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ITALY PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDES

In this section you will find all the possible infos you will need to carefully plan your next Italy photography trip!
Italy Photography Guides

The Ultimate Photo Location Guide to Venice

Venice. A city that is, by definition, unique in the world. There’s nothing quite like it, let’s admit it. And for this very reason, it inspired writers, poets, painters, singers and all kinds of artists for centuries.
Unsurprisingly, photographers are among those artists too; since the very start of photography Venice has became one of the most popular destinations for photographers all around the globe. Many artists owe their popularity to this city.

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Italy Photography Guides

The Ultimate Photo Location Guide to Tuscany

If there’s one thing that almost all the travel photographers have in common is to dedicate a lot of time, prior to the actual trip, to location scouting and planning. We can’t help but do that, so that we can maximize our time when we are on the location.

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Italy Photography Guides

The Ultimate Photo Location Guide to the Dolomites

The Dolomites became one of the most popular photography spots of the entire country (if not Europe!) in the last few years, and for a reason I’d say: rugged peaks everywhere, wildflowers in summer and golden larches in autumn, turquoise lakes and enchanted rivers pretty much everywhere.

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Italy Photography Guides

The Ultimate Photo Location Guide to Cinque Terre

Do you know what “Cinque Terre” in italian means?
Literally, it translates as “Five Lands”; not that romantic anymore, eh?
These so-called “Five Lands” are actually five small fishing villages located on the italian coast, just a bit south of Genova and 2 hours north-west from Florence; the name of this region is Liguria and it borders with Tuscany, another famous part of Italy. You probably already heard some of these towns names: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore (from west to east).

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Italy Photography Guides

The Best Time to Visit Tuscany (and a bunch of other useful tips!)

Enjoy a peaceful sunset from the Pienza balcony, looking over the “Gladiator’s House” and all the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia. Sip a glass of red wine through the streets of Montepulciano, while taking an afternoon break to wait for the best light to come. Drive on the winding roads of Montalcino, stopping after every corner to take a few pictures, because.. “wow”: that is going to be your explanation probably, if someone is asking why you stopped.

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Italy Photography Guides

The Best Time to Visit the Dolomites (and a bunch of other useful tips!)

If you are a landscape and/or nature photography enthusiast, Dolomites are one of the best places in Italy (and possibly in all central Europe) to go on a trip, period.
Sharp peaks, enchanted forests and turquoise lakes, the Dolomites have all of this and much, much more. You’ll feel incredibly small when wandering around in this beautiful area: don’t worry, that’s normal when you are surrounded by giants!

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TRAVEL DIARIES

Interested in knowing what we actually capture during our workshops? Here you go! We decided to release these “travel diaries”, where we talk a bit about the overall trip conditions and we show you a few images all taken during the workshop. We hope you will appreciate! We’ll do our best to update it any time we can (even if we are very slow at editing!).

PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

Nothing comes close to some good old on-the-field practice, but we sat down and wrote a few guides to give you new ideas, new notions and to help you improve some of the notoriously trickiest photography techniques.
Photography Techniques

DSLR vs Mirrorless Cameras

“The Times They Are a-changin’”, like Bob Dylan would say. That’s what is happening at the moment in the photography world.
In the last decade (or even less!) we saw the rise of the so-called “mirrorless” cameras, and the set back of the DSLR reflex domination.
Sony, which has probably been the real first mover in the mirrorless market, has just announced to have surpassed Nikon in sales, and became the #2 world camera producer, just behind Canon.

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Photography Techniques

Focus in Photography

Focus is one of the biggest pillars of photography since the very first day someone used a camera to capture an image.
We could discuss about composition, settings, HDR, bracketings, stackings and plenty of other things, but without a decent knowledge about focus, none of these arguments will make any sense.

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11 Tips to Improve your Autumn Photos

Autumn is considered by many photographers the best season to go out and take pictures. It doesn’t take a genius to understand why: the “foliage” (term to express the beauty of the typical autumn palette) colors, the mild climate and the abundance of subjects makes autumn a valid contendant for the title of “Best Season of the Year”, if ever there was such a contest.

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Nikon vs. Canon

A “duel” that started probably well before you were born, Nikon and Canon have always been between the most important names (if not the most of them all!) of the photography market. Over the decades they battled the throne for whom is producing the best cameras and lenses: sometimes Canon was ahead, sometimes Nikon instead

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15 Tips for Monochrome Photography

Monochrome photography always had a major role in the photographic history; many people think it’s a trend typical of the last decades, but the truth is that it’s always been practiced since photography was born. I could easily name black and white photography as the monochrome photography “par excellence”, but even without considering black and white photographs think about the “sepia effect” or cyanotype photos: these are just two examples of monochrome photography techniques used since the early ages of photography.

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New vs. Secondhand Camera Equipment

One of the most common dilemmas in the photography world is whether you shouldn’t settle for compromises and buy your equipment as new or you should save some money and look for the same objects (or maybe the previous version of them) in the secondhand market. While the first option is the safer one (but also the more expensive), the latter is a bit more risky but at the same time it’s also more tempting.

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PHOTOGRAPHY ARTICLES

Every once in a while – Leo has a personal opinion and likes to write about it. That’s when these more “debatable” articles appear: these are not to be considered guides, these are just Leo’s take on some of today’s photography aspects.
Photography Articles

Is it possible to Evoke Emotions through Landscape Photography?

The answer is positive. But let me warn you: there is no magic formula for this. It’s not a technique, it’s not a process, it’s not mechanical. You can’t just say “okay, now it’s time to create some images that evokes emotions” and do it. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but unfortunately it doesn’t work that way.
Oh, and you’ve chosen to evoke emotions through landscape photography, right? So, I guess you like the hard way. Good luck.

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Photography Articles

The Evolution of Landscape Photography in the Last Decade

Landscape photography is possibly the genre that went through the most radical change in the last decade or so. New post production techniques became popular and commonly used by amateur and professional photographers; social medias took over the web and became the most widespread way to share pictures online, changing along the road the way we look at other people’s photos; last but not least, the most recent equipment allowed photographers to explore techniques that simply couldn’t have been possible ten years ago, from photography in low light conditions (e.g. nightscapes) to using ND filters on super wide angle lenses without any strong color cast, just to name a couple.

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