Colours Of Venice

Discover The Artist Inside You

This photographic adventure is available for either four or seven nights, see below for details.

Choose Option

The Location

Early morning in Venice City of Masks, City of Canals, City of Bridges – the birthplace of Marco Polo and Antonio Vivaldi. 118 islands, more than 400 bridges, over 150 canals – welcome to Venice, Queen of the Adriatic.

Venice is undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man and it definitely is one of Europe's most romantic cities. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period.

For a photographer, Venice is one big adventure. Once you are caught in its small, traffic-free and seemingly endless streets and bridges along the winding canals, you would have no other option but to keep on walking and photographing – no better way to explore and photograph this city of art.

Option 1

Gondolas and dragons19 Jan 2015 - 23 Jan 2015

Price £995 or €1,200 or $1,650

This package offers:

  • Four nights accommodation
  • No room sharing
  • No single supplement
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • One day on Burano island
  • One to one tuition

Please Note: While filling the payment form, when you are asked "Which workshop are you booking?", write "Venice option 1".

Exchange rates are approximate and may vary at the time of payment.

Option 2

Burano hanging basket19 Jan 2015 - 26 Jan 2015

Price £1,795 or €2,170 or $2,980

This package offers:

  • Seven nights accommodation
  • No room sharing
  • No single supplement
  • Breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional day on Burano island
  • Local produce (cheese, wine, antipasto) tasting. Also, 18th century Venetian style dinner night with traditional Venetian food and dressing or Venetian food and drink tasting experience (subject to group size and availability)
  • Photographing locations off the tourist path

Please Note: While filling the payment form, when you are asked "Which workshop are you booking?", write "Venice option 2".

Exchange rates are approximate and may vary at the time of payment.


Group Size


Limited to seven people per tutor, this adventure is designed with inspiration in mind, allowing plenty of time for individual attention by the tutors.

Experience Level

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Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. This adventure will provide many opportunities to learn about composition, focusing and exposure techniques, as well as how to find your inner artistic self. For the more experienced participants, there will be guidance on visualisation and inspiration. We guarantee you will leave this adventure with new skills and techniques, great memories and many stunning images.

Equipment requirements


  • Camera and lenses: please make sure you know how to use your camera or at least the basic functions – make sure you bring the camera's manual along with you. Focal length of wide angle to 200mm will be more than adequate. However, if you are happy to snap away with a compact camera to create beautiful Venetian memories, then you are also more than welcome to come along.
  • Tripod: a sturdy tripod is strongly recommended.
  • ND Grad filters: Neutral Density Graduated filters are highly recommended for balancing exposure difference between land and sky. We recommend a 2 stop hard and a 3 stop soft (enough to get you started). Full instruction can be given during the workshop to help you with the correct use of filters.
  • ND filter (optional): to get the very best out of your images and the locations, we suggest that you bring a good Neutral Density filter with you such as the Lee Little Stopper or Big Stopper or the Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter for long exposures.
  • Shutter release cable: for longer than 30 seconds exposures
  • Warm and weatherproof clothing and neoprene wellies is a must as the weather can be very unpredictable. ☀ ☁ ❄


Transportation ✈

Transportation with vaporetto to and from Venice airport is included in the price. All transportation in Venice will be on foot apart from a vaporetto transfer to Burano island (not included in the price). We will meet all participants at Venice airport during the designated date and time. If you arrive or depart at a different time or date, then you will need to make your own way to the hotel. Don't worry though, the vaporetto stops outside the hotel. Full details will be available in due course.

Pricing £ $ €

The cost for this workshop is £995 for option 1 and £1,795 for option 2. A deposit of £200 - €240 - $330 is required for either option, the outstanding balance will be requested two months before the workshop date.


Although all clients of our 'Inspiring Photography Workshops' company are covered by our public liability insurance, we recommend that you take your own travel insurance also.

*Exchange rates are approximate and may vary at the time of payment.

Tutors / Accommodation

Your Tutors

Dimitri-VasileiouDimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

Some of his work has been reproduced in the Daily Record newspaper and he has also had work published in a number of photography magazines and books.

In 2011 Dimitri founded Landscape Photography Magazine. He is the editor and currently writing articles every month for the publication.

Mike-BellMike Bell is a semi pro and highly enthusiastic landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland. He is also a full time contributor and author of many articles for Landscape Photography Magazine. Mike's photographs have been reproduced and published by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.

These days Mike Bell spends a large amount of his time travelling and photographing stunning locations around the world. Mike has a great knowledge and experience on teaching novice photographers and he will be a valuable asset to this adventure.

You can view Mike's own images from Venice here.



Rialto HotelRialto Hotel

We will be staying at the Rialto Hotel. The hotel is situated right at the world famous Rialto bridge. The vaporeto from the airport and from other Venice destinations stops right outside the hotel, very convenient for easy access to the whole of Venice.


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