My collaboration with Manfrotto dates back to 2007, and during these years we have had the opportunity to work together on many fronts. For example there are many online webinars I held about the most diverse topics. It ‘s always a pleasure for me too to see them again, as I often speak about the lessons that I received over the years by my great teachers from Magnum or National Geographic.
I take pictures with Leica ever since, the first one was an M6, I remember, with 28mm Summicron 2.0 , the 35mm Summilux 1.4 and the 50mm Summicron 2.0. Photokina in 2008 was for me the first showcase , the first time that I realized I could give a lot as a teacher . I started from that time to teach photography, and since then I hold photographic workshops around the world, and Photo tour Venice .
Photo Tours Venice on the website of National Geographic bags
My pleasure to find the videos of my conferences at Photokina, and I noticed that even then I spoke about a different Venice, caught on the edge of light. In fact at that time I just published my first book: “Venice on the edge of light”, together with the publisher Biblos, in 2007, now we are already in its third edition! Many are the hidden places that I found out going around looking for images for that first book, and during the Photo Walk Venice I like to notice that almost nothing has changed.
Lecture at Photokina 6
With Manfrotto, besides holding courses, seminars, webinars, conferences etc. I deal with the development of specific products, I work closely with the engineers and constantly look for the best quality in the products. This is true both for Manfrotto and for Gitzo products. I also try heads tripods. Currently my preferences go to the ball heads, when I need to have something very solid and compact size, and the three-way heads when you need accuracy especially for architectural photos.