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Can I bring my spouse?
Yes! The room is paid for, but meals are not. So if she or he wants to come along they will have to cover the cost of dinner. Every year we have had spouses come along to enjoy Paris, Venice or Rome! They more then welcome.
How big is the group?
Usually I like to keep it small, between 5 to 10
Are the rooms private?
Yes, you will stay in an amazing, well located 4 star hotel.
What gear should I bring?
Laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed.
Tripod, DLSR and a wide angle lens, around 16-35 or 17-40. A 24-70 on top would be great, but we will mostly use wide angle.
Also, if you have a ND 1000 for your wide angle bring it.
What is the weather like?
In March in Italy and May in Paris, the weather should be around the 70F or 22C, but it is hard hard to predict.
How much time is spend on post processing and how much on photography?
A usual schedule goes: from 2:00pm to 5:00pm we retouch what we shot together the night before, I coach you on all your retouching and show you mine and yours on a big screen. Then we shoot and have dinner from 5:00 to 10:00 pm usually. Based on the weather we might also do one or two sunrise. It can be a little demanding but very fun and I respect everyones rhythm. Last year we had a gentleman who was 80 years old that came from Australia and it went very well.
Is the tour physically demanding?
No, it is not physically demanding. We walk slowly and the pace is not difficult.
Can I stay longer or arrive earlier?
Absolutely, people do it all the time. I will get you in touch with the hotel so that you can get the best rate possible.
March 6 - 12, 2017
Monday to Wednesday
Thurdsay to Sunday
3pm Meet and Greet
4pm Shoot around the Saint Marco Plaza, the best Plaza of Venice.
2pm Retouching Class
5pm Walk hidden streets only known by locals to shoot the Grand Canal
7pm Photograph the sunset from the Academia Bridge
6am Shoot the San Marco sunrise
4pm Discover hidden locations in Venice with our insiders knowledge
7pm Photograph the sunset of the Grand Canal
10am Travel to Rome
4pm Long exposure in the afternoon
7pm Sunset shoot of the Vatican City
6am Sunrise at the Coliseum
5pm Shoot from Villa Borghese Rome with a great overview of the city
7pm Shooting the most popular fountain in the world, the Trevi Fountain
5pm Shooting several beautiful bridge sunsets in Rome
Morning Checkout and say goodbye to your beautiful hotel!
We are staying in the Albergo Cavalletto & Doge Orseolo in Venice and the Eurostars International Palace in Rome, both 4 star hotels.
We will have as a secondary guide Alex Meidany, one of the world experts on super long exposure. He has 10 years of in-depth experience in Venice. He will show us the most confidential views of this amazing city. http://www.meidany.com/
Of course we will be shooting the grand canal and the best tourist spots BUT you will come back with amazing unheard of views of Venice
The Italy tour includes all the breakfasts, all dinners and all hotels and transport. You will have some time off in the mornings and lunch to explore around by yourself. But this is going to be intense visit and retouching experience. On afternoons where the light isn't perfect we will be retouching our previous shoots.
May 8 - 14, 2017
Monday to Sunday
Check into the beautiful 4 star hotel right between the Notre Dame and Pont Neuf. Close to everything and one of the nicest 360 views of Paris.
7pm Meet and Greet at La Bouteille d'Or (9 Quai Montebello, 75005 Paris, France)
9pm Shoot the sunset at Notre Dame.
10pm Blue hour at the Pont Neuff.
10am Meet in front of Notre Dame
10am - 12pm Shoot Roof of Notre Dame (there are 387 steps!)
12:30pm Lunch at near the Notre Dame.
2pm - 6pm
Retouching class at conference room
7:30pm Diner at Café Constant
9pm - 11pm Shoot Eiffel Tower
2pm - 6pm Retouching Class at conference room
7:30pm Diner at Le Relais de l’Entrecote
9pm - 11pm Shoot the roofs of Paris from the top of the Tour Montparnasse
6am Sunrise shoot of the Pont Neuff.
2pm - 7pm Retouching class at conference room
7:30pm Diner near the Alexander 3 bridge
9pm - 11pm Shoot Alexander 3 bridge
2pm Shoot the hidden streets of Marais
7pm Diner at La Cave a Jojo
8pm-11pm Shoot Montmartre
7am Shoot Sunrise Trocadéro
7:30pm Diner naer the Louvre
9pm - 11pm Shoot the Louvre
We are staying in the Holiday Inn Paris Notre Dame, a 4 star hotel.
Located in the heart of Paris, we will be near all the great locations that we will be shooting.
It is one of the best rated locations in Paris.