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Rome is possibly the most photographed city on Earth and it's a statistical fact that at least 100,000 photo seeking travelers visit her bosom of narrow labyrinthine streets every day during the high season to capture that perfect jaw dropping image of the eternal city. If we do the math, that's over a million photos of the Eternal City shot every day! Photography has grown exponentially since the smart phone cameras have added a whole new dimension of shooting the immediate beauty and events that surrounds us. But to understand the art of seeing requires some coaching and encouragement.

One very good way to make photographic sense of Rome is to participate in a photo tour conducted by a professional photographer knowledgeable about the layout of the city and it's optimum photographic locations. The tour will follow a route that includes some of Rome's most notable monuments and locations with consideration to the sun's motion across the city and the constantly changing light.

Daily tours at 8 AM and 4 PM are offered from May 1 thru October 25, 2016
Starting points: Morning tour meets at the south end of Ponte Sant'Angelo at 8 AM. Afternoon tours meet in the Piazza del Campidoglio next to the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius at 4 PM.

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rome photo tour
rome photo tour
History, art and legend are wonderfully blended in the greatest city in antiquity, Rome. That legacy makes Rome a photographers ideal playground. The light is wonderful because of how the City is stitched together, it's latitude, orientation and climate. Rome Photo Workshops take advantage of this formidable theater for demonstrating, on location, photographic techniques and the application of sound reliable photo skills. What better way to grow your art and style of photography than by participating in a photo workshop with an experienced lensman able to navigate Rome's web of neighborhoods and streets?

Dynamic and dramatic photographs reflect archetypal formulas that demonstrate how humans psychologically and visually react to art. Light, color, composition, action and timing are abilities that can be enhanced by shooting with an experienced photographer.

Rome Photo Workshop Series will be conducted from May to October 2016. The workshop consist of four, four-hour sessions over two days.
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rome photo tour
rome photo tour
A river runs through it photo walk is an optical exploration of the Tiber River in Rome. The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy, rising in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 kilometers through Umbria and Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It's sinuous journey through Rome takes it past some of the worlds most beautiful stone bridges. The Tiber river is the life blood of Rome, a historical link between Vatican City and the historical splendor that is Rome's city center. Photographer William Shepley will guide you along it's course from Ponte Cavour to Ponte Palatino. Shootitaly's tours/workshops are for serious travelers seeking to explore, with camera in hand, the places outside of the tourist agenda. International photographer William will teach you his techniques for shooting the river in artistic creative ways.
2 hour Tiber tour/workshop
Available May through October 2013
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shepleyswest@infowest.com   rome photo tour
rome photo tour
rome photo tour
The Catholic Cemetery Campo Verano is one of Rome's greatest secrets. It's a sprawling outdoor necropolis is full of stunning funerary architecture, photographic portraiture and statuary. Join photographer William Shepley on a smart phone photo tour through the labyrinth of paths and walkways of this spectacular and rarely visited outdoor museum.
The origins of Cimitero Monumentale Verano go back to the ancient Roman era when the land was owned by an aristocratic senatorial family called Verani. The Catacombs of Santa Ciriaca where later built here.
The first architect to design the cemetery was Giuseppe Valadier the urban planner and designer of Piazza del Popolo in the years 1807 to 1812. Later it was supervised by Virginio Vespignani under Popes Gregory XVI and Pious IX.
The ubiquitous photographic portraiture of Campo Verano is extensive. Here we can witness the talented lensmen of the 19th and 20th centuries in the haunting images that adorn each family crypt.
The marbled statuary of Campo Verano is of high quality and the active gestures of each chiseled figure evokes an irresistible sentimentality.
The monumental stone mausoleums are crafted with such a degree of perfection that we are left with a deep respect for the artisans, stone masons and craftsman who have contributed to the greatness of the cemetery.
2 hour tours start 2 to 3 hours before closing.
Tours available all year:  15:00 in Winter  16:30 in Summer
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shepleyswest@infowest.com   rome photo tour
rome photo tour
rome photo tour
William Shepley has been a dedicated professional photographer and artist for over 30 years. His photographs have been published and exhibited since the mid 1980's. He is the principle photographer for three books and has exhibited his work in Manhattan, Los Angeles and other locations including Zion National Park, the United Nations and the Los Angeles International Airport.

William studied under the tutelage of Thomas Knight professor of Photography at Humboldt State University, CA. For 15 years he went out into the western interior of North America and photographed the buckaroos and wranglers of the real west. His romantic BW images of the desert highlands of the Colorado Plateau in Utah tell a story of a vast region of unspoiled wilderness in the west and how man's reach has challenged even the most remote of our precious natural sanctuaries. William's contribution to the photography of the South West has been recorded in the Art Book 'A Century of Sanctuary' commemorating 100 years of Zion National Park's preservation and the artists who have been inspired by the epic scenery there. The streets of cities have been a subject of William's lens over the decades. His street work follows the tradition of Cartier Bresson who coined the term 'decisive moment'. 'I call it the 'art of seeing', Shepley writes,' when the power of synchronicity opens the door to extraordinary timing and being in the right place at the right time all the time.'
View Portfolios here: http://www.shepleyswest.com
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