Winter in Venice has its own mystique, a magical time for photography.

Far from the itineraries of mass tourism, we aim to discover the hidden gems of Venice.

One of the most photogenic cities on earth, Venice is a city unlike any other.

At this time of the year Venice has a wonderful atmosphere and an exquisite extra dimension.

With the winter sun, low on the horizon there is a greater depth and glow to the light.

During this Photography Retreat you will discover your passion for photography and true calling for adventure.

Explore the fabled floating city and experience Venice as the Venetians do.

Diorama Days has partnered with the Canaletto Hotel, a three start family run hotel located in St. Marks. Once the home of Canaletto, the renowned Venetian painter. This most elegant hotel is five minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge & St Mark’s Square.

This Venetian Retreat will inspire creativity, increasing your self-confidence to reach the next level of Photography.

Reflect upon your own work; what’s good about it; what’s most important; and how you may connect to it all.

This Photography Retreat is limited to four participants.

Complimentary Luxury Extras are included for all participants to enjoy.

❖ Complimentary Luxury Extras

  • Private Water Taxi Transfers – From & To Marco Polo Airport
  • First class professional customer service at the Hotel Canaletto, Venice
  • Free high speed internet Wi-Fi
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Unlimited Vaporetto (Water Bus) Travel
  • Tours; Gondol excursion, Galleria dell’Accademia, Ca’ d’Oro, Rialto Market, Burano & Murano

❖  The Booking Fee also  includes the following for participants

  • Introductory Webinar
  • Tuition
  • Location Guidance
  • Learning Resources
  • One Month Free Online Support

❖ Retreat Booking Fee

📷 1 Participant £2200 – 7 nights, Double Ensuite, including Breakfast
✜ Single Occupancy Double Ensuite.

📷 📷 2 Participants £3900 – 7 nights – Sharing a Double Ensuite, including breakfast
✜  Ideally suited for two people actively taking part in the retreat. A saving of £500 – Enter code VC2P at check-out

Deposit 40%  £880 –  Remainder to be paid by 10 December 2019

❖ Tangible Results

  • This Landscape Photography Retreat is designed to enhance your Creative & Technical Skills
  • The Retreat is a pattern break, a time for you to connect with your passion for photography
  • This exclusive event is geared towards generating practical outcomes
  • The intensive structure will enable you to produce consistent, high quality photographs
  • The takeaway for my attendees is ultimately gaining insight and mastering their individual style of photography

❖  This exclusive group of up to four participants will benefit from the following:

  • Urban Landscape Photography
  • Day & Night Location Photography; The Golden & Blue Hours of Sunrise & Sunset
  • Opportunity for Street Photography
  • Art & Fieldcraft of Photography
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Bespoke Mentoring
  • Ongoing Photography Review

❖  Topics are adjusted to reflect individual learning requirements and may include:

  • Manual Camera Settings – Shutter Speeds, Apertures & ISO
  • Focusing Methods

  • Filters ND CP

  • Photoshop, Lightroom & Luminar

  • Framing & Composition

  • Creating Photo Narratives
  • Project Research & Development
❖  Dates
  • From Tuesday 14 January 2020
  • To Tuesday 21 January 2020

❖  Duration

  • 7 Nights  ❖  8 Days

❖  Key Locations

  • Various across Venice

❖ Travelling to the Retreat

  • The nearest airport is Venice Marco Polo
  • Participants are required to make their own travel arragnements to reach Venice

❖  Meeting Place

  • We look forward to meet participants in the hotel lobby on Tuesday 14 January 2020

❖ Itineray & Tours at a Glance

  • Arrival to the moorings near the Hotel Canaletto, by Private Water Taxi – The most exhilarating way to arrive in Venice! – A half hour ride from Marco Polo Airport
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners in Authentic Venetian Restaurants
  • Gondola Excursion
  • Renowned for its Coffee Culture, we shall go to some of Venice’s Most Traditional Cafes
  • Famous for its Gastronomy, there will be opportunity to Savour Traditional Venetian Cuisine
  • There will also be Free Time for you to explore and discover at leisure
  • Departure from the moorings near the Hotel Canaletto, by Private Water Taxi to Marco Polo Airport

❖ Tours

  • The famous Rialto Market, Venice’s Central Market in existence since its earliest days
  • The picturesque Islands of Murano, center of Glass Making & Burano, famous for Lace Making
  • The Galleria dell’Accademia, home to the best Art Collection in Venice
  • Ca’ d’Oro a fascinating Venetian Gothic Palace from the 1400’s housing a Priceless Art Collection


  • Harry Fricker MA (Image & Communication, Goldsmiths)

  Skills Level

  • Suitable for participants at all levels of photography skills

❖  Recommended Equipment

  • Camera, Lense, Tripod, Laptop & Accessories

❖ Equipment Rental – Available from Diorama Days

Camera / Lenses

  • Canon 6D full frame DSLR body + cap, strap, battery & charger – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 L USM, ø 77mm Prime Lens + caps/hood – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon, ø 72mm, EF Prime + caps/hood – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, ø 72mm, Zoom + caps/hood – £10/day – £100 deposit


  • Weston Master IV light meter + invercone & cases – £15/day – £100 deposit
  • Manfrotto tripod 190X PRO Black + strap – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Manfrotto Monopod 681B Black + strap £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Billingham Hadley Small Camera Bag Black – £10/day – £50 deposit
  • Hoya Circular PL Polarising Filter 72mm & 77mm + case – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • GOBE ND1000 Filter 77mm + case – £10/day – £30 deposit
  • Polaroid Intervalometer PLRTC18 3 pin connector Canon DSLR – £5/day – £10 deposit

❖  Clothing

  • We advise to dress for the weather
  • Layered clothing and a waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes / boots are essential

  Fitness Level

  • A fair amount of walking at a moderate pace around the city
  • Boarding & Alighting Vaporetti (water bus)

✜ Airfares – Travel To / From Venice are not included

Participants are advised to arrange their own Travel & Equipment Insurance

✜ Not included in the Booking Fee; Minibar & Room Service; Meals & Beverages (apart from those indicated)

📌 All enquiries welcome


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