About Me (Bio)

Info about me as professional photographer in Venice Italy

Photography and art are my passion since forever and I love walking. Therefore becoming a photographer in Venice probably was destiny.

I become a professional photographer in 2006. Since 2011 I’ve been providing exclusively photo shoots and private photography workshops during private tours in Venice.

I don’t provide anymore photography for wedding ceremonies and the surprise marriage proposal. And this detail makes me different from almost all the other photographers in Venice and Italy.

My main feature as photographer is a synergic balance of professionalism and creativity, while as a person it’s the enthusiasm. There is this silent mantra that I repeat to myself: be professional, creative and friendly, always.

About the photo shoots people tell me that I’m good at making them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Well, probably it’s a natural skill of mine and for sure it’s an important skill for a photographer, especially if you provide portrait photography.

Instead, for the photography workshops, I can say that it’s a pleasure teaching technique and creativity and let people to improve their photography skills. Especially if that is during a pleasant walk, wandering around Venice.


Recently the competition in Venice is very high. There are literally hundreds photographers providing photography in Venice. Many work for online companies, many are not even professional. This situation is obviously very challenging and also exciting.

Almost every day there is a new photographer working in Venice, a new competitor. The secret to survive and success is keep on learning and improving yourself. Always providing high quality and still enjoying on providing photography and doing your job.

What else to say about being a Venice photographer? Oh yes, let my finish with a joke. I love so much this job, that I could do it for free (in a world without money).

professional career

My career as professional photographer in Venice Italy:

  • 2006: When everything began. I’ve got the membership of the National Association of Professional Photographers.
  • 2006-2008: During this time I’ve been one of the photographers of the main Venetian newspaper: Il Gazzettino.
  • 2009-2010: I had been providing photo shoots for some magazines {Dove by RCS, Slow Food International, Gambero Rosso} and for an advertising agency {Ideazione Adv}.
  • 2011: Since then I’ve been providing private photo shoots and photography workshops during tours in Venice. I’m an independent photographer. It means that I manage and take care of any aspect of the job (marketing, booking, shooting and delivering) without any intermediary agency or online company.

Pietro Volpato Photographer Venice

my mantra

Be professional, creative and friendly, always!

favorite quote

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” {Franz Kafka}