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The Venice Workshop 2019


Date : 8th-10th May 2019

Language : English

Participants per workshop: 5

Price: £450 / €505 / $586 per person


  • Shoot on location in one the most beautiful cities in the world
  • Obtain original images worthy of your professional portfolio
  • Adapt to changing environments using techniques that keep you shooting
  • Gain valuable experience working with a professional model on location
  • Learn to find and use unique locations that set your work apart
  • Share an amazing experience, make new personal and professional contacts
  • Have fun!



Master the techniques of shooting fashion and beauty in Venice. Working with professional models Pippa Doll and Erin Williams photographer Dan Tidswell we will take you through the process of finding great locations and evaluating the different challenges required to produce outstanding images for your portfolio.

This is a fast-paced workshop which emphasises the practical skills necessary to produce beautiful images on location. We will be travelling light and harnessing the contrasting city and beach environments of Venice and Lido, two of the most beautiful places in the world.

Using a combination of natural light, reflectors and strobes this workshop includes daytime, evening and dawn shoots that will challenge you to adapt to complex conditions to achieve professional results that will set your photography apart.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at amateur and established photographers looking to expand their skillset whilst producing beautiful images on location. Shooting in a busy city and on a beach can be a challenging experience, this workshop aims to give you the confidence to overcome obstacles and ensure the success of your own location shoots in the future.


Meet The Team

Dan Tidswell

Dan Tidswell

Commercial Photographer

Dan is a commercial photographer with experience teaching workshops in Europe, Iceland and the USA


Pippa Doll

Pippa Doll

Professional Model

Pippa is an internationally acclaimed model, highly sought after for her work in the beauty, sports and art nude genres



Erin Williams

Erin Williams

Professional Model

Erin is an experienced model with a classic look that’s perfect for Venice, we’re excited to have her on this year’s workshop




Wednesday 8th May

  • 17:30 Meet for dinner
  • 19:30 Evening shoot – Sunset and Venetian streets
  • 21:00 Break for the evening, early start tomorrow!

Thursday 9th May

  • 05:30 Meet at St Marks Square – Sunrise shoot
  • 07:30 Breakfast and review
  • 09:30 Break
  • 13:30 Afternoon Shoot (summer, casual, door ways etc)
  • 17:30 Dinner Together
  • 20:00 Evening shoot (cobbled streets)
  • 22:00 Day concludes

Friday 10th May

  • 10:30 Morning shoot
  • 13:30 Lunch together
  • 15:00 Afternoon shoot
  • 18:00 Day concludes

    Optional: How did you hear about this workshop?

    Frequently Asked Questions


    You will need to arrange your own travel to Venice. If you are flying from the UK you are welcome to fly with the team from Gatwick Airport, Easyjet flight number TBC. Please note that we are starting the workshop at 4pm sharp so please ensure you’re at the apartment to check-in at 3.30pm.


    Accommodation not included with this workshop, but Venice is brimming with hotels, hostels and AirBnb apartments to meet all budgets. We recommend booking early to get the best deals.


    In order to secure your place on the workshop a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due two months before for the workshop. To find out more about this workshop and to book please contact me: or call me on 447880903889 between 9am-5pm GMT.


    You will need a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera to participate in this workshop. Lens choice is a personal preference, I like to shoot with a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm lens on location as I find the zoom range covers all scenarios.  All lighting equipment is provided on this workshop.

    Inclement Weather

    Dealing with random weather is all part of shooting on location and the shoot will go on. Ensure you bring clothing to cover all scenarios the weather really can change from Sun to rain and back again in the space of a few hours.


    We want the images on this workshop to be extra special, to that end we prepare months in advance to source outfits that we know will look amazing against a Venetian backdrop.

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