As already said in other posts, this might happen by chance thanks to the clients’ ideas, like the day a young Russian couple wanted to continue their informal photo shooting on a gondola.
In other cases I have to use all my creativity to find new ways to make the shots in some way different from the postcards’ ones and able to be appreciated by the clients.
One way I found out is shooting from above. This gives the picture a new perspective and allows me to focus on the subjects’ faces and expressions which in most cases show surprise and amusement.
This means I have to climb on the most wired structures to gain some height: stairs, bridges, buildings and even trees!
When I work as a portrait photographer in Venice I have my secret spots where climbing is not that difficult…just come to Venice and I will show them to you.
For further suggestions on Venice’s most interesting shooting settings see my e-book.
For some examples of photo portraits in Venice see my website.