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Leica Akademie Discovering Venice – March 2019

19 Mar 2019 / in

We gathered in Venice beside the big gothic church of san Giovanni e Paolo. A three-days intense workshop, ten people, all shooting widely different from each other, so we got ten different visions of Venice. The goal of our Photo Tours in Venice was to discover the secret corners of the City – of course […]

The hidden cloister in Castello

An hidden cloister during the Photo Tour in Castello
22 Dec 2018 / 0 Comments / in

This is a romantic, off-the beaten-path, quiet cloister in the district of Castello. A very beautiul place to see and vey difficult to frame. Light here ca be very different, depending on the time of the day and the seasons.

A portrait of my friend and painter Stefan

19 Dec 2017 / in

Sometimes, during a Photo Tour in the district of Castello, I find his door open and I pay a visit to him. Stefan is a painter and a very interesting subject. His workshop is always very busy, with a lot of creative vitamins. This time, I took a picture of him behind the door of […]

THE GONDOLIER AND THE FLOWER

27 Aug 2017 / 0 Comments / in

This is a very crowded area in Venice, not far from the Rialto fish market. But this gondolier was so quiet that he probably did not realize there was a flower coming out behind him! Leica SL with Leica M 28mm Elmarit. 1/50 f5,7 iso 100. The link to my official website for Photo Tour […]

THE BLACKSMITH OF THE DISTRICT OF CANNAREGIO

20 Aug 2017 / 0 Comments / in

What a strange location for a portrait! But the light was incredible, it came from the ceiling who got 2 big windows, and gave me a very soft light, perfect for a portrait of this blacksmith in his workshop! Leica SL with Elmarit Leica 28mm f2,8. 1/40s f/4 iso 100. As you can see from […]

INSIDE THE BOOKSTORE “ACQUA ALTA” IN VENICE

13 Aug 2017 / 0 Comments / in

There is a bookstore in Venice you must absolutely see, and it’s the “Acqua Alta”. Here, every book is on a boat, or in a bathtub, to prevent the high tide. The name “Acqua Alta” in fact, means “High Tide”. Picture taken with Leica SL and 28mm Elmarit f2,8 Asph. 1/50s f/2,8 iso 1600. The […]

AN INTERESTING WALL IN THE DISTRICT OF CASTELLO

06 Aug 2017 / 0 Comments / in

I like paintings, and every time I recognize a painting in a wall I can’t resist and I take a picture of it. Leica SL with Leica M 28mm 2,8 asph. 1/50s f/5,6 iso 400. The link to my official website for Photo Tour in Venice.

THE WORKSHOP OF THE PAINTER SAFET ZEC

30 Jul 2017 / 0 Comments / in

The famous painter Safet Zec was preparing a great exhibition for the Church of Pietà, not far from Piazza San Marco. Every time I passed in front of the door of his workshop during a Photo Tour, I went inside and took some pictures of the work in progress. The exhibition he did was impressive! […]

A PHOTO TOUR IN CANNAREGIO

16 Jul 2017 / 0 Comments / in

Cannaregio is on of the biggest district in Venice, and it can be very crowded because the main road from the train station as far as Rialto passes through Cannaregio. But, if you turn the corner and you get lost in some of the quiet “Calli” of this district, as I often do during a […]

THE PAINTER STEFAN POPDIMITROV

09 Jul 2017 / in

The workshops of painters are always fascinating, because they reflect the inner soul of the artist. Near where I live there is the workshop of Stefan Popdimitrov, and sometime I like to go inside and take some portraits of him. Leica M with 28mm Elmarit f2,8 asph, 1/60s f4,0 iso 1000. The link to my […]