On times when technology allows us to learn from home and to digitally cross borders safely, in order to expand our knowledge and views over the world, my new professional offers are a number of various webinars that will allow photographers and non-photographers to travel across the planet, being comfortably seated at home, or anywhere else you could be. 

So, booking my new online experiences, you will have the chance to participate interactively in a terrific single or multi-webinar course focusing on the strong and very special connection between the Art of Photography and the practice of Mindfulness, the beauty of iconic Rome landmarks by Day and by Night, its street life, a once in a lifetime visual storytelling experience of the Eternal City on lockdown, and then, furthermore, an amazing journey to ten different African Nations to discover their traditional tribes, nature and street life. 

These webinars will serve you both in your photography practice and in your everyday life since they will provide you with inputs, information, technical guidance, and inspiration to learn how to observe, feel and experience the world around you with a new sense of presence and aesthetics.

Given my life and photography career, utilizing my vast photography archive, I will give you virtual tickets to travel to places you wanted to go, but you had to put on hold for some time. These very special trips, true adventures in beauty, culture, history, and mystery will be furtherly enriched by the use of images from other Masters of Photography and explored through their thoughts, style, and creativity.

If you cannot physically come to Italy if you cannot go to Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia or other nations in Africa, and if you want to acquire a new way to experience and practice photography, do not hesitate: book my individual webinars or, at a discounted price, my full course comprising these five online photography storytelling webinars.

Tibetan Monks at the Colosseum. Photo by Giulio D'Ercole

The forced lockdown has put all of us in a new situation, mostly a very uncomfortable one, yet at the same time, it has given us plenty of time to dedicate our energies to elaborate new ideas and work profoundly and efficiently on projects that we kept in the drawer for too long.

Having worked internationally in media and visual communication for over thirty years, I understood that there is a very strong connection between our inner life and the way we portray the world we see. Achieving and gaining a deep understanding and awareness of that connection helps us to become better photographers as well as better human beings.

This very unique webinar that combines the Art of Photography with the philosophy and practice of Mindfulness is a first, important step in that direction, it's the beginning of a journey of knowledge, paved also with the Art of several Photography Masters.

This journey will revolutionize your way to perceive and practice photography.

Learning to see is the longest internship in all the arts. (Edmond De Goncourt)

Nuns at the time of Covid19. Photo by Giulio D'Ercole

I lived for almost twenty years abroad and when I returned to Rome I rediscovered all its sparkling and yet romantic life, its corners, its neighborhoods. I savored the magic of its streets in the early morning when the Eternal city slowly wakes up and comes to life. This webinar is a very enchanting walk among the deepest folds of the life of Rome, as it is authentically experienced by Romans and visitors alike. If you want to learn the secrets of Street-Photography and how to capture the invisible feelings of human beings come with me and I'll take you to the most intriguing walk online tour you can hope for.

I soon learned that an apparently insignificant image can become meaningful and is an aspect of photography that I have always loved.
(Annie Leibovitz)

The empty Roman Forums. Photo by Giulio D'Ercole

You always wanted to visit Rome, to see and photograph its iconic monuments, squares, the Art, the Roman ancient ruins as well as the Renaissance statues and churches. You might have even booked your trip and your various experiences, including photo tours and workshops... then everything had to be put on hold and now you might not know when you'll be able to come. Do not despair, here is the online interactive webinar that will take you to see, feel, breathe all that in a wonderfully entertaining photography tour starting at St. Peters' square at sunrise and ending in the heart of the night at the feet of the Colosseum.

Bernini, Borromini, Canova, Caravaggio come to discover them with me ... and then come again to photograph all this wealth of beauty with your own camera. 

I tend to think of the act of photographing, in general, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. (Diane Arbus) 

Trevi Fountain. Photo by Giulio D'Ercole

During the lockdown, we have all seen images of deserted and almost ghost towns on TV, on newspapers and magazines, but, oh boy, but walking around the city and photographing normally crowded places, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican City or the Colosseum now absolutely empty was an incredible and hopefully unrepeatable experience. As a professional photographer with a legit permit, I spent three days walking throughout Rome taking photos that one day could tell all its paradoxical, bizarre, spooky atmosphere. I felt like being alone in the Eternal City, witnessing its suspended life, almost like the Prince discovering Sleeping Beauty, trying to wake her up with the kiss of my camera clicks. If you want to experience a once in a lifetime tour in Rome, book this online webinar and you'll see it as you were never able to see it nor you will in the future.   

The camera can reveal the secrets that the naked eye or the mind do not grasp, everything disappears except what is focused with the lens. Photography is an observation exercise. (Isabel Allende)

A virtual amazing trip to Africa. Photo by Giulio D'Ercole

Maybe Rome was not your dream destination, maybe you intended to visit Kenya, or Namibia, or Rwanda. Or maybe you never really planned to go there, but, nonetheless, you would like to take a virtual trip to those places in a new, intriguing, compelling, and, most of all, safe way.

This webinar is exactly what you were looking for since it offers you an in-depth look at the most extraordinary traditional tribes of East and West Africa, showing you their traditions and way of living in the most spectacular remote rural and desert areas.

I lived in Africa for twelve years of my life, working as a photographer and documentary film-maker for UN Agencies and International NGOs. I documented their projects, traveling in fourteen Sub-Saharian countries, seeing and experiencing magical beauty, and touching lives. In twelve years I acquired a vast archive of photos, each one of them with incredibly touching stories behind. If you are ready to embark on a photography learning journey join me on this journey and experience Africa before it will vanish forever.

Find something new, something that nobody could have imagined before, something that only you can find because, in addition to being a photographer, you are a somewhat special human being, capable of looking deeply where others would go straight. (Margaret Bourke-White)

This is more than an online Photography Tour to Ethiopia: It is the documentation of an amazing trip to a country that is rapidly changing. 

Yet, change always comes with a cost and the good of some represents the ruin of others, especially of those groups living at the margins of society. In this case, those are the traditional tribes of the Omo Valley, the ones I photographed the Mursi, the Kara, and the Hamer.

This photo-reportage, made by two hundred photos organized in the most unique online virtual tour, documents the cultural, social, and economic change the indigenous people are experiencing. Like never before, you will have the opportunity to witness history in the making and the transition from tribal traditional life to modern development as with this online live story-telling interactive meeting streamed on the Zoom platform. 

In times of travel constraints, do not lose the opportunity to take a learning, marvelous photography trip while sitting comfortably at home.

For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate. (Giles Duley)

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