Whether you are a long time Neapolitan or just visiting Naples, you’ll see that Old Naples is filled with history. On the Old Naples Photo Tour, we teach you a little about Naples’ history, as well as about photography.
Any type of camera is welcome! Many of our guests use their cell phones. We can teach you some really fun tips for your cell phone! Of course, we are professional photographers by trade so we know the DLSR cameras and new mirrorless cameras as well.
The Old Naples Photo Tour is approximately three hours. We start approximately two and a half hours before sunset on Third Street, where photo opportunities are plentiful. We move through the neighborhood and end up at the pier for sunset. It goes so quickly and is so much fun!
$99 per person. We need a minimum of two people to make this happen.**
We can also do this “on demand” if you’d like to hire us privately or for another day/time. Email [email protected] for this option.
Be sure to add your email address and phone number when registering so we can tell you the exact time and place to meet.
If you register and we don’t have enough people, we will refund your money the day of the tour unless you’d like to reschedule to the next available date.
The second photo is a different view of the same side of the Mercantile building. We always challenge our tour participants to come up with many different photographs of the same thing. This is a beautiful old building.
Naples first grocery story was housed in the Mercantile building which now holds Campiello’s Restaurant. It was built in 1919 and had the Western Union office upstairs. This old building is fun to photograph. The first image has been made to look like an old-fashioned postcard. There is a lot of Photoshop involved to make it look like an old time postcard. It’s fairly easy to add graphics that you can download. Do an internet search under “free graphics” to find a stamp, old fashioned letters and more. Add a little texture and you have an old time postcard feeling to your image!
Remember to look all around, including up and down while out photographing. Photographer Andrea Breznay captured this image of a palm tree on our photo tour.
Small details can make fascinating images. Historic Palm Cottage is Naples’ oldest house. It is managed, preserved and shared with the public by the Naples Historical Society. I used selective focus for this image – focusing through the palm tree shaped hole in the gate on the statue inside the yard. I added a dark vignette using Lightroom.
Composition makes such a huge impact on your images. Joe Fitzpatrick chose to frame the door of this 1920′s cottage with the arch. The door is perfectly placed on the left vertical grid line of the rule of thirds. If you are not familiar with the rule of thirds, think of a tic-tac-toe grid in your viewfinder. You’ll want to put the most important components of your image on one of those gridlines. Putting it on an intersection, called a power point, is even better.
Third Street Plaza is full of color and architectural details. Joe Fitzpatrick used the walkway and trees framing it to lead your eye into this image.
Composition and the way you process your images will give you the high impact photographs you hope for. Joe Fitzpatrick upped the shadows and the clarity using Lightroom to give “Guest House #53” this unique look.
What would a tour of Naples be without the pier at sunset? We are blessed to have some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Tonight was no exception.
Remember to walk around, tilt your camera and try many different angles when photographing. We’ll teach you techniques to make your sunset photography really “pop”!
Photographer, instructor and speaker.
Peggy Farren is an award winning, professional photographer, author, instructor and speaker. She’s been interviewed and featured on TV and in many national and local publications.
Peggy is the host of The Understand Photography Show, where we teach about travel, nature and fine art photography. Subscribe to our Podcast or Youtube channel for new videos every Tuesday and Saturday!