Venetian Facade

Venice is an outstanding place for any photographer to visit. The city already receives about 20 million tourist annually that the locals have become accustomed to photographic obsessive tourist as much as they have to acqua alta which is the name given to the higher than normal water levels that have invaded the city more frequently the ever in the past years.

I photographed all the major attractions like the Bridge of Sighs, the Rialto Bridge and St. Marks Square but the point to remember is that many other people already have the same idea so you’ll find yourself wrestling through crowds in an effort to capture that one postcard shot.

I managed to obtain some decent ones but my advice for you would be to get those postcard shots out of you system as soon as you arrive so you can focus your photographic efforts on more uniquely beautiful settings.

Venice is the type of city you purposely want to get lost in. After 2 days of endless walking, we found it to be extremely safe and honestly the real gems such as food, local atmosphere and photographic opportunities are best found in the back alleys of the neighborhood and not where everyone else is.

As beautiful as Venice is, it’s easy feeling overwhelmed with the amount of unfamiliar yet attracted scenery that you want to capture and take home. The best advice I received from one of the many photographers armed with a dSLR in St. Marks Square was that “if you see something you like, photograph it immediately because you’ll have a hard time find your way back to it later.” The reason he said that was because Venice is quite big and the streets range from big walkways to narrow lanes intercrossing each other like a maze.

Like many of the colorful Venetian homes we encountered, I felt deeply attracted to the ones with a terra-cotta color scheme.