To see the photos realized during our old projects:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141076565@N06/albums 

To see the full gallery of the project: 

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/photos

To read the references of the participants:

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/reviews

​www.letmeitalianyou.com/testimonials​

DATES:  From 20th September 2017 to 24th September 2017 

WHERE: Catania, Italy 

WHAT IS PROVIDED: ·     

  • Accommodation in Hotel San Michele Inn http://www.hotelsanmicheleinn.com/
  • Guided Tour of Catania
  • Bus for Taormina & Isola Bella
  • Bus for Siracusa
  • Bus for Etna
  • Professional Guide for Etna
  • 2 photography workshops
  • 2 Local Team Leaders 
  • International Certificate

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART IN?

  • Learn to work in a team.
  • Visit one of the most beautiful place in Italy
  • Workshops lead by Yan Pekar
  • Workshop Portrait Photography lead by Oksana Shestak
  • 20 photos published by Let me Italian you & in our Social networks
  • Attendance certificate
  • International Contest & Award
  • Experience Italian life
  • International Experience

 

 
Adriana My name is Adriana; I am Italian and I come from Turin. I participated in Discover Krakow 5 last September and Discover Budapest 1 last March. I love travelling and foreign languages, and, of course, taking photos! I can't wait to take part in Discover Budapest – me and my Nikon D800.
Daniela Hey! My name is Daniela and I am 24 years old. At the moment I live in Würzburg, Germany, where I study media and communication. By taking photos I try to catch the beauty of the places I visit and to show it in my own way. What I love most of photography is to create memories that will last forever. I partecipated in Discover Krakow V and VI and in Discover Budapest I.
Maria From myself, I can tell that I’m a driven person and that throughout my life I’ve always dedicated myself to the fullest in every challenge I’ve taken, committed in every step of the way. I am an amateur Photographer - Special b&w street photography. I partecipated in Discover Krakow V and in Discover Budapest I.
Lucrezia I'm Lucrezia, 19 years old girl from Milan but living in Brescia because of the university. I'm studying Photography and it's my first year. I love to travel as much as I love photography and I would really like to combine these two things. I partecipated in Discover Budapest I.
Eleana Hi! my name is Eleana, I'm un Urban Planner, but now I work in Amazon. I'm not a photographer, but I LOVE look around me ...everything, and try to search the other side of things, the one that no one sees.....sometimes I find it! I partecipated in Discover Barcelona 1 and Discover Budapest 2.
Elisa Vengo da Livorno, ho 36 anni e sono appassionata di fotografia da più di 10! Era sempre stato un hobby, (anche se avevo frequentato alcuni corsi nella mia città), in quanto comunque svolgevo lavori differenti in altri ambiti. La svolta c'è stata quando nel 2014 ho passato dei colloqui e sono partita per il Messico, dove ho lavorato un anno come fotografa nei villaggi turistici. In seguito mi sono diplomata alla scuola annuale APAB di fotografia e arti visive a Firenze, a febbraio scorso, e ora sto facendo una vera e propria professione, scattando a vari eventi, cerimonie etc! Non sono mai stata in Sicilia, dunque direi quale migliore occasione!? Grazie ancora a voi, ci vediamo a settembre.
Lavinia Lavinia often says 'When words fail, pictures speak'. She believes there are so many moments, feelings, persons or things you can not simply describe in words. The best way to immortalise all is by capturing them in a picture. For her, photography is more than an art, is a way of showing the world as you see it from your own perspective. Travel-Discover-Capture!
Pasquale Ciao, sono Pasquale e vivo a Catanzaro. Ho partecipato a Discover Krakow 6 e Discover Budapest 1,lo scorso Dicembre Ho passione per la fotografia e scopro ogni giorno che è una disciplina trasversale nell'ambito delle conoscenze umane in vari campi della scienza, della tecnica, della tecnologia, dell'arte e della geometria, ma anche della psicologia e del costume (e anche altro): tutto questo merita passione, studio e approfondimento. Ecco perchè uso le occasioni possibili per assecondare questa passione che è in continuo mutamento. In fotografia non c'è un "punto di gravità".
Anastasiya My name is Anastasia. I'm from Russia. I like to travel, discover new places and to see the world through my camera. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who sees in a simple thing something that will look cool on the photo. I partecipated in Discover Krakow,in Discover Barcelona 1 and in Discover Budapest 1.
Samantha Hi guys! I am Samantha, a 23 y/o student from Udine. I partecipated to Discover Krakow VI and Discover Budapest 1. I'm studing Public Relations and I love travelling, playing the piano and, obviously, photography. I approached the world of photography when I was 13 thanks to my aunt and her camera and when I was 17 I bought my first reflex. I'm so excited to take part in this adventure in Sicily!
Annemarie Hi I'm Annemarie, 30 years old. Born in the Netherlands now living in Austria. I joined Krakow V and loved it! I love nature photography so really looking forward to discover the island. I partecipated in Discover Krakow V and Discover Sicily I
Maria My name is Maria, i was born in Belorussia, but live in Siberia now. I have few passions in my life, they are PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVELLING AND ITALY. I m addicted to photography so i never leave my house without a camera ) I m in love with street photography and the magic of black/white. I partecipated in Discover Barcelona I and in Discover Budapest I.
Romane Romane is a self-taught photographer born in France in 1999. I partecipated in Discover Krakow 4, in Discover Barcelona 1 and in Discover Budapest 1. Naturally curious but reserved, the music and photography were her chosen means of expression ; even more when, a few years ago she stopped talking . Her art is strongly influenced by her life, her feelings and emotions and by her cultural interests.
Maria My name is Maria and I come from Slovakia. I like to travel, especially visiting places I have never been before. For me the photography is more like a hobby or a way of escaping my daily routine and expressing my creativity. I consider myself more as an amateur photographer. Mostly I like to capture landscapes and regular daily moments or anything that catches my attention. I partecipated in Discover Krakow 4.

Partners of DISCOVER SICILY

          

After the great success of the first edition, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the third and exclusive edition of DISCOVER SICILY !

DISCOVER SICILY is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making.

The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the historical and sunning island of Sicily, in Italy, trough photos, reportage, videos made by talent polish photographers (don’t need to be professional). DISCOVER SICILY wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.

Why Sicily? Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands. It has long been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is a fascinating palimpsest in which Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos emerge from the rich fabric. Starting from the artistic city of Catania, we will show you the UNESCO World heritage sites, Siracusa , one of the world's most famous active volcanoes, Etna, and the Sicilian jewel "Taormina".

"If someone should spend just one day in Sicily and ask: What should I visit? I would answer without hesitating... Taormina... This small village is only a landscape, yet a landscape where you can find everything to seduce your eyes, your spirit, your imagination."  Guy de Maupassant.

The tour of the cities is organized in collaboration with  local guides, who knows all the sights of Sicily and will take you on a guided tour. 

 

Exclusevely for this edition, the photographer Yan Pekar will support the participant during all the days of the projects. He will prepare daily photography activities and teach to you as much as he can. Yan Pekar is one of our main partner for Discover Barcelona. Exclusevely for this edition, he will come from Barcelona to Sicily.

 

How is DISCOVER SICILY organized and what is its output?

The role of participant is to explore Sicily with his “camera”. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 5 days. 

Can you take all the best details coming from our island? 

Here you are the agenda:

Wednesday 20 September - Day 1: Catania

08:00 – 13:30 Participants arrival

14:00 – 15:00 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian you

15:00 – 18:30 Visit of Catania & Aci Trezza with local guide

Then, we will start our tour of Catania. It is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy, with 298,957 inhabitants. Catania is a city, both fascinating and full of surprises, for visitors who will never forget their time spent in the city. With one of the richest repositories of Baroque architecture in Europe, Catania has art treasures, church museums, and Roman ruins, well worth seeking out. We will have a full complete city tour between the beauties of this city and its surroundings.

Thursday 21 September  - Day 2: Taormina & Isola Bella

09:00 - 10:30  Workshop “How to be here and now” lead by Yan Pekar

11:00 – 18:30 Visit of Taormina & Isola Bella

The climate is a dream, its position, perfect panoramas, monuments and luxurious flora and fauna render Taormina a location admired by all who visit it. The city lies on a terrace, with a view of the ancient Amphitheater against a backdrop of citrus groves with Mount Etna engulfed in the glory of the Ionian Sea beyond. Thus Taormina's reputation as a a city infused with poetic beauty and history with views of splendour in plenty, remains true for every traveller.

Friday 22 September - Day 3: Siracusa & Fontane Bianche + Workshop

10:00 – 15:30 Visit of Siracusa & Fontane Bianche beach + "Portrait photography on location" lead by Yan Pekar

15:30 - 17:30  Workshop “Fashion Photography” lead by Oksana Shestak [MODEL: Lucia Monsone]

Siracusa is an historic city in southern Italy. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, cultureamphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Siracusa is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea.

Saturday 23 September - Day 4: Etna, Europe's highest active volcano

08:15 – 10:15 Leaving for Etna

10:15 - 16:30  Visit of Etna with a professional guide

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Italy. Located near the east coast of the island of Sicily, it is 10,900 feet (3,329 meters) tall with a base circumference of about 93 miles (150 kilometres). It is also the volcano with the longest record of continuous eruption.

Sunday 24 September - Day 5: Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye

09:00 – 10:00 Issue of Attendance certificates

At the end of the project, it will be released to each participant the Attendance certificates signed by Let me Italian you and all its partners.

 

Plus, in order to make more visible the job done during the project, each participant will give 20 photos with his credits to Let me Italian you and then he will see them published on: our Flickr , on the Facebook pages What Makes Sicily Beautiful & Let me Italian you , on our official Instagram 

Each participant will also write a short storytelling about his/her Sicilian experience and it will be published in our blog: www.letmeitalianyou.com/what-makes-sicily-beautiful

 

 

DISCOVER SICILY

 

Autumn Edition

                 

 

 

         

Hello, My name is Henry. I am 48 years old. I am nature lovers and photographer addicted. I love landscape photography,city,Wildlife and People Photography. I partecipated in Discover Krakow 5 in September, in Discover Barcelona 2 in February and Discover Krakow 8 in July.

Heinrich

Ileana

Chiara

Shipra

Ciao, sono Eleonora e vengo da Pisa! La fotografia mi ha sempre affascinata e questa passione è maturata lentamente durante alcuni viaggi in cui ho iniziato ad osservare diversamente la realtà che mi circondava, provando ad immortalare istanti, volti e scene che mi si presentavano davanti. Attualmente sto provando a trasformarla in una seconda professione….intanto  sono molto entusiasta di questa nuovo viaggio e non vedo l’ora di partire alla scoperta della Sicilia!...a presto!

My name is Mike . I'm 26 years old. I'm from New York originally but live in Ireland. I do aerial photography with a DJI Phantom 3 and traditional photography with a Nikon D3300 DSLR. I partecipated in Discover Krakow 5 last September.

Mike

Eleonora

Ciao! Il mio nome è Stefania, e a settembre ho deciso di regalarmi questo bel viaggio in Sicilia, luogo che adoro e che voglio continuare a scoprire! La fotografia è una mia vecchia passione e, da circa un anno, affianca anche la mia professione principale di architetto. Amo il mondo dell’analogico, l’essenzialità del bianco e nero, e la magia della camera oscura…mi piace la fotografia concettuale, ma ancora di più quella reportagistica e di street...la fotografia per me è emozione!

Stefania

My name is Fatima, and I live in Milan in the north of Italy. I am 45 and I am Lucrezia’s mum. I approached photography thanks to my daughter and when she spoke to me about her participation to “Discover Budapest” and Ragusa’s twins, I said “I absolutely have to attend next trip”! She was enthusiastic and I thought to accompany her in this new Sicilian adventure, hoping that this could be, for me, the first of many travel experiences together!

Fatima

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