IMAGE: DOLOMITES, AUTUMN 2018

Dolomites Photography Workshop

6th – 13th September 2022 | October 2023 (Coming Soon)

1150

LODGING
1x Self Catering House

DATE(S)
Multiple Dates

DURATION
7 Nights

GROUP SIZE
Maximum of 5

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Challenging

8 Days, 7 Nights

7 Nights Dolomites Photography Workshop

Capture a stunning palette of colours this September on a small group tour of the Dolomites in Northern Italy.  This brand new photography workshop will allow you to see the destination at its most majestic.

During this small group dolomites photography workshop I will personally help you build on your knowledge of light, lenses and filters, while giving you free rein to unleash your own creativity.

Multiple Dates Available!

1150

6th – 13th September 2022

Introduction

The Dolomites are one of the most photogenic mountain ranges in Europe, and not just because they were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you see the forest turn yellow, orange and red against a backdrop of dramatic grey peaks, blue skies and turquoise lakes, you know you are in a unique place.

We will hike the pristine meadows around Seceda, peek through a blanket of clouds from the mountain tops, and catch the forest reflected in the chilly, crystal waters of Lake Carezza. We will also step into historical churches, like hushed St Maddalena, which sits at the bottom of a scenic valley. Have your camera always fully charged to make the most of the golden hour. With the change of sunlight, the limestone peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo can take on dazzling golden or fiery hues in a few moments.

Please Note: This is what I call a  “discovery tour”, it’s the first tour I’ve run to the Dolomites and this has been reflected in the price.

Dolomites Photography Workshop

Your Guide

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

Gallery

Itinerary

There is no fixed daily itinerary on my Dolomites Photography Workshop. I like to work with the weather as much as possible and visit locations based on the current weather conditions. I want to maximise our chances of going home with great images!

Each day we will be on location before sunrise and shooting all day until after sunset.

If you are travelling the day before, just let me know so I can arrange to collect you.

Day 1 – Arrival Day

This is the arrival day, I’ll be collecting everyone from the airport and we’ll be getting settled into our accommodation for the next week. We’ll run over the “plan” again for the week and head out in the evening for a group meal before retiring before our early start the next morning.

Day 2 to 7 – The Adventure

This is where the real adventure begins.

Over the next 6 full days we will be photographing at every opportunity we can get. 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 for breakfast before heading to our next location.

Each sunset location, we’ll be there roughly 2 hours before so that we can each scope out our sunset composition.

On the final evening, we’ll head out for our final meal together where we can look back on our amazing week together.

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.

Do not book your flights until I have confirmed the tour is going ahead during Summer 2022.

Places we’ll visit

  • Lago di Braies​
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo​
  • Passo Giau​
  • Croda da Lago​
  • Passo Falzarego​
  • Carezza lake​
  • Cinque Torri​
  • Selva di Cadore​
  • Santa Maddalena​
  • Lago di Antorno​
  • Passo Rolle​
  • St. Johan Church​
  • Alpe di Siusi​
  • Seceda

What you’ll learn

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

Here are a few of the key skills that I’ll be covering:

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.

CompositionComposition is everything in landscape photography. Learn how to compose a landscape photograph.

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).

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

What’s included?

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transport throughout tour
  • Accommodation (Single occupancy)
  • Any entrance fees.
  • Photographic guidance
  • Pre Workshop Zoom Meeting
  • Flights/Travel to/from Lofoten
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and alcohol or snacks.
  • Travel & Equipment Insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)

Good to Know

Accommodation: I’ve booked a house with all facilities needed.  Each participant will have their own room.

Flights – You can fly to either to Treviso Airport (TSF) or Marco Polo (VCE). I will be flying a day early into Venice Marco Polo (VCE) on the 5th September.  My departure flight is from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) at 12:15

All I ask is that you try and arrive as early as possible on the 6th September, even better if you fly in the day before!

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 2 hours one way.

Self Catering – All my tours are 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 £20/£25 per day. Everywhere takes card, cash isn’t needed.

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

Multiple Dates Available!

1650

17th – 24th Oct 2022

23rd – 30th Jan 2023

16th – 23rd Feb 2023