Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop

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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.

Included

All transfers
Lodging (based on twin occupancy)
Meals
Instruction and masterclasses by an expert photography guide

Activities

Hiking
Sight Seeing
Photo Tours
Photo Workshop

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 1

Arrival

You'll arrive to Venice (Marco Polo) airport, where you'll be picked up by your photo guide at around 12pm noon. Venice is a beautiful city, so you may choose to arrive a few days earlier, giving you time to enjoy its many attractions before the tour begins. If you do choose to arrive earlier, then our photo guide can pick you up at Bolzano train station instead.

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.

Day 2
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 2

Carezza Lake, Val di Funes

On the morning of day two, you'll rise early for a sunrise session at the edge of Lago di Carezza (Karersee in German). Tinted a beautiful shade of emerald green, this small alpine lake is sometimes described as the 'rainbow lake', for the gorgeous colours that it takes on beneath the summer sunlight. We'll take our time capturing it surrounded by enchanting woodlands, before making our way back to the hotel for breakfast.

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.

Day 3
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 3

Seiser Alm, Seceda, Passo delle Erbe

Day three is going to be filled with breathtaking sights, so be prepared for a full day out and about in the glorious nature of the Dolomites!

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.

Day 4
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 4

Passo Gardena, Cortina, Limides Lake

This day sees us heading out for an early sunrise session at Passo Gardena, a high mountain pass that offers spectacular panoramic views of the Sella mountain range. Once the sun has risen, we'll return to our hotel for breakfast, before packing our belongings and checking out.

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.

Day 5
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 5

Cinque Torri, Tre Cime

On day five, we'll get up early in the morning to drive towards Rifugio Scoiattoli, a mountain hut situated on the ski slopes right by the small rock formation known as Cinque Torri. Translated to mean 'five towers', these spectacular wonders of nature make for extraordinary compositions in the morning light. It is one of the most scenic locations for photography in the Dolomites, so no doubt you'll end up with a plethora of beautiful images.

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.

Day 6
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 6

Lago di Braies, Passo Giau

On day six, we'll have a morning sunrise session at Lago Di Braies (Pragser Wildsee), an alpine lake that shimmers bright blue beneath the sunlight. If it is calm, then we'll have the perfect opportunity to capture reflections of the mountains in the background. Even if there is wind, it will still make for a picturesque sight, with many beautiful boats moored in the spectacular waters.

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.

Day 7
Summer in Dolomites | 7 Day Photo Workshop - day 7

Departure

This will be the final day of our photography tour in the Dolomites. We'll rise early for a sunrise shoot at Lago d'Antorno, a dreamy lake where we'll be able to take in the tranquil views of the Dolomites for one last time. Thereafter, we'll return to our hotel for breakfast and pack our belongings, checking out at 10:00.

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.

Departure Schedule

20-26 Jul 2020 – Guided by Bruno Pisani

Disclaimer

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.

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Bruno Pisani

Bruno Pisani

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Born in 1997, Bruno Pisani is a Landscape Photographer and Timelapse Videomaker based in the North East of Italy. 

He started taking pictures in the mountains since he was a child, and started developing a personal vision that became more personal and intimate over the years and turned into a full time job. Growing up in an Alpine region close to the Dolomites, this is his daily playground, but he's also starting to widen his portfolio with several trips around the world, such as Iceland, Faroe and Lofoten Islands. 

His photographic style combines both wide and vast scenes as well as intimate tele-lens shots with foggy and misty conditions. Bruno believes that photography is a combinations of many factors: adventure, exploration, camping. That's why he's always looking for new and unspoiled locations to scout and bring to life with his images.

Born in 1997, Bruno Pisani is a Landscape Photographer and Timelapse Videomaker based in the North East of Italy. 

He started taking pictures in the mountains since he was a child, and started developing a personal vision that became more personal and intimate over the years and turned into a full time job. Growing up in an Alpine region close to the Dolomites, this is his daily playground, but he's also starting to widen his portfolio with several trips around the world, such as Iceland, Faroe and Lofoten Islands. 

His photographic style combines both wide and vast scenes as well as intimate tele-lens shots with foggy and misty conditions. Bruno believes that photography is a combinations of many factors: adventure, exploration, camping. That's why he's always looking for new and unspoiled locations to scout and bring to life with his images.

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