Sunrise over San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice Photography Tips. This week I have been to one of the most popular spots in Venice: St. Mark’s Square. Being really crowded all the year round and offering many cues to your photographic spirit, it is good to arrive on the site with some clear ideas about the pictures you are going to take. A composition I like especially is the one above. You can get it shooting from the “Ponte della Paglia”, turning your back to the “Ponte dei Sospiri” (Bridge of Sighs). It is really a good vantage point over the lagoon facing St. Mark’s Square and the San Giorgio Maggiore Island (in the background). The foreground is rich of distinctive elements such as the gondolas, poles and lampposts. The shores give simmetry to the composition and lead the observer’s eye through the image.
Location: St. Mark’s Square, Venice.
What to shot: San Giorgio Maggiore.
Ideal time to shot: Sunrise, when the sun light illuminates San Giorgio Maggiore island sideways.
Gear: Wide angles to standars zooms.
How to get there: Public transport water bus stations S. Marco S. Zaccaria (line 1, 2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2).
Coordinates: 45°26′00″N 12°20′25″E