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Wedding fashion & portrait photography training Castello Ceconi & Venice

Posted on: January 4th, 2019

Castello Ceconi is the stunning venue for our exciting Portrait Photography workshop from Monday September 9th to September 13th 2019. Located at the foothills of the Dolomite mountains. It is about an hour and a half drive away from Venice.


Your classroom for the week- Castlelo Ceconi in Italy!

If you’ve ever attended any of our workshops or classes you will love the action packed, information overload, and fun atmosphere. Alongside with the incredible Panikos  this promises to be the best workshops I have ever hosted & been part of! 

Our stunning album supplier Graphistudio owns Castello Ceconi, it has been completely refurbished to the highest standards inside and out providing an amazing venue for our portrait photography training workshop. 

Venice- there will be further opportunity for training sessions here the week after!

The weeks workshop with our models will include both indoor studio set ups as well as outdoor shoots in and around the Castle, nearby waterfalls and church, our agenda will include night-time/ low light portraits making the most of the castles floodlit exterior & whatever conditions we find! We will be using both available light, studio lighting & speed lights/ portable battery flashes to create striking images. You will also learn how we pose & work with models to get the best form them! During the week we’ll be talking about workflow, lightroom editing & photoshop retouching with both trainers demonstrating Photoshop and Lightroom live edits of images we have taken that day. Marketing and sales will also feature on the agenda.

Some of Justins fashion & editorial work. 

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 handmade 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 album, various unique portrait products and Wall Art. Graphistudio are no longer “just” an album company, they make some of the finest wall products around, using cutting edge technology.


The workshop includes all lunches and welcome dinner one evening, all food is prepared by a local restauranteur making use of traditional and local Italian foods, this will include some alcoholic drinks. Cost of training is £875 if booked before 31st July 2019 and £975 thereafter. Not included are flights (Low cost flights to Venice around £70 return) and hotel accommodation (The local hotel is approx. £40 per night). Transfers to and from the airport are included.


There will also be the option of extra days shooting and learning in Venice during the weekend following the training. Details will be provided on request.

The great thing about this particular workshop is that the group will be split into two, so each small group will have more personal attention from myself and Justin, so all your questions can be answered, and you’ll also have more hands on shooting time with our models.


Our Itinerary for the week (Provisional mid week weather dependant)

11:00 Meet at Marco Polo Airport (Venice) for transfer to Castle stopping off for lunch on the way at a local Vineyard. There are some early morning flights into Venice or you may prefer to fly out over the weekend to take in the beautiful city before the workshop.
12:30 Lunch at a local Vineyard

13:30 Tour of the Graphistudio Factory, so you can understand what happens to your files and get the very best out of the products you want to sell to your clients
17:30 Head to hotel for check-in and Dinner.

Photography at the castle all day, studio and on location.
Albums design presentation from Graphistudio
Night shooting presentation
Night shoot with low light- light trails / light painting.

AM – Castle shoot
PM – Workflow and sales presentation
PM – Down to the nearby river and waterfalls with our models

Photography at the castle
Business and marketing class
Photography at a church in a nearby Village – Pielungo

Morning shoot with the models
1130 – Return to Marco Polo or Treviso airport for onward journey to Venice (optional) or home.

Not included are flights (Low cost flights to Venice around £70 return) and hotel accommodation (The local hotel is approx. £40 per night).

I do recommended that you take out adequate travel insurance cover for this trip.

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Equipment required– Camera bodies (with instruction manuals) 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. If in doubt please about your photographic levels/ability please contact me. We cannot take bookings from photographers located within north London or Swansea

Monies – A non refundable deposit of £175 is required to book, with a further £200 due February 15th. Remaining Balance of £500 due on March 15th 2019


Huge thanks to pixapro & Godox for lighting equipment too!



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