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 …

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 …

Venice Carnival 2012 - Man and woman in costume

Venice Carnival 2012 #2

  While you see many masks during “Carnevale” in Venice, you also see many people in period (usually 18th century) costumes often as couples. This couple was just strolling near San Marco square on our last morning in Venice. Unlike other performers, these two seemed to be just enjoying the …

Venice Carnival 2012, woman in costume by a canal

Venice Carnival 2012 #1

Last week Sandy and I spent 10 amazing days in Italy. It was my first time in Italy, and I’m sure to go back. The main reason for the trip, was to attend David J. Nightingale’s Venice Carnival Photo Tour¬†which I have been looking forward to for a few months …