April 28

Smartphone Photography Workshop

Join us for an exclusive Workshop with Leonardo Candidi

Additional information

Are you ready to transform your smartphone into a powerful camera and capture the world through an Italian lens?

Join us for an exclusive Smartphone Photography Workshop with Leonardo Candidi that promises more than just a skillset; it’s a passport to mastering the charm of Italy through your lens, hosted in the heart of the vibrant North Beach District.

This workshop is not just about taking photos; it’s about seeing the world differently and sharing those visions. Perfect for travelers, photography enthusiasts, and anyone intrigued by Italian culture, this experience promises to arm you with the skills and insights to prepare for your Italian holidays, impress friends, and expand your Italian vocabulary in the most creative way.

Why You Should Join:

Immerse Yourself in Italian Flair: Guided by Leonardo, this workshop offers an authentic plunge into Italian culture and language. You’ll not just capture stunning photographs but also wrap yourself in the allure of Italy, learning phrases and cultural nuances that will make your next trip to Italy or conversation with an Italian friend incredibly impressive.

Master Smartphone Photography: Whether you’re a budding photographer or looking to elevate your Instagram game, this workshop caters to all levels. From unraveling the mysteries of camera settings to mastering the art of composition, Leonardo will share his secrets using the Adobe Lightroom Mobile App, turning each participant into a smartphone photography aficionado.

Blend Learning with Practice: The best of both worlds meet here – engage in interactive classroom sessions where Italian language and photography theory intertwine, then step out into the picturesque North Beach District for a hands-on field trip. Apply your new skills and Italian phrases as you explore, guided by Leonardo’s expert eye.

Open to All Levels

Limited spots are available to ensure a tailored and impactful learning journey. Secure your spot now

About Leonardo Candidi:

Leonardo Candidi, originally from a small town near Rome, Italy, has been engaged with photography throughout his life. His professional pursuit in the field began during his time at the University of Rome, where he studied Photography and Design. Leonardo has experience in various photography genres, including weddings and events, with a specialization in studio and commercial work. His primary interest, however, is street photography, capturing the essence of the places he’s lived – from Rome to his current home, San Francisco.


PHOTO RELEASE: By attending this event, I hereby grant ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA in San Francisco permission to use my likeness in photograph(s) in any publications or publicity materials (including but not limited to books, newsletters, videos, and Web use), in perpetuity. I will make no monetary or other claim against ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA in San Francisco for the use of the photograph(s).

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3 hour

4:300 - 07:00 pm

Let our students speak for us!

Truly a gem of a school
Erin Yu
"SFIIS runs a fantastic org and program - truly a gem of a school. The staff are warm and wonderfully efficient. I've done both in-person and online classes, and plan to continue for as long as I can. They cover all levels of Italian proficiency, with an engaging mix of private lessons, themed classes (e.g. Italian for Travelers), and regular Term classes. If you can, I highly recommend going in person for at least some lessons - they have a wonderful office in sunny North Beach."
Cannot recommend this online foreign language program for toddlers enough!
Andrea DiSandro
"First and foremost, let me sing praises for the incredible teacher, Francesca. She possesses a remarkable talent for not only teaching but captivating young minds. Her ability to blend learning and play seamlessly is nothing short of amazing. [...] What's truly heartwarming is witnessing my daughter's enthusiasm for her weekly class. [...] As a family that values multilingualism, I can confidently say that this virtual program stands head and shoulders above the rest. [...] I am beyond impressed and immensely grateful for the positive impact this program has had on our family. If you're seeking a top-tier virtual language learning experience for your little one, look no further. This program is truly amazing, and I wholeheartedly endorse it to any parent seeking to enrich their child's linguistic abilities.
Beginners 1 experience
Jeffrey Jordan
"I just completed my first course with Istituto Italiano Scuola and was quite impressed. It was both rigorous and fun in balance, inspiring me to learn and take my Italian further than ever before. I'll be back for the next level course."
Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
The best way to maintain and improve my language skills
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”
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