The strange part for me, however, was that I wasn't the one taking the pictures. We were accompanied by Rob and Chris, the photographer and writer from the magazine, and the photos they publish will be Tony's and Rob's - not mine. So for once I had the luxury of experiencing a place with my own eyes rather than through the viewfinder of my camera.
I wouldn't be a photographer if I couldn't resist taking a few shots though - so here is one of the Grand Canal, taken from the Rialto bridge at dusk. Look out for the full feature in issue 11 of Photo Plus, on sale in early July.