Summer light: 6:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Winter light: 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
The famous Italian sun rises to greet antiquity and modernity alike as the city wakes up. In this workshop, participants will visit the spots graced by this magnificent morning light and experience the best of the first activities of the Roman day. Discover a city that feels like “yours” in the quiet hours of the morning and witness its transformation as the tour ends during “cafè rush hour”.
This workshop concentrates on the ancient architecture and collaged urban landscape of the Eternal City, as well as a taste of true street photography when we walk through certain piazzas (squares). In this early-bird tour, participants will have the opportunity to see Rome’s most breath-taking sunrise. The quaint and silent morning will offer you full concentration, enabling you to take the most memorable, signature shots just before rush-hour traffic. Continue your journey through the city as the sun exposes you to distinct lighting and unique shadows.
Sites Along the Way
The following are included in our Morning Light Itinerary. However if you are interested in alternative itineraries, please let us know, and we will customize the workshop to your preferences
Roman Forum and surroundings
Campo dé Fiori
Who is this for ?
Hobbyists / amateurs / beginners : The early morning light is the ideal time to capture the Eternal City in its most timeless state. We have the monuments “to ourselves” and the sun, allowing for pristine shots and a true sense of history and context. This workshop also provides you a solid understanding of working with your camera to perfectly frame the scenery.
Professionals / experienced photographers: This workshop provides you with the “shortcuts” on shooting locations – where to capture the best angles on the top monuments and fountains in the Eternal City. We also provide some great street photography walks between the discover of monuments. Our photographers share information on Rome, and can answer highly technical and logistical questions about photography as well as provide tips for future shooting.
Students: Classes of up to 25 undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to take this workshop. Please inquire about our student and group pricing.
Each workshop includes a stop for coffee at authentic Roman bar.
Camera: Any digital camera
Lenses: Normal and wide angle
Tripod: Optional (not necessary)
Equipment rental: available upon request.
This is a walking tour.
Bring cash for optional taxi ride(s) and a pit stop during the tour.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Wallets and purses should be worn close to the body or inside clothing.
€200 total for 1-2 people
€350 for groups of 3 – 6
From our satisfied clients
Mauro is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about photography and his enthusiasm for Rome and photography is contagious! He was awfully patient and his instruction meticulous. I learned a lot of useful techniques during our workshop which I hope to build on in future. An added bonus was Mauro’s in-depth knowledge of Rome and its history. I can highly recommend the morning light photography workshop and will certainly attend another one when I’m in Rome again. “