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 …

Photograph of two gondolas on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice

Gondolas and Venice, they go hand in hand. One of the activities we had during the Venice Carnival Photo Tour, was a two hour gondola ride, through the canals in Venice. The group split into two, with half the group on the gondola you see in front, and the second …

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 …

A photo of gondolas near Piazza San Marco (Saint Marco Square) in Venice, Italy

The Gondola’s of Piazza San Marco

You can’t go to Venice and not make a photo of the Gondolas parked near Saint Marco’s square. I had this photograph in my head before I arrived in Venice, and I’m glad with how it has turned out. These gondola’s are parked on the south side of the square, …

View of the Grand Canal in Venice from the Ponte dell'Accademia in the late afternoon

Ponte dell’Accademia, Grand Canal, Venice

While not a Carnival photo, the view of the Grand Canal in Venice from the Ponte dell’Accademia in the late afternoon sun was exquisit. We had just wondered though most of the city by this time, and were headed across the Ponte and into the Accademia, but instead we ended up getting quite …

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 …