dolomites Photography tour
Capture the Magic of the Dolomites
Experience magical sunrises and sunsets in famous locations like Alpe di Siusi, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Lago di Antorno, and many more, with personalised photography guidance tailored to your needs.
Ortisei & Cortina
Beginner to Advanced
Maximum of 5
7 Days, 6 Nights
Dolomites Photography Tours
Embark on an intimate Dolomites photography tour where you’ll be expertly guided to the most awe-inspiring locations at the perfect moments. With personalised support, you’ll expand your understanding of light, lenses, and filters, all while enjoying the freedom to unleash your creative spirit.
Our unique Dolomites Photography Tour is split between two picturesque bases: Ortisei and Cortina d’Ampezzo. While accommodations are set for specific dates, the activities during our stay are not, ensuring a flexible itinerary tailored to the best photography opportunities.
Every day, we’ll capture stunning images during prime shooting times, including sunrise, sunset, and even nighttime sessions, when conditions allow. After each sunrise shoot, we’ll return to our accommodation for a well-earned breakfast, followed by ample free time to edit your photos, rest, or explore the charming local area. As the afternoon unfolds, we’ll set out once more, ready to immortalise the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites at sunset.
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THE REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
I love travel to new locations with experienced photographer, as they know what it takes for great photography. Tyler's Chasing Light Tour trip to Faroe Islands really exceeded my expectations. His friendly attitude, high level of energy and location knowledge wrapped in a very attractive pricing. The experience is a calm, no rush, peaceful reunion with the nature and stunning landscape, and Taylor will be here brining you back to base at the end of the day.
I was lucky enough to go on a photography tour to Lofoten last month with Chasing Lights Tours and I couldn't have asked for a better guide than Tyler. He is a knowledgeable and experienced photographer, and he provided valuable tips and advice on everything from camera set-ups through to post-production techniques. Throughout the tour, Tyler was easy going, generous and had a great sense of humour. He was also a confident and safe driver, taking us to some great locations in the archipelago. Thanks to his knowledge of the best viewing areas and an understanding of the necessary weather conditions, I was able to see the northern lights on two occasions! I had an amazing trip and felt that I learnt a lot during the tour. I am now more confident in using my camera kit and have some beautiful photos and memories of taking them which I will cherish. I can't recommend Tyler and Chasing Lights Tours highly enough - it was a fantastic experience, and I am very grateful to Tyler for making it so enjoyable.
The Lofoten Photography Tour with Chasing Light Tours was excellent! Tyler is an accomplished and creative photographer who is extremely professional and very knowledgeable. The entire tour was packed full of relevant information that was presented in a very accessible and user-friendly way, about focusing, aperture settings, shutter speeds, ISO settings and much, much more. This enabled me to use my camera to its full potential. The tour was also enjoyable and fun. Tyler looked after everyone extremely well and drove with care and skill on the icy roads. He took us to well-chosen locations that he had previously researched and visited to maximise photographic potential. The spacious accommodation that we stayed in was great and had all the amenities that we needed. I highly recommend going on a photography tour with Chasing Light Tours!
Tyler led us through a trip to Lofoten in the end of January 2023. His experience within this area, his patience with clients and aurora borealis (northern lights) forecasting skills made it a once in a lifetime experience. Tyler’s workshops consist of small groups, so he can pick everyone up at his/her photography level. Whether you are experienced or not, he‘ll improve you. Thanks for the great trip!
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 picking everyone up from the airport around midday. Afterward, we’ll embark on a 2-3-hour drive to our accommodation in Ortesi, making a stop at the supermarket to gather any supplies we may need. In the evening, we’ll go over the plan for the week, and if possible, we’ll have our first photo shoot at sunset.
Day 2 to 6 – The Adventure
This is where the real adventure begins. Over the next five full days, we will be photographing during the best times of the day: sunrise and sunset. Each morning, we’ll rise early, regardless of the weather, to arrive at our location at least one hour before sunrise. After the sunrise shoot, we’ll return to our base for breakfast, and in the mid-afternoon, we’ll head to our sunset location.
Day 7 – Departure Day
Goodbyes are never easy. I’ll be saying “see you later” with the hope that you’ll join me on another adventure soon. On this day, we’ll take you to the airport for your flights home.
Drop-offs back to the airport will be around midday.
During this time of year, sunrise occurs around 7:00 am, and sunset is around 7:30 pm.
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 photography techniques that I can cover:
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 filters and take 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 or low light.
Panoramas: Learn how to shoot panoramas; both horizontal and vertical
Lightroom: Learn how I import, organise and edit a range of my photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photoshop: Learn how I finalise my images in Adobe Photoshop
Exporting: Learn how I export and sharpen my images for Social Media & Web
Transportation during the tour
Accommodation during the tour
Entry Fees & Tourist Tax
Airport Transfers from Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
Visa Fees (if applicable)
Meals / Snacks
Travel & Equipment Insurance
Good to Know
Packing List – A full packing list will be emailed after booking.
Accommodation: Whenever feasible, I will strive to ensure that each participant has a private room. However, there may be instances when this is not possible, and sharing a room with someone of the same sex will be required. I will be able to provide definitive information regarding room arrangements by June/July 2024.
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.
Ending Point: Dropoffs at the airport will be outside the terminal at Marco Polo (VCE) at midday.
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
Secure your spot with only a 15% deposit for this incredible Dolomites photography workshop and bring home breathtaking images that capture the essence of your unforgettable adventure.
10th – 17th October 2023
17th – 24th October 2023
16th – 22nd September 2023
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23rd – 29th September 2023
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