Hi, my name is Oskars, originally from Latvia, living in UK for few years now.
My main interests are meeting new people, fitness and photography.
I've participated in Discover Barcelona 5..
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DATES: From 26th to 29th May 2022
WHERE: Catania, Italy
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WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART IN?
After the great success of the previous six editions, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the sixth and spring edition of DISCOVER SICILY !
The weather in Sicily in the end of May is perfect 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:
Further, there will be an Outdoor Shooting with local models in the stunning location of Siracusa.
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 26 May - Day 1: Taormina & Isola Bella
10:00 - 14:30 Visit of Taormina + "Street Photography" lead by Yan Pekar
15:30 – 17:30 Visit of 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 27 May- Day 2: Siracusa & Fontane Bianche
10:30 – 14:30 Visit of Siracusa + "Portrait Photography" lead by Yan Pekar
14:45 - 17:00 Visit Fontane Bianche beach
Siracusa is an historic city in southern Italy. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, 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 28 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 29 May - Day 4: Catania & Issue of Attendance certificates
10:00 – 12:00 Visit of Catania + "Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious" lead by Yan Pekar
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 page of Let me Italian you , on our official Instagram
Hi! My name is Asia and I study New Media Communication at university.
I love travelling, taking photos and writing. When I have the opportunity to mix these three passions I feel I'm doing what makes me really happy.
I think it's important to share these experiences with other people. For this reason I'm super excited to join this project: I can't wait to learn and visit an amazing city with you and to write about this magic adventure on my blog!
I've participated in Discover Barcelona 9, in October 2019.
See you in Sicily!
I'm Gertrud and I'm from Estonia.
I really love sports, especially volleyball, travelling, and taking photos.
I have been doing sports photography about nine years for now, but also, I like to do nature and street photography.
I look forward to meet new people and discover new places.
I participated in Discover Lisbon 3 and Discover Santorini 1.
I am algerian and I have been living in Paris for years. I work in research and I have many interests.
One of them is Walking around and discovering cities and landscapes and trying to take the best shot of them to keep the best memories. That made me slowly become an amateur photographer.
I've participated in Discover Copenhagen 3.
I am glad to share my passion with you in Discover Sicily.
Hi, I'm Emiliano. I live in Belgium but I'm originally from Peru.
I've never been to Sicily so this workshop seems quite exciting.
I'm an amateur in photography so It will be a nice chance to practice..
I’m Irina, a citizen of the world from Romania and an amateur photographer.
My biggest passion is traveling, meeting new people and I love collecting mem
ories with my camera wherever I go. This is my first Discover Project and I’m super excited for it!
Hello, my name is Eva.
I come from Romania, Transylvania. I'm curently studiing design, and that's why photography is important to me.
This way i'd like to improve myself.
I'm photographing for 8 years now.
Unfortunately my english is not that good, but hope I'll be a good company along the trip.
I’m Lucia, an Italian amateur photographer with a degree in Natural Sciences.
This is my first project with LetMeItalianYou; since I’ve never been in Sicilia I thought it would be an Amazing opportunity to combine photography practice with a turistic trip.
I can’t wait to lie this experience and hopefully make beautiful memories with you!
Hi, my name is Laura, I’m 24 years old and live in Milan, Italy.
I love photography because it gives you opportunity to write new stories with light and color.
I especially like portrait photography and anything that can be creative.
I've participated in Discover Lisbon 6. I am very excited to partecipate in this edition of Let me Italian you project.
see you in Sicily guys!
Hi everyone! I’m Giuseppe, I’m 28 and I live in Milan.
I study Sports Science and work in a kindergarden as P.E teacher.
Cycling is my biggest passion since I was a child and in the last years I’ve started taking videos and photos of my bike tours.
Asia suggested me to join this experience to make new friends and learn new photography tips!
See you in Sicily!
I've partecipated n Discover Barcelona 8 and Discover Krakow 13.
My name is Romina and I’m from Bologna (Italy).
I am deeply fascinated by human nature (I am a psychologist) and by all forms of art, in which I think human nature reflects itself.
I take photographs since I was 15 years old but I still have a lot to learn. I am eager to start this new experience to improve my technical level but above all to share emotions, fun and creativity with new people.
I've participate in Discover Krakow 11, in 2018.
Hello, my name is Meghana, 27 years old. I come from India and am living in Germany.I am working as a Business Process Consultant for SAP, Germany.
I love to travel and photography is my passion. I love to meet new people. I have visited Sicily in the summer of 2021 . It was the best place and I am looking forward to visiting again but with a new motive and to learn more photography from each other and this project.
This is my first Discovery project and I am very excited to meet you all!!See you in Sicily!!
Hi, I'm Felipe. I live in Italy but I am originally from Peru.
I've never been to Sicily, so this seminar looks pretty exciting.
I am an amateur in photography so it will be a good opportunity to practice.
I’m Tatiana and I'm from Milan. I study marketing and communication and I love taking pictures since I was 7 years old - when I was just a little girl with a big Polaroid everywhere next to me.
I love traveling too, and that’s why I decided to join this project.
Can't wait to meet you in Sicily!
Hi, I'm Luka, a 32y old software developer from Croatia living in Sweden.
Photography is my amateur hobby. I mostly take portraits and candid shots in the streets or at an event.
For me it's about making people happy with how they look on photos.
I've decided to participate because I want to see in practice how and why other people do photography and I think this is a great place to do that.
I've participated in Discover Athens 2.
Hello everyone! I’m Megi, Croatian girl living in Germany always with a camera in hand.
Photography has been my passion for a few years now and one day I’d like to enjoy it not only as a hobby but as a profession… that’s why I’m really looking forward to participating in my second project with Let me Italian you.
I hope it’ll teach me a lot more about photography and bring me one step closer into making my dreams come true. can’t wait to meet you all and share our ideas and love for photography!
I've participated in Discover Seville 1.
Hello everyone! My name is Liina and I come from Estonia.
My passions are photography, travelling, cinematography, yoga. I am also very fond of meeting new cultures and new personalitys: it wides my soul and heart.
In photography its my pleasure to show everykind of contrasts: material and nonmaterial.
This intresting project gives possibility to combine all this for real adventure.
I've partecipated in Discover Budapest 7 , Discover Lisbon 6 and Discover Santorini 1.
See you soon in Sicily!
My name is Vivien. I come from Germany.
I partecipated in Discover Marrakech in May 2018 and in the first edition of Discover Santorini. I am looking forward to start this new experience with Let me Italian you in Sicily.
Can't wait to meet you all!
See you there!
Hello, my name is Maria from Italy.
This is my third project after Discover Budapest and Discover Athens.
See you in Sicily!!
Born Italian but cosmopolitan as attitude, I’m a passionate amateur photographer keeping wide-opened eyes onto everyday life and on everyday little worlds!
I've participated in Discover Budapest 4 and Discover Barcelona 7.
I keep experiencing new point of view trying to match whatever possibility photography and post-pro give me to work with and yet so much I have to learn!
Just looking forward to meeting up with you all for this new experience.
My name is Marilyn and I am from Uk.
This is my second project: I paretcipated in Discover Lisbon - Christmas Edition.
So happy to meet all of you in Sicily.
Ciao everybody! My name is Lorena, and I am from Galicia (Spain)!
I consider myself to be an adventurous and curious person, and photography is an art that has always interested me! I am also a romantic, and I love to capture images of everyday life that would later remind me of a special memory.
Also, this year I wanted to do something different for my birthday, and I thought that visiting Sicily for the first time, learning more about photography, and enjoying this project to the fullest would be the perfect way to celebrate it! So I can't wait to take some beautiful pictures and have fun with all of you!
My name's Maddalena, I'm from Italy, I live in the north-east in a town about one hour far from Venice.
I love the sea, walking, watching and taking pics of the sunsets and all that inspires me.
Home decor and flowers are my passion.
I love also travelling and discovering new places!
I partecipated in Discover Copenhagen 2.
My name is Giulia. I am 22 years old and I come from Italy.
Currently, I am studying Public Relations at the University.
I love taking pictures and travelling so I am very excited to match my passions taking part in DISCOVER SICILY.
I partecipated in Discover Lisbon 3 and Discover Copenhagen 3.
I'm Misel, originally from Croatia but I've been living in Germany for 5 years now.
I'm actually not a photographer but I've heard great things about these projects so I decided to join and who knows - maybe that's how I'll start my photography journey!
I can't wait to discover something new and meet you all.
See you soon!
Ciao a tuti,
l'm Gergana, enthusiast, adventure seeker, nature and animal lover.
I enjoy exploring new places, cultures, food, spice and everything nice.
See you all soon:)