There’s something magical about being amongst mountain peaks. Being up in the mountains is to be both awed and inspired, and it feels almost feels like landscape photography at its most essential.
The Dolomites are among the most stunning mountains anywhere and we’ve been. From jagged peaks to alpine lakes with perfect reflections the Dolomites have so much photographic potential that every time we visit we find something new. Join our exclusive workshop, where you will embark on a photographic journey through the iconic landscapes, towering peaks, and enchanting valleys that define this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Our workshop has three bases which allows us to cover the huge variety of landscapes to shoot here without long drives to each location. It also allows us time to hike to locations because we believe the best way to encounter mountains is to hike into them and spend time on the trails surrounded by peaks.
Our first base is on the high alpine meadows of Alpe di Siusi. Here we can shoot an iconic sunrise of gently rolling grass-covered hills spotted with log cabins and pine trees below the jagged, rocky peaks of Sassalungo, but there’s more to this location than that. We’ll spend time hiking out across the Alpe di Siusi seeking out locations from which to capture a different angle of the peaks as well as the view of the jagged spire of Sciliar.
We’ll spend another two days in Tre Cime di Lavaredo natural park. The iconic towers of Tre Cime can be photographed from almost any angle and we’ll spend sunrises and afternoons exploring the trails from the viewpoints over the jagged peaks of Cadini di Misurina to the area around Rifugio Locatelli in the north of the park.
Our third base is in Misurina, in the eastern part of the region from where we can explore the amazing and most photographed lakes of the Dolomites. The Lago di Braies, Lago di Adorno, the Misurina lake of course and also the Passo Giau, from where we can have a view of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites.
Early June is a great time to visit the Dolomites with sunny days and crisp nights but the height of the tourist season isn’t at its peak yet, with fewer people on the trails leaving the locations much quieter and more peaceful.
This tour is limited to 6 participants, and like all our workshops is designed to ensure that you can focus on photography while we take care of everything else. From the ideally located and comfortable accommodation, great food and of course a tour that’s structured to maximize your opportunities to get great images whilst improving your skills as a photographer. We combine all our photographic knowledge, location know-how and mountain experience to get you to some of the Dolomite’s most beautiful locations in the best light, and in the field we’re on hand to provide as much support, advice or guidance as you want.
(price is for double room with bathroom, single occupancy +400€)
Amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers.
EASY MOUNTAIN LEVEL – Most of our locations are situated along roadsides or can be reached by walking a few kilometers on well-maintained trails. However, it’s important to note that we are immersed in the natural environment, so a good level of mobility is absolutely necessary.
Landscape photography and shooting in unforgettable mountain locations
Two professional photographers & guides who know the area
Local transportation to and from the locations
All park entrance fees
Theory input sessions on composition and image quality
Post-processing workshops in Lightroom and Photoshop, with screen recordings which the participants can keep.
All accommodation in excellent hotels
All breakfast and dinners
Airport transfer to/from Venice Marco Polo
Lunches, snacks or alcoholic drinks
Flights to and from Italy
We visit the Dolomites by basing ourselves at three locations. We stay first at Alpe di Siusi, then Tre Cime and finally Misurina. Our time within those dates is flexible so we can decide which locations to visit while we’re there depending on the local weather and conditions. We will however ensure that we visit all of the locations in each area.
Over the years we’ve been running workshops in the Dolomites we’ve refined our daily itinerary to give plenty of recovery time. We understand that over the course of a workshop fatigue can accumulate leaving people with less energy at the end of the trip, so we ensure that after each morning session people have at least 3 hours downtime during which they can either rest, upload their images to their computers or have a walk around the local area (our hotels are located in some beautiful spots).
At this time of year the sunrise is around 5:20 and sunset around 21h.
Our time here is flexible and can vary depending on weather and light, but we’ll make sure we shoot all of the locations in the area:
- Passo Giau
- Lago di Braies
- Lago di Adorno
- Lago di Misurina
You’ll be picked up from Venice Marco Polo Airport at 12h30 and transferred to our first base in Misurina area.
By staying at this area we have close access to both the Lago di Adorno and the Misurina lake of course. Passo Giau and Lago di Braies are also very close with the car.
Our stay here will be in a 4 star hotel located on the Misurina, and we’ll eat our meals at the hotel, which serves really spectacular food.
The first afternoon will be spent shooting at Misurina. The sunset is around 21:00, so we’ll have plenty of time to explore and find nice locations that will provide great compositions. After the shoot, we will have dinner at our hotel, which offers some of the best pasta you’ve ever tasted.
The first morning will be spent shooting at Lago di Adorno, which is very close and offer great photo opportunities during the sunrise. After the shooting we’ll have breakfast at our hotel.
During our stay here me and my brother Stelios will make time to give some talks on compositional theory and image quality to give participants food for thought for the rest of the workshop.