Photographing the Exciting Carnival of Venice – Free Quick Guide

Venice should be on every photographer’s bucket list.

This photography dream would be especially true at the time of Carnival!

Carnival is an annual pre-Easter celebration. The most famous carnivals are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; New Orleans (Mardi Gras), Louisiana; and Venice, Italy. In each culture, Carnival has a different look and unique traditions.

The Venice Carnival (Carnevale di Venezia) is best known for its elaborate masked costumes and medieval traditions.

There is something truly special about turning a corner and encountering people dressed as Mozart or Marie Antoinette. History comes alive and walks again on the city streets during the Venice Carnival.

We have some tips for you so that you can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Here is what’s covered:

  • Introduction to the Carnival of Venice
  • Masks and costumes
  • Know where to go
  • Interacting with the costumed models
  • Surviving group photoshoots
  • Posing the models
  • Photographing details and context
  • Private photoshoots
  • Camera equipment

This guide is a must-read before you plan your trip!

Snag your copy now!

Photo Credit: Jenn Mishra

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