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 Luxury Four Star Boutique Hotel Foscari Palace, on the waterfront of the Grand Canal.

This Venetian Luxury 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, who are welcome to bring a guest.

Complimentary Luxury Extras are included for both participants and guests.

❖ About Foscari Palace

※  Doge Francesco Foscari, the longest serving Doge in the history of Venice, had his palace built in 1450’s

※  The refined grandeur of this Venetian Gothic palace on the Grand Canal, is an enduring symbol of power

❖ Complimentary Luxury Extras Available for You & Your Guest

  • Private Water Taxi Transfer – From & To Marco Polo Airport
  • First class professional customer service at the Foscari Palace
  • Upgrade to Double Room Occupancy
  • A bottle of Prosecco following check-in
  • Free high speed internet Wi-Fi
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Unlimited Vaporetto (Water Bus) Travel
  • Tours; Epiphany Celebration & Regatta, 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 £2800 – 7 nights, Double Ensuite, including Breakfast
✜ Complimentary Upgrade to Double Occupancy. Invite a guest, who may enjoy hotel amenities and the surrounding area. Your guest is welcome to join us on the Tours, Breakfast, Dinner & Afters.

📷 📷 2 Participants £5000 – 7 nights – Sharing a Double Ensuite, including breakfast
✜  Ideally suited for two people actively taking part in the retreat.

Deposit 50%  Remainder to be paid by 4 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 Saturday 4 January 2020
  • To Saturday 11 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 Saturday 4 January 2020 

❖ ITINERARY & TOURS AT A GLANCE – For Participants & Guests

  • Arrive to the Foscari Palace moorings on the Grand Canal, 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
  • Epiphany Celebrations including the Buffana, Grand Canal Regatta on the 6 January
  • Weather permitting on the 10 of January we will photograph the full moon rising over the Venice
  • Renowned for its Coffee Culture, we shall go to some of Venice’s Most Traditional Cafes
  • Famous for its Gastromnomy we shall be Savouring Traditional Venetian Cuisine
  • There will also be Free Time for you to explore at your leisure
  • Depart from the Foscari Palace moorings on the Grand Canal, 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, Lens, 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 lens + caps/hood – £30/day – £300 deposit
  • Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, ø 72mm, Zoom Lens + 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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