Dolomites Photography Tours & Workshops

17th to 24th October 2023

LODGING
Ortisei & Cortina

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Advanced

DURATION
7 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Challenging

8 Days, 7 Nights

Dolomites Photography Tours

Capture a stunning palette of colours during October 2023 on a small group tour of the Dolomites, Northern Italy. 

During this small group dolomites photography tour I will get you to the right place at the right time and if required will personally help you build on your knowledge of light, lenses and filters, while giving you free rein to unleash your own creativity.

We will be based at 2 different locations during my Dolomites Photography Tour. Half the tour will be spent in Ortisei, and the other half, we’ll be based in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Although the accommodation is fixed to certain dates, what we do while based at those locations isn’t therefore there is no fixed daily itinerary.

Each day we’ll be shooting at the best times of day. We’ll have a sunrise session and sunset session and if condition’s are favourable we can also plan in a nighttime session as well.

After each sunrise session, we’ll return back to our accommodation to get breakfast and you’ll have a number of hours free, you can use this time to edit your photos, catch a few hours sleep or to explore the local area around the accommodation before we head back out early afternoon for our sunset location.

Dolomites Photography Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Alpe di Siusi
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo​
  • Lago di Antorno
  • Selva di Cadore
  • Grödner Joch
  • Santa Maddalena
  • Chiesetta di San Giovanni
  • Seceda
  • Passo di Giau
  • Cinque Torri
  • Piramides de Terra

The Plan

From my experience of running over 30 photography tours, having a fixed daily itinerary is limiting your chances of going home with the best possible images.

I work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the best forecasted weather conditions. This ensures that I’m putting you in the right place at the right time.

Each morning will be on location 1 hour or so before sunrise, and each sunset we’ll be there until 1 hour after sunset.

The below will give you a rough idea of what the plan is.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport around midday(ish). We’ll then make the 2/3 hours drive to our accommodation in Ortesi stopping at the supermarket on the way to gather any supplies.

We’ll run over the “plan” for the week and if we’ve time we’ll head out for a sunset shoot.

Day 2 to 7 – The Adventure

This is where the real adventure begins.

Over the next 6 full days we will be photographing at the best times of day, sunrise and sunset. We’ll be getting up early every morning regardless of weather to be on location 1 hour before sunrise, after each sunrise shoot we’ll head back to base for breakfast and mid afternoon we’ll head to our sunset location.

Day 8 – Departure Day

Goodbyes are forever, I’ll be saying see you later as I hope you’ll join me on another adventure. We’ll head to the airport where everyone can catch their flights home, drop offs from early morning.

At this time of year, sunrise is around 7:00am and sunset is around 5:00pm.

Your Guide

Photographer, Light Chaser, Aurora Guide, Web Dev, Biker, Daddy and I’ve got a very understanding girlfriend in no particular order.

What you’ll learn

On this trip I’m at your complete disposal to help and teach you everything I know about photography (if you want).

Here are a few of the key skills that I can cover:

Camera Settings: It starts with the basics. RAW, Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Learn how and when to use the various modes on your camera to get the shot you want.

Composition & Light : Composition & light is everything in landscape photography. Learn more about the various techniques I use when composing a landscape photograph from the basics of rules of thirds, to symmetry to leading lines and much more.

Long Exposures: Learn how to use long exposures so you can create dramatic and interesting photographs.

Histogram: Learn how to read your histogram so that you’re exposing correctly and capturing maximum data with no clipping.

Low Light: Learn how to photograph the night sky and if luck is on our side, we’ll also shoot the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

Post Processing: Learn how I edit my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic with final touches in Photoshop.

What’s included?

  • Airport Transfers from Venice Marco Polo (VCE)​
  • Transport throughout tour
  • All Accommodation (Single occupancy where possible)
  • All Entrance / Gondola Fees
  • All Tourist Tax Fees Paid
  • Photographic guidance
  • Flights/Travel to/from Venice Marco Polo (VCE)​
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)

Good to Know

Packing List – A full packing list will be emailed after booking.

Accommodation: Where possible each participant will have their own room, sometimes you may have to share but it will be with the same sex only. I will be able to confirm this Spring/Summer 2023.

Flights – Fly to Marco Polo (VCE). I will fly into Italy a few days before the tour begins. I try and work with everyone in terms of their flights. All I ask is if you’re flying in on the day the tour start, just ensure your flight arrives no later than midday, if you can’t get a flight before midday, then I advise you to fly in a day or 2 earlier.

Meeting Point: We will meet at midday under the water tower outside the terminal at Marco Polo (VCE). Once you leave the terminal, continue straight and you’ll see it, you can’t miss it. I will also be in constant contact with you on the days leading up to arrival day. After I’ve picked everyone up, we’ll me heading straight towards our accommodation with a stop at the supermarket to pick up some supplies for the days ahead.

Hiking – Many of the locations do require hiking. You don’t need to be an athlete but you must be able to walk on uneven, sometimes steep and slippery ground for maybe up to 3 hours one way. Seceda requires a 2.5 hour hike down hill after sunset as the gondola stops at 5:30.

Gondolas – it’s worth knowing that there are gondolas to a lot of the locations we visit, however because we’re shooting at sunrise and sunset, they aren’t operating at the times we have to be there.

Self Catering – All my tours are based on self catering. We will visit the supermarket on the day we arrive and gather what’s needed for a few days so that we can bring packed lunches with us each day. We will revisit the supermarket a couple of times throughout the trip too.  There will be opportunities throughout the trip to visit cafes and the odd restaurant if we have time. But primarily, we will be eating as we go.

Spending Money – On my last trip, I managed to spend approximately £30 per day. Most places take card, but it is recommended to also bring some cash for those smaller shops or Refugio’s if they’re open.

UK Mobile Network – If coming from the UK, your data roaming will work and come out of your data back home.

Travel Adapter – Italy use their own 3 pin plug, not the standard Euro plug.

Dolomites Photography Tours Dates & Prices

Prices quoted are per person. Only a 10% deposit is required to secure your spot. Remainder balance is due 8 weeks prior to start date.

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Duration

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May 2023

7 Nights

£1650

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17th – 24th October 2023

7 Nights

£1650

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7 Nights

£1850

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Don’t just take my word for it…

THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

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Second tour with Chasing Light and another great set of images!

Alastair Timothy October 30, 2019
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Just back from a fantastic trip with Tyler to the Lofoten Islands. The trip was managed expertly from start to finish, and the small group size meant you got as much or little tuition as you wanted. Tyler clearly knows the area intimately, and the right time to visit, and really enjoys the ever changing landscapes, he isn’t simply going through the motions. We even got woken late at night when Tyler spotted the lights and given the option to go out and see. You can tell he wants to get you the best experience, and photographic opportunities possible. I think it’s fair to say we all come back happy with our images and shared adventure, and I for one will be re-booking sometime soon. Life is all about getting these type of amazing experiences so if you get the chance, go for it. Thanks Tyler.

Paul Young October 28, 2022
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Tyler is a great leader and very knowledgeable, I certainly learnt a lot from him! He worked really hard to make sure he got us to each location in time, with good light. I would definitely recommend his services 😊

Ian Carvell November 22, 2018
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Arnie Mcallister September 20, 2019