For this workshop, we're venturing to one of our favourite parts of Italy: The Dolomites! This majestic mountain range is one of the most beautiful parts of Europe for landscape photography and provides a host of photographic opportunities.
Join us on a 6-day photographic adventure around the Italian Alps. With their alpine lakes, lush valleys, jagged snow-capped peaks (twenty of which rise above 3000 metres) it’s easy to see why these mountains are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lago di Braies, Tre Cime, and Alpe Di Siusi are just three of the monumental spots we’ll be hitting.
As three experienced photographers & travellers we know this region well, and with short drives to our favourite locations, constant dedicated personal instruction from each one of us, and only 10 participants taking part, we will help you hone your photography skills and have an incredible experience at the same time.
We’ll show you everything you need to know about your camera and its settings — whether it’s a smartphone, DSLR, or mirrorless. You’ll learn how to photograph these amazing landscapes in all light, include sunrise and sunset, and we’ll furnish you with all the tips and tricks needed to edit your images like a pro!
A workshop for everyone
This is an ideal workshop for any skill level — whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro, this fantastic trip around the Dolomites will enrich your photographic experience.
What’s more, if there’s anything specific you want to learn or improve with your own photography, we can help. Just let us know what you want to work on ahead of time and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs!
Full-day adventures, every day, with different aspects of landscape photography.
Hands-on, personal instruction at every location, no matter what level you are.
You’ll learn how to photograph these amazing landscapes in all light, including sunrise and sunset.
Our teaching is tailored to you and includes everything from basic camera settings and composition to panoramas, sunrise & sunset photography and, if weather permits, star photography.
Our post-processing workflows in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC and more advanced techniques like exposure blending in Adobe Photoshop CC. Try out the Adobe Photography bundle if you don't already have it.
Dolomites Photography Workshop Dates to be announced Fitness Level: Moderate
£2500 GBP per-person (£2300 early bird!) Payment in full or via a payment plan. See below for details!
Saturday 28th Oct
10am We'll pick you up from the airport and make sure you're all set for the week ahead.
Arrival Day: transfer to our accommodation deep in the Dolomites.
Introduction: Walk through the week’s plan, check our gear and research the weather conditions.
Answer any questions you have and run through some photography tips and techniques.
Opportunity to shoot before dinner
Sun 29th Oct – Wed 1st Nov
We’ll spend the week exploring the lakes and mountains, and start shooting the majestic scenery.
Sunrise and sunset shoots (weather permitting).
Visits to some of our favourite photography locations around the Dolomites including: Lago di Braies, Church of San Giovanni, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and Alpe Di Siusi.
See lakes, alpine huts, mountains, picturesque churches, forests and more!
Each day we'll have a mix of shooting and editing tutorials, with the freedom to adapt if the weather changes!
Instagram Workshop: whether you already have an Instagram feed or would like to start one, in this session we will show you how to grow your profile/brand on Instagram with everything you will need to know!
Thursday 2nd Nov
We’ll spend the day reviewing and processing the amazing images you’ve taken, and head out for a final location shoot!
Our final day!
More post-processing of our images taken over the last few days.
A chance for 1-on-1 portfolio reviews and advice.
Final location shoot.
Farewell dinner and drinks!
Friday 3rd Nov
Departure day is Friday 3rd Nov.
Transfer back to Venice airport, arriving late afternoon.
Interested in joining us? Here’s what you’ll need to know.
The Dolomites contain some of the most picturesque places in Italy, from rugged mountain terrain to quaint villages and iconic churches. We'll travel around and show you some of our favourite locations!
What to bring
The landscapes are amazing, but the weather can change due to elevation. Here are just some of the things you’ll need:
Camera and lenses (contact us for any advice needed on lenses)
Batteries and memory cards
ND filters for daytime shooting (recommended)
Appropriate outdoor clothing (full wet-weather gear: jacket and trousers, hiking boots, thermal clothing if you feel the cold!)
Photography competition with a chance to win a free 1-year Portfolio account with SmugMug!
What’s Not Included
Air fare to and from Marco Polo / Treviso (The region's local airports)
Some evening meals
Visa costs (if applicable)
Travel & medical insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
How is payment handled?
We use a third-party service called Billetto. This not only allows us secure online transactions, but we can accept numerous forms of payment. We also accept PayPal or bank transfer (email to discuss) — whatever suits you best!
What type of accommodation should I expect?
We'll be staying at the Hotel Post Gries in Bolzano and the Hotel Aquila in Cortina D’Ampezzo, both 3* hotels, so that we're always close to the shooting locations. You'll have your own room, which can be upgraded to double use if you require it. Contact us for details!
What about flights?
Flights to and from Italy are not included, so shop around for the best deal (as always, the earlier you book, the better). There are two airports that serve the area best are Marco Polo and Treviso. Flight times vary. Let us know if you have any questions. If you feel you want to come early to get the best flights please let us know and we can help and advise.
What if the weather is bad?
With so many mountains and changes in elevation, the weather can sometimes be unpredictable. There is the chance of snow storms on the higher reaches, but snow-capped mountains really add to the photographic beauty of this area! If it gets too bad, we will have a Plan B in the case of extremely severe (unsafe) weather, involving food and post-processing and shooting techniques. We never stop learning!
What skill levels do you teach?
We teach everyone from beginners to advanced photographers. Even if you don’t have a DSLR, we can help you get the best out of whatever camera you bring along (get in touch if you have any gear-specific questions prior to booking).
What fitness level do I need for this trip?
Moderate. We will be doing some light hikes above 2500m. The hikes, despite uneven ground, are not difficult; however, due to the altitude, we are rating them as moderate. This means that a reasonable level of fitness will be required. Participants should be comfortable carrying their own camera gear, snacks, and foul weather gear, for two hours while walking/hiking.
What if I need more information?
Feel free to contact us with any queries that you may have. Once you are registered, we will send out an information pack prior to the workshop with more details.