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Immerse yourself in the heart of the Dolomites on this 7-day summer photography workshop to Italy!
July is a wonderful time to visit this alpine region, when the days are warm and the mountains are alive with the vibrant colours of the summer season. This is when wildflowers bloom and the wilderness of the surrounds take on an incredibly enchanting atmosphere.
Over seven exciting days, you'll capture the jagged peaks of expansive Dolomites mountain range, where picturesque and panoramic views reign supreme. Along the way, you'll encounter lush green forests, rolling meadows and pastures, charming villages, as well as stunning lakes that look like they belong only in travel magazines.
Throughout the tour, you'll be accompanied by an expert photography guide – Bruno Pisani. He knows the area like the back of his hand, so you can be sure that you'll experience all of the best locations during this journey. Not only will he keep an eye on the conditions but he'll get you to the all of the right places at the perfect times to take advantage of the gorgeous summer light. He'll also provide you with a range of post-processing masterclasses and feedback sessions, which will help you to elevate your photography skills to a higher level.
If you're looking for an exciting summer getaway to one of the most inspiring locations in the world, then this seven day photography workshop to the Dolomites is for you! Do not miss out on the chance to capture this alpine paradise. Check availability by choosing a date.
Once the group has gathered, we'll set off on our adventure into the heart of the Dolomites. Please ensure that you bring a packed lunch along with you, as there will not be much time to stop along the way.
The drive to the Dolomites will take us a few hours, though the journey will be worth it. We'll arrive at our sunset location, Passo Rolle and Baita Segantini, a little ahead of time. This high mountain pass provides spectacular views of the Italian Alps, looming over the grassy fields. Your guide will go through the many compositions to be found in this beautiful, mountainous terrain, before you capture your very first images of the day.
Once the sun has set, you'll continue to drive for another hour, until you arrive at your hotel near Lake Carezza. You'll check in to your hotel, whereupon there will be some time to freshen up before meeting again as a group in the evening for a well-deserved dinner. Over dinner, you'll have time to get to know one another a little better as your guide goes over the itinerary for the days ahead.
After a hearty morning meal, we'll pack up our belongings and check out as we continue our journey to Ortisei in Val Gardena. The scenery here is incredible, with mountain peaks all around. We'll make this our base for the next few days, as we explore the many photographic opportunities to be found surrounding this little village.
Our sunset shoot will be at the church of Santa Magdalena in Villnöß, with the jagged Odle mountain peaks in the background. This medieval church makes for a charming sight beneath the golden afternoon sunlight.
Once again, you'll rise early to catch the sunrise – this time, over the rolling green valley of Seiser Alm. This location is legendary and makes for some epic sunrise shots, with charming huts in the foreground and absolutely stunning views of the Sassopiatto, Schlern and Rosengarten peaks as a backdrop.
After breakfast, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast, before making our way to Seceda at the top of a ski lift. From the summit, we'll be treated to panoramic views of the mountains of South Tyrol, as we enjoy the wonderful alpine atmosphere.
Later in the afternoon, we'll take a scenic drive to Passo delle Erbe (Würzjoch), a mountain pass where we'll capture the last light of the day as the sun sets over the Dolomites.
We'll then continue the journey onwards to Cortina d'Ampezzo. Situated in the heart of the southern Alps, this town is absolutely brimming with culture. It's the perfect place to be based for the next few days as we immerse ourselves in the mountainous landscape.
Our sunset session will be at Lago Limides, a beautiful glacial lake near Passo di Falzerego. The views here are quite romantic. If the waters are still, then we'll have the perfect chance to capture the Tofana di Rozes mountain range reflected in the lake.
After sunrise, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter, there will be some time to rest and go over our photos together, before we have lunch in the afternoon. After lunch will be one of the major highlights of our trip – a visit to the famous, awe-inspiring peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Drei Zinnen). These colossal pinnacles take a little effort to reach. We'll embark upon an easy hike of approximately 1.5 hours duration until we reach the perfect spot to capture the peaks at sunset. If conditions are favourable, then we'll stick around to photograph the Milky Way rising over the peaks at night.
Thereafter, we'll return to the hotel for breakfast and settle in for some post-processing time. This will be a good chance for you to seek feedback on your images from your guide and your fellow travellers, as well as to work on developing your editing skills.
In the afternoon, we'll head out for a sunset shoot at Passo Giau, a mountain pass that offers wonderful views of the many peaks in the area, lit up by the golden glow of the sun.
From there, we'll begin the long journey back to Venice. The drive will take us approximately 3 hours. Your guide will drop you back off at Venice airport no earlier than 13:00, where you'll be able to catch your flight home or onwards to your next destination. If you will be flying out of Venice on this day, then we kindly ask you to schedule your flights for after 16:00, taking into account any possible delays.
20-26 Jul 2021: Guided by Daniel Kordan & Iurie Belegurschi
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.
Born in Moldova, Iurie developed an interest in photography from an early age after his uncle converted the family bathroom into a darkroom.
Iurie moved to Iceland in 2006. Drawn in by the incredible light and landscapes, he began traveling the country, with the camera in hand, in search of inspiration and honing his skills. Continually winning awards in international photography competitions, his images have been published and put on display in a number of leading publications and exhibitions.
In 2012 Iurie founded Iceland Photo Tours, with the ambition of sharing the many wonders Iceland has to offer with passionate photographers from around the world.
After graduating from art school he studied at Moscow’s institute of Physics and Technology, which pointed him toward a career as an optics physicist. During his studies he developed expertise not only in physics, but in mountain climbing and hiking.
He regularly led tourist groups during the holidays through the Russian mountains. Right after graduation he became a guide of photo workshops and chief editor of Continent Expedition magazine, a publication about travel and adventures all over the world.
Daniel has received several awards in photography: Golden Turtle’ 13 Nature nomination winner, National Geographic Russia contest 2013 and 2014 finalist, Best of Russia ’13 and ’14 winner, Best Photographer ’13 finalist, among others. He currently spends most of his time in Norway, scouring the Lofoten islands and in Tuscany, guiding groups of keen photographers.