Who can apply?

All photography lovers. It is not required a professional level.

How can I apply?

In order to select the most suitable profiles, candidates have to send: CV + Portfolio with 5 photos, that better show your photography style.

To apply, send an email to: letmeitalianyou@gmail.com info@letmeitalianyou.com

Deadline: 22th February 2018

Only 20 spots available

Currently available: 5

FEE

255,00 € with accommodation included

210,00 € without accommodation

[Look upstair in the section "What is provided" to read all the services provided]

P.s.: Flight tickets are not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 10th May 2018 to 13th   May 2018

WHERE: Catania, Italy 

WHAT IS PROVIDED:      

  • Accommodation in Hotel San Michele Inn http://www.hotelsanmicheleinn.com/
  • Guided Tour of Catania
  • Bus for Taormina 
  • Bus for Siracusa
  • Bus for Etna
  • Professional Guide for Etna
  • Daily photography activities
  • 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
  • 20 photos published by Let me Italian you & in our Social networks
  • Attendance certificate
  • Experience Italian life
  • International Experience

 

 

Partners of

DISCOVER SICILY

          

After the great success of the three editions, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the fourth and spring edition of DISCOVER SICILY

The weather in Sicily in May is warm enough to swim from the many beautiful beaches found around Sicily’s stunning coastline.

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.

In order to improve the participants’ professional and academic skills, Yan Pekar will lead several actvities:

  1. Street photography: “The world is a stage” - how to treat people as actors and location as a stage.
  2. Portrait photography: Photo sparring - how to talk with a person you photograph in such a way that creates emotions.
  3. Aesthetics in photography: try to capture a clean aesthetically pleasing landscape image. 
  4. Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious (how to approach location as a pro). 

 

Further, there will be an Outdoor Shooting  with local models  in the stunning location of Taormina.

 

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 4 days. 

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

Here you are the agenda:

Thursday 10 May - Day 1: Taormina & Isola Bella

10:00 - 14:30  Visit of Taormina & Isola Bella

15:30 – 17:30 Outdoor Shooting with local models

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 11 May - Day 2: Siracusa & Fontane Bianche 

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

15:30 - 17:30  Street photography: “The world is a stage” - how to treat people as actors and location as a stage.

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 12 May - Day 3: 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 13 May - Day 4: Catania & Issue of Attendance certificates

10:00 – 12:00 Visit of Catania + Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious (how to approach location as a pro)

12:00 – 12:30 Issue of Attendance certificates

Then, we will finish with a 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.

 

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

 

 

Silvia

Hello! My name is Silvia, I'm 21 years old and I'm from Italy. I study photography in Brescia and I worked as a wedding photographer. This is my first time in Sicily. It will be a great experience!

 

I participated in Discover Budapest 2.

more are coming soon....

Chiara

Shipra

PARTICIPANTS

DISCOVER SICILY SPRING EDITION

Hey there, how is it going? I'm Luca, I'm 22 years old and I live in Trapani, Sicily. I'm very happy to be part of this project. It means alot for me. I want to say that I'm not a professional photographer. I taken alot of my pics through my smartphone, except a few. Thanks to Gabriele and Massimiliano for having chosen me.

 

I participated in Discover Krakow 9.

Luca

Hello! My name is Alessia, I’m 24 years old and I live in Parma. I study Marketing and Business Organization in Reggio Emilia and I’m an amateur photographer with a particular interest in architectural and advertising photography. 

 

This is my first time with Let Me Italian You and I’m sure it will be an unforgettable experience.

Alessia

Hi! My name is Serena, I'm 22 years old. I come from Italy and I graduated in architecture and now I study photography. I love traveling and take a photos about landscapes.

This is my first time with Let Me Italian You and I'm really excited! I hope it will be a nice experience. See you soon.

Serena

Fabiana

Hello everyone! My name is Daniele, I'm 23 and I live in Turin. 

I love photography and I like communicating with it. 

This is my first time with "Let me Italian You" and I can't wait to leave for this new adventure! 

Daniele

Hello, I'd like to introduce myself: my name's Fabiana and I'm 22. 

I'm a photographer and videomaker based in Turin and I especially love portrait and reportage photography.

This will be my first time with "Let me Italian you" and I'm truly excited to live this experience!

Hi, how is it going? I'm Agnese and I'm 32, I have been living in rome since 2010 but I come from salerno. I graduated in Economy and now I work as accountant but photography and traveling are my biggest passions. I love taking b&w photos and my favorite subjects are landscapes and monuments. I am really excited, this will be my first time with "Let me Italian you", I can't wait to start! 

Agnese

Simona

I'm Simona, I'm 22 and I live in Sicily in the province of Palermo, where I studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts and I'm about to graduate.

I love traveling and discovering new cultures, as much as I love photography. I am excited to live this my first experience with "Let me Italian you" in my beloved Sicily.

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