Italian Castle Wedding photography workshop – Graphistudio’s stunning Castello Ceconi
Monday May 1st to Friday May 5th 2017
Limited to 12 Photographers. £750 including refreshments, lunches and evening meals.
Located at the foot of the Dolomites around ninety minutes away from Venice the stunning Castello Ceconi is the venue for our exciting Italian wedding photography workshop at the beginning of May 2017. Our workshop in 2016 was action packed, intensive, lots and lots of fun and possibly the best workshop I have ever hosted.
Owned by our album supplier Graphistudio, Ceconi Castle has been completely refurbished to the highest standards inside and out promising an amazing venue for our wedding photography training training workshop. The surrounding mountains should still be snow capped contrasting against the mediterranean blue skies.
The weeks workshop with our bride and groom models will include a Pre-wedding shoot, Bridal shoot and Boudoir (inc outdoor) all in and around the Castle, nearby waterfalls and church, our agenda also includes a night bridal shoot making the most of the castles floodlit exterior. Also during the week we’ll be talking about album design, upselling and demonstrating Photoshop and Lightroom live edits of images we have taken that day.
We will also attempt atleast one night of astro photography allowing us to create some stunning starry sky night images from this dark sky location.
During the week we will make a visit to the nearby Graphistudio album factory for an informative tour and look at the album production process, the hand made album production process has to be seen to be believed and even if you’re not yet a Graphistudio customer, you can’t fail to be impressed by the meticulous attention to detail that goes into every hand made wedding album.
The workshop includes all lunches and evening meals, prepared by a local restauranteur making use of traditional and local Italian foods, this will include some alcoholic drinks. Not included are flights (Low cost flights to Venice around £70 return) and hotel accommodation (The local hotel is appx £40 per night).
Our Itinerary will be as follows.
Monday – Meet at Venice Treviso Airport mid afternoon. From here we’ll head to your hotel around ten minutes from the Castle allowing you time to check in and relax before an evening reception and meal at the Castle.
Tuesday – Thursday During the three days we’ll be working in and around the Castle and surrounding countryside shooting a pre-wedding shoot, Boudoir and bridal. We will also visit and shoot at the nearby alpine river canyon and waterfalls as well as a local church. We’ll also make a visit to the Graphistudio Factory. The days will start around 9Am and finish sometime late in the evening, probably before midnight, it’s a full on workshop with a lot of fun along the way.
Friday – Final morning shoot at the castle before we head back to Venice for flights home or sightseeing – We will be returning to Treviso aiming to be there by 1430 (anyone with later flights can take a water bus to Venice island from the airport to make the most of the afternoon and evening).
Weekend – Optional. We’ll be staying on in Venice for a chilled out weekend with some landscape photography around the islands.
Week 2– Anyone booking on for the Castle workshop will have first opportunity to book for Monday to Wednesday May 8-10th for a Venice bridal shoot with two new models. Full details available on request.
Not included are flights (Low cost flights to Venice around £70 return) and hotel accommodation (The local hotel is appx £40-£50 per night). It is also recommended that you have adequate travel insurance cover for this trip.
Equipment required – Camera bodies and lenses from wide angle to around 200mm. Flash gun (s) and triggers for off camera firing. Tripod and cable release.
Who can book – This course is suited to intermediate and advanced photographers with at least a working knowledge of use of flash on camera. Due to the nature of tuition, it is advisable that beginners do not book this course, if in doubt please contact me. We cannot take bookings from photographers located within twenty five miles of Castleford, West Yorkshire, post code WF10 5EW.
Monies – A non refundable deposit of £150 is required to book with the remaining balance due three weeks before the workshop.
Some of our images from the 2016 workshop
Our 2016 workshop video…
Our workshop will include a visit to the nearby and incredible Graphistudio factory, the worlds largest wedding album production facility capable of producing 500 hand made storybook albums per day. Even if you aren’t yet a Graphistudio customer the attention to detail and workflow within the factory will impress and enthuse you to sell more albums.
Tags: Italian Wedding Photography Workshop, Graphistudio Castle Ceconi, Wedding photography training, Graphistudio wedding albums.