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Travel, learn and have fun: Photography courses in Italy

October 18, 2009

Maurizio Galimberti - Madrid

Maurizio Galimberti - Madrid

I love photography although I am an amateur taking the normal-as-usual pictures, and one of the things on my dream list is taking a class to understand and manage at least the basic techniques of this wonderful art. You might be also willing to improve your ability as a photographer, and Italy could be the right place to take a course and improve your skills while staying in wonderful locations.


ADA – Accademia d’Arte in Florence proposes basic and semi-intensive photography courses with duration from 2 weeks to 12 months. Depending from your experience, you can choose among three levels: introductory, basic and advanced. And maybe you’ll be able to see Florence beauties with different eyes.

Gianni Berengo Gardin - Great Britain

Gianni Berengo Gardin - Great Britain

The Darkroom International School of Photography of Florence offers a broad range of courses and workshops: Classic photography, Digital photography, specialised photo workshops on Fashion, Advertisement and Photojournalism. Duration for classes varies from 1, 2, 4, 8 or 12 weeks while workshops extend over a 4 weeks period.


VSP – Venice School of Photography offers several interesting combinations. Workshops are open to photographers of all levels and are strongly focused on photography and its technique. Tours combine travel and learning and take you to the very best photo locations, putting together great photography with unique travel experiences and local encounters. Masterclasses are targeted to people who already hold some experience and feel relatively comfortable with their cameras. What about participating at Venice Carnival Workshop in February 2010? Or joining a Masterclass early April 2010 about the Art of Street Photography while discovering the beauties of Sicily?

Bill Armstrong - Figure #70

Bill Armstrong - Figure #70


In Rome CSF – Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia holds lots of courses, although most of them are in Italian. Foreigners can however enjoy a First Level Course as well as a Master First and Second Level, although the timeframe to envisage is much longer, with classes during around 10-12 weeks.


Forma – Centro Internazionale di Fotografia is a multi-functional, dynamic structure, aiming to become the new “house of photography”.  Besides the rich exhibiting program, Forma offers interesting workshops although most of them are held in Italian. In the short term Forma proposes a Workshop (starting on November 4, 2009 until the end of the month) on Critical Introduction to Digital Photography held by James Doyle.

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan provides number of courses, including evening courses and monothematic classes. Unfortunately the website is not fully updated on the forthcoming initiatives but it is worth a look.

And if you are interested also in cooking classes you might find interesting having a look at this other post.

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  1. May 2, 2010 1:10 am

    Hi, I am planning my next vacation destination and found your blog very informative, thanks

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