A blurred photograph of Venice

Venice, Blurred II

Another experiment, this time a second take similar to the previous post. Taken during the last weekend of Carnival in Venice, Italy. Field Notes With my Lee filter system mounted and Big Stopper attached, I held the shutter open manually while blindly trying to frame what was ahead of me. It …

San marco in venice, blurred

Venice, Blurred

This week, we have another of these experimental blurred/camera movement images. This time from a perhaps more recognisable place. This was taken during the last Carnival weekend in February from the side of a Vaporetto heading back to Piazza San Marco from San Giorgio Maggiore. Field Notes With my Lee filter system …

A couple of masked and costumed carnival attendants pose for photographers at sunrise in venice

Sunrise Photoshoot in Venice at Piazza San Marco

You have to be crazier than the rest of the people in Venice in order to get the best shots, which means getting up even earlier than what most people think is already an early time to wakeup. Waking up at 5am to capture the early morning scenes in Venice has …

Photograph of buildings in Venice reflected onto the water of a canal

Venice Reflections #1

As I mentioned in a previous post, during our gondola ride in Venice, David and I started to notice interesting reflections on the water, and as such, photos were made. The interesting thing about getting shots of reflections, is like David said, you just have to keep making them as …

Photograph of a woman in yellow and gold carnival costume in Venice 2012

Venice Carnival 2012 #8

On our second last day of the Venice Carnival 2012 Photo Tour, we all got up extremely early (and it was a Saturday) to head to Saint Marco’s square and make some portraits of the people in costumes. Well we all got up early, except me. I accidentally slept in …

Photograph of woman in a red carnival costume in Venice Italy, 2012 during Carnival

Venice Carnival 2012 #7

  I could not help but stop and make a photograph of this person. The costume was incredible and she was very graceful. I spent a few minutes with her to get this shot which was taken on the very last day in Venice just before heading out to the …

Photograph of a person in classic Venice Carnival mask and costume

Venice Carnival 2012 #6

  In my first post about Carnival, you saw this particular character but only the details on the dress. In this take, taken at the same time as the first shot, we can see the mask and the intricate flowers and accents that were part of her costume. We ran …

Image of woman in 17th century costume running away from the light

Venice Carnival #5: Who’s there?

  Meet Giulia, our model for two afternoons during the Venice Carnival Photo Tour. This is an image that came to my mind after spending some time with her on the first day. I had an idea for something dramatic and moody. My original idea was to shoot this at …

Costumed reveler in white fantastical costume in Venice lit by flash

Venice Carnival #4

As I mentioned in the previous post, I wanted to post one more shot of this performer and costume. I think this one is even more dramatic. I used this image for one of the critiques, and there was a lot of debate about the window on the top right …

Woman in white Carnival Costume with mask and staff

Venice Carnival #3

  While we had a model for two afternoons during our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, we had to take turns to allow each of us to get dedicated time. Bobbi suggested that while we waited, that we could practice with each other, or with the many costumed people walking all …