Photography Workshop in Portovenere

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Photography aficionados: hear ye, hear ye! An exciting opportunity is coming up in the mesmerizing Regional Nature Park of Portovenere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring Cinque Terre in Liguria.

The digital imaging experts at have organized a photography workshop in an exclusive location and with unique itineraries. The initiative is part of a series of thematic workshops revolving around photography and nature in some of Italy’s most beautiful and pristine parks.

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The channel separating Portovenere from Palmaria Island – Photo by

This Photography Workshop will take place on 14 and 15 November 2015. A master photographer selected by Nikon and expert local park guides will accompany the participants. It will be a great learning experience for those who wish to widen their photography knowledge while also exploring nature and biodiversity.


There are two main itineraries to be explored during the workshop: Palmaria Island and Portovenere.

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History, architecture & nature on the Gulf of Poets – photo by

Palmaria Island presents interesting landscapes thanks to the different orographic characteristics of its slopes. In fact, the eastern side is covered by a Mediterranean vegetation and gradually descends into the sea; while the western face features sheer cliffs that reach up to 188 meters of altitude. The island offers a strategic position for amazing shots of the village of Portovenere at sunset. For more on the island, its fauna and flora, read Palmaria Island, a pearl in the Mediterranean.

Portovenere is a little, yet important and striking gem on the Gulf of Poets, just opposite Palmaria Island. Its extraordinary landscape reflects the harmonious interaction between people and nature throughout history. The distinctive aspect of the sea village has remained virtually unchanged for 8 centuries, and today it provides awe-inspiring glimpses of the Bay of La Spezia, ancient towers and Churches, the narrow and traditional carruggio street. For more on this destination, read Portovenere.


Among the different themes that will be tackled during the workshop are:

  • landscape photography with unique natural panoramas as well as “manmade-scapes” such as Churches and medieval gates;
  • macro-and micro-photography with traditional buildings, sea-related products (such as ropes), flora and fauna, typical marble and cliffs;
  • the genres of anthropology/reportage and biodiversity/park photography to document historic buildings and the relationship between man and nature.
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More on the Photography Workshop

The workshop is organized by in collaboration with Federparchi, the Regional Nature Park of Portovenere, Turismo in Liguria, the Municipality of Portovenere and Nikon School – Nikon for Parks.

More workshops have been organized in the past and are planned for the future.

To learn about the Programs and ask information, have a look at, while to see some of the amazing shots taken across Italy’s nature parks, check out the “ClickForParks” Facebook Group.

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