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Rome Photo Tours

#568 of 1,620 Tours in Rome
Rome, Italy
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About Rome Photo Tours
Rome Photo Tours specializes in small, customized photo tours for photographers. We seek to help you realize your goal of seeing the sites and taking photographs while learning more about photography and building your own portfolio of amazing Rome photographs.
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mifcnm wrote a review Sep 2016
San Francisco, California52 contributions6 helpful votes
I've done photo tours before, but this was beyond my expectations! Vinicio is very patient, knowledgeable, and most of all passionate about photography. He then transfers that passion to you. He is a native to Venice so he took me off the normal tourist area, and into the true Venice, it was marvelous. I'm a novice/enthusiast and still honing my skills. This was not an issue, he made great suggestions on how to compose shots that I would not have thought of. He tailors the tour to fit your style of photography so that you shot things that interest you, whether it's street, people, or architectural photography. I highly recommend this tour and would happily do this again.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Harold G wrote a review Jul 2016
Calgary, Canada200 contributions46 helpful votes
Francesco took us on a tour of Rome, but not just some of the well-known landmarks but also, some lesser known but equally impressive locations. He showed us how to use the manual setting on the camera to take even better shots than can be done using the auto settings by allowing the user to play with light and shadow to bring true artistry to the photos. He also provided historical information behind the places we visited. If this is your first time in Rome, you should do this first so the photos from your time there will be their best. Plus you will have had a good introduction to Rome so that you can plan the remainder of your stay.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Sarah8711 wrote a review Apr 2016
Chicago, Illinois31 contributions32 helpful votes
I've taken photo tours in several European cities, some amazing, some average...I'd put this as average - low on the photography learning/output and high on the guide being interesting. My guide was very friendly, met me promptly (even early!) where I'd been told to go. Given the price, I was surprised he had no plan of where to go (which was surprising given I'd filled out an email survey in advance saying I wanted to shoot architecture/Rome tourist attractions). He asked my interests, and when I repeated that info (which I'd submitted in advance) my photography teacher said he supposed we could head a certain direction, but it very quickly became clear we were just meandering. We did walk by some nice streets and the teacher was excellent in terms of Rome information - I really enjoyed our conversation. We ended up near the Colosseum (not sure of the area's name!) where there are the 3 beautiful columns - when asked how to shoot it he basically said "there isn't really a good way to shoot this in this light". We ended up at the Pantheon, which I absolutely love architecturally...when I asked "how would you shoot this?" he again said "well, I probably wouldn't...there's no good way to shoot it"...then why would you take me there? I had told him I was planning to go there that afternoon on my own, so I really didn't understand why we went to a location that isn't good for photography that I was already slated to visit on my own. Summary: I am a very average photographer, and had expected to learn something re: photography on the trip (we had limited discussion on different ways to shoot things, other than he would occasionally shoot something and show me what he had done, but generally very minimal feedback). I was looking to leave with some awesome shots, not 3 hours meandering around Rome with my camera chatting with a very friendly/interesting Italian gentleman...
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Date of experience: April 2016
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travelernj100 wrote a review Nov 2015
Short Hills, New Jersey46 contributions13 helpful votes
This was my fifth experience with Randy Harris and Rome photo tours. And like the first 4, I had an excellent guide ( Rick) , a savvy professional who taught me a lot, and took me to interesting parts of London that were a photographers delight. I appreciate Randy's immediate responsiveness- I had decided last minute to go to London for the weekend, contacted Randy and asked if he could set something up for me the next day. He immediately did so. Rick was a wonderful guide- eager to demonstrate various aspects of street photography and composition- and a pleasure to spend the time with- what an excellent teacher! Whenever I go to a city in the world, I will always contact Randy to see if he can set up a photo tour for me there.
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Date of experience: November 2015
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GGIO10 wrote a review Nov 2015
Chicago, Illinois35 contributions10 helpful votes
I booked a tour for Saturday night. I woke up and it was pouring rain. I immediately emailed Randy and called the Photographer that morning to see if I could reschedule and didn't hear anything back. My tour was set to start at 5pm so I called Antonio again around 3pm who didn't even seem to know we were schedule to meet. There was a lot if confusion, but we finally agreed to meet the next day instead, since I had already paid. If I didn't I would have just canceled. Randy finally got back to me and informed me he lives in Seattle which is why it takes so long for him to respond. Unfortunately that is not my problem and I paid a lot of money for the tour. If you are going to run a business in Rome you have to have some type of communication with people that doesn't have a 7 hour delay. I planned my WHOLE day around this tour and would have been able to do other things with my limited time instead of wondering and waiting around to see if I was going to be able to reschedule. It was extremely frustrating since I only have service in wifi areas and had to constantly keep going back to my apt or a cafe to see if I had any messages back from anyone. I wasted a whole day trying to figure out what was going to happen later that night. I will say Antonio was a really great guy and I did enjoy my time spent with him, but all in all definitely not worth it money. I was emailed a list of questions which I don't think was even passed on to Antonio. One being if I had a tripod. I stated I did and then assumed I should bring it since I didn't hear anything back after spending the time to answer these questions. Antonio ended up bringing one, which would have been great to know so I didn't have to carry mine around for 3 hours. Just absolutely terrible communication and not at all worth the money
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Date of experience: November 2015
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