Holly-Anne from Calumet Manchester is proud to be one of our Manfrotto Champions. Here, she tells us of her recent experience of travelling to Italy to learn more about the Manfrotto and Gitzo ranges.
“At the start of the year I was lucky enough to be invited to become a Manfrotto Brand Champion, part of this opportunity included a journey to Venice! The point of this trip was to show us “behind the scenes” of Manfrotto and Gitzo equipment.
So, on the 8th June I flew out to Marco Polo airport in Venice for the first day based at Manfrotto’s Headquarters in Bassanro. Here we were given a breakdown of Manfrotto and Gitzo’s ranges and we also got a sneak peek at some exciting upcoming releases by both brands.
I was very much looking forward to the 2nd day, as we went across to the factories where Manfrotto and Gitzo products are produced. This was a great opportunity as we got to see how much effort goes into making these products work as well as they do.
In the afternoon of the 2nd day we had the amazing opportunity to be shown around Venice guided by an Italian photographer. We hopped on a water taxi across to Venice. It was a beautifully sunny day, so I was excited for what was ahead. We were shown all the secret photography spots in the city, some which I wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
Overall, it was a jam packed couple of days but very insightful. It was amazing to be given the chance to see all of the effort and hard work that goes into making Manfrotto and Gitzo products. I’d like to thank Manfrotto for giving me this opportunity.