The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

The Thousand Words: Anna Volpi

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Northern Italian photographer Anna Volpi.

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Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

Discover Venice's Other Islands - North Lagoon

If you want to skip the crowds of San Marco and experience beaches and farms, Universities and Luxury Hotels, and islands overflowing with the brightest most colourful houses you have ever seen, then island hopping in the Venice Lagoon is a journey you will adore. Discover the North Venice lagoon in the first of two parts about Venice’s Other Islands.

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When the Mist Rolls into Venice

When the Mist Rolls into Venice

I love going for a stroll in the early hours of the morning when the city is misty. The white blanket illuminating the Grand Canal in a soft hazy light, it makes it feel as if you are in a real-life fairytale, adding an otherworldly charm to an already stunning city. The gondola oarsmen push slowly down the canals until the mist engulfs them and they disappear. Winter is romantic in Venice.

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The River that Hugs Verona

The River that Hugs Verona

At some point, civilisation will come. A dyke, the smoke of a steel mill nearby, the first bridge, abandoned stables. Verona is just around the corner, you can feel it in the air. The abundance of bridges along the river will let you jump from one side to another and you will, especially when you end up at the breathtaking Ponte Pietra. The view keeps on changing here because the river hits a curve – like it is trying to hug the city.

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The Thousand Words: Mirko Fin

The Thousand Words: Mirko Fin

A picture tells a thousand words... and we are here to tell you a few more in our ongoing series A Thousand Words where we dig through the vault of talented photographers at Aperture Tours and get them to open up a little about some of their favourite images. This week we look at our Italian photographer Mirko Fin and his image "Every Me, Every You".

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A Photographers meditation from his favorite place, lying on the ground

A Photographers meditation from his favorite place, lying on the ground

I was unhappy; it was as simple as that. I was living a life that I did not feel was mine. Mostly because I was living in a place that I was not able to call home: I did not belong. So I did the only thing that seemed right to me, I made a choice. A straightforward and rational choice: I lay on the ground.

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Get on the Pan Tram

Get on the Pan Tram

Panning is a simple and effective technique to bring motion inside a still image. Alexander breaks down how to get the perfect panning image by shooting a nostalgic memory of his childhood, the street tram.

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Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Verona Challenge, Anna vs Mirko Face-Off

Creative photographers love play time. We need it. When intense work periods tie up most of our days and nights, it's important that we get out in the sunshine and have fun. So fellow Aperture photographer Mirko Fin and Anna Volpi met in Verona for our latest installment of Photographer Face-Off.

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Between meals in Venice

Between meals in Venice

In Italy, it's always time to eat and drink. So much so they have their own weird drink sizes, in case you only want a tiny glass of wine. While you're drinking, you're going to want to nibble on something. Let's go through these adult beverage sizes and morsels and the best places to find them so you can navigate the Canal city with joy.

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Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Despite its labyrinth like design and lack of any motorized transport on land, there are few parts of Venice where you feel that you’ve stumbled into a city that exists for the locals. Where most of Venice has a tourist shop on every corner, the neighborhood of Castello feels worlds apart.

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Aperitivos in Mantua

Aperitivos in Mantua

When one thinks of Shakespeare in Italy, they usually think of Verona, and rightfully so. But few know that just a half hour south of the city known for its great love tragedy lies Mantua, a small gem of a town where Romeo was banished to. For some great photography without walking miles, we explore this wonderful city.

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I went to Carnivale by accident

I couldn’t contain my excitement when I reached Venice. I felt like a school boy in a candy shop, skipping along the canals in wonderment at the floating city. It is so surreal that I need to remind myself that it in’t an amusement park, it is a vibrant living breathing city, and it is incredibly photogenic. 

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