Venice – well known for plenty of canals, historic buildings, and the typical Italian flair. For many photographers, Venice is one of the most beautiful (Street) Photography hotspots in Europe. To make your next journey and the pictures you’ll take something special, we’ll show you the best places to take pictures in the following article.
The best places to hit the streets
One of the former sights in Venice is the Rialto Bridge, which is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in the city center. The stone art bridge is located between the two districts (ital. sestieri) San Marco and San Polo. Standing on top of the bridge, you’ll be able to watch the gondoliers crossing with their boats.
Many street photographers recommend to visit the Rialto Bridge für Sunset or in the night to catch the best light.
St. Mark’s Square / Piazza San Marco
Surrounded by lanterns and historic buildings, the Piazetta is one of the most special photo spots in the daytime, but also in the night.
Riva degli Schiavoni
You are looking for the best spot to shoot one of the most typical Venice Pictures with Gondolas floating next to each other on the water together with the sunset in the background? We recommend you the so-called Riva degli Schiavoni. Most of the time (does not depend on daytime or night) the huge waterfront is overcrowded with tourists and (street) photographers. So make sure, you got a good place safe for the sunset!
The Bridge of Sighs
The Bridge of Sighs is one of the smallest, but most popular bridges in Venice. You can find it crossing over the canal Rio di Palazzo. The bridge is made of white limestone and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge’s Palace. To get the best view, you should go to Ponte della Paglia which is along Riva degli Schiavoni. We recommend you to come in the day time to get the best street picture possible.
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The best photo galleries for Street Photographers
Crowded places and beautiful settings are the first things, that come to the minds of tourists when thinking about the perfect picture of Venice. But photography galleries are also important for learning about Venice as the perfect city to take pictures. You can get inspired by looking at the work of the other artist and learn more about photography at the same time. Every gallery listed has its special history, so it’s up to you to decide which is your favorite spot to get to know more about photography.
The Casa dei Tre Oci
Located on the well-known island of Giudecca of the sestiere of Dorsoduro, the Casa dei Tre Oci Gallerie is one of the most popular photography galleries in Venice. You can visit the public exhibition venue every day except for Tuesdays from 10 am to 7 pm. The Casa dei Tre Oci is known as a privileged campus for the formulation and cultural comparison of contemporary languages, with particular attention on photography. The perfect spot to find out more about photography!Adress: Fondamenta delle Zitelle, 43
Isola della Giudecca
The Ikona Gallery is a small photography gallery which is located in Campo del Ghetto Novo in Venice. Under the control of Živa Kraus, the gallery is celebrating its 40th birthday in the year 2019. Do you want to know the main reason why we recommend this gallery to you? Simply answer: IKONA was the first gallery in Italy to exhibit the photographies of artists like Berenice Abbott, Gisèle Freund, Lisette Model, Rosalind SOLOMON, Paolo Monti, Franco Fontana, Helmut Newton, Helen Levitt, Antonio, and Felice Beato, Barbara Morgan, Adolphe de Meyer. The Ikona Gallery is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm except Saturdays.
Adress: Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, 2909, 30100 Venezia VE
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Street Photography Workshops and courses in Venice
How to make your journey to Venice even more special? Visit one of the interesting Street Street Photography Workshops and courses! It’s your chance to get the maximum out of your journey and to discover new sides of you and your work.
Streetsnappers offer several workshops in many European cities – also in Venice. You can choose between two different workshops:
The Group Workshop
You should join this workshop to experience the ancient and charismatic photographers’ paradise. The Workshop Groups will be in a group with up to six people, where you still have the chance for one-to-one discussion, tuition and mentoring. During the workshop you’ll learn more about the techniques of street photography, focusing and design. The experts of Streetsnappers will first teach you to learn how to find an opportunity for the perfect shoot. Finding the perfect light and arranging it will also be a big part of the workshop.
With the Single Workshop, you’ll get the chance to get taught by an amazing photography expert for 3 full days.
Dates and prices are variable to the workshops and the time you want to book them. If you’re interested in one of the Streetsnappers Workshops for Street Photography in Venice, you can find more information on the website.
Private Photography Workshop with Arved Gintenreiter
While walking through back alleys to special places in Venice, you will improve your technical skills as well as your creative eye together with the photographer and expert Arved Grintenreiter. You will learn special techniques and the right tips and tricks for making your pictures of Venice even better. If your a beginner and don’t know much about photography, you’re also welcome. Arved Grintenreiter will show you everything you need to know about manual photographing.
Photographic topics and photo tour routes will be planned according to your skill level and interests, so you can be sure that this workshop will be perfect for you and your friends.
Times and availabilities can be requested on the website!
Five-Day-Workshop in Venice together with Nina Rangoy
In five days you’ll get to learn the techniques of the experienced photographer Nina Rangoy, who has lived in London for 30 years before coming to Venice. You’ll be able to catch the first lights of the day on the first day while enjoying your city trip. Hotels and Food are included, so you don’t have to worry about anything and can concentrate on what’s most important: photography.
The benefits of a private 5-day-tour? You participate at your own tempo with the abilities and energy you have. For the workshop to be truly beneficial however, Nina Rangoy will spend time getting to know you ahead.
For dates and more information, just contact Nina Rangoy via website or e-mail.
Guided street photo walk in Venice
Together with a small group of photographers, you’ll be able to see it’s beauty through the lens of your camera while walking to the most amazing photo spots of the city. While walking through the streets of Venice, you will discuss which settings and lenses to use, how to frame and compose various images, and how to use lighting to create a dramatic work of art together with the experienced photographers.
On the website of the Venice Photo Tour, you can choose between several walking tours and street photography workshops. One of the most popular tours is the three-hour walking tour in Venice. If this one is too short, you can also book the extended version of the tour (five hours). The special tour offers like a boat tour is also possible.
Dates and times are available to book on almost every day, so you’ll be able to plan your journey stressless.
As you can see, Venice is one of the hotspots for street photographers and people who want to become photographers. Venice offers endless opportunities for people and it doesn’t matter how long you’re staying in the Italian city.