Venice 5 Day Photography Tour

21st - 25th January 2020 **SOLD OUT** Please contact me to go on wait list

NEW DATE : 24th - 28th March 2020

There is no city in the world that is more iconic and unique than Venice. It is truly a photographer’s paradise with stunning images to be captured at every twist and turn. January is a great time to visit, with fewer crowds, long sunrises and sunsets and the possibility of mist and aqua alta all helping to create wonderful atmospheric images.

March sees temperatures rise, it’s still relatively quiet and we benefit from longer days giving us more time to shoot in this unique, photogenic city.


Staying in a beautiful hotel very close to St Mark’s Square we will travel around the city on foot and by water bus starting early each morning before returning to the hotel for a break and breakfast. We then set off to discover the real Venice away from the crowds, wandering down the side streets and canals recording this unforgettable experience.  A gorgeous sunset doesn’t mean our day ends there, as we will then enjoy the delicious Italian food and wine in some wonderful restaurants.

A small group means that I can give you individual help and advice on topics including:

  • Composition

  • Depth of Field

  • Use of filters

  • Long exposure photography

  • Creative techniques

  • Blue Hour Photography

  • HDR Photography

  • Digital Workflow

  • Post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop (if time permits or if the weather turns inclement)

Our time together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. There really is no better location to express your creativity than the breath-taking city of Venice.

Join me for a fabulous five days photographing one of the most beautiful cities in the world. 


In order for me to be able to give all participants individual help and tuition this workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 people, so book early!


Level of physical difficulty: 3 out of 5 (Moderate)

Whilst elevation changes are limited to steps and bridges and we will be using the water bus to move around, there is a lot of walking on this tour. We will be out each day for sunrise, come back to the hotel for breakfast to recharge and then out again for the rest of the day in order to make the most of the light. 


Chris Upton ARPS


January / March Averages :

  • Temperatures : 0 - 7ºC / 4 - 12 C

  • Hours of sunshine : 3 / 3

  • Rainfall : 40mm Days : 4 / 60mm Days 8

  • Sunrise 07.42 | Sunset 17.02 / Sunrise 06.02 | Sunset 18.31


  • 4 nights single occupancy, double room, accommodation in a 4* / 3.5* Hotel

  • 4 nights City Tax

  • All Breakfasts

  • Photographic tuition

  • Photo walks & discussions

  • Group size max 6 guests


  • Flights

  • Water Bus Ticket

  • Meals (except breakfast)

  • Travel Insurance

  • All drinks

  • Personal items


There is a Ryanair flight from East Midlands Airport to Venice (Treviso) on 21st January / 24th March returning on 25th January / 28th March, however you may choose to fly from a more convenient airport if you wish. Please do not book flights until advised.



  • Dates : 21st - 25th January 2020 / 24th - 28th March 2020

  • Price : £1149 both dates

  • Deposit : £299 payable on booking

  • Balance : January Tour £850 payable by 21st November 2019 / March Tour £850 payable by 24th January 2020