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    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    4 Feb 2013 - 3:56 PM

    Has anyone been in the past, is anyone going this year?

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    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Feb 2013 - 4:25 PM

    Yes, four or five times, but not going this year. I last went five or six years ago.

    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    4 Feb 2013 - 4:34 PM

    How's the best way to approach people and get there photo?

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:20 PM

    Generally you don't need to approach them, as they spend most of their time posing for cameras anyway. They do oblige with direction though if you're looking for a particular pose, providing you time it right and don't barge into everyone else's picture. Otherwise getting low often helps to get a clean background whilst also avoiding other photographers' firing lines. One of the technical difficulties is capturing eyes that are sometimes deeply recessed behind the mask - some fill-flash obviously helps there, although saying that I've seen many photos where the subject looks flat as a result. If you can get good afternoon or evening light along the Riva degli Schiavoni (waterfront at side of Doge's Palace) it's possible to get stunning results.

    I'm sure you'd soon work most of that out for yourself, but just to let you know what to expect...

    Most of the action centres around St Mark's Square, although sometimes there are gatherings at well known places such as La Salute.

    Last Modified By GlennH at 4 Feb 2013 - 5:21 PM
    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:29 PM

    Thanks Glenn, I'm there from Saturday night until Tuesday morning, so I should get a couple of good shots.

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:40 PM

    Well good luck! You might occasionally be given a 'business card' by participants, by the way, which is their way of prompting you to send them photos. Some of them are pretty much professional costumiers I think—they turn up every year and also attend other Venice-themed events.

    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    4 Feb 2013 - 5:58 PM

    Thanks, I've got some of my own printed to hand out, saying where they can see and request free hi res copies, in English and Italian.

    Geoffphoto
    4 Feb 2013 - 11:21 PM

    You'll want something like this then ........
    new-venice-6.jpg

    Last Modified By Geoffphoto at 4 Feb 2013 - 11:22 PM
    Les_G
    Les_G  7148 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Feb 2013 - 11:37 PM

    Just FYI the models are mostly French and a few German.

    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    5 Feb 2013 - 3:22 PM

    I'll try my best Geoff, thanks Les hope the read English then Smile

    kerrylunt
    kerrylunt  7 United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2013 - 9:46 PM

    I think I manage to get some good photos, today was snowed off though, back home tomorrow

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