting people. Without them my work would be impossible.
About my style I would say that I think everyone has an important story to tell. For sure real stories are more interesting than pretend ones. So my approach is fast, relaxed, casual and fun. I look for the moments “in-between“, because they tell the truth. I love energetic images taken in the bat of an eyelid.
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 that include my images, quite few Lonely Planet Guides (including Venice) and from Religions to Social unrest from Justin Bieber to Michael Buble, from Prime Ministers to Leaders of the opposition or few Popes!
I believe that photographic equipment is not so important but your eyes, style, creativity or artistic interpretation are much more important! This is the reason why I refuse to represent or be an "ambassador" for a camera brand. I love to work with many different cameras and brands depending the work, the situation or how I feel. I will never suggest, or be against a brand or a model!
On my days off or while on Holiday (...so not very often at present!!) I really enjoy to provide Photography Workshops around the world or Photo Walks in Venice or Ljubljana, to boost your photography skills and to help you to discover the real soul of these two magic cities!
I offer private photography workshops in half or full-day formats and Photo Walks of 2/3/6h and they are quite different in content.
During my Photo Walk I will 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 photographic instructions . Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten tracks.
Photography workshops are a much more intense full immersion way to improve your photography skills and include personalized instruction in the field, image critiques during and after your workshop and portfolio review. Every private workshop is customized to fit the interests and abilities of each individual 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 design to teach you new techniques in the field, teach you new techniques in a studio or teach you post-production and business skills. A photo tour is designed to take you to a great location at the best time of year and get you to the right places for the best light. A photo tour is designed to maximize the photographic opportunities with minimal or casual instruction along the way.
What does a typical full-day private workshop look like? I will pick you up at your hotel you'll visit few spectacular locations, spending plenty of time at each spot to ensure that you're able to fully explore the area without feeling rushed. We will have a coffee break and later a mid-day break to allow time to eat lunch, download images, charge batteries and get some rest. In the afternoon we will visit another few locations.