Autumn in Dolomites Photo workshop

Dolomites Photography Workshop

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Size isn’t everything in the world of photography, and although the Dolomites aren’t exactly small, this cluster of jagged peaks is more about form, about stature of a different kind. This autumn photography tour bears witness to a mountain range that’s a work of art in itself. The Dolomites are a unique piece of natural architecture, and are even thought to have been included in the background of one of the most famous paintings of all time, The Mona Lisa. If these majestic Italian peaks were good enough for Leonardo Da Vinci, they’re good enough for us…

Total price: 3900 USD


From a distance the Dolomites are dramatic and imposing, but as we travel around this scenic part of northeastern Italy, we will discover an area with an unexpected soft side. Under the aggressive peaks peaceful rivers flow through valleys home to charming settlements. Cottages emerge from the mist and still, turquoise lakes lie in the shadows of the mountains.

Clearly, there’s an abundance of opportunities for fantastic photography here! In the autumn light we will venture out to capture the rugged peaks from plenty of angles, while always having an eye on the spectacular scenery all around in this photogenic part of Italy.

Day 1

On the first day of our Dolomites adventure, the group will meet at the airport in Venice. You might want to arrive a few days before to enjoy the city - if so, we can also arrange to pick you up at the train station of Bolzano. Once we’ve all got together in the afternoon, the trip will begin.

From Venice we will drive north towards the Dolomites, arriving in time for an incredible sunset photo shoot at the Passo Rolle and Baita Segantini. Please bring along a lunch with you for the journey, but bear in mind that while the road offers great views, it winds the whole way! As the sun goes down we will capture the mountain landscapes of Passo Rolle, before driving on to our hotel perched near the Carezza lake.

Overnight accommodation in Carezza.

Day 2

As morning views go, the lake of Carezza is pretty hard to beat. I takes the classic combination of jagged mountains and tranquil water to a whole new level, and we’ll be sure to capture it at sunrise. The Carezza sits at the base of the imperious Dolomites and is lined by graceful pine trees.

After an early start we’ll have breakfast at the hotel, before packing up and heading towards our next base: Val di Funes. The area looks like a scene straight out of “The Sound of Music” and, as alpine settlements go, takes some beating. We will spend the next two nights enjoying the sights of St Maddalena, and will have the afternoon and sunset session at St. Johan church and St Maddalena church.

We will eat and stay in the village.

Day 3

On day three the group will enjoy another memorable sunrise shoot, either in the valley of Val di Funes or in Passo delle Erb. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, we’ll take the time to rest, enjoy the views and go through a post-processing tutorial.

After a delicious lunch the plan is to drive to La valle Wengen, to capture a chapel that is in one of the finest photographic locations you will see. After enjoying the dying light of the day and another sunset, we will return to our hotel in Santa Maddalena.

Day 4

Once again, day four will begin with a sunrise shoot in Val di Funes. This time, after eating we will head towards the Alpe di Siusi, Europe’s largest alpine meadow and a popular mountain resort with stunning scenery. In the autumn months the place is quiet and still - perfect for another sunset shoot to remember.

Day 5

On the fifth day of this Dolomites photography tour, the group will rise early to take in the sunrise over the Alpe di Siusi. We will capture the panoramic landscapes and imperious peaks as the sun touches them for the first time. If we’re lucky, the crisp autumn morning will leave the area covered in blanket of misty, so we can shoot the valley as it emerges for the day ahead. After breakfast the plan is to head off the plain and on towards the eastern part of Dolomites. There we will find Tre Cime, the most famous three peaks in all of Italy, and the mountains that best express the Dolomites reputation as a place of unique natural architecture.

For the following three nights we will stay at Cortina D’Ampezzo.

Day 6

Our sunrise location on day six will be Cinque Torri - the five stone towers. After another memorable shoot the group will depart for Rifugio Scoiattoli. There we will find an open-air museum dedicated to Italian troops who fought in World War I.

After another photography workshop we will return to the hotel for breakfast. Our evening shoot will be at the shores of Antorno lake, yet another tranquil body of water with spectacular views of the peaks on the horizon. We will spend the night at Cortina D’Amrezzo.

Day 7

On our final day the group will check out from the hotel at 10am. We should reach Venice airport after midday. There you can catch a plane home or stay for a few days in a city with architecture to match the incredible rock formations we have enjoyed over the past week.

Total Price : 3900 USD per person.
Single Room Supplement: 450 USD
Registration deposit:2000 USD
Special offer: Sign up with a group of 3 or more friends  and receive a 200 USD discount each !
Maximum Number of Participants: 12
Payment in Full: 90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

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After you signup, we’ll send you a recommended camera gear and packing list. Please pay special attention to things that we say are absolutely required.
  • All transfers.
  • Lodging, meals.
  • Instruction and master classes by two professional guides
Not included:
  • Airfare
  • Visas (if applicable)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.


We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

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