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Experience and learn photography in Venice with the greatest photographers


Workshops mixing theory and practice with a wide variety of themes, taught by the greatest contemporary photographers

Enjoy a privileged training with our 4-day photo workshops, in small groups of 15 people maximum, on the island of San Servolo in Venice. Open to all, the Venezia Photo workshops are aimed at beginners, amateurs and professionals.

Created with the help of the Rencontres d’Arles and San Servolo srl, Venezia Photo offers 30 workshops mixing theory and practice with various themes, taught by the greatest contemporary photographers. Choose the training that suits you best to develop your photographic practice and writing.

" There is a mix of recreational and serious. It is also an opportunity for [the participants] to confront the real world of the photographer " - Ambroise Tézenas for Les Échos Weekend, March 2018


For the participants: discover all the information you need before your departure!
For the last ones who hesitate: discover more about Venezia Photo’s formulas!


Dates and times

25 APRIL – 4 MAY 2019
All Venezia Photo workshops last 3 full days. They start at 2:00 pm the first day and end at 12:00 pm the fourth day. Choose your workshop and tutor and spend 4 exceptional days with him/her.

Session 1: From April 25 to April 28, 2019
→ Welcome brunch from 11:30 am on the 25th of April

Session 2: May 1-4, 2019
→ Welcome brunch from 11:30 am on the 1st of May


Stopover on the island of San Servolo, in the heart of the Venetian lagoon, only 10 minutes from Piazza San Marco by vaporetto.

From Marco Polo International Airport (VCE)
Take the shuttle boat Alilaguna (blue line) to the stop San Zaccaria (Saint Mark square) (about 1H15, one boat every half hour from 6:00 am to 0:00 am), then the vaporetto line 20 at the stop “S. Zaccaria M.V.E.” until San Servolo.

The reception of the Centro Soggiorno San Servolo, where the worshops are held, is just at the end of the quay.

From Venice train station (Santa Lucia)
Take the vaporetto to Piazza San Marco (lines 1, 2, 4.1 or 5.1). Once in Piazza San Marco, go to the vaporetto stop “S. Zaccaria M.V.E.” and take line 20 to San Servolo.

The reception of the Centro Soggiorno San Servolo, where the workshops are held, is just at the end of the quay.

San Servolo map

On-site equipment and material

Centro Soggiorno San Servolo is an establishment with standard comfortable single and double rooms (rated 8.2 on Booking).

Each workshop is associated with an equipped classroom, with a screen and a video projector, and WIFI access.
Depending on the theme of your course, lighting equipment, models* and accessories will be provided. You will also have printing possibilities on site.

Photographic material may be borrowed (under certain specific conditions).

Professional models, hairdressing, make-up, styling and costumes are only available in the workshops of category FASHION.

Educational details

All our workshops combine theory and practice (unless otherwise stated on the Masterclass page).

You will receive a certificate of participation at the end of each course.


Discover our offers

Our rates vary according to the category and the formula chosen, in order to allow you to adapt this experience to your desires and needs.

All our offers include 3 full days of training (21 hours minimum), access to evenings and dinners. Then choose the accommodation option that suits you best.

Our categories :

      • Workshops CLASSIC : the price includes excursions and possible loan of equipment


      • Workshops FASHION : the price includes excursions, possible equipment loans and the provision of professional models, hair, make-up, costumes and sets.


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