One-to-One Venice Workshops

For individuals and small groups of family or friends

We’re the Venice specialists! We run photography workshops in Venice every February, May, October and November. We’ll spend much of our time together exploring the real, hidden Venice away from the tourists and into the area where the locals live, work and play. Our Venice workshops combine street shooting with elements of documentary and travel photography, with expert guidance all the way.

  • A bespoke itinerary for you
  • One-to-one or small private groups
  • Explore the ‘less trodden’ Venice
  • Relaxed, fun and educational
  • Learn with a professional street photographer who knows Venice well


Join me, Brian Lloyd Duckett, on a one-to-one photography workshop in Venice to experience this ancient, unique and charismatic photographers’ paradise. Venice provides a wealth of photographic opportunities for travel and street photographers in stunningly beautiful surroundings which are greatly enhanced by the ever changing light.

We will agree the learning agenda and the itinerary well before the trip; your Venice photography workshop would usually include elements of street, travel and documentary photography; we work on techniques for exposure, focusing and composition; learn how to spot an opportunity for a unique picture; discover how work with great light and become a master of it; build your confidence as a street photographer; perfect your digital workflow. Most of all, you will discover new ways of telling the story of your travels through great images.

These workshops can be arranged at anytime throughout the year – for individuals or your own small group of family or friends. We can also organise Venice workshops for camera clubs.

Your workshop will be immersive, inspiring and great fun. The experience will challenge you, stretch you and will elevate your photography.

any questions?


Flights & Accommodation

We find that most clients prefer to organise their own travel and and accommodation according to their own tastes and budgets. However, we know the city well and are very happy to make recommendations. We usually stay in a private AirBnB apartment, which usually costs less than a hotel and offers much more living space. Budget flights are available from most UK airports to Venice Marco Polo (it’s also worth checking out Treviso Airport, which is often much cheaper to travel to; it’s an easy shuttle bus ride from the city and adds around 30 minutes to your journey). Please bear in mind that Venice is in high demand during peak times and early booking is strongly recommended – it means you get the place and the flight times you want, and booking early nearly always saves money.


what will the weather be like?

Depending on the time of year, it could be sunny, foggy, wet, hot or cold – and it’s not unusual to experience all the seasons during one workshop! However, whatever the conditions, the weather will not detract from the workshop and, photographically, we’ll make the most of what’s on offer!


What kit do you need to bring?

This workshop is more about the ‘art’ than the ‘science’ of photography and gear is not important. Any camera is fine, whether DSLR, mirrorless, compact or even film. It’s useful to have lenses which cover the range (in full-frame terms) from 24mm to 85mm – though if you’re in any doubt or, as I do, prefer to travel light, you’ll be fine with nothing more than a 35mm. You won’t need a tripod, flash or ND filters for these workshops.


Are the any additional costs?

You may need to purchase a vaporetto (waterbus) ticket for one of the workshop days; this is best done in advance of your trip and we will send you the details with your joining instructions. Other than that – and your food & drink – there are no additional costs associated with the workshop.

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