Venice Fine Art Photography Workshop in Winter

Date & Time

5 - 9 December 2024

Deposit / Full Price

£300 / £997

What's Included

4 nights hotel, breakfast, photography tuition & guide

What's Excluded

transport, food and drink not mentioned

Typical Group Size


Fitness Level

Easy, but a lot of urban walking

Trees Planted Per Place Sold

Tutor / Guide

Steven Gosling

Venice Fine Art Photography Workshop in Winter

Availability: 2 PLACES AVAILABLE
Deposit / Full Price: £300 / £997

Venice in Winter is one of the most beautiful times to visit this unique city

I hate the word expert, but if I were to list the one location I know best, its would be Venice. After 20+ visits I know so many places to shoot. I know what works and where and when to visit. Join me in this most wonderful of places when Venice is also beautifully lit for Christmas.

Venice Fine Art Photography Workshop in Winter 2

Workshop highlights…

  • Photograph many of the iconic highlights of Venice along with hidden or little known locations
  • Tuition from Steve Gosling
  • Daily photo reviews and critique
  • Social time with other like minded photographers
  • Experienced street, travel & architectural photographer, knows the best spots to shoot

Our workshop is for you if…

  • You’re an amateur photographer of any ability who wants to improve your technical and creative skills
  • You’re an advanced or Pro photographer looking to expand your portfolio with new and different images
  • You’re a competitive camera club member and looking to create amazing winning images

• Pre-scouted & proven • Iconic & inspiring locations

• You will create an amazing set of photos to be proud of whilst improving your photo skills

Venice Fine Art Photography Workshop in Winter 3

What makes this such a great creative Venice photography trip?

Venice in winter transforms into a city with a distinct and captivating atmosphere, offering a stark contrast to the bustling summer crowds. Here’s what to expect…

  • Compared to the vibrant and sometimes overwhelming summer season, winter in Venice offers a sense of tranquility and peace. The streets are less crowded, allowing you to truly appreciate the city’s unique architecture and historical charm without feeling rushed. You can wander through narrow alleys, explore hidden squares, and soak in the atmosphere at your own pace
  • The combination of foggy mornings, soft sunlight, and glistening canals creates a romantic and ethereal atmosphere. The city takes on a mystical aura, especially during sunrise and sunset, when the light paints the buildings in warm hues
  • During the Christmas season, Venice transforms into a festive wonderland. The city is adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and traditional Christmas markets offering local treats and handcrafted gifts. The aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts fills the air, adding to the warm and inviting atmosphere.

Venice has been a centre of artistic production for centuries, and its rich history is reflected in the abundance of fine art found throughout the city. From the Renaissance masterpieces housed in its grand churches and palaces to the contemporary works displayed in its cutting-edge galleries, Venice offers a unique and unforgettable experience for art lovers.

Venice is a city that has long been a muse for artists, and photographers are no exception. The city’s unique beauty, with its canals, gondolas, and historic architecture, provides a wealth of inspiration for photographers of all styles.

Why shoot in Venice in the Winter?

  • The light: Venice is known for its beautiful light, which can be especially magical at sunrise and sunset. We can use this light to create dramatic and atmospheric images
  • The architecture: Venice is home to some of the most iconic architecture in the world, including the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Rialto Bridge. These buildings provide a stunning backdrop for photographs. But it’s not just the famous spots, after many visits and tours I have lists of hidden and little known locations that are perfect for our creative lenses
  • The canals: The canals are one of the most distinctive features of Venice, and they offer photographers a unique perspective on the city. We can capture the reflections of the buildings in the water, or use the canals to frame their subjects
  • The people: The people of Venice are another important part of the city’s character. We can capture the everyday life of Venetians, or use them to add a human element to their photographs

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out, Venice is a city that is sure to inspire you. With its unique beauty and rich history, Venice is a photographer’s paradise.


Typical schedule

We won’t have a specific schedule for this workshop as it will flex depending on weather. Arriving on the afternoon or evening of Thursday 5th December 2024 we will meet in the evening for an optional group dinner. Every day we will meet for sunrise, then return to our hotel for breakfast and a short rest before venturing back out to capture more of the Venician city. The workshop will finish on the Sunday evening where participants can either leave on a late flight or return on the Monday. 4 nights hotel from the 5th to the 9th is included.


Skills to learn

Before even taking out our cameras we will learn to understand the scene and how the elements interact with each other. How the architecture can feature or complement the intended image. How the light will fall, change and move through the scene. How to try different view points to acheive better compositions.

We will use long exposure methods (with and with filters) to acheive movement through the image or to flatten or smooth elements such as water. We have sets of 10 stop filters with holders and mounting rings you can borrow if needed.


End of workshop photo review & followup

I also offer an online follow-up after the workshop to help you with image selection and editing.


Access to Private Members Facebook community group

We also have a private Facebook group where members can join and post images for feedback and I answer questions and give help and advice.


Comfortable accomodation in Venice

We will stay at a very well reviewed 3 star hotel just a stones throw from San Marco. Scoring 9.6/10 from over 1100 reviews. Our 4 night stay will include breakfast and also 25% discount in their restaurant for one sitting.


Images from our previous Venice Photography Workshops

This collection may feature more locations than we will visit.