Palermo SMART

27EUR per person

Smartphone Photography | Beginners

Palermo SMART is a workshop for people who want to upgrade their smartphone photography skills to a professional standard. Although many people today use smartphones instead of cameras, often the potential of these small devices goes untapped. From digital sketches to stunning travel and street photos, everything is possible with today’s modern smartphone technology. SiciScatta helps you unlock the capabilities of your device and explore your own creativity. Palermo SMART will show you how to take photos that are striking and expressive whilst exploring the multifaceted city of Palermo. Here, between colorful street markets and layers of history, you will get in touch with locals and learn more about their culture and traditions. The workshop itinerary includes the historical city center with Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, the Ballarò Street Market, Cathedral and finishes in the Danisinni district; a place of traditions, social regeneration and arts.


The workshop takes place every FRIDAY in Palermo. You can book a half day experience from 9:30AM– 12:30AM or a full day workshop from 9:30AM – 4:00PM. Please check the availability of accomodation for your selected date with our booking tool. For more information send a message to mail@siciscatta.com.

Your Coach

The workshop will be guided by one of our professional photography coaches, with years of experience and their own specific style. A continuous exchange during the tour guarantees a hands-on approach which is the most effective way to grow. Before we shoot and explore the location, your coach will explain the main focus of the shooting session and stay with the group to give hints and advice. Of course we will make sure that you have free space to experiment on your own.


Full day: 45 EUR
Half day: 27 EUR

Please write us a personal email if you only wish to book the half day program.

The workshop fee includes: a personal photography coach and local guide, training materials and the SiciScatta Tour Kit. 

Is it for me?

Our workshop in smartphone photography focuses on smart devices and is open to all skill levels. To get to know the capabilities of your smartphone, we will introduce the basic elements of visual composition and include different types of photography in our learning program. This includes street, architecture, portrait and landscape photography.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Ansel Adams

  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    AM 09:30; stairs of "Quinto Canti" (Corso Vittorio Emmanuele 305)
  • Return Time
    AM 12:30; Cathedral of Palermo / PM 4:30 Danisinni
  • Included
    Personal Guide
    Photography Coach
    Sici:scatta Travel Kit
    Training Materials
  • Not Included
    Welcome & Farewell Meal

The workshop will start in Palermos historical district. We will learn more about the elements of composition and light while framing the city’s most beautiful architecture. Between the small alleys of the old town we will finish with Palermo’s biggest street market, Ballarò. Colors, smells and sounds blend in a unique mix of old traditions and modern life. Here the Sicilian metropolis is still connected to its Arab heritage, and people of all generations and origins meet. During this time we will meet the merchants and have free time to shoot and discover the market’s street life.

After exploring Palermo’s historical city center we will move to the Danisinni district. This will give us an excellent opportunity to practise the elements of reportage photography and offer insights into the city’s rural soul. We will be hosted by our partners from a social project, who will tell us more about the local life, new urban spaces for culture and art. After lunch, you will have time to explore the urban farm through your lense and experiment with composition, light and portraits. The day will finish with a working lab, where we will share and discuss the best shots, teach you which apps are best for editing your photos and discuss the successes and difficulties of the day.

Piazza Pretoria Palermo

Palermo is a city of contrasts and controversy. Founded by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower') in 734 BC and conquered by Carthaginian, Romans and Greeks, its history goes back to ancient times. Until today the manifold multicultural footprints tell us about the various influences of the city, which was a cultural melting pot in Europe’s extreme South. Whether it’s architectural heritage, food or local traditions, Palermo's soul unifies diverse faces and languages. From arabesque charm to popular ferocity, you will discover inimitable situations in the streets of Palermo. The Sicilian capital is the political and cultural hotspot of the island. Around 1.2 million people live in the fifth most populated metropolitan area of Italy. In recent history, Palermo has had to fight with turbulent changes and social upheaval. Organized crime, rural depopulation and migration movements are topics Sicilians deal with every day. Maybe it’s also because of this reason that the spirit of the city draws distinctive lines, and creates a special atmosphere that has already inspired plenty of artists, writers and directors in their work. Every year numerous tourists visit the widely known monuments and colorful street markets in the popular neighborhoods Vucciria, Ballarò and Capo. And outside of the town, Palermo offers fascinating views. Surrounded by mountains and bounded by the Mediterranean Sea it is embedded by appealing landscapes and natural beauty.
  • Workshop type: Smartphone Photography
  • Skill level: Beginners, Advanced
  • Class: 2-10 participants
SiciScatta Tour Kit:
  • Personalized street map of Palermo
  • Digital Guide on Google Maps
  • Lecture about cultural side looks, local project and history
What you need to bring?
  • Own smartphone and charger
  • Comfortable footwear
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