Piazza San Marco
The heart of Venice is the famous St. Mark’s Square. This central square is surrounded by elaborate historic buildings, including St. Mark’s Basilica and its distinctive Campanile (bell tower).
There is much to photograph here. As well as the incredible architecure, you can capture the atmosphere, people, look for unique compositions, angles and utilise the many archways and pillars as a frame for your pictures.
Canals, Bridges & Gondolas
There are over 400 bridges connecting the islands across the intricate network of canals. Throughout the centre in particular, you will find some of the most beautiful and photogenic, including the Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge.
Of course, when most people think of Venice they picture the iconic gondolas being languidly paddled along the canals with a smooching couple inside. Gondoliers, dressed in distinctive outfits, skillfully navigate the narrow canals. There will be plenty of opportunities to photograph them, particularly during sunset or sunrise when the light is soft and warm.
Colourful City of Burano
Burano is a captivating and vibrant island nestled in the Venetian Lagoon.
The defining characteristic of Burano lies in its colourful architecture. The canals here are lined with buildings painted in a spectrum of vibrant hues, crafting lively and picturesque scenes to photograph. According to local legend, the colours served a practical purpose; helping local fishermen identify their homes through the thick fog.
For photographers, the canals, houses, and winding streets offer abundant photo opportunities.
Venice’s waterways provide excellent opportunities for capturing reflections. You can get creative and experiment with different angles and perspectives to create visually striking images. Or try out some ICM (intentional camera movement.
Join me on my Venice photography workshop for a chance to capture some great images of this wonderful and romantic city.